Walnut Creek, California

Job Title

Research Analyst

Job Description Summary

The Research Analyst is responsible for supporting the development of local research output and thought leadership. Specifically, this position provides support for gathering and analyzing local market data and interpreting this information to identify trends in the market. The output of the analysis is used to produce research deliverables to be included in pitch and/or proposal materials and reflects various market dynamics. The Analyst is also accountable for accurate and proactive maintenance of proprietary and third-party databases with local market data, as well as pulling data from said systems to support thought leadership and forecast development. This position is not specific to a service line but may specialize by property type.

This position will support our East Bay markets and will be physically located either in our San Francisco, Oakland or Walnut Creek offices. Some travel between these offices will be required.

Job Description


  • Manages research database(s)
    • Proactively and routinely updates and maintains property databases
    • Compiles quarterly statistics and run database audits
  • Participates in development of local requests for research information including market stats and analysis for prospecting, pitch and/or proposal materials
  • Trains and orients core business units and administrative assistants on research products, databases and services
  • Analyzes data, compiles and writes (or assists in writing) quarterly reports
  • Assists in forecasting and economic outlook information for clients


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-3 years’ experience in real estate industry or business
  • Professional acumen, demonstrated interest in commercial real estate
  • Experience in data entry/data management and time series analysis/forecasting
  • Verbal communication/ articulate/ polished: strong oral and written communication skills
  • Connection/relationship building
  • Adaptability/change/fast pace: ability to plan, organize, prioritize and manage processes in a fast-changing environment
  • Team player/collaboration
  • Accountability/ownership
  • Resourcefulness/initiative: ability to successfully resolve problems with minimal direction
  • Work ethic/grit: proactively gather data and confirm accuracy; tenacity to go above and beyond
  • Intellectual curiosity: desire to invest time and energy in CRE knowledge
  • Database operation: ability to efficiently and accurately update and audit data
  • Attention to detail
  • Advanced Excel skills
Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative​ Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without  regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Walnut Creek, California

Veterans at Cushman & Wakefield will find challenging and rewarding work directly related to their skills and talents. Just as importantly, they will find a camaraderie among the brothers and sisters, peers and leaders who support their distinct needs as well as a culture that honors and respects their contributions in the military and in our organization. Veterans hold positions throughout our organization, from our executive leadership to the front line. Our Veterans Initiative Program infuses leadership into our efforts to attract, engage and recognize our nation’s men and women who bear the honor of service in our Armed Forces.

We’re a world-class commercial real estate services company who puts our customers at the center of everything we do.  But to you, the veteran or transitioning service member, this means that we have amazing opportunities in project and property management, through facility engineering and skilled trades, to corporate services – and quite possibly everything in between.


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