Atlanta, Georgia

GIS Specialist 1

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Advisory Segment

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Data & Analytics, Research


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CBRE's Retail Analytics team is looking for a top-tier GIS professional to deliver unique products and services to support our clients' site selection process. The ideal candidate will be collaborative, customer service oriented, comfortable presenting in meetings, and enthusiastic about working with clients, sales professionals and other team members to deliver best of class services. Hyper creativity and enthusiasm for GIS is an absolute must.

Our Retail Analytics team is leading the industry in innovation and imaginative solutions for Retail-centric clients. We offer employees access to the best data, technology, training and mentorship in the business. Our culture is fast-paced, supportive and one where the right individual can thrive and grow exponentially.


  • Individuals in this role apply advanced GIS concepts towards exceptional client CRE outcomes while focusing on CBRE's Retail clients.
  • Has advanced training in GIS and is subject matter expert for Retail. Uses software to produce highly custom deliverables which may include maps, Esri-based applications, and other related content.
  • Supports management with the education and training of the team on our proprietary systems and the way our mapping platform is/can be leveraged. Maintains a library of products and serves as go-to for troubleshooting and handling of issues when the need arises.
  • The role includes a responsibility to provide geospatial data visualization capabilities to analysts, sales professionals, and clients with a variety of backgrounds to sort through the noise of massive data-sets and enable smart CRE decisions.


  • Develops specialized, web-based and static print, location intelligence deliverables, using a combination of analytic, programming, data management, and graphic design skills. Researches and obtains accurate market data for Retail.
  • Works with our Retail Analytics team to create and deliver customized services and reports for our paid services.
  • Uses insights and experienced gained through working with our clients to collaborate with GIS Specialist 2 and Management to continually evolve current retail focused CRE products as well as innovate the next generation of deliverables.
  • Assists with the design and implementation of tools, templates, and workflows for scalable use of products by GIS production staff.
  • Serves as a formal mentor for a team of GIS Professionals. Displays mastery in their respective GIS- related discipline while also having proficiency in all other aspects of Location Intelligence.
  • Speaks to and sells Location Intelligence stories and solutions directly to clients. Crafts solutions for client challenges by weighing all factors to produce the highest quality deliverable, weighed against time constraints, and advises a course of action that balances these opposing forces. This may include participation in sales pitches or web-based demos.
  • Manages quality assurance for projects of advanced levels of difficulty. Automates standardized processes to improve team efficiency. Troubleshoots system errors and inefficiencies through general GIS and analytical processes.
  • Consults with account and project management professionals along with all involved parties to define project requirements, investigate various approaches, and define specialized outcomes to deliver exceptional deliverables.
  • May focus on identifying new sources of geospatial data, both local and national. Creates best-in-class workflows on usage of these datasets, and responsible for testing and evaluating the new data sources. Serves as a resource to others in explaining approaches to data management and extraction.
  • May be responsible for the ongoing updates of vendor GIS application data feeds. Focuses on how to simplify and continuously improve on extraction processes so the team may work more efficiently/effectively.
  • Supports the implementation and messaging of specific Retail Analytics products, as well as provides technical assistance in creating training documentation and end user resources.
  • May maintain, manage and update the GIS team Data Library, and helps to resolve emerging problems on different projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 6+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor's degree in Geography or a related degree is preferred.

At least 5+ years of experience working with GIS Technology is required.

Relevant experience integrating enterprise databases with GIS technology may also be preferred.


Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) or related certifications preferred.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.


Requires intermediate knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages. Advanced understanding of statistics helpful.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.


  • Ability to manage a heavy workload focused on a single line of business or area of focus. In this role, you can juggle and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines at once.
  • Mastery in the ArcGIS Suite, the Adobe Creative Suite and/or the specific software required for their team and/or area of focus.
  • Familiarity with using large datasets, database design, and tools to manipulate them (Python, R, SQL)
  • Ability to author Esri Python toolboxes as Python site packages.
  • Knowledge of CRE preferred and the ability to work with complex mathematical concepts and apply operations such as linear and regression formula and other standardized industry modeling concepts is preferred.
  • Familarity with front-end development environments; Javascript (Vue, JQuery, Lodash, etc), HTML5, and CSS3 a plus, but not required.


Decisions made with understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Responsible for setting own project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.

Atlanta, Georgia

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