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Senior Research Manager

Chicago, IL, USA | Jones Lang LaSalle

  • Industry:
    Real Estate
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Marketing
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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We are currently seeking a Senior Research Manager to join our team in Chicago.


Our Sr. Research Manager will support the Chicago Region by providing market intelligence, strategic analysis, and insightful interpretations that make JLL and its clients more effective, competitive, and successful in the real estate marketplace. You will have a data excellence mindset and will have ultimate accountability for data accuracy and completeness for the region. You will manage our team of analysts, senior analysts who are responsible for gathering a variety of commercial real estate data for the region. You will work closely with external research colleagues, brokerage professionals and clients in the local market, as well as with research colleagues throughout the nation within JLL’s Americas Research group. You will manage, advise and train the local research team, and will establish a culture of excellence and team cohesion. You will provide guidance and vision for local research team including establishing business development goals.


What this job involves:


Implement and manage the overall strategic research plan that aligns with Americas research plans and achieves local business objectives

Collaborate at a high level with senior market leadership to execute the research plan

Enjoy the process of training, guiding, and managing research analysts to be experts in data, analytics, and market insights

Expand and improve the research platform, program, output and staff skills

Manage the production of all local research reports and presentations

Develop and share best practice standards between area markets and across the full Americas Research group

Develop strong relationships with internal and external clients and facilitate the use of research as a differentiator including being personally client facing and externally focused on new business efforts

Work with marketing teams and business leaders to position research to contribute to all business development efforts

Understand and manage key resources, local data vendors, and development of effective infrastructure and technology

Maintain intimate and extensive knowledge of the macro and micro factors affecting the marketplace and proactively position research to leverage this knowledge for the business and for clients

Manage the statistical and analytical program for the office, industrial, retail and multifamily markets 

Present regularly to internal teams and clients and present compelling trend and analysis

Analyze and report on the local and regional economy with respect to employment statistics, major company activity, industry trends, and demographic that affect the local real estate market

Be proficient in all research tools and technologies

Sound like you? Before you apply it’s worth knowing what we are looking for:


Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, engineering, urban planning, finance or related field desired

Five or more years in economics, urban planning, commercial real estate research or related field

Command of local markets and business, with good understanding of macro trends and historical perspective

Presentation skills and experience presenting insightful content

High-level analytical skills and problem-solving ability

Proactive and strategic thinker with ability to lead research initiatives, align research with the business, and innovate research output

Ability to effectively and professionally exceed client expectations and positively represent the firm

Ability to multi-task, succeed under pressure and effectively manage time and workload

Management experience and ability to coach newer analysts and lead a team and program

Ability to lead research initiatives in alignment with business and marketing objectives

A desire to work within a diverse, collaborative, and driven professional environment.


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