The primary role of the Sr. Director of Retail Research is to ensure that CBRE is the preeminent global thought leader in retail real estate. The ideal candidate will seek opportunities to participate in client meetings, be visible to the real estate community and seek external speaking opportunities, as well as promote the CBRE Research product to the media in partnership with the CBRE Retail Communications leadership. This role is responsible for spearheading the production of retail market analysis and timely white papers addressing market trends.
A second priority area is to ensure that the Research department is strategically aligned with the objectives of the Retail line of business within CBRE, both in the Americas and globally. This role is responsible for proactively connecting with the service lines to lead discussions and generate ideas for the constant improvement of research-related, client facing materials focusing on the retail perspective.
Thirdly, the global head of retail will report to and work closely with the Global Head of Research in managing and leading the broader global Research community within CBRE.
The role will suit someone with the ability and ambition to move from an established national to an international profile.
Lead team of two Retail researcher team members that focus on national and global data capture, reports and trends affecting Retail real estate
Partner with Retail research leads in APAC and EMEA to ensure regional content is aligned with global strategy.
Partner with Retail business leaders within CBRE and the industry
Develop innovative points of view for Retail and incorporate findings into retail presentations and white papers
Develop deep relationships with key Retail clients about market conditions and present at conferences about the state of the Retail market, both in the US and globally
Evaluate processes and tools for developing advanced information and analytics approaches as a key driver of differentiation. Be part of CBRE's evolving digital strategy.
Develop Retail benchmarks; efficiencies, square feet per revenue, etc.
Evaluate opportunities to extract customer relevant insights from existing data
Work collaboratively with other members of the CBRE research team on joint projects where appropriate
World-class presentation skills
Strong leadership skills and influencing skills
Solid understanding of the commercial real estate business, particularly Retail
Prior experience in a Research related function is highly preferred
Knowledge of data management and analytics
Excellent decision-making skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Strong ability to work well under pressure, with multiple/competing deadlines, on various projects
Effective working in a team environment and as an individual
Expert in use of windows applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
A post graduate degree would be preferred
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