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HR&A has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

HR&A is an equal opportunity employer.

Analyst and Research Analyst

New York City, Washington DC, and Los Angeles

POSITION DESCRIPTION | We are seeking Analyst and Research Analyst candidates for a Summer 2015 start date in our New York office, and depending on candidate qualifications and emerging needs, in our offices in Washington DC and Los Angeles.

Analysts and Research Analysts are the foundation of HR&A’s team-oriented, collaborative structure. Tasks may include real estate market analysis; case study research; strategic planning; preparation of real estate pro formas for a range of uses and public-private structures; economic and financial analysis; and public policy analysis. Analysts also help prepare marketing materials, proposals, and client deliverables in the form of written reports, memos, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel models.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | Successful candidates will possess strong skills in both quantitative and qualitative analysis, a passion for urban development and policy, and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities. They must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel, and Word; and the ability to manage multiple assignments at once. Furthermore, candidates should be highly motivated independent thinkers who are detail-oriented, entrepreneurial, and sufficiently poised for client interaction. The most successful candidates will show a capacity for leadership, the ability to think critically and creatively, and potential for professional growth. Specific experience required for each position is as follows:

Research Analyst: Candidates for this entry-level position should have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree by June 2015 with a focus on economics, urban planning, business, public policy, real estate, or other closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with additional work or internship experience in a related field.

Analyst: Candidates should have a Master’s Degree, or a Bachelor’s Degree, with a focus on economics, urban planning, business, public policy, real estate, or other closely related field, and one to three years of relevant full-time experience.

SALARY | Competitive, based on qualifications and experience. HR&A provides a comprehensive benefits package including a full range of health benefits, retirement plan, and paid holidays.

SUBMISSION | Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) to HR&A’s website at http://www.hraadvisors.com/application-form/ by Monday, February 23, 2015. Your file must be named in the following format “LAST NAME.FIRST NAME.DATE.” For more information, please visit www.hraadvisors.com or contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com. Please do not call regarding this position.

First round interviews are anticipated to be conducted during the weeks of March 2nd and March 9th. HR&A may contact candidates for brief phone conversations prior to these interviews.


Program Analyst

Washington, DC

FIRM OVERVIEW | HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) is an industry-leading real estate, economic development and public policy consulting firm. We have provided analytic and advisory services for some of the most complex mixed-use, neighborhood, downtown, campus, and regional development projects across North America and abroad for clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. HR&A is currently part of a consortium selected by the Federal Government to administer the Strong Cities, Strong Communities National Resource Network, (“the Network”) a $10 million initiative to assist economically distressed cities across the U.S. through innovative consulting and advisory services: http://www.nationalresourcenetwork.org/en/home

POSITION DESCRIPTION | We are seeking a Program Analyst to serve as HR&A’s primary analyst and a key manager of HR&A’s participation in the Network. This high profile position will report to senior HR&A staff and collaborate with the senior staff from the other members of the Network consortium. The position will also engage directly with local, state, and federal agency staff with interest in the work of the Network.

The position’s core responsibilities are 1) performing quantitative and qualitative analysis of the economic conditions and challenges present in cities around the country; 2) drafting detailed reports containing such analysis, additional findings from site visits, and proposed scopes of services for assisting cities; 3) participating in site visits to cities to interview local officials and stakeholders and learn firsthand local economic needs and opportunities; 4) supporting city-specific consulting engagements, as part of a team with other HR&A and consortium member staff; 5) managing HR&A’s overall participation in the Network, including budget oversight, expense monitoring and reporting, and advice and assistance as requested by other HR&A staff involved in the activities of the Network.

The position is focused full-time on the Network for a minimum of one year. The Program Analyst may have opportunities to continue after that year full-time on the Network, or take on other HR&A projects, or some combination thereof, based on performance and the needs of the firm.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | Successful candidates will possess strong skills in both quantitative and qualitative analysis with regard to urban economic issues, demographics, real estate and land use development. They must able to provide examples of analytic products produced for clients, internal corporate purposes and/or in graduate degree requirements. Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel, and Word; and the ability to manage multiple assignments at once. Familiarity with demographic and economic data sources, GIS mapping, and economic analysis is highly desired. Candidates must be highly motivated independent thinkers who are detail-oriented, entrepreneurial, and sufficiently poised for client interaction. The most successful candidates will show a capacity for leadership, the ability to think critically and creatively, and potential for professional growth. Candidates should have at least three to five years of experience in an analytic environment related to urban economic development, policy analysis, or local public sector analytic experience in a relevant field and a Master’s Degree. However, considerable experience in a closely-related field may also be substituted for a graduate degree.

SALARY | Competitive, based on qualifications and experience. HR&A provides a comprehensive benefits package including a full range of health benefits, retirement plan, and paid holidays.

SUBMISSION | Please submit a cover letter, resume (maximum of 2 pages), and least one example of relevant written analytic work (no longer than 10 pages) as a single PDF document on the HR&A website at www.hraadvisors.com/application-form. Your file must be named in the following format “LAST NAME.FIRST NAME.DATE.DCSC2”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

HR&A may contact candidates for brief phone conversations prior to inviting candidates to the DC and/or New York office for formal interviews. For more information, please visit www.hraadvisors.com or contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com.

Please do not call regarding this position.