We’re on a mission to improve people’s lives in cities. Join us.

 

 

Our Work

 

Our projects range in scale from buildings to neighborhoods, public parks to infrastructure systems, program design and management to policy development and implementation in cities across the country and around the world.

 

We care about improving the quality of urban life, and we are increasingly focused on the challenges of inclusivity, infrastructure, and technological innovation in cities. We advance public-private development projects and policy initiatives that improve economic, environmental, and social outcomes for communities of all sizes.

 

 

Our Culture

 

We are former public servants, urban planners, designers, city officials, activists, real estate developers and economists. We create value for our clients by integrating multiple disciplines and leading teams with architects, engineers, lawyers, community organizers, and other specialists.

 

Nearly everything we do is a team effort, internally, with other professional services firms, and clients. Collaboration, trust, and integrity are important components of our culture. This sense of team extends to our ownership structure: we are 100% employee-owned.

 

Our staff is data-driven, creative, and dedicated. We work hard because we love what we do. We also play hard! HR&A supports our employees – we have an intramural soccer team, host days of service and support social outings among our staff.

 

We believe in and support our employees’ growth and advancement. Many of the firm’s senior leaders started off as analysts. Within our collaborative work environment employees learn new skills and earn additional responsibilities. In addition to a supportive work environment, HR&A offers an annual stipend to assist in professional development.

 

HR&A values a diverse workforce where we benefit from different life experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to maintaining a workplace free of discrimination, sexual harassment or other harassment based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship, immigration status, ancestry, age, medical condition, physical or mental disability or perceived disability, genetic information or characteristic, military or veteran status, political affiliation, marital status, reproductive choices, sexual orientation, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, gender transition, pregnancy, childbirth and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), or any other category or characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

 

HR&A is committed to building a diverse workforce while centering issues of equity and inclusion in the work that we do. In 2020, we laid out our commitment to Anti-Racism and convened an Anti-Racism Task Force to lead the development of internal equity initiatives and strategies to more effectively incorporate equity into our client work.

 

 

COVID and Remote Work

 
We believe our employees thrive in a team atmosphere. However, given the ongoing pandemic, we are supportive of and accommodating remote work requests. Currently all our offices are closed for the safety of our staff and communities. When conditions allow for a safe reopening, all in-person office work will continue to be voluntary through August 2021. Beyond that time, we will work with individuals regarding remote work requests.

 

 

Benefits

 

We often like to think that the greatest benefit of working at HR&A is our project work – it’s our dedication to delivering meaningful improvements to the built environment and urban life that drives our desire to come to work each morning and travel to clients around the world. We also offer competitive salaries, year-end bonuses, and a range of benefits to individuals and their families:

 

Wealth-building

We are an employee-owned company that cares about the long-term. All full-time employees are eligible to participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan, and we also make contributions to individually-managed 401(k) retirement accounts. HR&A has company paid Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance. Employees can elect coverage of additional insurance coverage.

 

Healthcare

We cover 90-95% of medical and dental insurance premiums for you and your family, with multiple plans to choose from, including premium plans with coverage for a range of non-standard services.

 

Family Planning

We cover 90-95% of medical and dental insurance premiums for you and your family, with multiple plans to choose from, including premium plans with coverage for a range of non-standard services.

 

Flexible Benefits

Employees have access to a variety of tax-free spending accounts, including flexible spending accounts for healthcare, childcare and other dependent care, and public transit.

 

Wellness

We sponsor employees’ annual bikeshare memberships so you can get around town in a hurry, healthfully; in places not as bike-friendly, we also cover parking or other public transit expenses.

 

Professional Development

We believe in the continual education and growth of our talent. We train staff in real estate finance, economic and social impact, spatial analysis and more, host talks with urban development leaders, and sponsor staff participation in conferences and professional development events and networks. HR&A offers an annual stipend for continued professional development.

 

Time Off

Employees have at least 20 days of paid time off each year, in addition to paid sick leave.
 

Travel

Staff at all levels have opportunities to travel between our five offices and to project sites, allowing us all to experience communities and cultures across the country and around the world firsthand. Note: Until the pandemic is under control, all business travel is prohibited.

 

 

Offices

 

We take pride in our office spaces – they’re designed by award-winning architects and located in some of the most vibrant neighborhoods of New York City, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Raleigh, and Dallas. Meetings in and around nearby parks and over coffee in neighborhood coffeeshops are daily occurrences.

 

 

 

Open Positions

 
Research Analyst / Analyst / Senior Analyst
 

About HR&A

HR&A is an industry-leading consulting firm that provides strategic advisory services for clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, focused on solving the most complex challenges facing cities today. We care about improving the quality of urban life, and we are increasingly focused on the challenges of equitable development, inclusivity, infrastructure, and technological innovation in cities as we advance projects that improve social, economic, and environmental outcomes.
 
We are former public servants, urban planners, economists, and real estate developers. Our projects win awards due to our ability to integrate disparate disciplines for our clients, and we often lead teams with engineers, architects, lawyers, community organizers, and other specialists.
 
HR&A is proud to be an employee-owned company, and is committed to building a diverse workforce while centering issues of equity and inclusion in the work that we do. In 2020, we convened an Anti-Racism Task Force to lead the development of internal equity initiatives and strategies to more effectively incorporate equity into our client work.
 

About The Role(s)

We are seeking Research Analyst, Analyst, and Senior Analyst candidates to join our growing team. Our analytical staff form the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure, and help to drive our data-driven approach to city building. We will be hiring for the following locations across our offices: Washington DC, Atlanta, Los Angeles, NYC, and Dallas.
 
Research Analyst: an entry-level position for professionals with a passion for urban development and policy and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities today. Day-to-day tasks range from project to project, and often include market analysis; case study research; community engagement; demographic analysis; power mapping; econometric modeling; preparation of real estate pro formas for a range of uses and public-private structures; and public policy analysis. Research Analysts also help prepare written reports, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel models for clients, as well as firm marketing materials and proposals for new projects. Strong writing and graphics competencies are important.
 
Analysts and Senior Analysts: own the substance of our client work products. Day-to-day tasks range from project to project, and often include market analysis; case study research; econometric modeling; community engagement; preparation of real estate pro formas for a range of uses and public-private structures; and public policy analysis. Analysts also help prepare written reports, presentations in PowerPoint, and Excel models for clients, as well as firm marketing materials and proposals for new projects. Senior Analysts often play a managerial role, directing RAs/As on task assignments and even providing training.
 
The positions provide significant opportunities for growth and diversity within the role as individual project portfolios change. HR&A staff are often generalists, but have the opportunity to specialize over time. Many of HR&A’s senior staff started as Research Analysts or Analysts.
 

Experience Required

We are looking for candidates with strong quantitative and qualitative skills, a passion for urban development and policy, and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities today. Our new team members will learn quickly, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; be hyper-organized; and be able to manage multiple assignments at once. They will think independently, act entrepreneurially, and pay attention to the details. Ideal analysts will bring a demonstrated capacity for leadership, critical thinking, and creativity.
 
Research Analyst: Candidates for this position should have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree 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.
 
Analysts and Senior Analysts: 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.
 

Compensation

We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience.
We provide a comprehensive benefits package that goes well beyond coverage of 90-95% of healthcare premiums, dental and vision coverage.
 
We are an employee-owned company, and you will have the opportunity to benefit from the firm’s growth over time through participation in our Employee Stock Options Plan (ESOP). Each year, the firm will contribute funds to this long-term wealth-building account, and may make contributions to other retirement accounts.
 

COVID Measures

We believe our employees thrive in a team atmosphere. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have shifted to a remote work environment for the safety of our employees and our communities. We anticipate returning to the office when conditions safely allow.
 

Application Instructions

To submit an application, please email the following materials to Taylor at tfl@formidable.services, as this hiring process is being managed by Formidable.
 

  • The office location you are applying to (Washington DC, Atlanta, New York City, Los Angeles, or Dallas).
  • The specific role you are applying for (Research Analyst, Analyst, Senior Analyst) — please include in the subject line of your email.
  • A version of your resume that has your school information removed. There is no need to reformat your resume, and you should leave your degree (e.g. “B.A. Economics”). But please remove all undergraduate and graduate school name references. This request is part of our ongoing work to build a hiring system that is free from bias and based on candidate merit and performance in the hiring process.
  • A simple typed document that includes your name, with concise answers to these questions:
  • 1. What excites you about HR&A? (100 words)
    2. Which of your previous work (roles and/or projects) do you think represents evidence that you’d excel at HR&A?
    3. We are excited to learn about the diverse backgrounds candidates bring. What unique personal background or perspective might you bring to our team? (150 words)