Senior Analyst

ABOUT US |   HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) is an employee-owned company advising public, private, non-profit, and philanthropic clients on how to increase opportunity and advance quality of life in cities.      

 We believe in creating vital places, building equitable and resilient communities, and improving people’s lives.   

From Brooklyn to London, Medellin to Hong Kong, we have guided hundreds of clients in transforming real estate and economic development concepts, and public infrastructure, first into actionable plans and then into job-producing, community-strengthening assets.     

Our clients include real estate owners and investors, hospitals and universities, cultural institutions and philanthropies, community development organizations, and governments.     

HR&A has offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, and Washington D.C. We come from diverse backgrounds, have a breadth of lived experience, and share a passion for cities. We are former city officials, executive directors, planners, lawyers, architects, and economists.      

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Learn more about careers at HR&A on our website here.   

THE ROLE | We are seeking candidates for a Senior Analyst position based in an HR&A office in Los Angeles, which serve clients nationally. Our analytical staff form the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure and help to drive our data-driven approach to city building. 

HR&A staff are often generalists but have the opportunity to specialize over time. Candidates for this role will be given opportunities to work on a range of projects, with an initial emphasis on Broadband & Digital Equity work. Our Broadband & Digital Equity team serves as an extension of state and local governments’ broadband and digital equity efforts to design and manage large-scale programs to close the digital divide, funded largely by historic investments from the federal government and collaborations with philanthropy. The position provides significant opportunities for growth and diversity within the role as individual project portfolios change. 

Senior Analysts are mid-level professionals with 5 – 8 years of professional experience and own the substance of our client work products. They are responsible for complex modeling and analysis, program design, coordination with partner firms, and preparation of client deliverables and proposals. 

Depending on the project, Senior Analysts may expect their work to include: 

  • supporting project or program management and design 
  • planning and executing strategies and programs to close the digital divide 
  • developing digital products to measure impact and enable communities to locate resources 
  • conducting public policy analysis, market analysis, and case study research 
  • budgeting and financial modeling 
  • conducting community engagement outreach 
  • preparing pro formas for a range of uses and public-private structures 

Senior 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 Research Analysts and Analysts on task assignments and providing training. 

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. Ideal Senior Analysts will bring a demonstrated capacity for leadership, critical thinking, creativity and other capabilities aligned with the roles and responsibilities described above, including: 

  • 5-8 years of professional experience in urban development, public administration, real estate finance, economic consulting, or a similar field. 
  • Demonstrated experience in complex data analysis, including financial modeling, statistical analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, and budgeting. 
  • Proficiency in synthesizing data and presenting findings clearly to internal executive leadership and external clients.  
  • Proven ability to manage and execute multiple projects simultaneously with a high level of precision and attention to detail. 
  • Experience in large-scale program design and management, particularly in areas related to digital equity, broadband infrastructure, or urban development.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience preparing written reports, client presentations, and proposals. 
  • Experience managing project teams, mentoring junior staff, and taking ownership of project deliverables. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as Real Estate, Finance, Urban Planning, Economics, or Public Policy. 
  • Master’s degree in Real Estate Development (MRED), Business Administration (MBA), Urban Planning, Economics, or a related field is preferred. 

HYBRID WORK POLICY | HR&A fosters a collaborative and flexible work environment through our hybrid work policy. Employees work from the office at least two days a week, which allows individuals the freedom to balance their professional and personal lives while maintaining a strong connection to their teams.  

COMPENSATION | Senior Analyst candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, and 5 – 8 years professional experience. The base salary range for this position is $103,000 – $116,800, plus the opportunity for a discretionary year-end bonus. Where an offer falls inside this pay range is dependent on experience.  We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience. We are an employee-owned company, meaning you will have the opportunity to benefit from the firm’s growth over time through participation in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Each year, the firm will contribute funds to this long-term wealth-building account and may make contributions to other retirement accounts. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package that goes well beyond coverage of 90-95% of healthcare premiums, including dental and vision coverage.   

HOW TO APPLY | HR&A is committed to attracting and retaining a talented, diverse, and competitive team of professionals dedicated to solving the challenges of urban life. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.   

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document here. If you have a digital portfolio, include a link within your cover letter. Applications without a cover lever will not be reviewed. 

We ask that you submit 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. Communications”). However, 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.   

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status, or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.   

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