Senior Analyst, Real Estate Advisory and Operations

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 more equitable and resilient communities, and improving people’s lives.

From Brooklyn to Los Angeles, we have guided hundreds of clients in transforming real estate and economic development concepts, and public infrastructure, first into actionable plans 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, New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Raleigh, and Dallas. 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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THE OPPORTUNITY | HR&A’s Knowledge Economy Practice is rapidly growing its embedded management work, which involves assisting innovation districts and knowledge communities by offering strategic guidance and bolstering staff capacity through operations, analytical, and implementation support. This position will primarily support real estate development advisory and day-to-day operations for one of the most significant, non-profit led, real estate projects in the Southeast. This transformative project includes over $100 million in investments and will connect higher education and industry through a variety of public-private partnerships leading to the development of office, lab, civic and other mixed-use elements. Knowledge of the Atlanta market and prior real estate development experience is strongly preferred.

THE PRACTICE | HR&A’s Knowledge Economy Practice brings over 45 years of cumulative direct experience leading universities and innovation districts, a body of work that gives us invaluable insights into the development and operations of innovation ecosystems. The Knowledge Economy Practice creates and implements strategies that respond to current trends in innovation, economic development, real estate strategies and

financing structures, and enhances operations to expand the research enterprise and industry relations for our clients.

THE ROLE | HR&A’s Knowledge Economy Practice is seeking a Senior Analyst to assist in providing embedded management services to our clients, with a focus on providing real estate development advisory and overseeing day-to-day operations for a project in the Atlanta region. This role will be based in our Atlanta office. The Senior Analyst will work closely with Partners, Principals, Directors, and Analytic staff in the Knowledge Economy Practice across all HR&A’s offices.

Senior Analysts are mid-level professionals with 4-6 years of professional experience and own the substance of our client work products. Day-to-day tasks range from project to project and often include:

· preparation of real estate pro formas for a range of uses, public-private structures, and land valuation

· demographic, economic, and market analysis

· case study research

· non-profit governance and board management

· econometric modeling

· community and stakeholder engagement

· project coordination with consultant teams, and

· collaboration with external partners

Senior Analysts also help prepare written reports, presentations in PowerPoint, and Excel models for clients, engage with internal and external partners and clients directly to move forward collaborative work streams. They also often play a managerial role, directing Research Analysts and Analysts on task assignments and even providing training.

The position provides significant opportunities for growth and diversity within the role as individual project portfolios change.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | Successful candidates will bring strong analytical, project management, and relationship management capabilities aligned with the roles and responsibilities described above, including:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate, Construction Management, Finance, Planning or another related field.

· Master’s in Real Estate Development (MRED), Business Administration (MBA), Construction/Project Management, or Planning is a plus.

· 4-5 years of experience in Real Estate Development or Construction Management, preferably within the Atlanta region.

· Experience or interest in real estate development and economic development practices, including knowledge of general real estate principles and financial modeling, incentives, industry analysis, supply and demand economics and other demand drivers.

· Experience synthesizing data and crafting a compelling narrative.

· Experience presenting to internal senior leadership and external clients.

· Demonstrated capacity for leadership.

· Demonstrated critical thinking skills and ability to be creative and think on the spot.

COMPENSATION | The annual salary range for this position is $101,000 to $114,500 plus opportunity for year-end bonus. Where an offer falls inside the 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 Options 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, dental and vision coverage.

HOW TO APPLY | HR&A is committed to attracting and retaining a talented, diverse, 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 at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 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. 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.

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. For more information, please contact us at Please do not call regarding this position.