Senior Analyst, Equitable Development

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. We support the creation of new development, transit-oriented-development, and economic development strategies. HR&A also helps clients think about who will benefit from development from the very beginning, and show them how to make more equitable projects, neighborhoods, and cities.

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

HR&A has offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, 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 | We are seeking Senior Analyst candidates to join our Los Angeles office.  The Senior Analyst will be supporting the Economic Development practice and Inclusive Cities practices. We are looking for a candidate who can support real estate and economic development while also embodying our values to create more equitable, resilient and dynamic communities.

THE PRACTICE | HR&A’s Economic Development practice is focused on development, policy and planning that centers the needs of existing residents and businesses. Anchored in analytics and quantitative analysis, the Economic Development practice helps communities to understand market dynamics, pressures and opportunities. We pilot innovative community-focused approaches to replace the traditional analytic approaches that perpetuate inequality with knowledge, strategies and tools that empower low-income residents and businesses to build communities that resonate for them and help them benefit from the fruits of public investment and urban transformation. We craft policies that support wealth building, equitable participation in the workforce and housing stability.

We are focused on building relationships within the public, non-profit and philanthropic sectors to identify opportunities and build HR&A teams that are both excited and committed to empowering communities. Our teams become experts working alongside communities and institutions to develop and implement innovative, equitable approaches, strategies, and tools.

The Senior Analyst role is a mid-level opportunity for professionals with 4-6 years of professional data analytics experience owning and driving the substance of clients’ or stakeholders work products. The Senior Analyst alongside all analytical staff, forms the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure and helps to drive our data-driven approach to city building. Day-to-day tasks range from project to project and often include:

  • market analysis
  • case study research
  • public policy analysis
  • community engagement
  • preparation of economic analysis and real estate 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 prepare firm marketing materials and proposals for new projects. Senior Analysts may often play an informal managerial role, directing Research Analysts and Analysts on project-based task assignments and even providing training support to them.

As individual project portfolios change, the Senior Analyst position provides significant opportunities for growth and diversity within the role..

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; operate like data analysts; and be able to manage multiple assignments at once. They will think independently, act entrepreneurially, and pay attention to the details. Ideal candidates will bring a demonstrated capacity for leadership, experience or interest in real estate transactions and planning, critical thinking, and creativity.

Senior Analyst candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, 4-6 years professional experience, responsible for day-to-day complex modeling and analysis, program design, coordination with partner firms, and preparation of client deliverables and proposals.

COMPENSATION | The annual salary range for this position is $101,000 to $114,500 plus the opportunity for a 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. 

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