Senior Analyst, Housing Finance Transactions

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, 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.   

Hear more about the HR&A experience from our Staff.   

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

THE OPPORTUNITY | HR&A’s Housing Practice is rapidly growing its housing fund and transaction work, which involves helping clients structure funds, develop investment strategies, identify partners and execute transactions. Over the past two years, HR&A has facilitated the deployment of over $1 billion in housing investments from local governments and impact investors across the county.  This position will primarily support the design and implementation of affordable housing funds sponsored by local governments and impact investors including Amazon’s Housing Equity Fund, as well as structuring individual transactions on behalf of landowners and developers. 

THE PRACTICE | HR&A’s Housing Practice works at all levels of the housing ecosystem. We create housing plans and strategies based on local needs and priorities. We design and implement solutions, from inclusionary zoning policies to affordable housing investment funds. And we underwrite and close housing transactions on behalf of public and private sector clients.  This range of work, from planning to deal making, makes us better at designing policies and local housing plans that achieve their goals in practice and at integrating public incentives into individual projects. We enjoy understanding and working with the complexities of the housing market to advance the interests of all community members. 

 THE ROLE | HR&A’s Housing Practice is seeking a Senior Analyst to assist with the structuring, underwriting, and closing of loans and investments in mixed-income and affordable housing developments. This role can be based in our New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, or Raleigh office. The Senior Analyst will work closely with Partners, Principals, Directors and Analytic staff in the Housing Practice across all of HR&A’s offices. Most work will be organized into small teams of three to five members. Teams are comprised of colleagues from across our offices. Day-to-day tasks will include: 

Transaction Management 

  • With minimal supervision from Project Managers, screen, underwrite, and close loans, grants, and investments in mixed-income and affordable housing developments. 
  • Evaluate requests for funding according to funders’ public policy, social impact, and financial feasibility guidelines. Make recommendations to Project Managers and clients on decision to advance, decline, or negotiate with applicants. 
  • Draft screening memos, underwriting memos, and financial models for client review. Conduct market research to evaluate the feasibility of proposed rents and the difference between prevailing market rents and proposed affordable rents. 
  • Work with clients and development teams to optimally structure affordable housing transactions.  
  • With minimal supervision, conduct due diligence, review third-party reports, and analyze business terms in legal documents.  
  • Coordinate the closing process by working with project sponsors, lenders, and other stakeholders such as public agencies and subsidy providers. 

 Product Development 

  • Conduct market research to identify and size gaps in the existing affordable housing finance ecosystem in specific markets.
  • Structure innovative housing investment vehicles that enable solutions identified in policy and planning processes. 
  • Work with current and potential clients to establish investment terms that balance financial return thresholds, risk tolerance and mission investing objectives. 
  • Support the negotiation of partnerships with other investors and public sector partners. 
  • Evaluate the feasibility of implementing and monitoring new investment vehicles. 
  • Lead workshops and outreach events with community, public sector, nonprofit and for-profit investors. 
  • Run request for proposal processes to select development partners. 
  • Support new business development opportunities through writing proposals and outreach to potential clients. 

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, Finance, Planning or another related field. 
  • Master’s in Real Estate Development (MRED) or a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) a plus. 
  • 4-5 years of experience in Real Estate Development or Finance, including 2+ years of real estate underwriting experience, preferably with affordable multifamily. 
  • Knowledge of common underwriting practices and procedures. 
  • Knowledge of housing and affordable housing related market forces including general real estate principles, supply and demand economics and other multifamily demand drivers. 
  • Proficiency in real estate financial modeling, experience with affordable housing finance is a plus. 
  • Experience synthesizing data and crafting a compelling narrative. 
  • Experience presenting to internal senior leadership and external clients. 

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  https://hraadvisors.applytojob.com/apply/. 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 jobs@hraadvisors.com. Please do not call regarding this position. 

 

Analyst, Housing Finance Transactions

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, 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.   

Hear more about the HR&A experience from our Staff.   

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

THE OPPORTUNITY | HR&A’s Housing Practice is rapidly growing its housing fund and transaction work, which involves helping clients structure funds, develop investment strategies, identify partners and execute transactions. Over the past two years, HR&A has facilitated the deployment of over $1 billion in housing investments from local governments and impact investors across the county.  This position will primarily support the design and implementation of affordable housing funds sponsored by local governments and impact investors including Amazon’s Housing Equity Fund, as well as structuring individual transactions on behalf of landowners and developers. 

THE PRACTICE | HR&A’s Housing Practice works at all levels of the housing ecosystem. We create housing plans and strategies based on local needs and priorities. We design and implement solutions, from inclusionary zoning policies to affordable housing investment funds. And we underwrite and close housing transactions on behalf of public and private sector clients.  This range of work, from planning to dealmaking, makes us better at designing policies and local housing plans that achieve their goals in practice and at integrating public incentives into individual projects. We enjoy understanding and working with the complexities of the housing market to advance the interests of all community members. 

THE ROLE | HR&A’s Housing Practice is seeking an Analyst to assist with the structuring, underwriting, and closing of loans and investments in mixed-income and affordable housing developments. This role can be based in our New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, or Raleigh office. The Analyst will work closely with Partners, Principals, Directors and Analytic staff in the Housing Practice across all of HR&A’s offices. Most work will be organized into small teams of three to five members. Teams are comprised of colleagues from across our offices. Day-to-day tasks will include: 

Transaction Management 

  • Assist Project Managers with the screening, underwriting, and closing of loans, grants, and investments in mixed-income and affordable housing developments. 
  • Evaluate requests for funding according to funders’ public policy, social impact, and financial feasibility guidelines. Make recommendations to Project Managers on decision to advance, decline, or negotiate with applicants. 
  • Draft screening memos, underwriting memos, and financial models for Project Manager and client review. Conduct market research to evaluate the feasibility of proposed rents and the difference between prevailing market rents and proposed affordable rents. 
  • Work with Project Managers, clients and development teams to optimally structure affordable housing transactions. 
  • Conduct initial due diligence, review third-party reports, and analyze business terms in legal documents for review by Senior Analysts and Project Managers. 
  • Assist in the closing process by working with project sponsors, lenders, and other stakeholders such as public agencies and subsidy providers. 

Product Development 

  • Conduct market research to identify and size gaps in the existing affordable housing finance ecosystem in specific markets. 
  • Research innovative housing investment vehicles that enable solutions identified in policy and planning processes. 
  • Analyze investment terms that balance clients’ financial return thresholds, risk tolerance and mission investing objectives. 
  • Support the negotiation of partnerships with other investors and public sector partners.
  • Evaluate the feasibility of implementing and monitoring new investment vehicles. 
  • Organize workshops and outreach events with community, public sector, nonprofit and for-profit investors. 
  • Assist with request for proposal processes to select development partners. 
  • Support new business development opportunities through writing proposals and outreach to potential clients. 

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, Finance, Planning or another related field. 
  • Master’s in Real Estate Development (MRED) or a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) a plus. 
  • 2+ years of experience in Real Estate Development or Finance, preferably with affordable multifamily underwriting experience. 
  • Knowledge of common underwriting practices and procedures. 
  • Knowledge of housing and affordable housing related market forces including general real estate principles, supply and demand economics and other multifamily demand drivers. 
  • Proficiency in real estate financial modeling, experience with affordable housing finance is a plus. 
  • Experience synthesizing data and crafting a compelling narrative. 
  • Experience presenting to internal senior leadership and external clients. 

COMPENSATION | The annual salary range for this position is $80,000 to $92,000 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 https://hraadvisors.applytojob.com/apply/. 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 jobs@hraadvisors.com. Please do not call regarding this position.

Analyst, Digital Equity Programs

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, 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.

Hear more about the HR&A experience from our employees.

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

The Practice | Over the next decade, the federal government, states, localities, philanthropies, and private businesses are projected to spend $200 billion on new broadband and digital equity programs. HR&A’s broadband and digital equity practice is built to provide a full suite of strategic planning, staffing, program management, and implementation services to maximize the impact of this historic funding.

Whether we’re helping State Broadband Offices deliver their broadband and digital equity plans, supporting municipalities to structure public-private partnerships and digital inclusion services, or building capacity in community anchor institutions and nonprofits, our work is focused on designing and delivering sustainable programs and partnerships that close the digital divide and promote economic opportunity for all.

THE OPPORTUNITY | The Federal Government will spend at least $2.75 billion over the next six years to design, develop, and deliver Statewide Digital Equity Plans as well as municipal and community-based programs to ensure that historic investments in universal, affordable broadband access build more inclusive, dynamic, and equitable economies, education and healthcare systems, and government services. Our team is leading or supporting several such efforts for states, counties, cities, and nonprofits across the country, and we are seeking exceptional talent at all levels to help conduct research, advise on, develop, produce, and manage digital equity plans and programs that make measurable impact to close the digital divide in these communities.

The planning process includes assessing needs, including through robust interagency, intergovernmental, and community engagement, developing measurable goals and objectives, quantitative and qualitative analysis on how digital equity impacts a jurisdiction’s priorities in other areas such as economic development, education, healthcare, workforce development, delivering essential services, and engaging stakeholders.

The Analyst, Digital Equity Programs will support the design, development, and delivery of Statewide Digital Equity Plans as well as state, municipal, and community-based programs. Analysts are ambitious professionals typically with at least 2-5 years of professional experience who are core to our project teams and responsible for a broad range of tasks and bring diverse experiences and deep due diligence to our work.  The Analyst, Digital Equity Programs will be dedicated to HR&A’s Broadband & Digital Equity Practice, with a passion for delivering equitable outcomes of internet access in communities across the country. Primary tasks may include, but will not be limited to:

  • Assessing digital equity needs, including through robust interagency, intergovernmental, and community engagement processes, and collaborating with the firm’s digital equity data team
  • Supporting the development of measurable goals and objectives for successful, equitable program design, investment prioritization, and implementation tracking
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis on how digital equity impacts a jurisdiction’s priorities in other areas such as economic development or education
  • Supporting the design of effective programs and policies for closing the digital divide, tailored to the distinct dynamics of the communities they are designed to serve
  • Collaborating with digital inclusion service providers, including libraries, schools, community-based organizations, and national nonprofits
  • Supporting the management of direct service delivery by digital inclusion service providers
  • Scoping, structuring, creating, and reviewing client deliverables, and producing high-quality on-time results, including presentations and briefing books, digital equity plans and reports, analytical memos, and meeting minutes
  • Promulgating best practices for digital equity program design in communities across the country, including supporting new business development pursuits

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A clear passion for and experience in digital equity policy and programs
  • Experience with promoting systems change in government and economic empowerment, and/or capacity-building in community anchor institutions and community-based organizations
  • At least two to five years of experience in government service, management consulting or comparable client-facing functions in professional services, or other relevant experience in the broadband, digital equity, or economic and community development industries
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with a focus on public policy, economics, business, or other closely related fields
  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to represent the team with members of the digital equity ecosystems in which we work
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership, critical thinking, and creativity
  • Experience managing fast-paced, collaborative teams and projects, including scoping, structuring, creating, and reviewing deliverables
  • Ability to work across assignments, including managing multiple project workstreams and deadlines
  • Exceptional ability to engage with and earn the trust of local leaders, community leaders, and businesses on complex broadband issues
  • Desire to help build the Broadband & Digital Equity team’s consulting and program management business, improving the quality of our work and expanding our impact

COMPENSATION | The annual salary range for this position is $90,000 to $94,000 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 https://hraadvisors.applytojob.com/apply/. 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.

Learn more at https://www.hraadvisors.com/broadband-and-digital-equity/

For more information, please contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com.

Senior Analyst, Digital Equity Programs

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, 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.

Hear more about the HR&A experience from our employees.

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

The Practice | Over the next decade, the federal government, states, localities, philanthropies, and private businesses are projected to spend $200 billion on new broadband and digital equity programs. HR&A’s broadband and digital equity practice is built to provide a full suite of strategic planning, staffing, program management, and implementation services to maximize the impact of this historic funding.

Whether we’re helping State Broadband Offices deliver their broadband and digital equity plans, supporting municipalities to structure public-private partnerships and digital inclusion services, or building capacity in community anchor institutions and nonprofits, our work is focused on designing and delivering sustainable programs and partnerships that close the digital divide and promote economic opportunity for all.

THE OPPORTUNITY | The Federal Government will spend at least $2.75 billion over the next six years to design, develop, and deliver Statewide Digital Equity Plans as well as municipal and community-based programs to ensure that historic investments in universal, affordable broadband access build more inclusive, dynamic, and equitable economies, education and healthcare systems, and government services. Our team is leading or supporting several such efforts for states, counties, cities, and nonprofits across the country, and we are seeking exceptional talent at all levels to help conduct research, advise on, develop, produce, and manage digital equity plans and programs that make measurable impact to close the digital divide in these communities.

The planning process includes assessing needs, including through robust interagency, intergovernmental, and community engagement, developing measurable goals and objectives, quantitative and qualitative analysis on how digital equity impacts a jurisdiction’s priorities in other areas such as economic development, education, healthcare, workforce development, delivering essential services, and engaging stakeholders.

The Senior Analyst, Digital Equity Programs will support the design, development, and delivery of Statewide Digital Equity Plans as well as state, municipal, and community-based programs. Senior Analysts are ambitious mid-level professionals with at least 5-8 years of professional experience who own the substance of our client work products and will establish themselves as experts in the field.  The Senior Analyst, Digital Equity Programs will be dedicated to HR&A’s Broadband & Digital Equity Practice, with a passion for delivering equitable outcomes of internet access in communities across the country. Primary tasks may include, but will not be limited to: 

  • Assessing digital equity needs, including through robust interagency, intergovernmental, and community engagement processes, and collaborating with the firm’s digital equity data team
  • Developing measurable goals and objectives for successful, equitable program design, investment prioritization, and implementation tracking
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis on how digital equity impacts a jurisdiction’s priorities in other areas such as economic development or education
  • Drafting digital equity plans and designing effective programs and policies for closing the digital divide, tailored to the distinct dynamics of the communities they are designed to serve
  • Developing relationships and partnerships with digital inclusion service providers, including libraries, schools, community-based organizations, and national nonprofits
  • Supporting the management of direct service delivery by digital inclusion service providers
  • Scoping, structuring, creating, and reviewing client deliverables, and producing high-quality on-time results  
  • Promulgating best practices for digital equity program design in communities across the country, including supporting new business development pursuits

​​​​​​​Preferred Qualifications:

  • A clear passion for and experience in digital equity policy and programs
  • Experience with promoting systems change in government and economic empowerment, as well as capacity-building in community anchor institutions and community-based organizations
  • At least five to eight years of experience in government service, management consulting or comparable client-facing functions in professional services, or a combination of professional services and other relevant experience in the broadband or economic and community development industries 
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with a focus on public policy, economics, business, or other closely related fields 
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership, critical thinking, and creativity 
  • Experience managing fast-paced, collaborative teams and projects, including scoping, structuring, creating, and reviewing deliverables 
  • Ability to work across assignments, including managing multiple project workstreams and deadlines 
  • Exceptional ability to engage with and earn the trust of local leaders, community leaders, and businesses on complex broadband issues 
  • Desire to help build the Broadband & Digital Equity team’s consulting and program management business, improving the quality of our work and expanding our impact 

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 https://hraadvisors.applytojob.com/apply/. 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.

Learn more at https://www.hraadvisors.com/broadband-and-digital-equity/

​​​​​​​For more information, please contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com.

Director, Broadband in Affordable Housing Programs

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, 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.

Hear more about the HR&A experience from our employees.

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

The Practice | Over the next decade, the federal government, states, localities, philanthropies, and private businesses are projected to spend $200 billion on new broadband and digital equity programs. HR&A’s broadband and digital equity practice is built to provide a full suite of strategic planning, staffing, program management, and implementation services to maximize the impact of this historic funding.

Whether we’re helping State Broadband Offices deliver their broadband and digital equity plans, supporting municipalities to structure public-private partnerships and digital inclusion services, or building capacity in community anchor institutions and nonprofits, our work is focused on designing and delivering sustainable programs and partnerships that close the digital divide and promote economic opportunity for all.

THE OPPORTUNITY | To ensure that affordable housing residents are front and center in broadband and digital equity planning for states and cities, we are helping our clients maximize public and private funds to connect some of the lowest-income residents to high-speed internet and prevent repeating historical geographical patterns of under-investment. The Director, Affordable Housing Programs in our Broadband and Digital Equity Team will lead the design, development, and delivery of new programs to support broadband and digital equity in affordable housing – a portfolio of impact designed to reach more than five million homes across the United States.

Day-to-day tasks will require managing internal and external teams to complete complex assignments including strategic planning; community, government and industry engagement and relationship-building; data analysis and case study research; program design and operations; evaluation and impact analysis; real estate and financial analysis; and public policy analysis. The Director will develop, review, and present client deliverables including memos, reports, financial models, and presentations, and may also support the development of marketing materials, proposals for new projects, and other business development pursuits.  

The Director, Broadband in Affordable Housing should have experience in the affordable housing industry and a passion for delivering greater economic opportunity, essential services, and quality of life for residents of affordable housing. Affordable Housing and primary tasks will include: 

  • Managing the designing and implementation of programs to deliver affordable, reliable broadband in affordable housing, and the provision of digital inclusion services
  • Building relationships across the affordable housing industry and its broader service provider ecosystem to promote the adoption of broadband and digital inclusion services
  • Developing a deep understanding of the internet service provider and managed service provider landscape for affordable housing portfolios
  • Managing the drafting and negotiation of relevant contracts, grant agreements, requests for proposals and other solicitations, as well as leading the review of applications and making recommendations for funding
  • Scoping, structuring, creating, and reviewing client deliverables, and producing high-quality on-time results  
  • Collaborating with the firm’s digital equity data team, public-private partnership team, affordable housing team, civic engagement team, and other teammates to shape program development and delivery
  • Promulgating best practices for broadband and digital equity in affordable housing nationally, including supporting new business development pursuits

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working within affordable housing programs or agencies
  • A clear passion for digital equity, economic empowerment, and systems change in government; experience with broadband deployments and digital inclusion programs preferred but not required
  • Experience advancing projects through local, county, and/or state government processes such as procurements, budgeting, governance planning, and public engagement 
  • Substantial project management experience working across multiple fast-paced, collaborative teams simultaneously that include scoping, structuring, creating, reviewing deliverables, and producing high-quality on-time results  
  • Exceptional ability to engage with and earn the trust of local leaders, community leaders, and businesses on complex broadband issues 
  • Exceptionally strong quantitative and qualitative skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills  
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership, mentorship, critical thinking, and creativity   
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with a focus on public policy, economics, urban planning, business, or other closely related fields

COMPENSATION | The annual salary range for this position is $126,500 to $143,500 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 https://hraadvisors.applytojob.com/apply/. 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.

Learn more at https://www.hraadvisors.com/broadband-and-digital-equity/

For more information, please contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com.

Senior Program Manager, State Government Programs

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, 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.

Hear more about the HR&A experience from our employees.

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

THE PRACTICE | Over the next decade, the federal government, states, localities, philanthropies, and private businesses are projected to spend $200 billion on new broadband and digital equity programs. HR&A’s broadband and digital equity practice is built to provide a full suite of strategic planning, staffing, program management, and implementation services to maximize the impact of this historic funding.

Whether we’re helping State Broadband Offices deliver their broadband and digital equity plans, supporting municipalities to structure public-private partnerships and digital inclusion services, or building capacity in community anchor institutions and nonprofits, our work is focused on designing and delivering sustainable programs and partnerships that close the digital divide and promote economic opportunity for all.

THE OPPORTUNITY | We are currently seeking Senior Program Managers either to be dedicated to our work in the States of California and Texas, or to work on program management across multiple states, and to advance continuous improvement of our program management systems and processes nationwide. 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • At least eight to twelve years of experience in 1) government service or the broadband or economic and community development industries, or 2) management consulting or other client-facing professional services 
  • Substantial project management experience leading fast-paced, collaborative teams that include developing and maintaining program management dashboards, as well as scoping, structuring, creating, and reviewing deliverables, and producing high-quality, on-time results  
  • Exceptional organization skills, attention to detail, and an ability to work as a team player to ensure that program operations run smoothly and exceed expectations 
  • Exceptional ability to engage with and earn the trust of local leaders, community leaders, and businesses on complex broadband issues 
  • A clear passion for and experience with digital inclusion, broadband, systems change in government, education, or economic empowerment, or large-scale infrastructure programs
  • Deep understanding of and experience with government operations at the State, regional, and local levels, ideally in California or Texas, and experience advancing projects in through state or local government processes such as procurements, budgeting, governance planning, and civic engagement 
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership, mentorship, critical thinking, and creativity  
  • Desire to build the Broadband & Digital Equity practice by leading engagements, training staff, and advancing thought leadership 
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with a focus on public policy, economics, business administration, or other closely related fields

Ideal candidates have exceptional attention to detail, project management skills, including engaging in multiple workstreams, and experience working closely with government agencies. While a preference will be given to candidates with experience in broadband or digital equity programs, many members of our PMOs do not have such backgrounds and instead are impact-driven former management consultants or employees of government agencies, nonprofits, and mission-oriented businesses with a drive for making government more effective for historically marginalized communities.  We are currently seeking Senior Program Managers either to be dedicated to our work in the States of California and Texas, or to work on program management across multiple states, and to advance continuous improvement of our program management systems and processes nationwide. 

COMPENSATION | The annual salary range for this position is $126,500 to $143,500 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 https://hraadvisors.applytojob.com/apply/. 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.

Learn more at https://www.hraadvisors.com/broadband-and-digital-equity/

For more information, please contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com.

Senior Analyst, Data Science and Analytics

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, 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.      

Hear more about the HR&A experience  from our employees.    

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

THE OPPORTUNITY | HR&A’s Housing Practice is rapidly growing its housing fund and transaction work, which involves helping clients structure funds, develop investment strategies, identify partners and execute transactions. Over the past two years, HR&A has facilitated the deployment of over $1 billion in housing investments from local governments and impact investors across the county.   

This position will primarily support the design and implementation of affordable housing funds sponsored by local governments and impact investors including Amazon’sHousing Equity Fund, as well as structuring individual transactions on behalf of landowners and developers.  

THE PRACTICE | HR&A’s Housing Practice works at all levels of the housing ecosystem. We create housing plans and strategies based on local needs and priorities. We design and implement solutions, from inclusionary zoning policies to affordable housing investment funds. And we underwrite and close housing transactions on behalf of public and private sector clients.  This range of work, from planning to dealmaking, makes us better at designing policies and local housing plans that achieve their goals in practice and at integrating public incentives into individual projects. We enjoy understanding and working with the complexities of the housing market to advance the interests of all community members.  

THE ROLE | HR&A’s Housing Practice is seeking a Senior Analyst, Data Science and Analytics, to support the rapid growth of our digital services offerings. This role can be based in our New York City,Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, or Raleigh office. 

Senior Analysts are mid-level professionals with 5-8 years of professional experience who own the substance of our client work products. As a Senior Analyst focused on Data Science and Analytics, you will have the opportunity to have high impact across numerous projects and build the capacities of our clients nationally, as well as to continually build your skills in complex data analytics, visualization, and web development. 

Responsibilities: The Data Science and Analytics Senior Analyst will be primarily responsible for conducting complex data and geospatial analysis to integrate and improve local, government, and proprietary datasets; develop compelling data visualizations to tell narratives to clients; and measuring and analyzing data and key economic and social indicators.  

Day-to-day tasks range from procuring, managing, developing, and analyzing large datasets; developing interactive data visualizations; supporting project teams in the development of custom, web-based analytics dashboards; developing new data systems and tools to improve our consulting work; and developing and managing new, self-directed projects that advance our mission and our clients’ goals. 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED 

  • Proficiency with GIS required; experience conducting geospatial, vicinity/buffer, site suitability, socio-economic, and demographic analysis using Geopandas preferred 
  • Experience developing clear and captivating data visualizations for a variety of audiences 
  • Proficiency with cleaning, manipulating, and merging public, proprietary, and internal data sets for analysis 
  • Proficiency with Python preferred; with experience in using publicly available APIs to build web-based dashboards and tools. 
  • Experience with census data, PUMS data, and other economic data required. 
  • Three to five years of relevant professional experience (for Analysts; five to eight years of experience for Senior Analysts) 
  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with a focus on data science/analytics, geographic information science/analytics, urban planning/design/data, regional science/analytics, architecture, economics, business, public policy, real estate, or other related fields 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership, critical thinking, and creativity 
  • Experience working on and managing fast-paced, collaborative teams and projects, including scoping, structuring, creating, and reviewing deliverables 
  • Ability to work across assignments, including managing multiple project workstreams and deadlines 
  • Familiarity with strategic planning processes, project management tools, and data-driven analytical approaches 

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  https://hraadvisors.applytojob.com/apply/. 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 jobs@hraadvisors.com. Please do not call regarding this position.  

 

 

Director, Housing Finance Transactions

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, 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.     

Hear more about the HR&A experience from our employees.   

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

 THE OPPORTUNITY | HR&A’s Housing Practice is rapidly growing its housing fund and transaction work, which involves helping clients structure funds, develop investment strategies, identify partners and execute transactions. Over the past two years, HR&A has facilitated the deployment of over $1 billion in housing investments from local governments and impact investors across the county.  This position will primarily support the design and implementation of affordable housing funds sponsored by local governments and impact investors including Amazon’s Housing Equity Fund, as well as structuring individual transactions on behalf of landowners and developers. 

THE PRACTICE | HR&A’s Housing Practice works at all levels of the housing ecosystem. We create housing plans and strategies based on local needs and priorities. We design and implement solutions, from inclusionary zoning policies to affordable housing investment funds. And we underwrite and close housing transactions on behalf of public and private sector clients.  This range of work, from planning to dealmaking, makes us better at designing policies and local housing plans that achieve their goals in practice and at integrating public incentives into individual projects. We enjoy understanding and working with the complexities of the housing market to advance the interests of all community members. 

THE ROLE | HR&A’s Housing Practice is seeking a Director to underwrite, and close loans and investments in mixed-income and affordable housing developments. This role can be based in our New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, or Raleigh office. The Director will work closely with Partners in HR&A’s Housing Practice, collaborate with other Directors and Principals, and direct the work of Analysts. Most work will be organized into small teams of three to five members. Teams are comprised of colleagues from across our offices. Day-to-day tasks will include: 

Transaction Management 

  • Screen, underwrite, and close loans, grants, and investments in mixed-income and affordable housing developments. 
  • Manage relationships with project sponsors (typically for-profit and non-profit housing developers and owners). 
  • Structure and negotiate business terms of loans and investments to maximize public benefit and mission and mitigate risk based on established underwriting guidelines. 
  • Oversee the work of analysts assigned to transactions. Ensure the completeness and quality of all client deliverables including screening, underwriting, and closing memos and Excel financial underwriting models. Effectively present analysis and approval recommendations to internal investment committee and to clients. 
  • Collaborate with client’s business, legal and finance teams, as well as third parties including outside legal counsel, to conduct due diligence, review and approve third-party reports, and negotiate legal documents. 
  • Coordinate the closing process by working with project sponsors, lenders, and other stakeholders such as public agencies and subsidy providers. 

 Product Development 

  • Develop innovative housing investment vehicles that enable solutions identified in policy and planning processes. 
  • Work with current and potential clients to establish investment terms that balance financial return thresholds, risk tolerance and mission investing objectives. 
  • Conduct market research to identify and size gaps in the existing housing finance market for affordable and mixed-income housing. 
  • Support the negotiation of partnerships with other investors and public sector partners. 
  • Evaluate the feasibility of implementing and monitoring new investment vehicles. 
  • Organize workshops and outreach events with community, public sector, nonprofit and for-profit investors. 
  • Run request for proposal processes to select development partners. 
  • Support new business development opportunities through writing proposals and outreach to potential clients. 

 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, Finance, Planning, or another related field. 
  • Masters in Real Estate Development (MRED) or a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) a plus. 
  • 5-7 years of experience in Real Estate Development or Finance, including 3+ years of real estate underwriting experience, preferably with affordable multifamily, and 1+ year of relationship management. 
  • Thorough knowledge of common underwriting practices and procedures. 
  • Thorough understanding of housing and affordable housing related market forces including general real estate principles, supply and demand economics and other multifamily demand drivers. 
  • A high degree of proficiency in real estate financial modeling, experience with affordable housing finance is a plus. 
  • Comfort synthesizing data and crafting a compelling narrative. 
  • Comfort presenting to internal senior leadership and external clients. 
  • Strong project management experience, including professional and interpersonal communication skills aligned with guiding teams. 

 COMPENSATION | The annual salary range for this position is $126,500 to $143,500 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 https://hraadvisors.applytojob.com/apply/. 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 jobs@hraadvisors.com. Please do not call regarding this position. 

 

Director of Business 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.

From Brooklyn to Hong Kong, we have guided hundreds of clients in transforming real estate concepts, economic development strategies, and public infrastructure initiatives, 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, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, and Washington DC. 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.

Hear more about the HR&A experience from our staff.

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

Who are we looking for? 

HR&A is seeking a full-time Director of Business Development. This position is based in our New York City office.

This person will report to the Head of Growth and collaborate with senior leaders across the company to research, strategize, optimize, and win new business. They will serve as a critical resource for Partners and Executive Management, as they work to expand the firm’s practices and services. This person will also support the firm’s Communications efforts by developing the firm’s approach to promoting impact and marketing its unique capabilities.

The ideal person is eager to make a substantial impact on the current and future of a dynamic organization. This person is a passionate strategist and experienced implementer who knows how to establish business development best practices. They have previously served as a leader in a business strategy and/or development capacity and leveraged data along with tools to maximize performance. Finally, this person is excited to continue positioning the firm to address the complex challenges facing cities around the world.

What will you work on? 

Collaborate with senior leaders  

  1. Serve as strategic advisor to Partners, Executive Management and the Growth team as they evolve, develop, and accelerate the firm’s cutting-edge practice areas and offerings.
  1. Find, procure, or build internal resources that support business strategy and enable Partners to follow up with leads and establish new or build existing relationships — including conducting market research, building business intelligence, and expanding the use of the firm’s CRM, Salesforce.
  1. Support client engagement, product development, and marketing.

Manage Business Development Strategy & Operations 

  1. Assess and monitor firmwide market opportunities, competition, and product quality.
  1. Help develop and execute the firm’s short- and long-term strategy for growth.
  1. Be accountable to business targets including firm revenue and growth.
  1. Upgrade systems, develop templates and improve frameworks to guide the pursuit of existing and new business.
  1. Develop and recommend strategic partnerships with other firms, associations, organizations, including sponsorships and memberships.

Manage Business Analytics and Informing Management Decision-Making 

  1. Develop and maintain a deep understanding of HR&A’s business model and how the firm’s financials and leverage the firm’s experience and industry knowledge.
  1. Oversee business analytics and quarterly/annual reporting on KPIs to Partners and Management, in addition to periodic one-off analyses and projects.

For all of the above, consult best practices from other high-performing organizations, and apply relevant learnings at HR&A.

ABOUT YOU |   

  • BA/BS degree in business management, administration, entrepreneurship, or a related concentration. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • 7 to 10+ years of relevant business development and strategy experience in the professional services/consulting/corporate sectors.
  • Experience and passion for working with leaders to set and execute organizational strategy.
  • Experience in government, A/E/C, or social impact is a plus.
  • Strong multitasking and project management skills and demonstrated capabilities to manage multiple deadlines and changing project criteria.
  • Strong collaborating skills, including some experience in leading a team, as well as working effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Capacity to interpret data to support decision making. Working knowledge of Salesforce, AskWonder, preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines; high energy, self-motivated, and proactive.
  • You are committed to HR&A’s approach to ADEI and continuous improvement.

TRAVEL |  In this role you will travel 25% of the time visiting HR&A offices across the country to build a presence for the Growth team.

COMPENSATION | The base salary range for this position is $126,500 – $143,500. 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 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, 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 (maximum of 2 pages) online at https://hraadvisors.applytojob.com/apply/. 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”). 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 jobs@hraadvisors.com.

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

From Brooklyn to Hong Kong, we have guided hundreds of clients in transforming real estate concepts, economic development strategies, and public infrastructure initiatives, 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, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, and Washington DC. 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.    

ABOUT YOU | You have a passion for urban development and policy, strong quantitative and qualitative skills, and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities today.    

You will bring a demonstrated capacity for leadership, critical thinking, and creativity, and are excited to dive into projects that help our clients solve difficult challenges cities face today. 

Hear more about the HR&A experience from our staff 

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

THE ROLE | We are seeking Research Analyst candidates for our HR&A offices in New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Raleigh, or Washington, DC.   

Analytic staff form the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure and help to drive our data-driven approach to city building. 

Research Analyst is an entry-level position for professionals with 0-2 years of professional experience, 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 
  • econometric modeling 
  • spatial analysis 
  • preparation of real estate pro formas for a range of uses and public-private structures, and 
  • public policy analysis. 

Additionally, Research Analysts help produce marketing materials, proposals for new projects, and client deliverables in the form of written reports, memos, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel models. 

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. 

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; 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. 

Candidates for this entry-level 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. 

COMPENSATION | The salary range for this position is $69,000 – $74,500. We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience.  Where an offer falls inside the pay range is dependent on experience. Where an offer falls inside the pay range is dependent on 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. For more details, visit https://www.hraadvisors.com/careers/. 

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 LGBT community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.   

To apply, click here. In lieu of a cover letter please provide an essay of no more than three typewritten, double-spaced pages on how you see yourself bringing equity to cities and the built environment. Please submit your writing sample and resume as a single PDF document. Applications without a writing sample 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 jobs@hraadvisors.com