Position Summary

Research Manager, Commercial Real Estate, Deloitte Center for Financial Services

Are you passionate about answering the big questions in commercial real estate? Seeking a thought leader to manage the development of cutting-edge research for Deloitte’s financial services practice.

Work you’ll do

The Research Manager, Commercial Real Estate, will manage a team of analysts in the Real Estate sector of the Center for Financial Services (“the Center”), a division of the firm’s Research & Insights group. The candidate will report to, and be supervised by, the Center Director. In addition to being a hands-on research writer/author on projects, the candidate will help manage the workflow of the team on all projects.

The Center’s Real Estate sector team is responsible for creating high-quality content for use by end-clients (real estate services firms, owners, developers, brokers, REITs, private equity real estate. , etc.) and our client service professionals in the Real Estate practice. This content can come in the form of research reports, articles and features, client presentations, webcasts and podcasts, blog posts, etc. These deliverables integrate information from a wide range of primary and secondary sources, including surveys, modeling and forecasting, text analysis, case studies, third-party research and databases, analyst reports, government publications, industry commentaries, and news articles.

The Real Estate Research Manager’s key responsibilities are to:

  • Bring a strong understanding of and previous research experience addressing substantive issues facing the commercial real estate industry
  • Lead idea generation to ensure research agenda addresses future industry challenges
  • Lead complex quantitative and qualitative data analysis, case study development, survey design and analysis, and senior executive interviews
  • Competence in data/statistical analysis, and familiarity with RE data sources such as CBRE and CoStar
  • Manage critical project management processes for the Real Estate team, including project workflow, resources, milestones, proposal development, copyright and other permissions;
  • Develop presentations summarizing insights and recommendations to brief executives and practitioners at the internal and external events.
  • Play a leading role in developing and nurturing the talent of the Real Estate research team, including working with the Center Director to determine assignment of tasks to provide development opportunities, and providing timely feedback and coaching to more junior team members on their work
  • Build effective working relationships with subject matter experts within the firm and the external marketplace, which includes both interviewing and information-gathering, as well as presenting draft work for feedback
  • Work collaboratively with practice leadership and other teams (marketing professionals, knowledge management, PR, client service professionals, etc.) to prepare thought leadership deliverables; and

New York or Boston location base required.

Deloitte’s Center for Financial Services (DCFS), part of the firm’s U.S. Financial Services practice, is a source of unique insights on the most important issues facing senior-level decision-makers across the financial services industry. We offer an integrated view of financial services issues, delivered through a mix of research, industry events and roundtables, and provocative thought leadership—all tailored to specific organizational roles and functions. DCFS is staffed by professionals who bring a wide array of deep, hands-on industry experience.



  • Undergraduate degree
  • 6-8 years of professional research and writing experience in commercial real estate
  • Solid writing skills; a track record in publishing (press, academic journals, or business reports) are a must
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills; ability to think creatively to solve research problems
  • Passionate about developing "ahead of the curve" provocative thinking
  • Demonstrated project management experience and experience managing a team
  • Self-starter, independent thinker, and competent to work with distributed team members when necessary
  • Strong people skills that create strong relationships and credibility to both influence executive-level strategic thinking and create demand for new research initiatives
  • Solid presentation skills
  • Collegial and team-oriented in approach
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Limited immigration sponsorship may be available


  • Master's degree, e.g., MBA


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Professional development

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As used in this posting, "Deloitte" means Deloitte Services LP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Requisition code: 23005


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