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Strategic Research Associate

Green Street

Green Street

Newport Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024
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Green Street seeks highly motivated candidates with relevant work experience and superior academic credentials to join its research team. Specifically, Green Street offers the unique opportunity to build a career in commercial real estate and equity research as part of a highly respected, experienced, and acclaimed strategic research group. The firm’s research teams typically focus by industry sector (e.g., residential, office, hotels) or function (e.g., REIT/sector research, private market, strategic).


  • Preparing and maintaining detailed financial models/valuation, projections, and databases
  • Applying sound understanding and use of finance and valuation techniques
  • Supporting a Managing Director in preparing and publishing a wide range of research reports on a wide variety of topics in public and private commercial real estate markets
  • Writing first drafts of Quick Takes and portions of some research reports
  • Learning to understand the implications and impact of news events and economic forces on specific companies, sectors, and assets in real estate
  • Learning how to value REITs, markets and sectors using a combination of quantitative and qualitative analyses
  • Participating in calls and meetings with institutional investors and private-market contacts to begin building relationships
  • Demonstrating resourcefulness by seeking out new and creative sources of information
  • Developing knowledge of assigned sector and Green Street’s overall research framework
  • Ad-hoc and administrative tasked as needed

In addition to a strong work ethic and motivation to learn, the Strategic Research Associate position requires the following skills: meticulous attention to detail, strong financial modeling, valuation skills and research skills, developing communication (both written and verbal) skills, a high level of organization, creativity, intellectual curiosity, resourcefulness, and an ability to work independently and multi-task. Strong analytical skills and a background in finance are required.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with high distinction in finance, accounting, real estate, economics, or a related field from a well-recognized school
  • 1-3 years of experience in conducting financial/economic research, publicly traded real estate securities, general securities, and capital markets
  • Interest in pursuing the CFA designation
  • Strong working knowledge of financial statements and Microsoft Excel
  • The ability to multi-task effectively while maintaining accuracy
  • Candidate must be currently authorized to work in the United States without future sponsorship required

Working Conditions: The Strategic Research Associate will work indoors in an air-conditioned office building and must be able to remain stationary at a desk and computer for a majority of the day.

Travel Percentage: <10%


  • Comprehensive benefits package including highly competitive medical and dental insurance
  • Company sponsored employee assistance program, life insurance and long term disability coverage
  • Health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts
  • 401(k) matching
  • Vacation, sick, and personal time
  • Company paid holidays and summer half day Fridays
  • Cell phone reimbursements & gym stipends
  • 16 weeks fully paid maternity leave & 2 weeks fully paid paternity leave

Green Street provides preeminent and actionable commercial real estate research, news, data, analytics, and advisory services in the U.S. and Europe. For more than 35 years, Green Street has delivered unparalleled intelligence and trusted data on the public and private real estate markets, helping investors, banks, lenders, and other industry participants optimize investment and strategic decisions. The firm delivers exclusive market information, conclusion-driven insights, and predictive analytics through a SaaS platform. The company is headquartered in Newport Beach with offices in Summit, New York and London. To learn more, please visit www.greenstreet.com.

The success of Green Street is directly attributable to the strength of our people. We attract high-quality applicants due to our reputation for excellence and our commitment to train and retain talent. Our collaborative work environment provides team members with opportunities to develop professionally and play a central role from day one. At Green Street, we are all about providing unique insights. A diverse and inclusive work environment where top talent can thrive, think freely and offer different perspectives makes our insights even stronger. We’re building a company culture where differences in gender, race, age, religion, ethnicity, identity, physical ability and perspectives are celebrated and valued.

Green Street does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

Salary Description
$90,000 - $120,000 base salary + incentive bonus