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Research Director – CBRE Canada


In 1983, CBRE began operations in Canada, under the name Coldwell Banker Canada Inc. The first office was established in downtown Toronto, followed shortly by the launch of offices in North Toronto and Vancouver. Since then, the company has expanded its geographical footprint across the nation, instilled diversification into their service offerings and currently employs over 2,200 people in 22 offices from coast to coast.

CBRE is committed to matching and exceeding expectations, by helping clients of all sizes to realize their real estate objectives and grow their bottom line. With the most comprehensive commercial real estate services platform in Canada – including advisory, transaction and management services for occupiers and investors – CBRE has the technology, market intelligence and propriety data you need to gain a competitive advantage in all your real estate dealings.

CBRE’s professionals have an unrivaled understanding of local markets and global best practices, and work with everyone from private individuals to global companies. Whatever your business, CBRE is a one-stop solution for all your commercial real estate needs.

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Job Title:Research Director
Reports to:EVP & Managing Director – Edmonton
Team:2-3 Research Analysts
Location:Edmonton, AB




New to the Edmonton team, the Research Director will lead a team of 2-3 Research Analysts and be responsible for the collection, distribution and analysis of key local economic and real estate information. The Research Director will compile analysis and write white papers, discussion papers and produce thought leadership on a wide range of topics including occupancy levels, vacancy levels, lease comparables, inducements, local unemployment, job growth, price of oil etc.

Embedded within the Edmonton community, the Research Director will have a great understand of the local economy and will provide leadership to a team of analysts to elevate the research division of CBRE.


Key Accountabilities

  • Review and evaluate data collected by team ensuring accuracy and comprehensiveness of research data and analysis;
  • Provide research support for pitches and presentations;
  • Oversee the regular maintenance of property database including supervising telephone and on-site surveys, research forums, broker meets etc.;
  • Produce quarterly reports and white papers; and
  • Analyze market trends and incorporate findings into presentations, reports and papers.



The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Post-secondary education in statistic, economics or related.



  • Minimum of 2 years’ related work experience;
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel;
  • Previous experience leading a team; and
  • Prior Real Estate industry experience would be considered an asset.


Competencies and Attributes

  • Exhibits a sense of confidence, strong interpersonal skills and teamwork focused attitude;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Superior analytical skills;
  • Strong financial acumen with ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions;
  • Demonstrated strength in ability to manage multiple competing priorities;
  • Strength writing routine reports and correspondence along with other internal and external communications as needed; and
  • Comfort presenting information to an internal department or large groups of employees.


How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AGPW-814505 Research Director – CBRE Canada - AB - Edmonton and Area (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.