The Data Center Associate Research Director is responsible for the research needs of the Data Center advisory group, including identifying trends in the industry, analyzing data points related to Data Centers, writing about their impact on the Data Center market, speaking about the Data Center market internally and externally and serving as the research expert related to Data Centers.
Collaborates with Research leadership in setting research goals, departmental strategies and operating budgets to meet the research and reporting needs in the creation of actionable publications.
Collaborates with Business Line Leaders and Senior Management to understand their business objectives and develop an overall strategy that is aligned and focused towards helping each business line achieve their goals.
Ensures local Data Center Solutions (DCS) research aligns with local, regional and global research initiatives on data harmonization, system and platform integration.
Executes the analytical activities related to Data Centers.
Collaborates with business line leaders and senior managers to best meet business and client needs requiring research-related intelligence.
In partnership with Occupier Services Sr. Research Director, consults with service line leadership to obtain feedback on how well Research is meeting business needs and contributes to discussion on future plans for supporting those needs.
Communicates company policies, research standards and best practices to be used to the business.
Participates in business development meetings with leadership teams. Collaborates closely with Corporate Marketing and Communications to ensure maximum and correct exposure for research output and to generate a profile for CBRE as the leading market commentator.
Lead the creation of key publications, from data collection and analysis thru to final production, in conjunction with peers across the organization.
Brief senior researchers, colleagues from the business teams and clients on data center trends in a clear and concise fashion, via formal (presentations) and informal (phone calls) methods.
Develop a personal research agenda and materials for publication.
Deep understanding of data center space and real estate.
Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university; Master's degree with two to four years of experience strongly desired.
4-8 years of experience in commercial real estate or other market research role. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.
Strong presentation skills and ability to present complex, detailed data in an engaging fashion to multiple audience types.
Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions. Conducts basic financial analysis.
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.
Ability to handle and manipulate large amounts of data.
Advanced experience with Microsoft Office, Tableau, and other data software. Possess a positive work attitude and ability to work in a team environment.
Internal Number: 20000357
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