Manager, Research in Falls Church, VA at HITT

Date Posted: 10/2/2020

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Manager, Research
Research and Development

The Manager, Research is responsible for the development and implementation of our research program at HITT.  In this role, he/she will build a research program that distinguishes HITT and drives a competitive advantage in the marketplace through knowledge, analysis and insight. The Manager will have primary responsibility for collecting and analyzing data and translating the research into meaningful reporting.

Internally, he/she is the primary source and advisor of research for both leadership and team members, and cultivates the tools and tactics required to deliver exceptional reporting.  He/she is charged with maintaining internal client relationships and spearheading new initiatives.

Key to this position are strong writing skills, relationship management, critical thinking and superb public speaking skills.  The ideal candidate is skilled in both internal and external customer service and is comfortable acting as the research liaison to executive leadership. He/she demonstrates a strong ability to translate complicated concepts in common terms for the benefit of our team members. They are highly organized, self-motivated, and able to analyze and make recommendations that impact the bottom line.

The Manager reports to the head of Research & Development, working closely with the Strategic Planning Committee, providing research and recommendations to aid them in executing the future vision of the organization. 


  • Research, analyze, and author market reports to include analysis of global and U.S. markets and the impact on commercial real estate and construction industries.
  • Maintain intimate and extensive knowledge of the macro and micro factors affecting the marketplace and proactively position research to leverage this knowledge for the business.
  • Research external market drivers to understand the overall health of the economy. Provide analysis to inform the corporate strategy and utilize findings for thoughtful and deliberate entry into new geographic markets, project types, and work types.
  • Maintain industry knowledge by proactively managing data sources, local business periodicals, tracking current real estate trends, and participating in professional organizations.
  • Write, edit and organize Board reporting including corporate key performance indicators and market reports.
  • Lead the development of strategic business plans and associated metrics for emerging sectors/ and support the teams with plan implementation. 
  • Develop and execute initiative level projects as identified by Strategic Planning Committee.
  • Drive thought leadership by development of original and impactful content including articles, reports, presentations, and white papers to display expertise of market knowledge.
  • Collaborate with marketing/communications team leaders to create compelling reports, and presentations that leverage our knowledge to benefit our Clients.
  • Make regular presentations of the commercial real estate market’s performance and outlook to executive leadership and at relevant Client events.
  • Act as national corporate liaison for overall research efforts with the goal of becoming a high-visibility leader within the commercial real estate market.
  • Develop research tools such as calendars and workflows to increase productivity and effectiveness.
  • Act as brand ambassador for the firm, representing HITT in industry and professional organizations and events.



  • Education and Training: Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university.
  • Minimum of five to seven years of experience in real estate, economics, or finance.
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret data. Self-starter, proactive, strategic thinking and the ability to align research with the business.
  • Excellent writing, communication and public speaking skills are required.
  • Proven experience developing and implementing process, creating efficiencies, and providing metrics to prove ROI.
  • Strong knowledge of financial terms and ability to conduct analyses.
  • Strict attention to detail and ability to manage complex projects across a variety of functions
  • Ability to prioritize while working in a fast-paced environment and handling multiple projects with changing priorities.
  • Extensive use of Microsoft Office (specifically Excel and PowerPoint) and knowledge of CoStar, Adobe Creative Suite, JD Edwards, and Microsoft.


HITT Contracting Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, supporting employment of qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.




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