Research Senior Associate/Assistant Vice President

Chicago, IL
Research – Research /
/ Hybrid
Harrison Street is a leading investment management firm exclusively focused on alternative real assets. Headquartered in Chicago and London with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia, the Firm has more than 280-employees and nearly $56 billion in assets under management. Clients of the Firm include a global institutional investor base domiciled in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Latin America.

The Firm is seeking a mid-level professional to join the Research department. This person will be an integral part of the team and will be responsible analytical and research support for senior management in the real estate investment decision making process.

How you add value:

    • Acquire, create and analyze fundamental information including “white papers" annually to reflect evolving business, investment and capital market trends by sector
    • Analyze economic, demographic and social data and trends, nationally and by market to determine present and future impact on Harrison Street’s investments
    • Fulfill research requests from external / internal clients and investor requests to aid in investment strategy, market risk assessment and portfolio strategy
    • Author or assist in quarterly research reports for each Harrison Street sector providing current performance data and the Harrison Street investment outlook for the category. Individual sector research reports will be sent to current and prospective investors and other external Harrison Street constituencies
    • Explore potential new categories for Harrison Street to invest in as part of the existing Harrison Street Funds or as a co-investment with other investors.  Provide an overview and rationale for each prospective category
    • Fulfill research requests from external / internal clients and investor requests to aid in investment strategy, market risk assessment and portfolio strategy
    • Other duties as assigned

Requirements: What you bring to the role

    • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience
    • 5+ years of experience in real estate, market research or similar fields preferred  
    • Fluency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
    • Strong communication skills: both written and verbal


    • Strong medical, dental and vision plans 
    • Flexible Spending Accounts & Dependent Care Account (with employer match) 
    • Life, accidental death and disability plans 
    • Commuter Reimbursement Program (with employer match) 
    • Employee assistance programs 
    • 401K plan with Harrison Street contribution 
    • 13 paid holidays and Flex Fridays  
    • 16-week paid parental leave 
    • Wellness room for nursing mothers
    • Monthly cell phone bill reimbursement 
    • Professional development stipend 
    • Wellness & Charitable Contribution Programs 
    • Manager trainings and employee development opportunities 
    • Dress for your day! 
Harrison Street is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.

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Harrison Street does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Harrison Street will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Harrison Street.