The Senior Business Analyst position for the CBRE Business Analytics group acts as a project manager and technical lead for business intelligence projects focused on real estate data analyses for CBRE's clients. Through data warehousing, visualization, and examination, this position helps our clients optimize their operations across all service lines: facilities management, project management, finance, portfolio administration, cost forecasting, etc.
A senior analyst works closely with our clients and database technical team to automate data collection from source operational systems, aggregate and standardize the information in a data warehouse, and develop Tableau dashboards that leverage the warehouse to generate meaningful client insights.
Additionally, the CBRE Business Analytics group helps our clients develop budgets, benchmark facility operating costs, and predict upcoming capital requirements. A senior analyst leads projects to collect the requisite client real estate data, build and refine cost models using CBRE tools, and present a meaningful financial story in formal reports and briefings.
The ideal candidate possesses a broad skill set. Required skills include: strong technical capabilities with data manipulation and data modeling; advanced Tableau knowledge; extensive project management experience; and client-facing communications. Experience in the corporate real estate outsourcing industry is strongly preferred. Minimum of five years of experience. Advanced degree not required but preferred. Office is based in Santa Barbara, CA but work from home or another CBRE office is an option.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. The Company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com .
Based in Santa Barbara, CA, this office provides consulting services, cloud and server-based software tools, and statistical indices that solve real estate business problems through robust data analytics. While the work is fast paced and challenging, the environment is casual and flexible.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Perform both technical lead and project manager responsibilities for business intelligence and facility cost analyses projects for a variety of corporate and government clients.
Create, maintain and optimize creative data visualizations and dashboards (primarily in Tableau) to derive actionable intelligence.
Aggregation and analysis of quantitative data; forecast and trending of performance data.
Process mapping and efficiency analysis.
Lead on problem solving team that develops recommendations based on data interpretations.
Provide subject matter expertise on data-related processes and analyses.
Collect key financial and real estate portfolio data from clients for inclusion in cost models.
Develop and refine facility cost models for operating and maintain a real estate portfolio using CBRE proprietary software and other analytical tools.
Prepare formal written reports describing project methodology, scope, key assumptions, and results.
Present progress and results to clients (both in-person and virtually) and collects feedback for revisions.
Miscellaneous technical support for marketing materials, and data support for CBRE software systems.
No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May lead project teams and/or plan and supervise assignments of lower level employees.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university. Master's degree or MBA preferred. Minimum 5+ years of related experience.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES
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.
DATA MANAGEMENT AND ANALYTICS Excellent data management, manipulation, and analysis skills. Ability to create integrated data models from disparate sources. Understanding of relational databases. Highly skilled in dashboard design and development. Advanced Tableau skills are required. Proficiency in database technologies such as Microsoft Access or SQL Server is preferred. FINANCIAL AND STATISTICAL KNOWLEDGE
Requires basic knowledge of financial and statistical terms and principles.
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex data sets. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.
OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIES
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite Products, particularly Excel. Comfortable working independently and collaboratively.
Internal Number: 21005489
With broader and deeper capabilities than any other company, CBRE is the leading full-service real estate services and investment organization in the world.
CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2017 revenues of $14.2 billion and more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included in the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #214 in 2017. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 17 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” in the real estate sector for six years in a row. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CBRE.”
CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.