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Director of Academic Relations

CoStar Group Washington Full-Time
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Director of Academic Relations


Job Description


We are seeking a Director to manage CoStar’s relationship with the academic community.  The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in a related field, including but not limited to real estate, economics, finance, or urban planning, and will have experience working in an academic environment.  The successful candidate will liaise between CoStar’s Quantitative Analytics Group and the academic community to produce high quality co-authored research.


ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will formalize and deepen CoStar’s relationships with selected institutions and academics.  Key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop the scholar.costar.com platform (with CoStar development resources) into a robust platform for interacting with the academic community around the world
  • Identify institutions and academics with whom CoStar would like to strategically engage to jointly pursue interesting research topics
  • Stay abreast of published research in industry journals
  • Review and vet research proposals from academics
  • Liaise between CoStar’s Quantitative Analytics Group and the academic community to produce high-quality co-authored research
  • Develop familiarity with CoStar datasets and analytic methodology
  • Coordinate multiple ongoing joint research projects
  • Establish formal partnerships with select academic institutions who will contribute forecasts and models to be used in the CoStar product
  • Establish (with CoStar counsel) legal protocol for data sharing and data protection
  • Represent CoStar at academic and industry conferences and events
  • Oversee the CoStar University program through which academic institutions may access CoStar data
  • Help develop real estate curriculum programs at select institutions, and potentially participate in selecting candidates for CoStar-endowed professorships
  • Help develop a curriculum for a certification program for real estate professional development

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree in related field (PhD preferred)
  • 10+ years experience working in or with academia
  • Connections with leading academics and institutions in fields related to real estate
  • Record of publication of high-quality, peer-reviewed papers in real-estate related topics
  • Data analysis skills and understanding of quantitative methods
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work with both CoStar’s internal Quantitative Analytics Group and external academics
  • Excellent management skills to coordinate multiple ongoing joint research projects
  • Good understanding of academic publishing protocols

This senior-level role will report to CoStar’s Vice President of Market Analytics.  The role may be based in Boston, San Francisco, Washington DC, or Atlanta.

CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing

 

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CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ — CSGP) is commercial real estate's leading provider of information, analytic and marketing services.

Founded in 1987, CoStar is the primary provider of websites for commercial real estate information, analytics and marketing services. The company conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information. Our suite of online services enables clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availabilities.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe with a staff of approximately 2,000 worldwide, including the industry's largest professional research organization. CoStar’s current market cap exceeds $4 Billion.


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