Hanley Wood

Consultant/Houston and Austin, TX Markets

Job Location US-TX-Houston | US-TX-Austin
Posted Date 3 days ago(3/14/2018 1:44 PM)
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Consultant/Houston and Austin Markets

Metrostudy is a consulting firm and the nation’s leading provider of primary and secondary market information to the housing, retail, and related industries nationwide. The candidate may be based out of either Houston or Austin.


Metrostudy is seeking a highly motivated individual to work in the position of Consultant in the Houston and Austin, Texas areas. The position entails compiling and analyzing housing and economic market data, traveling to visit real estate development sites (primarily residential), developing relationships within the industry, and contributing to the creation of custom consulting reports.  These reports may include large mixed-use master planned community development, small subdivisions, custom lot analysis, for-sale and for-rent housing and  conversion, consumer segmentation analysis, downtown adaptive reuse, market forecasting and demand modeling, and best-use strategies.  Our custom studies typically involve strategic planning, market research, and/or financial analysis within the housing industry for clients that include land developers, homebuilders, lending institutions, investors, municipalities, and school districts.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducting in-depth market research and analysis on custom consulting projects, which may include field research (travel by car and/or air) as well as in-office, desktop research.
  • Provide conclusions on project by collecting, verifying, and analyzing property information, competitive properties, housing activity trends on starts, closings, sales, lot deliveries, sales rates, demand factors, and social, economic, environmental, and governmental characteristics, as well as interviewing those involved to turn qualitative information into quantitative.
  • Working within a team of Regional Directors, Managing Consultants, and Market Analysts.
  • Present findings and conclusions to clients in both written and oral form, with consistent follow-up to meet client needs.
  • Apply real estate analysis to help recommend development value and target market for new home communities.
  • Develop and maintain effective client relationships and identify opportunities for growth within the industry.
  • Apply understanding of business processes and technical skills to successful completion of project assignments.
  • Ensure timely completion of assigned projects.


Education & Professional Credentials

  • Minimum 5 to 8 years of market research/consulting experience, or 10 to 15 years of extensive experience in real estate, finance, valuation, appraisal, market research, or related field
  • Bachelor’s Degree or advanced degree in relevant discipline (e.g. Economics, Real Estate, Business, Marketing, or other related field).
  • Prior experience with feasibility, valuation, forecast analysis is preferred.


Desired Skills and Experience

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office suite applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, & Outlook), and specifically, have advanced MS Excel skills,
  • Must have above average written, oral, and presentation communication skills including documentation of findings and recommendations.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Familiarity with various sources of real estate information and experience with Metrostudy’s Metrosearch platform is highly desirable.
  • The ideal candidate will be extremely well organized, a quick learner, and take great pride in their work, and be able to work both individually and within a team.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of business ethics.
  • Must be able to handle highly confidential information in a strictly professional manner.
  • Should enjoy analysis, research, problem solving, and helping clients make educated decisions.

Ability to Travel

  • Field work is typically involved, ranging from local to throughout the central United States, with potential for national work, as required based on client requests/commitments.

About Hanley Wood

About Metrostudy


Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, is the leading provider of primary and secondary market information to the housing and related industries nationwide. Metrostudy provides research, data, analytics and consulting services to help builders, developers, lenders, suppliers, retailers, utilities and others make investment and business decisions every day. Metrostudy is a Hanley Wood company.

 You owe it to yourself to work for a dynamic company. Employee satisfaction is important to us, so we provide competitive compensation with a dynamic workplace setting. If you meet the required skills and qualifications and want to learn more, apply on line at http://www.hanleywood.com/careers.


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Hanley Wood is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. m/f/d/v 


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