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  • Company:
    CoStar Group
  • Location:
    Washington, DC 20001
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    Full Time Employee
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About Us
At CoStar Group, we use technology to connect the world's leading real estate professionals with the people and information they need to succeed. Whether that's researching what's on the market, valuing properties, matching buyers and sellers, or connecting people looking for a great apartment with the right apartment owners and managers, we're in the business of helping clients reach their goals.

We're working to build a world where people can reach their real estate goals more efficiently and e­ffectively with the best tools and information available. That's why we created CoStar Group, and that vision keeps us moving forward every day.

Over the last 20+ years, we've made sure to build a team and a culture that people want to be a part of. By creating an engaging, dynamic, and healthy environment to work in, we've built a team that wants to work together to achieve their goals and the goals of our company.
Research Manager

Company Overview:

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

Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the most accurate database available of commercial real estate information. Our suite of online services enables clients to reduce their real estate transactions costs while discovering powerful new insights into commercial property values, market conditions and current availabilities.  Many of the world’s most prestigious organizations rely on CoStar and its subsidiaries, including GE Capital, the Federal Reserve, Wal-Mart, UBS and Starbuck’s, as well as premier real estate organizations such as Aimco, Jones Lang LaSalle and Tishman Speyer. CoStar’s researchers provide the data facilitating over $500 billion dollars in real estate transactions annually.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CoStar maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe with a staff of approximately 1,500 worldwide, including the industry's largest professional research organization.

Position Overview:

CoStar Group is currently seeking professional, goal and career oriented Managers to join our growing research team in Washington, DC.   The mission of each team is to provide our customers with accurate data specific to various geographic markets.   Armed with a deep commitment to customer service, a passion for accurate data, and strong supervisory skills, our Research Managers lead and coach teams of 8-12 Research Associates tasked with capturing the pulse of each market through interviews with brokers and others involved in commercial real estate transactions.  The Research Manager delivers outstanding team performance and client service with a constant focus on growing and maintaining the highest quality data.  Research Managers fully “own” their markets and customer relationships, and conduct quarterly Advisory Board meetings to present insight and trend analysis to their top clients.


Essential Functions:

  • Provide Customers with an Unparalleled Source of Accurate Data that Increasingly Reflects Market Reality
  • Coaching and Staff Development to Achieve Maximized Performance
  • Recruiting and Retention
  • Building Brand Awareness


  • Provide day-to-day coaching and support to teams of Research Associates; Actively coach Research Associates through on-the-floor training sessions, team meetings, phone evaluations, and feedback sessions to discuss performance and developmental needs.
  • Attract, develop, and retain a team of strong Research Associates.
  • Participate in interviews and make high-quality hiring decisions.
  • Work with Center Director to improve retention.
  • Provide outstanding service to clients and prospects regarding our research methodology and products.
  • Work closely with the sales team to generate new revenue and retain our existing clients.
  • Deepen awareness of the company's full suite of products to customers, prospects and other players in the commercial real estate industry.
  • Reach out to key contacts within each market to develop the working relationships necessary to capture data.
  • Conduct regular audits and analyses to ensure that data is accurate.

Skills and Qualifications: A successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor Degree required.
  • Proven experience in supervisory and leadership roles; experience must demonstrate clear potential for managing a team of 8-10 Research Associates and or multiple smaller teams.
  • Intellectual horsepower, with knowledge of commercial real estate, or the willingness and ability to learn commercial real estate.
  • A passion for working with and guiding others in their professional growth and development.
  • Clear potential for managing and improving the productivity of high-volume interviewing and research processes that are intellectually demanding.
  • High level of comfort and experience managing individuals who are measured and rewarded in a transparent, pay-for performance environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, keep schedules, and perform to target levels in a fast-paced production environment without compromising quality.
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and leadership skills; ability to learn and apply new concepts quickly.
  • Proven track record of outstanding service to clients, particularly in information-intensive products.
  • Excellent presentation skills and comfort presenting information and insight to high-profile client groups.
  • Proficiency in MS Office is required, including high proficiency in Excel.


  • Extensive paid training program.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, prescription and vision benefits with a choice of two plans.
  • Company-paid life insurance for one time's your annual base salary to a maximum of $300,000 per year.
  • Company-paid long-term and short-term disability benefits.
  • 12 days accrued paid vacation 1st year; 5 days sick leave per year, and 2 personal days.
  • A 401(k) plan with immeidate eligibility and enhanced company match.
  • Generous monthly Metro subsidy.
  • On-site fitness center and Yoga classes.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.