Research Associate - Columbia, MD

Location: US-MD Columbia
Job Code: 3627
# of Openings: 0



Do you want to play a key role in one of commercial real estate’s fastest growing companies? Do you enjoy building relationships and digging for information? Do you thrive in fast-paced, performance-based environments?


As a Research Associate with CoStar, you’ll be at the heart of the $11 trillion commercial real estate industry, capturing market-critical information that enables our clients to make informed high impact business decisions. Our database is the largest centralized, real-time database of commercial real estate information available today. CoStar researchers compile and personally verify data from across the country to proactively track ownership, availability, sale, and lease of over half a million commercial properties.  We have 1.6M listings, 4.2M buildings and make 120,000 updates to the database daily.


Join CoStar and get your career in this dynamic industry started off on the right foot!


Core responsibilities

  • Grow an accurate and complete database of commercial real estate inventory, conducting up to 20 +  daily interviews to brokers, developers, investors, and other real estate professionals to obtain real-time property and transaction data
  • Effectively maintain and build mutually beneficial relationships with clients
  • Investigate new property leads to be verified from field researchers, SEC filings, news articles, and tax records
  • Dissect trends and collaborate with regional-based teams to verify quarterly data that will help tell the story of an entire market


Successful Research Associate candidates will:

  • Demonstrate a strong interest in the commercial real estate industry
  • Have experience researching and processing large amounts of detailed information
  • Have experience providing a high level of customer service
  • Manage multiple, changing priorities and excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Be goal-oriented, competitive and motivated by success


Applicant requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Permanent US work authorization


Position benefits

  • Four-week training program emphasizing commercial real estate principles, branding techniques, and client service phone skills
  • Quarterly bonuses based on data metrics met
  • Opportunities to gain subject matter expertise, advance to management quickly, or explore other opportunities within CoStar
  • Generous medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
  • 401k plan with company match and an employee stock purchase plan


CoStar is the number one provider of information regarding commercial real estate properties, tenants, and sale and forms the core of CoStar Group, a commercial real estate information and services group. Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment background checks and substance abuse testing. *LI-MB1EVE

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