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Chief Economist in London at JLL

Date Posted: 1/8/2019

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About JLL

We’re JLL. We’re a professional services and investment management firm specializing in real estate. We help organizations around the world achieve their ambitions by owning, occupying and investing in real estate.

If you’re looking to step up your career, JLL is the perfect professional home. At JLL, you’ll have a chance to innovate with the world’s leading businesses, put that expertise into action on landmark projects, and work on game-changing real estate initiatives. You’ll also make long-lasting professional connections through sharing different perspectives, and you’ll be inspired by the best. We’re focused on opportunity and want to help you make the most of yours. Achieve your ambitions – join us at JLL!

We are looking for a Chief Economist for our Pan EMEA Research business line.

The Chief Economist will be a senior leader who will direct economic analysis for JLL across the EMEA region as an integrated component of our research program.  The role will be accountable for leading economic and property market forecasting efforts, publishing best in class real time economic research, and presenting JLL’s house view at industry and client events and to firm leadership to guide strategy.  The Chief Economist will track key global and regional macroeconomic, demographic, and industry trends and indicators and work closely with property and local market research experts, global counterparts, business intelligence specialists and business leaders to analyse and predict implications for the commercial real estate market.  The role will contribute economic insights to thought leadership content, strategy, business development efforts, and in customized client delivery efforts.  The Chief Economist will report directly to the Head of EMEA Research and be a member of the EMEA Research Board.

What this job involves

  • Direct economic and property market forecasting: Oversee in-depth economic analysis and lead modelling and forecasting efforts across property types and key market geographies in the EMEA region.
  • Profile: represent JLL and present our house view through multimedia publications, external media outlets, at client events, and at industry conferences
  • Thought leadership: develop and present insightful analyses that demonstrate JLL’s position and expertise on current economic, industry, and commercial real estate trends
  • Create and implement an economic research program: leveraging proprietary and external sources develop and implement a scalable program for tracking economic and demographic trends that create value for our local geographies and business lines.
  • Client engagement: contribute directly to clients and business development efforts through analysis and strategy in support of large pitches and sophisticated pitches.
  • Advanced analytics: Partner with business intelligence and technology experts to explore new methodologies and models for predictive analysis.

Every day is different, and in all these activities, we’d encourage you to show your ingenuity.

Sound like you? To apply you need to be / have:

  • Masters or PhD in economics, econometrics and proven track record in economic analysis or related field 
  • Advanced analytical and modelling capabilities
  • Deep understanding of commercial RE across primary property types – office, industrial, retail, residential, and hotel
  • Dynamic presentation skills and experience presenting insightful content.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Management experience and ability to lead a team and program.
  • Ability to lead research initiatives in alignment with business and marketing objectives.

What you can expect from us

You’ll join an entrepreneurial, inclusive culture. One where we succeed together – across the desk and around the globe. Where like-minded people work naturally together to achieve great things.

Our Total Rewards program reflects our commitment to helping you achieve your ambitions in career, recognition, wellbeing, benefits and pay.

Join us to develop your strengths and enjoy a fulfilling career full of varied experiences. Keep those ambitions in sights and imagine where JLL can take you...

Apply today!

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