Market Intelligence Specialist - Real Estate

Job Title: Market Intelligence Specialist - Real Estate
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 532279_1495598427
Contact Name: Vinay Sajnani
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 24, 2017 05:00

Job Description

Our Client:

The Market Intelligence Specialist supports the real estate team with day-to-day intelligence gathering (externally/internally), market forecasting, analysis of trends and changes in the competitive landscape using a range of research methods, both quantitative and qualitative. His/her role is also to deliver on-going market updates and tracking and to inform short and long-term strategic planning.

The individual will own the market research process and information output for the luxury retail real estate market in these regions and is a crucial team member within the Real Estate team. This role can be based in Hong Kong or Shanghai.

Key Responsibilities

  • Own the process for market research and dissemination of intelligence across the Real Estate team as well as Group brands

  • Understand the strategic direction and tactical options for the team and infer implications for intelligence acquisition, sometimes outside 'business as usual'; support the strategic planning process by documenting demand trends; forecasts; evolution/structure of competition
  • Identify areas of research and intelligence gaps on an on-going basis; structure of issues/questions to be answered; propose approaches to resolve gaps or deepen understanding
  • Synthesize the research and distil to the Real Estate team through regular market updates
  • Work closely with stakeholders regarding what pieces of information/research are needed and how these would feed into the analyses/questions which need to be answered
  • Commission primary research studies and source secondary research reports to address specific enquiries as well as general gaps in knowledge, or to further expand market understanding
  • Manage access to information subscriptions and industry market and competition databases for the luxury and real estate industries
  • Develop in-house quantitative market demand forecasts, comparing with third party sources
  • Develop/expand the network of informal sources: external analysts; external consultants; heads of insights/intelligence at brand and landlord level, etc.
  • Participate to a range of industry conferences and issue market intel synthesis notes from such conferences
  • Present boiled down versions of industry findings directly to some brands or at events

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum of 6 years' professional experience working within the APAC region in a market intelligence function and competitor analysis
  • Background in fashion retailer, a consulting firm or an equity research team, with an excellent understanding of the luxury and/or real estate sectors and passion for these markets
  • Experience leading multiple complex research projects simultaneously and ability to multi-task
  • Experience commissioning and managing research from 3rd parties
  • Proven quantitative and qualitative analytical ability, and ability to push knowledge boundaries
  • Engaging and effective presentation style,
  • Business Administration university degree preferred; MBA is a plus,
  • Proficient in several languages,
  • Proficient in PowerPoint, Excel and database management systems,
  • Frequent domestic and international travel to required market areas.

If you are interested in exploring this role further, please send your resume to Vinay Sajnani at or call directly on +852 3695 5187 for a confidential discussion.