Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Full-time position
Category: Community/Economic Development, Development Finance, Economics/Finance Research
Experience: 1-3 years

SB Friedman Development Advisors is a development consulting firm with a mission to guide and enable our clients to create high-quality places through the practice of real estate economics, development finance and urban planning. We assist in the planning and implementation of complex public-private real estate development projects. We work closely with our clients to evaluate development potential and financial and business impacts; project market and financial feasibility; identify innovative public-private development solutions; and prepare implementable development strategies. The firm works nationally, with a focus on the Midwest. Clients include various cities, suburbs, metro planning organizations and other public bodies, not-for-profit institutions, and private developers.

Key Responsibilities

Associates are responsible for research, quantitative and qualitative analysis, data synthesis, presentation of findings, and preparation of deliverables (presentations, technical memoranda and reports). Associates are assigned to multiple projects at one time. Candidates should have demonstrated ability to sift, organize, analyze and synthesize various data in a timely manner, ask thoughtful questions and draw reasonable conclusions and/or recommendations from the analysis.

Requirements of Position

Candidates must have a graduate degree in urban planning, business or real estate and demonstrate:

  • Exceptional quantitative analysis skills, particularly using Microsoft Excel
  • Strong writing ability
  • Strength in oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Detail orientation and accuracy
  • A driver's license (within six months of start)

In addition, successful candidates will have academic and/or professional experience in areas relevant to our practice, such as:

  • Demographic and economic analysis
  • Public finance and tax projections
  • Real estate market analysis
  • Real estate financial analysis/feasibility
  • Experience with GIS

The following additional skills and experience are desirable for Associate candidates:

  • Experience with IMPLAN and/or similar tools
  • Experience with Esri Business Analyst

To Apply

Please upload the following documents (pdf or Word) to the form below:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Written sample of your professional work

Writing samples should be primarily authored by the applicant; if a team project is submitted, clearly indicate the responsibilities and contributions of the applicant. Incomplete submittals or submittals in other formats may not be considered or reviewed.

All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service.

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