Investment Comparables Research Manager

up to £50k
15 Sep 2016
13 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Investment Comparables Research Manager 

Location: Glasgow 

Salary up to £50k

Company Overview

Commercial property is one of the most important parts of the economy. It ranks among the largest investment classes and nearly everyone enters a commercial property on a daily basis to work, shop or to be entertained. CoStar Group exists to provide property professionals with information and insight to help them navigate this complex environment delivering efficiency and transparency. We are looking for people that share our passion for comprehensive, objective and reliable information. Forbes’ list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies named CoStar Group in fifteenth position globally in 2015.

In the UK, CoStar Group is on a successful growth trajectory. We have achieved a leading position since the launch of our revolutionary new product, CoStar Suite, in January 2013. We are a team of engaged and enthusiastic people who put client service and product excellence, combined with total integrity, at the top of our list of values. Our customer centric approach delivers great technology to access the UK's largest database of commercial buildings and transactions, live market data and news supported by powerful online analysis tools.

Following from the success of our business in the United Kingdom, CoStar Group is now ready to embark on an ambitious plan delivering growth and expansion in Europe and in wider global markets. This will bring new challenges and opportunities as we build the first truly international commercial property information business.

We can offer a role in a dynamic, high achieving, high growth international company to the right candidates.

Job Purpose of the Investment Comparables Research Manager:

The Research Manager is responsible for supervising and coaching a team of 10 Research Associates working to deliver an accurate picture of investment sales transactions for commercial real estate in theUK. The Research Manager will lead a team of Research Associates who capture current, accurate and complete information on all sale transactions over £1million nationwide.

The Manager will take ownership of their team’s performance and results whilst retaining a constant focus on growing and maintaining the highest quality database. The Research Manager will deliver the highest quality and the most complete information to CoStar’s customers by managing both the data and the people.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience of the Investment Comparables Research Manager:


  • A degree in Surveying or similar property related discipline and proficiency in MS office
  • Coaching skills and a passion for developing others
  • Previous experience in effectively leading and managing a team
  • Professional work experience producing sale comparables or analyzing real estate transactions
  • Experience in an environment that measures and rewards individuals for meeting and exceeding performance targets
  • Commercial Real estate experience
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced work environment
  • Proficiency in windows based applications
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to learn and apply concepts


  • Knowledge of the commercial real estate agency business and its key players
  • Experience of real estate investment transactions, in execution, negotiation or analysis

What is in it for you?

You would be part of a fast-changing and ambitious group which has already commenced its aggressive expansion plans, and you will be part of a dynamic field based team who serve the Research function across the whole of theUK.  We offer an attractive salary and benefits package, including 33 days holidays per year. We also have a Ride2work scheme, competitive pension scheme, birthday lunches, interest free season ticket loans, the ability to buy and sell holidays and many more fantastic benefits.

If you feel that you meet the criteria, please apply! 

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