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Associate Business Analyst

Consulting – Advisory
19029251 Requisition #

The Associate Analyst position for the CBRE Business Analytics group provides analytical support through research, data collection and data management of information for the organization. This role focuses on data research to support our proprietary software systems used for facility cost forecasting. Our software systems are used both internally for CBRE and externally for clients to forecast facility operations costs and capital expenses to support budgeting, benchmarking, capital planning & risk avoidance, and cost savings initiatives.

An associate analyst is responsible for researching data and maintaining the database that houses the data used for our software systems. The associate analyst works closely with our development team to integrate data into the database for deployment to our software systems. The associate analyst is responsible for quality assurance of the data throughout the integration and deployment process.

CBRE Business Analytics also helps our clients develop budgets, benchmark facility operating costs, and predict upcoming capital requirements using our software systems. An associate analyst supports projects to collect the requisite client real estate data, build and refine cost models using CBRE tools, and present a meaningful financial story in formal reports and briefings.

The ideal candidate possesses a broad skill set. Required skills include: focused data research and organization; strong technical capabilities with data manipulation and aggregation; strong Excel and Access background; SQL and Tableau experience preferred; and client-facing communications preferred. Zero to two years of related experience. Office is based in Goleta, CA.


CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2013 revenue). The Company has approximately 75,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website atwww.cbre.com.

Based in Goleta, CA, this office provides consulting services, cloud and server-based software tools, and statistical indices that solve real estate business problems through robust data analytics. While the work is fast paced and challenging, the environment is casual and flexible.


Responsible for data collection, data input and/or aggregation and data auditing to support CBRE Business Analytics software systems.

Collect key financial and real estate portfolio data from clients for inclusion in cost models.

Develop and refine facility cost models for operating and maintain a real estate portfolio using CBRE proprietary software and other analytical tools.

Miscellaneous technical support for marketing materials, and data support for CBRE software systems.

Reviews accuracy of information provided and responds to requests from management and vendors.

Assists in generating Business As Usual (BAU) reports. Supports ad-hoc presentation/analysis development and responds to information requests from management.

Other duties may be assigned.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university. Master's degree preferred. 0-2 years of related experience.


None required.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.


Excellent data management, manipulation, and analysis skills. Understanding of relational databases. Proficiency in database technologies such as Microsoft Access or SQL Server is preferred.


Requires basic knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions. Conducts basic financial analysis.


Ability to understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations. Ability to solve problems in standard situations. Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.


Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite Products, particularly Excel and Access. SQL and Tableau experience are preferred. Comfortable working independently and collaboratively.


Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.


The office is based out of Goleta, CA.

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About CBRE (NYSE: CBRE): At CBRE, you are empowered to take your career path into your own hands. Enjoy workplace flexibility in a global organization with tremendous scale. Work in an inclusive and collaborative environment with supportive teammates. Come experience the employee advantage at CBRE.

CBRE has a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

As a Fortune 500 worldwide leader in real estate services, CBRE’s more than 90,000 professionals provide exceptional outcomes for clients in over approximately 480 offices worldwide.  When it comes to real estate, CBRE sees potential everywhere. We turn scale into strength, expense into performance, and property into prosperity. Visit cbre.us.

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