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Employment Opportunity: Heartland Is Hiring a Research Analyst -POSITION FILLED


Position filled, please check back for additional opportunities to join the Heartland team.

Heartland is seeking candidates for a full time Research Analyst position.

See details below for information about the position and how to apply.

Heartland is a Seattle-based real estate advisory and investment firm with over 35 years of experience creating value for clients, including families and family-owned businesses, non-profit organizations, corporations, and real estate development, investment and operating companies. Heartland combines strategy development and analytical rigor with execution capabilities in real estate brokerage, asset management, capital markets, and development services to positively impact the communities, organizations and families with whom we work. In 2019, Heartland merged with Laird Norton Properties (“LNP”) to create a unique, multi-faceted and fully integrated business and real estate enterprise.

Click here for more information about what we do at Heartland.


As a Research Analyst (“RA”) you will:

  • Conduct market, demographic, economic, and financial data collection and analysis for a wide range of real estate product types, geographies, and client types.
  • Maintain data platforms and sources.
  • Contribute to creating deliverables for clients.
  • Work across a wide range of projects and teams.


Key Skills & Competencies

Applicants should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Excellent capabilities in market research and analysis
  • Facility with multiple data sources
  • Exposure to real estate fundamentals
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Quantitative analysis and financial modeling capabilities (beneficial)


  • Facility with Office 365 (including Excel, Teams and SharePoint)
  • GIS (beneficial, but not required)
  • Tableau (beneficial, but not required)
  • MS Access (beneficial, but not required)

Educational & Professional Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in appropriate fields (business, finance, public policy, real estate)
  • 1-3 years experience in related fields desired

Our ideal candidate will have a strong compatibility with Heartland culture in terms of intellectual curiosity, team-oriented nature, problem-solving capacity, desire to learn new skills as projects demand, a focus on high-quality work product, and ability to work in a fluid, fast-paced environment.

  • High level of integrity
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Proactive self-starter with ability to both take direction and also set own action plan
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and meet delivery deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within teams
  • Ability to probe, ask the right questions, and dig beneath the surface to test the validity of information
  • Ability to think critically, solve problems and make well-reasoned business decisions
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong work ethic
  • Interdisciplinary capabilities
  • Ability to interact with clients
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Ability to focus on a variety of tasks simultaneously
  • Team orientation
  • Flexibility


Reporting & Teaming
RA will report to Principals and collaborate with team and internal project staff on a project-by-project basis.

Pending client needs and projects, day trips throughout the Puget Sound Region and occasional out-of-state travel is expected.

Market appropriate; experience and skills considered, comprehensive benefits package included.

This is a full-time position based in Seattle, Washington.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Efforts
We are an equal opportunity employer. We recognize that our mission and values are best advanced by the leadership and contributions of individuals of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our region’s diversity is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status, or other status protected by law.
As advisors by trade, we know that innovative solutions emerge from unique perspectives, experiences and identities. As such, our team and our partners are our life force. We encourage employees to get involved and to feel comfortable voicing their opinions and sharing their ideas; our goal is for everyone to feel and be heard, included and acknowledged. To that end, we are committed to continue working to become a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization. We know it is a journey and while we may not get it right all the time, we are committed to listening and learning in order to effect change in our organization and beyond.

Hybrid Work Expectations
In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, all employees have been given the opportunity to work remotely within the State of Washington. In this remote context, in-person meetings, site visits, etc. are occasionally required and expected within the parameters of Heartland’s COVID protocols as well as applicable law. While the specific details of the hybrid policy have not yet been finalized, once the company makes the decision to return to the office, this position will likely have the opportunity to be a hybrid model combining the option of both remote and in-office work or the option of all in-office.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
Heartland has an employee vaccination policy in effect and, if hired, any applicant must provide appropriate evidence of full vaccination prior to the agreed upon employment start date, subject to any applicable religious or medical exemptions required by applicable law.

Application Process & Contact Information
Applications shall include the following:
Cover Letter

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and should be sent via email to:
Carrie Christensen, Project Administrator / Marketing Coordinator

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