Research Director - Data Visualization & Analytics

Jones Lang LaSalle   •  

Chicago, IL

5 - 7 years

Posted 177 days ago

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Objective of Role: 

JLL Americas Research is seeking a Research Director – Data Visualization & Analytics to lead the Americas Research GIS and BI team. The goal of this position is to revolutionize how commercial real estate data is visualized and consumed, as well as setting the strategy, rollout and delivery of the team’s data and analytics by leveraging best in class GIS and BI platforms. The need to continually evolve the platform and stay current on best in class tools and trends is a must. This position will work closely with all levels of Research including upper management, local analysts, and members of the Americas IT and Global Data groups.  Communication and collaboration will also be necessary with other groups and business lines within JLL.  The position will report to the Sr. Director of Data Management & Technology within Research.  The position will be based in Chicago IL.


  • Responsible for the management of the Americas Research GIS and BI teams and all deliverables
  • Partner with Research leadership and the business to build a go to market “product” for our clients to efficiently analyze the market
  • Stay up to date on best in class data visualization and analytical tools and institute industry best practices within the team
  • Set the strategy around key internal and external data visualization and analytical platform deliverables
  • Bring together Research, technology, reporting and advanced analytics expertise to deliver scalable and innovative data products to support our internal teams and external clients
  • Insure the visual content that is developed by the team is scalable, sustainable and incorporates industry best practices
  • Work with our global data team to build out a best in class third party data library that can be leveraged by the enterprise

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a demonstrated interest in commercial real estate
  • 5+ years of data visualization and analytics experience
  • A track record of managing a decentralized high performing team
  • Great communication skills and a positive presence
  • Ability to multi-task and work successfully under pressure to effectively manage projects and deadlines
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills
  • Analytical/problem solving skills are highly desired; ability to understand and communicate information to members of the Research and IT groups
  • Must have a desire to work within a diverse, collaborative and driven professional environment