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Senior Research Analyst, Private Rented Sector

Date: 13-May-2022

Location: London, GB, W1U 8AN

Company: Knight Frank

Reference No 19888 
Title Senior Research Analyst, Private Rented Sector 
Type Permanent 
Salary Range Competitive
Division Residential 
Sub Division Research 
Department Residential Research (10000116) 
Location 55 Baker Street 


Knight Frank’s market leading Residential Investment Research team is at the forefront of the residential investment and development sector in the UK and Europe. Our Research department is looking to recruit a Senior Research Analyst to focus on residential investment and development research and consultancy. The role will focus on research service delivery for the Residential Investment, Private Rented Sector (including Build to Rent and Co-living).


The role that data and data analysis plays in the decision-making processes of both internal and external stakeholders is becoming more important and the Senior Analyst opportunity will support the ongoing expansion of Knight Frank’s wider Residential Investment team. The Senior Research Analyst role will be engaged in projects across all key service lines, working in partnership with agency, valuation and consultancy teams along with other disciplines within research such as Geospatial and Data Science. 


The Senior Research Analyst’s responsibilities will involve the analysis and interrogation of a range of data and market intelligence and the preparation of research outputs aimed at answering questions relating to residential development, investment and market dynamics across the UK and Europe. 


Operating environment


  • The role is based within the Residential Investment Research team that sits within the wider Global Research team at Knight Frank’s 55 Baker Street office
  • Day to day management will be undertaken by the residential investment research leads for both Student Property and the PRS alongside Knight Frank’s Head of Residential Investment Research & Consultancy
  • The role is focussed specifically on the delivery of a research service to external clients and the Student Property and PRS teams


The role


  • To undertake high quality analysis of key external and proprietary databases to support the Residential Investment Research team and their internal and external stakeholders;
  • Preparation of regular outputs for internal and external stakeholders – including data books, dashboards and written reports;
  • The creation of market presentations to support client meetings;
  • Responding to ad-hoc data requests from within the wider research team and internal and external stakeholders;
  • Working with the wider research team to establish market trends and drivers;
  • Working with and assisting the Student Property and PRS research leads (Ben Serle & Lizzie Breckner)




  • University degree (1st or 2:1) or relevant industry experience
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar analytics or real estate role
  • Exceptional numeracy skills and a strong approach to drawing conclusions from data and a variety of other market intelligence
  • Demonstrable capability to ensure accuracy in manipulating, analysing and presenting data, with excellent attention to detail
  • Personal skills suited to working within a professional team environment as well as for a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently on multiple projects
  • An interest in real estate markets and policy relating to residential investment and development 




  • MS Office (in particular MS Excel) - essential
  • Experience in at least two of the following - GIS, SQL, PYTHON, R, SPSS, Excel Macros, Power Bi, Flourish, and real estate data systems (such as Co-Star, Radius, RCA, Property Data and Agents Insight)




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