Chief Economist, Residential

CoStar Group, US-DC Washington DC

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Chief Economist, Residential

Job Description


CoStar Group (NASDAQ: CSGP) is a leading global provider of commercial and residential real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces.  Included in the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ 100, CoStar Group is on a mission to digitize the world’s real estate, empowering all people to discover properties, insights and connections that improve their businesses and lives. 

We have been living and breathing the world of real estate information and online marketplaces for over 35 years, giving us the perspective to create truly unique and valuable offerings to our customers.  We’ve continually refined, transformed and perfected our approach to our business, creating a language that has become standard in our industry, for our customers, and even our competitors.  We continue that effort today and are always working to improve and drive innovation.  This is how we deliver for our customers, our employees, and investors.  By equipping the brightest minds with the best resources available, we provide an invaluable edge in real estate. is already one of the fastest growing real estate portals in the industry, we are driven to be #1. Just ask Brad Bellflower, Chief Change Officer at After its acquisition in 2014, quickly turned into the most popular place to find a place. Proven success at the highest level – and we’re doing it again with the new is a CoStar Group company with 20+ years' experience in leading and growing digital marketplaces. We pride ourselves on continually improving, innovating, and setting the standard for property search and marketing experiences. With we’re building a brand on the cusp of defining the industry. We’re looking for big thinkers, brave leaders, and creative advertising wizards ready to influence a new age of homebuying within a tried-and-true, award-winning company. 

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CoStar is seeking a Residential Chief Economist to join our growing residential division. is the industry’s leading consumer search marketplace connecting agents, buyers and sellers. With the combination of and Homesnap, a leading digital residential real estate solutions provider, we are building a platform that offers a more collaborative online home sale and purchase experience.

The Economist is responsible for developing and implementing data-driven commentary focused on the US housing market. The Economist will be CoStar’s industry-facing representative for the brand and be responsible for delivering CoStar’s view and outlook of the housing market at industry events and through interviews, TV appearances, and written commentary. The ideal candidate possesses extensive housing market expertise, strong communication skills, and a proven record of engaging effectively with the industry, media, and the broader public.

The position can be based in most major US cities, in an optional hybrid work environment. This senior-level role will report to CoStar’s Vice President of Market Analytics.


  • Develop a national house view of the housing market. Serve as CoStar’s subject matter expert on all housing themes, trends, and topics

  • Represent CoStar as a speaker at national and regional US housing industry events and conferences

  • Communicate CoStar’s view of the housing market to national and regional media outlets through interviews, TV appearances, and news article collaborations. Compose regular news articles highlighting US housing market trends

  • Present to CoStar’s existing and prospective clients

  • Create national housing market report content for CoStar’s analytic platform

  • Write and deliver monthly content for CoStar’s national housing video updates


  • Advanced degree in economics, urban planning, real estate, or related field

  • Ten or more years of housing market research and communication experience and engagement with the industry and the broader public via publications and presentations

  • Proven record of engaging effectively with various media outlets through interviews, TV appearances, and written commentary on the housing market

  • Effective and engaging presentation skills

  • Deep knowledge of the US housing market, its players, and its data sources

  • Strong analytical and writing skills


When you join CoStar Group, you’ll experience a collaborative and innovative culture working alongside the best and brightest to empower our people and customers to succeed. 


We offer you generous compensation and performance-based incentives. CoStar Group also invests in your professional and academic growth with internal training, tuition reimbursement, and an inter-office exchange program. 

Our benefits package includes (but is not limited to): 

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage: Medical / Vision / Dental / Prescription Drug 

  • Life, legal, and supplementary insurance 

  • Virtual and in person mental health counseling services for individuals and family 

  • Commuter and parking benefits 

  • 401(K) retirement plan with matching contributions 

  • Employee stock purchase plan 

  • Paid time off 

  • Tuition reimbursement 

  • On-site fitness center and/or reimbursed fitness center membership costs (location dependent), with yoga studio, Pelotons, personal training, group exercise classes

  • Access to CoStar Group’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Employee Resource Groups 

  • Complimentary gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fresh fruit, and other healthy snacks 

We welcome all qualified candidates who are currently eligible to work full-time in the United States to apply.  However, please note that CoStar Group is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position. 



CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing

About CoStar Group

CoStar Group is the leading provider of online real estate marketplaces, information, and analytics in the commercial and residential property markets.

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