Residential Chief Economist, CoStar Group &

CoStar Group, US-DC Washington DC

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Residential Chief Economist, CoStar Group &

Job Description


CoStar delivers real-time, verified commercial and residential real estate data that enables our clients to make informed, high impact decisions ahead of competitors. By combining the power of CoStar’s independent research organization – the industry’s largest – with global data delivery, software, and application solutions, clients can act on opportunities with confidence.

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


Founded in 1987, CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces. Our suite of online services enables clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availability. Behind some of the most well-known brands in the industry, CoStar Group includes CoStar, the largest provider of CRE research and real-time data; LoopNet, the most heavily trafficked mobile and online real estate marketplace;, the premier rental home resource for renters, property managers and owners; STR, the leading provider of performance benchmarking and comparative analytics to the hotel industry; BizBuySell, the largest online marketplace for businesses-for-sales; and Lands of America, the leading operator of online marketplaces for rural real estate.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar Group maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe, Canada, and Asia with a staff of over 4,300 worldwide.


Working at CoStar Group means you'll enjoy a culture of collaboration and innovation that attracts the best and brightest across a broad range of disciplines. In addition to generous compensation and performance-based incentives, you'll be supported in both 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

  • Commuter and parking benefits

  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Discounted fitness center membership costs (location dependent), and group exercise classes.

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

Be part of a team of professionals enjoying the opportunity to learn, do, and grow in a rewarding atmosphere. But don't just take our word for it -- see why our team chose to work at and stay at CoStar Group:

We welcome all qualified candidates who are currently eligible to work full-time in the United States to apply.  However, please note that CoStar 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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