RKG Associates, Inc. is a leading national consulting firm providing economic, planning, and real estate advisory services to a wide variety of public and private clients throughout the United States.
RKG is hiring for two positions: a MARKET ANALYST/URBAN PLANNER and a PROJECT MANAGER in both our offices in Alexandria, VA and Boston, MA. The candidates for these positions must have practical experience in urban and regional planning, housing, economic development, and real estate market research. The applicants must have excellent writing skills and be able to communicate complex ideas in written and graphical formats. Experience using ArcGIS and its practical applications for planning is highly desirable. RKG’s Alexandria and Boston offices are located in transit-accessible locations, a short walk from both the North Station and Haymarket transit stations in Boston and Braddock Street Station in Alexandria.
Chosen applicants for this position will work on a variety of projects including:
Economic Development Strategies and Plans - demographic and market trends analysis, labor/workforce analysis, target industry analysis, and site specific market analytics.
Housing Strategies - demographic and household trend analysis, supply analysis, housing demand projections, affordability analysis.
Economic & Fiscal Impact Analysis - Fiscal and economic impact analysis, impact fee analysis.
Real Estate Analysis - Market analysis, highest and best use analysis, development trends analysis, development feasibility analysis.
Urban Redevelopment - Downtown revitalization, waterfront revitalization, urban neighborhood redevelopment analysis.
Community Planning - Comprehensive master plans, corridor plans, neighborhood plans, housing strategies.
Candidates must possess a familiarity with the principles associated with urban planning, regional economic analysis, real estate market research, and fiscal/economic impact analysis.
Market Analyst/Urban Planner - candidates should have at least 1-3 years of professional experience as a research analyst in an academic or consulting/financial organization, with familiarity in demographic and economic analysis, GIS mapping, and real estate financial analysis. Candidate should have expert level knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Working knowledge of Microsoft Access, Adobe InDesign, and Illustrator is also preferred. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Master’s degree with a specialization in urban planning/economics or development finance.
Project Manager - the position requires a similar background to the Market Analyst/Urban Planner, but with 5 to 7 years of professional experience and a track record of managing a variety of consulting assignments and working directly with clients. The person in this position will be required to manage projects from beginning to end including project start-up, data analysis, synthesis, written and graphic production, and the presentation of materials. The person in this position must have a high level of comfort presenting the firm’s work products to clients, elected officials, and the public. Experience with facilitation and public engagement is necessary. Past work experience in a consulting environment is considered a plus.
The positions are full-time and available immediately. RKG Associates offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes the potential for semi-annual bonuses and future advancement for the right candidate.
Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Mr. Kyle Talente, Vice President and Principal, RKG Associates, Inc. Please specify to which office location you are applying.