Specialists in this area carry out industry research which is then applied to a wide range of projects and publications.

Practice Area Research
What skills are required?
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with clients and other professionals
  • Data management
  • Research methodologies and techniques
  • An understanding of the real estate and other relevant markets
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to share and communicate research findings in different formats, suitable for a range of audiences
What qualifications are required? A first degree or post graduate degree is usually expected, alongside training and experience in statistical analysis and drawing conclusions from data. Research specialists can work towards chartered status with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) but may also obtain other academic and research focused qualifications.
What is it like in practice? Your role might include data collection and analysis, and the production of market reports and publications. You will work with other real estate specialists and clients to fulfil their research needs and communicate this is an accessible manner
Work Environment Mainly office based, including meetings, presentations and client engagement
Employment opportunities Employers include property consultancies and chartered surveying firms, private investment firms, banks and investment firms. Global and domestic opportunities exist. Graduate roles are available as well as a good range of more senior and experienced roles.
More information Visit RICS (opens new window)
Relevant UCEM programmes

BSc Real Estate Management

MSc Real Estate

MBA Construction and Real Estate

You might like this role if you enjoy:

  • Analysing and identifying patterns in data
  • Researching and explaining data

See more skills used by researchers:

  • Working with different people such as clients, colleagues and specialists
  • Using mathematical and statistical skills
  • Using verbal and written communication skills