Director of Research, Hotels & Hospitality Capital Markets, APAC

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    General & Executive Management

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    Oliver Draper

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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  • Startdate:

    Q1, 2022

Our client is the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm, with 480 offices in more than 100 countries. As part of such a firm, they can link their clients to a global network of capital and best practices, ensuring superior results.

They are the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm, with 480 offices in more than 100 countries. As part of such a firm, they can link their clients to a global network of capital and best practices, ensuring superior results.

They provide credible, creative, on-the -ground expertise in every major market, supported by the largest and most sophisticated service platform in the world. Whether institutional or individual, investor or lender, clients benefit from the fact that our client is uniquely positioned as a comprehensive, global service provider focused exclusively on hospitality. Their expertise, market intelligence and global connections secure success for our clients.

With dedicated leadership and teams in the Asia Pacific, the Americas and EMEA, they bridge geographic regions and organizational boundaries across their global enterprise to swiftly and flawlessly execute for their clients. Their professionals have a proven track record of achieving optimal results for their clients. Our client has orchestrated the sale and financing of some of the world’s most notable hotels and resorts.

Offering a dynamic understanding of economic, operational and regional factors, their team of experts is well equipped to bring clients safely through even the most complex transactions.

Located in Singapore, Hong Kong or Australia, the Director, Research works closely with both the Head of Research APAC and the Head of Hotels & Hospitality APAC.


Thought Leadership

We are looking for someone who can be an impactful spokesperson for Research to our Hotel & Hospitality clients, in the media and through the various conference organisations. We want somebody who can deliver thought leadership papers and other research-driven outputs, to help shape our house view and provide our clients on market trends, investment ideas and capital allocation strategies. Ideally you will be very familiar with Hotel & Hospitality Real Estate assets.

Being Passionate About Data

You will need to have a real passion for research and data analytics in this role. You will be take a key role in undertaking research to identify trends coverage from the ground up, working with both colleagues and third parties to provide in depth analysis for clients and the business.


The role spans both investor and hotel operator research and the candidate will work closely with  the Research and  Capital Markets functions to further build on our market-leading research platform. You will help identify synergies and opportunities to collaborate around research projects.

Maximizing Reach

You will partner closely with the Marketing team to develop research-led content strategies to maximize the reach and relevance of research deliverables for our internal and external audiences. This will include thought leadership papers, updating datasets and creating thought provoking presentation content.



A bachelor’s degree, with at least 8 years of work experience, preferably in the field of research or in a professional services firm. Strong knowledge of the Hotel & Hospitality Real Estate landscape in Asia Pacific would be strongly beneficial.


Ability to manage multiple projects and stakeholders at varying levels of seniority. Proven ability in understanding, gathering, analyzing and interpreting data. Good knowledge of business fundamentals. Strong attention to detail.


You’ll be a high energy individual who feels invigorated by a fast paced and dynamic environment where the onus is on opportunity. This will be supported by a proven track record of thinking outside the box and having our clients at the heart of everything we do.

A great communicator

Can you get your ideas across clearly both verbally and in writing? You’ll be working with many diverse interest groups so the way you share information and your ability to persuasively convey information is highly important. You will need to be someone who can make a strong personal impact and be confident when presenting to large or small audiences. You would communicate thoughtfully and with ease, building rapport and networks.

Statistical Proficient

Proficient in MS Excel, and other MS Office applications; proficiency in SPSS or other statistical packages a plus. Prior work on qualitative or quantitative surveys a plus. Able to work independently.