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Data Storyteller

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Data Storyteller

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Oct 18, 2019Post Date

Hi, we’re Host!

We believe your office should allow you to feel comfortable, productive and inspired in your working life. Because when people feel inspired, great things happen.

As the heart of the workplace, you will help foster a sense of community by putting the well-being of others at the forefront. As you collaborate with colleagues to create a culture of support, you will have countless opportunities to inspire moments of delight and pursue amazing outcomes each day.

With Host, you can join a team that elevates the office experience by delivering world-class services that make coming to work better than it’s ever been.


The Host team is seeking a creative data storyteller to analyze, synthesize, visualize, communicate, and manage projects for Host Labs, the strategic innovation center for CBRE Host.

Who You Are: A self-starter and strategic thinker who creates powerful, logical, accessible solutions. A lover of stories and an expert at telling them with words and images. You are a data therapist; you have never met a data set you didn’t want to dive in and analyze. You are a graphical design wizard who has a record of creating credible, intriguing, clickable content that others love to read and share. You are a problem solver who is endlessly curious about new and better ways of doing the work of Host. You are meticulous in analysis and flexible in process. You are passionate about working with a team and for a brand that you believe in.

What You Will Do:

Manage data activities that generate value for Host Labs

+ Track a variety of concurrent projects across offices

+ Solve issues that arise throughout the project process

+ Create relationships and liaise with key stakeholders to ensure successful execution

+ Utilize key tools to track data associated with projects; identify gaps in tools and data sources and escalate with proposed solutions

+ Tenaciously pursues amazing outcomes for Host and our global partners

Develop and manage information sources across disparate projects and geographies

+ Manage and scale current collection of data and information collected by Host

+ Generate opportunities for uncovering new data and information

+ Compile findings from information sources, partnerships, accounts that already exist

+ Generate and propose new ideas for testing based on information derived

Translate complex evidence into findings that can easily be understood while changing the game.

+ Mine and analyze data to uncover and communicate insights that articulate the value of Host to our partners

+ Uncover and distill the unifying string through complex and disparate data sources

+ Build models that solve for what, why, and what’s next for the Host offering

+ Help define what great is and what it looks like through tangible, practical evidence

Create compelling visual narratives grounded in data foundation

+ Organize different perspectives into one idea and translates in both broad messaging and diverse specifics

+ Seek out new ways to tell the story of Host and incorporates unique data findings into that story

This role will assist and support the evaluation of proprietary and third-party data, to develop machine learning algorithms to interrogate data, and to develop and implement a scaling stack to develop products for the purpose of business intelligence.


Works on assigned cross-functional research or analytical projects leveraging advanced computational algorithms.

Applies the tools of modern data science using open source architecture to the analysis of CBRE’s proprietary data

Supports data research efforts for product development for internal and external clients.

Develops custom algorithms for solving real estate business problems across a wealth of structured and unstructured data across multiple data sources.

Supports the Senior Scientist in the tracking and evaluation of data sources.

Performs other duties as assigned.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative
of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Masters or Ph.D.
degree from top tier school in applied data science computer science,
engineering, applied math or related degree, preferred. Minimum 3-4 years of experience
in statistical analysis, data engineering, and data visualization.
Consideration given to equivalent combination of education and experience.


Data Scientist Certification or equivalent combination of experience and/or


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and
analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous
service to internal customers. Ability to effectively present information.


Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate
intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions.
Conducts basic financial analysis.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to
solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced
analytical and quantitative skills.


Demonstrated knowledge of data visualization tools and SQL coding

Demonstrated knowledge of standard machine learning algorithms, based on
“An Introduction to Statistical Learning” by James et. al. or similar
textbook. Demonstrated knowledge of strengths, weaknesses, and real-world
performance of the ML algorithms.

Demonstrated knowledge of web scrapping and data preprocessing.


Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and
business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for
setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause
short-term impact to department.

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About CBRE (NYSE: CBRE): At CBRE, you are empowered to take your career path into your own hands. Enjoy workplace flexibility in a global organization with tremendous scale. Work in an inclusive and collaborative environment with supportive teammates. Come experience the employee advantage at CBRE.

CBRE has a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applica

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