Project Code: STATE-USA-OBO-120

Global Real Estate Market Analysis

Project Title Global Real Estate Market Analysis
Project Summary To buy or not to buy? Using your analytic acumen, you will answer that question for our planning and real estate team in major cities around the world. Are you interested in global economic analysis, real estate, and/or finance? If so, this project will be perfect to jump start your career.
Country United States
Country/Region of Focus Global
Agency Department of State
DoS Office OBO/PRE/MPE/EV
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 3
Project Description

We are looking for interns who would like to support our Staff Housing Opportunity Purchases (SHOP) program, which conducts bulk staff housing purchases based on portfolio and country specific criteria. The SHOP program has set up a list of Top Tier Diplomatic Posts in regions around the world that you will use to target your real estate market analysis to answer questions such as: Is this city overbuilt and does it present an opportunistic bulk situation favoring the purchase of residences? Are property values trending upward or downward? Is it possible to buy property in bulk? You will be tasked with questions like these which can be complex depending on where in the world you choose to focus. In particular, we are looking for interns interested in the following regions: East Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Analytical writing
Data analysis
Economic analysis
Research
Additional Information

There are opportunities to work on other regions such as Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East as well. Using open source information, you will be able to practice your economic analysis focusing in real estate markets, arrive at your own conclusions about whether it is a good time to buy property, and write briefs that explain and provide evidence for your reasoning. An opportunity like this is unique as it will help the Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations real estate investment priorities that will provide safe, secure, and strategic property to bolster U.S. diplomacy around the world. Be a part of an internship that can add great value to helping sustain and expand U.S. diplomatic real estate!