As MPC’s Housing Market Analyst, you will contribute to the organization's overall research and reputational management activities through thought leadership and advocacy work relating to economic and social issues supporting the organization's public policy agenda. This role is a unique opportunity to contribute to the mortgage and housing industry, requiring occasional media appearances and statements, conducting presentations to various stakeholders and partners, while supporting and helping to shape the policy recommendations of the association.
What you'll do
In this role, you will:
Conduct statistical analysis to produce high-impact, original research on critical economic and social issues supporting the organization's public policy agenda
Design consumer surveys to elicit market sentiment data from Canadians to supplement data available through CREA, Teranet, and others, and use this data to create unique commentary regarding consumer preferences and likely outcomes of trending market activity.
Create written reports on housing market activity and trends, providing forecasts where appropriate, to support the business operations of the association’s member businesses. The successful candidate will also be required to author op-eds, columns, and other written materials for publication in the association’s magazine and on our news platforms.
Apply appropriate methods, tools, processes, and software to execute research activities
Provide economic analysis and support for government advocacy
Provide research and policy briefings on Federal political, policy, regulatory and other activities related to the mortgage industry
Stay current in the reading of other industry participants’ economic forecasts, providing summaries for senior management staff where notable commentary and/or discrepancies exist in respective material releases.
Work with the senior management team to create and deliver other market data tools to support departmental objectives for membership growth, education program offerings, and member events.
Along with the CEO, act as a spokesperson to media, governments, and regulatory officials where required.
Liaise with partner organizations, stakeholders, and academics to coordinate research on various public policy issues.
Establishing strategic partnerships internally and externally to keep abreast of current and emerging economic conditions, and sharing intelligence, including with other industry associations, etc.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
Graduate Degree in Economics, ideally with exposure to housing/real-estate economics and to applied economics.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
A minimum of five (5) years’ recent practical work experience in a related field
Experience in policy assessment and development will be considered an asset, as would experience interacting with political offices, industry associations, the research community, and stakeholders.
Working Knowledge of:
Emerging economic trends and policy related to the mortgage and housing industries
Canada’s fiscal, monetary and macroprudential policies, particularly as they relate to mortgages
Key government policies that affect the economics and financial aspects of mortgages
Key sources of economic data related to the mortgage industry for modelling and analysis
Key federal departments and agencies and their role in policy affecting mortgage and housing sectors
Asset: Knowledge of government relations, advocacy and association/not-for-profit management and governance best practices
Skills and Abilities:
Ability to develop economic models for planning or monitoring purposes
Ability to apply appropriate methods, tools, processes, and software to execute research activities
Ability to assess policy environment, organizational priorities, and other externalities to formulate strong policy positions
Ability to develop strong working relationships that encourage cooperation.
Ability to multi-task, advancing multiple projects and activities simultaneously
Excellent writing skills: ability to produce effective written documents in a style and form likely to appeal to and influence the intended audience
Oral communication and presentation skills: the ability to make effective, well-structured presentations adapted to the intended audience, and the ability to communicate effectively with others by demonstrating active listening skills and conveying information clearly
Diplomacy: ability to conduct respectful and persuasive dialogue with stakeholders that may hold opposing views, while also considering their viewpoints
Innovation: the ability to create new insights, devise new approaches and make innovative decisions through research
Analytical and technical skills: strong problem-solving skills, including the ability to analyze complex economic and financial information using empirical and/or modelling skills
Asset: ability to communicate in both English and French
Established in 1994, Mortgage Professionals Canada is the country’s mortgage broker industry. Our over 13,500 members are drawn from every province and from all industry sectors. This diversified membership enables us to bring together key players with the aim of enhancing professionalism.