Mynd

Lead Economist and Investment Strategist

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What Mynd is looking for in applicants

About Mynd:

Mynd is a tech-enabled real estate company serving an $85B+ property management and $1.5 trillion single-family rental asset class. Forbes referred to Mynd as "A revolutionary, institutional-grade platform that enables anyone to buy, manage or sell SFR properties across the U.S." In the past few years, financial services disruptors like E-Trade, Schwab, and Robinhood have unlocked access to the stock market, minting a new generation of self-service investors. Yet we at Mynd believe that real estate remains the most powerful tool for building generational wealth. 

We’re on a mission to create happy homes and healthy investments by offering best-in-class property management services and making single-family rentals as accessible and effortless as other types of investments. Investing in real estate can be intimidating, especially for first-time buyers. Plus, many potential investors don’t want to invest in real estate in their geographic area or have been priced out of competitive big-city housing markets. Through localized operations in 25 markets across the US, and real-time insights via our platform, we remove the time, communication, and geographic barriers traditionally associated with real estate. Investors can now find, purchase, rent, manage and sell single-family rental properties 100% remotely.

Mynd was named the #1 fastest-growing private company in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times in 2020. We’ve attracted talent from Starwood Waypoint Homes, McKinsey, Shift, Better, BCG, One Medical, Zillow, Upwork, and Facebook. We’re backed by top VCs, including Lightspeed, Canaan, Jackson Square, and QED, and recently announced a $5 billion commitment from Invesco Real Estate that will make us the largest buyer of single-family rental homes in the country. Most importantly, we’re a kind and fun team of innovators who truly enjoy ushering in a new generation of real estate investors and improving the availability and quality of single-family rentals for residents.

About the Role:

Mynd is looking for a Lead Economist to develop and deliver research to support our clients' investment decisions and publications to strengthen Mynd's reputation as a thought leader in the single-family rental investment market

The Head Economist should bring extensive experience in developing in-house capabilities that bridge outside perspectives, proprietary and internal data, and translating insights into a competitive advantage. The role will report to the VP of Growth but work closely with our Marketing, Product, Data, Asset/Relationship Management teams to drive a core pillar of Mynd’s growth strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and own the research roadmap to supporting our customers with insights on portfolio allocation, risk, and specific investment locations, and asset characteristics.
  • Collaborate with the Data team (data engineering, data science, and analytics) to surface needed data streams and views, both of internal or external data sources, so those can be made available to fulfill the roadmap
  • Research and distill insights on relevant economic issues such as supply and demand for SFR investments and surface opportunities for innovation given market trends that can differentiate Mynd (for example, partner with our Head of Capital Markets to ideate investor-facing services that can leverage the market observed trends)
  • Interact with high-value customers directly to get feedback and support them with their long term objectives (eg “invite-only” investment webinars, private consultations on investment thesis)
  • Collaborate with the Marketing (Product Marketing, Editorial, and PR) to articulate the best way to position Mynd as a thought leader and aid in building brand awareness and driving traffic through publishing proprietary, data-driven reports

Qualifications:

  • A Doctorate degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics, or related discipline
  • 10 years experience as an economist, with a focus on real estate, investments, and finance
  • Industry experience in real estate or investment management is highly appreciated
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team and collaborate with data scientists, engineers, marketers, and writers/publicists to develop and communicate research and insights
  • Experience in communicating complex topics to internal and external audiences directly
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral with both technical and business people. Ability to speak at a level appropriate for the audience. Experience applying these skills in both academic teaching environments and a business setting is a plus.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset: you bias for action, seek to make many (different) mistakes, celebrate wins, and are passionate about creating and delivering value
  • Cultural champion: as a senior leader, you are committed to helping us make Mynd a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization 

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation.

Covid-19:

Mynd is closely following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and implementing processes that promote the safety of our employees, candidates, owners, residents, and communities.  The health and safety of our employees and contractors around the world continue to be our top priority as we face the challenges associated with COVID-19.  Leaders across Mynd meet regularly to consider the evolving situation and are doing all we can to keep our teams healthy.

At Mynd, we encourage all of our team members to: 

  • Be Myndful
  • Always Be Entrepreneurial 
  • Earn Trust
  • Play Team First
  • Be an ‘A’ Player
  • Think Like An Investor 

As part of our dedication to diversity, Mynd is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals seeking employment at Mynd are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, citizenship status, or any other legally protected category.

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