Field Research Photographer – Lille–Kortrijk–Tournai Job at CoStar Group – Lille (59)

Job Description



CoStar delivers real-time, verified commercial real estate data that helps clients confidently spot great opportunities and make smart choices ahead of competitors. By combining the power of CoStar’s independent research organization – the industry’s largest – with global data delivery, software, and application solutions, clients can act on opportunities with confidence.

CoStar Field Researchers are a talented and versatile team responsible for photography, videography and research in the array of CoStar products.

We are now looking for a new team member, who thrives in a metrics and performance based environment to look after the territory of Lille–Kortrijk–Tournai. This role is responsible for ensuring that the CoStar products are representing the most current and accurate information and photographs on Commercial properties and listings through on-site inspections within the assigned geography. Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment (Canon EOS R6 and tilt-shift lens, drones, iPad, laptop, Smartphone, Mobile Wi-Fi and traveling via foot and hybrid research vehicle) our Field Research Photographers canvass the market to identify and capture commercial listings, properties, building attributes, tenants and photographs not represented in the CoStar database. Field Research Photographers are remotely managed by a Field Research Manager.


Drive or walk assigned submarkets within core territories to collect the required imagery, information and updates – including: identifying for new availability, missing Inventory, updating construction status, adding up to date high resolution images where required.

Cross-reference new leads with current information on CoStar database by researching sales and lease comparable data. Once satisfied that the information is new, collect building data and contact information on property and send to in-house Research team

Photograph and collect building attribute data and contact information on all commercial properties with for lease and for sale signs working in entire assigned territory

While in front of the targeted property, collect all visible data fields about the property including, but not limited to, the address, building type, # of stories, gross building area, building height, industrial loading information, retail specific details

Use Adobe software suite to post process digital images

Create footprint and rooftop geocode for each building using polygon tool in field mapping software

Associate any assigned tenant locations to polygon, and photograph tenant space

Follow daily Field Research procedures including accurately logging project timings alongside clear communications with your manager on your workflow, strategy and daily production

Upload data and images collected within a timely manner or as unstructured by your manager

Photograph and collect data for at least 10 buildings per day when grid canvassing

Visually scan commercial properties in assigned submarket while driving or walking, resulting in an average minimum of 16 new potential listings (leasing and/or sale signs) per day when working on lead project

Professionally communicate with property managers and customers via phone, e-mail, and in person.

Abide by CoStar safety standards

Maintain company equipment and vehicle (if provided)

Represent CoStar in a professional manner at all times

Participate in monthly conference calls with sales and research teams

Represent Field Research at occasional trade functions


Repetitive and frequent standing, seeing, sitting and walking up to 8 hours per day.

Holding 2kgs in one hand for 5 minutes.

Repetitive hand and arm movements needed to type and write.

Exposed to various weather conditions each day.

Exposed to both vehicle noise and possible car exhaust fumes.


A full local driving license (clean record preferred) is essential.

Technical proficiency in digital photography and post processing via the use of the Adobe suite of products; Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro.

Educated to degree level of which a significant component should be related to photography

A willingness to travel to work across the country on special field related projects.

Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office, and Internet applications.

An existing portfolio of property exterior and interiors imagery.

Reading/writing proficiency in English language


Excellent communication (oral and written) and organizational skills.

Flexible, with the ability to positively adopt new processes.

The ability to quickly learn and apply new concepts such as commercial real estate terminology and mapping software.

Ability to work on own initiative and follow CoStar protocols remotely without supervision.

Comfortable with working alone with daily support via phone and email.


Founded in 1987, CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces. Our suite of online services enables clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availability. Behind some of the most well-known brands in the industry, CoStar Group includes CoStar, the largest provider of CRE research and real-time data; Realla, the UK’s newest online commercial real estate marketplace; STR, the leading provider of performance benchmarking and comparative analytics to the hotel industry.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar Group maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe, Canada, and Asia with a staff of over 4,300 worldwide.


Working at CoStar Group means you’ll enjoy a culture of collaboration and innovation that attracts the best and brightest across a broad range of disciplines. Take a look at our Instagram Page @CoStarSocial to find out more!

At CoStar, we recognise the positive value of diversity and promote equality. We aim at all times to recruit the person who is most suited to the job and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds – men and women, people of all ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, religions and beliefs.

However, we particularly encourage applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are underrepresented throughout the commercial real estate industry.

CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing

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