I am currently working as an analyst at proprietary trading firm. At work I mainly develop trading systems and analytical tools in R. Is there a place in real estate industry where I could do some proper statistical analysis in R/Matlab using prices of real estate deals like I do now with stock prices (I know that the data is much more noisy and it's different from analyzing stocks)? A perfect job for me would be, for example, predicting changes in real prices in certain districts or real estate types, predicting crashes in real estate market, building valuation models, estimating correlations with real estate in other districts / with other asset classes for portfolio construction, using cointegration, possibly some technical analysis, etc. to make predictions of price movements. Are there many statisticians working in real estate finance? Where should I look for such jobs: REIT, REPE, IB or something else? How such positions are usually named and at what career level are they located? Would be great to get some company names as well.