Job Location:
US-DC Washington DC

Principal, HR Business Partner


Job Description


CoStar Group (NASDAQ: CSGP) is a leading global provider of commercial and residential real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces.  Included in the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ 100, CoStar Group is on a mission to digitize the world’s real estate, empowering all people to discover properties, insights and connections that improve their businesses and lives.    

We have been living and breathing the world of real estate information and online marketplaces for over 35 years, giving us the perspective to create truly unique and valuable offerings for our customers.  We’ve continually refined, transformed, and perfected our approach to our business, creating platforms that have become standard in our industry, for our customers, and even our competitors.  We continue that effort today and are always working to improve and drive innovation.  This is how we deliver for our customers, our employees, and investors.  By equipping the brightest minds with the best resources available, we provide an invaluable edge in real estate. 

Role Description: 

CoStar Group is currently seeking a Principal, HR Business Partner in our Washington, DC headquarters to support leaders and employees across CoStar Group Finance, Marketing & Communications and Legal organizations.  This role will support all facets of HR and people strategies that enable business goals and objectives.  Responsibilities will include advising business stakeholders on people related matters and leading HR initiatives and programs across the client group.    

This role offers a schedule of 4 days onsite and 1 day remote in our Washington, DC headquarters. 


  • Strategic advisor and HR partner for senior corporate leaders.   

  • Possess a keen understanding of the overarching strategy of the business with the ability to counsel leaders to enable growth of the business, drive retention and develop career strategies of our people  

  • Lead discussions with Executive Business Leaders to provide data and insights related to employee survey results, performance management, and attrition/retention to develop enhanced people strategies  

  • Coach managers to aid in their effectiveness, foster highly functioning and engaged teams and drive a thriving corporate culture   

  • Predict, assess and determine business needs in the areas of organizational design, staffing, performance management, succession planning, development and communication plans  

  • Partner with other HR functions to identify, evaluate and drive forward key initiatives

  • Contribute to the strategy and development of a best in class HR organization  

  • Mitigate and analyze situations to resolve complex HR challenges that arise and advise managers with actionable items to mitigate issues and concerns to always protect the company  

  • Additional projects as needed (process improvement, training facilitation)  

  • Lead discussions with senior leaders to provide data and insights related to employee survey results, performance management, and attrition/retention to develop enhanced people strategies  

  • Develop enhanced people related communication strategies that drive engagement 



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited, not-for-profit University or College  

  • A track record of commitment to prior employers  

  • 12+ years of related experience in a strategic role advising business leaders on people related strategies  

  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise across HR functions including – Organizational Design, Talent Development, Workforce Planning, Employee Relations and Compensation planning  

  • Experience producing results in a dynamic and fast-paced environment  

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Word, Excel and Power Point 



  • Experience working within the Workday HRIS platform  

  • Experience within the commercial real estate industry, digital marketplace or information technology company strongly preferred  

  • Demonstrated ability to collaboratively resolve issues through active listening, good judgment and problem-solving skills  

  • Strong knowledge and experience in federal and multi-state employment laws and regulations  

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise strict confidentiality in all matters  

  • Successful candidate will be self-directed with demonstrated ability to effectively organize and manage time  



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. In addition to generous compensation and performance-based incentives, you'll be supported in both your professional and academic growth with internal training, tuition reimbursement, and an inter-office exchange program.  

Our benefits package includes (but is not limited to):  

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage: Medical / Vision / Dental / Prescription Drug  

  • Life, legal, and supplementary insurance  

  • Commuter and parking benefits  

  • 401(K) retirement plan with matching contributions  

  • Employee stock purchase plan  

  • Paid time off  

  • Tuition reimbursement  

  • On-site fitness center and/or reimbursed fitness center membership costs (location dependent)  

  • Complimentary gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, prepared foods, fresh fruit, and other healthy snacks  


We welcome all qualified candidates who are currently eligible to work full-time in the United States to apply.  However, please note that CoStar is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position. 

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