Bourdelaise will be Transwestern's first head of research for the entire region.

BOSTON—Transwestern has hired Chase Bourdelaise as director of research for the Northeast region, marking the first time the firm has had a single head of research for its New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut offices, GlobeSt.com has learned exclusively. He’ll be based out of the Boston office, and he’ll be responsible for crafting custom research projects for the firm’s clients and brokers, publishing quarterly research reports and tracking market trends and statistics.

“There are a number of trends dramatically affecting our clients’ decision-making processes, such as urbanization of the workforce, collaborative work environments and, most importantly, technological innovations that improve efficiency,” says Transwestern’s Steve Purpura, managing partner and Northeast market leader. “As regional director of research, Chase will enable us to track these trends and their impact, draw parallels between the markets and ultimately provide the insight we need to best advise our clients.”

Bourdelaise joins Transwestern from Savills Studley Inc., where he most recently served as senior financial analyst. He opened Studley’s Boston office and managed all aspects of real estate transactions, in addition to performing in-depth financial analysis services.

“This is a terrific opportunity to work with a national firm that is clearly on the rise,” said Bourdelaise. “I’m looking forward to enhancing the firm’s well-earned reputation of producing high-quality, interesting research material.”