SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Major Job Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Vice President, Housing Development, the Senior Project Manager will have primary responsibility for the full range of development activities for selected housing and community development projects, including but not limited to managing new projects as well as the refinance and rehabilitation of existing portfolio.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage all phases of development including initial financial feasibility analysis, overseeing design development, securing all necessary financing, procuring and contracting with all third party consultants, overseeing construction.
- Manage all aspects of financing developments; identify funding sources and complete loan/funding applications; secure predevelopment, construction and permanent financing.
- Coordinate with asset management, property management and resident services during predevelopment and construction to ensure smooth tenant relations.
- Manage the construction process; select and negotiate contract with contractors; monitor construction team.
- Manage transition to operations; supervise property management; monitor tenant selection and lease up.
- Perform other duties as required.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
- A bachelor’s degree and three to five years of experience in urban planning, business or real estate/housing development or finance, or a graduate degree in a related field and one to three years experience in housing development, real estate development, urban planning, business, finance or a related field.
- Some knowledge of key aspects of real estate development and finance, land use and entitlement, property due diligence and acquisition, and site planning and design. Experience with all phases of the development process preferred, preferably with at least one project taken from concept through completion.
- Familiarity with structuring and negotiating real estate development transactions and affordable housing finance including public subsidies, low income housing tax credits and tax exempted bonds; ability to creatively combine financing tools to leverage housing funds. Experience with acquisition/rehabilitation and portfolio rehabilitation preferred.
- Knowledge of and experience with loan packaging, public and private affordable housing resources, and subsidy programs;
- Ability to initiate and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with team members, local government agencies, consultants, lenders/investors, and community stakeholders.
- Ability to effectively engage community representative, including persons with diverse economic and educational backgrounds, in the real estate and community development process.
- Well-organized, detail oriented, and excellent analytical skills; proficiency in sophisticated financial analysis using Excel and with word processing software such as Microsoft Word.
- Strong analytical and problems solving skills; good client and public presentation skills; and excellent oral and written communication skills.
- An entrepreneurial and creative approach to problem-solving in the field of real estate development; enthusiasm and team building spirit.
- Valid California driver's license and availability of an insured vehicle to travel within the Abode Communities’ service area. Vehicle must meet Abode Communities’ insurance requirements.
The salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance, long-term disability insurance, voluntary retirement plan, vacation and sick leave, and a 9/80 work schedule.