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1920AH – Director of Development

Affordable Housing – San Diego, California

 is responsible for supervision of teams managing the development process for multiple affordable residential communities (including high-rise, podium, SOG, mixed-use and inclusionary) with the support of in-house entitlement, construction, legal, accounting, administrative, and asset management staff.  This responsibility includes supervising all project management team members out technical aspects of development including initial feasibility analysis, acquisition, design, financing and entitlements, coordination with construction staff in the plan check and construction stage, and coordination of start-up operations with Property Management staff. The Director of Development reports directly to the company’s President and is expected to exercise a high level of independent judgment in the conduct of business responsibility with minimal supervision. Client is seeking solid experience in  affordable and/or market-rate multifamily.

1922 MF – Land Acquistion Director

Multifamily – Irvine or San Diego, CA

We have an exciting opportunity for a Land Acquisition Director to join our client’s Development team located in San Diego, CA. The role of the Land Acquisition Director will be to have a focus on the Los Angeles and surrounding sub-markets, and reports to the Vice President, Area Development Partner located in San Diego, California who is responsible for land acquisition and project entitlements for the Western Region. Responsibilities will include sourcing deals, underwriting deals, preparing letters of intent, purchase and sale agreement negotiations and oversite, building design review, market analysis, permitting, site planning, feasibility studies, and consultant management

1917 Development Analyst

Multifamily and Affordable Housing – San Diego, CA

Our Client is a California-based leader in the financing and development of affordable housing. We’re a team of experienced professionals that work to identify and implement timely and cost-effective solutions to provide quality homes for thousands of people. Over the three decades that we’ve been doing business, we have been consistently recognized as a top developer, as well as received achievements in energy, merit, master planning, and projects. Additionally, we have identified as one of the fastest growing privately held companies, and our CEO has been named as one of the most influential business leaders. As you can see – we’re passionate about affordable housing AND our people, and we hope you are too! We welcome you to join our amazing team in beautiful Carlsbad, California.

1915 Director of Architecture

Modular Multifamily – Downtown Los Angeles,  California

Our client is seeking an experienced, creative, and tech-savvy Director of Architecture with a minimum of fifteen or more years of architecture and multi-family design experience to lead and manage the architectural and technical production and quality control of projects from Schematic Design through Construction Administration. The company’s Directors contribute to the onsite- and offsite-architectural design, production, quality control, approval, and construction administration components of our client’s multi-family and mixed-use modular projects.

 1910 Senior Project manager – Construction

Multifamily Construction – Irvine and San Diego, California

Our client has consistently ranked as one to the top 2 multifamily developers in the entire country. They consistently outperform the market by building a  variety of product from luxury market-rate multifamily, senior and even workforce housing. They are exploding with projects throughout southern California and are presently in need of a strong Senior level Project Manager to preside over multifamily construction projects in San Diego county. 

 Our client loves the San Diego market so this will be a major hire for them and a fantastic position for anyone that has experience building in San Diego and looking to stay there for the long term! Gillian Executive Search is under contract with this company to fill this an other positions throughout California. 

1909 Development Project manager

Affordable Housing – Irvine, California

eporting to the Senior Vice President of Development, the successful candidate will have in depth, hands on experience in all aspects of multi-family rental housing development, finance and construction. The work will involve a focus on new construction and acquisition/rehabilitation of affordable housing.  The Development Project Manager will be responsible for all aspects of their projects including: entitlements, design, financial analysis and modeling, deal memo preparation, due diligence, legal oversight, budgeting, and construction.

1908 Vice President of Development Construction

Multifamily – Los Angeles, California

The Regional Vice President of Development is responsible for leading the originating, coordinating, and implementing all aspects of the development and construction of market rate multifamily projects in Los Angeles and other areas (Denver, Chicago etc.) The client will have a variety of multifamily product types from high-rise to traditional type V.

1903 Chief  Financial Officer

Affordable Housing – Newport Beach, California

You are responsible for the strategic direction and development of the accounting team, overseeing the financial operations, ensuring that all financial guardrails are in place to ensure risk-mitigated growth.


It’s important to determine a “playing field” for both employers and candidates when entering a search process. To help this process we have developed a basic “Code of Conduct” for Candidates.

We have been hired by OUR clients to review, screen, filter and manage the selection, interview and offer process. Unless you are otherwise notified by GES (and our client) that direct communication is ok, DON’T DO IT. We are here to help you navigate this process and to help you succeed, please trust that we have your best interests at heart.

Please note the following:

  • If we share the name of the CLIENT with you do NOT share that information with others.
  • If we set you up on an interview do NOT call the client directly for feedback. You may send a thank you letter ONCE but outside of that all follow-up communication will be handled by the recruiter.
  • If you are NOT selected for the position first round or otherwise please do not use/abuse this confidential introduction by sending addition resumes and correspondence to the client.
  • If you have recently submitted your resume to the client please tell us this when we discuss the position with you .
  • Do NOT send reactionary emails to our client should they choose to hire someone else. This is completely unprofessional and uncalled for and will result in the immediate termination from our database.

We are here to make the process run smoothly and to help you make the best presentation possible.

Thanks for your understanding in advance!

Kipp Gillian | President | Gillian Executive Search

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