The Development Manager is responsible for the coordination and execution of the pre-construction and development process for assigned projects within the Client’s portfolio. Candidate should have the ability to facilitate, manage, coordinate, report, and execute all related development activities and approvals with continued involvement throughout the critical path of construction to stabilization of the project.
Conduct new development due diligence and analysis and make recommendations.
Create and deliver professional, thoughtful internal and external reports on a timely basis.
Tracking of Development Project Contract timelines (deposits, closing dates, approval hurdles).
Prepare RFQ / RFP responses with the ability to thoroughly convey Client’s ideas to vendors and partners.
Update and maintain financial models, projections, and project schedules on a quarterly basis.
Assist with the management of complex development projects under construction to ensure developments remain on schedule and budget.
Interact with leasing, property management, construction team and third-party general contractors to achieve business plan goals on specific projects.
Coordinate and compile quarterly executive summary packages for internal and exterior review for both Partners and Lenders.
Solicit project proposals from third party design team professionals and negotiate them.
Assist in the coordination of design / entitlements / permitting process.
Coordinate General Contractor procurement process (GMP design building contract form and competitive bid process).
Coordinate and facilitate Construction Lender due diligence and closing requirements to ensure compliance with checklists and post-closing obligations.
Process and track monthly development expenses together with accounting staff, and update budget versus actuals.
Attend on-site construction meetings on a regular basis.
Coordinate approval items vis-à-vis finish materials, color selections, design elements and features as appropriate.
Process required developer items for TCO/CO, Easements, and Platting for City/County recordation.
Coordinate meter contracts and utility connections during phasing of certain projects together with the property management team.
Review General Contractor monthly construction draws and prepare for approval and processing for payment with accounting staff.
Review project change orders and make recommendations.
Prepare tracking report for development leasing activities, including marketing strategy, concessions, expenses and absorption.
Report project status during daily / weekly meetings.
Track and report any project issues that may arise, to allow for a quick resolution.
Minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years of development related experience.
Master’s Degree from accredited four-year college or university (or Bachelor’s Degree with four years of relevant experience).
Compensation commensurate with level of experience.
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