Our Client seeks a Development Project Manager (DPM) in Tampa Bay Area, FL. The candidate shall assist with and manage numerous commercial, and retail based real estate development projects from ½ acre to 5+ acres. An ideal candidate will be comfortable working independently as well as in a team environment and will demonstrate strong character and ethical values that match our Client’s foundation.
Responsibilities / Duties:
Pre-Real Estate Committee Activities: DPM shall coordinate with Company’s real estate selection team to prepare initial site layouts, preliminary budgets, and feasibility reports. The DPM shall compile applicable portions of the Real Estate Committee approval package (internal and tenant-specific) including the project budget, timeline, feasibility reports, and site plans. This includes playing an active role, alongside the Company’s Real Estate Manager, in presenting a proposed site and project to the Company’s Real Estate Committee.
Due Diligence: DPM shall understand, assess, budget accordingly, make project related recommendations and manage all aspects of the due diligence process including, but not limited to: feasibility studies, geotechnical evaluations, environmental audits, title reviews, and surveys.
Project Scheduling: DPM shall create and manage all dates and processes within a project to ensure the project progresses as anticipated. This shall include (but is not limited to) critical dates within leases and development agreements, purchase and sale agreements, tenant, and internal processes, permitting and construction management and oversight.
Entitlement and Permitting: The DPM shall work with Company’s design consultants, legal teams, real estate team, executive leadership team and with municipal and neighborhood leaders in guiding each project through its governmental approvals’ process and be adept at keeping Company’s senior leadership team up to date on the entitlement and permitting process on a real time basis.
Project Design and Engineering: The DPM shall manage Company’s design consultants in the building and civil design of a project within the parameters of a Tenant and Company’s Real Estate Committee approved site plan, budget, timeline, tenant criteria, and develop the local codes. DPM shall keep the executive leadership team apprised of deviations from the approved budget, site plan and/or timeline approved by the Tenant and/or Company’s Real Estate Committee.
Project Bidding: The DPM shall manage the bidding process with the design team and approved general contractors. The process includes contractor vetting, bid assembly, leading pre-bid meetings, qualifying submitted bids, comparing same against the Company’s Real Estate Committee approved documents and preparing final GC contracts.
Project Construction: The DPM shall manage the GC oversight process which includes monitoring and weekly reporting on each project’s construction activities. Monitoring shall focus on the general contractor’s adherence to the approved drawings, the project’s schedule, project budgets, minimization of change orders management of tenant / client specific milestones and deliverables. This includes a regular cadence of site visits as specified by the Vice President of Development and Construction.
Communication: The DPM shall communicate in a real time fashion throughout the project to all parties involved to ensure that critical components are not missed. The team includes Company’s clients, Company’s Executive Leadership Team, Company’s Real Estate Managers, design professionals, Company’s marketing department, and Company’s accounting department.
Desired Skills & Experience:
• BS degree from an accredited 4-year college or university with preference for emphasis in a field relevant to the position • 3-7 years of experience in development, construction, architecture, or civil engineering • Ability to read and interpret construction documents • Knowledge of construction standards, work methods, materials, and operating practices • Knowledge of the due diligence, design management, entitlement and permitting processes as they relate to real estate development • Capacity to manage complex single tenant projects, multiple single-tenant projects, shopping center projects as well as complex project assemblages • Ability to take complete ownership of the projects in your care by maintaining a deep understanding of all details of a project at all stages of the project life cycle • Computer proficiency and related software knowledge (Including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and Project). • In and out of state overnight travel required • When not traveling, attendance in the office is expected for most effective in person team collaboration • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic • Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize workload • Must be proactive and take initiative • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and earn their trust and respect • Ability to work under pressure with professionalism, collaboration and decorum with internal teammates and clients • Maintain confidentiality, utilize judgment, and work with minimal supervision • Steadfast adherence to Company’s Mission and Core Values
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