Real Estate Development Project Manager
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JOB SUMMARY

Community Housing Network provides permanent supportive housing, combining safe, affordable housing with voluntary services to support people experiencing homelessness and who are disabled by mental illness or substance use disorders. The services are designed to build independent living and tenancy skills and connect people to a full range of services, including case management, recovery treatment, health care, vocational and employment support, access to benefits, money management, daily living assistance, and social and recreational activities.

The Real Estate Development Project Manager plans, coordinates and supervises new construction and acquisition and rehab projects for CHN. This position is responsible for forming initial concepts, identifying and acquiring sites, coordinating rezoning and community outreach, assembling the development team, determining budgets, obtaining financial commitments, supervising construction, and managing post-construction transitions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Real Estate Development Planning & Implementation

Assist in strategizing and planning for future development opportunities; Conduct feasibility analysis, including creating development, operations, and service budgets; Organize and manage the real estate development process from initial conception through construction and lease-up; Review plans and specifications at all stages of development for compliance with regulations, commitments, and conformance to CHN's program and other standards.

Prepare financial applications, obtain bridge financing, and manage the funder closing process by providing due diligence to project funders.

Identify and purchase property; Oversee and coordinate architect and zoning professional's rezoning activities; Manage the community acceptance process by engaging community stakeholders in creating a Good Neighbor Agreement; Attend community meetings to provide updates on projects under development

Negotiate contracts, including with the architect and construction contractor; Oversee building and scope of work design.

Transition building to property management and maintenance teams by providing compliance and housing-intake information related to lender requirements and restrictions; Create training manuals, and other materials that orient property management and maintenance to the new facility, etc.

Oversee & Manage Site Field Operations

Oversee the construction contractor's field operations, including owner inspections; Conduct inspections and monitor building construction progress to ensure the work complies with regulations, commitments, and CHN's program and other standards; Manage building design and scope of work changes, including review drawings, plans and manuals; Monitor and manage change orders and contingency budgets.

Manage and coordinate the development team and other vendors during construction, including by leading and coordinating regular construction progress meetings; Foster and enhance owner, architect, general contractor, subcontractor and vendor relations.

Other: Provide knowledge and guidance to support organizational initiatives related to profession; Lead, guide, and train employees, interns, and volunteers performing related work. Carry out other such duties as may be assigned or requested. Contribute to CHN activities as required. Actively participate as a member of CHNs community.

QUALIFICATIONS & JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education/Years& Type of Experience: Bachelors degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Real Estate Finance, Urban Planning, or related field preferred and 1+ years experience in real estate development, building design, and construction.

Certifications, Licenses, Credentials: None

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, & Other Requirements:

  • Local travel to job sites is required.
  • Knowledge of affordable housing, including the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program and other public capital resources.
  • Experience with permanent supportive housing is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively to staff, public, and internal/external stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Strong time management and decision-making skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Excel)
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