Real Estate Project Manager

The Real Estate Project Manager produces and manages real estate development and planning in neighborhood districts and residential areas.  The position requires an individual who can work independently or collaboratively and who has a strong understanding of community economic development and related social dynamics.  The position will include the implementation of real estate development and related projects.

The Real Estate Project Manager has the responsibility of leading the completion of affordable housing, commercial and mixed-use development projects. Projects include neighborhood scale commercial and housing development, the need for infrastructure solutions and rehabilitation of single and multi-family homes.

The Real Estate Project Manager implements and manages all aspects of development, from the earliest visioning stages through construction completion. It also involves analyzing local, state and federal programs to find new development and funding opportunities. The role will locate and analyze sites and obtain site control for new projects, if financially feasible and within prescribed project goals, metrics, size and location. They develop and foster effective relationships internally and externally including with third parties and management.

This role will provide quality development coordination and management; securing and managing financial objectives of the project, communication, timelines, construction delivery and all project objectives.

This role is responsible for developing and assessing financial feasibility of project development and operation, and working with partners to determine housing/commercial needs and market conditions for specific projects. They are also responsible for managing the predevelopment activities and project financing tasks of project development, including affordable housing tax credit projects and other multi-family and mixed-use development projects.

This person will work collaboratively with staff, consultants, and others in the organization and community.  This individual will be involved with deal structuring, construction management, historic preservation, asset management, acquisitions and more.

Job Description

The position will:

  • Perform on residential and commercial development projects;
  • Perform communication with management including project management metrics, financing and critical administrative responsibilities;
  • Perform predevelopment coordination including site identification, site assembly, analysis and planning; perform acquisition and disposition of real property;
  • Communicate between various local, State, Federal and partner agencies, coordinating projects with agencies as deemed necessary and appropriate (i.e. PHFA, URA, HUD, etc.) under the direction of manager;
  • Coordinate the utilization of existing programs such as rehabilitation programs, existing state and federal funding sources and grant opportunities, administration procedures, political mechanisms, legal tools, etc., as appropriate to promote economic development;
  • Ensure appropriate risk management tactics to protect the organization’s interests relative to real estate and property development
  • Utilize an empowerment model of community and economic development such as informing, educating and engaging residents and stakeholders throughout the development process.
  • Analyze economic studies, financial statements, marketing studies, plans, specs, and bid documents.

Job Requirements

Essential Skills and Abilities:

  • BS/BA in Finance, Real Estate, Construction, Urban Planning or related field is helpful, but not required.
  • 5 - 7 years of professional work experience in a related or transferrable field
  • Excellent research, computer and technology skills are required.  MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint are essential.  Access and other database experience is a plus.  Ability to use design, visual mapping tools such as GIS, ARC, Google maps and other related tools is key.  Market research experience is a plus.
  • Analytical and project management skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Qualitative Skills: Ability to motivate others, adaptability skills; takes leadership and initiative; interpersonal skills; ability to reason; resourceful and resilient
  • Quantitative Skills: Math; Computer; Ability to multi-task
  • Solid coordination and organizational skills are key
  • Exceptional intra-organizational communication; proficient external and internal communication skills
  • Ability to track granular detail, while discerning key items for management is key.
  • Ability to move through roadblocks and delays while keeping a “can do” attitude
  • Self-starter
  • Coachable and eager to learn and teach

This job offers benefits and competitive pay.


$42,500 - $52,500

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