Senior Project Manager (49 views)

36 Court Street, Springfield, MA 01103 US
May 13, 2024 2024-07-12
Job Description

Home City Development, Inc. seeks a strong, experienced, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial real estate professional to procure and manage a large pipeline of ongoing and potential real estate projects in Western Massachusetts. We are a mission-based non-profit dedicated to building better neighborhoods in and around Springfield, Massachusetts, since 1968.

Position Description:

The Senior Project Manager assists the Director of Real Estate Development by leading project teams and Project Managers in achieving our goal of expanding our work in Western Massachusetts by building our project pipeline. The Home City team works together to combine our development capacity, financial strength, property management, and human development efforts, all guided by our mission to build and sustain resilient communities. To reach critical mass in our strategic expansion, the Senior Project Manager will be expected to independently advance developments from site assembly to breakeven operations and provide an elevated level of insight and analysis supported by thoughtful and strategic relationship management.

Essential Functions:

  • Assisting the Director of Real Estate Development in building and sustaining a robust pipeline of impactful projects throughout Western Massachusetts and beyond.
  • Independently develop, manage, analyze project financial feasibility, and evaluate ongoing project financial performance, including the development and maintenance of proformas and budgets.
  • Communicate with property management and resident services to ensure continuous communication throughout the project and that key deliverables to each are met.
  • Respond to Requests for Qualifications and Requests for Proposals and in undertaking other forms of business development.
  • Provide technical assistance regarding various local, state and national affordable housing and related programs, including weatherization, supportive services, and assistance for the homeless. Prepare appropriate applications for funding resources.
  • Represent Home City, helping to build and strengthen relationships with city officials, non-profit clients, and other decision-makers. Develop a deep understanding of their needs and objectives to develop a working partnership and provide strategic guidance on development issues.
  • Manage and coordinate the design, development, and finance-related work during pre­development and construction to ensure the achievement of financial and developmental objectives.
  • Manage project management tasks through completion, including quality control, schedules, and requisitions.
  • Develop and monitor project schedules using industry scheduling software, such as MS PROJECT.
  • Review architectural and construction documents.
  • Review legal documents, including partnership and consultant agreements, to ensure key business terms are captured.
  • Work on assigned organizational project tasks, such as utility conservation and other asset management tasks. Manage and advise part-time and/or full-time interns.
  • Assisting the Director of Real Estate Development with other tasks to further successfully complete Home City Development’s projects.
Required Experience:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong financial and analytical skills, including experience with financial modeling.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Solid computer skills (experience with MS Office Suite a must) and demonstrated ability to quickly learn new software programs.
  • Ability to undertake, balance, and manage multiple tasks and assignments.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Be a self-starter and able to work independently.
  • Familiarity with non-profits and with city government, and the ability to navigate complex client organizations and public agencies.
  • The Senior Project Manager reports to Home City Development’s Director of Real Estate Development.

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in business or related discipline. Master’s degree in public policy, urban planning or related field is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 – 7 years project administrative experience in a corporate real estate environment, preferably managing due diligence process for closing with investors and lenders in a LIHTC transaction environment.
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