Project Manager – Small Properties (33 views)

Job Description

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) – Rooted in the Mission and focused on San Francisco, MEDA’s mission is to strengthen low- and moderate-income Latino families by promoting economic equity and social justice through asset building and community development.

MEDA is advancing strategies to create asset building opportunities for San Francisco’s Latino families and in the Mission District through: (1) our core, integrated Asset Building Programs related to housing, financial capability, workforce development, business development and tax preparation; (2) serving as a backbone agency to advance educational achievement and family economic success through the Mission Promise Neighborhood 2-generation approach; (3) creating and preserving affordable housing and commercial real estate in the Mission District through Community Real Estate; (4) providing access to capital and innovative financial products through the Adelante Fund; and (5) Policy & Advocacy efforts that support our mission.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in combining your skills in real estate/financial analysis with a commitment to social resilience for the Mission district in the San Francisco?  MEDA is rapidly expanding our preservation of small apartment buildings in response to keeping families in the Mission district and surrounding neighborhoods in San Francisco. The Project Manager for Small Sites will be responsible for developing and project managing the affordable housing real estate portfolio for Mission Economic Development Agency as part of a growing and dedicated team. Reporting to the Director of Community Real Estate, the Project Manager for Small Sites will be expected to be a critical member of the team to develop properties to meet organizational objectives for asset building, sustainability, community and economic development.  Activities and tasks range from feasibility analysis through completion of construction and transition to operations.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about building community value through the development of residential and commercial buildings in the face of intense development pressures.  The Small Sites team will help MEDA to achieve 2000 apartments by 2020 through core strategies in occupied-rehabilitation of multi-family and small buildings, new construction as well as commercial buildings.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Acquisition and predevelopment

  • Participate in initiating and evaluating new development opportunities, including necessary feasibility analyses related to acquisition of projects
  • Participate in obtaining necessary financing for developments including researching sources and preparing applications
  • Engage in creative real estate financing solutions for purchase and ownership of buildings including crowdfunding, tenant equity, co-op ownership. Work closely with Director of Community Real Estate in applying these solutions to buildings
  • Participate in preparation of project-related budgets and schedules, and monitor each project’s acquisition

Tenant Organizing and Community Outreach

  • Work with other organizational staff, including community real estate, housing opportunities program staff in assessment, design and development of small properties and affordable housing projects and project-related programs
  • Cultivate tenants’ sense of ownership and financial capacity for participating in small properties as tenant to possible ownership opportunities
  • Perform outreach duties and public relations work as needed including attending community meetings and participating in City/County policy planning and advocacy efforts

Rehabilitation Coordination

  • Solicit and coordinate work of project consultants including coordinating bid and qualifications processes to select development-related consultants
  • Act as liaison between MEDA, its consultants, vendors, partners, and the community
  • Process and monitor payment application requests
  • Coordinate or assist with logistics for special events such as ribbon cuttings, ground-breakings, and project openings
  • Undertake other tasks as may be assigned by the Director of Community Real Estate or Asset Manager
  • If skills permit, perform construction management/owner’s representative duties as requested

Board Reporting

  • As needed, present reports to the Board of Directors and Board Committee(s)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree, and 3-5 years’ experience required.
  • Ability to put together and manage project pro formas and schedules
  • Awareness of construction and design issues related to housing development  
  • Excellent verbal communication, presentation skills, and customer service.
  • Spanish fluency preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of Mission District preferred
  • Professional or personal experience working with communities of color required.
  • Excellent writing and computer skills including word processing and use of database systems.
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills required.