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Development Director

Location:

Atlanta, GA


Company Description:

Our client is a privately held real estate development firm that focuses on developing best-in-class mixed-use, residential, hotel and commercial projects. The firm was founded over 60 years ago and has developed 80+ successful projects in the Southeast. The firm has a $1.5B development pipeline in Atlanta and Florida and they’re actively pursuing new opportunities throughout the Southeast.


Position Description:

We’ve been engaged to identify a Development Director who will manage the execution of mixed-use and residential projects in Atlanta. Our client is developing dynamic projects that are architecturally bold and unique to the Atlanta market. The Director will oversee all aspects of real estate development including design, entitlements, approvals, and construction management. The successful Development Director will have the opportunity to be quickly promoted to the Managing Director role. Leadership/management experience is essential as this person will build and manage a team.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work directly with Construction Manager to understand and report status of the project schedule and critical path to ensure the project GC is meeting milestones and deliverables.
  • Alert management team of potential schedule impacts; evaluate and present solutions.
  • Actively manage the budget to minimize cost overruns and identify opportunities for cost savings.
  • Coordinate all marketing and sales campaigns on the project level.
  • Work with interior design firm to coordinate all interiors and FF&E.
  • Manage and coordinate the design and entitlement process for each job.
  • Analyze RE markets for sourcing of new deals that can be added to the pipeline in the Southeast.
  • Present weekly project updates to upper management detailing the status of each job.
  • Negotiate terms of agreements with consultants and vendors.
  • Support maintaining project’s budgets, schedule, procurement, mockups, design, marketing, and all such related development activities.
  • Attend all OAC and project related meetings (bi-weekly).
  • Compile market comp and project status reports that are distributed to company equity partners and investors.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 10+ years’ experience managing the development of commercial and residential projects. Multifamily experience is a must; hospitality, office and retail are complimentary.
  • Leadership/management experience.
  • Existing relationships in the real estate industry.
  • Possesses an understanding of all facets of the development process.
  • Familiarity with project management software tracking systems, such as Yardi, Sage, Microsoft Project, etc.
  • Excellent time and project management skills.
  • Strong sense of urgency and works well under pressure in a collaborative team environment.
  • Working knowledge of accounting software – eportal, sage.
  • Working proficiency in computer skills including MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook) and internet/application software is required along with a willingness and ability to learn new software programs.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Real Estate or related field (required).

To learn more about this position, contact: Natasha Brill | (786) 216-7281 | nbrill@crownsearch.com

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