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Development Manager


Denver, CO

Company Description:

Our client is a multi-generational developer, operator, and investor of commercial, residential, and mixed-use properties.  For the past 70 years, the company has built a strong reputation as a trusted co-investor and developer with its many institutional and private capital partners. They have owned, leased, or managed more than 50 million square feet of commercial, mixed-use, and multifamily real estate properties, including 45,000 residential units, valued more than $10 billion located across the United States and internationally.

Position Description:

SUMMARY: We are looking for a Development Manager who will be based in Denver to oversee the execution of a 16-story residential building within a 13-acre mixed use site. This exciting project will consist of a market rate, mixed-use residential building with amenities, retail, and parking. The Development Manager will focus on design, engineering, permitting, construction, contract negotiations and overall project management of the project. The position will report to the Senior Vice President, Western Region

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Manage all aspects of the construction contract and properly coordinate planning, budgeting, scheduling, design, and construction of assigned project.
  • Determine required resources and prioritize work according to the development schedule and impact on capitalized budget.
  • Facilitate the flow of project information with external parties including design team, contractors, investment partners and City personnel.
  • Attend regular OAC meetings and follows up on requests, always keeping owners’ interests in mind.
  • Assemble owner draw requests and required monthly reports.
  • Oversee the preparation of cost estimates and risk assessments.
  • Ensure proper municipal, state and federal approvals and permits for projects.
  • Process owner change orders to ensure proper completion of development project.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with external service providers and industry professionals.

Education / Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in related field plus minimum five years’ experience in commercial or high rise design and construction oversight or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess fundamental understanding of design and construction processes as well as good oral and written communication skills. Must be an organized multi-tasker with a commitment to quality and accuracy. Above-average conflict resolution and integrated project management skills preferred.


Advanced proficiency using current Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Microsoft Project or other scheduling software required. Prefer familiarity with Building Image Modeling (BIM).

To learn more about this position, contact: Jon Nowikowski | (412) 339-5376 |