West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation (WHCHC) is a non-profit real estate developer that has been creating affordable housing for low-income seniors, working families, homeless households and people with special needs for over 30 years. WHCHC’s projects include both new construction and major rehabilitation projects located throughout Los Angeles County. WHCHC focuses on multifamily infill de-velopment projects that enhance the community and support economic diversity.
WHCHC is looking for a Project Manager. The Project Manager will work as part of a team and assist the Director of Real Estate Development with the full range of development activities for affordable housing projects, including, but not limited to, the acquisition, entitlement, financing, design, and construction ad-ministration of property on behalf of WHCHC.
Role and responsibilities:
• Manage the acquisition and due diligence process: develop preliminary feasibility analyses for new development opportunities; supervise brokers and attorneys in the negotiation of purchase and sale agreements; conduct and review preliminary site due diligence; participate in initial develop-ment concept; and manage escrow closing and loan disbursement process. • Manage the preparation of competitive proposals for land dispositions: develop preliminary feasi-bility analyses for potential sites; work with public agencies to determine RFP/ RFQ requirements; and prepare development proposals in response. • Manage the entitlement and land use approval process: supervise third party consultants, including architects and entitlement consultants; prepare and submit entitlement development applications, and work with city officials to secure approval; and participate in community outreach and public hearings.• Secure financing: prepare loan and grant applications; work with public agencies and conventional lenders and investors to secure predevelopment, construction and permanent financing; and assist with public agency and lender compliance requirements.• Manage project design: work with architect to develop program requirements and establish over-all project vision; communicate WHCHC design standards; consult with Asset Management and Resident Services staff to ensure design and specifications meet long-term operational needs; co-ordinate third-party consultants, such as sustainability and accessibility; and work with general contractor to estimate project costs and ensure conceptual design is within budget.• Manage construction administration: manage the project budget; attend construction job site meetings; and act as Owner’s Representative during construction.• Manage transition to operations: coordinate with the Director of Asset Management on initial lease-up, construction close-out, and punch-list and warranty items.• Provide administrative support to the Director of Real Estate Development and perform other du-ties as may be necessary to further WHCHC’s mission.
Experience & Qualifications:• A bachelor’s degree and at least two years as an Assistant Project Manager or one year as a Pro-ject Manager managing low-income housing tax credit projects. Relevant experience in market rate real estate development or a Master’s degree may be substituted for all or a portion of this experience.• Completion of at least one application for public funding is preferred.• Knowledge of the real estate development process including property due diligence and acquisi-tion, land use and entitlement, site planning and design, and construction.• Knowledge of affordable housing finance, including public subsidies, low-income housing tax cred-its and tax-exempt bonds.• Familiarity with pro forma analysis and financial modeling.• Ability to effectively engage diverse community stakeholders in the development process.• Interest in affordable housing.• Ability to initiate and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with colleagues, project team members, consultants, local government agencies, lenders/investors, and communi-ty stakeholders. • Strong analytical and problems solving skills; good client and public presentation skills; and excel-lent oral and written communication skills. • Highly organized and detail-oriented; capacity to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in an effi-cient and timely manner; ability to work well under pressure; and ability to successfully meet pro-ject deadlines.• An entrepreneurial and creative approach to problem-solving in the field of real estate develop-ment; enthusiasm and team building spirit. • Proficiency with the Office suite including sophisticated real estate financial analysis using Excel.
Compensation: This is a mid-level development position with greater project responsibility over time and based on demon-strated ability. The salary is commensurate with experience. Individuals with extensive affordable housing experience, including participation in all phases of development of an affordable housing development project life cycle, may be considered for a Senior Project Manager position. Current benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, (403)(b) retirement plan, free parking, vacation and sick leave. This is a full time position. Some evening and weekend meetings will be required. This position requires local travel in the normal course of performing job duties with mileage reimbursement. Must have access to reliable transportation to perform job duties, valid driver’s license and meet the state required amount of personal automobile liability insurance. A criminal background check and review of current driving record will be required.
Application Process: LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY. Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference “Project Manager Position.” Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.