Director of Housing Development
04 March 2019
Carlson Beck advises Burbank Housing on the basis of an exclusive consulting engagement.
The Position: Director of Housing Development
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Santa Rosa, California
Burbank Housing is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the supply of housing in Sonoma County, California, so that people of all ages, backgrounds and special needs will have a better opportunity to live in decent and affordable housing. Organized in 1980, Burbank provides nonprofit housing development, ownership and property management services in Sonoma County.
Burbank Housing is the largest affordable housing developer in the North Bay, having built over 4500 units of both multifamily tax credit rental apartments and Below Market Rate homeownership projects. Burbank currently owns and manages over 3100 rental units in 65 properties. Historically based in Sonoma County, Burbank has expanded its geography in recent years to also include Napa County and currently has active projects in both counties.
Burbank is a fully integrated development company with internal capacity for business development, entitlement, project management, construction, accounting and property management. Burbank serves a diverse client base of over 10,000 residents in properties ranging from farm worker housing, to permanent supportive housing and traditional low-income housing tax credit properties. Historically, Burbank has completed between 150-200 units of housing units per year. Burbank currently has over 1000 units in its development pipeline.
In 2017 a devastating fire engulfed the North Bay. Over 5200 homes were lost in Sonoma County alone. Since then Burbank has been actively engaged in rebuilding the North Bay. The availability of one-time disaster relief funding from the federal government has given Burbank the opportunity to expand its development pipeline.
Organization Structure and Operations
Burbank Housing is overseen by an 11-member board of directors. It has a staff of over 150 and has an annual administrative operating budget of $4 .5 million.
The senior management team is comprised of six members consisting of:
More information about Burbank Housing can be found at www.burbankhousing.org.
The Director of Housing Development oversees and directs the Development Department to create housing in an effective, systematic manner that is consistent with our organization’s mission and public purpose objectives. The Director of Housing Development (“Director”) objectives are to direct and manage all aspects of multifamily real estate project initiation and development such that the organization achieves its financial and organizational goals. This includes maintaining a solid pipeline of affordable housing projects and seeing those development projects through the entire cycle of development. This Director is the professional responsible for leading, mentoring and developing a best in class development team (the current team totals six FTE’s) This will be achieved by clearly communicating a vision and plan and collaborating across departments to ensure the achievement of organizational goals.
The Director is a member of the Burbank senior management team reporting directly to the CEO. S/he will work in concert and collaboration with the other members of the team and will also participate in longer term organizational strategic planning with the Board, CEO, and other key organization resources. The Director will represent the organization at industry events, with local and county officials, brokers, financial institutions and within the community.
Duties and Responsibilities:
At least five years’ experience in non-profit housing development preferred. Experience or training in supervision required.
Excellent supervisory and delegation skills.
Proven team building experience.
Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with a diverse group of people.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Self-directed organizational and time management skills.
Commitment & enthusiasm toward achieving Burbank Housing’s Mission and Vision Statements.
Strong PC experience and competency using standard business applications
BA degree with graduate work in finance, business administration, public administration, real estate development or organizational studies preferred.
The successful candidate will have:
While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to walk; sit; use hands to handle objects/operate keyboards, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms both above the shoulder and below the waist; lift and or carry up to 20 pounds; stoop; kneel and crouch; talk and hear.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
A competitive compensation package, including a comprehensive benefits package, will be offered, commensurate with experience.