Vice President of Real Estate Development, Souther

Full time
LocationOC Calendar06/25/2019   Full time


The Vice President of Real Estate Development, Southern California is responsible for leading a team in sourcing, originating, coordinating and implementing all aspects of the development of affordable housing projects. Projects may include new construction, acquisition and rehabilitation, portfolio syndication, inclusionary, and joint ventures with other developers. The position will also have responsibilities for leading and administering assigned aspects of management of the Real Estate Development (RED) Department, coordinating assigned aspects of RED’s coordination and cooperation with other Eden departments, and contributing to Eden organizational improvement. The Vice President of RED will cultivate and sustain a strong working partnership with all Eden Departments (Finance Accounting and Asset Management; Property Management, Facilities and Resident Services; Strategy and Infrastructure; Policy, Advocacy and Communications). This position will directly supervise at least one employee in the Real Estate Development Department.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Initiates location and evaluation of potential project sites and properties
  • Negotiates acquisition agreements
  • Identifies new areas of program activity
  • Assists with formulating department strategy
  • Conducts preliminary feasibility analyses and organize critical community support
  • Researches and secure sources of predevelopment, construction and permanent financing from public and private sources
  • Works with public agency staff to assure timely public review and approval including environmental and other entitlement reviews
  • Coordinates environmental review and local agency approvals
  • Identifies members of the development team and negotiate contracts with contractors, engineers and architects
  • Prepares and monitor project budgets, cash flow projections and project schedules
  • Oversees design and construction management to ensure attention given to special-user needs, project budget, timelines, and lender/investor requirements
  • Makes public presentations on behalf of Eden at external project and policy meetings
  • Assists the Senior Vice President with hiring and orientation of new development staff
  • Facilitates training and technical support for RED staff
  • Works with Eden Housing Resident Services to identify feasibility of on-site service programs, and identify sources of necessary funding
  • Works with Eden Housing Management and community groups to facilitate affirmative marketing and smooth transition to occupancy
  • Prepares written report material and grant applications, and makes presentations before public bodies and community groups
  • Lead team responses to RFQ’s and RFP’s



  • Proven ability to direct multi-department activities; lead by example; formulate and execute company-wide goals and objectives and assess achievement
  • Superior leadership skills with emphasis in staff supervision and development
  • Collaborative work style; a team building approach
  • Experience or background in all aspects of affordable housing project development from acquisition through construction completion, lease up, stabilization, perm loan conversion, and close out
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with local, state and federal housing financing programs; including HCD programs, local county programs, AHP, HOME, CDBG, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and Tax Exempt Bonds
  • Advanced knowledge of the state and local entitlement and public approvals processes and/or advanced knowledge of the unique financial structuring issues when resyndicating portfolio projects
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the concerns and needs of lower income people
  • Ability to conduct financial feasibility analysis and budget preparation
  • Effective oral and written communication, interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills
  • Effective public presentation skills
  • Ability to work in and lead project teams and to work with a wide variety of individuals
  • Computer skills including word processing and spread sheets for financial analysis required
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Must be able and willing to travel throughout Eden’s portfolio, and attend evening and weekend meetings as required


Directly supervises staff member(s) in the Real Estate Development Department. This may include a wide range of job levels, including staff at the Director/Associate Director, Senior/Project Manager/Associate Project Manager, and Project Administrator levels. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving issues.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) or equivalent; Master’s Degree (M.A.) or equivalent in Business, Planning or similar applicable degree; ten years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and boards of directors.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.



Must have reliable automobile transportation, a valid California Driver's License and vehicle insurance.



  • Knowledge of and interest in affordable housing development and financing
  • Excellent organizational and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently on a wide variety of tasks
  • Experience and familiarity with computer software including, Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to create and manipulate spreadsheets.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), decision-making, interpersonal, negotiation, conflict resolution and time management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and successfully meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate and interface professionally and sensitively to staff, board, residents and public.
  • Flexible, creative, well-organized.
  • Ability to handle shifting and multiple priorities in a fast paced, growth environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Must be able and willing to travel to all company locations to carry out duties and responsibilities.
  • Experience working with diverse groups, i.e., staff, residents, outside contacts.
  • Commitment to the companies’ goals and philosophy.
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