Associate Director of Real Estate Development

Full time
Locationbay-area Calendar06/25/2019   Full time


The Associate Director of Real Estate Development is responsible for leading a team in originating, coordinating and implementing all aspects of the development of affordable housing projects. Projects may include new construction, acquisition and rehabilitation, portfolio syndication, and joint ventures with other developers. 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 Director with hiring and orientation of new development staff.
  • Facilitates training and technical support for new project developers.
  • 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.



  •  Experience or background in all aspects of affordable housing project development from acquisition   through construction completion
  •  Working knowledge and experience with local, state and federal housing financing programs;    including HCD programs, HOME, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and Tax Exempt Bonds.
  • Working knowledge of the state and local entitlement and public approvals processes
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the concerns and needs of lower income people
  • Ability to conduct financial 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 skillsī‚ˇ
  • Must be able and willing to travel throughout Eden’s portfolio, and attend evening and weekend meetings as requested.


Directly supervises staff member(s) in the Real Estate Development Department. 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.



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



  • 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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