Senior Project Manager

Full time
DOE
Locationlacounty Calendar09/26/2019   Full time DOE

Position Summary

 

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 sustainable multifamily infill development projects that enhance the community and support economic diversity.  WHCHC is looking to expand our team to help manage our growing pipeline of development projects.

 

WHCHC is looking for a Senior Project Manager.  The Senior Project Manager will work as part of the Real Estate Development team, assisting 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 administration 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 development concept; and manage escrow closing and loan disbursement process.
  • Manage the preparation of competitive proposals for land dispositions: develop preliminary feasibility 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 overall project vision; communicate WHCHC design standards; consult with Asset Management and Resident Services staff to ensure design and specifications meet long-term operational needs; coordinate 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 duties as may be necessary to further WHCHC’s mission

 

Experience & Qualifications

 

  • A bachelor’s degree and at least three years as a Project Manager managing low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) projects. Relevant experience in market rate real estate development, as an Assistant Project Manager, or a Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for a portion of this experience.
  • Familiarity with 4% and 9% LIHTC applications and applications for soft public funding is required. Completion of at least three funding applications is strongly preferred. 
  • Knowledge of the real estate development process including property due diligence and acquisition, land use and entitlement, site planning and design, and construction.
  • Knowledge of affordable housing finance, including public subsidies, low-income housing tax credits and tax-exempt bonds.
  • Advanced experience with pro forma analysis and financial modeling.
  • Ability to effectively engage diverse community stakeholders in the development process.
  • A passion for affordable housing and urban development and community building.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with colleagues, project team members, consultants, local government agencies, lenders/investors, and community stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and problems solving skills; good client and public presentation skills; and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented; capacity to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in an efficient and timely manner; ability to work well under pressure; and ability to successfully meet project deadlines.
  • An entrepreneurial and creative approach to problem solving in the field of real estate development; enthusiasm and team building spirit.
  • Experience with the Office suite including sophisticated real estate financial analysis using Excel.

 

Compensation

This is an advanced level development position with greater project responsibility. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Current benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, (403)(b) retirement plan with an employer match, 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.  If driving is the mode of transportation, a valid driver’s license, meeting the state required amount of personal automobile liability insurance, and review of current driving record will be required.  A criminal background check will be required for the position.

 

Work Environment/Equipment Used

The work environment will usually be in a professional office setting, with possible shared workspace.  The noise level is usually quiet to moderate.  The individual in this position may operate any or all of the following: standard office equipment including personal computer and personal automobile.

 

Physical Activity

The Senior Project Manager is required to talk, see and hear.  In the course of performing this job, the Senior Project Manager typically spends time sitting, standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and climbing stairs, listening/speaking, writing, and operating a personal computer and personal automobile.  The Senior Project Manager must possess the ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

 

Application Process 

LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY. Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to
barbarak@whchc.org and reference “Senior Project Manager Position.”  Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY. Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to barbarak@whchc.org and reference “Senior Project Manager Position.” Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.