Assistant Project Manager

Full time
Locationlacounty Calendar11/13/2019   Full time

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 located throughout Los Angeles County.  WHCHC focuses on multifamily infill development projects that enhance the community and support economic diversity.  

 

WHCHC is looking for an Assistant Project Manager.  The Assistant Project Manager will 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 administration of property on behalf of WHCHC.

Role and Responsibilities

 

  • Assist with 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; coordinate and review preliminary site due diligence; participate in initial development concept; and manage escrow closing and loan disbursement process.
  • Assist with 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.
  • Assist with the preparation of competitive proposals for land dispositions: develop preliminary feasibility analyses for new development opportunities; work with public agencies to determine RFP/ RFQ requirements; and prepare development proposals in response.
  • Assist with securing 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.
  • Assist with project design: work with architect to define development program and site plan; communicate WHCHC design standards and program requirements; and work with general contractor to estimate project costs and ensure conceptual design is within budget.
  • Assist with construction administration: attend construction job site meetings and act as Owner’s Representative during construction.
  • Assist with transition to operations: work with the Director of Asset Management to coordinate 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 1-2 years of experience in urban planning, real estate development, finance, or a related field. A Master’s Degree in a related field may substitute for 1 year of work experience.
  • Some knowledge of key aspects of real estate development and finance, land use and entitlement, property due diligence and acquisition, and site planning and design; interest in sustainable design and affordable housing.
  • Familiarity with affordable housing finance, including public subsidies, low-income housing tax credits and tax-exempt bonds, is a plus.

 

  • 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.
  • Proficiency with the MS Office suite including sophisticated real estate financial analysis using MS Exc

 

Compensation

This is an entry level development position with greater project responsibility over time and based on demonstrated ability.  The salary is commensurate with experience.  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.

 

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 Assistant Project Manager is required to talk, see and hear.  In the course of performing this job, the Assistant 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 Assistant 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
matt@whchc.org and reference “Assistant Project Manager Position.”  Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to matt@whchc.org and reference “Assistant Project Manager Position.”