Real Estate Development Project Manager

Greater Boston, MA

Affordable Housing Real Estate Development Project Manager 

OppCo partners provide stable homes within great neighborhoods, which serve as a foundation of affordable housing for thriving families and individuals. Our homes and neighborhoods promote healthy families as well as work, economic, and educational success.

At OppCo we value our employees and offer a flexible schedule that affords true work/life balance, as well as excellent health, wellness and 401K benefits. Our office model is based on open and collaborative working relationships between departments, clients and vendors, and we encourage every team member to utilize our internal and external training tools as a means of advancing knowledge in their field and growth within the organization.

The Real Estate Development Project Manager (Project Manager) is responsible for all aspects of assigned real estate development projects. The Project Manager will report to the OppCo Senior Vice-President  of Real Estate. The Project Manager shares OppCo’s high standards for community investment and demonstrates an interest in testing new models and approaches with an emphasis on results. The Project Manager manages multiple priorities and assignments in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment and has strong analytic and organizational skills, initiative, and persistence, works well independently and as part of the team. The Project Manager is expected to have familiarity with or previous experience managing affordable housing developments and demonstrated talent as an independent worker, team leader, solver of complex problems, and contributor to the department’s pipeline and administration.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • With direction and support from OppCo’s  Senior VP  of Real Estate Development:
  • Conduct project feasibility analysis and due diligence and develop recommendations on business decisions for senior staff of OppCo and Network members.
  • Assemble and manage development team, including design, construction and development consultants; negotiate contracts and coordinate development team throughout the development process.
  • Coordinate permitting with municipal officials, legal counsel and architects; manage community process with real estate and community engagement staff.
  • Prepare financing applications and other materials required to secure funding commitments.
  • Coordinate closings and property acquisitions with funders/lenders and legal counsel.
  • Select and implement appropriate construction management approach on project-specific basis; manage and oversee the approach selected.
  • Monitor project progress including schedule and budget variances.
  • Prepare requisitions and reports required by funders, investors, and internal management.
  • Work with  property management staff on lease-up and related marketing.
  • Participate in cross-team work to implement the organization’s mission.
  • Additional project management activities as required.
  • If appropriate assume a team leadership role to assist the SVP of Real Estate Development.
  • Assist in planning and developing software systems, processes, policies, and procedures that will improve real estate department’s overall performance.
  • Attend networking events on behalf of OppCo and Network CDC members at community and industry meetings.
  • Perform other tasks related to cross-team projects within OppCo.

Work Requirements and Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in real estate project management, finance or construction management preferred.
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field preferred.
  • A combination of relevant professional experience and education may be considered.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications.
  • Strong analytic skills.
  • Familiarity with project management tools such as Smartsheet’s and/or comfortable using such tools.
  • Quantitative skills, and interest in working with numbers and budgets; experience with state and federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits and other financing sources of affordable housing is strongly preferred; experience with City and State One Stop application is preferred.
  • Computing skills, including experience and proficiency in MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint; experience with GIS and Adobe Design desirable.
  • Ability to organize work, work independently, problem-solve, and be persistent is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage productive relationships with development team members, public officials, funders and lenders, other staff, and the community.
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish preferred, but not required); proven experience building trusting relationships across race, ethnicity, class and generation. Prior personal or professional experience in agency’s geographic area is a valuable asset.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including occasional nights.

Physical Requirements Ability to navigate an active construction site safely. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Benefits of working with OppCo

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurances (80% employer paid)
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Group Life Insurance
  • FSA, Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401K Retirement Savings Safe-Harbor Plan
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Generous Vacation/sick/holiday paid time off
  • Education reimbursement/assistance
  • Professional development funds and self-pace trainings

To Apply: Please submit both a resume and cover letter.

Opportunity Communities (OppCo) provides human resources for its members.  North Shore CDC, Nuestra Comunidad, TND and OppCo, are equal opportunity organizations. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

JOB CODE: 1000105