Senior Real Estate Project Manager

North Shore, MA

Senior Project Manager

North Shore, MA



Why Work at North Shore CDC?

North Shore Community Development Coalition (NSCDC) is a regional, nonprofit organization committed to investing in neighborhoods to create thriving communities. We envision a North Shore where every neighborhood is one of choice and opportunity. Our neighborhood revitalization model focuses on projects that have lasting benefits for entire neighborhoods with need-based programs that build future city leaders and self-sufficient residents. Our diverse staff are passionate and committed to helping our communities thrive and growWe offer extremely competitive benefits including funding for professional development, as well as a full suite of healthcare benefits, generous paid time-off, flexible work hours and more.



About the Role

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for all aspects of assigned real estate development projects.  The Senior Project Manager will report to the Director of Real Estate. The Senior Project Manager shares NSCDC’s high standards for community investment and demonstrates an interest in testing new models and approaches with an emphasis on results. The Senior Project Manager manages multiple priorities and assignments in a fast-paced environment. They have strong analytic and organizational skills, initiative, and persistence, and work well independently and as part of the team. The Senior Project Manager is expected to have previously managed a range of real estate developments, have familiarity with Low Income Housing Tax Credits and affordable housing 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 the Director of Real Estate:

  • Conduct project feasibility analysis and due diligence and develop recommendations on business decisions for senior staff of agency.
  • Assemble and manage the 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 Building staff.
  • Identify funding and investment opportunities and prepare financing applications and other materials required to secure commitments.
  • Coordinate closings and property acquisitions with funders/lenders and legal counsel.
  • Select and implement appropriate construction management approach on a 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.
  • Coordinate project marketing/occupancy in conjunction with property management staff.
  • Participate in cross-team work to implement the organization’s mission.
  • Additional project management activities as required.
  • Take on more complex projects that are financially challenging and require extensive zoning approvals and intensive community engagement.
  • Identify and research potential sites for acquisition; assist with securing site control.

Non-Essential Functions

  • Assist in planning and developing processes, policies, and procedures that will improve the real estate department’s overall performance.
  • Become a mentor for newly hired project managers and assume a team leadership role to assist the Director of Real Estate
  • Assist in planning the department’s annual and five-year strategic plans and other related organizational documents.
  • Attend networking events on behalf of NSCDC and represent NSCDC at community and industry meetings.
  • Perform other tasks related to cross-team projects within NSCDC.


Work Requirements and Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in real estate project management, finance or construction management preferred.
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field preferred but not required; a combination of relevant professional experience and education may be considered.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications.
  • Strong analytic skills.
  • Quantitative skills, and interest in working with numbers and budgets; experience with federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and other financing sources of affordable housing is strongly preferred.
  • Computing skills, including experience with 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.
  • Proven experience building trusting relationships across race, ethnicity, class and generation. Prior personal or professional experience in the agency’s geographic area is a valuable asset but not required.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including occasional nights.
  • Willingness to work a hybrid in-person, remote position corresponding to the needs of the team. 

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to occasionally 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.


Qualification Requirements:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed above 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.




JOB CODE: 1000113