Community HousingWorks (CHW), a nationally recognized nonprofit developer of affordable housing real estate communities, is seeking a skilled Project Manager in our multi-family division in San Diego, California. The primary responsibilities of the position are to manage the development and financing of all activities related to the rehab and new construction of multi-family housing. The goal of these renovations and developments are to improve the property's financial strength and the residents' experience by improving physical conditions, achieving savings through energy and water conservation, improving financing terms and overall operations.
The ideal candidate will enjoy bringing strong project management and leadership skills to a professional mission-based organization, must possess strong written and verbal communication skills and the following critical attributes:
- Skilled in project management with experience in financing affordable housing with Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME, CDBG and other local, state and federal financial sources. CA LIHTC preferred;
- Ability to plan and manage the development of multifamily real estate projects;
- A strong communicator with the ability to make public presentations and to work successfully with community groups, government and private lenders, and low-income tenants; and,
- Outstanding organizational skills, including the ability to independently prioritize tasks and focus on multiple projects simultaneously.
Other Essential Functions
- Evaluates the feasibility of potential development opportunities; conceptualizes a development program in concert with organizational mission and goals and makes recommendations to supervisor and senior team.
- Plans and implements review of all financial and physical due diligence needed to safeguard the organization's investments in real estate.
- Plans and obtains entitlements, planning approval and all construction permits and approvals, and all wet and dry utility plans and approvals in conjunction with development team partners.
- Represents the Organization to stakeholders and the general public. Strategizes and plans outreach to garner community support for projects. Attends and participates community and government organization meetings as needed.
- Prepares and monitors project budgets and cash flow projections; Establishes and monitors time and cost schedules.
- Researches sources of funding and maintains familiarity with threshold and screening criteria of key sources; Prepares and submits funding applications in order to secure funding to support predevelopment, construction and permanent phases for development.
- Implements an approved selection process to recommend the hiring of development team members, contract consultants and financial partners appropriate to the subject project.
- Strategizes and participates with supervisor in the negotiation, coordination, and preparation of various development-related contracts, obtaining legal reviews as needed to minimize risk to the Organization and to secure project financing.
- Manages the design process in conjunction with cross –department team members.
- Manages the outsourced design and construction teams including architects, general contractors, engineers, construction managers, etc. to ensure adherence to project budget and schedule, cost containment and quality control. Resolves related problems and concerns. Conducts and arranges regular site inspections and construction draw meetings. Personally inspects active construction projects not less than two times a month.
- Monitors and, as necessary, prepares project financial accounting, contract payments, lender and funder reporting requirements in a timely manner.
- Prepares and presents progress reports to supervisor, senior team, board of directors, board committees, and others as requested.
- Assists in researching and prepares policy briefings for Agency, Supervisor and Directors as requested.
- Coordinates transfer process with Asset Management and Resident Services staff after completion of construction and/or acquisitions of existing residential.
Knowledge, Skills and Education
- Required: BA degree in urban planning, public administration, accounting, business, real estate or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
- Minimum of four years project management experience with a real estate development firm or related business. Experience with lender &/or investor organizations can be substituted for partial experience.
- Experience with low-income housing tax credit financing. (CA preferred)
- Ability to plan and manage the development of multifamily real estate projects. Knowledge of project management tools and principles.
- Strong analytical abilities, computation, negotiation and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to make public presentations and to work successfully with community groups, government, and private lenders, and low-income tenants.
- Knowledge of proformas, budgets and finance and cost management.
- Familiarity with various funding sources and application processes for affordable housing development.
- Leadership and team building skills.
- Basic knowledge of building construction. Ability to track and manage construction projects, subcontractors and project development participants.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work independently as well as with teams.
- Strong computer skills in office automation and various software applications using spreadsheets, word processing, and databases including MS Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project Manager and Adobe.
- Community planning and contract management experience preferred.
- Knowledge of, or experience with, issues confronting of low-income communities and families a plus.
Opportunity Begins with a Stable Home
With the stability of a good home, an inspiring goal, powerful tools, and their community's compassion and support, people can change their futures and move up in the world. For many, a stable home can provide the critical foundation needed to overcome life's challenges. Our award-winning apartment communities ensure that all people - regardless of social-economic status - have a safe place to call home. Become a part of the Community HousingWorks team and help us ensure that every household is set up for success.