RUPCO is seeking a highly motivated Real Estate Development Project Manager with 3 to 5 years of experience to process existing development pursuits and assist with new target opportunities. He/she will leverage their skills and experience in affordable housing best practices to take a significant leadership role in the creation of new housing for RUPCO’s growing portfolio.
Candidates must have experience and be technically proficient in aspects of affordable housing real estate development, including finance, grant writing, entitlement, design, construction, lease-up and operations.
Overview of Duties:
Identifying acquisition opportunities, including evaluating over-all project feasibility.
Researching, preparing and submitting funding and grant applications
Securing acquisition, predevelopment, construction and permanent financing
Oversee the negotiation of major agreements and financing documents, including limited partnership agreements, loan documents, construction contracts, architectural agreements, and property management agreements.
Develop and underwrite pro forms, budget and project narratives, based on targeted audience, Real Estate development matrix, local need and other functions as needed.
Coordinate with architect, engineer, landscape architects, interior designers, property owners, project managers, and other team members
Negotiate and draft contract terms and scope with design consultants and contractors.
Manage project time-line, ensuring milestones are met on time and within budget.
Oversee the construction draw process and develop monthly project reports.
Responsible for managing and executing project contracts in accordance with department and corporate requirements.
Maintain compliance in all federal, state and local regulations and other mandated guidelines and polices request to Real Estate and Community Development, including safety and quality assurance.
Manage files, provide reports and perform other administration tasks as needed.
Skills and Experience:
A minimum of three years’ experience in community development, municipal governance and or affordable housing or a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban or Community Planning, Business or related field.
Experience and technically proficient in aspects of affordable housing real estate development, including finance, entitlement, design, construction, lease-up and operations.
Ability to analyze complex data, perform sophisticated analysis and make appropriate recommendations and decisions. Experience with Excel and word processing software. Experience with Project Management software a plus.
Experience in grant writing, entitlement process, public sector funding, public speaking and non-profit organizations. Excellent communication, team building spirit, interpersonal skills, and conflict resolution skills necessary.
Ability to organize, work independently, delegate, negotiate, and problem solve. Must have a commitment to the mission of the organization and a passion for providing affordable homes and support services to the area’s most vulnerable populations.
Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
For more than 30 years, RUPCO, a 501-c-3 not-for-profit agency, has led the region in creating and maintaining quality, sustainable housing and rental opportunities, inspiring understanding and acceptance of affordable housing initiatives, fostering community development and revitalization, and providing opportunity to people to improve their living standards. In that time RUPCO has established a... successful track record as a leader in the creation and improvement of quality, sustainable housing, created strong partnerships locally and nationally, and has maintained a fiscally healthy balance sheet, allowing for flexibility and agility in providing services.
RUPCO, originally named the Rural Ulster Preservation Company, was formed in 1981. While the organization has grown and evolved, it has stayed true to its original mission – to lead the creation of better communities for all through its work. RUPCO’s Enduring Principals include:
- Everyone deserves quality, healthy and sustainable housing at an affordable price
- Communities thrive when there is diversity in their economic make-up and housing stock
- Housing is a critical component of effective economic development and open space policy
- There is a proven connection between creation of stable housing and the positive impact on jobs, education, health, the economy, public safety, and other important facets of American life.
To create homes, support people and improve communities.
Our vision is for strong, vibrant and diverse communities with opportunity and a home for everyone.