Our client is seeking to hire a Development Associate to work closely with real estate development managers and investors throughout the entitlement, feasibility, and design phases of commercial real estate developments.
A minimum of five years of professional experience in commercial real estate development or consulting engineering. Projects are mostly triple net retail and QSR, but experience with mixed-use development is a plus.
Position requires a forward-thinking person with excellent communication skills and some land development experience who can anticipate next steps and take action.
Must have experience working with a typical project consultant team including architects, civil engineers, surveyors, attorneys, geotechnical, environmental, and other related consultants.
Must have experience with rezoning, variances, and other land use entitlements.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist with the entitlement process from project inception through the start of construction.
Responsible for research, site investigation reports, coordination of permits and approvals, and tracking of project schedules.
Day to day tasks would include:
Research of zoning ordinances and building codes.
Preparation of site investigation reports.
Maintenance of project schedules, submittals, deadlines, and progress reports.
Communication of project status to internal and external managers.
Preparation of permitting or zoning applications and subsequent submittals and responses.
Preparation of PowerPoint presentations for meetings.
Requests for proposals from subconsultants such as environmental, geotechnical, surveying, traffic engineers, landscape architects, civil engineers, architects, or others.
Occasional meetings with jurisdictional agencies and attendance at planning and zoning hearings.
A bachelor’s degree is preferred in either Real Estate, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Planning.
Advanced capabilities in the MS Office suite.
Basic MS Project CPM scheduling and basic AutoCAD is a plus.
Ability to read and understand architectural and civil design documents on a basic level.
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