The Associate Project Manager is a key member of a development team. The Associate Project Manager will report to The Senior Vice President of Development at McCormack Baron Salazar. The Associate Project Manager works closely with the firm's project managers, senior management, internal design, construction, finance and legal teams as well as with community stakeholders, external consultants, private sector financial partners and public sector agencies, to visualize and complete new housing and mixed-use development projects.
This position supports the project delivery process and external environment of third party consultants, local and state governmental agencies and community partners for successful implementation of the firm's real estate development projects, including supporting internal staff with experience in design and construction, finance, legal, and property management.
Essential duties and responsibilities include:
- In conjunction with Project Management Staff, act as owner's representative on all real estate transaction matters including ensuring proper legal documentation.
- Support the Project Manager in the preparation and development of initial underwriting analysis, due diligence, initial assessments, etc. of any properties the team has identified.
- Prepare and submit financial applications, request for proposals (tax credit applications, first mortgage, soft debt, donations, and syndicators RFQ/RFP preparation)
- Work with community to assess housing needs and to develop support for development project (facilitate community meetings, voice community concerns, act as liaison between community and all stakeholders; coordinate community meetings, development team meetings and community roundtables). Prepare all notices, scheduling, agendas and meeting materials and provide information to public regarding development activities
- Support acquisition activities (ownership, title work, land negotiations, relocation, etc.), and assist in negotiations and administration of any purchase and sale agreements as needed.
- Review project proposals to test and determine project feasibility through the coordination of physical and financial due diligence activities.
- Facilitate payment requisition process (approve invoices, direct draw processing).
- Supports Project Managers to facilitate resolution of key development issues during all phases of the process.
- Support the entitlement process including representation at hearings and neighborhood meetings. Interfaces and works closely with attorneys, planners, architects, engineers and other consultants.
- Involved as part of the team in design conceptualization and programming.
- Assist in processing and obtaining building permits.
- Maintains control of the details and timeline of projects under the Project Manger’s purview.
- Coordinates and interacts with the design team and the construction team to ensure a smooth handoff in a timely manner.
- With Project Management Staff, hires and manages consultants for the development team, as appropriate.
- Helps Project Managers prepare and oversee the development schedule, project proformas and budgets and communicate all budget and schedule revisions
- Monitors progress of development consultants, including architects and landscape architects, engineers, etc., and progress of construction relative to budget requirements and schedule.
- Maintain client and stakeholder relationships and resolve conflicts between parties.
- Coordinates project closeout and transition to property management.
- Travel required at minimum once a quarter.
Education: The successful candidate should have a strong academic background with a college degree preferably in Architecture, Real Estate or Business. A graduate degree in similar areas is a plus.
Experience: A minimum of 3 years of experience in business and a background in real estate or economic development working on large-scale development projects is preferred. Experience in affordable housing, mixed income, and mixed use development, using various tax credit programs, is a plus.
Specifically, candidates for this position should possess the following career experience/skills:
- Experience in real estate or economic development in urban areas.
- Has had responsibility for handling a project development process
- Experience in the entitlement process.
- Has been a part of community outreach programs, built relationships with civic and political leaders/influencers, acted as community liaison to build awareness and support for proposed development projects.
- Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of internal staff including design and construction, legal, finance, and property management. MBS is a highly collaborative environment where the Associate Project Manager works collaboratively and proactively throughout the process.
Personal Skills and Attributes:
- Must have an interest in learning project proformas and analyzing deals, and articulate, both orally and in written form, the case for a specific project. Should have both an intuitive and a detailed sense of the dynamics, risks, and structured financings of each transaction.
- Must have demonstrated strong problem solving skills and quantitative abilities.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a matrixed team environment.
- Excellent project implementation, organizational and planning skills. Able to work with time sensitive, detail-oriented material and meet multiple deadlines. Has experience managing multiple tasks successfully through constantly changing priorities.
- Excellent computer skills; must be very literate in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Has the interpersonal skills and presence to communicate and interact effectively with all constituencies including with all levels of private and public sector officials.
Effective September 7, 2021, as a condition of employment, all employees must be immunized by vaccination against COVID-19 unless granted a medical or religious exemption. This policy is designed to protect the health of those within our community and to serve as a public health measure for those within the broader community. The COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States are highly effective at decreasing the likelihood of contracting COVID-19, preventing serious illness in vaccinated individuals who contract COVID-19, and mitigating the spread of the disease.
Current employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination by November 19, 2021. Employees who join the Company after November 19, 2021, will be required to provide proof of full vaccination within 30 days of their start date. A similar process will be followed for approved booster shots, as they may be recommended by the CDC.
McCormack Baron is an equal employment opportunity employer. McCormack Baron is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout its business.