Director Of Real Estate Development - Sacramento Vacancy In Eden Housing Inc.

The position of Director of Real Estate Development, Sacramento Region has been in the planning stages for the past 2 years. This is a senior level role within the organization, responsible for building teams to develop and manage large-scale affordable housing projects. The position will lead a team in sourcing, originating, coordinating and implementing all aspects of the development process.
Projects may include new construction, acquisition and rehabilitation, portfolio syndication, inclusionary, and joint ventures with other developers. The position will also have responsibilities for leading and administering assigned aspects of management of the Real Estate Development (RED) Department, coordinating assigned aspects of RED’s coordination and cooperation with other Eden departments, and contributing to Eden organizational improvement. The position will cultivate and sustain a strong working partnership with all Eden Departments (Finance Accounting and Asset Management; Property Management, Facilities and Resident Services; Strategy and Infrastructure; Policy, Advocacy and Communications). This position will directly supervise at least one employee in the Real Estate Development Department.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Establish a presence in the region - meet with elected officials, staff from various cities and other key stakeholders to create a relationship and introduce Eden and our work to the region.
  • Identifying and evaluating potential new project sites and
  • Negotiating acquisition
  • Assist with strategic planning, including identification of new program acidity
  • Conducting preliminary feasibility analyses and organizing critical community
  • Researching and securing sources of predevelopment, construction and permanent financing from public and private sources.
  • Working with public agency staff to assure timely public review and approval including environmental and other entitlement reviews.
  • Coordinating environmental review and local agency
  • Negotiating contracts with contractors, engineers and
  • Preparing and managing project budgets, cash flow projections and project schedules.
  • Overseeing design and construction management to accommodate special-user needs, project budget, timelines, and lender/investor requirements.
  • Making public presentations on behalf of Eden at external project and policy
  • Assisting the Vice President with hiring and orientation of new development staff.
  • Providing coaching, mentoring, training and technical support for team
  • Working with Eden Housing Resident Services to identify feasibility of on-site service programs and identifying potential funding
  • Partnering with Eden Housing Management and community groups to facilitate affirmative marketing and smooth transition to
  • Preparing reports and grant applications and presenting before public bodies and community
  • Leading team responses to RFQ’s and RFP’s.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience or background in all aspects of affordable housing project development from acquisition through construction completion, lease up, stabilization, perm loan conversion, and close
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with local, state and federal housing financing programs; including HCD programs, local county programs, AHP, HOME, CDBG, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and Tax-Exempt
  • Advanced knowledge of the state and local entitlement and public approvals processes and/or advanced knowledge of the unique financial structuring issues when re-syndicating portfolio
  • Proven ability to direct multi-department activities; lead by example; formulate and execute company-wide goals and objectives and assess performance towards goals.
  • Familiarity with and sensitivity to the needs of economically disadvantaged
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholder groups (staff, residents, vendors, government officials, lenders ) to foster collaboration and build consensus.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with an emphasis on supervising, coaching and mentoring
  • Collaborative work style with strong team building
  • Minimum of 3 years of team management/supervisory
  • Ability to conduct financial feasibility analysis and budget
  • Effective oral and written communication, interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills
  • Effective public presentation
  • Ability to work in and lead project teams and to work with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving

Travel & Schedule Requirements

  • Candidates must have flexibility to travel throughout Eden’s portfolio, and attend evening and weekend meetings as required.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) required, Master’s Degree (MA/MS) preferred, in Business, Planning or related
  • 10 years of related professional experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and

Other Required Skills, Abilities & Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and interest in affordable housing development and
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently on a wide variety of
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), decision-making, interpersonal, negotiation, conflict resolution and time management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and successfully meet
  • Ability to communicate and interface professionally and sensitively to staff, board, residents and
  • Flexible, creative, well-organized.
  • Ability to handle shifting and multiple priorities in a fast paced, growth

Eden Housing is an equal opportunity employer. Eden Housing does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familiar status, national origin, or any other arbitrary basis.

Hiring Organization / Company: Eden Housing Inc.
Basic Salary: To Be Discussed
Employement Type: Full-Time

Job Location Information:
City: West Sacramento
State: Ca
Country: Us
Location: West Sacramento, Ca 95691

Date Posted: 2021-04-07
Job Listing No# : 51814

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Tips on how to become successful in a career in real estate

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Success in a real estate career is not a one-day affair. It requires you to be the best in what you do and always be ready for challenges. Strive at getting better and take each step as a lesson to your career.