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Development Director

Company: Gilder Search Group
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 17, 2023

Job Description:

Director of DevelopmentRedmond, WAOur client, an established Real Estate Developer, has a rare opening for a Director of Development. The Director of Development will have responsibility for multiple developments, repurposing, and capital improvement projects. These projects will include industrial and undeveloped land assets. Specifically, this role will participate in oversight and strategy evaluation, land opportunity, entitlement and permitting, and construction coordination for investments. This role will work closely with internal and external resources in both direct execution and oversight responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of experience in commercial real estate development.Director of Development Responsibilities:

  • As a project team leader, this individual will have an owner's mentality that allows them to manage multiple assignments simultaneously while maximizing asset value and monitoring ROI and KPIs for each project.
  • Develop, enhance, and implement best practices, policies, and procedures for managing the development and construction process.
  • Identify and oversee the selection and negotiating of contracts with key consultants (i.e., architects, engineers, and general contractors).
  • Interact with city officials to secure entitlements, site, and building permits, final project signoffs.
  • Leading internal and external projects teams throughout the pre-design and design phases as well as construction management and delivery, including review and "signoff" on site plans, construction documents and bid sets.
  • Provide feedback and recommendations regarding ways to improve the construction process as well as value engineering potential savings.
  • Deliver all projects on-time and within budget in accordance with Owner approvals.
  • Maintain updated knowledge of plans and specifications.
  • Maintain thorough records on all assignments.
  • Complete and discuss weekly progress reports with ownership and real estate team.
  • Contribute to the development and oversight of existing portfolio's 5-year capital plan, including introduction of new technologies that enhances asset performance and yields cost efficiencies.
  • Weighs the costs and benefits of implementing current and new technology that improves economic returns.
  • Drives design to meet current and future anticipated consumer demands.Director of Development Qualifications:
    • Being a team player and ensuring that everything is done is for the better of the project and not the better of anyone.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills since a real estate developer must communicate efficiently with clients, contractors, workers, and several other professionals.
    • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, since he/she must liaise and work closely with attorneys, construction workers, and other necessary and relevant professionals.
    • Basic accounting and financial management skills, as it enables a real estate developer to handle the budgeting aspect of real estate development effectively and efficiently.
    • Efficient and reviewing and understanding architectural, structural, civil plans as well as geotechnical, environmental, and other relevant reports.
    • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management preferred.
    • 10+ years of experience managing the planning, design, construction, and coordination of new development and large capital projects.

Keywords: Gilder Search Group, Redmond , Development Director, Executive , Redmond, Washington

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