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Development Project Manager

California Gold
Merced, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description: Role: The Director of Development will assist with and manage multiple commercial real estate development projects. This executive will support redevelopment and development projects in the Western States by managing the entire project entitlement process, interacting with clients and municipalities, preparing budgets, analyzing development scenarios for new and existing assets, and assisting in project design and planning. This role will also oversee the project consultant team (Land Use Attorneys, Environmental Consultants, Architects, Engineers, etc.), research municipal land use and zoning requirements, oversee General Contractors and coordinate with leasing and property management teams. This executive will lead the execution of the development process for multiple commercial projects simultaneously in various phases. The ideal candidate acts as an advisor to the firm’s Principals in all phases of development projects. Responsibilities:• Development and fostering of strong, positive relationships between company and national retailclients.• Management of Multiple Projects.• Professional representation of the company.Real Estate Acquisition:• Coordinate with CGDC’s real estate selection team to prepare initial site layouts and feasibilityreports.• Compile applicable elements of the Real Estate Committee approval package including budget,timeline, feasibility reports, and site plans.• Review and aid in the execution and administration of Land Purchase Agreements, Letters ofIntent, Lease Agreements with clients/tenants and other legal documents.• Communication with land sellers, governmental agencies and other parties throughout thedevelopment and closing process as necessary to facilitate the development of company projectsDue Diligence:• Manage all aspects of the due diligence process including, but not limited to: feasibility studies,geotechnical evaluations, environmental audits, title reviews, and surveys. Project Scheduling:• Build schedules.• Manage all dates and processes within a project to ensure the project progresses asanticipated. This shall include but is not limited to critical dates within leases and developmentagreements, purchase and sale agreements, tenant and internal processes, due diligence,entitlement, design, permitting/approvals, construction and turnover.• Report on schedule status across multiple projects.• Work to solve schedule problems. Entitlement and Permitting:• Work with CGDC’s design consultants and with Authorities Having Jurisdiction in guiding eachproject through its governmental approvals process. Project Design and Engineering:• Hiring Design Team by: preparing Request for Proposals, managing the bid process, negotiatingwith Architects, Engineers and Consultants and preparing Draft AIA agreements • Manage CGDC’s design consultants to design our projects within the parameters of a Real EstateCommittee approved site plan, prototype drawings, budget, tenant’s criteria, and the localmunicipal codes.• Manage and have a thorough understanding of the following project documents: site plans,surveys, geotechnical reports, Phase 1 & 2 ESA reports, Civil, Landscape, Architectural,Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing drawings, etc.• Review plans and drawings and identify errors/omissions prior to phased percentage constructiondocumentation completion. Lead meetings with Designers and Consultants for conformance toall planning, design and construction standards. Ensure quality and consistency of same.• Thoroughly review Civil and Architectural design plans to drive quality and cost effectiveness.Identify costs reduction opportunities.• Manage overall design schedule and ensure that the Design Team is on schedule with theirdeliverables. Project Budgeting:• Aid with the preparation, analysis and on-going administration of a development’sbudget/proforma. Including site, building, tenant build-out, architectural, engineering, brokeragecommissions, tenant allowance costs, and any other ‘Soft’ and ‘Hard’ costs.• Prepare, maintain and monitor project budgets and preparing monthly project developmentreports.• Manage the bidding process with the Design Team and General Contractors. The processincludes bid assembly, leading pre-bid meetings, qualifying submitted bids, and preparing finalcontracts.• Reporting and tracking of project budget, change orders, draw review, delivery schedule,entitlements, incentives and deliverables.• Review and approve construction applications for payment, change orders and consultantinvoices Project Construction:• Hiring General Contractors by: preparing Request for Proposals, managing the bid process,negotiating with General Contractors and preparing Draft AIA agreements.• Oversee ground up construction of Shopping Center Developments anchored by various “BigBox” or “Jr. Box” retailers.• Monitor and report weekly on each project’s construction activities. Monitoring shall focus onthe General Contractor’s adherence to the approved drawings, the project’s schedule, and theproject’s budget.• Perform construction punch list inspections as necessary.• Travel as needed to visit job sites.• Assist with Project Close Out and Turnover to Tenants.• Perform other projects/ duties as needed Tenant Coordination:• Work with Tenant’s Design Team and Consultants to ensure their requirements are understoodand incorporated into the project.• Ensure Tenant requirements are met with the Design documents and carried out in theConstruction Process.• Prepare Tenant Reports and Turnover Notifications.• Lead the team in smoothly transitioning the project to the Tenants in a seamless fashion for theTenants who are our ultimate customers. Project Handover to Property Management:• Oversee Project Handover – Collaborate closely with Property Management to ensure a smoothand seamless transition of the project to an operating occupied asset including development of adetailed responsibility matrix. Communication:• Communicate throughout the project to all parties involved in the team to ensure that criticalcomponents are not missed. The team includes CGDC’s partners, clients, Real Estate Managers,Design Professionals, Marketing Department, Accounting Department and Property ManagementDepartment. Essential Duties:• Prepare and maintain electronic files and/or project binders of project information;• Acquire/review Due Diligence project files and materials, maintain tracking of due diligencematerials and generate summary of findings;• Request and review various project related proposals (Soils, Environmental, Architectural,Planning, Civil and Landscape);• Preparation of entitlement and development budgets, schedule and cash flows for Principalapproval.• Coordinate plan submittals, disbursement of plan review redlines/comments, secure planapproval, process Approvals to Construct and process of Notices of Intent;• Manage consultants and internal coordination with development team;• Coordinate Value Engineering and Quality Control of plans;• Request various Will Service Letters from Utility Providers;• Dry utility plan coordination of utility provider design;• Potentially secure, place and monitor all bonds and licenses for Land Development;• Prepare scopes of work, Requests for Proposals, bid spread analysis;• May perform general administrative duties including preparing and following up oncorrespondence, check requests, legal documents, various agreements, memos and other similardocuments; processing project related mailings and/or various project notifications;• Attend out of town municipal and neighborhood meetings, as needed;• Perform other duties as assigned and may include providing administrative support to otherdepartments.• Research the inspection process from procurement of permits, proper inspection requests,jurisdiction specifications and final acceptance • Review plans and assist in resolving conflicts during the course of construction;• Assist with the inspection process to ensure proper procedures and specifications are met;• May conduct onsite coordination for construction activities;• May complete final inspection with applicable municipality inspector;• Prepare Final Closeout Package for Jurisdiction/Municipality/Utility Provider review and secureSubstantial Completion Letters:• Assist with turnover of project to Tenant and/or Property Management. Desired Skills, Experience and Qualifications (in order of importance):• Great interpersonal skills are a MUST.• Highly motivated, results oriented, performance driven work ethic.• Problem solver.• Optimistic but realistic.• Detail oriented with strong organizational skills to coordinate with others to complete requiredtasks on schedule.• Strong customer service skills.• Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills.• BS degree from an accredited 4-year college or university is desirable, with preference foremphasis in a field relevant to the position.• Minimum of 5 years of directly related experience in Commercial Real Estate Due Diligence,Entitlement, Design, Development and Construction, with specific experience dealing withzoning, entitlements and land-use issues.• Ability to read and interpret construction documents.• Knowledge of construction standards, work methods, materials and operating practices.• Computer proficiency and related software knowledge. Microsoft Office, including Project,Word and Excel.• Ability to travel regularly to project sites.• Relevant land development construction management experience is a plus Company Description: California Gold Development Corporation is one of Northern California’s preeminent commercial real estate development firms. Since 1978, our diverse services have exceeded client’s expectations and redefined standards in the real estate development industry. What attracts investors and clients to work with California Gold is its unwavering focus on adding value to its services. We are able to maximize the value we create by offering a distinctive turnk

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California Gold Development Corporation is one of Northern California’s preeminent commercial real estate development firms. Since 1978, our diverse services have exceeded client’s expectations and redefined standards in the real estate development industry. What attracts investors and clients to work with California Gold is its unwavering focus on adding value to its services. We are able to maximize the value we create by offering a distinctive turnkey, integrated delivery approach to every endeavor we undertake. Explore our site to learn about our diverse investment, development, construction, and property management services.


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