The Development Manager (DM) is responsible for leading and driving development work in assigned markets and manages development project progression or supervises third-party consultants towards that end. The DM works closely with the Vice President – Development, Cinnaire Solutions and Priority City Leaders on all matters related to the organization’s real estate development work and manages and coordinates the implementation of development projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain track record of successful project completion on or ahead of schedule, on budget, with maximum financial return, highest quality, and greatest community impact – including the ability to effectively communicate with and manage a third-party team.
  2. Resourcefulness and strategic thinking to overcome obstacles to secure appropriate resources.
  3. Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills.
  4. Superior level of accuracy, organization, and attention to detail.
  5. Strong negotiation and collaboration skills.
  6. Skilled in leading, inspiring, and supporting highly effective teams of professionals.
  7. Excellent relationship-building skills and a customer service orientation that leads to sustainable and mutually beneficial external partnerships.
  8. Oversees timely and efficient progress on its projects and working closely with unrelated development partners toward successful and profitable completion.
  9. Provides leadership, guidance, and supports teams of highly skilled consultants, architects, general contractors, attorneys, accountants, and consultants.
  10. Supports project packages for investors and lenders and public financing, including project grants.

Qualifications and Skills

  1. Prior experience developing real estate required.
  2. Four years’ experience in real estate analysis preferred.
  3. Experience in developing feasibility analyses, creating and managing pro formas, monitoring project budgets and timelines required.
  4. Knowledge of real estate development best practices related to multi- and single-family affordable housing development and innovative neighborhood planning and community revitalization strategies required.
  5. Commercial real estate development preferred.
  6. Direct management experience preferred. Indirect management experience required.
  7. Experience with and working understanding of various CDFI and industry tools (grants, LIHTCs, NMTCs, CDBG, HOME, FHLB-AHP, historic credits, and energy credits) preferred.
  8. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite required.
  9. Proficient in Advanced Microsoft Office Tools – SharePoint, Dynamics, and Teams – preferred.
  10. Experience with ESRI, GIS and Adobe Creative Cloud beneficial.
  11. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in real estate, legal, paralegal, business, or similar degree preferred.

Key Competencies:

  • Analysis to Synthesis: Interprets data and information from multiple sources and translates into coherent messages that inform decisions.
  • Intellectual Agility: Flexes and adapts thinking skills to meet the needs of different situations and circumstances. Does not limit problem solving to one approach or methodology.
  • Perseverance: Accepts uncertainty by remaining focused and engaged on assignments. Looks for plausible solutions to difficult problems.
  • Insight to Action: Acts on conviction and advances from concept to implementation toward a goal. Draws upon knowledge and professional judgment to orchestrate the steps required to get results.

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Vice President – Development, Cinnaire Solutions

Supervisory Relationship: None.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to travel.
  • Ability to work on computer for extended periods of time.

Travel Required: 30 percent. This position is “At-Large,” covering our work in La Crosse and non-Priority City work