OVERVIEW We are currently seeking a Senior Retail Project Development Manager to join our Dallas Project Development Services Division. We are looking for individuals with retail development experience specifically for pre-construction and site development activities. Services typically include site identification and due diligence, pre-site development and ground up build outs for big box retail projects. We are looking for a solid background in Project Development Management with experience in at least one of the following areas: Project Management, Architecture and Construction. Retail Development Project Management experience, specifically in big box retail is preferred.
Understanding and experience with Big Box Retail Development
Well Organized with ability to develop and process workflows.
Well versed in dealing with local jurisdictions and municipalities.
Ability to engage, coordinate and manage all the consultants needed during site due diligence and development.
Ideally this person can cross over into a Construction Project Management role if and when needed.
Client Interface & Project Team Relationship Management
Development Manager will focus on:
Site Due Diligence and Site Development
GTECH and Environmental issues.
Entitlement, Zoning and Variance matters
Facilitating and Expediting Permitting
All Matters Pre-Construction Related
Dispute Resolution/Problem Solving
Interface and correspondence with City Officials
Candidates must have:
Retail Development experience (entitlement, zoning, access easements, jurisdictional permitting) preferably in “Big Box” retail.
Experience working with 3rd Party Developers and Landlords on Build-To-Suit Transactions.
Experience representing and driving Client/Tenant timeline throughout the development process. Managing and leading external parties (3rd party developer, landlord, city officials, planning and building departments, etc.) through the development approval process.
Comfortable driving development process on behalf of Client (as Agent for the Client). Managing ambiguity and the challenges that arise during the pre-development and development phase.
Comfortable communicating with C suite. Ability to adjust communication cadence and style to align with Client Leadership team (written and verbal).
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Professional Degree in Architecture/Civil Engineering.
Minimum 10 years of experience in related areas
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Planning and Organizing – Establish course of action to accomplish goals, evaluates results, develops schedules, and can orchestrate multiple activities at once by effectively utilizing resources
Client Focus – Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of external and internal clients, acts with client in mind, establishes and maintains effective relationships, and gains their trust and respect
Technically Savvy: Proficient in Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Project, Word
Experience with Budget & Milestone/Schedule Development, Management and Tracking
Ability to Read & Understand Construction Drawings & Specifications
Business Acumen – Respected for professional and savvy business sense
Ability to interact with multiple stakeholders and pro-actively anticipate their needs
Dealing with Ambiguity – Can effectively cope with change, can shift gears comfortably, can decide and act without having the total picture, can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty
Interpersonal Savvy – Relates well to others at all levels and uses diplomacy and tact
Self-Starter – Able to start and complete projects independently
Time Management – Use time effectively and efficiently, can attend to a broader range of activities, gets more done in less time than others
Written/Oral communications – Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely, get messages across that have the desired effect
Hard worker & Team Player – No Task too small. Getting the job done and exceeding client expectations is the key to integrating successfully into our team
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