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Job Title : Affordable Housing Project Manager (Edgemere Development)
Date Posted : February 13, 2019
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Edgemere Development is a Western New York-based housing development firm specializing in multifamily and senior apartments, historic building conversions, owner-occupied housing, and mixed-finance development.       Edgemere has a two-fold mission: to develop residential projects utilizing the full range of available public and private resources; and to provide clients with the instrumental services necessary to enable them to develop residential projects. Our clients consist of health systems, non-profit and for-profit developers, and public housing authorities. Because most of our work is client-oriented, we require a combination of expertise and communications skills in our staff. Over the past several years we have seen a marked increase in our Eastern New York client base and workload, and our intent is to focus on eastern New York including work in the Mohawk Valley-Capital District region.  The position can be located in Rochester expecting regular travel or in the Capital District area.

Edgemere is a small company and the work flow is only partly predictable. We require cross-training and flexibility in our staff.  And because what we do is somewhat specialized and in high demand, we require vision, foresight, and commitment in our staff. The viable candidate will have the ability to meet deadlines, apply critical thinking skills, communicate clearly, anticipate problems, utilize strong organizational skills, and pay attention to detail.  The Project Manager works with the Edgemere team to facilitate affordable rental housing projects from concept through construction and transition to full occupancy.

Project Management

  • Project Management from concept through stabilization; develop strong collaborative relationships with private, nonprofit and public-sector entities to advance programs for housing projects. Note: we have an established client base and project pipeline in Albany, Herkimer, and Utica.
  • Prepare financing applications and review third-party preparation of government/agency approvals including but not limited to zoning variances, site plans. environmental and historic preservation. tax credits, real estate tax abatements etc.
  • Represent the company and clients at meetings such as local zoning, planning, and municipal boards, professional, advocacy, and community meetings, and construction, architectural, and engineering design meetings
  • Work with clients, staff and other parties to prepare project budgets/financial modeling including development and construction budgets, operating and maintenance budgets and cash flow projections.
  • Write and speak effectively; actively listen to others, ask questions to verify understanding, and use tact and consideration when delivering feedback to others.

Housing Development Duties

  • Experience in writing and managing grants and contracts as well as experience in program development and implementation.
  • Monitor and research funding/grant related opportunities. Download information and applications from internet sites; input information into electronic applications.
  • Understand and stay informed of changes in the development climate, building science, real estate market, and policies and politics affecting affordable housing special needs populations, finance and development.
  • Facilitate steps of the proposal and project implementation process; write proposals and develop budgets, and prepare supplemental materials.
  • Develop a wide range of knowledge of community service organizations and local housing needs across NYS. Develop, cultivate and maintain relationships with community service providers/ supportive services for special needs residents and seniors. including a range of services.

Required Skills

  • BS in Finance, Public Administration, Real Estate or equivalent with five years’ experience in real estate development, preferably in the affordable housing industry. Experience with public housing helpful but not required.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to manage and organize multiple tasks (short and long term), ability to manage and prioritize time and responsibilities.
  • Organizational ability, research and basic statistical analysis
  • Skills in community building and establishing strong relationships
  • Proficient in Adobe Professional, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Strong work ethic and ability to self-start
  • Ability to drive and travel
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Compensation: based on relevant experience and education; all legally mandated benefits plus potential for bonuses and other incentives.

 Contact: John Oster, President ( or Stephanie Benson, Partner & COO (

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