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Job Title : Project Manager - Affordable Housing(Selfhelp)
Date Posted : September 22, 2020
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Job Description

Position Summary:  The Project Manager plays an integral role in the New Construction division of Selfhelp Realty Group, Inc. (“SRG”). The Project Manager will further SRG’s efforts in the development and preservation of affordable housing, moving projects from site identification through to conversion. The Project Manager will lead due diligence efforts, manage consultant teams, secure financing, ensure compliance with various programs, agencies and lenders, and assist in lease up. The position will report directly to the Deputy Executive Director and will work with other SRG New Construction and Asset Management staff, as well as Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. staff, as necessary.

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Manage all phases of development for new construction projects including reviewing feasibility analysis, obtaining entitlement and local approvals, developing and maintaining proformas, assisting in securing all financing, and managing the design and construction phases.
  2. Conduct all physical, financial and operational due diligence on properties during the feasibility, acquisition and pre-development phases.
  3. Submit and track required City/State signoffs (Enterprise Green Communities, NYSERDA, DOB, SHP, ULURP). Oversee compliance with sustainability programs, including Enterprise Green Communities, NYSERDA NCP, and PHIUS during pre-construction, construction, and post construction.
  4. Manage all aspects of project financing, including financial modeling, financing applications to local, state and federal funding agencies (HPD, HCR, HFA, ESSHI, etc.) and requisition processes.
  5. Track construction progress and costs to ensure timely project completion. Manage architects and contractors during design and construction phases, oversee preparation of construction bidding and contract materials, and oversee all third party consultants. Participate in construction administration, identify decisions for ownership, and coordinate decision-making process.
  6. Coordinate marketing and lease up process and transition to stabilized operations, working with internal departments (asset management, property management, accounting, and resident programs) before, during and after construction to ensure smooth tenant relations and transition to operations.
  7. Oversee compliance with City, State, and Federal oversight agencies and with private investors/lenders.
  8. Coordinate responses to Request for Proposals and Requests for Qualifications
  9. Assist Selfhelp’s Grants and Research Department in the preparation of project-related grants and work closely with Selfhelp departments in collaboration on inter-departmental projects.
  10. Maintain internal and external databases.

Selfhelp complies with all Federal, State and Local laws in regards to wages

Knowledge, Skills And Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.), with Master’s Degree (M.A.) preferred;
  • AND at least 3 years related experience in affordable housing development, as well as training in:underwriting, financial feasibility and analysis, government programs (federal, state and city) for real estate financing, knowledge of and experience with the New York City development community (for profit and nonprofit), government agencies, financial institutions, architects and engineers.  
  •  Knowledge of the construction and property management processes. 
  • Must have proven ability to manage multiple real estate development projects simultaneously, to lead teams of internal staff and external consultants, and to effectively problem solve a variety of issues that may occur during the real estate development process.
  • Financial analytical skills with an understanding of affordable multi-family housing finance; various federal, state, and local funding sources, including low-income tax credits and bond financing; experience with development and operating budgets.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills, including the preparation of reports, briefing papers, and correspondence.
  • Excellent organizational, coordination, problem-solving, and time management skills, including the planning and managing of multiple projects.
  • Ability to be proactive and capable of resolving complex problems expeditiously.

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