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Job Title : Senior Development Manager(LendLease)
Date Posted : February 18, 2021
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Founded in Sydney in 1958 by Dutch immigrant and innovator Dick Dusseldorp, Lendlease was born out of a vision to create a company that could successfully combine the disciplines of financing, development and investment.

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Lendlease has approximately 12,000 employees internationally. Our regional head offices are located in New York, Singapore and London. Combining our core capabilities of development, construction and investment across the property and infrastructure value chain has allowed us to offer innovative integrated solutions for our clients.

As a core member of our New York Development team, you will be engaged in the design, development, financing, delivery and lease-up of 1 Java, a major urban regeneration project on the Brooklyn Waterfront.  Our New York Development portfolio currently includes: 277 Fifth Avenue, 130 condominium residences located on Fifth Avenue and East 30th Street; 100 Claremont, A 40-story mixed-use residential and academic tower located in Morningside Heights, Manhattan; and 1 Java Street, a full city block, mixed use and mixed income development featuring 800 rental units and a new waterfront esplanade.

Position Summary

The Senior Development Manager (SDM) will report to the Development Director and will help drive the coordinated management of the project across commercial, construction, design, legal, marketing, and project management disciplines as well as ensuring successful delivery in compliance with quality, safety and sustainability standards and to support the achievement of company objectives.

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.


  • Provide day-to-day guidance and mentoring to project team members to ensure results are delivered
  • Facilitate a collaborative working environment between the project team and broader LL teams
  • Accountability for ensuring safe development operations and a safe community
  • Help drive focus on continuous improvement and in accordance with Lendlease’s aspirations to be a sustainable and innovative market leader. 

Consultants and Professional Services

  • Manage consultant procurement, negotiate terms, and facilitate contracts.  Actively manage consultants to provide design and other professional services in accordance with project business plan.
  • Prepare consultant development/design briefs and manage consultants to achieve best possible design outcomes

Financial Performance/Analysis

  • Prepare financial analysis and manage the financial performance of the development in accordance with the Business Plan as approved or modified.
  • Prepare and present reports for Project Control Groups, Management Committee meetings, JV Partners, and Quarterly Project Reviews
  • Maintain controls in a timely manner and report with clarity on development strategy, schedules, costs, revenues, and design
  • Help secure project capital, including internal approvals required for internal investment milestones, construction loans and third-party equity by partnering with Lendlease Treasury and Capital Solutions functions.

Master Planning/Design

  • Contribute to the creation and development of all project components: waterfront esplanade, retail, residential, affordable housing, sustainability/resiliency including the built form and public domain/realm
  • Effectively communicate proposed plan, design guidelines and urban design intent of project elements to internal and external stakeholders
  • Be conversant with local planning processes and relevant public agency coordination.
  • Establish controls that track detailed requirements for various governmental approvals.
  • Liaise with relevant project team to ensure timely and appropriate delivery of the project plan for integration with architectural, engineering, planning and public domain documentation

Market Analysis & Community Engagement

  • Together with the Development Director, manage a process of consultation with key stakeholders and the local community. This will include explaining proposals, collecting feedback and managing expectations
  • Be conversant with the market research (target market drivers and demographics, competitor analysis etc.)
  • Be conversant with competitors’ products. This entails visiting competing projects on a regular basis and monitoring target market movements and metrics.
  • Be conversant with the marketing strategy, branding and positioning of the overall project and branding

General Background and Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in a property related field - Property, Finance, Real Estate, Engineering, Architecture/Planning, Construction Management, Economics, Business or similar.

  • Minimum 7 years of Development Management experience delivering large scale urban residential / mix-use projects
  • Project management skills to ensure project objectives are delivered on time and within budgets.
  • Strong problem solving, organizational planning skills.
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment; ability to work collaboratively without needing to control resources in order to deliver outcomes.
  • Ability to act professionally and build trust, i.e. build partnerships/ relationships.
  • Ability to adjust rapidly and frequently to new situations, able to help others accept and adapt to change.
  • Ability to maintain a calm and positive attitude to inspire project teammates regardless of the challenges of delivering complex and large scale mixed use projects.

Lendlease is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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