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Job Title : Supportive Housing Project Leader(Edgemere Development)
Date Posted : March 3, 2021
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Edgemere Development is a real estate consulting firm focused on affordable housing development. Our clients consist of non-profit and for-profit developers, public housing authorities and health systems. Edgemere has a two-fold mission: (1) To develop residential projects utilizing the full range of available public and private resources; (2) and to provide clients with the instrumental services necessary to enable them to develop projects.

Over the years, we have underplayed our mission to public service and providing a public benefit – we want to leave neighborhoods, residents, and communities that we work in with a better place for people to live. We believe that one fundamental building block of a person or family’s success is having safe, affordable housing. With our clients’ vision, we hope to provide that building block and foundation for individuals to a productive member of his/her community.

Edgemere is a small company, and the work flow is only partly predictable, so cross-training and flexibility is required in all our staff. The Supportive Housing Project Leader will work with the Edgemere team to manage all aspects of the real estate development process while building the community and service supports necessary for successful development.

Job Duties:

  • Project Management from concept through stabilization. This requires careful attention to all aspects of the real estate development process including Approvals, Construction, Design, Due Diligence, Financing, Management, Underwriting and Special Needs.
  • Research and obtain public and private financing for projects including grants, loans, tax credits and other subsidies. Prepare funding applications, negotiate financing agreements, and coordinate real estate closings.
  • Coordinate the assembly and management of development teams (architects, engineers, contractors, attorneys, accountants, et. al.).
  • Establish and maintain relationships with clients, consultants, and other “stakeholders” in projects, as every project requires interaction with a variety of development team members in the private and public sectors. Healthy and regular communication is paramount.
  • Write and speak effectively; actively listen to others, ask questions to verify understanding and use tact and consideration when delivering feedback to others.
  • 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 and financing.
  • For construction closing and permanent finance closings, coordinate, prepare, and monitor closing assignments (checklists) and schedules.
  • Facilitate third party proposals and their work.
  • Oversee the construction management process including preparation of requisitions and draw requests, collaborating with accounting firms regarding cost certifications and coordinating project closeout.
  • Perform site visits and participate in regular construction meetings in coordination with Edgemere’s construction expediter.
  • Communicate and collaborate with your colleagues and team members frequently – do not work in a vacuum.
  • Project underwriting.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with agencies that might provide programs for our clients and the residents they serve. This may include child care, financial education, health awareness, employment, and training.
  • Work with social service providers and other community resources to develop appropriate support services agreements for each housing project.
  • Create outreach materials that explain housing assistance and stability programs.
  • Develop a wide range of knowledge of community service organizations and local housing needs.
  • Develop and sustain strong collaborative relationships with private, nonprofit, and public sector entities to advance programs for housing projects.
  • Understand homeless-related issues including elderly, mentally ill, recovering persons, persons living with HIV/AIDS and veterans.
  • Maintain contact with partner agencies' staff serving as community landlord outreach specialists and housing case managers via email and in person on a regular basis.
  • Program development and implementation.
  • General office and accounting duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • BS in Social Work, Planning, Sociology, Accounting, or similar field with three years experience in social service planning and/or housing development.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, exhibit critical thinking skills, communicates clearly, and anticipates problems, strong organization skills, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written, ability to manage and organize multiple task (short and long term), ability to manage and prioritize time and responsibilities.
  • Skills in community building and establishing strong relationships
  • Proficient in Adobe Professional, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Outlook and network systems for electronic data management of files.
  • 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: Stephanie Benson; Charlie Oster or Chris Roland

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