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Job Title : Regional Vice President Development - NY / Affordable Housing (Rochester)(Conifer)
Date Posted : April 8, 2021
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Join one of the leading, growing affordable housing companies today!

The Regional Vice President Development-NY is a senior management position which interacts closely with other department senior managers in determining best practices for Development at Conifer. Directs entire development of staff to achieve profitable implementation of all multi-state affordable low-income housing developments in New York State, and has overall responsibility for departmental profitability. Responsible for the profitable implementation of low-income housing development, principally financed utilizing low income housing tax credits (LIHTC).

BASE LOCATION FOR POSITION: Rochester NY preferred or for qualified candidate within Conifer’s portfolio. Several projects in the pipeline include NYC, Hudson Valley, Capitol Region, other downstate areas.

RESPONSIBILITIES will include but not be limited to:

  • Develop and report on annual department profitability goals to meet overall company goals.
  • Determine capacity and appropriate resources to address current and pipeline projects.
  • Hire and manage the Development department staff, including mentoring, training, coaching.
  • Establish and communicate development department’s procedures and standards.
  • Oversee implementation of assigned development projects, principally financed utilizing low income housing credits, from project inception to certificate of occupancy with the assistance of development staff to complete the following tasks:
    • Responsible for project profitability and its related impact on the corporate budget.
    • Develop and maintain professional relationships with state and federal funding agencies staying apprised of available programs and requirements and initiatives.
    • Develop and maintain professional relationships joint venture partners, investors and municipal development planners. o Identifying and negotiating purchases of new project sites for pipeline o Multi-State funding applications.
    • Project financial feasibility analysis.
    • Maintain project budget, complete sources and uses and monthly update of project cost to complete.
    • Obtain local municipal project approvals. Multi-state travel required and evening appointments for local approvals.
    • Select, direct and coordinate third party design professionals (i.e. architects, engineers) to include design review, adhering to the Conifer building outline specifications and standard floor plans.
    • Coordinate completion of third-party Market Studies and Appraisals.
    • Review and approval of third-party contracts and billings. o Pre-syndication, equity, construction loan and permanent loan closings.
    • Communicate, coordinate and follow through on development details with Construction, Property Management, Legal, Accounting and Insurance Departments.
    • Represent the owner at construction meetings and resolve issues related to design implementation, schedule, local permits, third party professional’s responsibilities and draw reviews. Approve hard cost draws.
    • Assist in preparation of soft cost draws and submission of hard and soft cost draws to funders.
    • Review and approval of construction change orders.
    • Determine all regulatory requirements for the issuance of C of O from the local municipality and direct the contractor and third-party professional to complete their required roles in the process.

Visit Conifer’s website link to research our properties in the NY portfolio.

Conifer is a professional, service-oriented organization offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience, along with excellent benefits that include ongoing training; promotion from within; paid holidays, paid time off (PTO); 401K with company match; medical, HSA, dependent care Flex account, dental, vision; company-paid life, short and long-term disability insurances; a wellness program.

Join our dynamic Conifer Realty Team -- Conifer is a nationally ranked, full-service real estate company specializing in the development, construction, management and ownership of high-quality, affordable housing communities. Since its inception in 1975, Conifer has grown considerably – currently owning and managing over 15,930 multifamily units representing over 234 apartment communities in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

APPLY TODAY via our website link: and scroll to job #NY21042 to complete our application process and attach your resume. You will hear directly from the hiring manager on next steps in the process. Thank you for your interest in joining the Conifer Team!

Conifer Realty LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran.



  • Bachelor’s degree required, with a major in Business or Planning preferred.
  • Minimum High School diploma/GED equivalent required.


  • Minimum ten (10+) years in the following fields or combination of experience in planning; real estate development, property management, or commercial banking.
  • Experience in affordable housing development projects, LIHTC required.
  • Prior team supervision and performance management including training, coaching, mentoring, delegating.
  • Demonstrated presentation skills and experience in presenting to Board, executive leadership teams, community organizations, banks, others.
  • Excellent management of affordable housing development projects with proven track record of results.
  • Demonstrated effective customer service skills, and ability to build strong relationships with investors, banks, funding agencies, all others.
  • Strong financial management experience with managing projects and department budgets.
  • Housing, development software programs’ experience including Yardi or others required.
  • Excellent MS Office Suite skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Ability to read with full comprehension and understanding of all legal and regulatory agreements, contracts involved.
  • Flexibility for frequent travel, including occasional overnight stays as scheduled.


  • Demonstrated effective leadership skills.
  • Dynamic work ethic; embraces change.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Collaborative, friendly to effectively handle issues as they arise.
  • Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to exercise excellent business professionalism and business judgment at all times.
  • Strong organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills with ability to meet deadlines.
  • Resourceful; effective problem-solving skills.
  • Flexibility – able to prioritize projects and adapt work projects quickly when needed.
  • Collaborative; demonstrated ability to coach, mentor, train all levels of the organization.
  • Effective supervision, delegation skills.
  • Able to work both independently and a team.
  • Positive, outgoing attitude to fellow employees, community/state representatives. 
  • Ability to “think outside the box”.

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