Project Manager III

The Detroit Land Bank Authority is an equal opportunity employer. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, color, age, gender, national origin, disability, or other criteria prohibited by the City, State or Federal law.

To qualify for a job, an applicant must meet the education, training, experience and any applicable license or certificate requirement for the job position. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide acceptable proof of their work record and history.

Detroit Land Bank Authority Published: December 12, 2016
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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Program Manager III will manage and facilitate the disposition of property by the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) for real estate development projects, including: (1) projects consisting of small- and large-scale rehab or new construction for residential, mixed-use, commercial, or industrial/manufacturing uses; (2) land sales and transfer for urban agriculture, beautification, storm water management or green space; and (3) large-scale sales of residential structures and vacant land pursuant to neighborhood redevelopment initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage real estate development projects, from application intake and review, to transaction processing, to compliance monitoring
  • Assess and determine the market and financial feasibility of new real estate opportunities and prospective purchasers by review of development budgets, pro formas, and other financial indicators
  • Strong understanding of tax increment financing, tax abatements, incentives, grants, and other funding sources and their interplay with the eligible tax reverted property specific tax
  • Assist in identifying land assembly opportunities for development
  • Interface with applicants and stakeholders on a consistent basis to advance application processing and project management
  • Provide technical, financial and development assistance to the DLBA
  • Coordinate and execute closings on real estate transactions and other special projects
  • Enter, track and report components of approval processes and real estate transactions into Salesforce database and maintain accuracy
  • Monitor construction and/or implementation progress to ensure compliance consistent with terms of agreements
  • Maintain coordination with City Economic Development Offices (Office of Jobs and Economic Growth, Planning & Development Department, Housing and Revitalization Department, and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation) and work collaboratively with Department of Neighborhoods
  • Ensure compliance with DLBA economic development procedures and guidelines; ensure that economic development goals and objectives are achieved
  • Develop strategies to increase the disposition of DLBA owned properties and identify real estate development opportunities
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Assistant Director

QUALIFICATIONS: (knowledge, experience, skills, abilities)

  • Advanced degree in public administration, urban planning, community development, business administration, finance, or relevant field
  • At least five (5) years of experience in economic development, real estate, project management, tax incentives, planning, public administration or other related professions. An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for the minimum qualifications on a year for year basis
  • Strong understanding of tax increment financing, tax abatements, incentives, grants, and other funding sources and their interplay with the eligible tax reverted property specific tax
  • Knowledge of permitting processes and site plan approval processes
  • Knowledge of development financing, construction budgets and schedules
  • In depth knowledge of Detroit communities and respect for diverse cultures/lifestyles
  • Experience with development-related services, from project conception through construction
  • Knowledge of permitting processes and site plan approval processes
  • Knowledge of development financing, construction budgets and schedules
  • Experience with real estate valuation, prospecting and marketing residential and commercial properties
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with outside organizations and stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently following guidelines, organize time effectively and set work priorities
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Excellent communication, both verbal and written, and grammar skills
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to multitask, and attention to detail is required
  • High level of customer service orientation
  • Skilled in tracking information and providing reports on results
  • Highly proficient with the following software: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Must possess a dependable vehicle and a current and valid license to drive in the state of Michigan

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the candidate must be able to move up to 30 pounds floor to waist, and pushing/pulling up to 30 pounds a distance of up to 100 feet.  Must have ability to travel to and from various locations throughout the City of Detroit utilizing personal vehicle. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

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