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Development Manager

Denver, Colorado
This position is primarily responsible for the management of the entitlement, design, construction and opening of multiple projects within the firm’s Self-Development and Development Management portfolio. Market segment is weighted heavily towards hospitality, with project types ranging from renovations to ground-up new development typically between $15MM to $60MM. 

RESPONSIBILITIES (Including but not limited to; varies depending on project type)
  1. Assist acquisition team with property due diligence and discovery
  2. Coordinate program, scope, and any input from acquisition team
  3. Create and assemble initial project development budget including land, soft costs, hard costs, FF&E/OS&E, etc.  
  4. Manage entitlement and development process
  5. Lead RFP process to engage design and consultant teams 
  6. Negotiate contracts with design and consultant teams
  7. Manage design team ensuring budget, schedule, and program expectations are maintained 
  8. Assist in coordination between various project team members 
  9. Review design documents for completeness at each major design phase, including constructability and compliance with any applicable Owner requirements
  10. Lead RFP process to engage CM/GC   
  11. Negotiate preconstruction and construction contracts with CM/GC 
  12. Manage preconstruction process to ensure budget and schedule are maintained
  13. Review estimates for completeness, including recommendations for value engineering opportunities 
  14. Manage general contractor, design team, and any other necessary consultants during construction 
  15. Manage project budget and all project related expenses 
  16. Manage project schedule through each phase of development  
  17. Interface with the owner and key executives on all projects assigned 
  18. Maintain internal project records and assemble/organize closeout and completion documents 
  19. Build trust and maintain relationships through leadership and integrity
  20. Perform other duties as assigned and necessary for a successful project 
  1. Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or comparable field.
  2. Minimum 7+ years of experience managing various phases of the development process (entitlements, due diligence, design, construction)
  3. Minimum 3+ years of experience working in Project Management for a general contractor 
  4. Experience in the hospitality industry not required, but strongly preferred
  5. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent projects
  6. Outstanding leadership, organizational, and customer service skills
  7. Ability to run effective team and client meetings
  8. Ability to set and meet strict deadlines and prioritize workload accordingly
  9. Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail and a strong work ethic
  10. Strong interpersonal skills and problem-solving ability
  11. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  12. Proficiency in Microsoft office software applications
  13. Proficiency in CPM scheduling software (ASTA Powerproject preferred)
  14. Ability to travel when needed to fulfill project responsibilities.
$100,000 - $150,000, plus bonus DOE.  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Incumbents work both inside and outside and have frequent exposure to outside elements where temperature, weather, odors, and/or landscape may be unpleasant and/or hazardous. 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Regular travel will be required to some or all of the daily responsibilities of this position.


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