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Real Estate Project Manager

Habitat for Humanity - NYC

The Real Estate Project Manager is responsible for managing all phases of development for Habitat NYC's affordable homeownership development projects from inception through occupancy, including acquisition, construction, and disposition. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the development management of single family and multi-family projects. More specifically, responsibilities include: managing due diligence, design, permitting and budgeting for proposed development projects; selecting and managing third party consultants; resolving zoning issues; establishing accurate budgets; setting and managing project schedules; negotiating and managing contracts; as well as developing and maintaining relationships with vendors, public officials and various stakeholders.


• Secure public and/or private financing for acquisition and construction of gut-rehabilitation and new construction affordable housing development projects
• Serve as key contact with government agencies on current and pipeline projects
• Create development budgets and present internal and external reports as required
• Prepare scope of work and bid packages for contractors and consultants on assigned projects
• Lead multi-disciplinary project teams comprised of attorneys, lenders, local and state agencies, architects, engineers, expediters, general contractors, consultants
• Conduct regular site meetings during construction, supervise Construction Site Supervisor, maintain meeting minutes, review and process payment requisitions, negotiate change orders if needed
• Assist with the submission of condo offering plans to the NYS Attorney General’s Office
• Guide projects through various city approval processes for land disposition, public funding, construction, tax exemption/abatement, and tax lot apportionment through agencies including HPD, DOB, DOF
• Analyze and review zoning and site information through direct investigation and third party consultants
• Responsible for expediting the permitting process via third party consultants
• Develop and maintain comprehensive critical path schedules for development projects
• Coordinate the procurement of donated fixtures and equipment
• Conduct and/or coordinate research on new zoning regulations, state regulations and state programs that may affect proposed development projects


• Five years of New York City affordable housing development experience from permitting through all stages of the development process is required
• Passion for affordable housing, community development and the mission of Habitat for Humanity
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written
• Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is REQUIRED;

Masters in Real Estate Finance is PREFERRED

To apply send your resume and cover letter via email to and write “Real Estate Project Manager” in the subject line.



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