Position: Housing Developer
Reports to: Director
of Housing Development
Position Summary: The Housing Developer position performs work in the real
estate development of
housing projects to further the Northwest Housing
Alternatives’ (NHA) mission to provide affordable
housing to those with low incomes including families,
seniors, people with disabilities and people
The Housing Developer takes a lead role in managing the
real estate development process—e.g.
identifying sites, evaluating project feasibility,
securing financing, supervising construction, and
transitioning new construction / rehab projects to NHA’s
Asset Management Department. These tasks
include providing direction to a large team of varied
feasibility of project development and operation.
research on housing needs and market conditions for specific projects.
financing for projects including grants, loans, tax credits and other
subsidies. Prepare funding applications,
negotiate financing agreements and lead real estate closings.
and manage development teams (architects, contractors, attorneys, construction
managers and other consultants).
bids for professional services, enter into contracts and supervise performance
of project partners such as general contractors, architects, surveyors,
geotech, soils engineers, etc.
with social service providers and other community resources to develop
appropriate support services agreements for each housing project.
community input and land use review processes.
the construction management process including preparation of requisitions and
draw requests, collaborating with Finance department and accounting firms
regarding cost certifications, and leading project closeout.
reports required by funders and investors.
transition of completed projects to the Asset Management team.
Ensure the implementation of and adherence to
all NHA policies, procedures and protocols; and actively work to implement NHA
and maintain records of all activities.
in cross departmental committees such as operation logistics, technology,
safety, sustainability or equity.
duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
degree in Business Finance, Community Development, Real Estate Development,
Construction Management, or related field or equivalent related work
least three years of professional experience in real estate development, underwriting,
affordable housing development, construction management, or related field.
to lead a project team to the successful completion of a real estate
of affordable housing financing tools and concepts including LIHTC. Familiarity
with compliance and regulatory requirements of affordable housing.
in structuring viable financing packages and presenting them in standardized
real estate development and operating proformas.
to prepare competitive funding applications.
to manage complex and time-critical processes, funding requirements and
relationships to complete projects on time and on budget.
to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and changing team environment.
ability to work with, and connect with, a diverse stakeholder community.
oral skills and a comfort in public speaking environments.
written communication skills with an emphasis on technical writing.
computer skills including advanced proficiency in Excel and online research.
to travel to remote jobsites and spend long hours on your feet.
driver’s license, good driving record and own reliable transportation with
current insurance. Frequent travel within the Portland-Metro area can be
deep commitment to social and community service.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
to manage multiple projects at the same time.
of affordable housing financing tools including OAHTC, Housing Trust Fund,
CDBG, HOME, FHLB, etc. Familiarity with
compliance and regulatory requirements of various sources.
of construction contract delivery systems and contract types.
of building systems and construction management practices. Ability to evaluate construction risk and
develop risk management plans for projects.
skills and proficiency.