Senior Housing Developer
Position: Senior Housing Developer
Status: Exempt, Full-time Regular
Reports to: Director of Housing Development
Position Summary: The Senior Housing
Developer plays a key leadership role within the Housing Development team and
reports to the Director of Real Estate Development. In addition to leading
housing development projects, the position establishes and documents best
practices, provides strategic advice, educates on the development process, and
troubleshoots other projects with NHA’s Housing Developers, Asset Managers,
Resident Service Providers and others as these colleagues collaborate on
development projects. The position provides organization and clear direction to
both colleagues and external partners and is a representative of Northwest
Housing Alternatives in the community.
Assess feasibility of project development and operation.
Conduct research on housing needs and market conditions
for specific projects.
Obtain financing for projects including grants, loans,
tax credits and other subsidies. Prepare
funding applications, negotiate financing agreements and lead real estate
Assemble and manage development teams (architects,
contractors, attorneys, construction managers and other consultants).
Obtain bids for professional services, enter into
contracts and supervise performance of project partners such as general
contractors, architects, surveyors, geotech, soils engineers, etc.
Work with social service providers and other community
resources to develop appropriate support services agreements for each housing
Manage community input and land use review processes.
Oversee the construction management process including
preparation of requisitions and draw requests, collaborating with Finance
department and accounting firms regarding cost certifications, and leading
Produce reports required by funders and investors.
transition of completed projects to the Asset Management team.
11. Ensure the
implementation of and adherence to all NHA policies, procedures and protocols;
and actively work to implement NHA social and racial equity goals.
and maintain records of all activities.
in cross departmental committees such as operation logistics, technology,
safety, sustainability, and diversity, equity and inclusion.
14. Other duties
Define housing development business lines and project
concepts to meet public funder and community investment needs as well as carry
out the NHA mission.
2. Act as
Leader for other Housing Developers
jointly with Housing Developers as issues arise in the completion of their
respective direct tasks
Housing Developers to help build their scoping, budgeting, financing and
project management skills
NHA at industry and public events and meetings.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance, Community
Development, Real Estate Development, Construction Management, or related field
or equivalent related work experience.
At least five years of professional experience in real
estate development, underwriting, affordable housing development, construction
management, or related field.
Experience in public presentations, supervising of staff,
or similar roles in leadership and education.
Ability to lead a project team to the successful
completion of a real estate development project and to manage multiple projects
at the same time.
Ability to prepare competitive funding applications, and
established track record of success.
Knowledge of affordable housing financing tools and
concepts including LIHTC. Familiarity with compliance and regulatory
requirements of affordable housing.
Knowledge of affordable housing financing tools including
OAHTC, Housing Trust Fund, CDBG, HOME, FHLB, etc. Familiarity with compliance and regulatory
requirements of various sources.
Skill in structuring viable financing packages and
presenting them in standardized real estate development and operating
proformas. Including skills in financial scenario development, review and
Direct experience negotiating financing terms with bond
counsel, tax credit investors, government agencies, construction lenders, and
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.
12. Ability to
manage complex and time-critical processes, funding requirements, and partner
relationships, to complete projects on time and on budget.
13. Ability 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.
18. Ability 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
Special attention will be given to applicants with a
demonstrated record of closing multi-use, or multi-finance deals including to
applicants with demonstrated experience in securing and closing FHA financed
Community Development and/or Commercial Real Estate
Bilingual skills and proficiency.