Development Manager
Gilbane Building Company - Providence, RI

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At Gilbane Development Company, we are Simplifying the Business of Real Estate® for our clients, and are creating facilities and communities that will be help people live better for decades to come. As a fifth generation family business we’ve built the best team in the industry with a culture of caring that treats every one of our employees as a trusted member of the Gilbane family. We also invest in our employees’ education and have built Gilbane University into the top training organization in the construction industry. If you have the desire to make a real difference in people’s lives and become part of a growing organization that treats you like member of the family – you will feel right at home at Gilbane.


Gilbane Development Company is seeking an experienced Development Manager in Washington, DC and/or Providence, RI; regional travel required. The Development Manager will be responsible for overall project execution on assigned projects. The scope of responsibilities includes managing for compliance with the business plan all aspects of the development process including due diligence, feasibility, programming, design, entitlements, financing, construction, marketing, sales and/or leasing oversight, completion and opening, warranty and closeout. The Development Manager will typically work on two to four projects simultaneously. The Development Manager must be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced, multi-task environment with competing priorities and multiple project assignments. As this assignment matures, the Development Manager will help identify and pursue other opportunities within the Mid-Atlantic and New England markets specific to real estate development.

Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to)

Work with Vice President as opportunities are being secured in order to efficiently take over project as it transitions

Manage the due diligence process: planning, design, entitlement/approval, construction, commissioning and leasing coordination for entire project, including selection of (and coordination among) attorneys, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, etc.

Manage design/coordination meetings during pre-development

Manage operations/marketing (as required) meetings during construction/delivery period; ensure follow-up with appropriate parties as needed with issues that arise

Manage the procurement of easements, entitlements, off site agreements and permits.

Manage and/or assist in the project financing process as requested with applications for project debt equity.

Manage the selection and performance of project design, construction, sales and/or leasing and/or management team.

Manage regular periodic project performance reviews including market analysis/positioning.

Manage comprehensive tracking of project data for required reporting: construction progress, budget tracking, sales and/or leasing status, periodic market updates.

Research and track latest industry trends as directed or required for assigned projects.

Drive successful implementation of development processes from inception through completion, providing single point of project accountability for Gilbane Development Company.

Maintain working knowledge of all services offered by Gilbane Development Company.

Maintain highest standards in client care, in keeping with Gilbane’s core values.

Participate in the transaction phase of projects, including developing specific financial goals and objectives, marketing goals, cash flow requirements, budget estimates as well as any other financial related issue that may arise.

Assist in obtaining necessary approvals, variances or any other community approval processes.

Report planned & executed sales activities to appropriate levels of mgmt.

Regional and occasional outside region travel is required.

Education/Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree at a minimum in real estate development related filed (i.e. Engineering, Architecture, Construction, Finance, Law, Economics)

Minimum eight years real estate development related work experience

High degree of organizational skills and problem-solving ability; specifically the ability to work as a self-starter.

Attention to details and ability to execute them at a high level without excess supervision.

Ability to prioritize/execute to achieve desired company and project goals with prudence and sense of urgency.

Collaborative approach and respectful relationship style with members of the neighborhoods within which we work as well as colleagues, consultants and third party trade partners.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Strong business aptitude and common sense.

High degree of problem spotting and resolution ability. The Development Manager needs to plan and “see the deal” from concept to completion while it is still just an idea and maintain that focus, anticipation, discipline and rigor through to completion.

Strong relevant computer skills.

LEED certification a plus.

Maintain memberships and participate in organizations and events


Excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits, generous profit-sharing/401k plan, as well as technical and management training programs.

Gilbane is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V) with a strong commitment to environmental awareness and a drug-free workplace.

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