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Dec 6, 2017

Real Estate Firm Development Manager

Our client, a leading Real Estate Firm in the East African Region seeks to recruit a Development Manager.  

The job holder will report to the Development Director and work with the management team.  

He / she will be responsible for end-to-end project management (From Concept Development – Construction – Commissioning.  

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Oversee feasibility studies, including market research and surveys to ensure that contemplated developments are responsive to the prevailing economic, social and demographic trends; and to identify non obvious development opportunities;
  • Coordinate the creation of compelling development concepts;
  • Develop and critique business cases for projects to ensure that developments are financially viable and can attract requisite funding;
  • Develop permitting strategy and secure permits and requisite statutory approvals in coordination with municipal officials, legal counsel and architects;
  • Manage the tendering process and assembling of development team, including architects, contractors, engineers, and development consultants; negotiate contracts and coordinate development team throughout the development process. The Senior Development Manager shall therefore be responsible to manage the development team for efficiency and maximum results;
  • Guide teams through the design implementation process including conceptual, schematic, design development and construction documentation and signoff;
  • Select and implement appropriate construction management approach on project-specific basis; therefore, manage and oversee the approach selected;
  • Develop and maintain Master Project Schedules;
  • Monitor project progress including schedule and budget variance; manage team to deliver project on budget and schedule;
  • Oversee vendor and project team members work to ensure compliance with contract and client expectations;
  • Coordinating every phase of development and any additional project management activities as required.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications and Experience
  •  A minimum of 10 years' experience in real estate development including several years of experience in large developments / projects;
  • A Bachelor's degree (second class honors - upper division) with a minimum of B+ in KCSE or equivalent
  • Experience in managing real estate development projects, preferably with global markets experience;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of real estate valuation techniques, project finance, development project cash flow modeling, public approvals and permitting/entitlement process;
  • Experience managing contractors and architects through design and construction;
  • Track record of managing projects to budget and schedule;
  • Strong working knowledge of architectural drawings and furniture and space planning concepts;
  • Strong analytic skills, including ability to independently conduct real estate financial analysis;
  • Demonstrated ability to express ideas clearly, verbally and in writing;
  • Proficient computer skills, including high level of proficiency in MS Excel, Power Point, and Word
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and manage productive relationships with development team members, public officials, funders and lenders, other staff, and the community;
  • Ability to organize work, work independently, problem solve, and be persistent;
  • Creativity, entrepreneurial, and a self-driven attitude towards work, with a sense of humor is desired;
  • Strong problem solving skills, with a bias to a sense of urgency;
  • Ability to lead a team and work within a team in a fast paced environment.
How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to register their application details at http://hrms.viscarcapacity.com not later than 8th December 2017. 

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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