Senior Project Manager

Posted by

The Housing Partnership Network

Published 13 days ago

March 11, 2021


HPN is committed to creating a diverse and equitable environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. HPN recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status and other protected status. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We aspire to build a diverse team, one that better reflects the people and communities we serve. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


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Position Overview

Develop Detroit is a high capacity, mission-driven real estate development nonprofit that executes significant housing and revitalization projects throughout Detroit. Operating in key Detroit neighborhoods, our primary focus is on creating affordable, mixed income and mixed-use developments that help stabilize and transform neighborhoods. Develop Detroit builds vibrant, resilient communities and expands opportunities for all residents to succeed.

The Senior Project Manager position reports directly to the Vice President - Real Estate and will have overall project management responsibility for multiple real estate projects. This position requires excellent project management and analytical skills, and a genuine commitment to the mission of building and preserving quality housing and transforming communities. The right candidate will exhibit a commitment to collaboration and the ability to partner effectively with a range of key stakeholder groups. Additionally, Develop Detroit is an innovative firm, so strong candidates will have demonstrated ability to operate in very fluid, fast-moving and lean organizations.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

·      Work closely with the Vice President of Real Estate Development on specific project opportunities and take responsibility for a set of projects, from feasibility to project completion, as assigned.

·      Review sites for potential development, both acquisition and rehab and new construction.

·      Prepare feasibility analysis including identification of needs, population served, financial feasibility, risk review, and consistency with community plans.

·      Prepare or oversee preparation of all applications for financing and entitlements for assigned projects, providing all technical and financial information required for complete and competitive applications.

·      Prepare and manage project budgets, ensuring consistency with lender and investor requirements.

·      Review monthly project financial reports for consistency with management objectives.

·      Direct the development team including architects, general contractors, attorneys and other members of the project development team.

·      Build strong working relationships with governmental, business and civic leaders to create opportunities for affordable housing and community development.

·      Bring in-depth knowledge of multifamily real estate financing markets and affordable housing subsidy programs.

·      Under the supervision of the Vice President of Real Estate, represent the organization in negotiations for purchase of property, terms of financing and all other binding agreements.

·      Oversee timely and efficient progress on all projects and work with development partners to ensure successful completion.


·      At least seven years of demonstrated experience in affordable housing or real estate project development and management. Applicants that do not meet this experience threshold will not be considered for the Senior Project Manager position.

·      Strong time management and organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy.

·      Highly effective problem solving ability, demonstrating flexibility while remaining focused on solutions.

·      Advanced proficiency with Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, and PROJECT, SmartSheets or similar project management software.

·      Demonstrated ability to create successful projects completed on or ahead of schedule, on budget with maximum financial return.

·      Excellent written and oral communication skills.

·      Strong negotiating and external collaboration skills, as well as sound political judgment.

·      Ability to develop feasibility analyses, create pro formas, monitor project budgets and timelines.

·      Excellent relationship-building skills and a customer-service orientation that leads to sustainable and mutually beneficial external partnerships.

·      Demonstrated belief in the mission of affordable, quality housing and successful community development.

·      Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.


·      This position is based in Detroit, MI., with some travel required.

Interested candidates, please submit resume and cover letter.


HPN is committed to creating a diverse and equitable environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. HPN recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, color…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required


Detroit, MI

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