Job Type

Full Time


Details: The position will offer competitive salary and benefits.



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States




Telesis is an award-winning real estate development firm that has been active for over three decades and has developed or planned a complex mix of over $2.8 billion in public and private financing for the revitalization of neighborhoods across the country. Our work has produced more than 17,000 units of affordable and mixed-income housing, and a wide range of commercial and civic uses. Telesis utilizes public and private investment to leverage other resources, and skillfully works with community leaders and residents to secure the organizational, civic, and financial support required for a project’s success. We also provide consulting on affordable housing and community and economic development. Telesis is a Community Development Entity, authorized to allocate New Markets Tax Credits to support community and economic development in distressed communities.  


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Telesis seeks an experienced Project Manager to join the DC office. Under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer, the Project Manager will oversee a variety of projects in DC and across the country. The Project Manager will manage all aspects of the development cycle, from acquisition and entitlement through construction completion. In addition, the person will pursue new business development and assist with other projects. Most Telesis projects are complex, large-scale redevelopments with multiple financing sources. Our portfolio and pipeline includes market-rate and affordable multifamily housing, as well as mixed-use developments. 




The Project Manager will oversee all aspects of planning and development work. This includes managing predevelopment; performing financial analysis; overseeing design and construction; liaising with residents, community members, and government agencies; and coordinating property management and community services through Neighborhood Partners, a Telesis affiliate that oversees lease-up, operations, and community relationships.


The Project Manager is responsible for securing project funding, and will work with potential lenders, investors, and government agencies to secure loans and other financing. The Project Manager is expected to develop realistic development and operating budgets, track expenses and progress, and ensure that each project can meet major milestones. 

The Project Manager will also be involved more generally in planning activities within the neighborhoods where Telesis works. Such planning can include consulting for government agencies, or local community organizations or in partnership with residents. 


Additional responsibilities include:


  • Oversee predevelopment, including surveys, appraisals, title, environmental assessment, etc.
  • Assemble a strong development team and direct the work of its members – planners, architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, attorneys, and funding sources
  • Manage planning, design, contracts, and construction to ensure projects conform to high standards, and are completed on time and within budget
  • Assist with resident relocation and property management
  • Ensuring compliance with all MWBE, Section 3, and other requirements




Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree in urban planning, architecture, engineering, real estate development, construction management, business, finance or related field is preferred, but is not required.


Work Experience: Three to five years in real estate development or related field; experience in multifamily housing development, with planning, tax credit, mixed-income, and mixed-use experience preferred.




Must be able to work well independently and take initiative; to think and function at a strategic and detailed, project level; and to efficiently undertake multiple, concurrent tasks. Candidate should possess strong financial and analytical abilities, excellent writing and oral communication and presentation skills, and a strong interest in community development. Well-developed interpersonal skills, including an ability to work well with a wide range people and organizations, are also essential.


Requires a broad-based understanding of housing and community development programs, real estate finance, and project management, with strong planning skills and a full understanding of development software programs. Expertise with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, and substantial experience in preparing complex spreadsheets, schedules, and presentations. Candidate will be expected to travel approximately 20% of the time.


Experience should include:


  • Involvement in management of new and rehab projects
  • Selection and supervision of design professionals, consultants, contractors, and vendors
  • Due diligence on development opportunities
  • Detailed financial planning and analysis, and management of project risks, schedules and priorities
  • Management of partner, investor, and lender relationships
  • Experience with funding programs for subsidized and mixed-income housing and community development
  • Experience with planning efforts, and presentations to the various entities and engagement with the community
  • Overseeing entitlement and permitting processes with local government and utility companies

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To be considered for the position send a cover letter, resume, and description of several recent projects as well as your compensation requirements via e-mail to The position will offer competitive salary and benefits. Please do not contact the office by phone or fax.