Housing & POlicy Development DIrector - Atlanta Beltline, Inc.

September 26, 2017

Atlanta Beltline, Inc.

Atlanta, Georgia 30303
http://www.beltline.org

POSITION SUMMARY

The Atlanta BeltLine is the largest public infrastructure redevelopment program in Atlanta’s history that includes 22 miles of light-rail (streetcar) transit located in the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, 33 miles of trails, over 1,200 acres of new parkland, 46 miles of new streets and streetscapes, public art, 1,100 acres of brownfield reclamation, and the creation of more than 30,000 jobs and 5,600 affordable housing units in the neighborhoods surrounding the underutilized railroad corridor.

The Housing Policy and Development Director will lead the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) Housing Team and will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer.  The primary focus area of the Housing Policy and Development Director will be to provide senior level leadership and innovation to achieve ABI’s affordable workforce housing goals.  Specifically, the Housing Policy and Development Director will lead the process of predevelopment, request for proposals, and disposition of lands for future affordable housing.  Furthermore, the Housing Policy and Development Director will provide leadership to public and private stakeholders for the benefit of coordinated, equitable development in the Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District (TAD). 

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., as the implementation agent of the Atlanta BeltLine TAD, initiates, guides, and provides day-to-day management and coordination for achieving the 5,600 unit affordable workforce housing goal.  Invest Atlanta ultimately makes most final investment decisions.    A high level of coordination, cooperation and communication with Invest Atlanta and other Atlanta BeltLine departments, particularly Real Estate, is required. 

The Housing Policy and Development Director must represent ABI in a professional manner with the sophistication that ensures trust in all dealings with citizens, patrons, developers and vendors and apply fundamental principles of ABI to daily activities, including but not limited to Equitable Development, Brownfield Remediation, job creation, economic development, historic preservation, art and street scape improvements, parks, trails, and transit.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the development of RFPs for ABI controlled sites.

  • Serve as a key member of the ABI Senior Team staff.

  • Lead the process for the identification and pursuit of sources of leverage funding for acquisition from public and private investors.

  • Hire, train, and supervise staff in the Housing Policy department.

  • Manage other predevelopment work, as assigned, in preparation for the sale or lease of ABI controlled land.

  • Provide guidance to the selected developer through entitlement to construction.

  • Create innovative solutions to create affordable housing

  • Coordinate public and private stakeholders for the benefit of coordinated, equitable development in specific geographic nodes as assigned.

  • Work with Invest Atlanta to review and refine BeltLine Affordable Housing Trust Fund Incentive applications annually.

  • Maintain a pipeline of developers to apply for BeltLine Trust Fund incentives.

  • Write requests for proposals for consultants, contractors, and other services required to implement the ABI housing program.

  • Provide digital presentations, written reports, letters and mailings regarding affordable housing strategies.

  • Ensure projects and trends are properly tracked, analyzed, and communicated internally and with project stakeholders.

  • Participate and lead meetings with public and private stakeholders to coordinate and share progress.Some community engagement meetings are scheduled in the evening.

  • Other tasks, as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer Director

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

Education:     

  • Master’s Degree in Real Estate, Business, Planning or related field required.                                                                               

Experience and Required Skills:      

  • 8-10 years experience in multifamily housing development or related real estate field.

  • Experience with or exposure to affordable housing development, policies, and incentives.

  • Experience with or exposure to site development, rezoning, and permitting.

  • Proven experience in real estate financial analysis and generating real estate proformas.

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workflow.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills, especially in the area of communicating with a variety of stakeholders, including the general public, contractors, public sector employees, and developers.

  • Ability to efficiently complete all required tasks, issues, projects as outlined in this Position Description.

  • Proven experience working with MS Excel.

  • Experience with generating maps and graphics.

  • Equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be given consideration.

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by October 20, 2017.