Development Associate - Forest City Realty Trust

January 05, 2018

Forest City Realty Trust

San Francisco, California 94103

We're seeking candidates for the position of Development Associate in the San Francisco office to join us in working on our exciting mixed-use projects. The Development Associate will work on both the Pier 70 and 5M Project. Pier 70 represents the opportunity to transform a dilapidated former manufacturing facility into a premier waterfront district adjacent to the burgeoning Dogpatch neighborhood and, just south of UCSF's Mission Bay campus, the new Golden State Warriors multi-purpose arena. The 28-acre mixed use development will contain for-sale and rental housing, new creative and/or life sciences office space, arts and creative spaces, housing across a spectrum of affordability, local manufacturing and local retail, and creation of new waterfront parks. 5M is an arts- and community-oriented district planned at the 4 acres framed by Mission, Fifth, and Howard streets in downtown San Francisco. The project includes the development of a new office building, new residential building, renovation of two existing buildings, and new public open spaces.

This is a great opportunity to join a unique real estate development company working on transformative projects with a talented and inspired local San Francisco team. The role provides exposure to a variety of aspects of the development process and project.

The Development Associate will report to the Development Director on Pier 70 work and VP of Development on 5M work. The responsibilities include management of discrete components of the Pier 70 horizontal development and DDA implementation in coordination with the larger Pier 70 team and for the day-to-day administration of the horizontal development of the 5M project. The Development Associate will be broadly responsible for supporting the vertical development team as well as collaboration on achieving all real estate development project requirements for 5M.

We are looking for someone to join our office that brings a positive attitude, enjoys collaborating as part of a team, learns quickly, takes initiative and proactively tackles new challenges and is willing to pitch in where needed. Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of stakeholders, officials, consultants and community groups is imperative. Graduate degree preferred.

  • Assist in implementation of key master planning & design for development documents; manage implementation of Forest City responsibilities related to various development documents, such as the environmental impact report, development agreement, Disposition and Development Agreement and other agreements with various stakeholders.
  • Assist in day-to-day project management for open space design and development.
  • Facilitate in the implementation of legal agreements, easements, and associated documentation.
  • Assist in developing marketing, website and other external collateral for the 5M campus.
  • Assist and participate in project outreach and community engagement efforts, as well as implementation of the project's community benefits.
  • Support & administration of project budgeting and reporting obligations.
  • Support transaction document preparation and implementation; manage project compliance efforts.
  • Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in real estate development, architecture, business, economics, engineering, finance, law, real estate, urban planning, or related field
  • 1-2 years of previous experience in real estate development, land development, project management, architecture, planning, or construction.
  • Must be able to effectively and efficiently manage multiple components of a development project at any given time and at various stages of the development life cycle.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and articulately with contractors, consultants and third party managers on behalf of the partnership.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, financial modeling, forecasting techniques, budgeting, reporting and data analysis required.
  • Experience with Microsoft PowerPoint, and preparing presentations for internal and external meetings.
  • Strong business acumen with superior analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Self-motivated and highly organized with meticulous attention to detail and strong work ethic.
  • Ability to partner with a variety of team members across project functions and levels.
  • Ability to read, understand, review, and organize construction plans and specifications.
  • Strong ability to multitask, prioritize, and work well under pressure to meet established deadlines and budgets. Highly organized.
  • Strong and relevant computers skills with experience in project management and scheduling software such as Microsoft Project.



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