Senior Development Professional

March 05, 2018


Washington, District of Columbia

Our client is a cutting-edge residential real estate development firm based in Washington, DC. They have a design-forward approach to development and believe high-quality architecture adds value to real estate and is accretive to their brand.  Over the last eight years, they have outperformed the market and delivered exceptional returns to their investors.

They are a growing firm with a small team of gifted and diverse individuals, all of whom are industry superstars. They love what they do and are looking for people who feel the same.

In addition to competitive pay, our client offers health benefits, paid vacation and sick leave, and a 401(k) plan. Their office environment is as important as the projects they build -- it is collegial, open, hardworking, and fun.


The Senior Development Professional reports to the President and is responsible for leading the successful execution of the firm’s residential development projects within the Washington,  DC area.  To be successful in this role, you’ll need exceptional project management skills and  creativity to lead the team through the entire development life cycle, including acquisitions, entitlements, design, financing, construction, marketing, and ultimately lease-up or sell-out. The opportunity offers significant personal growth potential within a growing development platform.

Key responsibilities include:

●   Develop,  maintain,  and  communicate  financial models for prospective and  ongoing development projects;

●   Collaborate with the team to generate and analyze multiple scenarios for each development opportunity;

●   Track all schedules and maintain project budgets;

●   Drive  all project-related team tasks  and meetings from due diligence and acquisition  through entitlements and construction;

●   Ensure all parties are prepared and informed of deadlines and deliverables;

●   Develop and maintain strong working relationships across all participating  parties,  including government officials,  attorneys, architects,  civil  engineers,  general contractors and  all other 3rd party consulting relationships associated with projects;

●   Act as an ambassador with neighborhood organizations where they are developing.


Our client is looking to hire a talented senior development professional with a passion for real estate development and a desire to work in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment. The successful candidate will immediately step into the role and start leading the development of dynamic residential projects.

Key qualifications include:

●   Bachelor’s  degree  required.  Business/Finance  and/or  Architecture/Design  related  disciplines desirable. MBA or graduate degree with real estate concentration a plus;

●   Minimum 3 years of residential development execution experience.  Familiarity with the

Washington, DC area development landscape preferred;

●   Demonstrated ability to successfully lead, manage and motivate multidisciplinary teams internally (acquisition/development, marketing, construction, operations) as  well as  externally (architects, engineers, general contractors and joint venture partners);

●   Exceptional  financial  analysis  skills  with  an intuitive sense of the economics of  residential development, including modeling sensitivities, land prices, construction costs,  financing structures, and unit lease rates/sale prices;

●   Outstanding communication skills. Ability to interact with people at a variety of responsibility levels inside and outside of the organization;

●   Extremely  high  attention  to detail  with  exceptional  judgement. Must be motivated to thrive in an entrepreneurial, hands-on, creative environment;

●    A genuine interest in being part of something special;

●    Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and with limited direction.