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Development Sr. Associate / Director

Company is confidential
Full Time
Real Estate Field
  • Development
New York
Postal Code
United States

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Manage all aspects of the development process of complex urban hotel development projects. This includes all phases of a development project including acquisition, financing, zoning/entitlements, design, permitting, construction, leasing, and disposition. Coordinate hotel efforts related to hotel acquisitions, dispositions, and other transactions.  The job is located in Manhattan, NY.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Source deal opportunities that align with the company’s growth and objectives.
  • Investigate potential acquisition and development opportunities that may include mixed-use hotel, retail, residential, and co-working platforms.
  • Perform analytical studies to demonstrate the feasibility of the business plan for new acquisitions analyzing the impact of entry and/or expansion into key markets.
  • Work closely with the Legal Team to negotiate term sheets, leases and purchase contracts.
  • Assist in due diligence efforts on acquisition and development opportunities.
  • Ability to travel, primarily domestically, approximately 30% of the time.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field; preference given to candidates with MBA or Master’s degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of development and/or acquisitions experience; prior hotel and mixed-use experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and proven entrepreneurial skill.
  • Strong quantitative background in real estate and hotel finance, including financial feasibility analysis, design, financing, permitting, construction, and project management.
  • Must possess attention to detail, confidentiality, integrity, and the ability to maintain a high level of professionalism.
  • Experience identifying and qualifying leads to close real estate acquisitions is important.
  • Strong networking skills and established reputation among industry peers and colleagues.
  • Comfortable and confident leveraging existing relationships and forging new ones to source off-market deal opportunities.
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills.
  • Highly analytical and strong Excel modeling skills.

Job Functions

  • Acquisitions
  • Development
  • Planning/Entitlement

Job Sectors

  • Hospitality / Entertainment
  • Office
  • Retail


2+ to 5 years

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