Current Job Openings 1. Supportive Housing Project Leader 2. Development Assistant 1.Supportive Housing Project Leader Edgemere Development, Inc. Background: Edgemere Development is a real estate consulting firm focused on affordable housing development. Our clients consist of nonprofit and for-profit developers, public housing authorities and health systems. Edgemere has a two-fold mission: (1) To develop residential projects utilizing the full range of available public and private resources; (2) and to provide clients with the instrumental services necessary to enable them to develop projects. Over the years, we have underplayed our mission to public service and providing a public benefit – we want to leave neighborhoods, residents, and communities that we work in with a better place for people to live. We believe that one fundamental building block of a person or family’s success is having safe, affordable housing. With our clients’ vision, we hope to provide that building block and foundation for individuals to a productive member of his/her community. Edgemere is a small company, and the work flow is only partly predictable, so cross-training and flexibility is required in all our staff. The Supportive Housing Project Leader will work with the Edgemere team to manage all aspects of the real estate development process while building the community and service supports necessary for successful development.
Job Duties: Project Management from concept through stabilization. This requires careful attention to all aspects of the real estate development process including Approvals, Construction, Design, Due Diligence, Financing, Management, Underwriting and Special Needs. Research and obtain public and private financing for projects including grants, loans, tax credits and other subsidies. Prepare funding applications, negotiate financing agreements, and coordinate real estate closings. Coordinate the assembly and management of development teams (architects, engineers, contractors, attorneys, accountants, et. al.). Establish and maintain relationships with clients, consultants, and other “stakeholders” in projects, as every project requires interaction with a variety of development team members in the private and public sectors. Healthy and regular communication is paramount. Write and speak effectively; actively listen to others, ask questions to verify understanding and use tact and consideration when delivering feedback to others. Understand and stay informed of changes in the development climate, building science, real estate market, and policies and politics affecting affordable housing, special needs populations and financing. For construction closing and permanent finance closings, coordinate, prepare, and monitor closing assignments (checklists) and schedules. Facilitate third party proposals and their work. Oversee the construction management process including preparation of requisitions and draw requests, collaborating with accounting firms regarding cost certifications and coordinating project closeout. Perform site visits and participate in regular construction meetings in coordination with Edgemere’s construction expediter. Communicate and collaborate with your colleagues and team members frequently – do not work in a vacuum. Project underwriting. Develop and maintain relationships with agencies that might provide programs for our clients and the residents they serve. This may include child care, financial education, health awareness, employment, and training. Work with social service providers and other community resources to develop appropriate support services agreements for each housing project. Create outreach materials that explain housing assistance and stability programs. Develop a wide range of knowledge of community service organizations and local housing needs. Develop and sustain strong collaborative relationships with private, nonprofit, and public sector entities to advance programs for housing projects. Understand homeless-related issues including elderly, mentally ill, recovering persons, persons living with HIV/AIDS and veterans. Maintain contact with partner agencies’ staff serving as community landlord outreach specialists and housing case managers via email and in person on a regular basis. Program development and implementation. General office and accounting duties. Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills: BS in Social Work, Planning, Sociology, Accounting, or similar field with three years experience in social service planning and/or housing development. Ability to meet deadlines, exhibit critical thinking skills, communicates clearly, and anticipates problems, strong organization skills, and attention to detail. Excellent communication skills both oral and written, ability to manage and organize multiple task (short and long term), ability to manage and prioritize time and responsibilities. Skills in community building and establishing strong relationships. Proficient in Adobe Professional, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Outlook and network systems for electronic data management of files. Strong work ethic and ability to self-start. Ability to drive and travel. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Edgemere works with diverse clients, residents, communities, and agencies. To further our goal of providing positive impact to a community, having a diverse staff is essential. Edgemere is committed to workforce diversity and inclusion. EEO.
Compensation: based on relevant experience and education; all legally mandated benefits plus potential for bonuses and other incentives.
2. Development Assistant Edgemere Development, Inc. Edgemere Development is a real estate consulting firm focused on affordable housing and mixed-use development. Our clients consist of nonprofit and for-profit developers, public housing authorities and health systems. The projects we develop include new construction, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse. Edgemere has a two-fold mission: (1) To develop residential projects utilizing the full range of available public and private resources; (2) and to provide clients with the instrumental services necessary to enable them to develop projects. We want to leave neighborhoods, residents, and communities that we work in with better places for people to live. We believe that one fundamental building block of a person or family’s success is having safe, affordable housing. With our clients’ vision, we hope to provide that building block and foundation for individuals to a productive member of his/her community. Edgemere is a relatively small company, so cross-training and flexibility are paramount in all our staff. The Development Assistant’s responsibilities are multiplex, focusing on administrative tasks, project management support and closing coordination. At its most basic, this position requires the ability to stay organized, research and write, and communicate effectively.
Essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to: Research funding and relevant opportunities; download information and applications from Internet sites; translate project-specific information into applications. Administrative duties in general e.g. answering phones, copying/scanning, greeting people, organizing. Coordinating and reviewing due diligence for a variety of transactions, including real estate acquisitions and finance closings. Monitoring closing assignments and deadlines (typically via checklists). Keeping in-house and third-party staff working toward a swift resolution. Document preparation and review – produce and/or transmit letters, memos and correspondence on engineering, government grants and legal issues e.g., support letters, office memos, engineering reports, studies, ads, proposals, specifications, contracts and all other business typing as requested. Communicate on a regular basis with clients, consultants, and other “stakeholders” in projects; every transaction requires interaction with a variety of other development team members, as well as clients and government employees. Aid in preparing applications for government loans and grants, conventional mortgages, and other financing. Monitor and file construction progress materials including construction monitoring reports, meeting minutes, draw packages, environmental clearances, MWBE/SDVOB/ workforce/section 3 reporting. Proficiently utilize network systems for electronic file data management. Transcribe minutes, computerize/digitize reports, grant applications, and other documents and forms. Maintain and update website with photos, press releases, news articles, staff bios, etc. Expertise in web design not required, as this work would is done with help from the third-party website manager. In general, assist in office overflow work with other office personnel. Anything and everything else necessary to support the team and get the job done.
Required skills/credentials: American English language, writing, and editing. Familiarity and comfort with Microsoft Office, Word, Adobe Professional, Outlook and Excel. Familiarity and comfort with Internet usage, including government real estate web information/GIS. Valid driver’s license and car. Bachelor’s degree in just about anything, or an equivalent combination of work experience and/or education. High degree of organizational ability; ability to multitask and prioritize. High degree of integrity: the job sometimes involves handling personal and corporate financial documents as well as private information on individuals, organizations, and corporations. Strong attention to detail. Ability to work effectively as part of a development team and coordinate the team. Ability to exercise independent, critical judgment. Strong work ethic and ability to self-start; ability to seek help when needed. Do not work in a vacuum! Steadiness under pressure. Ability to manage stress and workload. Ability to view the bigger picture, and make sound decisions based on team needs. Edgemere Development Inc delivers community enhancing services and products to diverse clients, residents, communities, and agencies. To further our goal of providing a positive impact within our community, Edgemere is committed to recruiting, hiring and investing in diverse staff. Edgemere is committed to workforce diversity and inclusion. EEO.
Compensation: based on experience, all legally mandated benefits plus potential for bonuses and other incentives.