Director of Development, Multifamily and Mixed-Use Development

  • Job Tracking ID: 512420-738695
  • Job Location: Tampa, FL
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
  • Company: Ram Realty Advisors

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Job Description:

Ram Realty Advisors, LLC (Ram) is a registered investment advisor that invests on behalf of a series of private equity funds and partnerships with co-mingled funds from institutions, plan sponsors and high net worth individuals. Through these funds and partnerships Ram acquires, develops, manages and finances retail and multifamily properties in the Southeast. We pursue the acquisition, development, and redevelopment of commercial, multifamily and mixed-use real estate. Target markets include, but are not limited too; South Florida, Tampa Bay, Orlando, Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, Nashville and Atlanta.  Our strategy includes ground-up development, adaptive re-use, and the acquisition and redevelopment of existing assets.  Since 1996 the company has deployed in excess of $2.5 billion in real estate transactions.

Ram is seeking a Director of Development to join their team in Tampa, Florida. The Director of Development will have primary responsibility for directing the successful execution of assigned multifamily and retail projects under development and/or redevelopment in the Central Florida market.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct the design, approval, and implementation of projects.
  • Run proformas, develop specific and overall project analysis, budgets and financial schedules connected with implementing approved projects. Prepare monthly and periodic project progress reports.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions of leases, purchase agreements and other contractual agreements connected to the implementation of projects and services rendered by consultants.
  • Manage and monitor the activities of consultants hired to perform specific project-related activities.
  • Manage the approval process.
  • Monitor and oversee construction activity of projects. Coordinate other project activities as appropriate.
  • Monitor, research, and report upon government policies (City, County, State and Federal) or actions that may impact projects or activities being pursued by the company.
  • Research and report upon the use of public funds to support ancillary aspects of development projects and development areas.
  • Make periodic presentations to internal and external teams regarding development projects being pursued and progress of active projects.
  • Promote the Company throughout the region. Maintain active working relationships with local government(s), economic development organizations, and industry associations. Maintain consistent contact with brokers, consultants, developers, general contractors, and property owners. Participate in local municipalities’ chamber of commerce and/or other applicable organizations.

Experience and Skills:

Qualifications: These requirements represent the education, knowledge, skill, certifications/licensure and/or ability required to perform the job satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties noted above.

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master's Degree preferred with an emphasis on real estate development or construction) from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in the direct execution of multifamily or retail development.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Project, Outlook and Excel required. Familiarity/knowledge of Argus and graphics programs (e.g., PowerPoint) strongly preferred.

These characteristics and skills are essential for success in this role:

  • Demonstrated ability to manage third party general contractors on construction jobs of at least $25 million.
  • Experience that demonstrates prior success in evaluating potential real estate development and investment opportunities.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must be a critical thinker and have a comfort level challenging the status quo and/or conventional wisdom.
  • Ability to produce, review, analyze, and describe complex project related budgets, projections, and related schedules.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial statements, real estate econometric research reports, government/zoning regulations, and financing structures.
  • Ability to deal with city, county, and other public officials in a professional manner utilizing excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Ability to effectively present information in public and professional forums, potentially including local government hearings and community meetings.

These characteristics are highly valued throughout the Company and essential for all team members:

  • High degree of professionalism.
  • Commitment to quality and a constant desire for improvement.
  • Being open-minded and willing to learn.
  • Humility and an ability to admit "I don’t know" or "I made a mistake".
  • Knowing when and how to ask for help.
  • Adaptability and flexibility.
  • A deep belief in the importance of putting the team first.
  • A strong sense of respect for self and others.
  • An unwavering commitment to integrity (no matter the perceived short-term cost).