Join the Catalyst team
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The Catalyst team has a wealth of experience in real estate development, community based projects, social enterprises and socially progressive businesses. If you are interested in working with a dynamic team of professionals who are helping to build affordable rental housing in communities throughout BC, we want to hear from you.
We are currently seeking a Development Manager who will work closely with the VP Project Planning & Partnerships to manage the generation of new affordable development projects from initiation through the project feasibility, business case, and preliminary planning phases.
This role would ideally suit someone with a strong background in managing real estate development feasibility work, a passion for building community through affordable rental housing projects, and the ability to work with a wide variety of project stakeholders. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, great problem-solving and time-management skills, an intrinsic sense of curiosity, a keen sense of humor, and the ability to embrace a diverse workload with a positive and results-oriented focus.
Reporting to the VP Project Planning & Partnerships, your responsibilities would include:
Taking the lead in conducting development feasibility studies and business cases with potential partners.
Arranging and attending meetings with prospective project partners to present the Catalyst development process and assess potential partners’ organizational mission, vision, and priorities.
Conducting preliminary meetings and building relationships with municipal staff, potential funders, and other project stakeholders.
Hiring and overseeing the work of architects, consultants, contractors and other service providers through feasibility study and business case phase of project development.
Working with the VP Project Planning & Partnerships in preparing and delivering presentations about Catalyst, our projects, and our development model.
Presenting on behalf of the organization at partner meetings.
Conducting general research and market analysis, maintaining a strong knowledge of the industry.
Conducting feasibility analysis and preparing business plans, reporting on each to internal and external partners.
Preparing input for and analyzing pro forma budgets in coordination with the Development Analyst.
Preparing project accounting as required such as monthly invoicing and cash flow updates. Develop project schedules and manage timelines together with our partners.
Managing the creation and negotiations of project agreements and legal contracts as necessary.
Supporting communication plans for new projects and for the Project Generation team, including stakeholder registers and project communication plans during various project stages.