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Gillian Executive Search, Inc. - recruiters in real estate development, construction and architecture

THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD:  The Senior Vice President of Development and Construction is responsible for leading the originating, coordinating, and implementing all aspects of the development and construction of market rate multifamily projects in Los Angeles and other areas (Denver, Chicago etc.) The client will have a variety of multifamily product types from high-rise to traditional type V.  

Our client is well known for creating destinations that enliven urban neighborhoods. They are a vertically integrated real estate development firm to oversee their projects from concept through turn-over. In addition, they have the personal connections many of the best equity partners and capital investors. Headquartered in Los Angeles, our client has the perfect understanding of how to appeal to a broad local, national, and international audience

  • Initiates evaluation of potential project sites and properties.
  • Negotiates acquisition agreements.
  • Identifies new areas of program activity.
  • Assists with formulating department strategy.
  • Conducts preliminary feasibility analyses and organize critical community support.
  • Assist in researching and securing sources of predevelopment, construction, and permanent financing from public and private sources.
  • Works with regional public agency staff to assure timely public review and approval including environmental and other entitlement reviews.
  • Coordinates environmental review and local agency approvals.
  • Identifies and negotiate contracts with contractors, engineers and architects.
  • Prepares and monitor project budgets, cash flow projections and project schedules.
  • Oversees design and construction management to ensure attention given to special-user needs, project budget, timelines, and lender/investor requirements.
  • Makes public presentations on behalf of client at external project and policy meetings.
  • When necessary, taking the lead for hiring and orientation of new development staff in the region.
  • Facilitates training and technical support for new project managers.
  • Prepares written report material and makes presentations executive management, public bodies and community groups.
  • Lead team responses to RFQ’s and RFP’s.


  • Experience or background in all aspects of market rate multifamily project development from acquisition through construction completion
  • Working knowledge and experience selecting and hiring architects and general contractors.
  • Working knowledge of the state and local entitlement and public approvals processes
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Ability to conduct estimates, preconstruction financial analysis and budget preparation
  • Effective oral and written communication, interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills
  • Effective public presentation skills.
  • Ability to work in and lead project teams and to work with a wide variety of individuals
  • Computer skills including word processing and spread sheets for financial analysis required
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills·
  • Must be able and willing to travel and attend evening and weekend meetings as requested.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) or equivalent; Master’s Degree (M.A.) or equivalent in construction management, architecture, engineering or similar discipline.
  • 10 years related experience in the development, design and construction of multifamily product (high-rise in addition to typical type V would be perfect). 
  • A passion for development, construction and team highly desirable.


  • Must be able to wear several hats from entitlements, development, design and construction project management oversight.
  • Driven ability to hop on the phone and make things happen.
  • Comfortable putting out fires and pivoting focus when necessary. 
  • Excellent organizational and written communication skills
  • Creative problem-solving abilities
  • Solid time management ability
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently on a wide variety of tasks
  • Experience and familiarity with computer software including, Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to create and manipulate spreadsheets.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), decision-making, interpersonal, negotiation, conflict resolution and time management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and successfully meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate and interface professionally and sensitively to staff, board, residents and public.
  • Flexible, creative, well-organized.
  • Ability to handle shifting and multiple priorities in a fast paced, growth environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able and willing to travel to all company locations to carry out duties and responsibilities.
  • Experience working with diverse groups, i.e., staff, residents, outside contacts.
  • Commitment to the companies’ goals and philosophy.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. The ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and boards of directors.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts that govern construction project such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Must have reliable automobile transportation and a valid California Driver’s License and insurance.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Physical demands include writing/typing, use of computer and paper files, answering phones, attending meetings.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This is a regional and remote position and requires a self-driven personality. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions d with this job. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks are performed when circumstances change. This job description replaces all previous descriptions for this position.

COMPENSATION – Based on experience but would range from the mid 200K to 300K plus performance bonus and long term incentives. 

    • Location: Los Angeles, CA
    • Date posted:
    • Pay:$- $ per hour