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

Development Analyst: Our Client is a California-based leader in the financing and development of affordable housing. We’re a team of experienced professionals that work to identify and implement timely and cost-effective solutions to provide quality homes for thousands of people. Over the three decades that we’ve been doing business, we have been consistently recognized as a top developer, as well as received achievements in energy, merit, master planning, and projects. Additionally, we have identified as one of the fastest growing privately held companies, and our CEO has been named as one of the most influential business leaders. As you can see – we’re passionate about affordable housing AND our people, and we hope you are too! We welcome you to join our amazing team in beautiful Carlsbad, California.

What You’ll Be Doing

As a Development Analyst at Our Client, will be responsible for assisting Development Staff with the day-to-day management duties from acquisition through construction completion and permanent financing placement for the project(s) assigned.

Additionally, your tasks will include, but not be limited to:

  • Compiling detailed financing applications for various state and local funding programs, such as low-income housing tax credits and tax-exempt bonds
  • Assisting with negotiating contract terms and scope with consultants and contractors
  • Assisting with maintaining project timelines, ensuring milestones are met on time and within budget
  • Providing reports related to project status to investments team and other stakeholders
  • Assisting Development Staff in securing the appropriate approvals, certifications, permits, etc., from city and other government agencies, as required
  • Managing project documents including discretionary and non-discretionary approvals, agency releases/declarations/determinations, easements, covenants, etc.
  • Performing due diligence relating to real estate acquisition
  • Reviewing real estate title and entitlement 
  • Supporting development of pro-forma by gathering necessary development fees and costs
  • Working with third parties (lenders, investors, government agencies) to obtain and disseminate due diligence documentation

What You’ll Need to Perform the Role

To be successful in this role, you’ll use your:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economics, public administration, community development, planning or a related field
  • Three (3) years of experience in a related industry such as real estate, tax, banking, finance, or public administration
  • Experience performing the following:
    • Researching requirements and developing components of detailed financing applications for various state and local funding programs, such as low-income housing tax credits and tax-exempt bonds
    • Assisting in conducting zoning research
    • Reviewing real estate title and entitlements
    • Securing appropriate approvals, certifications, permits, etc., from local and other government agencies
    • Working with third parties (lenders, investors, government agencies) to obtain and disseminate due diligence documentation
    • Assisting in the preparation of reports related to project status for delivery to investment team and other stakeholders
  • History of assisting in the maintenance of project timelines by tracking and reporting items related to project milestones
  • History of involvement with project teams within related industry
  • Intermediate knowledge and understanding of affordable or multi-family housing or real estate development
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)

You may also have an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill, and abilities have been attained.

You’ll also need the following attributes:

  • Extremely organized with ingrained ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Keen attention to detail with focused adherence to strict deadlines and procedures
  • Sound problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to exercise sound independent judgment
  • High level of integrity and dependability, including handling sensitive and confidential information
  • Teamwork mindset and temperament to work effectively with a diverse group of people
  • Effective ability to communication clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Genuine desire to work in the real estate development affordable housing industry
  • Personal accountability and enthusiasm for achieving company goals

What’s in it for You

Our Client’s people are at the core of everything we do. We offer meaningful careers competitive salaries, annual bonus packages, and an energetic office environment.

They take the well-being of our team members seriously; thus, providing an attractive benefits and perks package to meet the needs of all our employees. This package includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical (HMO, PPO, HDHP/HSA plans available)
  • Dental (HMO and POS)
  • Vision
  • Section 125 Cafeteria Plan
  • Company sponsored Disability and Life insurance
  • 401K plan participation with Company match
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Hybrid working environment
  • Flexible work schedule as business needs permit 
  • Company-wide events

You’ll also be part of a workplace culture that is committed to our client’s C.A.R.E.S values:

  • Communication = Meaningful Communication
  • Accountability = Foster Accountability
  • Relationships = Cultivate Relationships
  • Excellence = Pursue Excellence
  • Solutions = Provide Solutions

What’s Comes Next

If this role seems of interest to you and you meet the needs to be successful, apply using the link below. Our recruiting team will then review your application and any of the materials you submit. From that point, we’ll reach out if you’re a fit and introduce you to the hiring manager and move you through the interview process, which will encompass meeting virtually, as well as in-person at our corporate office in Carlsbad (following all COVID-19 safety precautions and protocols).

Equal Opportunity & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our Client is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We encourage applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

Our Client is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and is guided by the following principles:

  • We acknowledge that historic and ongoing discrimination results in a society where certain groups are disadvantaged in ways that are not always obvious.
  • We understand that a commitment to racial equity and inclusion is not always easy, is not always comfortable, and is not always expedient. It is nevertheless a commitment we have chosen to make.
  • Our commitment to racial equity and inclusion is evidenced by our demonstrated actions to address the unique housing needs of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and other marginalized groups. We intentionally develop and manage affordable housing that address the needs of historically marginalized, and disenfranchised populations.
  • We celebrate and encourage diversity in all forms and promote equity and inclusion through our practices, policies, systems, and behaviors.
  • Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is embedded in all aspects of our work. We intentionally create an inclusive environment where our internal team, our external clients, and our contracted service providers are valued and supported.


    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Carlsbad, CA
    • Date posted:
    • Pay:$- $ per hour