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Project Developer

Project Developer

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Real Estate Development
Eden Housing Properties 
Central Office - Hayward

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Responsible for originating, coordinating and implementing all aspects of the development of affordable housing projects. Projects may include new construction, rehabilitation, Eden-owned resyndications, and joint ventures with other developers.  Project developers are expected to manage a workload of multiple projects in a collaborative environment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities



  • Helps evaluate potential project sites and properties.
  • Prepare written report material including grant and financing applications and new business proposals.
  • Organize critical community support. Make presentations before public bodies and community groups.
  • Research and secure sources of predevelopment, construction and permanent financing from public and private sources.
  • Work with public agency staff to assure timely public review and approval including environmental and other entitlement reviews.
  • Solicit and coordinate the work of non-construction-related project consultants, including legal, finance and other special consultants; negotiate contracts.
  • Coordinate bid and qualifications processes to select construction-related consultants, including architects, general contractors and construction consultants; prepare and negotiate contracts; and monitor contract compliance.
  • Negotiate contracts.
  • Organize, coordinate, document and facilitate escrow closings.
  • Prepare and monitor development and construction budgets.
  • Prepare, update and adhere to project timelines and schedules.
  • Oversee project design development; supervise preparation of project plans and specifications. Ensure attention given to special-users’ needs, Eden standards, project budget, timelines, and lender/investor/regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee the construction process including compliance with local government and lender requirements; perform site inspections; recommend decisions regarding change order requests; process change orders, pay application and loan disbursement requests; and assure compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Work with Eden Housing Resident Services to identify feasibility of on-site service programs, and identifies sources of necessary funding.
  • Work with Eden Housing Management and community groups to facilitate affirmative marketing and smooth transition to occupancy.
  • Manage interdepartmental planning and project handoff process to ensure successful transition to operations.
  • Perform outreach duties and public relations work as needed; attend neighborhood and community meetings and public hearings; act as liaison between Eden, its consultants, vendors, partners and the community; and participate in local, state and federal policy planning and advocacy efforts.
  • Represent Eden externally at industry forums and groups within identified geographic areas
  • Attend Eden’s Board meetings as required.
  • Undertake tasks as may be assigned by the Associate Director of Development or Director of Development.




  • Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent; or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree in planning, business or a field related to housing is highly desirable.



  • Experience or background in housing, planning, business and real estate finance
  • Experience or background in affordable housing development, planning or finance
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal housing financing programs; including HUD 202/811, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and Tax Exempt Bonds.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the concerns and needs of lower income people
  • Ability to conduct financial analysis and budget preparation
  • Effective oral and written communication, interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills
  • Effective public presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational, time management and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in project teams, and with a wide variety of individuals
  • Proficient in Word and Excel (to conduct financial analysis)
  • Ability to work under pressure and successfully meet deadlines
  • Commitment to the companies’ goals and philosophy.


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