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Sr Land Development Manager GVA

Vancouver, BC Canada

Full Time

Our hiring client is hiring for a Senior Land Development Manager. The company, located in downtown Vancouver, is one of the largest integrated development, design and construction firms in Western Canada, providing solutions to clients in the Industrial, Institutional, Building Renewal, Commercial, Retail and Residential sectors. Established in 1998 by people who believed real estate strategists, architects, interior designers, engineers and builders, the team works together to deliver a better experience throughout each step of a building project.

Job Description

As a Senior Development Manager working directly with the VP of Development, you will manage all aspects of proposed development plans to achieve project quality, budget, schedule and revenue objectives. You will interact with stakeholders and permitting, design, construction, marketing, financing and development teams, government authorities and members of the real estate industry. You shall perform the following:

  • Flexibility to work out of the Vancouver or Victoria office.

  • Evaluate and research development opportunities and dive into proformas.

  • Assist with real estate purchases, due diligence, leasing and sales

  • Prepare financial and due diligence reports and summaries and update project proformas

  • Assist in the preparation and creation of GP/LP, JV, Co-ownership, or other partnership documentation

  • Develop strong relationships with stakeholders through excellent service and performance

  • Provide regular reporting to stakeholders on a timely basis

  • Assist with construction financing documentation

  • Manage all contracts and agreements for the complete entitlement, design, construction, and development of the project

  • Engage and manage in-house team and external consultants

  • Manage the municipal approvals process including liaising with municipal staff and elected officials

  • Manage transition from construction to completed product including tenant hand-over and deficiencies

  • Monthly project reports for internal team members and external stakeholders

  • Process and approve all required paperwork (invoicing, change orders, etc.) in a timely manner

  • Prepare a monthly financial forecast for cashflows, project tracking, internal metrics and profitability, and monthly bank draws for active projects

  • Meet or beat target investment and delivery schedule

  • Achieve project budget and revenue targets

  • Network to increase client base and business volume

  • Prospect for investment land and assist with land acquisition

  • Collect market intelligence through professional network and community involvement

  • Perform other duties as required

Salary range $110K-$140K



  • You embody our Guiding Principles and create a culture of solution finding and pioneering new ideas through your behavior and interactions with others.

  • You are highly organized with excellent scheduling and task management skills. You can manage a variety of priorities and projects at different stages simultaneously and can shift when approaches or timelines change.

  • You have a strong eye for detail and hold all your work to a high self-standard.

  • You effectively communicate risks and dependencies, and distill complex concepts into simple, actionable recommendations for internal and external stakeholders.

  • You bring a positive attitude to the workplace and enjoy working in an integrated and collaborative environment alongside your colleagues.

  • You create new relationships and leverage existing network connections to secure development approvals and build relationships in the industry.

  • You are comfortable working in a fast paced environment and are able to make quick, well informed decisions. You help drive the business forward through the projects you run.



  • 10+ years of development, design, and construction experience

  • Diploma or degree in Business, Real Estate, Marketing, Development, Urban Land Economics, Construction, Architecture

  • Preferably hold a Professional Designation (i.e. P.Eng., PQS, PMP, CFA)

  • Proven experience successfully managing at least one project of $20+ million in value

  • Has a diversity of experience in a range of real estate asset types

  • Active member of NAIOP, UDI, ICSC or other industry associations

  • Excellent analytical and financial modeling skills related to due diligence, feasibility studies, Pro Forma and project cashflow

  • Extensive knowledge of real estate development and municipal laws and processes

The company has been a winner of Canada's Best Managed Companies program since 2009, maintaining Platinum Club member status since 2015. This program recognizes companies that implement world class business practices and create value in innovative ways.

You shall enjoy a distinctly entrepreneurial culture and a tech-forward, innovative, sustainable and award-winning organization that is focused on success for clients and staff alike.

We strongly support diversity in the workplace, and encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.

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