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Government - Military, Business Management, Real Estate
Position type:
Full Time
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Date Posted:
March 06, 2018

Assistant Director of Real Estate Development

Salary: $89,916 to $110,058 annually (DOE)
Department/Location:  Planning and Development/ 1001 Washington Ave N

Under the general supervision of the Director of Planning & Development, this position performs a variety of managerial and operational functions in researching, planning, administering, and monitoring work activities in the Planning & Development (P & D) Department with an emphasis on real estate development planning and implementation. Manages interdepartmental activities within MPHA and external relations with HUD, other governmental entities, vendors, and partners related to real estate development and asset management. Assists the Director in developing and implementing real estate and creative financing strategies (e.g. expanding the portfolio, new construction, rehabilitation, etc.) to ensure the long-term viability of the agency’s physical assets. Supervises planning staff.

Essential Duties (include but are not limited to):

The listed examples may not include all duties performed by all positions in this class:

  1. Oversees development planning activities for MPHA including pre-development activities and financial analysis. Oversees work of department planning staff.
  2. Identifies, coordinates, and tracks all real estate development project requirements; develops and analyzes project pro-formas; manages budgets and monitors obligations and expenditures.
  3. Coordinates and monitors all required approvals from HUD, local/county and state agencies including acquisition and disposition regulations, zoning and building codes, leasing and property management requirements. Communicates with local and headquarter HUD offices and other governmental entities related to development activities.
  4. Identifies real estate-related loan and grant opportunities and coordinates preparation of MPHA loan and grant applications. Manages grant requirements, coordinates loan closing process, monitors compliance with regulations, and manages renewals and reporting.
  5. Monitors local, state and federal regulatory notices, laws and guidance and coordinates  implementation of MPHA activities to ensure compliance. 
  6. Ensures clear and consistent communication with internal/external project stakeholders. Manages resident engagement plan for development projects and participates in resident advisory groups, as needed.
  7. Establishes and maintains relationships with approproate local government and HUD officials, developers, and neighborhood organizations to promote MPHA development activities. Represents MPHA on internal and external committees, as needed.
  8. Prepares “Requests For Proposals” (RFP’s), “Requests For Qualifications” (RFQ’s), or other solicitations to procure for development related services; drafts agreements and contracts.
  9. Develops and plans special pilot projects, as needed.
  10. Assists the Director in formulating MPHA’s asset development and long-term sustainability strategies for MPHA’s real estate portfolio. Conducts feasibility analyses of specific projects.
  11. Prepares and/or presents reports to MPHA management, Board of Commissioners, and external audiences.
  12. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelors degree in urban planning, real estate management, business or public administration, development project management, or related field and 7-10 years real estate planning and development experience. Must possess a valid driver’s license in state of residence and have access to a personal vehicle during the workday. Must pass a criminal history and driver’s license background check. Previous experience in public sector, urban planning, real estate, and/or affordable housing development strongly desired.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in planning, business administration, or real estate management preferred.
  • AIPC, ULI, or other planning certification a plus.
  • Knowledge of and experience with affordable housing and HUD policies, procedures, and special housing programs, a plus.

 Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of residential and/or commercial development, particularly affordable housing development.
  2. Knowledge of real estate finance and financing tools including loans, tax credits, bonds, and other creative financing solutions. Familiarity with land acquisition, disposition, and related areas.
  3. Familiarity with federal, state, and local laws related to the development process. Experience with HUD development policies and procedures, a plus.
  4. Knowledge of and experience with public/government contract administration and procurement.
  5. Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  6. Strong oral and written abilities.
  7. Detail-oriented, efficient, and highly organized. Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects to meet deadlines. 
  8. Proficient with MS Office Suite (including Project and Visio) and project management software programs

 Working Conditions:

Office approximately 70% and local travel to field sites and partner meetings approximately 30%.

Physical Requirements:

Position involves sitting, standing and/or movement.


The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority also offers an excellent benefits package that includes:  Medical and Dental Insurance; Retirement plan; 457 deferred compensation plan; Group term life insurance (and optional term life insurance plans for family members); Long term disability insurance; paid sick leave; paid vacation leave; 11 paid holidays per year; tuition reimbursement program.

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