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Development Manager

Toronto, ON · Real Estate
Development Manager
Real Estate Development

Low-Rise, Mid-Rise, Re-dev, Infill
Toronto, ON

The Development Manager is responsible for all aspects of assigned, low-rise and mid-rise and redevelopment or infill residential development projects, including visioning, planning approvals, overall project management leading up to leasing, building permits, and registration/occupancy. Collaborating with other departments, the Development Manager has project-scale budgeting, scheduling, and financial reporting accountabilities.

Development Manager Duties:
  • Focused on low-rise opportunities across the country, manages all aspects of development applications—official plan amendment, zoning by-law amendment, committee of adjustment applications, plan of condominium, etc.—including upfront visioning, preparation of initial submissions, revisions to comments, finalizing any relevant agreements, clearing conditions, and registration.
  • Effectively liaises with consultants, municipal staff, politicians, neighbours, and other external stakeholders in obtaining planning approvals that meet or exceed company objectives, budget and schedule.
  • Reviews and interprets various technical documents—planning, engineering, legal, financial, etc.—to identify concerns and opportunities generally, while specifically managing the consultant team in the preparation, submission, and revision of required reports, agreements, etc.
  • Has experience obtaining approvals and delivering infrastructure construction of greenfield sites for low-rise housing forms.
  • Manages consultants in preparing site and building drawings, as well as accurate statistics to enable iterative analysis that leads to constructive design and programmatic recommendations.
  • Manages financial pro-forma/budget updates and uses other financial tools to evaluate concept plans, product mix, and other programmatic options to help inform both project visioning as well as subsequent development applications and leasing recommendations.
  • Reviews, interprets, and incorporates qualitative and quantitative market research and analysis to understand potential renters, their aspirations, and competing offerings in the market to inform product offering, pricing, and demand assumptions.
  • Manages the infrastructure construction process for low-rise greenfield or infill projects.
  • Manages, collaboratively with Sales & Marketing, respectively, in the lead up to leasing launches as well as construction starts, with on-going support provided following those milestones.
  • Interacts with various internal departments and divisions to ensure financial and non-financial inputs and assumptions are current and accurate.
  • Reviews, tracks and reports on overall project budgets and schedules.
  • Manages the preparation of succinct and accurate reports, agendas, and minutes for internal, consultant, and/or partner meetings to track project progress as well as on-going responsibilities and deadlines.
  • Keeps current with the specific political, regulatory, and market trends to keep the business informed of potential changes within the development industry.
  • Assist with the monitoring and assessment of planning notices and policy changes that may affect properties
  • Other duties within the scope, spirit, and purpose of the job, as requested by management

Development Manager Requirements: 
  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in related field (e.g. Planning, Engineering, Architecture) and a minimum of 4-6years’ experience in Real Estate development. Residential experience is required..
  • Knowledge of planning policy in other provinces will be considered an asset
  • Effective communicator with demonstrated written and verbal skills (ie. report writing, presentations and meeting facilitation)
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word. 
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven ability to collaborate and build strong working relationships with other departments and with people at various levels of the organization.
  • Independent proactive self-starter, with the ability to effectively manage various projects simultaneously to meet strict deadlines.
  • Works well in a cross functional team environment and has a positive outlook and attitude.
  • Good time management and organizational skills. 
  • Member of CIP, OAA, PMP or LEED AP certification would be an asset
Development Manager Salary:
Market leading compensation, Bonus, Benefits, Education, Project diversity and stability! 


Development Manager Similar Job Titles: 
VP Development
Vice President Development
Director Development 
Senior Director Development 
Senior Development Manager 
Development Manager

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