Vancouver based real estate firm are looking to add a Development Manager to their local team – Ideal candidates will have significant local knowledge with some experience in residential projects.

Reporting to the Vice President of Development and as a Development Manager, you will work primarily on mixed-use urban developments based in the lower mainland. You will be responsible for all aspects of project planning, analysis, communication and leading the project team through design, construction, and handover; oversight on delivery of the assigned project(s) on time and on budget. This role works collaboratively and maintains good working relationships with our internal staff partners as well as our external partners and vendors.


1. Works closely with the Vice President, Development, and other members of the team on real estate projects from conception through to completion assisting where required and taking responsibility for assigned projects.
2. Leads, manages, and motivates the project team to deliver to the development objectives for budgeting, scheduling, financial reporting, permit approvals, design requirements, construction requirements, occupancy, and handover to marketing and operations on assigned projects;
3. Effectively control project cost, time, and quality by implementing recommended corrective action to ensure project performance targets are met.
4. Develops and maintains effective relationships with partners, consultants, community stakeholders, and government authorities;
5. Models and adheres to Project Management Framework and provides input into continuous improvements and efficiencies.
6. Reviews and approves budgets and presents regular project reports.


  • Education and/or background in urban land economics, development, architecture, commerce, construction is an asset; 6 to 8 years’ experience in different elements of the entire development process.
  • Prior success with developing at least 2-3 residential (mixed-use/multifamily) with preference for Lower Mainland projects.
  • Ability to meet all design aspects working with architects, establishing budgets and timeline for the entire process while overseeing and keeping costs under control
  • Hands on experience and demonstrated success in delivering mixed use developments (residential, office, retail, hospitality, etc.)
  • Leading and managing consultants and contractors in the implementation and handover of projects to an internal operating group;
  • Ability to read, understand, and coordinate consultant’s drawings (architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, landscape, civil, etc.)
  • Proactive with excellent communication skills and a high level of initiative;
  • Understanding of municipal planning and engineering approval process;
  • Full understanding of budgeting, cash flows, and financial analysis for real estate.
  • Demonstrated skills in word processor/spreadsheet applications, Scheduling Applications (Primavera/Project), PDF Markup Applications.
  • Knowledge of current/local real estate market.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and organization skills

This is a full time opportunity to join a smart, dedicated, and experienced team at an organization with a vast depth of expertise and a significant development pipeline – Please apply below or visit SSA Group website Canada for a full list of openings.

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