Senior Development Manager

Washington D.C
Feb 01, 2023
Feb 09, 2023
Full Time
Senior Development Manager Marketing Statement:

WMATA's Division of Real Estate and Development is seeking a Senior Development Manager to lead complex public/private real estate developments identified in WMATA's 10-Year Strategic Plan for Joint Development. The position will oversee WMATA's efforts to engage development partners, negotiate and close on transactions, support design and construction activities, and coordinate with local jurisdictions on project funding and entitlements. The ideal candidate will bring 8 + years of multi-faceted public/private development experience and a passion for advancing TOD in the DMV.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Real Estate, Business Administration, Urban Planning, Finance, Architecture, law or a related
    • In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) with four (4) years of experience involving real estate development in required in addition to the below experience

  • A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience involving real estate development, business negotiations, project management, site development/design, entitlements and urban planning
  • Three (3) years of experience supervising technical consultants is required,
  • Applicants should have demonstrated success negotiating transactions and agreements with private sector developers and governmental agencies

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Real Estate, Business, Urban Planning, Finance, Architecture, Law or a related field

Medical Group

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.


The Senior Development Manager is a professional and supervisory position leading complex public/private real estate development and implementing WMATA's 10-Year Strategic Plan for Joint Development. The incumbent is responsible for leading all aspects of joint development including drafting solicitations, evaluating and selecting development partners, negotiating business terms and transaction and legal agreements that involve confidential information, closing on property conveyances, and compliance with local, Federal and WMATA policies. The position requires extensive coordination within WMATA to plan and construct new transit facilities and external coordination with local jurisdictions to refine project goals, secure public infrastructure funding and entitlements.

  • Oversees a multidisciplinary team of professional staff and design, development, financial and legal consultants to implement all phases of joint development including oversight of the project post-closing.
  • Leads developer selection process including drafting solicitation documents, evaluating proposals, negotiating key business terms, managing confidential information, and recommending selection.
  • Negotiates all transaction documents, including joint development agreements, purchase and sale agreements, ground leases, easements, covenants, maintenance agreements, amendments and renegotiations.
  • Coordinates the design, construction, funding, contracting and approvals of transit facilities with other WMATA departments and reviews plans and monitors construction.
  • Develops joint development and land disposition strategy for Metro owned properties.
  • Represents WMATA at public hearings and meetings with local and Federal governmental agencies, elected officials, property owners, developers, tenants, and design/development professionals.
  • Builds relationships with public and private sector industry leaders and deepens knowledge and expertise of public/private development, TOD and regional market conditions through engagement with industry associations.

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The functions listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria
Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
• Skills and/or behavioral assessment
• Personal interview
• Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
• Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
• Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
• Review of a current motor vehicle report

WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law. This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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