Retail Development Manager

Madison Marquette
Washington D.C.
Feb 05, 2018
Mar 12, 2018
Full Time

National Real Estate Development Company has an immediate opening in The District of Columbia for an experienced full time Development Manager responsible for implementing the complex development of the ongoing retail segment of the Wharf Development.

The Wharf is a remarkable mile-long neighborhood along the Washington Channel of the Potomac river in Southwest DC. When complete, the Wharf will feature more than 3 million SF of new residential, office, hotel, retail, cultural, private event, marina and public spaces. This includes waterfront parks, promenades, piers and docks. Phase 1 opened October 12, 2017.

  • Hands on overall development management of multiple approx. 125,000 sf retail spaces working with the individual building development managers on 7 separate buildings in Wharf Phase 2.
  • Team leader responsible for realizing merchandising plan in coordination with below grade and ground plane and vertical elements of development.
  • Manage and coordinate internal and external team including leasing agents, design professionals, consultants, contractors and tenants
  • Liaise with leasing team to assure merchandising strategy and proforma are maintained
  • Interface and coordinate site and vertical construction activities with existing operating tenants
  • Schedule and sequence complex utility installation within an operating retail development
  • Maintain project proforma, budget and contracts
  • Review tenant criteria to ensure conformance with lease documents
  • Work closely with the retail tenant coordinators to oversee quality and construction process
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with the project team on status of work and site through each of the Wharf Phase 2 buildings
  • Work with local officials and third party agencies to advance project objectives
  • Track project phasing, scheduling and deadlines
  • Work closely with tenants and tenants representatives to accomplish delivery and tenant opening objectives
  • Perform other project/duties as needed
  • Manage relationships with new and existing tenants
  • Direct day to day operations of development
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Business/Engineering/ Architecture with six plus years of retail development experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft/Excel/Blue Beam/Outlook and Project
  • Urban retail leasing experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative approach to merchandising and design, coupled with perseverance practicality that will result in on time construction and delivery.
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team.
  • Accounting skills to handle the budgeting aspect of this role and successfully develop and manage project budgets.
  • Understanding of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation and project management
  • Business analysis skills, with the ability to foresee issues, develop constructive solutions and provide decisive recommendations
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop relationships across all levels

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