Director, Development

Madison Marquette
Washington D.C.
Mar 14, 2018
Apr 18, 2018
Full Time
Madison Marquette Real Estate Services is uniquely creative in its pursuit of creating value and is a recognized thought leader in real estate trends. The firm has successfully delivered goal driven solutions to the many complex and evolving challenges facing retail and mixed-use assets for more than 20 years. Madison is known as a premier real estate investment management, development, leasing, and managing real estate company. The firm specializes in mixed-use, urban street and infill, community and specialty/entertainment retail properties in top-tier markets across the United States.


With a full understanding of the investment objectives for each asset, Madison Marquette defines strategies and implements plans that drive value. A team-oriented culture, entrepreneurial mindset, strategic visioning and successful execution combine to maximize performance. From thoughtful merchandising and accretive deal-making to distinctive activation and innovative marketing, Madison Marquette has a proven track record of ensuring properties achieve their fullest potential.


Madison Marquette employs a proven strategy of repositioning, redeveloping and developing a mixed-use real estate in major U.S. metropolitan markets. As a fully integrated real estate operating company, Madison Marquette enhances returns while mitigating risk by directly controlling and managing the execution of its opportunistic and value-added strategies. Madison Marquette's substantial institutional investment experience stems from partnerships with several prominent institutional investors for over 20 years.


Position Summary

This senior manager will serve as Madison Marquette's senior executive focused on the Baltimore Market, and will have primary line responsibility for the development of One Light Street, a mixed-use high-rise property in Baltimore's CBD. The development has commenced construction and feature will include nine stories of parking, 235,000 of Office space and a ten-story 280 unit luxury rental property within an elegant 28 story structure. While in this role, Director will be engaged in other acquisition and development opportunities the firm is currently pursuing in the Baltimore marketplace.

Madison Marquette Responsibilities

  • Serve as Market leader for new activities including ground-up developments, redevelopments and renovations of existing properties. Director shall be developed to be the lead Madison Marquette executive in Baltimore marketplace to create: Excellent relations with government, lender, brokerage, and broader real estate community
  • Market and off-market opportunities to deploy platform in acquisition and development opportunities Lead diligence and underwriting of new opportunities, leading to project executive roles in investments Develop Project teams tailored to the pursuit and execution of opportunities Direct all aspects of selected projects with responsibility to direct internal project management team and external construction/ design/brokerage /consultant teams. Assist acquisitions team in property and project evaluation and underwriting. Create and manage budgets and financial proforma and complete financial analysis, feasibility studies, preliminary zoning analysis, coordination of market research, and pre-acquisition analysis. Responsible for land / site due diligence in order to facilitate acquisition and creation of investment ventures. Operational and financial accountability of project proforma and cost accounting control for all development expenses. Project scheduling, coordination of development team through delivery and close-out of product. Maintain project reporting procedures, including quarterly reconciliation of budgets and annual forecasts of pro-forma to include all aspects of development.
Liaison Functions:

    Interface with owners, brokers, financial advisors, lawyers, public officials, and financial institutions. Coordinate and collaborate with colleagues in senior management, marketing, construction, and finance. Owner's Liaison & Representative with local municipalities, banks, and development work with construction manager
One Light Street Responsibilities

    Daily interface with Madison Marquette's senior management and the Director of Construction. Direct team members (internal and external) to assure follow through and coordination to meet project objectives Direct responsibility for project schedule and budget to achieve staged turnover and occupancy of each component of the project. Primary interface and day to day manager of relationships with partners, lenders, brokers, etc. Negotiate and administer consultant contracts, legal agreements, fees, etc. Conduct and coordinate project meetings and maintain the flow of minutes and other contract documents Supervise and coordinate monthly partner reporting. Operational and financial accountability of project proforma and cost accounting control for all development expenses. Project scheduling, coordination of development team through delivery and close-out of product


KEYS: Proven experience in mixed-used garage/office/residential high-rise in urban development environment. Educated, able to work independently while being part of a team. Strategic thinker, able to effectively interface with project partners, corporate executives and consultants.


    High degree of creativity, professionalism, integrity, ethics and strong leadership skills Experience and success working on high profile, complicated projects – High-rise experience preferable Excellent written and oral communications – internal and public presentations Ability to work across a range of project types and asset classes. Ability to motivate and effect favorable outcomes with architects, builders, and consultants Roll-your-sleeves up attitude – achievement focus to get the job completed on time and budget Self-starting capabilities to make progress and achievement in an entrepreneurial environment Have judgment and ability to act without direction on what needs to be completed at any moment Persistent. Resilient. Thrives in a high pressure, high profile environment Minimum of 10 years of project development-related experience, ideally with a graduate degree

SIZZLE: Chance to join a major player and participate in the growth of a target market through the development of high profile projects.

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