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Position: Real Estate Development Manager – Manufactured Housing
Organization: CASA of Oregon
Reports to: Manufactured Housing Cooperative Development Director
Location: Sherwood, OR
40 hours/week including some weekends and evenings,Non-exempt
Salary Range: $50,000-70,000 DOE

Who we are:
At Community and Shelter Assistance Corporation (CASA) of Oregon we believe everyone should be empowered with the building blocks for a better life. We are deeply rooted in service to farmworkers and work statewide to improve the lives of all Oregonians in underserved communities by building affordable housing, neighborhood facilities, and programs that increase families’ financial well-being.

CASA’s Manufactured Housing Cooperative Development (MHCD) Department is unique in the state of Oregon. We are a Certified Technical Assistance Provider under the ROC USA Network and provide financial and technical assistance to manufactured homeowners who wish to preserve their affordable housing communities by owning and operating them as resident-owned.

Who we’re looking for:
The Real Estate (RE) Development Manager is responsible for the preservation and development of manufactured housing communities and advises the MHCD Director on the direction of CASA’s MHCD Program. The RE Development Manager facilitates activities from predevelopment through acquisition or conversion and may assist with post conversion, including construction project management, organizational development and lease-up. The successful candidate is a skilled real estate negotiator and understands navigating complex, deadline-driven projects. They enjoy working collaboratively with a variety of partners and have a knack for fostering relationships and open dialogue with peers and community partners leading to stronger, more efficient partnerships and programs. The successful candidate has an exceptional ability to quickly address setbacks, troubleshoot issues and seamlessly direct multiple priorities at the same time. The RE Development Manager demonstrates inclusivity and equity in all endeavors, is self-directed yet flexible, and excels in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment.

Primary Responsibilities:
Identify and work with brokers, manufactured housing community owners, trade associations, resident cooperatives, and individual homeowners to effectively preserve manufactured housing communities;
Educate brokers, owners, lenders on the MHCD program and on relevant state laws pertaining to cooperatively owned communities;
In conjunction with CASA’s MHCD Community Organizer, provide technical expertise to the residents or resident-formed corporation;
Analyze manufactured housing community markets, prepare market studies
Identify and select potential manufactured housing communities and negotiate contract terms with sellers and/or brokers on behalf of resident groups;
Coordinate necessary land use verification, environmental due diligence reports and capital needs assessments;
Assemble development team, including engineers, attorney, property manager and lenders;
Assist with the development of a manufactured housing replacement strategy;
Prepare project development and operating budgets and revises them, as necessary, to reflect changing project requirements;
Prepare project financing applications (including local, state and federal grants, conventional and subsidized loans, state and federal tax credits, tax exemptions and any other appropriate source of financing identified);
Review financing documents and ensures compliance with financing conditions;
Prepare requests for proposals for professional services;
Develop and oversees project timelines, prepares any required reports; and
Assist MHCD staff, as needed, with other projects; may engage in fundraising activities for the MHCD Program.

Skills and Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

Education: BA/BS in real estate development, planning, building construction sciences, business, architecture or related field is preferred. Significant real estate experience may be substituted in lieu of a BA/BS degree.
Experience: At least six years experience developing real estate or affordable housing. Significant knowledge of and demonstrated experience in affordable housing development and finance, including;
Experience working with low-income individuals, brokers, real estate investors, local sponsors, community representatives, lenders, and other involved in the development process;
Ability to plan and manage multiple projects, budgets, and contracts and meet strict deadlines;
Experience negotiating and closing complex real estate deals
Capacity to work independently and perform complex tasks with minimal supervision;
Excellent presentation and written communication skills, including grant writing;
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to negotiate with multiple stakeholders with tact and professionalism;
A commitment to working in a multicultural environment.

This position is based in Sherwood. Work schedule may vary and may include some evenings and weekends. Employee must be able to sit for long durations of time and be comfortable working in an open office environment. A driver’s license and access to transportation are required. Travel statewide and out of state is necessary and may require overnight stays. CASA of Oregon values people who work hard and think outside of the box. We support our staff through generous benefits, professional development opportunities, leadership training and setting aside time for social interaction.

CASA of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our organization.

For summary of benefits go to: http://www.casaoforegon.org/sites/default/files/documents/SUMMARY%20OF%20BENEFITS%20as%20of%2011-15-16.pdf

Application Guidelines/Contact:
Please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@casaoforegon.org

Salary: $50,000-70,000 DOE

• Location: Portland, Portland Metro

• Post ID: 22727507 portland
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