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The Senior Property Development Manager is responsible for ensuring all aspects of real estate development, from site acquisition to placed in service, for properties to be owned and/or leased by DESC, are executed in a timely manner that maximizes service to the agency’s mission. DESC often has multiple projects under development at the same time.


  • Act as DESC's representative and coordinate internal activities related to real estate development.

  • Evaluate new sites for development, and make recommendations to Executive Director and other agency leaders.

  • Act as DESC’s representative in activities such as site acquisition and partnership closing.

  • Procure and manage professional consultants to provide services in connection with the design, planning, costing, construction and close out.

  • Seek construction management consultation as required for items including design decision making, construction methods and strategies, etc.

  • Oversee all consultant deliverables, including the development of project documents such as schedule; financing strategy and partnership solicitation; design development including program input, contractor compliance with federal, state and local policies and close out process with public funders.

  • Ensure that performance of project team adheres to DESC's needs and expectations.

  • Frame relevant program-driven design questions and liaison with internal program staff.

  • Research new capital financing models in partnership with DESC’s longstanding partners and develop new partnerships for the purpose of developing housing, administrative and clinical space.

  • Develop new capital financing models using a range of federal and local tools for both housing site and clinical settings.

  • Identify barriers to new models of capital financing and recommend, and participate in, agency advocacy aimed at increasing the production of permanent supportive housing.

  • Manage the use of construction contingency. Review and approve change order proposals while considering both the project’s financial risk and the long-term operational impact.

  • Lead transition to project start-up and operation including transmission of reporting requirements and asset management constraints to other parts of the agency.

  • Participate in affordable housing discussions at a community level with groups such as the Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County with particular attention to issues that impact supportive housing development.

  • Negotiate and manage commercial leases as tenant or as landlord.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree, Master's preferred.

  • Five years' experience in real estate development and/or oversight including the preparation of funding capital and operating/service applications, management of closing contracts with capital funders and development of operational and capital budgets.

  • Prior experience working in the nonprofit real estate community a plus

  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License and insurable driving record.

  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with people across a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines.

  • Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients.



The Downtown Emergency Service Center is committed to diversity in the workplace, and promotes equal employment opportunities for all staff members and applicants. The Agency will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any employment practice, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

  Metro Area Seattle WA
  Job Location City Seattle
  Job Location State Washington
  Job Location Zip 98104
  Job Location Country United States
  Compensation Salary From: 81258 To: 91965
  Job Category Management
  Prefered Experience 5 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Job Posting Date Oct. 12, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name DESC
  Organizational Focus Social Services
  Contact Person Cristin Applegate
  Contact Phone (206) 464-1570
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
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