Development Manager

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Transforming Age is a network of services, products and partnerships dedicated to transforming the perception of age and enhancing the lives of older adults. We are a team of dedicated and caring people who have a strong desire to enrich the lives of older adults and our team members. Our workplace emphasizes serving others, team work, our dedication to hospitality and customer service, vigorous innovation and integrity in everything we do.

Positions Details

The Development Manager is responsible for managing the process of planning and development of senior housing projects. Frequently working with several communities, this position will handle multiple projects in various stages of development. Under direct supervision of the Vice President of Development, the Development Manager will oversee development project feasibility, design, construction and close-out. This position will also provide consultation and technical assistance to internal and external clients, including Transforming Age’s for-profit entity as needed.


Principle Responsibilities


  • Develop project concept including soliciting the appropriate consultants to assit in the project development.
  • Create multi-million dollar capital budgets and operating project pro formas
  • Prioritize and carry out complex preliminary due diligence including soft cost research, environmental analysis, specification analysis, market analysis, financial feasibility, and preparation of presentations
  • Complete feasibility analysis; coordinating with internal staff and outside consultants to arrive at recommendations for successful projects.
  • Lead land acquisitions, including the preparation of purchase and sale agreements, option agreements, boundary line adjustments, lease agreements and required documentation for other land use approvals.
  • Manage survey and title review with attorneys to clear title prior to acquisition.
  • Negotiate real estate easements with property seller, neighbors, utility companies and local planning departments.
  • Oversee vendor procurement consistent with organizational protocol and public funding requirements.
  • Oversee the coordination of the project contract review process for the organization.
  • Maintain accurate project files; prepare project status reports for the organization and funders.
  • Regularly communicate budget, schedule and decision points to the Vice President of Development and/or Executive Leadership team
  • Lead site selection team and design teams
  • Manage construction contract/bid process.
  • Manage design process with architects including securing all land use and building permits.
  • Lead value engineering activities to bring building scope into line with construction market pricing.
  • Process and maintain accurate and functional filing system for all construction process documents including draws, change orders, meeting minutes, etc.
  • Participate in regular construction meetings; ensure flow of communication throughout construction process.
  • Oversee construction and design team, manage costs and schedule to ensure project is delivered within budget and on time.
  • Work with finance and organizational leadership to explain and understand loans, contracts and other legal documents related to housing development projects.
  • Complete draw packages and comply with multiple funder documentation requirements, disbursement schedules.
  • Manage financial proforma to ensure financial obligations are adhered to on schedule.
  • Responsible for hiring and supervising any independent contractors providing development work including architecture, contractor, attorney, site consultants and economic modeling in accordance with applicable procurement guidelines.
  • Actively participate in discussions on future development projects and publicly advocate for senior housing and funding. 
  • Travel both locally (Seattle, Washington metropolitan area) and nationally as part of the organization’s growth
  • Promote the Mission, Vision, and Values of Transforming Age in all areas of responsibility


Our ideal candidate will have:


  • A FUN, upbeat personality and positive attitude!
  • Knowledge of the senior living industry
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, construction management and leading project teams and working with third-party vendors
  • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to use Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.
  • Professional attitude, appearance and presence.
  • A bachelor's degree in architecture, real estate management, construction management or related field
  • Minimum of seven years’ experience in housing development, preferably within the senior living industry
  • Current and valid driver’s license, reliable personal vehicle and valid auto insurance


Transforming Age provides an impressive benefits package for our team members including comprehensive medical, dental, vision. generous paid time off and other outstanding programs. Transforming Age is a drug and alcohol-free employer. Criminal background and drug test will be required upon contingent offer of employment.


Come join us and help us fulfill our vision to Transform the Perception of Age.


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