McCormack Baron Companies
  • 05-Feb-2019 to 06-Apr-2019 (CST)
  • Miami, FL
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • Full Time

Position: Multi-Family Development Project Manager

Company: McCormack Baron Salazar

Location: Miami, FL

Who We Are:

McCormack Baron Salazar is the nation's leading for-profit developer of economically integrated urban neighborhoods. Since 1973, McCormack Baron Salazar has been a pioneer in community development and urban revitalization, with 166 projects in 38 cities and more than 17,795 units of attractive, high quality housing plus over 1.4 million square feet of commercial space totaling more than $2.9 billion of development investments. "Developing and Building Communities" is more than a slogan 'it's the focal point for all the company's work.

Since its founding, McCormack Baron Salazar has made quality, mixed-income housing the cornerstone of the company's mission to rebuild central cities across the United States that have deteriorated through decades of neglect and disinvestment. McCormack Baron Salazar's headquarters is located in St. Louis with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.  Together with its management arm, MBS employs more than 950 people nationally. 

The Position

The position is based in Miami, Florida and requires frequent travel as required to multi-site and multi-state locations (both in-state and out-of-state).  Travel can be up to 2-3 days every other week.

The Project Manager is a key member of a development team, and will report to the Senior Vice President/Southeast at McCormack Baron Salazar. The Project Developer works closely with the firm's senior management, internal design, construction, finance and legal teams as well as with community stakeholders, external consultants, private sector financial partners and public sector agencies, to visualize and complete new housing and mixed-use development projects. This position manages the project delivery process and external environment of third party consultants, local and state governmental agencies and community partners for successful implementation of the firm's real estate development projects, including managing internal staff with experience in design and construction, finance, legal, and property management.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with Senior Project Managers (VPs and SVPs), act as owner's representative on all real estate transaction matters including ensuring proper legal documentation.
  • Prepare and develop initial underwriting analysis, due diligence, initial assessments, etc. of any properties the team has identified.
  • Prepare and submit financial applications, request for proposals (tax credit applications, first mortgage, soft debt, donations, and syndicators RFQ/RFP preparation)
  • Work with community to assess housing needs and to develop support for development project (facilitate community meetings, voice community concerns, act as liaison between community and all stakeholders; coordinate community meetings, development team meetings and community roundtables). 
  • Prepare all notices, scheduling, agendas and meeting materials and provide information to public regarding development activities
  • Perform acquisition activities (ownership, title work, land negotiations, relocation, etc.), and assist in negotiations and administration of any purchase and sale agreements as needed.
  • Review project proposals to test and determine project feasibility through the coordination of physical and financial due diligence activities.
  • Facilitate payment requisition process (approve invoices, direct draw processing).
  • Lead project teams and facilitate resolution of key development issues during all phases of the process.
  • Lead/supports the entitlement process including representation at hearings and neighborhood meetings. Interfaces and works closely with attorneys, planners, architects, engineers and other consultants.
  • Involved as part of the team in design conceptualization and programming.
  • Processes and obtains the building permits.
  • Maintains control of the details and timeline of projects under the project developer's purview.
  • Coordinates and interacts with the design team and the construction team to ensure a smooth handoff in a timely manner.
  • With Senior Project Managers (VPs and SVPs), hires and manages consultants for the development team, as appropriate.
  • Prepares and oversees the development schedule, project proformas and budgets and communicate all budget and schedule revisions.
  • Monitors progress of development consultants, including architects and landscape architects, engineers, etc., and progress of construction relative to budget requirements and schedule.
  • Maintain client and stakeholder relationships and resolve conflicts between parties.
  • Coordinate project close-out and transition to property management.

Candidate Qualifications/Experience


Bachelor's degree preferably in Architecture, Real Estate or Business.  A graduate degree in similar areas is a plus.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in business and a background in real estate or economic development working on large-scale development projects is preferred. 
  • Experience in affordable housing, mixed income, and mixed use development, using various tax credit programs, is also a plus.

Specifically, candidates for this position should possess the following career experience/skills:

  • Experience in real estate or economic development in urban areas.
  • Has had responsibility for handling a project development process
  • Experience in the entitlement process.
  • Has been a part of community outreach programs, built relationships with civic and political leaders/influencers, acted as community liaison to build awareness and support for proposed development projects.
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to manage a multi-disciplinary team of internal staff including design and construction, legal, finance, property management.
  • Excellent computer skills; must be very literate in Microsoft Office Suites.

 Personal Skills and Attributes:

  • Must be well-versed in completing project proformas and analyzing deals, and articulate, both orally and in written form, the case for a specific project.
  • Must have demonstrated strong problem solving skills and quantitative abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a matrixed team environment.  
  • Excellent project implementation, organizational and planning skills. Able to work with time sensitive, detail-oriented material and meet multiple deadlines. Has experience managing multiple projects successfully through constantly changing priorities.
  • Has the interpersonal skills and presence to communicate and interact effectively with all constituencies including with all levels of private and public sector officials.


 Work will be primarily based in Miami, Florida, with periodic national travel to development locations as needed for meetings, closings and significant project events.


Company provides competitive salary and bonus program (dependent on experience), health benefits, 401K, health and dependent care savings plan, etc.


 McCormack Baron Companies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer (EOE/AA).

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