Development Manager

Posted By: Robert Carroll (Member) Job Board ,


Development Manager


The Collier Companies is seeking a Development Manager!


The Development Manager will be responsible for assisting the VP's of Development and providing coordination and management for our development projects. Projects include low and mid-rise construction of multi-family apartment homes. The Development Manager will work with the VP's of Development to complete entitlements and third party design partners to produce high-quality projects on time and within approved budget.


At The Collier Companies, it's all about people. Every day is different: rewarding, challenging, and fun. 

Perks – The Good Stuff:


  • The Collier Companies 401k match is 100% of your contribution up to 10% of your gross income.
  • Up to 24 days off during your first year with annual increase!
  • Comprehensive medical, dental & vision insurance.
  • Group & supplemental life insurance policy options.
  • Reimbursement accounts & prepaid legal services.
  • Career growth opportunities.
  • Industry education opportunities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and assist in locating and selecting land, underwriting, and initial development plans.
  • Evaluate the property and its development and/or redevelopment potential and identify areas of risk in the due diligence and conceptual design phase.
  • Prepare market evaluation and analysis of demographics, market demand, and competition. 
  • Coordinate with the project Development & Construction Team to perform due diligence, assist in the assessment of financial feasibility of projects and prepare draft budgets. 
  • Manage as required the ordering and reviewing of third-party reports to ensure they comply with ownership's requirements.
  • Prepare project proforma and detailed budgets.
  • Prepare memorandums, reports, schedules, presentations, and budget updates as required.
  • Assist with project positioning, branding, and product development including floor plans, specifications, and amenities.
  • Manage the entitlement process with applicable government authorities.
  • Prepare project scheduling, specifications, and requirements.
  • Manage as required, the ordering and reviewing of third-party reports to ensure they comply with ownership requirements.
  • Prepare project proforma and detailed budgets.
  • Prepare memorandums, reports, schedules, presentations, and budget updates as required.
  • Prepare monthly reports, schedules, and budget updates. Assist with the draw and funding processes and coordinate with the in-house Accounting Team.
  • Ensure the each project is on time, on budget, and built to the highest standard of quality. 
  • Coordinate with the Property Management Team to execute an effective lease-up and management plan.
  • Coordinate preparation of associated documents, purchase agreements, leases, closing, and warranties. Ensure compliance with legal recommendation and company policies.
  • Ability and willingness to travel. 
  • Prepare and maintain land development budgets and cash flows.
  • Work with the field team to ensure the project development strategy is being executed.
  • Monitor the schedule to ensure timely delivery of completed development.
  • Review construction schedule and anticipate delays.
  • Attend OAC meetings.
  • Assist with additional projects as needed.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering or Construction Management is preferred.
  • A minimum of four years’ experience in land development or forward planning in the multi-family industry.
  • Demonstrated success in the multi-family industry is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete the job responsibilities with minimal outside supervision and direction.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Project management & critical thinking skills.
  • Strong organizational, planning and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to read improvement plans, formulate budgets and understand accounting principles.
  • Knowledgeable in land development principals; locating and understanding land development codes. 


Our Culture – How We’re Different:


The Collier Companies is a fast-growing company that fosters a professional attitude and a strong team spirit. We are committed to training our employees well, honoring their achievements, and promoting from within. The Team Members who work here are outgoing, caring, and proud of what they do.

  • At The Collier Companies, we recognize TEAM MEMBERS for being the foundation of our success.
  • We are good STEWARDS to each other, believe in collaboration and we support one another to achieve our mission.
  • We are commitment to ONGOING LEARNING – At The Collier Companies, we sponsor book clubs that support growth.
  • We PRIDE ourselves on the principles taught in “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, written by Stephen Covey. All new team members should know how to use their “I&R” – INITATIVE & RESOURCEFULNESS and be “E&E” – EFFICIENT & EFFECTIVE.
  • GROWTH – We have a goal to double in size within the coming decade! Our team members have a FIRE IN THE BELLY and hold the torch with a BURNING SENSE OF URGENCY!
  • We bring STABILITY into the marketplace and to our residents with a LONG-TERM HOLD strategy. This benefits our human capital, finances and customer experience.
  • ROOTED – We are a privately owned group that’s been in business since the 1970’s and the world’s largest privately owned student housing company and growing multi-family apartment organization!


Drug testing and background checks are an employment requirement. Upon submission of your application, you will be invited to complete our candidate Assessment. 


These are required steps in the hiring process.

The Collier Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer