Real Estate Development Manager

Full-time, Permanent


4 weeks ago in Real Estate and Development

Job Description:

Our client, a real estate investment firm focusing on residential requires a Development Manager to join their team. The Development Manager is responsible for all aspects of assigned high-rise, mid-rise and redevelopment or infill residential development projects, including: visioning, planning approvals, overall project management leading up to leasing, building permits, and registration/occupancy.


  • Manages all aspects of development applications—official plan amendment, zoning by-law amendment, committee of adjustment applications, plan of condominium, etc.—including upfront visioning, preparation of initial submissions, revisions to comments, finalizing any relevant agreements, clearing conditions, and registration.
  • Effectively liaises with consultants, municipal staff, politicians, neighbours, and other external stakeholders in obtaining planning approvals that meet or exceed objectives, budget and schedule.
  • Reviews and interprets various technical documents—planning, engineering, legal, financial, etc.—to identify concerns and opportunities generally, while specifically managing the consultant team in the preparation, submission, and revision of required reports, agreements, etc.
  • Manages consultants in preparing site and building drawings, as well as accurate statistics to enable iterative analysis that leads to constructive design and programmatic recommendations.
  • Manages financial pro-forma/budget updates and uses other financial tools to evaluate concept plans, product mix, and other programmatic options to help inform both project visioning as well as subsequent development applications and leasing recommendations.
  • Reviews, interprets, and incorporates qualitative and quantitative market research and analysis to understand potential renters, their aspirations, and competing offerings in the market so as to inform product offering, pricing, and demand assumptions.
  • Manages the building permit and registration process for high-rise and medium-density rental projects.
  • Manages, collaboratively with Sales & Marketing and Construction Manager, respectively, in the lead up to leasing launches as well as construction starts, with on-going support provided following those milestones.
  • Interacts with various internal departments and divisions to ensure financial and non-financial inputs and assumptions are current and accurate.
  • Reviews, tracks and reports on overall project budgets and schedules—including cash flow forecasts, variance analysis, partner reporting packages, etc.
  • Manages the preparation of succinct and accurate reports, agendas and minutes for internal, consultant, and/or partner meetings to track project progress as well as on-going responsibilities and deadlines.
  • Keeps current with the specific political, regulatory, and market trends to keep the business informed of potential changes within the development industry.
  • Assist with the monitoring and assessment of planning notices and policy changes that may affect company owned properties; and
  • Other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, as requested by management


  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in related field (e.g. Planning, Engineering, Architecture) and a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in Real Estate development. Residential experience is required and retail/commercial experience is an asset.
  • The ability to be registered as a lobbyist in Ontario
  • Knowledge of planning policy in other provinces will be considered an asset
  • Effective communicator with demonstrated written and verbal skills (ie. report writing, presentations and meeting facilitation)
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven ability to collaborate and build strong working relationships with other departments and with people at various levels of the organization.
  • Independent proactive self-starter, with the ability to effectively manage various projects simultaneously to meet strict deadlines.
  • Works well in a cross functional team environment and has a positive outlook and attitude.
  • Good time management and organizational skills.
  • Member of CIP, OAA, PMP or LEED AP certification would be an asset


To apply, upload your resume and complete the required information in the “Apply For The Job” section located to the right of the posting. Alternatively, quote the position title and email your resume to: Hannah;

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TDS Personnel is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations within reason due to a disability or medical need are available on request for candidates taking part in the recruitment process.

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