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Job Summary

Century Housing Corporation
Culver City, CA 90230
Real Estate/Property Management
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
5+ to 7 Years
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Career Level
Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
90,000.00 - 130,000.00 $ /year
Contact Information
Fern Hendrickson
Century Housing Corporation
1000 Corporate Pointe, Suite 200
Culver City, CA 90230

Senior Project Manager

About the Job

General Summary:


The Senior Project Manager will be responsible helping to expand and grow the ‘housing’ business unit within the Century Housing organization that delivers on Century’s mission of investing in homes and communities so that low income individuals and families may have a dignified living environment, achieve economic independence, and enjoy healthful and vital places to live and work.


The Senior PM will be a key member of Century’s development team, requiring both short and long term strategic thinking, planning abilities, communication skills, project management skills, financial underwriting and analytical ability, and vision to help advance Century’s mission through the development and preservation of affordable housing. 


The Senior PM will be responsible for strategically managing our pipeline of affordable housing developments from deal sourcing through project completion and ultimate transition to property and/or asset management.  Century’s pipeline is anticipated to primarily include the following opportunities:


Century Villages at Cabrillo (new construction and rehab)

Recapitalization of Century’s contingent loan portfolio

New acq/rehab and preservation opportunities

REO opportunities

Joint venture opportunities


Working under the direction, supervision and support of the Senior VP of Housing, the Senior PM will be responsible for coordinating, communicating, and managing all aspects of our real estate development activities.  Fully engaging within the Century organization, the Senior PM will be responsible for ensuring that development work is consistent with mission while providing financial return commensurate with risk.  In furtherance of these efforts, the Director will interface regularly with key stakeholders, both inside and outside of Century, to shape efforts, secure necessary support, and deliver on Century’s strategic plan.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Utilize acquisition criteria to guide development and preservation activities.


Source new deals that satisfy  acquisition criteria, utilizing a variety of methods including, but not limited to, broker solicitation, data mining, and responding to RFPs and RFQs.


Prepare financial, physical, and entitlement feasibility analyses of prospective acquisitions. 


Engage internal stakeholders to obtain input and ‘buy in.’


Negotiate with property sellers and obtain necessary site control.


Perform standard and property-specific due diligence.


Develop strategies to engage community stakeholders and secure support for prospective projects.  Provide public presentations if required.


Represent Century before public agencies, elected officials, community groups and financial institutions in soliciting support for new projects.


Secure all necessary entitlements and permits for real estate development.


Prepare loan, grant and other financing applications such as low-income housing tax credit and tax exempt bond applications.


Work with public and private lenders to secure predevelopment, bridge, construction and permanent financing.


Evaluate, engage, and manage architects, engineers, general contractors, construction managers, and other real estate development consultants,


Negotiate investment terms with equity partners in the syndication of low-income housing tax credits and other financing programs.  Negotiate terms with lenders on construction and permanent financing.


Monitor and evaluate all phases of schematic design, design development and construction documents.


Manage project budgets through use of job cost accounting.  Interface with finance and accounting teams to submit loan draws and manage insurance.


Monitor construction and ensure that projects are delivered with high quality craftsmanship, on time and on budget.   Management payment applications and change orders.  Ensure compliance with prevailing wages, HUD Section 3, and other mandated requirements, to the extent applicable.


Work closely with Asset Management and Property Management to secure input on prospective projects and share progress information on existing projects.  Ensure a smooth transition to operations.


Assist in the development of department policies and procedures, report forms, acquisition memos, and other standards etc. 


Other duties as assigned from time to time.



Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Proven experience in affordable housing finance and real estate development.
  2. In-depth knowledge about affordable housing loan and grant programs along with the tax credit program, both 4% and 9% credits.
  3. Strong financial acumen to underwrite and model new opportunities.
  4. Knowledge and experience with HUD financing.
  5. Ability to source, structure, and deliver new affordable housing deals.
  6. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  7. Ability to negotiate amongst multiple stakeholders to a real estate transaction to create win-win solutions.
  8. Excellent oral and written communication, organization and time management skills.
  9. Advanced computer skills for preparing complex reports and project documentation
  10. Willingness to maintain exceptional high standards of integrity
  11. Ability to maintain good work attendance
  12. Access to reliable transportation, frequent local travel expected.



Education and Experience:

Applicants should have 5 plus years of experience in affordable/real estate development and/or financing of multifamily housing. Position requires strong knowledge of affordable housing real estate development, affordable housing funding programs, real estate finance, construction, and permitting/entitlement processes, and community engagement. Graduate degree in planning, business or related field highly desirable.


Physical Requirements:

Frequent  walking, bending, standing and lifting.



Competitive exempt  salary  with excellent employee benefits including   paid medical, dental, vision, 403(b) retirement plan with match, paid long-term disability, paid time off, and many others.  Position is located in Culver City, California.  No relocation assistance provided. 


For prompt consideration, please send resume with salary history and expectations to fhendrickson@centuryhousing.org or FAX to (310) 258-0714.  To learn more about our organization, visit www.centuryhousing.org







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