The Director of Real Estate and Business Development is a full-time mid-career level position responsible for fulfilling our mission by supporting real estate, business recruitment, construction and lending functions. This employee receives applications to NewTowns revolving loan funds for real estate and business development (currently consisting of more than $7.5 million in assets). The employee answers inquiries from developers and entrepreneurs interested in downtown, assists businesses and developers in locating space and developing projects, and serves as a liaison with construction management teams. This position reports to the President and CEO and works closely with staff and Board members.
The successful employee will be affable, organized, detail-oriented with a good sensibility regarding financial planning for real estate and business. The employee will also be able to communicate complex construction and real estate concepts and plans to staff and volunteers. This position requires an employee is able to understand complex project finance, keep track of deadlines for concurrent project and maintain compliance for money NewTown borrows and lends. We are looking for a team member who brings professional skills in business, construction and real estate who can strengthen all aspects of our mission, especially developing new programs to grow jobs and increase residents.
-Bachelors degree required, in urban planning, construction management, entrepreneurship, business, historic preservation or a related field
-Five years of experience in a position with relevant responsibilities to this opportunity, OR a Masters Degree in a closely related field
-Advanced computer literacy, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
-Sophisticated financial analysis skills for business and real estate projects
-Experience with construction management
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
- Five years of experience in a position with relevant responsibilities to this opportunity, AND a Masters Degree in a closely related field
- Experience recruiting, sustaining and growing small businesses
-Previous experience working for a non-profit with similar functions
-Certification or academic experience in real estate finances and development (Historic Real Estate Finance Professional certification preferred)
-Academic or work experience in business development, historic preservation, economic development and/or urban revitalization