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Real Estate Director

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VHB

12d ago

  • Job
    Full-time
    Expert Level
  • Engineering
  • Washington, DC

AI generated summary

  • You need a BS in Civil Engineering, 15+ years of experience in land development, strong leadership skills, and knowledge of Metro DC permitting process. Excels in client relationships and commercial site design.
  • You will oversee real estate projects, manage client relationships, develop proposals, and ensure successful project delivery through design, permitting, and construction administration.

Requirements

  • Qualifications:
  • BS in Civil Engineering or related degree (such as Landscape Architecture)
  • 15+ years of professional civil engineering experience focusing on land development, civil/site engineering, landscape architecture or planning
  • Professional Engineering license preferred (or equivalent certifications if LA)
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communication, and leadership skills
  • Self-motivated with attention to details and ability to think critically
  • Actively lead and participate in project delivery, maintain and build client relationships
  • Have knowledge of and experience in all aspects of site/civil engineering for residential, mixed-use, transit-oriented development, industrial and commercial site design including permitting, grading and drainage design, utility design, and site and roadway layout in a predominantly urban environment
  • Possess thorough understanding and demonstrated experience with the typical land entitlement process in Metro DC including permitting at the local, state and federal level
  • Have a track record of:
  • Significant interaction and relationships with clients, local, state and federal agencies and staff
  • Assisting clients on the repositioning, development, re-development and expansion of complex commercial, industrial residential sites to meet market demand
  • Leading an integrated design team to maximize development capacity of sites, meet development milestones and critical opening day schedules

Responsibilities

  • Ability to immediately deliver new private sector real estate work leveraging existing relationships with area developers and architects; priority sectors include mixed-use transit-oriented development, multi-family housing, manufacturing, office, industrial, higher education, hospitality, healthcare and sports facilities
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of permitting and entitlement processes as well as local zoning
  • Experience presenting in front of local boards and commissions for approvals
  • Contribute to the steady growth of VHBs Metro DC Land Development practice with a focus on the real estate market
  • Work with a team of professionals to develop site/civil engineering plans and specifications for a multitude of small, medium, and large real estate projects
  • Develop new project opportunities and manage proposal submissions
  • Responsible for project financial performance and client relations
  • Support preparation of real estate project design and permitting documents
  • Review drawings and specifications documenting the systems designed
  • Attend meetings with clients, regulatory agencies, and stakeholders to establish their needs and discuss design/permitting issues with them
  • Understand the Metro DC permitting and entitlements process to obtain project approvals
  • Supervise design team activities during construction administration

FAQs

What qualifications are required for the Real Estate Director position at VHB's Metro DC office?

A BS in Civil Engineering or related field, 15+ years of professional experience in land development or civil engineering, professional engineering license preferred, excellent communication and leadership skills, and knowledge of permitting and entitlement processes in the Metro DC area.

What are the primary responsibilities of the Real Estate Director role?

The Real Estate Director is responsible for delivering new private sector real estate projects, collaborating with clients and regulatory agencies for project approvals, managing proposal submissions, overseeing project financial performance, and supervising design team activities during construction administration.

What kind of projects will the Real Estate Director be working on at VHB's Metro DC office?

The Real Estate Director will focus on mixed-use transit-oriented development, multi-family housing, manufacturing, office, industrial, higher education, hospitality, healthcare, and sports facilities projects in the DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland metropolitan areas.

What experience is necessary for presenting in front of local boards and commissions for approvals as a Real Estate Director?

The Real Estate Director should have a deep understanding of permitting and entitlement processes, local zoning, and experience with presenting in front of local boards and commissions for project approvals.

How important are existing relationships with developers, architects, brokers, and attorneys for the Real Estate Director role at VHB's Metro DC office?

Existing relationships with private sector real estate market connections are crucial for driving business development activities, identifying new project opportunities, and collaborating with clients in the Metro DC area.

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We are VHB. Our diverse team of engineers, scientists, planners and designers brings together our collective knowledge, technical excellence, and wide network of trusted relationships to improve mobility, enhance communities, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship. With a future-focused mindset, we are dedicated to delivering sustainable and equitable solutions for a more resilient tomorrow to benefit the places where we live, work, and play.