HYP – Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco

Real Estate Development Project Manager

Job Title
Real Estate Development Project Manager
Job ID
San Francisco,  CA 94111
Other Location


What We Do

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco believes in the power of homeownership to create generational impact. To this end, we build homes for first-time homeowners and sustain homeownership by helping vulnerable homeowners retain their home as an asset for generations to come.

Your Impact

HGSF seeks a highly motivated, experienced Project Manager to join our Real Estate Development team as we work through our development pipeline of medium and high density greenfield and infill projects. The Project Manager is expected to be able to advance new construction projects through the due diligence, acquisition, entitlement, pre-development, financing, and regulatory permitting phases, and to work closely with the Construction and Homeowner Development Departments as projects and homes are constructed and delivered.

Primary Responsibilities

Acquisition & Development (70%)

  • Work with the real estate team to optimize development projects including project budgets and schedules, impact outcomes, and risk identification and mitigation strategies. 
  • Create detailed project schedules to map project pathways and identify and manage critical milestones including procuring entitlements, completing land acquisitions, permitting, and construction work. Collaborate and work closely with the Construction team.
  • Maintain up-to-date project proformas that accurately reflect project’s budget, financing plan, cash flow and timeline on all projects. Coordinate activities directly with the Finance team.
  • Manage assigned project consultants ranging from environmental consultants, engineers, and architects, and manage processes from conceptual and schematic design through entitlements, permitting, construction documents and value engineering.
  • Manage day to day relations with City and Regulatory Agency staffs to advance all phases of a project.
  • Provide continuous support and coordination throughout construction and sales process, culminating in project close-out.
  • Responsible for ensuring Habitat’s green building initiatives are implemented with fidelity and to the highest extent possible.

Public Financing & DRE (15%)

  • Collaborate with the Public Funding Manager to research, identify, obtain, and manage public funds made available from Federal, State and Local governmental sources for affordable housing.
  • Support work with legal counsel and Public Funding Manager to successfully negotiate and finalize loan agreements and other documents for public financing.
  • Collaborate with DRE Manager in ensuring and providing all legal documents for creation of HOA’s and for DRE filing for Public Reports.

Reporting (15%) and Inter-Departmental Support (on-going)

  • Prepare project reports for presentation to management, board and subcommittees, potential funders, and other stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with Construction, Homeowner Development Department, Fund Development, and Finance Department on an on-going basis.


  • 4+ years of on-the-job experience in similar real estate development and finance role.
  • Experience working with design consultants, regulatory agencies, and contractors negotiating entitlements, contracts, loan terms and loan closings.
  • Experience in affordable housing, land use planning and podium construction a plus.
  • Ability to work with shifting priorities and meet multiple deadlines, with minimum oversight.
  • Ability to work independently while also contributing to a team environment.

·       Excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail.

·       Demonstrated strong project management implementation experience utilizing tools and systems.

·       Excellent organizational and prioritization skills; ability to manage an unpredictable workflow and possess the flexibility to respond thoughtfully and quickly.

·       Knowledge of basic sustainable construction methods; green building professional accreditation a plus.

·       Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, databases, and software.

·       Must be able to pass background check (In accordance with state and county law: convictions do not necessarily rule out employment, it depends on the nature and severity of the conviction and is evaluated on a case by case basis, check is conducted on last 7 years only.)

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment and on a construction job site. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

Physical Demands

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.  Must be able to travel to job sites and navigate rough terrain.


Compensation for this role is competitive, DOE. This full-time position offers health, dental and vision insurance, chiropractic/acupuncture, life insurance, long-term disability, employee assistance program (EAP), Flex Savings Account (FSA), 403b retirement account, commuter benefits, 20 paid vacation days, 3 sick days (up to 72 accrued per year), and 13 paid holidays.

EEO: Habitat Greater San Francisco is an equal opportunity employer. Habitat Greater San Francisco strives to reflect the diverse community it serves. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

Habitat GSF receives federal funds through Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) and is required by federal law, to the greatest extent possible, to provide job training and employment opportunities to Section 3 residents. *Section 3 residents are defined as public housing residents or low-income persons who live in metropolitan area or non-metropolitan counties where HUD-assisted projects are located.



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