Real Estate Development Project Manager

    RUPCO, Inc
    July 24, 2020


    About the Organization

    RUPCO, a 501-c-3 not-for-profit agency incorporated in New York State, is a leader in the region in creating and maintaining quality, sustainable housing and rental opportunities, inspiring understanding and acceptance of affordable housing initiatives, fostering community development and revitalization, and providing opportunity to people to improve their living standards. Over the last 39 years, RUPCO has established a successful track record as a leader in the creation and improvement of quality, sustainable housing, created strong partnerships locally and nationally, and has maintained a fiscally healthy balance sheet, allowing for flexibility and agility in providing services. Our mission is to create homes, support people and improve communities. Our vision is for strong, vibrant and diverse communities with opportunity and a home for everyone. RUPCO is recognized as a leader in housing and community revitalization, known for our quality work and professional staff. With thirty nine years of experience, RUPCO has achieved success through careful analysis of our projects, prudent use of resources, attentive management of our properties and operations, and adaptation of our programs to meet the needs of our clients.  RUPCO owns and/or manages a rental portfolio of over 650 homes for families, seniors, homeless and special needs populations.

    Position Overview

    RUPCO's Real Estate Development Project Manager will have 3 to 5 years of experience to process existing development pursuits and assist with new target opportunities. He/she/they will leverage their skills and experience in affordable housing best practices to take a significant leadership role in the creation of new housing for RUPCO’s growing portfolio. Must have experience and be technically proficient in aspects of affordable housing real estate development, including finance, grant writing, entitlement, design, construction, lease-up and operations.

    Overview of Duties

    • Identifying acquisition opportunities, including evaluating over-all project feasibility.
    • Researching, preparing and submitting funding and grant applications
    • Securing acquisition, predevelopment, construction and permanent financing
    • Oversee the negotiation of major agreements and financing documents, including limited partnership agreements, loan documents, construction contracts, architectural agreements, and property management agreements.
    • Develop and underwrite pro forms, budget and project narratives, based on targeted audience, Real Estate development matrix, local need and other functions as needed.
    • Coordinate with architect, engineer, landscape architects, interior designers, property owners, project managers, and other team members
    • Negotiate and draft contract terms and scope with design consultants and contractors.
    • Manage project time-line, ensuring milestones are met on time and within budget.
    • Oversee the construction draw process and develop monthly project reports.
    • Responsible for managing and executing project contracts in accordance with department and corporate requirements.
    • Maintain compliance in all federal, state and local regulations and other mandated guidelines and polices request to Real Estate and Community Development, including safety and quality assurance.
    • Manage files, provide reports and perform other administration tasks as needed.

    Skills and Experience

    • A minimum of three to five years’ experience in community development, municipal governance and or affordable housing. Master’s Degree in Urban or Community Planning, Business or related field preferred.
    • Experience and technically proficient in aspects of affordable housing real estate development, including finance, entitlement, design, construction, lease-up and operations.
    • Ability to analyze complex data, perform sophisticated analysis and make appropriate recommendations and decisions. Experience with Excel and word processing software. Experience with Project Management software a plus.
    • Experience in grant writing, entitlement process, public sector funding, public speaking and non-profit organizations. Excellent communication, team building spirit, interpersonal skills, and conflict resolution skills necessary.
    • Ability to organize, work independently, delegate, negotiate, and problem solve.
    • Must have a commitment to the mission of the organization and a passion for providing affordable homes and support services to the area’s most vulnerable populations.
    • Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
    In the course of performing the job, this position typically spends time sitting, standing, climbing stairs, walking, driving, carrying (20lbs), and lifting (20lbs). Operating a computer keyboard, firm strong grasping, and repetitive hand control. Makes and received telephone calls. Use of general office equipment: copier, fax machine and scanner. Subjected to outside environmental conditions.


    • 403(b) with employer match
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Disability Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Paid Time Off

    To Apply

    Please submit notice of interest for this position including cover letter and resume to: 

    RUPCO, Inc
    289 Fair Street
    Kingston, NY 12401
    Attention: Maru Gonzalez, Executive Coordinator to the CEO

    or by email to:

    ~ We are an equal opportunity employer ~