Senior Project Manager - LIHTC

$100,000 - $120,000 yearly
  • The Paulsen Group
  • Los Angeles, Norwalk, or Midway City, CA, USA
  • Jun 27, 2022
Full time LIHTC Developer Nonprofit

Job Description

The Senior Project Manager will have primary responsibility for the full range of development activities for selected housing and community development projects, including but not limited to managing new projects as well as the refinance and rehabilitation of the existing portfolio. 


  • Manage all phases of development including: site acquisition, initial financial feasibility analysis, overseeing design development, securing all necessary financing, procuring and contracting with all third party consultants, overseeing construction, lease-up and permanent conversion
  • Manage all aspects of financing developments; identify funding sources and complete loan/funding applications (TCAC, CDLAC, LACDA, AHP, HCIDLA, and Orange County); secure predevelopment, construction and permanent financing
  • Coordinate with property management and supportive services departments during predevelopment and construction to obtain their input
  • Manage the construction process; select and negotiate contracts with contractors; monitor construction team


The position requires a team player with sound organizational and time management skills that interacts positively with all team members to meet the company’s objectives.

Knowledge and Skills

  1. Knowledge of key aspects of real estate development and finance, land use and entitlement, property due diligence and acquisition, and site planning and design. Experience with all phases of the development process, preferably with at least two projects taken from concept through completion
  2. Familiarity with structuring and negotiating real estate development transactions and affordable housing finance including public subsidies, Low Income Housing Tax Credits and tax-exempt bonds; ability to creatively combine financing tools to leverage housing funds.
  3. Experience with supportive housing development strongly preferred
  4. Knowledge of and experience with loan packaging, public and private affordable housing resources, and subsidy programs
  5. Ability to initiate and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with team members, local government agencies, consultants, lenders/investors, and community stakeholders
  6. Ability to effectively engage community representatives, including persons with diverse economic and educational backgrounds, in the real estate and community development process
  7. Maintain and execute confidential information according to HIPAA standards
  8. Local travel is a regular duty for this position
  9. Must have and maintain a valid California Driver’s License and insurance
  10. Use of a personal vehicle to travel between worksites and other locations will be required

Education and Experience

  1. Direct experience working in affordable housing development on LIHTC projects
  2. MA preferred, but minimally a BS or BA degree in related fields
  3. Preferred 4-6 years of experience in affordable housing development, and a plus if also have experience with construction and/or architecture
  4. Detail oriented with ability to work well in a collaborative team environment
  5. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize responsibilities in order to consistently meet deadlines
  6. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook