Sr. Development Manager

Philadelphia, PA
Full Time
Real Estate

Title: Sr. Development Manager, Industrial
Location: Philadelphia, PA (Hybrid)

Acquired Philadelphia is a full service talent acquisition consultancy partnering with businesses locally and nationally to acquire and retain the right talent. We are on a mission to disrupt the outdated and overpriced Recruiting and Staffing industry.

The Senior Development Manager will be responsible for day-to-day management of the real estate development process while overseeing the entitlements/approvals, environmental due diligence/cleanup efforts, design, and construction of new build-to-suit, spec, and capital improvement projects for key industrial tenants. This role reports to SVP of Development but will also collaboratively work with the collective Development, Acquisitions and Legal Teams.

This role will play a key role in the execution of environmental, development, and construction projects with a focus on its rapidly growing industrial portfolio bridging work roles and responsibilities between Acquisitions and Asset Management.


  • Oversee various site due diligence items leading up to land acquisition.
  • Build a robust national network of design and construction professionals.
  • Ensure timely obtainment of any and all required project permitting and approvals.
  • Review Drawings, Specs, and other Project Documents – Familiarization of all project documents will be key.
  • Source, vet, and efficiently manage CM/GC as well as various trades/subcontractors when necessary performing improvements via negotiated award and competitive bidding as appropriate.
  • Assist in material procurement strategies mitigating exposure to commodity volatility, availability, and risk.
  • Responsibly manage design teams in producing key project deliverables.
  • Develop project budgets in coordination with Acquisition Team using historical cost indexing and experience to support underwriting and business objectives.
  • Maximize efficiencies and efficacy within the Project Team while interfacing with key team members (architect, contractor/subcontractors, subconsultants, vendors, etc.).
  • Perform project cost control/management tracking all committed, pending, and anticipated. cost events while maintaining project budget as well as budget development.
  • Ensure excellence in delivered product by ensuring conformance to project documents, Owner standards, and branding.


  • 7+ years in real estate development and construction/project management
  • Industrial experience required 
  • Computer/software skills: Procore, Bluebeam, Microsoft Office Suite: including Word,
  • Excel and Outlook 
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • BA/BS in construction management, engineering, or similar required
  • Detail Oriented, analytical and computer literate
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced work environment
  • Entrepreneurial

Please note that this job description is confidential, and we cannot disclose the name of our client until we complete a candidate phone screen. Acquired Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer.


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