Position: SVP Development & Planning

Office location: Boston

MassDevelopment is seeking a Senior Vice President for Development and Planning, based in the Agency’s Boston office and reporting directly to the Executive Vice President for Real Estate.

Pursuant to its mission to create jobs, promote economic development, and eliminate blight, MassDevelopment undertakes a wide range of real estate development/redevelopment activities either as the owner/developer or as the provider of support services to communities such as feasibility analysis, master planning, permitting/approvals, market analysis, and remediation/demolition management. In addition to large scale projects such as the redevelopment of Devens and several former state mental health campuses, the department manages the Community Technical Assistance Program, the Commonwealth Places Program, the Site Readiness Program, and ULI Technical Assistance Panels.

Under the direction of the EVP Real Estate, the SVP manages the Development and Planning department and supervises the implementation of planning services and real estate development projects from initial conception through completion. The SVP leads, oversees and directs project managers and other staff who implement the technical services programs and development projects, and monitors the projects’ progress, quality, and alignment to budget.

The SVP also leads the administration of the Development and Planning department including its budget, staff oversight, reporting and data collection, procurement and contracting; conducts strategic planning and evaluation process for new projects; structures and negotiates transactions; and works jointly with other Real Estate Division SVPs and Agency Departments to ensure coordination of resources, communication of department priorities and initiatives, and consistency with Agency goals and objectives.

Required Experience:

  • The position requires a bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree with a concentration in real estate, business, law, engineering, planning, finance, or economics.
  • Equivalent training and experience can be substituted for formal education. Strong knowledge of all aspects of real estate development is required.
  • Knowledge of public/private development and economic development initiatives is preferred.
  • Minimum of eight to 10 year’s professional experience in real estate transactions, project management, and/or construction management, in addition to a minimum of five years of direct supervisory experience is required.
  • Demonstrated experience managing interdisciplinary staff is required and the ability to manage project teams is essential.
  • Experience with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook are required.
  • Must be detail oriented and possess strong personnel and project management skills, as well as written and oral communication skills.

Please forward cover letter and resume to MassDevelopment, Attn: Human Resources, 99 High Street, 11th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 or email to jobs@massdevelopment.com. This posting can close without notice.

Equal Opportunity Employer