Job Details

Title: Development Manager
Location: Toronto, ON
Job Type: Full time
Wage Type: Salary
Wage Amount: $TBD

Job Description

Summary: The Development Manager will be responsible for the planning process and ensuring all projects in the development pipeline successfully progress until all construction permits are acquired. The Development Manager will also be involved in the due diligence for potential projects and assisting in creating development concepts.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and submit Development Applications to obtain all approvals necessary to construct a project, including but not limited to zoning/official plan amendments, site plan applications and construction permits for the Property/Project
  • Retain and oversee consultants to achieve planning and government approvals for the development of the Project
  • Formulate, present, and finalize for Owner approval:
  • Development concepts for the Property
  • Schedule for development of the Property in coordination with Construction Management
  • Budgets related to the Property in coordination with Construction Management
  • Submit status reports (upon specific request in writing) to the owners; describing any significant prior events relating to the development of the Property
  • Maintain on behalf of the owners, all records, documents and materials which relate to the development of the Property
  • Prepare all municipal reports, studies and financial requirements as may be necessary in connection with the Servicing and Construction Plan
  • Acquire all the required licenses, permits and certificates for the construction of the Project in coordination with Construction Management
  • Liaise with the municipal staff, community and consultants retained by the owners in connection with the development of the Property, including the provision of information, attending site meetings and other similar reasonable activities
  • Prepare/coordinate minutes from every meeting
  • Coordinate with other internal departments to ensure smoothness and timely completion of projects
  • Be an active hands-on team member and coach other department staff
  • Assist in feasibility analysis for new projects and in determining highest and best use for Property
  • Process applications for bonding, insurance and excess deposit insurance, and assist with project financing requirements
  • Provide feedback on and ensure compliance is adhered to on the various development agreements entered into by the Company
  • Determine and manage roles/responsibilities within development agreements
  • Track and retrieve all deposits and fees as part of the development process
  • Maintain up to date knowledge with municipal process changes and incentive programs as it relates to the industry


  • Degree in Urban Planning, Real Estate, and/or Business Development preferred
  • Minimum 10 years' experience within real estate development, including multi-residential development, project management, planning or architecture
  • An effective communicator with demonstrated written and verbal skills (i.e. report writing, presentations and meeting facilitation)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Goal and results-oriented with solid problem-solving skills
  • Proficient with computer software with a solid working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while working under pressure
  • Ability to understand and assist in the planning of tasks for new projects
  • Ability to organize and analyze data for current and future projects
  • Proven ability to collaborate and build strong working relationships with other departments and with people at various levels of the organization
  • Comfortable working independently and in a team environment
  • Valid class G Drivers License is a requirement

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