Interested and qualified candidates, please submit your resume to:

Lauren Hodgetts, Director – – 212.584.7880

Kate Mecke, Associate Director – 212.584.7880

Category:Development Construction 

Senior Project Manager

Paramus, NJ


General Purpose of Job/Summary:

Our client’s retail portfolio comprises 16.7 million square feet in 90 properties and it manages over 5 million square feet for others. The firm’s core assets are concentrated in the Washington, DC to Boston corridor and it has a presence in Puerto Rico and California.  Properties include enclosed regional malls, power centers, neighborhood centers and single-tenant buildings.  The company has multiple development and re-development projects underway at all times.  It also acquires and sells properties.

The successful candidate will possess a solid track record working on large scale retail projects with demonstrated success at building multi-disciplinary relationships with architecture, engineering, construction, program designers, building officials and consultants to implement successful real estate development projects that are delivered on budget and on schedule.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Thoroughly review design documents to ensure scope of work meets all project requirements (including Tenant delivery requirements); work with Architect of Record and contractors to optimize design and value engineer projects
  • Oversee the bid process, clarify all contractor bids to verify scope of work is complete, negotiate and award construction contract
  • Administer construction contract, including project schedule and budget management
  • Manage entitlement/permitting process
  • Coordinate delivery conditions and dates with Tenants
  • Perform punch list inspections, and oversee project closeout process
  • Manage a team consisting of multiple outside contractors/consultants, and coordinate with internal departments (leasing, operations, etc.)

Job Qualifications:

  • Rapidly absorb and understand new information
  • Analyze and organize information, discern key elements and identify relationships between them
  • Use logic and common sense in decision-making, moving quickly or deliberately as appropriate
  • Quickly grasp abstract, conceptual matters
  • Show imagination in developing new, creative approaches to problems or in modifying existing approaches
  • Create sensible, realistic and practical solutions
  • Be intellectually honest, “play fair: and “do the right thing”
  • Overcome obstacles with available resources and “do it now”
  • Efficiently and productively plan, organize, budget, schedule and execute assigned tasks; manage multiple assignments and priorities; always have contingency plans; adapt quickly to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and independent, detailed oriented, strong work ethic, high integrity and ethical standards
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Perform under heavy time and workload pressure
  • Exercise independent judgment and discretion
  • Be personable, likable, a listener and a team player
  • Be open to and willing to accept input and direction
  • Ability to administer contracts and manage projects ranging from Tenant fit-out jobs to multi-million dollar development/redevelopment projects
  • Thorough knowledge of building systems and design


  • Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or related field
  • Ten (10) to fifteen (15) years experience working as a construction manager/owner’s representative on retail construction projects