THE COMPANY 

 

Founded in 2002, Harvest Properties is a leading full service commercial real estate investment firm specializing in acquiring, entitling, developing, managing and financing commercial property, primarily through joint-venture investments in Northern California. Harvest Properties strives to generate attractive returns for its financial partners and provide creative real estate solutions and outstanding service. Harvest Properties’ portfolio comprises approximately ten million square feet of office, industrial, R&D, and retail properties in the San Francisco Bay Area.


More recently, the firm has been focused on building out its entitlement and development arm of the business and now has over ten projects underway, representing over 600 units of residential and nearly 2.75 million square feet of office. The company is actively seeking additional investments and looking to hire an Entitlement and Development Associate to join the growing team.

THE POSITION - OVERVIEW


The Entitlement and Development Associate will report to the project leads and be responsible for supporting the entitlement efforts for the company’s office, residential and mixed-use projects. Depending upon the background and experience of the candidate, they will also play a broader role within the acquisition and development processes.


The focus of this position will be on all aspects of entitlements including site/zoning diligence, offsite improvements, infrastructure upgrades, architectural design, site engineering, community outreach, CEQA/City approvals and transition into development.
The individual will be responsible for supporting the team’s entitlement efforts across the portfolio, with a mind towards maximizing returns while mitigating budget impacts, and should have a good understanding of the entire process..

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

Project Inception:

  • Works with project team to determine and execute a thoughtful entitlement and development strategy for the project with a mind towards maximizing value, while still ensuring a successful entitlement effort.

  • Responsible for negotiating/managing consultant contracts, project schedule, the entitlement budget and monthly reporting/draws and provides input on the development budget.

Planning Approvals/Entitlements:

  • Provides support through the entitlement process, including representation at hearings and neighborhood meetings, working closely with attorneys, planners, architects, engineers, local officials, community groups, political advisors, and other consultants.

  • Coordinates with local officials and various stakeholder groups, including neighborhood councils, to assist in managing community outreach programs to build support for the development proposal.

  • Provides support in the creation and development of all entitlement documentation and materials required for project approvals.

  • Assists with identifying/solving issues during the entitlement process while mitigating budget impacts. Strong understanding of land-use policy and the entitlement/development process including CEQA.

Other:

  • Proactively communicates with the project team and capital partner

  • Depending on experience, takes on asset management responsibilities (leasing, etc.)

  • Actively participates in local and regional industry groups and community organizations

  • Keeps the group informed of General Plan and Precise Plan updates that may be of interest, as well as local ordinances and propositions that could impact the company portfolio or acquisition strategy.

 

Candidate Qualifications/Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of real estate entitlement/development experience with meaningful experience in all aspects of the entitlement and community outreach process.

  • Has helped develop and execute community outreach programs and acted as community liaison to build awareness and support for proposed development projects.

  • Preference for entitlement/development experience in at least some of the jurisdictions in which Harvest is developing.

  • Long-term dedication to the Bay Area and entrenching oneself in local communities & organizations.

  • Ideally brings broader development experience than entitlements – acquisitions/financial expertise or development/construction expertise strongly preferred.

Personal Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to work independently, prioritize, and multi-task.

  • Extremely detail-oriented

  • Able to work with time sensitive, detail-oriented material and meet multiple deadlines. Has experience managing multiple tasks successfully through constantly changing priorities.

  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial environment with little structure. Works independently, as well as collaboratively and is extremely proactive about pushing the project forward with limited assistance.

  • Highly motivated / proactive with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with the real estate community and grow within an entrepreneurial and thriving investment organization.

  • Has the interpersonal skills and presence to interact effectively with all constituencies. A high energy team player with “can do” attitude.

  • Friendly and approachable demeanor that works well under high stress situations.

  • Must have strong quantitative abilities.

  • Possesses excellent writing skills.

  • Excellent computer skills; must be literate in Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.

For more information on this opportunity, please contact Tyler Issadore:

 tissadore@harvestproperties.com

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