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Real Estate Development Manager

Berger Communities
Wayne, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Jun 30, 2023

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Planning & Development
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Project Manager
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Real Estate Development Manager

Berger Development is growing its development team. Berger Development focuses on developing and constructing multifamily buildings to add to the Berger Communities portfolio. Projects are located within 90 minutes of Berger’s home office in Wayne, PA. This is an excellent opportunity for an engineer, architect, or construction professional to switch to the owner side of the development process.  This role will have varied responsibilities throughout the entire development process from land acquisition, entitlements, project design, and construction. We expect the ideal candidate to bring their area of expertise to the team and be willing to learn all aspects of the process.

Location: Wayne, PA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: 5-8 years of experience in construction, architecture, engineering, or development field. Extensive experience with multifamily projects is required. Bachelor’s Degree

College Degree preferable in Architecture, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Interior Design.

Benefits available on the 1st of the month, following only 30 days of employment:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care
  • Short-Term Disability Income Insurance – at no cost!
  • Long-Term Disability Income Insurance – at no cost! 
  • Life Insurance – at no cost! *Additional buy-up option available
  • 401K plan with employer match

Added benefits: 

  • Tuition assistance program
  • $1,000 employee referral rewards
  • 15 PTO days per year
  • 1 volunteer time off day per year
  • Paid holidays and 2 floating holidays
  • Sign on bonus, On-call bonus
  • 20% rent discount at any Berger community – eligible on your first day of employment

Role & Responsibilities

  • Evaluate development opportunities.  Create reports related to zoning, site planning, and overall project budget and timeline.
  • Manage due diligence process. Obtain third party reports related to environmental, geotech, and utilities.
  • Oversee concept design and evaluate sites for different development options and building types.
  • Assist in securing all required entitlements and approvals needed.
  • Oversee design team and ensure deadlines are met and design meets owners’ requirements for the development.
  • Review civil, engineering, architectural and design plans to drive quality and cost effectiveness.
  • Contract and coordinate all consultants needed during the design/documentation phase.
  • Coordinate interior finish selections and track related submittals throughout construction.
  • Assist with general contractor selection process including writing RFP and evaluating bids.
  • Manage value engineering process including evaluating opportunities and coordinating implementation.
  • Manage design team throughout construction process and ensure all information is provided in a timely manner.
  • Monitor construction process including regular site visits.
  • Review RFIs and Submittals to ensure information meets owners’ requirements for the development.
  • Evaluate and negotiate any cost events with the construction provider.
  • Track project costs including subcontract buyout and change events.
  • Assist in project close out, including punch list process and municipality approval of escrowed sitework.
  • Knowledge of Fair Housing laws
  • Passion for continuous learning

Who We Are

Berger Communities embraces a strong organizational culture that drives a quality living environment for our residents, and a desirable place of employment for our team members. Our dedication to service, caring and results consistently positions us as the top place to work in multifamily across the nation. BC is a proud equal opportunity employer.

  • Rated three years in a row as one of the top ten places to work in multi-family in the nation by the Best Companies Group.
  • Ranked #1 in the nation for Customer Service by SatisFacts and



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