LIHTC Developer

Application Closing Date: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Summit Housing Group
283 W Front St Suite 1
Missoula, MT 59802

Title: LIHTC Developer (Summit Housing Group)

Status: Full Time, Salaried (OT Exempt)

Reports to: VP of Summit Management Group

Location: Missoula MT, or remote (Salt Lake City, Denver, Mountain West)

The Housing Developer performs professional work in the development of housing projects to further the Summit Management Group (SMG) mission to provide affordable housing to those with low incomes including families, seniors, and people with disabilities. The Housing Developer takes the lead role in managing the development process, e.g. identifying sites, evaluating project feasibility, securing financing, supervising construction, and transitioning new construction / rehab projects to completion. These tasks require a personality willing to assume a leadership role and comfortable giving direction to a large and varied team of partners. The Housing Developer will report directly to Nathan Lopuch, VP of Summit Management Group.
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated background working with affordable housing financing resources, especially Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and HUD financing tools, and significant experience (1) leading development teams through the LIHTC closing process and (2) writing and submitting applications for competitive funding sources. The ideal candidate will also have an understanding of building systems and construction management practices. Preference will be given to those applicants that can demonstrate both affordable housing finance and construction management experience.

SMG offers professional salaries, a full range of benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401k match), a great work environment and an opportunity to work with a group of committed and passionate employees, working remotely.

1. Define project concepts to meet housing needs and carry out the SMG mission.
2. Locate, analyze sites and obtain site control.
3. Assess feasibility of project development and operation.
4. Conduct research on housing needs and market conditions for specific projects.
5. Obtain financing for projects including grants, loans, tax credits and other subsidies. Prepare funding applications, negotiate financing agreements and lead real estate closings.
6. Assemble and manage development teams (architects, contractors, attorneys, construction managers and other consultants).
7. Obtain bids for professional services, enter into contracts and supervise performance of project partners such as, general contractors, architects, surveyors, geotech, soils engineers, etc.
8. Work with social service providers and other community resources to develop appropriate support services agreements for each housing project.
9. Manage community input and land use review processes.
10. Oversee the construction management process including preparation of requisitions and draw requests, collaborating with Finance department and accounting firms regarding cost certifications, and leading project closeout.
11. Produce reports required by funders and investors.
12. Coordinate transition of completed projects to the Asset Management team.
13. Establish and maintain records of all activities.
14. Other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor's degree in Business, Community Development, Real Estate or related field.
• Four years of professional experience in community development, affordable housing development or related field.
• Knowledge of affordable housing financing tools including LIHTC, Housing Trust Fund, CDBG, HOME, FHLB, etc. Familiarity with compliance and regulatory requirements of various sources.
• Skill in structuring viable financing packages and presenting them in standardized development and operating proformas
• Ability to prepare competitive funding applications.
• Ability to manage complex and time-critical processes, funding requirements and relationships to complete projects on time and on budget.
• Understanding of contract delivery systems and contract types.
• Ability to evaluate risk and develop risk management plans for projects.
• Ability to work in partnership with funders, investors, consultants, contractors, regulatory bodies, and SMG staff and executive management team.
• Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
• Ability to travel to remote jobsites and spend long hours on your feet.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent computer skills including advanced proficiency in Excel and on-line research.
• Valid driver's license, good driving record and own reliable transportation.

Equal Opportunity Employer. This company participates in E-Verify. Candidates must pass a pre-employment background check.

Application Information: 
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