manage budgets, accounting, and payment procedures for contractors, and other vendors, for projects under-construction;
coordinate on-going project tasks with vendors, site managers, and contractors;
compile various financing, due-diligence, compliance, and supportive documentation related to under-development projects;
prepare and implement schedules and processes relevant to project lease-up and marketing;
work closely with UPD’s affiliated property management company on various management tasks related to operational projects and projects under-construction;
draft and implement various company marketing procedures and content, such as press releases, company newsletters, and other similar content;
work closely with various financing partners, including various state and local administrative agencies, to ensure project compliance and benchmark goals are being adhered to; and
tend to various office administrative tasks as may be needed.
Candidates for this position should possess relevant experience and knowledge in real estate financing and development. Accounting experience is a plus. A Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years’ experience is required. Candidates for this position should have the ability to work well on teams, remain organized, be detail-oriented and meet deadlines.
More importantly than specific knowledge of these various tasks is the intellect and entrepreneurial spirit needed to juggle multiple projects and tasks while considering the “big picture”. Our firm understands the insularity of the industry and will work to teach through assignments. Our professional environment ensures an open-door policy and encourages questions and collaboration.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation and benefits will be commensurate with experience. UP Development, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
UP Development, LLC is a mission-driven affordable housing development company based in Chicago and currently working across the Midwest. Our portfolio includes a wide range of project types, different target population groups, and varying communities. UPD is the newest venture of Cullen Davis, a leading developer of affordable housing whose passion to enhance housing opportunities for all led him... to build a team with over 30 years of combined experience. Together, our expertise extends beyond development to include community organizing, social services, engineering, property operations, asset management, and tax credit compliance.
Our vision is to enhance and revitalize affordable housing in the Midwest.
We understand the complexity of affordable housing. Intelligent development begins with real community need. Working with community leaders and local organizations, UPD develops projects that blend seamlessly into the existing fabric of a neighborhood. Whether a community needs a solution to homelessness or a stable dignified apartment complex for the disabled, UPD is flexible and has the experience and capacity to meet local need.
UPD’s expertise allows the company to address the need for affordable housing while creating quality living environments. We believe in leaving a legacy of environmental sustainability in each project we work on. Going Green can be mere buzzwords nowadays, but UPD has a proven record of utilizing eco-friendly, LEED-certified building practices.
Bettering the lives of our residents is the root of our company’s mission and daily work. We proudly partner with our sister management company to implement the Blended Housing Management Program. By creating close partnerships with onsite management teams and service providers we are able to make impact on human lives while ensuring the physical assets remain in top condition for many years.
UPD feels strongly that utilizing blended housing concepts furthers our mission of caring for both the physical and human asset in affordable housing. We know that it is vital to pay special attention to a community’s need for supportive services and/or comprehensive property management. We are proud of the structures we build and just as we seek to be proud of our buildings far into the future, we also take pride in our residents’ futures.
The UPD team has consistently been successful in the annual highly competitive funding rounds for limited financial resources, having been awarded a range of financing for projects in rural and suburban Illinois & Indiana, including: 9% and 4% Tax Credits, HOME, Trust Fund, 1602/TCAP Funding, HUD Insured Mortgages, Project Based Section 8, Shelter + Care/ HEARTH Contracts, DMH BRIDGE Subsidies.