Development Manager

The Collier Companies
Job Description
Job Details
Home Office - Gainesville, FL
Full Time
Real Estate

The Collier Companies is seeking a Development Manager!

The Development Manager is responsible for coordination and management for several large-scale multifamily development projects focusing on planning, entitlement, financial analysis and overall management of the development process from inception to stabilization. Projects include low and mid-rise construction of multi-family apartment homes. This position is expected to effectively manage multiple developments concurrently at varying stages and with short deadlines.


This role will report out of The Collier Companies Florida Home Office in Gainesville, which offers beautiful natural areas, a temperate climate and tremendous educational, cultural, and commercial opportunities. Gainesville was recently ranked as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States. 

Perks – The Good Stuff: 


  • The Collier Companies 401k match is 100% of your contribution up to 10% of your gross income.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental & vision insurance.
  • Group & supplemental life insurance policy options.
  • Career growth opportunities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Work hand-in-hand with TCC team to underwrite new development opportunities including economic and demographic data, rental comparable information, construction cost estimates, local permit and fee costs and local supply and demand statistics.
  • Coordinate with the project Development & Construction Team to perform due diligence, assist in the assessment of financial feasibility of projects.
  • Manage as required the ordering and reviewing of third-party reports to ensure they comply with ownership's requirements.
  • Prepare project proforma and detailed budgets.
  • Oversee all facets of the development process including planning, design, entitlement, construction, lease-up and stabilization of projects.
  • Assist with project positioning, branding, and product development including floor plans, specifications, and amenities.
  • Prepare monthly reports, schedules, and budget updates. Assist with the draw and funding processes and coordinate with the in-house Accounting Team.
  • Coordinate with the Property Management Team to execute an effective lease-up and management plan.
  • Ability and willingness to travel. 
  • Prepare and maintain land development budgets and cash flows.
  • Work with the field team to ensure the project development strategy is being executed.
  • Monitor the schedule to ensure timely delivery of completed development.
  • Assist with additional projects as needed. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering or Construction Management is preferred.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in land development or forward planning in the multi-family industry.
  • Demonstrated success in the multi-family industry is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete the job responsibilities with minimal outside supervision and direction.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Project management & critical thinking skills.
  • Strong organizational, planning and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to read improvement plans, formulate budgets and understand accounting principles.
  • Knowledgeable in land development principals; locating and understanding land development codes.  

Our Culture – How We’re Different: 

The Collier Companies is a fast-growing company that fosters a professional attitude and a strong team spirit. We are committed to developing our Team Members, promoting self-directed learning, honoring their achievements, and promoting from within. The Team Members who work here are outgoing, caring, and proud of what they do.


  • We know that our TEAM MEMBERS are the foundation of our success; the Team Member Wall in the Home Office lobby celebrates, recognizes and honor’s TCC’s Team Members.
  • We believe in SERVANT Leadership and being good STEWARDS to others and that we have a DUTY to all Stakeholders.
  • Our Mission Statement is “Proudly Making Your Home the Heart of our Business”; we know that your home is fundamental to your spiritual and emotional wellbeing, we consider it is both an duty and an honor that our Customers entrust with providing their homes.
  • We utilize our commitment to ”Constant & Never-ending Improvement” (CANI) and our “INITIATIVE & RESOURCEFULNESS” (I&R) to find solutions that are both EFFICIENT & EFFECTIVE (E&E) that we implement via “I INTEND TO” (IIT)
  • We give life to our dedication to ”Constant & Never-ending Improvement” (CANI) via companywide book clubs (Recent selections: Radical Candor, Thanks for the Feedback, Coach the Person, Not the Problem, Think Again, Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For, Getting to Yes)
  • We endeavor to live by the principles taught in “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey
  • We believe the ‘Best We Can Be, We Must Be’; we believe in living life with Passion & Purpose.
  • We provide STABILITY to our Team Members and to our Residents with a PERPETUAL HOLD strategy,
  • ROOTED – Our beginnings go to back to 1972, we are self-funded which provides us the INDEPENDENCE to practice the ‘Art of the Long View’ and invest for the decades.
  • GROWTH – We have undertaken the 2X challenge: to double in size within the coming decade through new development; this will put us in the Top 50 Apartment Owners in America, then we will go for the Top 25!


If leading this charge in a fast-growing company sounds appealing to you, let’s have a conversation. (Confidentially, of course.)

Background checks are an employment requirement. Upon submission of your application, you will be invited to complete our candidate Assessment. 


These are required steps in the hiring process.


The Collier Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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