Development Manager

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Our people at JLL are shaping the future of real estate for a better world by combining world class services, advisory and technology to our clients. We are committed to hiring the best, most talented people in our industry; and we support them through professional growth, flexibility, and personalized benefits to manage life in and outside of work.  Whether you’ve got deep experience in commercial real estate, skilled trades, and technology, or you’re looking to apply your relevant experience to a new industry, we empower you to shape a brighter way forward so you can thrive professionally and personally.

Job Description

Education & Experience:

This role requires technical skills common to civil engineers, landscape architects, and site contractors. The role requires resolving conflicts with proposed site improvements and existing real estate constraints for the purpose of significantly improving site operations. Ideal candidates have experience using technical skills to propose, develop, and construct creative solutions by “thinking outside the box”, negotiating “win-win” solutions, and converting a “no” answer into a “yes, with conditions.”

Core Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to define the scope of work
  • Establish preliminary budget for defined scope of work
  • Partner with regional team to review, recommend, approve, and prioritize projects
  • Communicate approved design intent and project updates to operator & internal stakeholders
  • Select, engage, and direct external design partners during due diligence, design, & permitting
  • Review due diligence surveys, reports, and recommendations and adapt design accordingly
  • Establish communication cadence with operator/stakeholders to maintain trust and transparency
  • Partner with legal and real estate team to order, review, and interpret real estate documents
  • Partner with property management to identify and navigate existing landlord or 3rd party issues
  • Lead efforts to secure landlord, 3rd party, and jurisdictional approvals
  • Represent CFA, Inc. at public hearings or municipal meetings as determined by the project team
  • Calibrate project budget at key design milestones; update and reallocate regional budget
  • Collaborate with design partners and construction manager to identify cost saving solutions (VE)
  • Participate in regular design development meetings/calls with project consultant team
  • Identify, qualify, and onboard regional design partners and influence selection of site contractors

Key Proficiencies:

  • Communicate to project stakeholders the “why” that is the reason for the project
  • Analyze surrounding context for feasibility of on-site and off-site solutions
  • Resolve conflicts with vehicular and pedestrian circulation
  • Resolve conflicts with utilities and proposed site improvements
  • Resolve inefficiencies with existing site improvements and site operations
  • Resolve proposed non-conformities with zoning codes and development standards
  • Interpret technical plans, specifications, and construction details
  • Prioritize program elements in response to real estate, budget, and schedule limitations
  • Steward project resources (including real estate) to achieve a high return on investment


  • Build consensus with jurisdictions and project stakeholders

Estimated compensation for this position is:

110,000.00 – 120,000.00 USD

The pay range listed is a total compensation range including bonus, if applicable. The provided range is an estimate and not guaranteed. An employment offer is based on applicant’s education, experience, skills, abilities, geographic location, internal equity and alignment with market data.


Hybrid –Denver, CO, Las Vegas, NV, Los Angeles, CA, Olympia, WA, Phoenix, AZ, Salem, OR, Salt Lake City, UT, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA

If this job description resonates with you, we encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet all the requirements.  We’re interested in getting to know you and what you bring to the table!

Personalized benefits that support personal well-being and growth:

JLL recognizes the impact that the workplace can have on your wellness, so we offer a supportive culture and comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes mental, physical and emotional health. Some of these benefits may include:

  • 401(k) plan with matching company contributions

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental & Vision Care

  • Paid parental leave at 100% of salary 

  • Paid Time Off and Company Holidays

  • Flexible and Remote Work Arrangements may be available

About JLL

For over 200 years, JLL (NYSE: JLL), a leading global commercial real estate and investment management company, has helped clients buy, build, occupy, manage and invest in a variety of commercial, industrial, hotel, residential and retail properties. A Fortune 500® company with annual revenue of $20.9 billion and operations in over 80 countries around the world, our more than 103,000 employees bring the power of a global platform combined with local expertise. Driven by our purpose to shape the future of real estate for a better world, we help our clients, people and communities SEE A BRIGHTER WAY. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

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