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Real Estate Development and Special Projects Manager

Apply now Job no: 505796
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Classification: Administrator II
Anticipated Hiring Salary: Commensurate with experience

Open until filled. Application Review as Received.


Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision StatementCalifornia State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives through a focus on student success and engagement through project-based learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students.  The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB’s sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university’s faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff.


Under the general direction of the Director of Campus Planning and Development, incumbent responsible for the leadership, administration, management, and supervisory oversight associated with the planning and development of real property and is assigned special projects and initiatives important to the overall success of the Facilities department. To lead and oversee real estate development efforts using public-private partnerships and financing structures and also leads those efforts associated with the acquisition and disposition of real property. Additionally, the incumbent leads assigned cross-department change management, process and quality improvement initiatives designed to enhance work efficiency within Facilities department as well as improve overall service to the campus. Also participates with other senior managers to develop, establish, and implement department strategic and operational plans and initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Defines strategies for real estate development opportunities that ensures achievement of the campus financial and programmatic objectives. Develops plans for acquisitions and divestitures based upon resource management, long range planning, and user needs and financial analyses.
  2. Provides market evaluation and develops financing and transactional structure strategies as well as recommends delivery methods for real estate development projects. Develops and presents the required complex financial analysis, financial modeling, feasibility studies and budget development associated with real estate development projects.
  3. Prepares of requests for qualifications and proposals for development partnerships. Develops and leads the review and selection process to retain such partners. Leads negotiation efforts in alignment with leadership at the department, campus and CSU system wide level.
  4. Works collaboratively in cross-functional, diverse teams in the pursuit and implementation of public private partnership projects often serving as the primary campus representative with respect to project development, oversight, implementation, and operational management.
  5. May lead assigned special projects and initiatives which typically includes addressing issues associated with communication, resource planning, utilization, and process improvement in the management of University projects.
  6. Guides efforts associated with the University’s master plan including its development and implementation.
  7. Engages in the development of energy investment and major capital plans including those associated with deferred maintenance where assigned. To include using an evidence-driven planning processes, strategies to maximize resources, and an approach ensuring timely and cost-effective implementation. To include reporting and assessment activities during the implementation period.
  8. May represent the department on assigned areas of responsibility and initiates and maintains relationships with clients across the campus to advance work efforts and support strategic initiatives and goals.
  9. For areas of assignment, ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements of local, state and federal agencies having jurisdiction or authority over operational activities, to include applicable University policies and standards.

Other Functions:

  1. Participates in university task forces and special projects as required.
  2. Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


Thorough knowledge and applied experience to lead and oversee real estate development and major capital investment projects including site assessment, programming, acquisitions, transaction structure, alternative delivery methods, financing, design, construction, and operations. Thorough knowledge and demonstrated experience in commercial real estate practices, negotiations, and contract development. Strong knowledge and understanding of commercial property management, real estate law, and contract interpretation. Advanced knowledge in the preparation of RFQ/RFP’s for the purpose of attracting and selecting partners for the development, rehabilitation and/or management of real estate development projects. Strong knowledge of project planning and management principles including skills which result in successful project performance related to business case analysis, scope identification, budget and schedule performance.

Thorough knowledge required to plan and develop major capital investment plans as related to real estate and campus development including use of alternative methods of project financing and delivery and ensuring effective use of assets. Demonstrated knowledge developing and implementing energy investment programs and related capital projects designed to ensure ongoing operational resiliency while steering toward carbon neutrality Demonstrated record of successful financial planning, budgeting, analysis, and fiscal management related to real estate development and major capital projects. To include high level analytical, mathematical and decision-making skills in order to analyze and interpret financial and legal contractual terms. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of public contracting requirement and skills required to develop and analyze proposals and negotiate favorable business terms.

Ability to lead by example, modeling a caring, collaborative and open culture and environment which values the individual, teams and teamwork, ethical conduct, exemplary customer service and quality results.


Bachelor's degree in real estate, urban planning, engineering, business, finance or a related field OR which may be obtained through equivalent. Experience such as might be attained through ten years of experience in real estate development, of which a minimum of five years is associated with progressively responsible senior level experience.

Five to seven years of project management experience to include five years of senior leadership experience within a complex organization.


Certification in Commercial Real Estate Development or a Master’s Degree in Real Estate, Construction Management or Engineering. Five years of experience with planning, development, and management of a university or large commercial organization’s real estate assets and development projects.


  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083  as a condition of employment.
  • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property; authority to commit financial resources of the university through contracts greater than $10,000; and control over campus business processes, either through functional roles or system security access.
  • This position is a designated position in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file a Statement of Economic Interest subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.
  • May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks.  Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.  May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations. 

There are components of this job which are deemed essential on campus.  This position will primarily work on the main campus, with occasional work from home. This position requires working on campus with students.  The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be required and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance.  Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to campus.  All community members who work or attend class on campus should expect to participate in a random or periodic testing system.  CSUMB will communicate more information about vaccination requirements and testing protocols when the details become available.


CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, dental and vision plans; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14-paid holidays a year. For more information, visit CSU System Benefits. Additionally, University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Employee Housing for more information.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at

Employees are required to comply with COVID-19 requirements. For the CSUMB’s most current masking and vaccination requirements please visit:

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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