DLC Management Corporation, one of the nation’s preeminent private retail real estate companies, is seeking a Director of Preconstruction to join our Corporate office located in Tarrytown, NY. Reporting directly to the SVP of Construction, this position will lead DLC’s preconstruction efforts and provide support to Leasing, Project Management, Project Administration & Project Coordination. The Director of Preconstruction will be required to carry out responsibilities in accordance with established practices and as outlined below.
Support all leasing deals from LOI, to estimate, to lease, through rent commencement
Support all acquisition deals from due diligence, to closing, through lease up
Generate due diligence reports and existing conditions surveys
Provide LOD drawings in partnership with consultants
Provide schematic and design development support with and without consultant involvement
Manage and provide precedent analysis data and feedback
Provide ‘Good Working Order’ estimates
Provide conceptual estimates based on precedent analysis, cost per sq. ft, historical cost data and contractor feedback
Provide scope reduction Analysis / Cost Savings / Value Engineering
Provide schedules for construction, development/milestones and phasing
Provide feasibility site logistics studies
Manage CRM and MRI budget approval process in partnership with Project Coordination & Administration
Participate in preparing bids and bid leveling and review packages once submitted
Participate and collaborate in negotiation process for contracts for architects, GC’s and engineers
Participate in negotiation process for change order requests
Track Job Cost in MRI to compare estimates vs actuals for each project
Manage all preconstruction matters and act as liaison for Leasing Property Management and Acquisitions
Establish and maintain relationships with existing and new tenants, as well as architects, engineers and contractors
Manage and review tenant improvement package submissions
Proactively participate in Vendor sourcing and prequalification process
Manage historical cost database, change order database and CM fees
Desired Skills and Expertise:
Bachelors or Master’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering or Architecture
10 years of construction estimating experience required
Positive, can-do attitude, optimistic
Consummate team player
Confident and assertive, yet humble and respectful, i.e. able to act with persuasion and respect and humility simultaneously
Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task
Strong communication, problem avoidance and problem solving skills
Long term thinker who is able to quickly grasp the big picture needs
Self-sufficient with a strong sense of urgency and able to prioritize
Advanced to expert Excel & Estimating software skills, intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office, MS Project, Adobe Acrobat Pro, etc.
About DLC Management Corporation
Formed in 1991, DLC is one of the nation’s preeminent owners, operators and managers of shopping centers. Our portfolio includes millions of square feet of attractive retail space and continues to expand as we complete additional acquisitions. As a privately held company, DLC takes a long-term approach to managing shopping centers and seeks to create and deliver extraordinary value by fostering strategic relationships with our tenants, communities, partners and investors.
DLC focuses on grocery-anchored neighborhood and community shopping centers that generate strong, repeat consumer traffic. Our centers are concentrated in the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Our goal is to provide every tenant with the “right” location – whether it’s a 500 square foot inline space, a high-traffic pad site or a 100,000 square foot anchor box.
With over 185 years of senior management experience, DLC knows what it takes to operate shopping centers successfully through up-and-down cycles in the real estate, credit and retail markets. We maintain expert in-house capabilities to support all critical real estate, financial, legal and reporting services, guided by a hands-on, proactive management style.