WHRF Mission & Vision
Mission: The Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation (WHRF) is a
non-profit community development corporation working to enhance the quality of
life in Walnut Hills.
Vision: A Walnut Hills that is
vibrant, safe, healthy and inclusive for all.
We believe a quality place should be accessible to everyone.
Description of Role
position of Director of Real Estate and Economic Development will work closely
with the WHRF’s Executive director, board of trustees, and a multitude of
community stakeholders on key projects in Walnut Hills, Evanston, and East Walnut
Hills. This position will be responsible for all of WHRF’s real estate and
economic development activities.
ideal candidate will have experience with the full spectrum of real estate
responsibilities and should be able to take a project from concept to
completion. The ideal candidate should have experience assembling complex
finance packages using multiple finance sources including government sources,
banks, CDFI, tax credits, private equity, etc. The ideal candidate will have
experience in all phases of development from acquisition, feasibility, pre-development,
construction, and permanent finance. The ideal candidate will have experience
working with all real estate development professionals as well as community
stakeholders and residents. The ideal candidate should be able to work
independently, adhere to project timelines, and manage a variety of projects
Oversees and coordinates all stages of
development including site research and acquisitions, feasibility analysis,
pre-development, design, project financing, and construction
Researches and secures funding to support
feasibility, site acquisition, pre-development, construction, and financing
phase of development
Conducts feasibility studies and develops
pro-forma financial projections. Develops detailed financial analysis and
Identifies project scope and recruits
appropriate development partners when appropriate using Equity Toolkit and open
Helps to attract project partners by
finding ways that further the mission of the WHRF while reducing the risks
associated with specific real estate deals. This could be through leading
zoning changes, securing grant funding sources, master leasing ground floor
commercial spaces, or other creative ways to partner.
Develops and manages relationships with
federal, state, and local funders, government agencies, community and
neighborhood groups, development partners, and industry professionals.
Represent the WHRF before government
agencies, planning and zoning commissions, city council, and other community
meetings to garner critical support and governmental approvals for potential
Oversees and monitors project schedules
and budgets from acquisition through permanent financing
Prepares all project payment applications
to government and commercial lenders in coordination with Chief Financial
Officer or other accounting staff.
Researches new project opportunity in
keeping with the WHRF mission
Partner with Walnut Hills Business Group,
Walnut Hills Area Council to implement, the City of Cincinnati, and other
stakeholders to implement the Walnut Hills Reinvestment Plan.
Work with Executive Director to ensure
that all Real Estate and Economic Development activities are coordinated with
the Community Engagement and Placemaking team in order to best implement
project vision and goals.
Supervise development team staff and
provide direction and staff development to team.
Other duties as assigned by Executive
Minimum of Five Years of real estate
project management experience, specifically in development finance, real estate
development, real estate finance, or community development required.
Extensive experience working as a team
player with a variety of partners, organizations, and stakeholders.
Experience working with public-private
real estate projects is preferred.
Proficient knowledge of MS Word, Mastery
of MS Excel, experience working in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and GIS
Excellent written and oral communication
skills and demonstrated public presentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to build
relationships and work effectively with people of diverse social, faith,
economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
Has demonstrated leadership involving
program and organizational oversight, neighborhood redevelopment, and community
Must be a self-started and have the
ability to work independently and efficiently
Exhibit a broad understanding of urban
real estate development and the urban retail market.
Solid time management skills; ability to
handle multiple projects, meet deadlines, and function independently and
efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
Experienced in problem solving with the
ability to recognize issues and deal with them directly.
When needed, must be able to work evening
and weekends plus holidays to successfully manage projects and community
Ability to visit construction sites/hard
hat areas, including walking and maneuvering on uncompleted floor surfaces,
among construction materials and debris, and climbing stairs and ladders.
and or bachelor's degree in relevant field. Extensive experience and training
may substitute for education requirements.
Please email cover letter/resume to email@example.com and include
your email address and phone number.