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CBRE VP Development Management in SAN FRANCISCO, California

VP Development Management

San Francisco, California, United States


Investments Services

Requisition # 21011558

Post Date Apr 08, 2021

This role was opened specifically for Trammell Crow Company - We are an independently operated subsidiary of CBRE, the world’s largest real estate services firm, pls visit for more details.


Responsible for assembling responses to Request For Proposal/Request For Qualifications packages, construction underwriting, asset management system (ELITE) updates, financial modeling of construction process and coordination of due diligence activities for primarily industrial, manufacturing and R&D facilities in the Northern California region. Manages customer service through internal team coordination and collaboration and external partners, lenders, consultants, contractors, city officials, leasing teams and tenants consistent with Corporate values and culture. Sees through entitlements and approval process through local jurisdictions. Leads development management on medium to large sized projects of more than simple complexity and provides professional expertise to larger and more complex projects.


Responsible for the execution of development services on most complex projects. Generally will handle a number of projects simultaneously.

Responsible for providing key inputs on responses to Requests for Proposals and Requests for Qualifications associated with pursuit of development opportunities.

Responsible for underwriting of project costs, from a conceptual design stage including preliminary specifications and scope, estimated project costs, and preliminary development timeline through project implementation and closeout.

Verifies that all project information related to building of the project, including project size, project costs, and key dates, is accurately input in the asset management system (ELITE) and that any subsequent changes are reflected there on a timely basis.

Coordinates due diligence on prospective land or building acquisitions, including hiring third party consultants such as environmental, civil, architects, and other engineers as appropriate, negotiating terms of their engagements including defining scope of investigations, management of those consultants, interpretation of results of consultants findings for business unit pursuit team, and review and approval of cost estimates generated as part of due diligence process.

Deals effectively with major customers, resulting in retained/expanded business and the delivery of targeted, cost effective products.

Assists in new business pursuits.

Other duties may be assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelors degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, business or equivalent from appropriate 4-year college program. Typically, 7-15 years commercial development management experience in industrial, manufacturing, and R&D facilities in the Northern California region. Knowledge and understanding of construction practices/techniques, Title III of ADA, contract laws, project controls and building support systems or any similar combination of education and experience. LEED accreditation with current educational requirements strongly preferred. Experience coordinating entitlements and approval process through local jurisdictions. Track record of consistently completing complex projects on time and on budget.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, contractors, and client groups to take desired action.


Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical, quantitative, and construction skills. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.


Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve complex results. Responsible for setting project, department and/or division deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to line of business and/or overall company.


Trammell Crow Company (TCC), founded in 1948, is one of the nation’s leading developers and investors in commercial real estate. The Company has developed or acquired 2,800 buildings valued at nearly $70 billion and over 625 million square feet. As of December 31, 2020, TCC had $14.9 billion of projects in process and $6.1 billion in its pipeline. It employs nearly 600 professionals in the United States and Europe.

TCC’s teams are dedicated to building value for its clients with professionals in 18 major cities throughout the United States and Europe. The company serves users of and investors in office, industrial, healthcare, multi-family residential, through its operating subsidiary High Street Residential, and mixed-use projects. For those who occupy real estate, TCC can execute the development or acquisition of facilities tailored to meet the needs of its clients. For investor clients, the company specializes in joint venture speculative development, acquisition/re-development ventures, build-to-suit development and providing incentive-based fee development services.

At TCC, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are an essential and enabling force within our Company. By creating an environment where every employee and partner is valued for who they are, recognized for their contributions, and given the chance to grow, we open our business up to new perspectives and opportunities. TCC’s DEI vision is to work together to foster long-term inclusivity and diversity across our Company, our industry, and the communities that we serve.

TCC is an independently operated subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, and the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2020 revenue). For more information visit

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About CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2019 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliates) and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 530 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at

CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)