Feb 21, 2023

Development Manager

$85,000 - $95,000 yearly
  • Lakeshore Management
  • 8800 Bronx Ave, Skokie, IL, USA 2nd Floor
Full-Time Administration Customer Service Marketing Other Skilled Labor

Job Description




The Development Manager will assist with all stages of internal land development projects from concept to construction. The role will ensure viable projects are identified, analyzed, and completed to generate new revenue producing units – primarily manufactured housing sites. This person should have previous experience with zoning, entitlements, and project management.


  • Maintain a queue for all potential and active projects.
  • Lead research on zoning and entitlement to identify potential projects.
  • Generate viable concept plans by liaising with engineers, municipalities, and attorneys.
  • Assist with financial analysis by providing preliminary cost estimates and key assumptions.
  • Lead the process to obtain re-zoning, variances, and/or permitting to build approved projects.
  • Assist with bidding, preliminary contract review, and cost benchmarking.
  • Provide full scope recommendations to pursue construction.
  • Manage schedules and invoicing to ensure projects are completed on time and on budget.
  • Meet with leadership and operations to keep others informed about progress.
  • Support cost tracking to use for future preliminary estimates.
  • Take a hands-on approach: meet with municipalities, engineers, vendors, attend hearings, etc.
  • Travel: between 25% and 50%  


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Construction, Real Estate, Project Management, or related field 
  • 4+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments
  • Analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills are highly valued 


REPORTS TODirector of Business Development


BUSINESS FUNCTION:  Field Operations, Business Development

POSITION CLASS:  Business Development


  • Economic Occupancy

 The number of occupied homes less delinquent customers.  Collects rent timely and makes efforts to minimize delinquent payments. Treats residents with respect and helps them see and understand the value in living in our community by the way we maintain the property and provide amenities and services to our residents.

  • Expense Control

Manages expenses according to budget as appropriate.  This entails establishing realistic budgets and managing the day to day expenses within agreed upon budgets.  Insures equipment is well-maintained and accounted for.  Identifies and mitigates utility issues before they become large expenses.

  • Property Appearance and Maintenance

Maintains the appearance of the streets, amenities, landscaping and buildings according to Lakeshore standards.  Continues to look for ways to improve the property and increase the value of property to residents and LSM.

  • Employee Engagement

Lives the values of the organization.  Treats peers, co-workers and boss with respect and humility.  Demonstrates kindness and compassion with one another.  Pro-actively uses communication tools to impart information and reduce conflict.  Deals effectively with conflict as it arises. Helps others as needed.

  • Resident Satisfaction

Exceeds resident expectations by anticipating their needs and delivering solutions.  Insures the property and amenities are well maintained.  When concerns arise by residents they are addressed quickly and effectively.  Be accountable to residents when mistakes or missteps occur.  Build effective relationships with residents so that they know we are committed to providing a well-maintained community. 

  • Treats everyone with respect, compassion and kindness – Builds internal respect and loyalty with customers. Demonstrates concern for customers. Effectively responds to customer needs. This includes responding timely to requests, listening to others, and seeking to understand others when there are differences of opinion, finding ways to build on each other’s ideas. Acts with empathy and focus, while able to resolve problems.

  • Demonstrate integrity, transparency and doing things the right way – Makes lemonade out of lemons. This includes following policies, demonstrating financial responsibility with Lakeshore assets, complying with state and federal law, and practicing safety. Conforms to the highest professional standard. Turns challenges into wins.

  • Collaboration and team work – Involve key stakeholders in decision making. This includes developing and maintaining positive work relationships. Enhances the level of mutual cooperation. Actively participates in team-oriented objectives and activities. Focuses on team success, over individual.

  • Solves problems and is transparent about outcomes – Champions new initiatives beyond the scope of the department. Seeks to improve in all aspects of work performance. Creates an environment of continuous improvement and innovation. Encourages people to maintain high standards of quality and thoroughness.

  • Serves our employees and residents to improve their lives – This includes maintaining the property that creates curb appeal, a welcoming community environment, supports individual and family activities, creates a sense of neighborhood. At work, continually challenges self to grow and develop to be the best you can be at work.

  • Developing Fellowship – The ability to influence others through insight, logic and communication in a positive way to attain results. Inspires and motivates others to achieve goals, complete task and deliver discretionary effort. Is a consistent role model of the Lakeshore values, leadership competencies, and a commitment to continuous improvement.

  • Implementing the Vision – The ability to articulate the vision and get others to take responsibility through training, setting clear and transparent expectation, managing performance, providing early, often, and actionable feedback. Provides appropriate tools and resources for employees to implement vision and tactics. Delegates effectively.

  • Following Through – The ability to create plans, check-in periodically to insure progress is being made, and assist as appropriate to remove barriers, helps others learn from mistakes and insure task are completed. Also includes, asking tough questions, facing disagreements, and managing conflict constructively. Holds self and others accountable to agree upon expectations.

  • Achieving Results – Sets challenging goals, stays focused on results, and builds a culture where employees want to provide maximum contribution. Demonstrate leadership by challenging status quo, taking a stand, have healthy, respectful debate to improve processes and outcome.

  • Team playing – Builds credible and trustworthy working relationships with boss, peers and subordinates. Develop followers to use their strengths and help them achieve their professional goals. Viewed as an effective team member and has ability to influence senior leaders.

LOCATION: Home Office  - open to work remotely preferred Skokie, IL

Physical RequirementsFrequently required to sit; Occasionally required to talk or hear; While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; Occasionally required to lift up to 20 pounds. 

Compensation:  $80,000. - $95,000./Yr (Based on experience)  

Lakeshore embraces Diversity and Inclusion, and is an equal opportunity employer Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or protected veteran status. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation.  Lakeshore is a smoke-free and drug-free workplace, for the purpose of health and safety for all.  Pre-employment drug screening is required. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Only candidates whose profiles closely match requirements will be contacted during this search.

Job ID: 20976


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$80,000. - $95,000. /Yr. (Based on experience)  

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

Job Requirements


Frequently required to sit; Occasionally required to talk or hear; While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; Occasionally required to lift up to 20 pounds. 

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