• Development Manager - Real Estate

    Real Estate
  • Who We Are

    About Bedrock:

    Detroit-based Bedrock is a full-service real estate firm specializing in acquiring, developing, leasing, financing, and managing commercial and residential buildings. Since founding in 2011, Bedrock and its affiliates have committed more than $5.6 billion in acquiring and developing more than 100 properties in downtown Detroit and Cleveland totaling more than 16 million square feet. 


    Bedrock is leading Detroit’s building boom with the city’s largest and most ambitious projects. These projects meet an increasing demand for Class A office space and modern living options in a growing and technology-centric urban core, with an emphasis on ground-level activation and increased walkability. In the next five years, Bedrock plans to deliver 3,500 new residential units to the market; from City Modern, an 8.4-acre neighborhood where residents can age in place; to 28Grand, where residents use the city as their living room; to the Hudson’s project, which will soon be home to Detroit’s tallest building and most landmark address.  If so, come join us then as Bedrock is leading a movement!  For more information, visit bedrockdetroit.com or engage with us on Twitter @BedrockDetroit and Facebook.


    Our Core Values:  Independently Driven | Never Satisfied | Relentless Commitment to Service


    Why Bedrock?

    At Bedrock, we create unique experiences through real estate!  From your experience each day at the workplace to the experience we create for those who live, work, and play in our spaces, we are focused on making a lasting impression through our properties and developments.  We are looking for team members that want to make an impact in the fast-paced world of real estate, management and development and who want to be a part of a team who is changing the landscape in the cities where we work.  At Bedrock, you will be a part of an inspirational, energy-filled environment.  Come join the momentum!

    What You'll Do/Need

    Position Summary:

    The Development Manager reports directly to the Director of Development and manages Bedrock real estate development projects from initial conception to opening. This team member serves as the owner’s representative and manages the direction of development projects to meet company goals. The Development Manager partners with Bedrock’s Construction, Finance and Architecture teams, among others, as well as outside consultants to plan, program, design and develop projects.



    Position Responsibilities:

    • Manage multiple development projects, including ground-up and adaptive-reuse mixed-use residential and office buildings, parking garages and public spaces
    • Establish the strategic direction for each project in terms of program, phasing and leveling of investment to ensure alignment with company goals and marketability
    • Provide guidance to interdisciplinary Bedrock teams on all aspects of a development in terms of schedule, budget, design, construction, marketing and branding, and leasing
    • Review architectural, engineering, marketing and financial deliverables to ensure quality, consistency and impact
    • Coordinate with external resources such as general contractors, environmental contractors, surveyors, traffic engineers, land use advisors, legal advisors and other consultants
    • Attend owners/architect/contractor meetings during the preconstruction and construction phases of the project
    • Prepare presentations, reports, analyses and information packets at various stages in the development process to drive decisions
    • Track real estate trends and innovative development practices, disseminate information to teams and apply findings to projects as appropriate
    • Provide regular updates regarding progress on developments to the Director of Development and Bedrock executives

    Position Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in real estate, business administration, urban planning, economics, construction management or architecture
    • Master’s degree in business administration or real estate preferred
    • 5+ years of real estate development experience with a preference for experience with mixed-use development in urban areas
    • Strong writing, presentation and general communication skills
    • Ability to review and comment on architectural drawings, engineering reports and drawings, pro formas and legal documents
    • Ability to relate well to others, build effective relationships and use tact to diffuse high-tension situations
    • Ability to be tough-minded in a constructive way
    • Ability to be decisive yet flexible
    • Tendency to be disciplined and focused on business fundamentals




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