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Director (Project Manager)

HR&A Advisors | New York City, Washington D.C.

POSITION DESCRIPTION | We are seeking candidates for Director in our New York City and growing Washington, D.C. offices, both of which serve clients nationally. Successful candidates will have relevant project management experience in real estate, economic development and related consulting fields, must demonstrate critical analytic thinking skills to serve our clients, possess a passion for intelligent urban development and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities. Day-to-day tasks will require managing internal and external teams to complete complex real estate and economic assignments including pro forma analysis for a range of uses, market feasibility research, fiscal and economic impact studies, public-private partnership strategy, and public policy design. The Director will review and present client deliverables, including memos, reports and PowerPoint presentations; and will support the firm’s business development efforts. The successful candidate will bring a strong foundation of real estate expertise and an interest in creative public-private solutions, as well as significant capacity for leadership.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | Candidates should have a minimum of five years of work experience in real estate finance, development, public policy and/or consulting in a related field. Candidates should also have a Master’s Degree, preferably in real estate, city planning and/or economic development. Considerable additional experience in a closely-related field may also be substituted for a graduate degree. Preference will be given to candidates whose experience includes project management for consulting engagements in a relevant field.

In addition to considerable experience in real estate and economic analysis, the candidate must also possess substantial project management experience, excellent writing and presentation skills, and mentorship capabilities. Candidate should be a highly motivated independent thinker with sufficient poise for direct client interaction. The most successful candidates will show potential for rapid professional growth.

SALARY | Competitive, based on qualifications and experience. HR&A provides a comprehensive benefits package including a full range of health benefits, retirement plan, and paid holidays.

SUBMISSION | Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) to HR&A’s website at www.hraadvisors.com/application-form. Your file must be named in the following format “LAST NAME.FIRST NAME.DATE.” For more information, please visit www.hraadvisors.com or contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com.

HR&A may contact candidates for brief phone conversations prior to inviting candidates to the respective offices for formal interviews. For more information, please visit www.hraadvisors.com or contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com.

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Senior Analyst

HR&A Advisors | New York City, Washington D.C.

POSITION DESCRIPTION | We are seeking Senior Analyst candidates in our New York City and growing Washington D.C. offices, both of which serve clients nationally. Successful candidates must possess a passion for intelligent urban development and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities. Senior Analysts substantially contribute to the content of deliverables, and ensure that the tools and methodologies utilized in the performance of the work are effective and successful. They are responsible for ensuring that the quality of work meets standards, and assist in planning work efforts and monitoring project budgets. Day-to-day tasks may include real estate market analysis; case study research; strategic planning; preparation of real estate pro formas for a range of uses and public-private structures; economic and financial analysis; and public policy analysis.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | Successful candidates will possess strong skills in both quantitative and qualitative analysis and be able to provide examples of analytic products produced for clients, internal corporate purposes and/or in graduate degree requirements. They must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel, and Word; and the ability to manage multiple assignments at once. Familiarity with economic modeling and analysis tools for real estate and economic development project is highly desired. Furthermore, candidates should be highly motivated independent thinkers who are detail-oriented, entrepreneurial, and sufficiently poised for client interaction. The most successful candidates will show a capacity for leadership, the ability to think critically and creatively, and potential for professional growth. Candidates should have at least three to five years of experience in consulting or another analytic environment related to real estate and/or economic development in a relevant field and a Master’s Degree. However, considerable experience in a closely-related field may also be substituted for a graduate degree.

SALARY | Competitive, based on qualifications and experience. HR&A provides a comprehensive benefits package including a full range of health benefits, retirement plan, and paid holidays.

SUBMISSION | Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) to HR&A’s website at www.hraadvisors.com/application-form. Your file must be named in the following format “LAST NAME.FIRST NAME.DATE.” For more information, please visit www.hraadvisors.com or contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com.

HR&A may contact candidates for brief phone conversations prior to inviting candidates to the respective offices for formal interviews. For more information, please visit www.hraadvisors.com or contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com.

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Marketing Coordinator

HR&A Advisors | New York office
All applications are due by September 30, 2014

POSITION DESCRIPTION | HR&A seeks a Marketing Coordinator with at least 2 years of relevant work experience supporting a marketing team in a professional services firm. Candidates should be passionate about urban development, real estate, design, and public policy. The position involves significant collaboration with senior professionals to support them as they build their practice areas. This includes working with the Marketing Director and different senior members of the firm to identify and follow up on business opportunities and maintain HR&A’s high standards of work quality. Specific duties include:

• Supporting proposal efforts (RFP/RFQ)
• Maintaining and updating company’s website content
• Creating and maintaining the firm’s marketing collateral
• Coordination and standardization of firm’s marketing deliverables
• Generating press releases and eblasts
• Maintaining the firm’s marketing database
• Identifying new business opportunities through research

Ideal candidates will have experience working in a fast-paced office environment, have demonstrated the capacity to multi-task, excellent analytical and quantitative skills, and be willing to commit to the position for two years.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a concentration in marketing, communications, or PR, with a keen interest in urban planning and real estate economic development. Candidate must possess excellent organizational and writing skills, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, and other basic design software. He/she should be a highly motivated independent thinker who can handle a fast-paced work environment with poise and maturity. The ideal candidate will be interested in growing with the company. Excellent attention to detail and organization skills are essential.

SALARY | Competitive, based on qualifications and experience. HR&A provides a comprehensive benefits package including a full range of health benefits, retirement plan, and paid holidays.

SUBMISSION | Please send cover letter and resume as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) on the HR&A website at www.hraadvisors.com/application-form. Your file must be named in the following format “LAST NAME.FIRST NAME.DATE.MARKETING.” Applications are due by July 31, 2014. For more information, please visit www.hraadvisors.com or contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com.

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Office Manager

HR&A Advisors | New York City Office
All applications are due by September 2, 2014

FIRM OVERVIEW | HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) is an industry-leading real estate, economic development and energy efficiency consulting firm. We have provided strategic advisory services for some of the most complex mixed-use, neighborhood, downtown, campus, and regional development projects across North America and abroad for clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Whether we are exploring the hidden potential of an abandoned industrial waterfront, developing a financing strategy for energy efficient retrofits for a commercial building owner, or illustrating the economic benefits of parks and open space redevelopment, HR&A creates value by providing innovative and creative solutions to the complex challenges of economic development and real estate in urban environments.

POSITION DESCRIPTION | HR&A seeks an Office Manager to support business operations for a 50 person office based in New York City. Key responsibility is to provide office management support and maintain, manage, and improve on business operations efficiency for HR&A’s New York Office. Office Manager will report to the Chief Administrative Officer and also work closely with senior management on various business management initiatives.

Responsibilities include:
• Assist in management of administrative support staff, while also providing general administrative support as needed.
• Day to day office management, including maintenance of office space and equipment, general IT support, maintenance of internal databases, and management of supplies and vendors.
• Manage and assist with staffing, recruiting, and human resources.
• Maintain and improve office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems and procedures.
• Manage or support office improvement initiatives, e.g. knowledge management, office remodeling, internal staff surveys, etc.
• Support Chief Administrative Officer on internal management reports and budgets.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in business administration, experience working in a fast-paced and dynamic office environment, demonstrated capacity to manage and multi-task, excellent analytical skills, and resourceful problem solving skills. This position can offer excellent growth opportunities within HR&A.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | Candidates should have at minimum a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business Administration or related field. Excellent attention to detail, management, and organization skills are essential. Strong communication and computer skills (including MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) are required. He/she should be a highly-motivated, independent thinker with sufficient poise and maturity for interaction with internal teams, clients and industry leaders. HR&A is seeking candidates with minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.

SALARY | Competitive, based on qualifications and experience. HR&A provides a comprehensive benefits package including a full range of health benefits, retirement plan, and paid holidays.

SUBMISSION | Please submit cover letter and resume as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) on the HR&A website at www.hraadvisors.com/application-form. Your file must be named in the following format “LAST NAME.FIRST NAME.DATE.” Applications are due by September 2, 2014. For more information, please visit www.hraadvisors.com or contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com.

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Fall Analyst Fellow

HR&A Advisors | New York City Office
All applications are due by September 8, 2014

FIRM OVERVIEW | HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) is an industry-leading real estate, economic development and energy efficiency consulting firm. We have provided strategic advisory services for some of the most complex mixed-use, neighborhood, downtown, campus, and regional development projects across North America and abroad for clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Whether we are exploring the hidden potential an abandoned industrial waterfront, developing a financing strategy for energy efficient retrofits for a commercial building owner, or illustrating the economic benefits of parks and open space redevelopment, HR&A creates value by providing innovative and creative solutions to the complex challenges of economic development and real estate in urban environments.

POSITION DESCRIPTION | HR&A seeks part-time (approximately 20 hours) Analyst Fellows for the fall semester with potential for expansion over the academic year in our New York City office. Fellows are asked to take on responsibilities in line with those of the core analytical staff at HR&A. Tasks may include market research, case study research, economic and financial analyses, and public policy analysis, as well as preparation of marketing materials, proposals and client deliverables in the form of written reports and memos, PowerPoint presentations and Excel models.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | Successful Analyst Fellows will be bright, independently-motivated critical thinkers and have a passion for urban development and policy. HR&A is seeking candidates who have completed their bachelor’s degree and are working towards completion of an advanced degree, preferably with a concentration in economic development, urban planning, real estate finance, public policy, and/or housing finance. Additional relevant work experience is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates able to commit to a fixed work schedule over the course of the semester. The candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel, and other Office programs; and the ability to manage multiple assignments at once. Furthermore, the candidate should be a highly motivated independent thinker who is extremely detail-oriented and sufficiently poised for client interaction.

SALARY | Fellows will be paid a stipend based on experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION | Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) to HR&A’s website at www.hraadvisors.com/application-form by September 8, 2014. Your file must be named in the following format “LAST NAME.FIRST NAME.DATE.”

First round interviews are anticipated to be conducted in September. HR&A may contact candidates for brief phone conversations prior to these interviews. For more information, please visit www.hraadvisors.com or contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com.

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Executive and Marketing Assistant

HR&A Advisors | Washington, DC Office
All applications are due by October 1, 2014

FIRM OVERVIEW | HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) is an industry-leading real estate, economic development and energy efficiency consulting firm. We have provided strategic advisory services for some of the most complex mixed-use, neighborhood, downtown, campus, and regional development projects across North America and abroad for clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Whether we are exploring the hidden potential of an abandoned industrial waterfront, developing a financing strategy for energy efficient retrofits for a commercial building owner, or illustrating the economic benefits of parks and open space redevelopment, HR&A creates value by providing innovative and creative solutions to the complex challenges of economic development and real estate in urban environments.

POSITION DESCRIPTION | HR&A seeks an Executive and Marketing Assistant to join our growing Washington, DC office. The position has three primary responsibilities: 1) Executive support to the HR&A Partner and Managing Principal in the DC office, including schedule management, travel arrangements, business correspondence, and other support as directed; 2) Marketing support to the office, including preparing and updating marketing collateral, supporting proposal responses, tracking of Requests for Proposals from public and non-profit entities, supporting the maintenance of the website, drafting of news item/project qualifications, and social media support; and 3) Administrative and analytic support of a general nature to the office as a whole as directed, i.e., conducting basic Internet research and data collection for real estate and economic development consulting projects.

Candidates must be passionate about urban development, real estate, and public policy. This position can offer excellent growth opportunities within HR&A.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | Candidates should have 1-2 years’ experience working in a fast-paced office environment, have demonstrated the capacity to multi-task, excellent analytical and quantitative skills, and be willing to commit to the position for up to two years. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a concentration in public policy, urban planning, economics, real estate and/or marketing. Excellent attention to detail and organization skills are essential. Strong communication and computer skills (including MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) are required. Competence using WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and InDesign), and familiarity with social media is highly preferred.

SALARY | Competitive, based on qualifications and experience. HR&A provides a comprehensive benefits package including a full range of health benefits, retirement plan, and paid holidays.

SUBMISSION | Please send cover letter and resume as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) on the HR&A website at www.hraadvisors.com/application-form. Your file must be named in the following format “LAST NAME.FIRST NAME.DATE.” Applications are due by October 1, 2014. For more information, please visit www.hraadvisors.com or contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com.

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Project Development Manager, District of Columbia Housing Authority

HR&A Advisors on behalf of District of Columbia Housing Authority | Washington, DC
All applications are due by October 1, 2014

ABOUT DCHA | The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) is a large public housing authority that owns and manages over 8,000 public housing units, as well as mixed-income developments, in the District of Columbia. DCHA also manages a substantial Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly Section 8) of over 12,000 units. DCHA’s mission is to provide quality affordable housing to extremely low- through moderate-income households, foster sustainable communities, and cultivate opportunities for residents to improve their lives. DCHA is an independent Authority, governed by an 11-member Board of Commissioners. The Executive Director is Adrianne Todman, appointed by the Board of Commissioners to carry out executive and administrative oversight on a day-to-day basis.

POSITION OVERVIEW | The Project Development Manager will serve as DCHA’s day-to-day representative on the redevelopment of DCHA’s current headquarters at 1133 North Capitol Street, NE as a mixed-use development. In August 2013, DCHA issued a Request for Qualifications to identify a potential Development Partner for the site. Through a competitive evaluation process, DCHA identified 5 respondents to the RFQ as eligible to receive a Request for Proposals (RFP), with Draft Development Agreement, and submit proposals to redevelop the site. DCHA is currently evaluating responses to the RFP.

Reporting to DCHA’s Director of Capital Programs, the Project Development Manager will act as DCHA’s principal project manager on the redevelopment project, which may include some or all of the following major components:

• Redevelopment of the headquarters site as a mixed use project of up to 1 million square feet FAR, including a new DCHA headquarters, a mixed-income residential component, and other commercial and retail uses;
• Identification and procurement (including development or rehabilitation if necessary) of the necessary facility for DCHA departments that serve DCHA clients directly, which are currently located at the headquarters site; and
• Relocation of some or all DCHA staff into temporary office space during the redevelopment of the headquarters site.

The Project Development Manager will represent DCHA on all aspects of the of the redevelopment project described above, including due diligence, feasibility, programming, design, entitlements, financing, construction, marketing, sales and/or leasing oversight, completion & opening, warranty, and closeout.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES |
• Work with the DCHA Director of Capital Programs and development partner(s) to create a project Business Plan for the redevelopment.
• Manage the Due Diligence process on behalf of DCHA.
• Represent DCHA in design/coordination meetings during pre-development.
• Represent DCHA in operations/marketing meetings during construction/delivery period; ensure follow-up with appropriate parties as needed with issues that arise.
• Coordinate with the selected development partner(s) the procurement of easements, entitlements, off site agreements and permits.
• Coordinate with the selected development partner(s) with the project financing process as requested with applications for project debt and equity.
• Work with selected development partner(s) on closing project specific institutional equity transactions.
• Manage the selection and performance of Project design and construction of DCHA-owned space.
• Coordinate with selected development partner(s) to manage regular periodic Project performance reviews including market positioning.
• Ensure Project performance is in compliance with the approved DCHA Business Plan.
• Ensure compliance with DCHA goals with respect to program needs, affordable housing requirements, and Section 3 resident training and small business development.
• Represent DCHA as primary point of contact for District of Columbia agencies, neighborhood business groups, and other community stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS |
• Eight years minimum work experience in real estate development, preferably in the District of Columbia.
• Project management experience on at least one complex redevelopment project, preferably in the District of Columbia.
• High degree of organizational skills and problem-solving ability; specifically the ability to work as self-starter especially as it relates to calling on outside resources.
• Respect for details and ability to execute them at a high level without excess supervision.
• Ability to prioritize/execute to achieve desired DCHA and project goals.
• Collaborative approach and respectful relationship style with development partners, public agencies, and community stakeholders.
• Excellent telephone, communication and organizational skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong relevant computer skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
• Experience with Section 3 and District of Columbia CBE and LSW/MBE requirements.
• Willingness and ability to work some evening and weekends, including participation in community meetings.
• Strong employment references and ability to pass a complete background check.

SALARY | This is a contractor position with a defined initial employment period of two years, subject to a review of performance by DCHA at the end of the first year. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

SUBMISSION | HR&A Advisors is assisting on the recruitment process on behalf of DCHA. Please send cover letter and resume as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) on the HR&A website at www.hraadvisors.com/application-form. Your file must be named in the following format “LAST NAME.FIRST NAME.DATE.” Applications are due by October 1, 2014. For more information, please visit www.hraadvisors.com or contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com.

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