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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 11/5/2016

Vanir Construction Management, Inc. Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Doctoral Degree




Vanir Construction Management, Inc. has been exceeding client expectations for 35 years. Our progressive growth and quality of service has led Vanir to become consistently ranked among the top construction management firms in the nation by Engineering News-Record. As we continue growing into new areas and markets, our focus is to maintain a team of creative, ambitious, and visionary individuals. We are currently recruiting to fill the following position:


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

* Research, identify, strategize and execute on opportunities to work with public and private entities on real-estate projects to serve students and generate revenues for the District

* Research, identify, strategize and execute on student housing possibilities as part of partnerships to serve students and generate revenues for the District

* Develop and recommend real-estate and development deal structures for the benefit of the District and its students

* Provide advice and negotiate on leasing, licensing, acquisitions and dispositions

* Research and execute on best practices related to monetizing agency assets

* Research and evaluate title, zoning, entitlement, permitting and other land-use restrictions on property owned by the District and its impact on existing or proposed projects

* Analyze land-use restrictions, including delineating possible required approvals and administrative processes, identifying the environmental clearance document in accordance with CEQA and assessing the likelihood of support

* Create and implement strategy for discretionary and administrative approvals

* Coordinate and negotiate with multiple government agencies, including drafting and negotiating intra-agency agreement

* Review, analyze and comment on CEQA documents for projects impacting the District building program, negotiate the same as necessary

* Review, comment and actively participate in the preparation of CEQA documents for the District

* Prepare Board, Committee Reports and Presentations

* Coordinate with real-estate projects surrounding and impacting District properties

* Coordinate District Master Planning activities

* Prepare and Execute engagement strategy to attract real estate experts as a resource to the District

* Subject matter expert on various real-estate related projects, including procurements

* Manage Long Term Lease and Joint-Occupancy Procurements, from strategy to execution. This includes acting as subject matter expert, preparing scope and selection criteria, recommending development concepts, facilitating evaluations process, facilitating interviews and selection.

* Prepare, review, draft, comment, advise and negotiate on real-estate deal documents

* Negotiate with multiple government agencies

* Analyze and apply Public Contracting Code, Education Code, Government Code, and other applicable regulations

* Represent the District in the pre-leasing and post-leasing activities of District land

* Lead communication effort in relation to assigned tasks at multiple levels, including District Executives, Bond Program leadership, Administration, Staff, and other agencies.


* Juris Doctor with 10 years of experience in real-estate, development, land-use and CEQA

* Deep understanding of policy and political process, especially in the Los Angeles area

* Knowledge of the Public Contracting Code, Education Code and Government Code

* Ability to manage and facilitate the procurement process

* Experience working with large public agencies

* Knowledge of zoning, permitting and regulatory framework and their impact on facilities

* Experience working in large infrastructure bond programs

* Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office and other popular business computer programs

* Effective communication and problem-solving skills

* Ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments

* Demonstrate a reliable, responsive, and positive work ethic with the highest degree of integrity

* Ability to work in a fast paced environment

* Experience on working on California higher education projects


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