Director of Construction

Campus Apartments - Philadelphia, PA (30+ days ago)3.5


About Campus Apartments:
Campus Apartments (CA), headquartered in Philadelphia, is a vertically-integrated real estate company that acquires, develops, and operates on and off-campus university-related real estate including: undergraduate, graduate and faculty housing, retail, hotels, and academic / office space. As one of the nation’s largest student housing operators, we own and/or manage a portfolio of over 31,000 beds in 21 states, representing over $2 billion in assets under management.

Campus Apartments is seeking a highly seasoned, experienced and knowledgeable construction management executive with a minimum of 20-25 years of prior experience in managing the development and construction of student housing projects or similar multifamily projects and/or urban mixed use developments. We are seeking a highly qualified individual to become an integral member of our team as our organization continues to grow in this ever expanding market. The position will report to the Vice President of Construction and will be based out of corporate office in Philadelphia, PA.


Manage broad aspects of the development and construction process for projects around the country inclusive of due diligence for land acquisition, preliminary cost estimating associated with conceptual planning and design for potential projects
Construction contract (Modified AIA Agreement) negotiations and Contract/General Contractor management and project reporting
Project budget input and review
Application for Payment review and Change Order review
Assist owner’s team with RFP responses and university client management
Generate and monitor development and construction project schedules and milestones
Assist in negotiating and administering project agreements for consultants, 3rd party vendors and owner engaged contractors
B.S. Degree in Architecture, Construction Management or Engineering. M.S/M.A. Degree or P.E. preferred.
Twenty years or more of experience and proven expertise in performing the responsibilities associated with an Owner’s Executive Representative on large complex residential and commercial projects
Strong working knowledge of the standard AIA Owner’s Agreements with General Contractors and Design Professionals
Strong working knowledge of structural design types, mechanical systems, electrical systems, plumbing systems in commercial multifamily and student housing developments
Strong working knowledge of project and personnel management procedures, scheduling, budgeting, and program implementation
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
Willing to travel a minimum of 1-2 days per week to project OAC weekly progress meetings
Strong written and oral communication skills
Must be meticulous with a proactive, dedicated and collaborative approach to completing projects on time and on budget
Strong MS Office Skills including MS Project and Excel

Qualified candidates should submit the following information:
Brief cover letter, including expected compensation
Current resume