Design Project Manager

Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
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44 Montgomery Street


Related Companies is the most prominent privately owned real estate firm in the United States. Formed over 40 years ago, Related is a fully integrated, highly diversified industry leader with experience in virtually every aspect of development, acquisitions, management, finance, marketing and sales.


Headquartered in New York City, Related has offices and major developments in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, South Florida, Washington, D.C., Abu Dhabi, London, and Shanghai and boasts a team of over 3,500 professionals. The Company’s portfolio of over $50 billion in real estate assets owned or under development is made up of best-in-class mixed-use, residential, retail, office and affordable properties in premier high-barrier-to-entry markets. Related has developed preeminent mixed-use projects such as Time Warner Center in New York and CityPlace in West Palm Beach and is currently developing the 28-acre Hudson Yards project on Manhattan’s West Side. Related also manages approximately $4 billion of equity capital on behalf of sovereign wealth funds, public pension plans, multi-managers, endowments, and family offices. Related was recently named to Fast Company Magazine’s list of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World.


Related also owns Equinox® Fitness Clubs and SoulCycle further expanding the company's capabilities into the health and fitness arena and enhancing the value of its properties through an exclusive, branded amenity and lifestyle offering. Related is a partner in CORE, a boutique residential brokerage.


Manage the design process in support of all phases of development (due diligence, acquisition, design, construction and marketing).


Due Diligence/Acquisition


During due diligence and acquisition, the Design Project Manager will work with the development team to build architect/engineer budgets and design schedules.  In addition, the Design Project Manager will work with an architect to perform feasibility studies and assess the amount of buildable square footage and allowable building envelope.  The site will also need to be studied for general planning purposes and program options.  The Design Project Manager should be familiar with general planning and zoning practices.




The main endeavor for the Design Project Manager is to manage and lead the design team and interface between the design team and the Related development team.  Efforts include creation of scope descriptions and solicitation of proposals for the consultant team, making recommendations and finalizing the consultant team and managing to the approved consultant team budget.  Additional responsibilities include writing and coordinating the project program with development and marketing in line with the project proforma and goals. This includes guiding the design team to produce a design that is in line with the budget. The Design Project Manager will work with the construction team to understand budget implications of design decisions and report those to the development team, as well as incorporate Related management into the design.  Finally, the Design Project Manager will endeavor to guide the schedule and budget expectations for the project including the review of consultant invoices and contracts.




During the construction of the project, the Design Project Manager will keep up to date on the status of construction, visiting the site on a regular basis and making sure the design team is providing the construction team with the necessary support to keep the construction moving along.  During construction, the Design Project Manager continues to interface between the design team and the Related development team, especially as marketing efforts ramp up.  Support of marketing may include work on a sales or leasing center, support for creation of marketing collateral, including models.


Interiors/FFE installation


The Design Project Manager shall also work with the interiors team, including a purchasing agent, to specify and procure the necessary FFE and schedule installation for building opening.  The tasks include budget and schedule review, coordination with development and operations for opening date.  Install may or may not include sales center, leasing center and models.


The best candidate for this position should have architectural experience in project management, a minimum of ten (10) years of Type I, III, V design experience, production and construction administration, general knowledge of building codes, ADA and the demonstrated ability to solve issues and successful experience with plan check process.  The candidate should be skilled at diplomacy and able to bridge design ideas and technical realities.  Communication skills are highly important as well as the ability to work on a team.

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