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Canderel - Development Manager

2000 Rue Peel, Montréal, QC H3A 2W5, Canada Req #596
Thursday, May 23, 2024
Who we are:
Canderel is a leading real estate company committed to creating vibrant communities across the nation. With a strong emphasis on sustainability, innovation, and inclusivity, we take pride in delivering exceptional properties that enhance the lives of residents and tenants. As part of our unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion, Canderel is actively seeking applications from individuals within the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and LGBTQ+ communities.


We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment. The Development Manager will be responsible for leading the day-to-day management of a variety of development projects from planning (feasibility, design and entitlements) to providing support during the construction process and closeout. By joining our team, you will contribute to our mission of creating inclusive spaces where everyone feels valued and respected.


  • Participate and lead in the design and coordination process including planning, architectural and development standards, civil engineering, traffic engineering, geotechnical, environmental and landscape design
  • Evaluate project consultants and proposals, scope determination, negotiate contracts and manage the consultant procurement process
  • Lead and provide direction to primary consultants, reviewing and monitoring budgets and schedules and following up on action items
  • Lead and provide direction in respect to all facets of the ESG elements of the project
  • Effectively control and monitor project costs using internal job cost reports
  • Review proformas as required to ensure project objectives are being met
  • Provide input and direction in the coordination and management of presentations and marketing collateral to support sales or leasing initiatives and actively participate in promotional activities including attending industry conferences and events
  • Assist with all aspects of the development process, due-diligence review, preparation of authorization memos, and closings and collaborate with internal and third-party teams to secure development mandates for residential projects
  • Prepare and present monthly, quarterly and ad hoc reports for active projects and ensure tracking to approved financial and timing expectations
  • Maintain a strong understanding of local initiatives and trends related to development in the local market and general understanding of the regulatory environment (planning, transportation, environmental, building code, etc.) as it relates to current and potential projects
  • Engage professionally with outside consultants, advisors, brokers and legal counsel and represent Canderel publicly, including participating in stakeholder meetings and relevant provincial and federal departments
  • Coordinate research and assess viability of available federal or provincial grants or incentive programs that may benefit development projects
  • Ensure execution of residential projects through to the end of construction and/or deliveries of condos)
  • Manage and lead the construction and Development team through post construction, coordination and close out all project deficiencies
  • Post construction finalize all close out documentation
  • Ensure smooth transition of the project to the Property Management team
  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures


Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in urban planning, urban land economics or related field
  • 5 or more years of relevant work experience in real estate and land development including managing the planning, design, approval and construction phases
  • Experience in building design, development strategies and approval processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of land use entitlements, superior quantitative skills, established critical thinking and strong analytical ability
  • Experience in and around construction sites and the ability to read, understand and coordinate consultant drawings (architectural, landscape, mechanical, electrical, etc.) is an asset
  • Well versed in current ESG standards and upcoming trends
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • A team player that can work in an entrepreneurial environment, and can balance changing priorities, meeting deadlines and can take direction from multiple sources
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and an excellent problem solver
  • Self-motivated and proactive with an established track record of effectively completing tasks independently
  • Understanding of development entitlements, property legislation, and approval processes as they pertain to the City of Montreal and the Province of Quebec
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Application Process:
At Canderel, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success. We actively encourage candidates from BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities to apply for this position. To apply, please submit your resume outlining your qualifications and why you are interested in joining our team. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Canderel is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. We value and respect the diverse experiences and backgrounds of all individuals. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For Assistance please contact Shawna Brothers, Talent Manager, National - 
Join us in building vibrant and inclusive communities with Canderel!

Other details

  • Job Family Development
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • 2000 Rue Peel, Montréal, QC H3A 2W5, Canada