Economic Development Commercial Property and Special Projects Manager - Beyond Housing

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Economic Development Commercial Property and Special Projects Manager Job Description 

Overview: Beyond Housing is a nationally recognized community development organization that works to  strengthen families and transform underserved communities to create a stronger, more equitable, and  prosperous St. Louis region for all. We engage where we’re needed, focusing on building consensus among  leaders, providing and preserving housing, fostering community structures that shape lives, and guiding systems  that make people’s lives better. 

We lead with vision for what a community can be every community is different, but thriving communities tend  to share the same basic set of positive traits regarding housing, safety, education, health, infrastructure, and  access to basic human services. 

We bring together leaders and resources, volunteers, and citizens, and pursue a wide assortment of creative  approaches to build stronger, healthier communities for life. 

Finally, we are community builders, not kingdom builders. “It’s their neighborhood, future, & dreams”. Our  objective is to help build and contribute the good things we do for the sake of adding value to the lives of the  people we’re honored to serve.  

Position Summary: The Economic Development Commercial Property and Special Projects Manager is  responsible for: maintaining positive relationships with commercial property tenants; ensuring that commercial  property is fully leased; overseeing the work of the third-party property manager to ensure timely response to  maintenance requests and that property is properly maintained; preparing and ensuring adherence to  commercial property asset management plan; assisting with projects to develop new commercial projects; and  assisting in other economic development activities as directed by the Chief Economic Development Officer  (CEDO). 

Essential Functions & Other Responsibilities: 

Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with the tenants that occupy the commercial office and retail  properties owned by Beyond Housing, Inc., and its related entities. 

Routinely communicate with tenants in commercial properties owned and operated by Beyond Housing  regarding topics such as lease status, building conditions, marketing to customers, operating expenses  and others as identified from time to time by CEDO. 

Market available commercial office and retail space to attract new, credit-worthy tenants to fully occupy  all available commercial office and retail space owned by Beyond Housing and its related entities. Cultivate and maintain a productive relationship with the third-party manager who is responsible for  property maintenance and upkeep, paying operating expenses for commercial properties and maintaining  accounting and financial records and creating financial management reports. 

Prepare a commercial asset management plan using Beyond Housing’s asset management template. Performing or ensuring timely performance of all elements of the commercial property asset  management plan. 

Preparing and submitting information necessary to ensure compliance with funder requirements related  to commercial property. 

Collecting periodic reports from tenants regarding sales, staffing and other key data. Assist CEDO with due diligence efforts regarding property acquisition such as land title research, land  survey, environmental investigations, execution of transaction documents, and other important project  items. 

Monitor property maintenance projects and property enhancements and ensure timely completion.


Assist CEDO with drafting narrative descriptions of economic development projects completed and  planned and maintain readily accessible files of same. 

Maintain records of before and after photographs and other documentation of economic development  projects. 

Maintain Smart Goals data for economic development projects. 

Assist CEDO with execution of tasks from other projects not directly related to commercial properties  such as assistance to Propel Kitchens, 24:1 Community Land Trust Board and Beyond Housing Capital  Fund. 

Manage special initiatives as assigned by CEDO. 

Provide analytical and writing support for national, regional, and local grant applications for economic  development activities. 

Provide analytical and writing support for reports and publications for economic development activities. Perform other duties as assigned. 

Personal Qualities:  

Collaborative -- A dynamic personality that is collaboratively minded, can recognize, and identify  strengths, seek consensus around mutual goals, and build meaningful relationships. 

Creative and Curious -- A systems-thinker and builder, who is not afraid to be innovative in designing  solutions and has skills in articulating these ideas and concepts. 

Methodical -- Strong analytical, systems, and problem-solving skills to evaluate performance, prepare  reports, and recommend/implement solutions using independent judgment. Ability to move from  concepts to action through strong program design and evaluation. 

Reliable -- Leadership skills that reflect and value a team approach, demonstrated integrity, effectiveness,  efficiency, and the ability to deliver high quality service. Highly capable of handling multiple tasks,  projects, and timelines. Excellent oral and written communications skills. 

Trusted -- Ability to work with residents, partners, and staff of diversified backgrounds with a positive,  optimistic, solutions-oriented attitude. Shares a deep respect for the community, its stakeholders, and  the residents that we serve.  

Driven -- Passion for the work and an interest in continuous learning and improvement. 

Experience and Qualifications: 

Must be at least 18 years old and possess a High School Diploma or GED 

Bachelor or Master degree preferred 

Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills 

Prefer 3 - 5 years of work/education experience in community development, social services, or a related  field 

Demonstrated Project Management skills, including the ability to multi-task is required The ability to take a proactive approach, exercising professional judgment and make sound business  decisions is a must 

Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook Ability to be discrete and confidential with sensitive information is required 

Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed is required 

Must demonstrative critical thinking & problem-solving skills while delivering quality results in the face of  multiple competing projects/assignments 

Required Experience and Qualifications: 

Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated capacity to connect with individuals across racial, ethnic,  cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and other identities required  

Knowledge and expertise of communities within the 24:1 footprint preferred  

Demonstrated experience with preparing for meetings of varying size, including developing presentations, is preferred 

Must demonstrate attention to details and organizational skills 


Effective verbal and written communication skills required including telephone etiquette, generating  electronic communications, developing internal and external paper documents, etc.  

Must be able to work independently and manage multiple competing priorities without constant  supervision 

Computer competency is required for internet use, Microsoft suite (Word, Outlook, Power Point, Excel,  Publisher), Adobe, and other job-specific software 

Must be willing and able to work flexible schedules and perform work outside of the office or outside of  conventional office hours occasionally as needed 

Must have access to reliable personal vehicle transportation and insurance 

Supervises: None 

Supervisor: Chief Economic Development Officer (CEDO) 

Salary and Benefits: 

Salary $75,000 

Benefits for full-time position as determined in current Beyond Housing Employee Handbook. Application Instructions

Please send resume and cover letter to For more information on Beyond Housing,  visit 

Beyond Housing believes that each individual is unique, and we are committed to respecting the  diversity of all individuals. We strive to move beyond simple tolerance, embracing and celebrating the  differences contained within each of us, making us stronger as whole.  


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed  by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities,  duties, and skills required. Beyond Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

ADA – Beyond Housing is committed to furthering the purpose of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The company is always willing to consider reasonable accommodations, which may allow a disabled person to  perform this or any other job. The Summary of Physical Requirements is a list of what we believe at this point  to be necessary in order to perform the essential functions of the job.  

Diversity & Inclusion Statement at Beyond Housing, we are committed to promoting Diversity,  Inclusion, and Equity throughout our organization and culture. We strive to understand and appreciate the  individuality of every employee and create a better place to work for all. We nurture a culture where  everyone positively acknowledges equity through action and is aware, understanding, and appreciative of  diversity.  

Our vision is to go beyond simple tolerance and fully embrace the things that make each person unique. We  recognize that our employees’ differences support our ability to advance equity for the communities we serve.  Further, we understand that equity is critical to the fulfillment of our mission to help entire communities  become better places to live.