Manager of Real Estate Development / Housing Rehabilitation

Salary $78,520.00 - $101,004.80 Annually Location Racine, WI Job Type Full-Time Department City Development Job Number 202200484 Job Description

We offer a great benefits package including medical, dental, pension program, HSA, and generous time off. City residents will earn a 3% differential on top of the hourly pay range. Learn more and apply today!


Description: The Manager of Real Estate Development and Housing Rehab works with the Director and Assistant Director of City Development, and other staff in a team approach managing TID or Special Program Revenue funded Housing Rehabilitation programs in Racine. The Housing Rehabilitation Program provides funding and assistance to low- to moderate-income homeowners to rehabilitate their homes. Reports to: The Executive Director of Community Development Authority.

Essential Duties



Work with the Director of City Development and Assistant Director to acquire, maintain and dispose of CDA owned or managed real estate. Coordinate the redevelopment of CDA owned properties and development sites within the city.


  • Directs staff responsible for the management, maintenance, disposition, pricing, and marketing of improved and vacant property owned by the City of Racine, Community Development Authority (CDA), including tax-foreclosed commercial and residential property; surplus municipal property, and surplus public right of way.
  • Assists developers, both for-profit and non-profit, to assemble and cluster City and CDA owned properties for the highest and best development use.
  • Implements the intent of Redevelopment plans through the acquisition and disposition of real estate.
  • Develops policies and procedures for City real estate transactions and monitors staff implementation.
  • Ensures compliance with Federal regulations when Federal funds are involved in acquisition or management on behalf of the City and CDA. Monitors transactions for contract and performance compliance.
  • Coordinates demolition of City and CDA property with Division of Building Services.
  • Coordinates maintenance of vacant City and CDA property with Department of Public Works.
  • Coordinates procurement of contracts with private vendors for maintenance of improved City and CDA property within the scope of city ordinances
  • Negotiates purchase and lease of private property for municipal purposes.
  • Writes draft resolutions and ordinances relating to municipal real estate policy and practice for review by the city attorney and the Racine Common Council.
  • Represents CDA and City in presentations to public bodies.
  • Provides information and guidance to City and CDA policymakers regarding real estate matters.
  • Manage CDA staff and contractors/consultants. Make and review assignments, establish work schedules, conduct regular staff meetings, devise process improvements, and conduct performance reviews. Establish and manage contract relationships as required to supplement staff capacity.

Specific duties will include but not necessarily be limited to:

  • Provide day-to-day management and administration for all TID - or ARPA-funded housing rehabilitation programs; ensure timely progress of all program activities; ensure compliance with all applicable program eligibility and regulatory requirements for projects renovated through the Housing Rehab Program.
  • Maintain communication with homeowners, contractors, various consultants, Department of City Development officials.
  • Attend site visits and other meetings as needed.
  • Supervise preparation and mailing of bid packets to contractors and document bid openings. Review bids and communicate with homeowners and contractors regarding bid award and contracting; prepare and mail award letters to bidders within the city of Racine ordinances.
  • Direct the preparation of contract documents, Notices to Proceed, and other documents as needed. Conduct contract signing/pre-construction meetings within the city of Racine ordinances and procedures.
  • Prepare reports as required serve as a liaison with representatives from the funding sources. Ensure maintenance of forms related to the program (application, income verification, subordination agreements, etc.).
  • Oversee the preparation and maintenance of environmental and historical review records for all projects; ensure that files and administrative records are set up and maintained.
  • Direct preparation of loan and other closing documentation; attend and conduct loan closing.
  • Maintain lien ledgers, direct the discharge of liens that are expired or satisfied. Review/process Requests for Subordination of Loans as necessary.
  • Work with the Executive director to ensure the prompt and accurate processing and payment of bills; monitor per-unit spending caps, programmatic spending caps, and budgets; prepare drawdowns and invoices.
  • Assist in the response to Request for Proposals (RFP) for the administration of the neighborhood TID Housing loan and Rehab Program.
  • Maintain and update contractor database and insurance information. Recruit contractors as needed.


  1. Bachelor's degree in business, architecture, real estate development, public policy or close related field from an accredited college or university.
  2. Six years of experience supervising and coordinating neighborhood/housing redevelopment activities and programs, or construction management.
  3. Valid driver's license and properly insured vehicle at time of appointment and throughout employment. Mileage reimbursement is available.
  4. Other combinations of experience and education that substantiate the needed competence will be considered
Supplemental Information



  • Knowledge of housing rehabilitation development, including residential rehabilitation/construction, housing rehabilitation standards, contract management and housing financing. Knowledge of the development of annual budgets.
  • Proficiency using word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet.

Leadership and Planning Skills

  • Knowledge of management principles and practices and the ability to effectively supervise staff, assign duties, set performance standards, provide guidance and training, monitor and evaluate performance, coach and counsel employees, and make hiring recommendations.
  • Ability to plan and organize work, prioritize tasks, manage projects, and successfully delegate work to complete tasks based on departmental deadlines and goals.
  • Ability to foster an environment of inclusion wherein all employees are treated respectfully, are valued for their strengths, and feel that they can safely express themselves.
  • Commitment to serving the public with the utmost honesty and professionalism.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • Written communication skills to create clear and concise business communications such as memos, reports, budget summaries, policies, procedures and performance reviews.
  • Verbal communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with diverse groups of individuals and make presentations in public meetings.
  • Customer service skills to provide outstanding client service.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse customers including elected officials, community organizations, business owners, contractors, the public and co-workers.
  • Honesty, integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality.




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Racine, WI, 53404, US