Director, Real Estate Foundation


A 501(c)(3) foundation organized to provide financial assistance and support relating to real estate held by and used for the benefit of a university.


Charleston, SC


The Director will lead the organization and will oversee activities involving real property acquisition, development, and disposition, construction, asset management, renovation, repairs, plant operation, maintenance, and procurement of related services. S/he will also be responsible for environmental, risk management, and insurance matters related to all properties owned or managed by the Foundation.


  • At least 12 years’ experience in development; demonstrated command of issues pertaining to real estate development to include zoning and entitlements, architecture, project underwriting and financing, environmental, construction, and overall project management;
  • Strong project management skills; will have managed a range of complex real estate development projects; strong analytical skills to build and manage large project pro formas;
  • Strategic orientation; someone who can conceptualize and execute big picture visions and make long-range decisions;
  • Leadership; must possess the ability to build, mentor and retain a high functioning team; a bent for delegating both authority and accountability;
  • Strong communication and presentation skills; can describe complex infrastructure, design, and financing issues clearly, one-on-one and in front of groups; an open and direct communicator who builds trust, loyalty, enthusiasm and support;
  • Technical competence; ability to assess and manage risk factors affecting projects; be able to act on complex legal documents such as land contracts, title restrictions and construction financing agreements.

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