Vice President of Project Design and Management of New Development
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Full Time
CCRC-Continuing Care Retirement Community
Internal Number: 1
Vi is the parent organization of ten exclusive continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) in some of the nation’s most desirable locales.
Vi’s corporate office is located in downtown Chicago and employs 90+ professionals. Reporting to the Sr. Vice President of Development and Construction this position is responsible for all design and preconstruction activities for new developments, including the architectural continuity, as well as the evolution, of the Vi brand in the redevelopment of existing continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and architectural brand development for new rental or CCRC product.
The VP of Project Design and Management of New Development is responsible for all design and preconstruction activities for new developments, including the architectural continuity, as well as the evolution, of the Vi brand in the redevelopment of existing continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and architectural brand development for new rental or CCRC product.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Oversees all architectural and interior design, and preconstruction activities for new developments.
Collaborates with market research, sales, finance, operations, and other company resources to define project programmatic, design, and financial objectives for new projects.
Evaluates sites under consideration for new community development and assists with creation of project pro formas.
Selects, contracts with and oversees the architectural and engineering team, and other consultants.
Assists in the selection of the general contractor to perform cost estimating, logistics, and other preconstruction activities leading to negotiation of a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contract.
Works with the applicable authorities having jurisdiction to obtain zoning, permits, and other approvals.
Refines standardized systems and documentation for the development department relating to preconstruction.
The highly accomplished professional we seek will have a minimum of 15 years progressive experience in real estate development with at least 5 years of management experience. Must possess, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills to effectively develop internal and external relationships, demonstrate leadership skills and be seen as a resource by others. Outstanding project management abilities including the ability to schedule and manage large-scale senior living projects and complex interiors projects on time and within budget. Strong financial acumen skills with knowledge of financial management tools; ability to oversee complex schedules of cost estimates, contract negotiations, and permitting.
Experience with senior housing, or large-scale commercial and/or residential experience is preferred.
Experience with construction management is a plus.
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture is required.
Vi offers competitive compensation and exceptional benefits. Ours is a luxury work environment where opportunities for career development are delivered in ways few companies can match.
Vi is the owner, operator, and developer of ten exclusive Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) with locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois and South Carolina. Vi is a passionate and service-focused organization that prides itself on providing top care for older adults.
More importantly, we help our employees find meaningful careers by providing nationally recognized employee training and career development programs. Vi is as committed to enhancing the lives of our residents as we are to the development of our employees. From the service our communities provide to the entrepreneurial spirit that drives our culture, Vi offers talented, motivated individuals an inspiring and fulfilling place to thrive.
Our values are defined by our commitment to building an inclusive and diverse culture. While most companies will state the words, we have made our commitment to respect, integrity, compassion, and excellence very clear. We are one of the few healthcare companies to have signed on to the CEO Action pledge. CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion aims to rally the business community to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. The CEO pledge... outlines the specific actions we are taking to cultivate a trusting environment where all ideas are welcomed. As a result, employees feel comfortable and engaged going beyond our commitment to the LGBTQ+ community into our commitment to honor all identities by being committed to action.