Real Estate Logistics Coordinator / Manager

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Real Estate Logistics Coordinator/Manager

REPORTS TO:  Real Estate Development Director

STATUS: Full-time, Exempt

SALARY: Starting at $42,000, higher based on experience and qualifications

WHO WE ARE: VIA CDC (formerly Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, or LBWN) is an innovative community development corporation that is a partner in building strong, healthy neighborhoods where we all can thrive. Since 1995, VIA has leveraged more than $51 million in neighborhood improvements and has grown in size, budget and impact. We are anchored on Milwaukee’s near south side, surrounding the neighborhoods of our foundresses, the School Sisters of St. Francis.

VIA seeks a highly-motivated, Real Estate Logistics Coordinator/Manager  to support compliance, logistics, and programming of real estate and housing activities. The Logistics Coordinator/Manager will be involved in maintenance of properties, improvement of program logistics and efficiency, compliance of government funding (e.g. HOME, Housing Trust Fund), and cross collaboration with VIA’s program staff.  Additionally, this position will support the real estate team in the success of VIA’s Turnkey Program. The Turnkey Program strengthens homeownership by developing  move-in ready homes for qualified families looking to purchase in several neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee.

WHAT YOU’LL DO: The Logistics Coordinator/Manager provides a wide range of programming, logistics, and compliance support for real estate activities. This role will contribute to VIA’s broader goal of building strong, healthy neighborhoods where everyone can thrive.

  • Turnkey Feasibility Analysis & Pre-development (10%)
    • Work closely with the Construction Manager in coordinating the pre-construction process
    • Complete feasibility analysis for each Turnkey project
  • Turnkey Planning, Logistics, & Compliance (40%)
    • Support in recruiting contractors, including coordinating bid and qualifications processes to ensure compliance with contractor requirements
    • Work closely with the Construction Manager to follow project timelines for bidding process, permit applications, inspections, material procurement, etc.
    • Work closely with Construction Manager to ensure construction challenges are resolved in a timely manner
    • Compile required contractor documents for records
    • Work closely with Construction Manager to plan ahead to avoid project delays
    • Work with Construction Manager and Real Estate Development Director to develop and maintain internal processes, workflow and tracking system for Turnkey
    • Provide support completing governmental documents, forms and reporting requirements
  • Real Estate Outreach and Engagement (25%)
    • Collaborate with Community Outreach Team, Economic Development Manager, & Housing Outreach Manager to
      • Identify opportunities to engage neighbors, community partners, government officials, and businesses about the Turnkey Program.
      • Share housing, construction, and contractor resources and ideas to strengthen VIA’s programs and services.
    • Conduct community meetings and engagement efforts regarding development projects in collaboration with VIA’s Outreach Team, Economic Development Manager, & Housing Outreach Manager
  • Turnkey Sale and Marketing (20%)
    • Build relationships with community agencies including Homebuyer Counseling Agencies to build a buyer pipeline for Turnkey Homes
    • In collaboration with VIA’s Development Team, share Turnkey marketing materials to community stakeholders
    • VIA’s point of contact for Turnkey home inquiries
    • Collaborate with Milwaukee Community Land Trust in the sale of Turnkey homes into the land trust.
  • Property Management (5%)
    • VIA’s point of contact for property management at 3500 W National Ave & 3514 W National Ave.
    • Duties include: maintenance issues, tenant relations, occupancy, and more

WHO YOU ARE:

The ideal candidate will exhibit excellent follow-through, resourcefulness, obsession with details and meeting deadlines, and a commitment to social justice through housing. You love organization, open communication channels and working collaboratively with your colleagues in a fun, diverse and dynamic environment. You get excited about quality housing and the historic and cultural integrity of housing throughout Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. You want to create quality, affordable housing and are strategic about preventing potential negative impacts such as cultural and economic displacement.  You should also have:

  • An understanding of residential rehab projects and/or developing affordable housing;
  • An ability to be self-directed, including managing a variety of projects, developing work plans and meeting deadlines;
  • Strong quantitative skills, particularly working with spreadsheets;
  • A willingness to use technology tools like Google Apps and Asana (project management)
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to building a more equitable world where we all can thrive.
  • Live in the City of Milwaukee or be willing to relocate within six months;

In addition, as part of our team we hope that you will also exhibit strong: learning, problem-solving and analytical skills; team-player skills; ability to work independently; high degree of professionalism, flexibility, integrity and initiative; and alignment with VIA CDC’s mission and values (strength-based, community-led, listening, justice, teamwork & results).

Preferred skills:

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English or Hmong/English);
  • Experience managing projects – responsible for timeline, deliverables, and budgets of fast-moving projects with limited supervision;
  • Experience in community engagement, outreach and partnership development
  • Expertise or knowledge of general real estate transactions & processes;
  • Education in community development, urban planning, or related fields;
  • Experience managing HOME, Community Development Block Grants, or other government funding.

BENEFITS:

Starting at annual 21 days PTO + 10 holidays (of your choosing), flexible hours, retirement/pension account with employer match, 100% covered short/long-term disability and life insurance, 75% employer-paid health/vision/dental insurances; and professional development funds.

WORK SETTING:

VIA staff are required to work a minimum of 3 days a week at the office unless otherwise discussed. This position requires spending time out in the community on real estate projects or engaging in real estate outreach. In compliance with our funding and contracts, VIA is a drug-free workplace.

TO APPLY:

Please click on the “Learn How to Apply” button below for details.

BACKGROUND CHECK:

A criminal background will not automatically eliminate you from consideration. A criminal history background check will be conducted on the final candidate prior to beginning employment.

VIA CDC prioritizes equity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage people of color, women, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who identify with underrepresented groups to apply. 

TO APPLY:

To ensure full consideration for the position, please send your resume and cover letter or email sharing why you’re interested in working at VIA, in this specific position to: Johnny D’Agostino, johnny@viacdc.org.

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