Job Description

Construction Project Manager

Classification: Exempt

Reports to: Director of Construction and Development

Location:  Brentwood, TN

Date: March 2024


About Highland Ventures

Highland Ventures is a national venture management company focused on strategically developing and operating business subsidiaries centered around its real estate portfolio. A family-owned business, Highland Ventures operates in the real estate and foodservice industries, and continues to grow and add new business ventures. Legacy Commercial Property is the real estate division of the company, currently consisting of approximately 700 retail properties and 15 office commercial properties, and growing. 

Role Summary

The Construction Project Manager will provide construction management for predominantly commercial retail projects that include; site development, ground-up builds, building remodels, building expansions, and tenant improvements. Working in a flexible and fast-paced environment, the Construction Project Manager will primarily support the Legacy Acquisitions & Development team and will also support projects across the leasing, property management, foodservice, and other divisions of Highland Ventures. 

Duties Include:

  • Collaborating with and assisting the real estate department in assessing new site feasibility for acquisitions and development in the due diligence phase
  • Designing and constructing new ground-up builds, relocations, building expansions, and tenant improvements 
  • Composing, and updating, all budgets and expected timelines for all site development, new ground up builds, relocations, expansions, tenant improvements and special projects
  • Owning all aspects of the pre-construction process, including site diligence, hiring relevant third-parties, communicating with the municipalities, etc. 
  • Communicating effectively with management on construction progress, timelines, and budgets
  • Partnering with internal leasing team to review and negotiate landlord work letter lease language for landlord work
  • Negotiating with, retaining and managing architects, inspectors, engineers, general contractors and any other specialist involved in the construction process
  • Overseeing architect in the timely preparation of accurate construction documents
  • Coordinating designs and scopes of work with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Supervising the application process for all permits and approvals while managing relationship and timeline with the city
  • Coordinating landlord general contractor items being performed for/on tenant's behalf
  • Improving construction-related processes such as internal communication, software used, due diligence processes, and budgeting
  • Visiting job sites on an as-needed basis during construction to ensure on time completion, budget cost control, accuracy and quality of work
  • Coordinating project turnover, completion of punch list items and project close out
  • Reviewing and authorizing pay applications from contractors

Education and Experience:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in real estate development with a focus on construction management and owner’s representation 
  • Ground up, retail, healthcare and/or restaurant experience, preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Civil Engineering, or related field

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Comprehensive Project and Construction Management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions and feedback from managers, customers, vendors and company leadership
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of national building, fire and accessibility codes
  • Familiarity with leases and lease terminology
  • Strong aptitude for establishing and maintaining professional relationships
  • Solid working knowledge of Google Suite, Drop Box, MS Office Suite, etc. or ability to learn these and other software quickly (CAD/Revit experience would be a bonus)

This is an "in office" position based at the Brentwood, TN home office. The successful candidate will live in/near or be willing to commute to or relocate to/near the Brentwood office.


Application Instructions

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