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Director of Construction

Construction | PALO ALTO, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us

About the Company:  SummerHill Apartment Communities was formed in 1997 and draws upon a 20 year heritage of developing, owning and managing multi-family apartment communities throughout the West Coast.  Since 1997 SummerHill Apartment Communities has acquired and/or developed over 2,000 apartment homes.

We are proud of our heritage and our ability to deliver quality residential communities in markets where a limited supply of new apartment homes coupled with favorable demographic trends create opportunities to deliver quality and value. Our Development Teams in Northern and Southern California are dedicated professionals who are experienced in all components of the development process including design, construction and asset management.

SummerHill Apartment Communities is a subsidiary of the Marcus & Millichap Company. For more information, please visit

Position Overview

SummerHill Apartment Communities seeks a Director of Construction to join our dynamic team of professionals!

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Assist and Support Site Acquisitions and Due Diligence Activities including:
    • Prepare standard specifications, construction estimates and construction schedules for GO meetings
    • Support Director of Estimating and Director of Pre-Construction in developing preliminary construction budgets and indirect fee budgets
  • Assist and Support Development Managers in the Entitlement Process including:
    • Prepare design fee projections, update construction estimates and schedules
    • Support Development Managers with entitlement approvals, hearings, public relations
    • Support Development Managers with identification of off-site improvements and public improvements
  • Pre-Construction Management including:
    • Work with Development Managers to identify required design consultants
    • Prepare design discipline requests for proposals and receive and vet proposals
    • Provide recommendations for awards
    • Prepare design discipline work agreements
    • Update, manage and maintain budget costs for consultants
  • Support Asset Management in developing and integrating amenity layouts common area uses
  • Manage development of Design Development documents
  • Manage development of Construction Documents
  • Determine and manage permit fees, bond requirements, City approval process
  • Work with SVP to identify Pre-Construction firm and prepare and manage Pre-Con agreement
  • Manage construction estimates and work with Pre-Con firm to establish means and methods, value engineering and construction scopes
  • Work with SVP to develop final GMP and support negotiations of General Contractor agreement
  • Work with General Contractor to expeditiously execute subcontracts
  • Construction Management including:
    • Manage General Contractor, construction budget, construction schedule
    • Manage off-site utility improvements
    • Manage General Contractor to complete project and turn-over process
    • If required, manage on-site SummerHill Construction Managers
  • Support Asset Management in developing and integrating unit finishes, addressing, logos, naming, FF&E installation
  • Support Asset Management in integrating Lease-Up execution, public events, etc
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Experience:

  • College degree required, preferably in architectural or construction management fields; MBA preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in multifamily development / construction management; expertise in managing the architectural design, construction and close out processes for multifamily development projects required
  • Must have the ability to efficiently manage multiple projects while maintaining quality of work product