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Our employees are driven to do well. They work hard, not only to build Cedar Realty Trust into a world-class organization, but to connect with each other and establish meaningful careers in the process. Consider a job in commercial real estate with Team Cedar, and take a look at our available listings below.

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Senior Construction Manager

Sewell or Port Washington NJ or NY Learn More

Summary:

Cedar is seeking a Senior Construction Manager who will report directly to the Senior Vice President, Development and Construction and will be responsible primarily for major development & redevelopment projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage Cedar’s construction activity relative to selected key projects, including design development, preconstruction due diligence, contractor selection and qualification, bid/award or GMP negotiation, construction administration and project close-out
  • Interface directly with internal and external stakeholders to define project requirements and constraints and obtain input on design and budgets
  • Coordinate with Leasing representatives and Tenants during lease negotiation process, develop and compile all documents (work letters, budgets, lease exhibits) for completion
  • Oversee the development of all design work from schematic concept to CD’s to insure that company and project-specific budgetary and quality goals and standards are met
  • Identify and pre-qualify the strongest GC’s or CM’s in the market for each prospective project
  • Oversees competitive bid or GMP award process, works with SVP and legal to prepare and execute contract agreements, and maintains ultimate responsibility for construction budgets and schedules
  • Build and maintain relationships with tenants’ construction & development team
  • Prepare and present monthly Development/Construction reports to Executive team
  • Efficiently and productively plan, organize, budget, schedule and execute assigned tasks; manage multiple assignments and priorities; develop contingency plans and adapt quickly to changing circumstances and priorities

Job Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience within the retail and/or construction industry in a position closely matching the job description above
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction.
  • A verifiable track record of successful management of significant retail projects. Familiarity with and expertise in mixed use projects, particularly retail with residential and/or office components, is highly desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Must possess a strong work ethic, high integrity and ethical standards
  • Exercise independent judgment and discretion and perform under heavy time and workload pressure when necessary
  • Strong conceptual estimating & budgeting skills are necessary, as well as a thorough grasp of contractor selection, bid processes, and management of multiple active construction projects
  • Demonstrated ability to perform a full range of project management duties with limited direct supervision
  • Must be capable of managing and delivering multiple projects within budget and on schedule concurrently.
  • Willingness and ability to travel as required and participate in an open, “team” oriented work atmosphere
  • Solid experience reading and critically evaluating construction documents, preparing Landlord scope of work, and understanding of retail lease document development is required
  • Demonstrated expertise in Outlook, Excel, Word, and Microsoft Project. Understanding of typical “Job Cost” systems is also important
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Administrative Assistant, Construction & Development (Temp to Perm)

Port Washington NY Learn More

Summary

In addition to providing administrative support to the SVP and VP, this position will provide limited clerical support to Construction Department personnel located in Cedar’s regional offices, and interact daily with other Corporate and regional office personnel, as well as outside service providers.

Primary Responsibilities

Administrative responsibilities:

  • Act as gatekeeper by answering and screening incoming phone calls, mail and requests for meetings
  • Manage active calendar of appointments
  • Arrange travel plans, itineraries, and agendas. Compile documents for travel-related meetings
  • Coordinate and prepare information/materials for meetings and conference calls
  • Maintain project and department files and ”follow-up” files of correspondence, invoices, and related documents
  • Code invoices for payment according to approved budget; submit to manager for approval
  • Coordinate with other departments and personnel as needed to complete tasks and projects

Construction/contract administration responsibilities:

  • Assist with processing and tracking of invoices and payments
  • Assist with preparation, issuance, and close-out of design and construction contracts based on mark-ups from SVP, VP or construction managers
  • Handle tenant correspondence- Turnover letters, Tenant notices, plan reviews, etc.

Other responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain templates on company Intranet site for departmental and company wide use
  • Special projects as time permits, such as lease research, preparation of PowerPoint presentations, creation of applications and forms, vendor qualification & annual certification, surveys of various types, and ad hoc reports

 

Position Requirements

  • A BA/BS undergraduate degree, preferred but not required
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in administrative support role, preferably at a construction, development, and/or contract administration company
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in MS Outlook, Word and Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience and proficiency with either “project management” or enterprise systems designed for real estate development/management is desirable
  • Must possess good analytical skills and problem solving abilities
  • Must be able to assume initiative and work independently with minimal direction
  • Ability to coordinate activities and efforts within a “team oriented” environment
  • Strong attention to detail and organization; able to focus on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Good time management and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet assigned project(s) deadlines
  • Exhibits a “results oriented” approach to tasks, assignments and responsibilities
  • Good verbal & written communication skills (both internal & external customers)
  • Proven ability to interact successfully with multiple levels of the organization
  • Ability to handle confidential information
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Director, Leasing

Sewell or Port Washington NJ or NY Learn More

Summary

Reporting to the SVP, Leasing, the Director of Leasing will be responsible for driving leasing activity for our grocery-anchored shopping centers. The successful candidate will be a highly strategic professional with deep leasing experience within retail shopping centers. He/she will be responsible for leading and facilitating the retail leasing process as well as participating in the evaluation, underwriting, and budgeting of retail centers.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement leasing, marketing and repositioning strategies for specific properties that are consistent with annual business plans and company goals
  • Identify and source new tenants that will be most beneficial to the property income and value while enhancing overall tenant quality and merchandising mix
  • Interface and negotiate with both tenants and third-party retail brokers
  • Drive the underwriting process of new tenants
  • Harvest and maintain strong tenant relationships
  • Negotiate lease deals to drive income and create long term value creation opportunities
  • Manage the production and review of agreements and documents in connection with retail leasing, including: leases, estoppel certificates, letters of intent, settlement agreements, lease guarantees, lease commencement agreements, etc.
  • Work closely with property/asset management team to ensure a high standard of service delivery to existing tenants
  • Represent the Company at community and industry association events

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Economics, Business, or Real Estate
  • 10+ years of progressive leasing experience within a respected institutional platform (either with a real estate owner/developer/operator or within a corporate real estate function) with an emphasis on retail leasing
  • Strong market knowledge in the east coast corridor is a plus
  • Demonstrated skill in the negotiation and closing of complex commercial retail lease transactions
  • Broad and deep pre-existing relationships with the community of retail tenants and brokers
  • Sound judgment with ability to develop and support opinions on various underwriting assumptions and appropriate pricing/return parameters
  • Active member of ICSC, and other relevant industry associations
  • Exceptional communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Solid financial acumen

 

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