Real Estate Associate/ Senior Associate (VP)

Costa Mesa Permanent USD80,000 - USD150,000
  • Open to all real estate backgrounds
  • Work on AMAZING projects for top tier clients

About Our Client

National Real Estate Services company known to assist clients in master planning activities, site analyses, needs assessments, program planning, financial modeling, and market analyses for real estate investment & development opportunities. A majority of their projects are mid to large scale mixed-use developments for public universities.

Job Description

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.


As the Associate or Senior Associate your role will be to work closely with your assigned team on 2-4 projects in multiple stages of completion. Below is a list of potential responsibilities:

  • Client relationship management
  • Lead business plan implementation, production of all design/construction documents, special project management, permitting, and construction of new projects
  • Develop and manage budgets, including pre-development spending, that support cost-effective implementation of teams strategies, tactics, and operating plans
  • Produce standard outline specifications that teams can easily access for use in new developments
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards and review project deliverables
  • Manage the RFP process in tandem with firm's in-house construction team to select general contractors to carry out new development projects
  • Direct the administration, communication, and overall performance of general contractors, design consultants, attorneys, and capital partners
  • Drive the entitlement and permitting process and requirements for each project by working with various local municipalities; represent the company and the project at all public and private meetings
  • Serve as the link between Design and Construction teams to ensure cohesive coordination of complex projects from conceptualization to buildout
  • Partner with Development and Operations leadership to develop the business plan and project roadmap for each new domestic development; collaborate with Operations team to provide asset management oversight to guide the community to stabilization
  • Perform site visits with the general contractors, manage their design work, verify their budget submissions, and approve their payment applications
  • Perform site feasibility analysis of potential new projects, including project strategy; collaborate with internal stakeholders, including Finance, Construction, Operations, etc.
  • Prepare monthly reporting for internal and external constituents that contains the status of the project, including budget, general contractor change requests, potential risk, contingency and allowance reconciliations, construction schedule, construction update, and cash flow
  • Oversee important tasks like estimating, budgeting, scheduling, negotiating contracts, purchasing, controlling quality, and reporting
  • Review RFIs and applicable submittals as needed for owner input

The Successful Applicant

The ideal Associate or Senior Associate/ VP would have the following qualifications:

  • Strong 4+ years of experience in a real estate related role
  • Experience creating developmental financial models required
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Real Estate, Construction Management, Engineering, related major, or equivalent experience; Master's degree preferred
  • Excellent quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Superb written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills as well as contract negotiation expertise
  • Ability to perform without immediate supervision and to handle multiple projects across various stages
  • Effective use of various project management software to plan, monitor, and report on projects
  • Proficiency in financial modeling and analysis
  • Experience managing client relationships
  • Ability to train, develop and manage a team of reporting consultants

What's on Offer

This job offers competitive base salary + bonus & benefits

Ursula Trevino
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Job summary

Real Estate
Sub Sector
Property Development & Consultancy
Costa Mesa
Contract Type
Consultant name
Ursula Trevino
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