Property Development Associate

Property Development Associate


CUCS helps people rise from poverty, exit homelessness, and be healthy. We excel at development affordable housing and providing programs that link housing, health, and social services for low-income individuals and families.


CUCS is seeking a Property Development Associate to join its Property Development team. The Associate will be responsible for the day-to-day project management of supportive, affordable, and transitional housing development in New York City. This role will also manage the renovation of new and existing program offices for non-residential CUCS programs. The Property Development Associate should be driven by CUCS’s mission to see complex projects through to completion.

General Information
Location  198 E 121 STREET
New York, NY 10035
United States



  • Track and monitor day-to-day development of permanent and transitional housing projects.
  • Coordinate project consultants including architect, surveyor, owner’s representative, and environmental consultant.
  • Perform outreach duties, as needed, including attending community meetings.
  • Engage in programmatic and design discussions with CUCS staff and external stakeholders.
  • Provide necessary administrative and logistical support for all of the above.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Development Phase:

  • Conduct site feasibility and zoning analyses with respect to new development opportunities.
  • Research sources and prepare applications for necessary financing.
  • Coordinate or assist in creation of project narratives, visual aids, and other documents for public approval process and community relations.
  • Coordinate with government partners and contractors to complete environmental review.
  • Coordinate with project attorneys to prepare, collect, and organize all closing documents.

Construction Phase:

  • Attend on-site construction meetings.
  • Work with architect and general contractor to track and monitor submittals and approvals.
  • Review consultants’ work; track progress; and keep project team on schedule.
  • Submit quarterly and monthly reports to financing partners and oversight agencies.
  • Track and coordinate with Fiscal team to ensure payment of requisitions and invoices.
  • Track and update the project budget.

Close-out Phase:

  • Work with architect, expeditor, and general contractor to obtain certificates of occupancy.
  • Work with city agencies to secure appropriate tax exemption certificates.



The Property Development Associate reports directly to the Director of Property Development.



The Property Development Associate position is full time (35 hours per week) with limited evening and weekend hours, as needed.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field with two years related work experience required. Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one year related work experience.
  • Proven knowledge of housing development finance, policy, process, and practice
    • Knowledge specific to New York City and homeless services a plus
    • Prior experience overseeing construction projects a plus
    • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and work well under pressure
    • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
    • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and attention to detail
    • Creativity and ability to problem-solve
    • Comfort working in an office environment and in the field
    • Strong quantitative skills, particularly working with spreadsheet programs
    • Proficiency with word processing and email programs
      • Proficiency in project management systems a plus


Competitive salary commensurate with experience, which includes an excellent benefits package.

Please be advised that you must upload your cover letter and resume in one document. Applicants will only be considered for positions they apply for.
CUCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind 

Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.