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Win (Women In Need) Director, Real Estate in New York, New York

Title of Position: Director, Real Estate FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Real Estate

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer/CFO

Positions reporting to this position: Real Estate Development Project Manager

Purpose of the Position:

Reporting directly to the CFO, the Director, Real Estate will lead Win’s efforts to develop and sustain transitional and permanent supportive housing throughout New York City. The successful applicant will have not only a demonstrable interest in and understanding of real estate finance, but also a passion for the mission-oriented field of affordable and supportive housing. The applicant must have strong analytical and financial acumen, be a strategic thinker with a strong degree of initiative, have excellent organizational skills, and the ability to effectively juggle multiple priorities while maintaining attention to detail. The candidate must have solid experience in affordable and transitional housing and be able to work effectively within a collaborative team approach.


  • Supervisory position responsible for all real estate related transactions and affordable housing development and management.

  • Identify new opportunities for permanent and transitional housing development in furtherance of Win’s mission.

  • Staff liaison to Win Board of Directors Housing Committee.

  • Work with staff and consultants to develop pro forma capital development and operating budgets and financing applications for HPD, HDC, HCR, HFA, HHAP, FHLB, HUD, etc.

  • Direct the submission of due diligence to government agencies, lenders and investors.

  • Coordinate the organizations real estate responses to Requests for Proposals and Requests for Qualifications along with consultant support.

  • Manage staff and consultants through construction process and development teams (architect, contractor, etc.), to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.

  • Cultivate and deepen strategic relationships to further Win’s impact as a leader in the field.

  • Identify and secure funding sources and develop financing strategies for transitional and permanent supportive housing.

  • Represent Win at meetings with public officials, funders, community stakeholders. Partner with Win’s Social Service programs to identify and implement mission-driven transactions, secure on-site services funding and craft as appropriate.

  • Supervise property management teams responsible for Win’s existing supportive and affordable housing portfolio and establish policies and systems for the successful startup and operations of buildings in the pipeline.

  • Implement best practices to ensure compliance with various City, State, Federal and investor requirements.

  • Evaluate and report to senior management on property performance.

Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to use public transportation to travel to Win sites and other related meetings.


  • Commitment to Win’s mission, vision, and values.

  • A graduate degree is preferred, but not required (depending on prior work or academic experience). At least 5-8 years of experience in real estate is required, experience in the supportive and transitional housing area is also preferred.

  • Experience with various affordable and supportive housing programs

  • Understanding and experience in affordable housing management and compliance requirements.

  • Ability to generate development and manage operating budgets.

  • Highly organized, detail oriented and self-motivated.

  • Excellent written, oral and email communication skills.

  • Strong leadership and management skills and the ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers.

  • Local travel throughout all five boroughs of New York City required.

Core Competencies:

  • Leading Others: Establishes programs, policies and procedures to support organizational culture.

  • Facilitating Change: Helps employees plan for change with information to build their skills, relationships and beliefs.

  • Managing Performance: Consistently provides supervision and develops accountability tools to achieve deliverables. Periodically rates performance in a summary fashion. Recognizing and rewarding good performance. Can manage competing priorities.

  • Applies and Develops Expertise: Applies broad based knowledge to organizational priorities and needs in a proactive manner. Possess required technical skills and keeps up with current development.

  • Communicating and Collaborating: Values the full spectrum of diversity and inclusion. Understands and embodies the vision and mission of WIN. Understands and practices Way to Win with clients. Understands and upholds all policies and procedures described in the Win Employee Manual.

Win is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability or veteran status.