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Pre-Development Manager - Raleigh, NC

Highwoods Properties
Raleigh, NC
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Are you ready to join an exciting, growing and well-established company that honors integrity, recognizes hard work, rewards achievements and fosters career growth? If you are, Highwoods Properties, a large, publicly traded full-service real estate company, may be your next and best career move. Our company offers a dynamic, fast-paced environment that promotes teamwork, creativity and collaboration. Take the next step and see what Highwoods is all about. Currently, we are seeking a qualified individual to join us in our Raleigh, NC corporate office as a Pre-Development Manager.

This position will lead and/or assist with project pursuits and conceptual design of projects and partner with the corporate marketing team to orchestrate RFP responses and presentations. Once project is awarded, will orchestrate a smooth transition from pre-development to development, while preserving and enhancing Highwoods development and building standards. Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee pre-development/estimating efforts and effectively lead project teams and foster solutions
  • Provide pre-development services for projects
  • Develop and maintain strong relations with prospects, customers, designers, general contractors, subcontractors, vendors and other Highwoods team members
  • Manage, direct and motivate project teams during the pre-construction phase of projects
  • Plan and assist in the pre-development strategy meetings on the approach to the project and/or budget
  • Prepare construction/development proposals with best project information attainable prior to bid date
  • Lead the coordination of RFP and RFQ response processes
  • Demonstrate exceptional presentation and sales skills while assisting and serving on RFP/interview teams
  • Provide oversight to architects, engineers and consultants during design, predevelopment process; negotiate professional service agreements
  • Review drawings and specifications for completeness of information before pricing
  • Assist with bidding/selection of architectural firms
  • Manage the preparation of schematic, design development and construction documents
  • Assist with bidding construction documents, analyze and select General Contractor
  • Assist with obtaining necessary regulatory approvals and permits
  • Obtain topographic survey, boundary survey, easement survey, traffic survey, environmental Phase I study, Wetland survey, Riparian Buffer Survey and subsurface investigation reports
  • Update and further define Highwoods building standards, continuing to incorporate best-in-class office trends
  • Heavily participates in development report card process
  • Utilizes the development and entire submittal package report card to analyze prior submittals, using a case study methodology, to identify and recommend pre-development process improvements


  • JobId: 2427
  • Posted / Updated: 6/29/2017