Development Director - Real Estate Developer

J10 Consulting

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: SP920-17

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our Real Estate Developer client has a new requirement for a well experienced Development Director to join their team in Abu Dhabi, UAE to lead strategic planning and execution of key development projects, focusing on maximizing profitability and ensuring alignment with the broader strategic goals of the organization. This role demands a high level of expertise in managing complex development projects and leading cross-functional teams

This role is available for immediate joining and is a direct hire, permanent placement with our client.

Key Responsibilities:

• Project Development Oversight: Lead the planning and execution of major development projects, overseeing all phases from feasibility studies through to completion.
• Financial Strategy and Management: Develop and oversee financial strategies for development projects, including budgeting, funding, and financial forecasting.
• Team Leadership: Lead and mentor a team of development managers and specialists, promoting a culture of high performance and continuous improvement.
• Regulatory Compliance: Ensure all development projects comply with local, regional, and national regulations and laws.
• Client and Partner Relations: Build and maintain relationships with key clients and business partners to ensure alignment of project goals with business and client needs.
• Scope of Work (RFP), Procurement, and Consultant Management:
• Develop comprehensive RFP documents for the engagement of consultants across various disciplines. Ensure clarity in project specifications, expectations, and outcomes.
• Lead the procurement and consultant selection processes, ensuring a rigorous evaluation based on expertise, experience, and value.
• Manage consultant relationships, overseeing deliverable quality, timeline adherence, payment processes, and effective change management.


Development Director Experience:

• Minimum of 20 years in development management, with extensive experience managing complex projects in a leadership role.
• Industry: Deep understanding of the real estate development sector, particularly in high-value residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects.
• Education: Master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred, along with professional certifications relevant to the real estate and construction industry.
• Superior strategic planning and management skills.
• Expertise in financial analysis and project management.
• Strong communication and negotiation skills.
• Ability to lead in a high-stakes environment with multiple, competing priorities.

About the Company

J10 Consulting are Construction Recruitment experts in the Middle East.

We help businesses and careers grow by delivering Temporary Contract & Permanent Contingency hiring solutions within Construction & Engineering in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain & Kuwait

J10 Consulting provide collaborative engagement and a deep understanding of both client and candidate requirements to cover temporary and permanent requirements across a number of vertical markets within Construction & Engineering.

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