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Director, Commercial Development - CSM Corporation

Posting Date 2012-Feb-20
Post Details
Source Select Leaders
Posted By CSM Corporation
Location Minneapolis, MN
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Job Function Job Functions -> Acquisitions/Dispositions

Director, Commercial Development - CSM Corporation 

CSM Corporation

This position is responsible for directing and coordinating all aspects related to the sourcing of opportunities and execution of strategies for the acquisition, development, leasing and marketing of primarily office, industrial and retail product types, and potentially other product types pursued by the Company.  Responsible for coordinating and executing all analysis, processes, SOP’s and workflow involved in the development, acquisition, and leasing for  commercial property acquisitions and commercial property development for the CSM commercial portfolio as directed by the Vice President, Commercial Proeprties.

Exemplifies integrity and trust
Committed to quality and outstanding service
Treats everyone with respect
Dedicated to continuous improvement
Committed to the future of our communities

Strategic Focus
Process Improvement / Innovation
Decision Quality
People Management Development
Priority Setting
Problem Solving
Accountability / Drive for Results
Handles Pressure Well
Attention to Detail


Education:  High School Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree in business or real estate related field required. Advanced degree preferred. Prior real estate development and leasing experience preferred. Commercial real estate professional designations preferred.

Experience/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:  10+ years experience in Midwest based commercial property development, leasing, and/or real estate marketing. Software proficiency in Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook. Creativity; ability to work independently with a sense of urgency; excellent communication and presentation skills; Strong analytical skills.  Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects and tasks. Diplomacy and relationship building ability. Attention to detail and problem solving skills critical.


Development/Acquisition:  Direct and coordinate all aspects of the commercial development and acquisition strategy, workflow and process as directed by the Vice President, Commercial Development, including strategic market and end use analysis; deal sourcing, site selection and acquisition; constraint analysis and due diligence coordination; financial pro-forma modeling and analysis; municipal use permits and approvals; design and construction direction and coordination; interim and permanent financing; prospect identification; lease and sale negotiation; management of project schedules and budgets; and coordination of legal documentation.  Primarily responsible for providing added-value to the real estate product itself by working with and negotiating with customers, communities and other stakeholders to create the right product for the market while providing financial solutions that generate successful results and maximum profitability.

Leasing/Sales:   Direct and coordinate the leasing and sale of space within existing and proposed developments by initiating contact with prospective tenants and purchasers.  Coordinate and conduct showings with potential tenants and purchasers, direct and manage broker relationships, compose and submit letters of intent and lease agreement proposals. Direct the preparation of legal documents associated with new leases and property sales. Follow all CSM workflow, SOP’s and lease processes.  Assertively conduct mailings, follow-up calls and proactively searching for and contacting potential tenants, build-to-suit clients and other end users.  Field phone calls from brokers and potential space users and provide pertinent space availability information on any commercial development and acquisition opportunities pursued by the team.

Marketing/Market Research:  Assist in the development, maintenance and enhancement of the CSM commercial marketing materials for development projects consistent with the commercial properties group standards.  Direct and coordinate the analysis, deal structuring and packaging of effective responses to RFP’s and Build to Suit proposals. Assist in the design of specific materials for new developments to include creating signage, brochures, ads and flyers for all CSM commercial development properties.  Assist in the maintenance of the commercial development section of the CSM Corporation website. Maintain current market knowledge through assembly and analysis of market data.

Client Satisfaction:  Develop and nurture internal and external customer relationships through effective communication, responding to requests in a timely, effective and professional manner. Demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams and all departments in the Company to solve problems and create value. History of building successful relationships in the Midwest brokerage and third party service provider community. Demonstrated ability to direct and manage third party vendors and consultants. Responsible for interaction with and presentations to the Executive Team. 

Self/Workload Management:  Responsible for effective self/workload management. Demonstrate clear written and verbal communication skills.  Promote collaboration and positive, professional work environment. Adhere to  and uphold all CSM Standard Operating Procedures.

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