• Location: Victoria, British Columbia
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #9520
  • Salary: CA$125,000.00 Per Hour

MatchBox Consulting Group is proud to be in an exclusive partnership with Abstract Developments in their search for a Development Manager.

With 25+ years of experience, Abstract began their story building high-end custom homes with an emphasis on design & construction. They have now grown into the leading real estate development for multi-family residential projects in Victoria. Their team is passionate about building great buildings and designing residences that contribute to Victoria’s landscape and community.

Are ready for the next steps in your career? Are you ready to join an amazing team of high achieving construction professional and make an impact with your own leadership and mentorship experiences? Then we would like to hear from you!

To be successful in this role you must be able to handle deadlines and fast-paced environment.



  • Conduct site due diligence, development feasibility studies and site modelling (site valuation, holding income potential, zoning bylaws, Official Community Plans, Local Area/Neighbourhood Plans, land use strategies)

  • Prepare and manage development pro-formas and project reports on an on-going basis at various stages throughout the development process to ensure viability of development projects

  • Coordinate and manage internal team members as well as external consultants (i.e. lawyers, architects, surveyors, geotechnical, environmental, realtors, appraisers, etc.)

  • Review legal documents (i.e. Letters of Interest, Contracts of Purchase and Sale, lease agreements, etc.)


  • Draft and submit Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for all necessary consultants (i.e. architect, landscape architect, civil consultant, interior designer, etc.)

  • Facilitate all Rezoning, Subdivision, Development Variance Permit, and Development Permit Applications as it pertains to development projects

  • Maintain communication with all municipal authorities and public stakeholders (i.e. city planners, council members, neighbourhood/community associations, community organizations, residential and commercial neighbours)

  • Liaise with municipal authorities and community stakeholders to mitigate political and public liabilities

  • Prepare and/or review all correspondence to be sent to municipal authorities and public stakeholders

  • Act as primary contact for all city correspondence pertaining to development projects

  • Conduct project management duties such as budgeting (development pro forma), project timelines, site inspections, contract review and management, and project administration functions

  • Ensure all applications (Rezoning, DVP, DP, BP, etc.) are being processed and are proceeding according to schedule

  • Review/coordinate Disclosure Statements and subsequent amendments, Strata Plans, Strata Budgets, etc.

  • Assist Asset Management team for all leads for potential commercial/retail tenants and resulting negotiations while coordinating all necessary documentation with property manager (i.e. Offers to Lease, Lease Agreements, etc.)

  • Assist in facilitating and managing construction financing requirements, by liaising with the CAO

  • Manage Disclosure Statement process for new developments

  • Manage the selection of a strata property manager as well as the setup of any building amenities committed to (i.e. building concierge, shared vehicles, common amenities, etc.)

  • Drive projects from acquisition through to completion while maintaining objectives


  • Maintain knowledge of local market (residential and commercial) and overall economic environment

  • Maintain strong and constant communication with internal team members (i.e. construction, marketing, sales, finance/accounting, and property management)

  • Uphold the values of “Passion, Quality, Integrity” in all aspects of work.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in real estate development or related industry experience

  • A post-secondary degree; preferably in Architecture, Urban Planning, Commerce, Finance, or related field

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and/or complex projects at various stages of development with a combined project scope of at least $100M.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of real estate development processes, from acquisition to delivery

  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment

  • Working knowledge of relevant software applications, including Sketchup or other drawing software

  • Proficient with Office365 including Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams and Project

  • Excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills with great attention to detail

  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team as well as individually

  • Intrinsically motivated and driven with a passion for real estate development

  • Creative and able to solve problems efficiently and effectively

Limitations & Disclaimer:

The above position description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the individual in the position.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all knowledge, skills, abilities, responsibilities, duties, physical job demands, and working conditions associated with the position.

Headquartered in downtown Vancouver and serving clients nationally, MatchBox is a recruitment and solutions firm that specializes in the fields of Information Technology, Engineering & Technical, Real Estate & Construction, and Accounting & Finance.

We offer unrivaled expertise with a team that has many years of experience in the recruitment and professional services industry. Our recruitment consultants work in specific vertical markets and our passion is building great connections, creating strong opportunities, and delivering that perfect match. For additional opportunities and relevant news feed, please VISIT us at http://www.matchboxhr.com and FOLLOW MatchBox on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/matchbox-recruitment 

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