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Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated

Senior Development Manager (Real Estate)

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated - Dallas, TX

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $145 billion. At the end of the third quarter of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 80,000. As of September 30, 2017, LaSalle Investment Management had $59.0 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

JLL is focused on winning in the marketplace and being the industry leader, executing better than anyone else and innovating to create great products and services. We operate in an atmosphere of teamwork, ethics and excellence. Our clients see the results as we address their needs, solve their problems and bring new ideas.

As a distinguished market leader, we offer challenging career opportunities in an exciting environment. Our future success as a firm depends on our ability to attract and develop the very best people in the business.

Our values define who we are, underscore our commitment to clients and provide direction for everything we do.

Our unique culture has been recognized by industry experts and our peers. We are:

• A LinkedIn 'Top Company: Where the World Wants to Work Now'

• A “best company to work for” in multiple locations around the globe, including Chicago, San Francisco, London, Ireland, Shanghai and Hong Kong

• World’s Most Ethical Companies from Ethisphere Institute for seven consecutive years

• America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies from Forbes Magazine

• #1 Top Corporate Real Estate Firm from Watkins Research Group, Inc. for six consecutive years

This partial list of awards demonstrates our record of achievement and our commitment to fostering an award-winning culture. For further information, visit

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We are currently seeking a Senior Retail Project Development Manager to join our Dallas Project Development Services Division. We are looking for individuals with retail development experience specifically for pre-construction and site development activities. Services typically include site identification and due diligence, pre-site development and ground up build outs for big box retail projects. We are looking for a solid background in Project Development Management with experience in at least one of the following areas: Project Management, Architecture and Construction.  Retail Development Project Management experience, specifically in big box retail is preferred.


  Understanding and experience with Big Box Retail Development

Well Organized with ability to develop and process workflows.

Well versed in dealing with local jurisdictions and municipalities.

Ability to engage, coordinate and manage all the consultants needed during site due diligence and development.

Ideally this person can cross over into a Construction Project Management role if and when needed. 

Client Interface & Project Team Relationship Management

Development Manager will focus on:

Site Due Diligence and Site Development

GTECH and Environmental issues.

Entitlement, Zoning and Variance matters

Facilitating and Expediting Permitting

All Matters Pre-Construction Related

Dispute Resolution/Problem Solving

Interface and correspondence with City Officials


  Candidates must have:

Retail Development experience (entitlement, zoning, access easements, jurisdictional permitting) preferably in “Big Box” retail.

Experience working with 3rd Party Developers and Landlords on Build-To-Suit Transactions. 

Experience representing and driving Client/Tenant timeline throughout the development process.  Managing and leading external parties (3rd party developer, landlord, city officials, planning and building departments, etc.) through the development approval process.  

Comfortable driving development process on behalf of Client (as Agent for the Client). Managing ambiguity and the challenges that arise during the pre-development and development phase. 

 Comfortable communicating with C suite.  Ability to adjust communication cadence and style to align with Client Leadership team (written and verbal).


  Professional Degree in Architecture/Civil Engineering.

Minimum 10 years of experience in related areas


  Planning and Organizing – Establish course of action to accomplish goals, evaluates results, develops schedules, and can orchestrate multiple activities at once by effectively utilizing resources

Client Focus – Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of external and internal clients, acts with client in mind, establishes and maintains effective relationships, and gains their trust and respect

Technically Savvy: Proficient in Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Project, Word

Experience with Budget & Milestone/Schedule Development, Management and Tracking

Ability to Read & Understand Construction Drawings & Specifications

Business Acumen – Respected for professional and savvy business sense

Ability to interact with multiple stakeholders and pro-actively anticipate their needs

Dealing with Ambiguity – Can effectively cope with change, can shift gears comfortably, can decide and act without having the total picture, can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty

Interpersonal Savvy – Relates well to others at all levels and uses diplomacy and tact

Self-Starter – Able to start and complete projects independently

Time Management – Use time effectively and efficiently, can attend to a broader range of activities, gets more done in less time than others

Written/Oral communications – Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely, get messages across that have the desired effect

Hard worker & Team Player – No Task too small. Getting the job done and exceeding client expectations is the key to integrating successfully into our team


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Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated


Senior Development Manager (Real Estate) Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated - Dallas, TX, United States


Location: Dallas, TX

Company Profile:
JLL is a financial and professional services firm specializing in commercial real estate services and investment management. We create value for companies and institutions that invest in and use real estate. Our 48,000 people work across 1,000 locations in 70 countries to serve the global, regional and local needs of corporates, investors and developers. Our integrated services offering is grounded in expertise in all property types, a deep understanding of real estate markets and capital markets, and is coordinated and consistent across geographies.