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Director, Construction | Development

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General Growth Properties, Inc. Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 4 months ago

Company Overview

Brookfield Properties Retail Group has an immediate need for a Director, Construction | Development at our headquarters in Chicago, IL.

Brookfield Properties Retail Group is a retail real estate company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and owned by affiliates of Brookfield Asset Management. Our regional shopping centers are destinations for retail, lifestyle, dining, entertainment and so much more. Our extensive portfolio of properties spans the nation, encompassing 163 locations across 42 states and representing over 146 million square feet of retail space. All of our properties are strategically located in regional and coastal areas that constitute the "heart" of America.

Our passionate team is comprised of experts across a range of specialties who share a goal of ensuring our properties are continuously evolving and innovating to meet the needs of our communities. Our company culture celebrates collaboration, encourages an entrepreneurial spirit and values diversity. We are very proud to have a team of premier talent who are in it to win it. We invite you to be part of our success story.

Position Overview

Under the direction of the Vice President of Construction, the Director of Construction provides support to the Development and Asset Management departments in the expansion, renovation and construction of existing and new development projects. Provides technical expertise to help coordinate the design process and manage the construction activities of all on-site activities. The Director of Construction acts as a resource by providing technical advice and direction as required by mall operations and tenant coordination. This position is also responsible for budget, quality control, and for maintaining the agreed upon schedule through collaboration with the project team. Participate in training and career development of assigned staff.


  • Plan and adhere to regularly scheduled meetings with the Vice President of Construction and attend department meetings when called by Vice President of Construction.

  • Submit monthly Project Status Reports and budget forecasts on time and offer assistance to the Construction Management staff for cutting costs and improving schedules.

  • Adhere to and follow all department policies and procedures.

  • Be proactive in working towards overall company and department goals and objectives.

  • Complete all annual performance goals established with supervisor.

  • Be proficient with Project Management and scheduling software.

  • Evaluate and monitor performance of Construction Managers.

  • Act as the team leader for the group and a resource to aligned team members in Asset Management and Development.

  • Prepare and submit Contract and Change Order requests and approve Applications for Payments submitted by outside vendors as well as review and approve commitment requests, payment applications and budgets.

  • Monitor and balance regional Construction Managers workloads and assignments, assist the Vice President of Construction in hiring/staffing needs.

  • Conducts monthly regional Construction Management Activity Report (CMAR) meetings and ensure reports and updates are distributed as required.

  • Manage monthly Construction Management workload schedules and monitor the construction activities for all assigned projects under his/her control.

  • Prepare, review and approve construction estimates.

  • Promote a "best practices" policy within the design and construction management group.

  • Encourage, promote, develop and support construction management talent and instill formal project management skills in all group members.

  • Provide technical expertise to mall operations and tenant coordination; meet with leasing staff as needed to present and review drafted lease agreements and construction plans.

  • Responsible for implementing and following all department policies and procedures established by the Senior Vice President of Construction and Design and the Vice President of Construction.

  • Other tasks or duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Architecture or Engineering

  • 7 years of demonstrated supervisory responsibilities over staff, budgets, and schedules.

  • Minimum 10 years experience in the management of construction projects; preferably in the Retail field

  • Proficient with Microsoft Project, Word, Excel

  • Understanding of building materials and budgets

  • Excellent project managment and organizational skills

  • Undersatnding of architectural design and documentation proces

  • Familiarity contracting with management and outside contractors

  • Ability to determine and recognize quality and work quickly to resolve problems

  • Engineering skills to determine good design practice

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Director, Construction | Development

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General Growth Properties, Inc.