Commercial Development

Senior Development Manager

Phoenix, AZ  •  Full Time

Job Description

Thompson Thrift is looking to hire a full-time Senior Development Manager for our Phoenix, Arizona office to assist the Commercial Development team on our construction projects. This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. It is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to join a company with excellent team member engagement, high employee satisfaction, and opportunities for career mobility! 

The Senior Development Manager will be responsible for taking our commercial real estate projects from concept to completion. Capable of handling a variety of commercial projects from build to suit retail and industrial projects to large mixed-use projects. Participates with team members on acquisition, city/county coordination, site and building design, permitting, design meetings, construction administration and acts as the representative of the owner. This position will be responsible for preparation site investigation reports, cost at completion reports, project status reports and maintaining project files. The successful candidate will have knowledge of real estate transactions, general contracting methods, be detail oriented and purpose driven to set and meet deadlines.


  • Bachelor's Degree required in the area of Project Management, Construction Management, Civil Engineering or  related field.
  •  7+ years of experience in a Real Estate or Commercial Project Management position.
  •  Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to relate well across the organization and  with clients.
  •  Excellent analytical/problem solving skills are needed
  •  Knowledge of Real Estate Transactions.
  •  Computer literate with experience in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Project and Procore.
  •  Demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
  •  Detail oriented, purpose driven.
  •  Able to set and meet deadlines.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Preliminary Conceptual Site Planning
  • Overall Project Coordination Up to Hand Off for Construction
  • Soft Cost Budgeting
  • Development Schedule
  • Due Diligence – Title, ALTA, Phase I/II, Geotech
  • Full Entitlements
  • Civil and Architectural Design Plans
  • Full Permitting
  • Organize/Maintain Project Files
  • Other Duties as Assigned

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Employees may perform other duties as assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Performance of the required duties will require physical ability to climb permanent and temporary stairs, passenger use of construction personal hoists, ability to climb ladders and negotiate work areas under construction. Performing this job will sometimes require the employee to walk work sites that do not have infrastructure, this includes walking on uneven surfaces, through mud, through ruts, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Performing this job requires the use of hands to finer, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, sit, talk and hear (bells, whistles, etc.), stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Employees must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works on-site at the construction work site where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and the risk of electrical shock. The noise in these work environments is usually moderate to very loud.

*May perform other duties as assigned.

At Thompson Thrift, we work to fulfill our mission daily 'to positively impact our team members and the communities we serve.' As a successful, 30+ year development and construction company, we are looking for team members who are inspired by our mission and share our core values of leadership, excellence and service. Our property management teams work in a fun, fast-paced work environment and have tremendous room for professional growth. Full time position with benefit package including health insurance, vision, dental, short and long-term disability, 401K and paid time off.

Are you ready to join our team?