What does a Land Development Manager do?

Land Development Managers examine land development conditions and oversee land development projects in a real estate development business. They also oversee field, civil, and environmental engineering tasks.

As Land Development Managers, they manage engineering and construction professionals to meet corporate and project goals on time. It is also their job to prepare the site for building, supervising water, roadway, sewer, and drainage construction projects.

Land Development Manager Responsibilities

  • Manage and direct construction projects to ensure timely completion of projects within budget.
  • Review zoning laws and building codes to ensure that construction projects comply with regulations.
  • Coordinate with architects, engineers, contractors, suppliers, banks, and other parties involved in the development process.
  • Research market conditions, city planning requirements, and environmental regulations to identify potential issues before making long-term commitments.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements with vendors, contractors, consultants, and other parties involved in the development process.
  • Prepare budgets and track costs during the development process to ensure that projects are on track financially.
  • Supervise a team of architects and engineers to manage the design and construction process of a project from start to finish.

Land Development Manager Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in real estate, urban planning, civil engineering or another closely related field.
  • Knowledge of construction techniques, zoning laws, and environmental regulations.
  • Excellent organizational skills to keep projects running smoothly.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines with little supervision.
  • Knowledge of real estate principles and practices.

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