Development Manager

New Jersey

Development Manager

OVG is the largest European Real Estate Technology company. We develop smart, high-tech office buildings, but always with a sustainable footprint. Our core purpose is to create healthier working, living and learning environments by using smart technology. To achieve OVG‘s green focus on innovation and technology we are active members of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Dutch Green Building Counsel (DGBC) World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and CoreNet Global.

In 2016 OVG expanded its activities to the USA. OVG USA’s goal is to become the leading Real Estate Technology company in the American Northeast. Our first project is underway and we have the ambition to expand, fast.

The commercial real estate market is subject to radical changes. The days of valuing based on ‘location, location, location’ are coming to an end. Welcome to the era of ‘location, information, analytics’. Mobility is changing the way we behave in our built environment; health & wellness is on every one’s agenda and the ‘internet of things’ makes everything in our lives measurable. At OVG, we experience a strong demand for buildings that differentiate themselves through technology, wellbeing and sustainability. Buildings that put the user experience and wellbeing at the center of attention.  
At the same time, we see cities investing in technology & innovation in order to attract and retain businesses and workforce talent. By 2040 over 65% of the world’s population will be living in cities, that are already using 70% of the world’s annual energy needs. Add to that the raising level of flexibility, wellbeing and inspiration the workforce has come to expect to make clear we that we drastically need better buildings. We are looking for talent to help us develop the next generation of healthy and inspiring spaces.

Job description
As Development Manager you are responsible for the entire development process.

  • Participation with the commercial manager during the commercial process – from acquisition, leasing, sales to after sales.
  • Lead and manage the design team with focus on sustainability, innovation, wellbeing and technology.
  • Establish and monitor development budgets and project schedules and report progress and variances.
  • Manage and oversee the juridical background of the development in order to cover development risks back-to-back.
  • Manage the environmental and political processes in order to obtain all required permits according to the approved design. 
  • Form effective working relationships and networks with contractors, architects and other third-party consultants to ensure timely and superior completion of all projects and deliverables.
  • Attend regularly scheduled design and construction meetings to ensure proper collaboration between all parties.
  • Prepare status reports providing progress and updates for Board meetings.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple complex projects in various stages.
  • Work with internal teams such as finance and commercial to help support OVG’s growth.

Skills required /qualifications

  • Master's degree, in Engineering, Construction Management or Architecture.
  • 3-5 years of experience in commercial Real Estate.
  • Proven track record of leading on development projects from post-acquisition through hand over..
  • Experienced in the (re) development of various office concepts and fit-out processes.
  • Legal and transactional skills.
  • Self-reliant, good problem solver, team player, innovator, results oriented, enthusiastic personality and high level of energy.
  • Able to cope with time pressure and dynamic surroundings.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, networking and presentation skills in English.

We offer
This is a full-time position in Hoboken, NJ and per 2018 in New York. OVG offers an attractive employee benefits package that more than meets market conditions. Therefore flexibility, a desire to constantly learn and a desire to take on new challenges and responsibilities are an absolute must in order to succeed with us.

Would you like to know more or apply directly?

Do you have any questions about the position or are you already sure about your choice and want to get started as our Development Manager? Please send your CV and motivation to Nadia van den Borne (HR Manager) via