Construction Manager
New York, NY Design and Construction
Job Type

  Fairstead is a vertically integrated real estate company specializing in affordable and mixed-income housing. Since 2014, Fairstead has acquired and/or developed more than $4 Billion of multifamily property across the country, and today owns a portfolio of 16,500 apartments in 18 states. The company’s comprehensive platform provides hands-on expertise across all multifamily disciplines, including acquisitions, development, design and construction, energy and sustainability, property management and social services.  

Fairstead’s primary mission is to provide high quality housing to all regardless of income, and to make our stakeholders feel “Right at Home.” We accomplish this through an empathetic and innovative approach, and by utilizing our interdisciplinary platform as an investor, developer, owner, and operator. Fairstead provides hands-on expertise across all multifamily disciplines, including acquisitions, development, design, construction, energy, sustainability, property management and social services. With a long-term commitment to its residents, communities, and partners, the Fairstead team stands out by:

  • Listening to and understanding the needs of its residents, communities, partners, and stakeholders alike
  • Developing and preserving high quality affordable housing in an innovative and sustainable fashion
  • Creating a positive social and environmental impact within the properties and communities it serves

Fairstead’s Core Values

  • Empathy
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Determination
  • Integrity

Position Description

Fairstead is now seeking a Construction Manager in a growth opportunity to work as an owner’s representative for the company. This position is responsible for the overall direction and completion of Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects. A strong applicant will exhibit a natural drive and a self-starter mentality to both implement and execute on key project milestones throughout the development lifecycle and financial outcome of a construction project.


  • Exhibit ownership mentality through initiating, overseeing, and completing real estate development projects (initial design through renovation)
  • Provide Detailed Scopes of Work, Budgets, Schedules, Project Plans as well as Onsite Project Checks, Monthly
  • Review and negotiate change proposals from contractors and/or subcontractors
  • Prepare Final Checklists, Punch Lists and Resident Relocation Plans
  • Direct and supervise work of project administration, resident relocation coordinators, project superintendents, and design teams to establish operational priorities
  • Perform on-site walk-throughs to ensure contract performance, safety compliance, and quality control with the intent of delivering our large complex mixed used projects.
  • Interface with design team, property management and engineering staff to ensure that all construction related items are coordinated and have little to no impact on the day to day activities of the property.
  • Administer document control procedures for all construction related documents.
  • Negotiate change orders. Manage and update project budget and cost forecasting.
  • Manage the permits and certificate of occupancy with all governmental agencies and requirements.

  • Ability to work in a team environment with a proven ability to lead individuals from different disciplines and delegate tasks
  • Strong time management skills, adaptable with ability to manage multiple priorities & meet deadlines, and keen attention to detail. Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion.
  • Exceptional communications skills (written and verbal) and intuitive interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of architectural, structural, and/or MEP systems
  • A highly entrepreneurial, self-motivated and results-oriented individual.
  • Must be open to travel 5 days a month.
  • BS OR MS Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or related field.
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination required