Construction Analyst, Construction Management
IN Construction Management
Job Type

CREA, LLC is a full-service low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) syndicator forming long-term relationships with investors and developers that cultivate success and improve lives. With over 20 years in affordable housing, CREA has raised $11 billion - resulting in the formation of over 83,000 homes within 906 communities across the country. Thanks to the contribution of over 155 employees, CREA continues to look for talented and passionate individuals who are excited about opportunities to grow with us into the future. We are looking to add a talented Construction Analyst to our Construction Management team in our Indianapolis or Boston office.

Physical Presence: In-Office | Tue – Thu; Flexible | Mon & Fri

Open to the following CREA office locations: Indianapolis, IN. or Boston, MA.

Reports to: Senior Vice President, Construction Management 

Position Summary:

The primary role of this entry-level position is to evaluate potential investments brought to CREA for consideration from a construction risk management perspective. Investments are on a national scale, and the individual will work closely with other areas of CREA, including Acquisitions, Asset Management, Credit & Underwriting, and Syndications. This position focuses mainly on performing pre-construction analysis and construction monitoring services for CREA’s portfolio.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform pre-construction analysis of critical due diligence items relating to site work, design plans and specifications, construction schedules, and budgets for multi-family housing developments
  • Engage and evaluate third-party Construction Plan/Cost Reviews and Environmental Desktop Reviews
  • Analyze and identify the key strengths, weaknesses, and perceived risks associated with each proposed development
  • Prepare and present detailed pre-construction analysis to department leaders and Investment Committee members
  • Review monthly construction draw requests, third-party monitoring reports, and approve equity draw requests in coordination with Asset Management
  • Travel to sites to perform construction monitoring inspections when necessary
  • Prepare site inspection reports summarizing findings, observations, and risk assessment
  • Enter and track Property specific construction data into CREA’s integrated web-based software
  • Work closely with other departments within CREA

This position requires an associate's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, or a related field is required; candidates with a bachelor's degree are preferred. Knowledge of residential construction operations and design is a plus. In addition to academia, the ideal candidate possesses approximately 2-4 years of multi-family housing field experience. Candidate must have the ability to interpret plans and technical specifications for construction projects, such as geo-technical & environmental reports, and a familiarity with analyzing construction schedules and budgets. Must be computer literate and possess excellent writing skills. Approximate 25% travel, including overnights, throughout the continental United States is required for this position. Candidate must possess and be able to demonstrate effectiveness with each of the following Core Competencies.   

Core Competencies:

  • High level of detail orientation
  • Effective written and oral communication skills to express complex issues or solutions
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Possess confidence and initiative to succeed with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while diligently managing priorities and resources to meet various deadlines
  • Exhibit professionalism, high ethics, and a team philosophy in one’s work

Our Values:

  • We work as a family, investing in each other, worthy causes, and the communities we serve. 
  • We have integrity in all that we do; we embrace differences and treat others with kindness and respect. 
  • We believe that, with teamwork, we can accomplish anything and pursue inventive solutions for our clients.