Director of Development

At Brinkman, the Director of Development leads all aspects of the Development Team. This dynamic, highly collaborative role works closely with the highest levels of the organization to ensure execution and operational excellence, assess targeted development opportunities, and ensure selected projects are successfully completed. This role is also directly responsible for managing, mentoring and coaching internal team members, improving cross-functional processes, and fostering and sustaining relationships in the community. The successful candidate will have an excellent knowledge of the real estate/development markets, be highly energetic, adaptable and committed to the future growth and success of the company. 

This position will be an active member of the Brinkman Leadership Team, specifically accountable for the success of the development team as a whole, providing continued growth of internal, cross-functional team relationships, screening and feasibility analysis of targeted projects, supporting, developing, and training development team members through the design and entitlement process, providing guidance on research of general commercial real estate matters, and establishing standard operating procedures for the companies’ development process while keeping both collaboration and accountability as top priorities.


Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in real estate, development, construction management, finance, or architecture 
  • Graduate degree in real estate, development, or construction management is a plus 
  • Ten or more years’ experience in real estate or development, acting in roles of increasing responsibility, leadership, and knowledge of real estate and development markets

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • History of building and sustaining high performing teams that enhance company culture of accountability, employee engagement, and positive morale
  • Natural ability to lead others, provide direction to internal and external project teams
  • Strong commitment and ability to teach and train other team members
  • Proven development of complex projects in multiple asset classes
  • Ability to take ownership of projects and produce high quality results
  • Adept at performing feasibility analysis on targeted projects
  • Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills
  • Effective commitment to building and maintaining relationships and providing high touch internal and external customer service
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, time-management, and presentation skills and attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn and take on additional responsibilities and special projects
  • Advanced proficiency with Excel financial models; Argus experience a plus
  • Ability to thrive in a growing entrepreneurial company

About Our Company:

Based in Fort Collins, CO, Brinkman has been shaping the real estate landscape of Northern Colorado for over a decade. Since our founding in 2005, we have been the recipient of such accolades as Small Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Bravo Emerging Entrepreneur, Best Start-Up Company of the Year, and have been named a Mercury 100 Fastest Growing Company for nine consecutive years.

Brinkman is a community-focused real estate development and investment company. Our team is made up of innovators who strive to better ourselves, strengthen our partnerships, and to use business as a force for good. 

We uphold a mission-driven business model which roots our gauge for success in the positive impact we have on families and communities. We create meaningful spaces that infuse vibrancy into neighborhoods and provide unique experiences to its inhabitants. Our environmentally conscious developments accomplish financial results that generate a collective economic impact for communities, businesses, individuals, and investors.

Our Triple Bottom Line:

These are our non-negotiables when it comes to doing business. We revisit these three tenets when deciding what projects to embark on and the like-minded partners with whom we’ll work.

PEOPLE:  We measure success by the impact we have on families and communities.

PLACE:  We create meaningful spaces through environmentally conscious developments.

PROSPERITY:  We generate financial results that produce a collective economic impact.

Our Core Values:

  • Be All In
  • Dare Greatly
  • Be the Change
  • Communicate Authentically
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Find Your Balance

Our Benefits Package:

  • PTO
  • 8 hours of paid Volunteer Time Off
  • 401k + company match
  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • Profit sharing program
  • Spot bonus program
  • Core values recognition program

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