Development Manager, Self-Storage Division, El Segundo, CA

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JDA is currently searching for a full-time Development Manager for the Self-Storage Division. A description of the position and requirements are listed below. Qualified candidates should email their resume to

Position Summary
The Self-Storage Division of Johnson Development Associates, Inc. (JDA) is seeking a
Development Manager (“the Position”) to be based in El Segundo, California. The Position reports
to the Senior Development Manager for the LA office of the Self-Storage Division and will be
responsible for executing on the Company’s pipeline of development opportunities. Day-to-day
responsibilities include consultant team management, coordinating project design, procuring
entitlements and permitting, budget forecasting, bid administration, contract negotiations,
construction management, and project delivery. Additionally, the Development Manager will assist
and support the Real Estate Managers in their efforts to acquire new development opportunities.

The Position will be based in El Segundo, California and will require travel and some overnight

Company Profile
Founded by George Johnson, Jr. in 1986, as a local developer of industrial and commercial
properties in Spartanburg, SC, JDA has steadily grown into a multi-division, national real estate
developer and principal owner of industrial, multifamily, self-storage, master planned communities
and commercial properties.

Well-capitalized and privately held, the Company is committed to growth and long-term ownership
of operating assets and achieves such by its exceptional operating performance, ground-up
development and selected acquisitions. Its divisions are highly adept in site selection and
acquisition, master planning, building community consensus, entitlement, and management. The
Company is uniquely positioned to offer career opportunities with high growth potential.
JDA is passionate about the results its team members attain together, grounded by a fundamental set
of Guiding Principles that are at the core of its culture: Integrity, Partnership, Humility,
Principled Entrepreneurship, Initiative and Fulfillment. In addition, JDA is a part of The
Johnson Group, a family of diverse companies united in these shared Guiding Principles and
committed to long-term success.

The Self-Storage Division is firmly established and poised for explosive growth. With a streamlined
and disciplined approach to site selection, developing top-notch, Class A self-storage facilities on the
east and west coasts, the division continues to expand nationwide. The Division has developed or
acquired 6.1 MM SF in its history with over 60 facilities being built since 2016 and an additional 1.9
MM SF in the pipeline.

To learn more about Johnson Development Associates, please visit

Position Responsibilities
· Lead teams of consultants and contractors to implement JDA’s regional capital
deployment goals and objectives.
· Plan internal and external resources as required to coordinate and monitor every facet of
the development process for assigned projects, including:
o Assist Real Estate Managers in evaluating land acquisitions
o Hire and manage design professionals and consultants
o Lead project entitlement process from site acquisition through project permitting
o Engage appropriate service providers and/or consultants to provide conceptual
and pre-construction estimating for all aspects of development
o Oversee the preparation of construction schedules and budgets
o Manage procurement of project permits and approvals
o Regulate on-site inspections of progress & quality
o Manage contractors to insure timely, on budget delivery
· Review due diligence materials and present findings to Management on viability of sites
for development.
· Assist in preparing the deal financial and feasibility analysis for projects.
· Manage the pre-construction and construction process including but not limited to
preparation of estimates, plans and specifications, permitting, bidding and finalizing
construction contracts within established parameters under the general supervision of the
Senior Development Manager and Regional Director.
· Provide regular project reports internally and to project investor, partners and 3rd
· Assist in developing site plans that deliver the best-in-class product consistent with
the market demands while achieving the investment assumptions approved in the
underwriting process.
· Manage any legal issues to ensure that the proper agreements are executed for
each company performing services or construction on each development.
· Monitor trends in the local construction market including pricing and availability
of materials and labor.
· Research design and construction alternatives and value engineering opportunities
that will enhance new developments without compromising functionality or life
cycle costs.
· Interface with various public agencies and develop working relationships.
· Understand & convey the inherent risks associated with a particular project.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an
employee within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may vary based
on assignment and needs of JDA.

Essential Skills and Experience
· 2+ years of experience working in an engineering, construction or real estate-related field
· Bachelor's Degree, Master’s Degree or Graduate Degree
· High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
· Detail-oriented and organized
· Ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks effectively
· Represent Johnson Development Associates, Inc. in a positive and professional manner
· Maintain a high regard of confidentiality for company information
· Exceptional written and verbal skills
· Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial work environment
· Work and manage a team well under pressure
· Proficient organizational skill set; documenting and maintaining notes from
correspondence and meetings and cataloging them for easy retrieval

Contact Information
Brian Kearney
Senior Development Manager
Johnson Development Associates, Inc.
(864) 529-1297

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is committed to diversity and equal opportunity employment. The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy (including medical needs due to pregnancy, child birth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including employment status and opportunities such as hiring, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, and termination and applies to all Company employees and applicants.

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