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Senior Director, Construction Tenant Improvement

  • Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
  • FullTime
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About Bedrock

Bedrock is a full-service real estate firm specializing in innovative city building strategies. Since its founding in 2011, Bedrock and its affiliates have invested and committed more than $7.5 billion to acquire, develop and operate more than 140 properties in Detroit and Cleveland with landmark developments at the Hudson’s Site, Book Tower, City Modern, Tower City Center and the May Company Building.

Bedrock’s projects include new construction, adaptive reuse and a portfolio totaling more than 21 million square feet of office, retail, residential, industrial, hospitality and parking.

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Position Summary

The Senior Director, Construction is responsible for further developing and leading the Bedrock Tenant Improvements (T.I.) construction team. The primary purpose of the T.I. team is to support leasing’s efforts with providing feasibility and estimating for proposed uses, and expedite tenant start of business to enhance landlord’s opportunity for earlier rent commencements and an increase in net operating income. This position will provide leadership to the T.I. Team while ensuring efficient cross collaboration takes place between the leasing, legal, engineering, and property management teams.

Essential Functions

  • Identifies and formulates process improvements or new processes to provide highest degree of support to leasing and improve NOI

  • Cross collaborates to establish roles and responsibilities between the TI Team and Property Management for overseeing Tenant’s Construction, or other Teams as needed.

  • Directly Implement or Oversee TI Project Managers for the following responsibilities, including, but not limited to:

    • Tenant Improvement Team is the owner and point of contact for all components associated with getting a Tenant’s start of business (which may involve unusually complex tenants or projects), to include understanding the tenant’s unique needs relating to the condition of the space for each deal and pro-actively helping the Tenant or it’s Architect to obtain information on existing conditions and local permitting, inspection and construction special requirements and practices.

    • Assist tenants (especially local tenants, high impact tenants, and those with little or no construction experience) through the design, permitting and build out process.

    • Provide a consistently high level of customer services to all customers (i.e, Leasing, Legal, Tenants, etc.).

    • Create and maintain a critical path schedule for all projects to ensure that multiple, simultaneous, and sequential tasks are being monitored and executed for timely completion.

    • Coordinate feasibility studies for proposed Landlord Work Budget Estimates Requests, confirming proposed space is suitable for proposed Tenant use.

    • Provide timely Landlord Work Estimates (some of which may be quite complex and may involve structural work, site work and turnkey construction) to Leasing, identify cost savings when possible, and ensure the Leasing Agent is well versed on the Landlord Work scope and cost so that a deal can be accurately represented to Deal Committee.

    • Oversees all lease required Landlord Work projects from inception through project turnover including but not limited to design management, solicit, award, management of Construction Manager, budget adherence, financial forecasting, cash flow, payment process, contracts, dispute resolution, monthly reports, project schedule, and regulatory paperwork

    • Conducts regular site inspections to verify compliance with approved project plans and specifications

    • Ensure Tenants are proceeding with their Tenant Improvements in accordance with their leases, by engaging Landlord approved contractors, collecting their insurance certificates, obtaining permits, and passing inspections for all work.

    • Host preconstruction meetings with Tenant, Tenants Superintendent, Property Management and Property Engineers, review contractor rules and regulations, Landlord approved drawings, and allow Property Management to discuss site logistics and daily coordination items.

    • Effectively self-manage their workload (requiring little or no supervisory oversight of their work) and actively participating in recurring meetings with tenants, leasing and other stakeholders, as evidenced through proper documentation of deal progression and milestones on a Tenant Progress Report, timely follow ups and expedited turnaround times to facilitate Tenants start of business as early as possible, the ability to see the business side of issues and effectively dialog and communicate with the highest levels of Leasing and Management.

    • Review, comment and approve tenant plans to ensure compliance with building systems, criteria, and basic design.

    • Advise leasing on prospective new tenants located in buildings with Historic Tax Credits, identify tax credit status, and establish a strategy to use regarding historic requirements when communicating to prospective tenants.

  • Contributes to the strategy for the comprehensive construction team

  • Maintains an understanding of all construction activities, development/project statuses, roadblocks, issues, costs, and projections of the construction team assignments via regular 1:1 meeting with responsible Team members, field reviews, and personal project involvement as necessary

  • Vets' contracts and recommendations to award to construction managers, along with active contract negotiation

  • Develops and maintains strategic business relationships with City, State, and Federal Agencies

  • Communicates and works collaboratively with internal and external team members including clients/owners, consultants, contractors, designers, and regulatory agencies

  • Completes miscellaneous assignments as directed by the Vice President, Construction, along with attending meetings and standing in on behalf of the Vice President when necessary

  • Proposes solutions to potential issues from identified project risks to Executive Council

  • Monitors the construction team’s management so that in-progress and archival project records are being kept in an orderly manner, including but not limited to correspondence, construction documents, contract and project administration documents, budget reports, construction change directives, reports, and meeting minutes

  • Develops and maintains up-to-date training, policies, and procedures, and monitors risks associated with the construction process

  • All other duties as assigned

Leadership Attributes

  • Drives the culture: Communicates the culture’s value to team members and holds them accountable for living it every day

  • Develops People: Sets clear expectations, delivers timely and effective feedback, and encourages team members to develop their talents

  • Builds Trust: Demonstrates a high degree of integrity by honoring commitments, telling the truth, and respecting confidentiality appropriately

  • Thinks Strategically: Clearly understands the business, leads the team through the problem-solving process, and works on the business not just in the business

  • Communicates Effectively: Recognizes how words, tone, and physiology impact results, then adapt accordingly to gain buy-in and alignment for the team’s and organization’s vision

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, architecture, engineering, or a related field (required)

  • 10 years of tenant improvement construction experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of management or leadership experience in construction project management (required), preferably tenant improvement construction

  • Specialized experience or certification, license, or advanced degree in area of expertise (desired)

  • One must be comfortable and able to walk to tenant improvement construction sites across Downtown Detroit. When on site, one will traverse stairs, ladders, roofs, roof hatches, etc.

Position Qualifications

  • Customer Service Focused

  • Able to problem-solve at an advanced level

  • Able to develop policy and procedures

  • Able to integrate complex activities within their function to achieve the organization’s strategic goals

  • Acts independently

  • Analyzes situations

  • Attends to details

  • Identifies problems

  • Initiates Tasks

  • Manages pressure

  • Motivates self and others

  • Multi-tasks

  • Plans and organizes

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and may be modified periodically.


This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities performed by persons assigned to this classification. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor or manager to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. All principal duties and responsibilities of this position are essential functions of the position. Job descriptions are reviewed on a regular basis and may be revised at any time. Revisions will be communicated to employees within the classification. This job description does not constitute a contract of employment; therefore, the company may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

Bedrock is an equal-opportunity employer.

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