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CAEDC Position Opening: Business Development Manager


The Business Development Manager is primarily responsible for management of business attraction, land development, and infrastructure activities; real estate site selection, due diligence, acquisition and project management post-closing, The Business Development Manager is the primary staff liaison to CAEDC’s subsidiary, the Real Estate Collaborative (REC) management group and the Real Estate Development committee.  The Business Development Manager acts as the project manager for real estate, business attraction and workforce projects/activities.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage business attraction services for new and existing businesses seeking sites in the County.
  • Work with major employers on workforce development initiatives to support existing businesses and attract/expand new businesses.
  • Assist clients throughout the land development and entitlement process.
  • Assist developers and business clients with infrastructure projects that support future development
  • Identify sites for REC acquisition
  • Perform necessary due diligence tasks to evaluate sites to include; proformas, project budgets and cash flows, site feasibility, zoning analysis, and utility analysis.
  • Manage third party vendors for REC related projects
  • Manage REC owned development projects to include; vendors, municipal officials, community relations, and building occupants.
  • Assist CEO in raising capital for development projects
  • Assist developers, business clients and REC with LERTAs and TIFs for projects.
  • Work with Governor’s Action Team on incentives to attract businesses to the county/region.
  • All other duties as assigned.

High Level Job Duties:

  • REC related activities (45%)
  • Business Attraction (25%)
  • Workforce Development (30%)

Core Competencies:

Financially Analytical

Cooperation / Teamwork

Planning / Organization

Communication Oral and Written



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a four year college or university in real estate, urban planning, or commercial real estate financing.  Applicant should have experience in commercial real estate banking, urban planning, or real estate development.

Certifications or Licenses:

Transportation available to meet job requirements.

CCIM, preferred

Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) preferred

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred

Other Skills & Abilities:

Must have real estate finance experience

Proficiency in project and budget management

Previous experience with Implan or other modeling tools

Proficiency with all MS Office applications and familiarity with customer relationship management systems

Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet needs of varying internal and external customers

Ability to handle confidential information to ensure protection of sensitive information

High level of attention to detail accuracy and follow through

Company Core Values:

  • Partner-Centric
  • Accountable
  • Integrity
  • Results Driven
  • Education
  • Innovative

Please send cover letter and resume to Jill Hair at jill@cumberlandbusiness.com.

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