Director, Development (Construction)

Columbus, Ohio

Posted in Real Estate and Property

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Job Info

Prologis is the global leader in logistics real estate. We own, manage and develop high-quality properties in the world's most vibrant centers of commerce, with over 1 billion square feet in 19 countries, over $200B of gross AUM. Some of the world's largest brands (e.g., Amazon, BMW, DHL, FedEx, Pepsi) turn to us because they know an efficient supply chain will make their businesses run better, and a strategic relationship with Prologis will create a competitive advantage. As a top ranked U.S. company among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, we take our global footprint seriously.

Job Title:
Director, Development (Construction)



Do you want to play a role in global commerce?

Prologis is seeking a Director, Development for our Columbus, OH markets. This position takes responsibility for managing development activities for land and building developments including site pursuit, land due diligence, entitlement, design and construction of industrial / warehouse facilities (both speculative and build-to-suit) for ground-up projects in those markets.

The position requires a high degree of energy, enthusiasm, outgoing personality, technical competence, and professionalism. The position is preferred to reside in our Columbus office and interact daily with Prologis development, deployment, and leasing teams. The position reports to the VP - Development Officer.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop budgets, define risks, and track costs, both hard and soft costs for land, infrastructure, and building construction for both build-to-suit and speculative developments.
  • Develop, tender, and manage a variety of sizes of projects ranging from $100,000 to $50,000,000+ in development cost.
  • Lead a team of consultants and contractors to obtain the regional capital deployment goals and objectives.
  • Coordinate and monitor every facet of the development process in projects that are assigned, including:
    • Partner with the Investment Officer in evaluating land and building acquisitions and dispositions
    • Hire and manage design professionals and consultants
    • Schedule, budget, and plan development
    • Lead project municipal approvals process from acquisition through project permitting
    • Provide conceptual and pre-construction estimating for all aspects of development
    • Manage procurement of project permits and approvals
    • Regulate on-site inspections of progress, safety & quality
    • Lead role in project closeout
    • Effectively communicate prudent information regarding project status to Market Officers and Supervisor
  • Respond to build-to-suit or leasing RFP's by establishing site plans and floor plans, proposed specifications, construction budgets, and schedules. Establish, plan, and participate in regularly scheduled development meetings to communicate the company's expectations and oversee the timely completion of milestones set forth in the each of the contemplated developments.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction and exceed customer's expectations on each project.
  • Monitor trends in the local construction market including pricing of materials and labor.
  • Research design, construction alternatives, and value engineering opportunities that will drive innovation in Prologis' developments without compromising functionality or life cycle costs.

Tell us if you're ready.
  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Architecture, or Engineering (Civil or Structural) is desired, but not required.
  • Minimum of 8 years' experience in a similar role working in the field of Civil Engineering, Architecture, or Construction Management.
  • Experience in local industrial development, land municipal approvals, and construction.
  • Project management experience with a general contractor preferred.
  • Experience on BIM projects is desirable but not required.
  • Self-motivated and ability to multi-task and prioritize with minimal direction.
  • Computer proficiency: Strong Excel, Google Earth, ACAD viewer (in addition to normal Microsoft tools).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time within markets.
  • A professional license (Engineer, Architect, etc.) is desirable but not required
  • Promote a positive, can-do attitude with a real focus on Customer satisfaction, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Be able to have fun!

All full-time roles in the US come with a robust benefits package which includes healthcare, dental, and vision insurance for employees and eligible dependents. Prologis also offers several other wellness, financial, and work/lifestyle-specific benefits. Our 401(k) retirement plan has a company match of 50% up to 12% of eligible compensation. We also offer generous PTO with a starting accrual of 22 days a year in addition to paid holidays and volunteer time.


People First

Each of us working at Prologis plays an essential role in the enduring success of our company. We value people who are decisive, courageous and adaptable. While we are one company, locations and departments operate with autonomy and accountability. Individuals take the initiative here.

When you join Prologis, you work shoulder to shoulder with some of the top talent in the industry to do the best work of your career. Every employee belongs. Every employee contributes. Employees advance their careers here.

As a successful global enterprise, Prologis has never lost sight of what matters most, our strong belief that our people are the most important part of our business. And because of that, we provide a generous total rewards package and take a lot of time to focus on quality management and leadership development. People come first here.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of drug screen and background verification. Prologis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religions, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Employment Type:
Full time

Columbus, Ohio

Additional Locations:
Cincinnati, Ohio, Indianapolis, Indiana

As a condition to the commencement of your employment, Prologis requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. You are considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks after your second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax vaccines, or two (2) weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. In addition, all employees must have at least one vaccine booster when eligible. Prologis will consider requests for a reasonable accommodation as to the vaccination requirement on the basis of a disability or sincerely-held religious belief in accordance with applicable law.

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