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Construction Project Manager

Cullinan Properties

Cullinan Properties

Peoria, IL, USA · Chicago, IL, USA · Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2023

LOCATION: Metro Chicago, IL or East Peoria, IL

SUMMARY:  A leading real estate developer is seeking their next Construction Project Manager (or Senior Project Manager, based on experience) for a commercial mixed-use, retail, multi-family development in suburban Chicago, IL, RockRun Collection. This is a fantastic company with an entrepreneurial spirit that proves amazing benefits, top compensation, and growth opportunities.  If you’re a Project Manager with multi-family, retail and mixed-use construction management experience that is driven, independently led, task oriented and enthusiastic about developing real estate, let’s talk!


  • Provide design and construction coordination for new garden style multi-family development.
  • Coordinate base building and site improvement work, landlord improvement work, redevelopment or build-to-suit efforts for assigned projects including but not limited to the following activities to provide complete oversight of the project from the beginning to completion and transition to operations:
        • Prepare internal budget estimates as well as developing scopes of work for budgets with external parties
        • Facilitate required due diligence necessary including environmental, survey or platting efforts, etc
        • Coordinate third party RFP proposals, scope evaluation, vetting and recommendation
        • Prepare contracts, negotiate and facilitate execution
        • Kick-off and facilitate design documents and coordinate to be in keeping with budget expectations
        • Prepare schedules for pre-development and development activities to include key milestones including any required leasing milestones and notifications
        • Monitor construction with regular onsite visits to ensure conformance to drawings
        • Track, monitor and maintain project budgets including cash flow forecasts in collaboration with investment and project accounting team
  • Provide oversight and coordination for tenant build-outs including drawing review (layout, mechanical/electrical/plumbing/signage) and schedule review and construction oversight.
  • Lead efforts to develop and refine site layouts, planning concepts to maximize efficiency and minimize cost.
  • In coordination with leasing, provide timely review and feedback to letter of intents (LOI), lease and facilitate necessary exhibits.
  • Obtain senior leadership and/or ownership approvals as necessary.
  • Provide timely and accurate reports to ownership and management to advise on status of assigned projects.
  • Be a resource to Operations/Property Management for any 1-year warranty tasks, capital improvements and/or maintenance issues as needed.
  • Maintain positive relations with contractors, architects/engineers and building departments.
  • Maintain membership with professional organizations and provide representation and participation.
  • Be cognizant of the Department and Company’s goals and assist in completing those goals by the target date.


  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, architecture and/or engineering.  Business concentrations, design and real estate interests preferred but not required.
  • 3+ years’ proven experience (or in combination with a master’s degree) in a project management role coordinating commercial mixed-use developments with a focus on multi-family, retail and infrastructure projects.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills as well as good judgement, honesty, and integrity.
  • A disciplined, energetic individual with a reputation as a team player and collaborator who knows how to get things done on time and within budget.
  • A focused individual who is skilled at schedule development and adherence, contract negotiations, managing consultants and the approvals process, as well as developing written scopes of work and internal budgeting.
  • An ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to take initiative and seek responsibility.
  • Ability to foster positive relationships with colleagues, clients, vendors, contractors, and subcontractors.
  • Travel is expected.


  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Organized & Ability to Multi-Task
  • Dependable
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Problem-Solving Skills

Why Cullinan Properties?

Cullinan Properties is a multi-disciplined, leading developer of real estate specializing in commercial and mixed-use developments and acquisitions. Cullinan Properties develops, manages, and owns mixed-use, retail, multi-family, office, governmental and medical properties throughout the United States.

We recognize that our team drives our greatest achievements. We are passionate about maintaining a fulfilling, rewarding and energetic work environment while setting the stage for your continued success. We search for entrepreneurial professionals who become personally involved in every phase of each project.

  • Meaningful Work – work closely with clients and communities to develop properties – creating jobs, fueling local economies and contributing to quality of life.
  • Changing the Game – evolving, fast paced environment with career advancement opportunities.
  • Community Builders – social opportunities with local charity organizations, including volunteer benefits.
  • Excellent Benefit Package – generous PTO, 401(k) company match, bonus opportunities, continuing education reimbursement, competitive employee health insurance package including a wellness program & more.

To learn more about Cullinan, visit www.cullinanproperties.com