Careers at DLC

Director of Preconstruction

Elmsford, NY

DLC Management Corporation, one of the nation’s preeminent private retail real estate companies, is seeking a Director of Preconstruction to join our corporate office located in Elmsford, NY. Reporting directly to the SVP of Construction, this position will lead DLC’s preconstruction efforts and provide support to Leasing, Project Management, Project Administration & Project Coordination. The Director of Preconstruction will be required to carry out responsibilities in accordance with established practices and as outlined below.


  • Support all leasing deals from LOI, to estimate, to lease, through rent commencement
  • Support all acquisition deals from due diligence, to closing, through lease up
  • Generate due diligence reports and existing conditions surveys
  • Provide LOD drawings in partnership with consultants
  • Provide schematic and design development support with and without consultant involvement
  • Manage and provide precedent analysis data and feedback
  • Provide ‘Good Working Order’ estimates
  • Provide conceptual estimates based on precedent analysis, cost per sq. ft. , historical cost data and contractor feedback
  • Provide scope reduction Analysis / Cost Savings / Value Engineering
  • Provide schedules for construction, development / milestone and phasing
  • Provide feasibility site logistics studies
  • Manage CRM and MRI budget approval process in partnership with Project Coordination & Administration
  • Participate in preparing bids and bid leveling and review packages once submitted
  • Participate and collaborate in negotiation process for contracts for architects, GC’s and engineers
  • Participate in negotiation process for change order requests
  • Track Job Cost in MRI to compare estimates vs actuals for each project
  • Manage all preconstruction matters and act as liaison for Leasing Property Management and Acquisitions
  • Establish and maintain relationships with existing and new tenants, as well as architects, engineers and contractors
  • Manage and review tenant improvement package submissions
  • Proactively participate in Vendor sourcing and prequalification process
  • Manage historical cost database, change order database and CM fees

Desired Skills & Expertise:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering or Architecture
  • 10 years of construction estimating experience required
  • Positive, can-do attitude, optimistic
  • Consummate team player
  • Customer centric
  • Confident and assertive, yet humble and respectful, i.e. able to act with persuasion and respect and humility simultaneously
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Strong communication, problem avoidance and problem solving skills
  • Long term thinker who is able to quickly grasp the big picture needs
  • Self-sufficient with a strong sense of urgency and able to prioritize
  • Advanced to expert Excel & Estimating software skills, intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office, MS Project, Adobe Acrobat Pro, etc.