Director of Property Services & Real Estate
Requisition Number:2022-PROP-002
Department:Property Services
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35

Action for Boston Community Development is a nonprofit human services organization that each year provides more than 100,000 low income residents in the Greater Boston region with the tools and resources needed to transition from poverty to stability and from stability to success. 

The Director of Property Services & Real Estate is responsible for managing all aspects of the Property Services department which oversees dozens of ABCD owned and leased properties throughout Boston and the Mystic Valley area. The responsibilities of this position include coordination of subcontractor activities, building emergency resolution, new property site identification and development, preparation of proposal and financial packages for property development, and oversight of all building related work at existing sites. 

Duties include:

  • Plan, coordinate and manage all phases of ABCD real estate and property services operations, including administrative budgets.
  • Serve as an expert resource with ABCD central departments and other neighborhood staff to identify applicable property related needs, including lease negotiation, site searches and physical improvements.
  • Work with the Planning department to identify and develop proposals around appropriate property related activities.
  • Plan, implement and oversee administration of physical improvement projects at ABCD sites.
  • Identify potential building and/or rehab sites for possible agency program use.
  • Act as Project Manager for ABCD property development enterprises.
  • Responsible for expediting various licenses, permits, zoning variance, inspection, etc. for ABCD sites with appropriate regulatory entities.
  • Coordinate and maintain leases for all ABCD locations.
  • Identify and develop sources of financing for various building/rehab projects.
  • Provide follow up and inspection services for ongoing jobs.
  • Work with a variety of staff, property owners, financiers, and local, state and federal officials to create, shape, and expedite various property ventures.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Business Management or related field, and at least ten years of experience in community development, housing, and real estate required.
  • Experience in identifying and implementing complex financial mechanisms required.
  • Some background in energy conservation techniques and policy helpful.
  • Knowledge of city, state and federal building codes and related regulations.
  • Familiar with banking rehabilitation financing packages.
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated excellent entrepreneurial and public relations skills.
  • Proven leadership and management skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written. 
  • Ability to deal sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
  • Valid driver’s license required.


  • Make an impact on the community
  • Free professional development opportunities and trainings
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 403B Retirement Plan with employer match and vesting
  • Paid Time Off
  • 13 Observed Holidays