Vice President, Development (Buckingham Foundation)

Job Locations US-IN-Indianapolis
Buckingham Foundation
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Buckingham is seeking an experienced and innovated developer to lead our affordable real estate development and acquisitons for our foundation. The Vice President, Buckingham Foundation Development is the senior leader for Buckingham Foundation development and acquisitions and is responsible for the achievement of strategic goals; P&L; and securing a pipeline of development and acquisition opportunities to grow the platform.


At Buckingham, our standard is to push the standard. We take a customer approach to all projects, big or small. Real estate is an investment and at Buckingham, our biggest investment is our people. Our diverse teams are blended with individuals who foster the company's entrepreneurial spirit, have unparalleled industry expertise and aren't afraid to exceed expectations. Our team members are valued and encouraged to explore creativity, to be free-thinkers that bring outside-the-box solutions.


We offer the opportunity to help build the future. From our branded onboarding and orientation, First Day by Design, you'll be empowered to seek new challenges, to earn respect and the admiration of others. Recognized as a consecutive year Best Places to Work awardee, we build our future leaders through our professional development programs, paid tuition and certification programs and executive coaching.


With hybrid work options, we provide the flexibility you need to achieve success in your role. We offer a competitive total compensation package with generous performance bonuses, paid time off and comprehensive company-sponsored benefits.


The qualified candidate will have:

  • Minimum of 7years progressive experience in multi-family real estate development and project management experience, including affordable housing.
  • Minimum of 3 years developing, managing and leading high-performance teams internally and externally towards successful outcomes
  • Successful track record in developing multi-family real estate projects, including affordable housing – both 4% and 9% deals
  • Successful track record of running a division or small business for P&L, strategic planning and execution
  • Experience in design, engineering or construction strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of housing finance highly preferred, including federal, state, and local housing programs
  • Demonstrated knowledge and execution of affordable housing application process
  • Demonstrated analytical and financial skills including underwriting and creating proformas for deals


As Vice President, Buckingham Foundation Development, you will be responsible for identifying potential and new markets for affordable multi-family development. As the Vice President, Buckingham Foundation Development, you will be responsible to execute the overall development process from site selection, securing land, entitlements and zoning approvals, overseeing construction, overseeing lease up by Property Management to permanent loan conversion and stabilization. You will partner with internal/external resources to oversee the design process, collaborate with property management staff, and establish real estate performance criteria. The Vice President, Buckingham Foundation Development generates a pipeline of future development and acquisition projects that meet the criteria of strong long-term financial performance; develops and maintains relationships witth local funders, community and neighborhood groups, development partners and industry professionals; and manages and completes comprehensive due diligence reviews, market analysis, site design and generates development budgets and proforma to evaluate financial feasibility




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