Areas of Responsibility

The Assistant Vice President (AVP) will work on a variety of projects critical to the Yard’s growth from inception to construction completion.  The projects may range from public-private partnerships, self-developed buildings, tax-credit financings, and other one-time special projects.

  • Manage multiple complex development projects simultaneously from both a leasing and development perspective for existing, renovated or new industrial and commercial buildings, including:
    • Timeline and budget management
    • Financial analysis
    • RFP preparation and process management
    • Legal document review and negotiations
    • Tenant management and coordination
  • Negotiate leases, contracts, and other agreements with tenants, financing institutions and consultants
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with internal and external parties to advance project and organizational goals
  • Collaborate with colleagues in other departments, such as Design & Construction, Legal, Planning, and Asset Management
  • Prepare and present recommendations to senior staff on key project issues
  • Draft presentations and memos to elected officials, community stakeholders and BNYDC Board of Directors

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Proven ability to negotiate with counterparties and realize internal goals and priorities
  • Proven ability to close on complex real estate projects
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple high-priority projects simultaneously
  • Possess a strong sense of professional judgement and ability to solve problems creatively
  • Fluency with financial modeling and Excel
  • Possess an understanding of economic development issues
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment with limited oversight


  • Graduate Degree in real estate, business, public policy, urban planning, or similar
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in relevant field

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter as an attachment to

BNYDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex (including actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression) sexual orientation, genetic trait, actual or perceived status of a victim of domestic violence, or as victim of sex offenses or stalking, unemployment status, age, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, military status, handicap, disability, or any other legally protected classification.