Job Opening – Real Estate Consultant

Communities on the margins of opportunity deserve a trusted partner on their journey towards financial growth and stability. As a locally invested, collaborative partner in social justice and financial equity, Community Vision provides nonprofits, small businesses, and social enterprises with strategic investment and guidance to deepen work, scale impact, and strengthen our communities.

We realize that the impact of discriminatory policy, institutionalized financial neglect, and systemic racism have resulted in a deep sense of distrust felt among communities on the margins of opportunity, including people of color, folks of various abilities, genders and sexualities, and communities with low financial wealth. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities. Community Visions is an equal opportunity employer; people of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Real Estate Consultant

San Francisco, California

Community Vision works with governmental and nonprofit organizations to develop plans that address the real estate needs of their programs.  Focal areas for our work include community arts facilities, multi-tenant centers, mixed-use development and facilities for organizations that serve communities on the margins of opportunity in Northern California.

The Real Estate Consultant will work with Bay Area nonprofit organizations to plan and implement their real estate projects. Specifically, the Real Estate Consultant will provide facility planning, assess organizational financial capacity, identify and evaluate potential sites, provide advice on business terms for leases and purchase and sale agreements, analyze financial feasibility, assist with selection process for development team members, and assess property and asset management needs.

This position is primarily focused in the Bay Area counties, but may also work in other parts of Northern and Central California.

Primary Responsibilities

Client Services:

  • Identify potential clients, develop scopes services, and enter into contracts for consulting services.
  • Work with clients to determine the goals of their facility projects.
  • Work with clients to determine conceptual feasibility of their facility projects.
  • Work with clients to assess the real estate options appropriate to their programs and outline work needed.
  • Prepare pro forma models of sources, uses and cash flows for the one-time and ongoing costs of a real estate projects.
  • Work with clients to assess their asset management options.
  • Manage and maintain positive client relationships.
  • Assess the capacity of the client’s financial structure to support project costs and debt.
  • Organize, plan and conduct workshops on real estate topics.
  • Collaborate with strategic partners to integrate real estate training into comprehensive capacity building programs.
  • Measure and track results of consulting engagements.
  • Assist program staff with creation of marketing materials and marketing strategies for informational workshops.

Business Development:

  • Represent Community Vision at various community meetings, convenings, and conferences.
  • Market Community Vision’s services and products to community-based organizations, municipalities, and other potential clients.

Program Management & Administration:

  • Conduct on-going “best practices” research and document results for the benefit of real estate consulting clients.
  • Work with staff to maintain Community Vision’s consultant referral network.
  • Attend staff meetings and work with Community Vision staff to coordinate real estate consulting program with other organizational programs.
  • Prepare applications and reports to external funders (government agencies, foundations, etc) for third party contracts.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience with development of community facilities, affordable housing or commercial real estate.
  • Ability to design and build financial analysis models for real estate.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Valid California Drivers License for required driving.
  • Ability to conduct site visits throughout Northern and Central California.

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with nonprofit facility development and/or project management.
  • Experience with providing technical assistance, consulting and training, including curriculum development, webinars, group presentations and individual consultations.
  • Experience with commercial tenant improvement construction practices.
  • Familiarity with commercial real estate brokerage practices.
  • Familiarity with the nonprofit sector and municipalities in Bay Area counties.

Compensation and Benefits:

Starting salary is $80,000-$92,000 depending on experience, plus an excellent benefits package including health, dental, retirement plan, three weeks vacation, and a commitment to work/life balance.

Send résumé and cover letter:
Community Vision
Attn: HR
870 Market Street, Suite 677
San Francisco, CA94102

Fax to 415-392-8216 or email to with “Real Estate Consultant” in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Open until filled