Owner’s Representative


IFF / Chicago, IL


IFF is a mission-driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer that helps communities thrive by creating opportunities for low-income communities and people with disabilities. Key to our success has been a deep sense of purpose, a broad perspective, and a relentless focus on achieving positive results. Social return can coincide with financial return. Across the Midwest, we help clients from every sector, including human service agencies, health centers, schools, housing developers, and grocery stores. Our staff of nearly 100 professionals works from our Chicago headquarters, and we also serve the Midwest from six regional offices: Indianapolis, IN; Detroit, MI; Minneapolis, MN; St. Louis, MO; Columbus, OH; and Milwaukee, WI. IFF is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. We are the largest nonprofit CDFI in the Midwest and one of only a few nationally to earn the AERIS five-star, triple-A, policy-plus rating. Since 1988, we have made more than $700 million in loans, leveraged $2.3 billion in community investments, and grown our total managed assets to $606 million. More information can be found at www.iff.org.


The Owner’s Representative manages work associated with the construction and building analysis of RES projects. The Owner’s Representative participates in projects led by other RES staff, as well as directly coordinates and manages small- to mid-sized projects and project teams (Project Teams) under the close supervision of the Managing Director of Real Estate Services. This includes conducting site visits and analyses on potential buildings for clients, conducting facilities assessments and providing analyses of facilities, taking an active role in managing the design process on construction projects, managing all aspects of construction projects, project accounting and reporting, and managing client relationships during the construction phase of projects. The Owner’s Representative works on many real estate projects simultaneously, participates in departmental planning meetings for projects, is an active Project Team Member on projects, and supports the work of the Vice President and other RES staff as necessary.


Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in architecture, engineering, construction management or urban planning or studies. Advanced degree in real estate, architecture, construction management, engineering or planning preferred. At least two years experience in architecture, engineering, construction management, facilities management, or real estate development required. Travel is required. The Owner’s Representative will visit abandoned buildings and vacant lots and inspect them fully, and inspect construction project sites. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.