Real Estate Manager / Project Manager

Job Overview

With 145 locations across the country, DriveTime is not only the nation’s largest pre-owned car dealerships, but is also recognized as one of the best places to work. We have an exceptional company culture fueled by collaboration, autonomy, empowerment and transparency.  We encourage innovation, continuous learning and personalized career development plans. People are our most valuable asset!!! Our rapid growth and focus on culture is a great platform to mentor, coach and lead our future executives.


We are hiring for a Real Estate Project Manager for our Tempe location. 

Job ID# 24983
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Interest: Corporate
Type: Regular Full-Time
Post Date: 11/20/2018

A Day in the Life of a Real Estate Manager / Project Manager

The Real Estate Project Manager is responsible for managing, collaborating and delegating all aspects from start to finish of the project. All projects consist of new, renovations or rebranding of retail automotive stores, vehicle repair centers and call centers. A large focus on allocating and overseeing all internal and external resources responsible for the project’s completion. The Real Estate Project Manager’s main objective it to complete the project to ensure the desired result is achieved within budget and schedule. The position reports to the Vice President of Real Estate.

  • Completes all due diligence material related to new store development.
  • Works hand in hand with the Acquisitions team on newly acquired properties.
  • Coordinate and designs interior and ground up projects with architects and engineers.
  • Negations and hires all 3rd party vendor contracts in regards to specific project functions.
  • Obtain all related permits for construction and business operations.
  • Oversee contractor bidding process and negotiate contracts with selected contractors.
  • Construct project budget and conduct financial analysis to determine viability of project.
  • Develop a schedule of milestones for project completion.
  • Tracks project costs from bid to completion, reports results to the department.
  • Delegate tasks appropriately and monitors progress to completion.


  • Manages the flow of facility request of current locations including processing tickets through direct communication with contractors and vendors for problem resolution as well as direct loopback communication with internal staff.
  • Manages the hard and electronic files for all construction projects.
  • Invoice processing.
  • Preforms other tasks as assigned.


  • Demonstrates ability to identify project risks, develop risk mitigation and contingency plans, and implement action plans to reduce or eliminate project risks.
  • Ability to interact with external client organizations and vendors.
  • Strong construction document knowledge.
  • Experience and understanding of building construction and Municipalities inspections.
  • Knowledge of furniture, fixture and equipment (FF&E), architectural/interior finishes, lighting, and signage for brand consistency.
  • Ability to work under pressure, juggle and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to make good decisions in a timely manner and based upon a mixture of analysis, experience and judgment.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proficient in MS Office tools.
  • CAD experience is a plus.


  • 2+ years full-time project management experience or other relevant experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree

Full-Time - Salary Position

50% Travel Required

Company Health/Dental/Vision/Life/Disability/401k Match (certain qualifications apply)


And when it comes to hiring, we don't just look for the right person for the job, we seek out the right person for DriveTime. Along the way, we provide plenty of opportunity to be creative and grow professionally in a fun, high-energy environment.

Hiring is contingent upon successful completion of our background and drug screening process. DriveTime is a drug-free, tobacco-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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I get to work with tons of very smart, energetic and like-minded people every day. Most of the people I would characterize as closer to a friend than a colleague.

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