Job: Director of Land Development

The Director of Land Development will report to the Land Bank Board through the Board Chair or his/her designee, and will serve as the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Land Bank. He/she will oversee the strategic redevelopment of publicly owned surplus vacant land and structures within the City of Philadelphia. This work will primarily include the strategic assessment of reuse of these properties, the planning and financial analysis to determine feasibility of redevelopment proposals and the acquisition of property through the tax foreclosures processes as allowed by the Philadelphia Land Bank enabling legislation and other acquisition mechanisms. The Director will be responsible for implementing the Philadelphia Land Bank Strategic Plan and ensuring land dispositions align to the Land Disposition Policies.

The Director will be responsible for managing internal and external relationships, staff, procedures and processes, budgetary responsibilities and consulting services associated with land development activities. Details

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Job: Real Estate Specialist III

Real estate work purchasing and/or selling real estate property. Employees assigned to projects of great scope and complexity requiring the exercise of great independence of judgment. Explaining City real estate procedures to and negotiating terms with owners, prospective buyers, and/or their agents to obtain a successful conclusion are significant aspects of the  work. Details

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Job: Senior Development Specialist (revised 5/11/2017)

Professional sought to support the leadership team of the Philadelphia Lank Bank.

The Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (PHDC), a non-profit organization funded primarily by the City of Philadelphia and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is looking for a professional to support the leadership team of the Philadelphia Lank Bank.  Primary responsibilities include highly specialized and technical work in support of public and privately assisted programs and projects generally designed to produce community development projects including, but not limited to, business, economic and residential developments.

Senior Development Specialist responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting research related to land acquisition
  • Reviewing proposals to evaluate project feasibility, including determining suitability of proposed land uses and financial feasibility
  • Preparing memoranda on activities and transactions
  • Maintaining accurate project data and reporting project status on a regular basis
  • Preparing specialized maps and other graphics
  • Responding to customer inquiries regarding Land Bank activities and land use opportunities
  • Assisting with special projects, as assigned

Also Includes:
Competitive Starting Salary, Superior Health Insurance, Generous Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation and Generous Paid Leave and Holidays

Starting Salary:


  1. Graduation from an accredited four year college or university.
  1. Four years of progressive experience in real estate development and technical assistance programs, three years of which has involved the analysis of residential/commercial development projects utilizing complex financial techniques, coordination of technical assistance workshops and seminars and the preparation of funding proposals.


Application Procedure:

Applicants for this job opportunity must mail, fax or e-mail a cover letter and resume to:

LaVerne P. Harris at PHDC Human Resources
1234 Market Street, 17th Floor, Philadelphia PA 19107
FAX: 215-320-7895
Email: PHDC.Hiring@phila.gov

Please contact LaVerne P. Harris at 215-686-9724 if you have any questions regarding this job opportunity.

This job opportunity will be posted until a sufficient number of qualified resumes/applications have been received.  

PHDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status.

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Agenda & Board Package, May 11, 2017

Board of Directors Meeting

May 11, 2017

3:30 p.m. 

Agenda and Board Package

  1. Roll Call
  2. Public Comment
  3. Approval of Minutes for the Meeting of April 13, 2017
  4. Update on Property Transfers
  5. Dispositions:
    138 W. Thompson Street – BMK Properties, LLC
    832, 836 & 838 N. 16th Street – SDGN 16th Street LLC
  6. Adjournment

This meeting is open to the public

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VPRC Meeting, May 9, 2017

The Vacant Property Review Committee has posted the Agenda for its May 9, 2017 meeting at 10am in City Council, Caucus Room, 4th Floor, City Hall.

  1. Presentations by Attending Guests (requesting properties)
  2. Consideration of Minutes of Previous Meetings
  3. Property Disposition Recommendations
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