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Development Manager - West

posted February 25, 2019

OTO Development - Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
653595 l

About This Job


Candiate manages and directs ALL aspects of the hotel entitlement/development/constructon process, working with a Real Estate Manager through everything including, but not limited to:

  • Site analysis
  • Site planning/ design
  • Preparation of detailed development schedules/ timelines
  • Developing cost estimates and proforma budgets
  • Understanding and working within Franchise Agreements and ensuring conformance with all development related Brand Standards
  • Completing comprehensive due diligence of each prospective site (including obtaining and reviewing all soils and environmental reports surveys, utility/acoustical/other studies, etc. as necessary)
  • Oversight of the entire entitlement process (including obtaining all planning/zoning and other necessary city and state approvals)
  • Directing architects
  • Interior designers and other consultants
  • Bidding and bid qualification
  • GC selection/ contracting
  • Oversee the entire permit process
  • Directly manage the entire construction process though acceptance by Franchisor
  • Turnover to Operations/opening and close-out

A heavy focus placed on managing the design and construction of hotel projects and maintaining a significant on-site presence as owners representative.

Duties include ability to properly manage multiple types of hotel projects in fast paced, dense urban environments.  Candidate must be able to clearly communicate and demonstrate a thorough understanding of the entire hotel development process, provide concise status and cost reports, and to provide clear direction and the necessary leadership to make things happen as agreed to.  Some travel and a solid commitment are required. 


Experience in dense hotel/ multi-family/ mixed use developments, with a solid background and experience level demonstrating a clear understanding of land acquisitions/ due diligence, entitlement processing, and construction management.  Candidate must be a self starter and require little direct supervision.  Must possess a good working knowledge of MS Word and Excel and be able to develop reports, spreadsheets, correspondence, etc…  as required. Familiarity with scheduling, document control and cost estimating software systems preferred.  Degree in Architecture, Engineer (or other relevant major) or equivalent experience required.   Communications must be clear and concise, with good leadership and follow-up skills.  Candidate needs to have a “hands on” approach to getting all projects completed with a high level of quality and in a timely/ efficient manner. 


About This Employer

Regional Office

About Us

OTO is a hospitality company focused on becoming the premier developer and operator of the best branded hotels in high-growth markets across the United States. With an emphasis on quality, reliability, service and value, our goal is to develop a portfolio of great hotels managed by exceptional people. Every OTO associate is an integral part of a team focused on providing exceptional service to guests visiting our properties. We take pride in our facilities, in our role in the communities where we live and work and in the superior work environment that defines hospitality and is shown in our commitment to our guests and to each other. If you become a part of our team, your contributions will have a direct impact on your workplace and on the experience of our guests.

We are a rapidly growing hotel development and management company, with a bias toward action and an impressive record of accomplishment. We seek individuals who want an environment in which they are recognized for their accomplishments and rewarded for individual and group successes.


Committed to excellence in both hotel development and management, OTO Development leads the lodging industry with a robust portfolio (and pipeline) of upscale select-service hotels with Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott brands. Further defined by entrepreneurial leadership, a skilled team of professionals, and the relentless pursuit of improvement, OTO excels in responsible growth and award-winning service. A highly rewarding workplace, OTO is currently in its fifth consecutive year as one of Inc. 5000's fastest-growing companies in the U.S.


OTO's mission is to create long-lasting value for each property we build, each community we touch, and each individual we recruit. The investment we make in each employee is reflected in our strong belief in promotion from within. Continuing education & career development opportunities are prevalent; our company culture is one of integrity, respect, and hard work.


OTO provides competitive pay and benefit programs, including medical plan options, life insurance, discount hotel room options and more. Read about our benefits here.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.