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Development Manager - West

posted November 12, 2019

OTO Development - Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
653595 l

About This Job


OTO Development has an exceptional career opportunity for a Development Manager that will help oversee exciting hotel construction projects in the San Francisco Bay area, with possible future expansion to other areas in the region. We are looking for a manager that will join our team of some of the brightest and most established leaders in real estate development!

OTO’s Development Manager manages and directs ALL aspects of the hotel entitlement, development, and construction process, working with the company’s local market Real Estate Manager through everything including, but not limited to these specific responsibilities:

• 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 and entitlement 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 owner’s 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.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right person!


Since 2004, OTO Development (OTO) has delivered excellence in hospitality and is one of the fastest-growing hotel development and hospitality management companies in the nation. Recognized as an industry leader OTO develops, owns and operates award-winning select-service hotels in key markets across the U.S. with brand partners: Marriott, Hilton & Hyatt. OTO has a collective history of over 530 properties, a management portfolio of over 65 properties, plus an exciting pipeline of projects. For six years OTO has ranked on INC. 5000's list of Fastest Growing Private Companies and in 2018 was certified as a high-trust, high-performance workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. As one of the fastest growing companies in the lodging industry, we are uniquely positioned to offer career opportunities with high growth potential.


  • College degree, preference to construction management, engineering, architecture, or related field, with experience within the design and/ or construction industry.
  • Candidate must be well spoken, a self starter and be able to work effectively with many stakeholders and field personnel.
  • Must possess a good working knowledge of MS Word and Excel and Scheduling and Project Management software.
  • Communications must be clear and concise, with good follow-up skills.
  • Candidate needs to have a “hands on” approach to getting all tasks 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.