Director of Design in Dallas, TX at LMC, A Lennar Company

Date Posted: 10/5/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Dallas, TX
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  • Experience:
    At least 4 year(s)
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Job Description


Our Company: 

Lennar Multifamily Communities (LMC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Lennar (NYSE:LEN), is a multifamily real estate development and operating company with a diverse portfolio of institutional quality multifamily rental communities across the US. Between our completed developments and pipeline, LMC owns and manages over 100 communities across the US that exceeds 33,000 homes and $12 Billion in development costs and consists of high-rise, mid-rise and garden apartments.

LMC Emblem Communities is a division of LMC focused on the programmatic development of suburban apartment housing across the nation.


Summary of Position:

The Director of Design is responsible for collaboration with the divisional development, property management, and marketing teams on the design and execution of all leasing offices, amenities, common areas, residences, models, finish specifications and signage to enhance the prospective resident and resident experience at LMC’s “best in class” apartment communities.

**This position has the ability to be based in Denver, CO or Dallas, TX. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 60-70% of the role will be spent traveling to the areas within the region.
  • Review and provide input on design for a wide range of new development multifamily communities throughout the life cycle of the design process from conceptual through installation.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners and provide feedback on creative visioning, innovation, space programming and floor plan development for common areas and residence floor plans including low voltage and audio/visual.
  • Review project for design consistency throughout design process to ensure community meets product-positioning targets. This includes consistency in architecture, interior design, finishes and signage.  Work with Interior Designer and review FF&E selections and finishes, outdoor furnishings, and fitness layout and equipment selections.
  • Advise Development and Property Management Teams in determining level of residence finishes appropriate for market and community during underwriting. Refine and provide feedback on final selections for finish and color during design development.
  • Oversee and manage Leasing and Motivational wall development and installation.
  • Guide development team with design related budgets and costs. Review FF&E proposals.
  • Assist with value engineering to vet or find alternate ways and means and/or specifications.
  • Participate in box/framing walks for all common area spaces and residences. Walk residences and common area spaces for progress and compliance with plans.
  • Participate in punch/acceptance walks for common area spaces.
  • Assist Development with installation schedules for FF&E. Be present for FF&E installations to insure per plan/contract and FF&E of good quality and design.  Participate with any pick-up and follow-up as may be needed.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with manufacturers and suppliers to keep informed about product offerings. Research new product and introduce to Development and Property Management Teams.  
  • Be conduit to share new design concepts and products cross divisionally.
  • Frequently tour multifamily competitors, hotels, model homes and keep informed on design trends.
  • Periodically attend design and multifamily related conventions and shows.

General Overview of Compensation & Benefits:

  • The median base compensation for this position is estimated to be $105,000 annualized, subject to adjustment based on business-related factors including employee qualifications and operational considerations.
  • This position may be eligible for performance-based bonuses as determined in the Company’s sole discretion.
  • This position will be eligible for company benefits in accordance with Company policy. We offer a competitive total rewards package including medical, dental and vision coverage along with a broad range of supplemental benefits including 401k Retirement Plan, prepaid legal assistance, and more. We also offer paid time off for vacation, sickness, holiday, and bereavement. We are pleased to be able to provide 100% company paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance.
  • This information is intended to be a general overview and may be modified by the Company due to factors affecting the business.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Technical Certifications or Accreditations Preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in real estate development (preferably with an emphasis on Multifamily), land development and project management and the demonstrated ability to build and direct effective teams to manage major development projects.
  • Knowledge and understanding of development and construction practices.
  • Detail orientation and drive to always be on top of their areas of responsibility.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to manage up and down.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Superior desire to meet commitments/deadlines.
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously through high energy, flexibility and excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills including BlueBeam and MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word). 
  • Must have the ability to operate an automobile. Must have a valid state approved driver’s license.

Physical Requirements:

This is a position which requires the Director of Design to be able to view computer screens, mobile devices and other electronic equipment, paper reports, and journals for extended periods of time where visual strain may result. Must be able to frequently walk, stand, and climb stairs in and around construction sites, communities, apartment homes, models and properties. Also, must have the ability to speak, hear, bend, stoop, reach, lift, and move and carry up to 20 lbs. Finger dexterity is necessary. Regular travel is required to visit communities and offices throughout the region, and to attend training classes, business meetings, or other situations necessary for the accomplishment of some or all of the daily responsibilities of this position. Must have ability to operate an automobile.


This description outlines the basic responsibilities and requirements for the position noted. This is not a comprehensive listing of all job duties of the Associates. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



Regular Full-Time

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