Careers at Caydon

A career with Caydon is about more than just property development or our apartments, it’s about becoming intricately involved in the design of our cities. Whether in Melbourne or cities across the US, our goal is the same – to introduce the world to our unique perspective on design-led living. We’d love you to be part of the team.

Current openings

  • Development Assistant - Houston, Texas

    Posted July 18, 2018

    The Caydon Difference

    Caydon USA is the US division of Caydon Property Group, a leading Australian-owned property developer. Caydon is driven by a passion to deliver places that set new standards in lifestyle offerings. Caydon cares about the longevity of our projects and aims to enrich and inspire those who live in and around our communities. With an established 16 year presence in the Australian market; Caydon has operated the US division for 2 years and now has a pipeline of projects across the US. Current cities of operation include Houston and Seattle.

    About The Role

    Caydon USA is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Development Assistant to facilitate the execution and growth of Caydon’s development goals. This role will report directly to a Development Manager within the development team. The Development Assistant will be responsible for assisting the development team through the Due-Diligence, Design, Construction and Activation phases of the development.

    Location

    The role will be based in Houston, Texas with limited travel requirements.

    Timing

    Immediate

    Development Assistant Personal Characteristics

    - Flexible and willing to learn Caydon’s development processes and procedures
    - Assertive and efficient while communicating expectations
    - Self-motivated and driven to complete tasks without being given step-by-step instruction
    - Persistent and inquisitive while learning development concepts

    Education Requirements

    - Professional degree in a related field (real estate/construction management)

    Work Experience Requirements

    - 3+ years’ experience in multifamily, apartment and/or condo construction or design management.
    - Thorough understanding of the design and construction process for high density residential development
    - Understanding of industry standard design and construction agreements

    Compensation

    Competitive base salary with benefits

    Duties & Expectations of Development Assistant

    - Organize, attend, and document internal and external design meetings, construction meetings, sales & marketing meetings, milestone document reviews, development team meetings, etc.
    - Assist in the Requests for Proposal (RFP) process for the selection of various roles (design, construction, consultant, etc.) for the development.
    - Assist in the creation, issuance, communication, and execution of various agreements.
    - Collect, organize, and manage the collation and filing of internal and external development documents.
    - Assist the Development Team with internal and external reporting across multiple projects.
    - Possess and demonstrate a fundamental understanding of how buildings are designed and constructed while being able to assist in management of the design and construction process.
    - Conduct research into local entitlement, building code, and other requirements/processes for various geographic regions/cities throughout the US.
    - Assist in tracking the progress of multiple 3rd party entities against the project development schedule.
    - Exhibit strong interpersonal and communication skills to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

     

     

    To Apply

    SEND CV & COVER LETTER

  • Market Research Analyst - Houston, Texas

    Posted July 18, 2018

    The Caydon Difference

    Caydon USA is the US division of Caydon Property Group, a leading Australian-owned property developer. Caydon is driven by a passion to deliver places that set new standards in lifestyle offerings. Caydon cares about the longevity of our projects and aims to enrich and inspire those who live in and around our communities. With an established 16 year presence in the Australian market; Caydon has operated the US division for 2 years and has a pipeline of projects across the US.

    About The Role

    Caydon is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Market Research Analyst to investigate and monitor economic and demographic data as it relates to the real estate industry. This role will report directly to the USA Chief Operations Officer while working closely with Caydon’s USA based Development team. The Market Research Analyst will be responsible for the collection, analysis, and presentation of pertinent data to assist Caydon with the selection of real estate developments.

    Location

    The role will be based in Houston, Texas with no travel required.

    Timing

    Immediate

    Market Research Analyst Personal Characteristics

    - Passionate about telling stories through data
    - Highly organized and detail-oriented, while able to execute multiple tasks
    - Excellent quantitative and qualitative skills
    - Enjoys working in an entrepreneurial environment with fast paced teams

    Education Requirements

    - Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, and/or Statistics required.
    - Master’s degree in Finance, Economics, Statistics, Applied Demographics or related field preferred

    Works Experience Requirements

    - 5+ years of experience in real estate, finance, or similar industry
    - Demonstrable analytic capabilities, including strong modeling skills
    - Experienced with: R, Python, Tableau, Esri, etc.

    Compensation

    Competitive base salary
    Health, Vision, & Dental benefits
    401K program w/ company match
    Paid Time Off

    Duties

    - Capable of using their knowledge of economic, demographic, and human factors along with predictive analytics to identify and forecast trends in the real estate industry.
    - Capable of diving deep into state/MSA/city data sources to gather data related to real estate transactions, trends, etc.
    - Study and analyze historical data related to the real estate industry in order to create lists of characteristics, identify historical trends, etc.
    - Highly capable of articulating findings through various presentation methods (written, spoken, group presentation, etc.) in order to assist with Caydon’s decision making process.
    - Capable of sourcing/locating data sources related to the real estate industry
    - Able to create models (predictive and historical) to rank geographic regions/MSA/cities/neighborhoods, etc. based on macroeconomic, microeconomic, and demographic data.
    - Support the Research & Acquisitions team by managing information, tracking inflow of investment opportunities, and providing comparative analysis.
    - Capable of creating a real estate industry hypothesis, testing it, and reporting on the findings.

     

    To Apply

    SEND CV & COVER LETTER

  • Construction Manager - Houston, Texas

    Posted Oct 29, 2018

    The Caydon Difference

     

    Caydon USA is the US division of Caydon Property Group, a leading Australian-owned property developer. Caydon is driven by a passion to deliver places that set new standards in lifestyle offerings. Caydon cares about the longevity of our projects and aims to enrich and inspire those who live in and around our communities. With an established 17 year presence in the Australian market; Caydon has operated the US division for 3 years and has a pipeline of projects across the US.

     

    Position

     

    Caydon is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Construction Manager to oversee and manage third-party general contractors. This role will report directly to the project’s USA based Development Manager while working closely with the remainder of the Development team. The Construction Manager will be responsible for the oversight, management, and reporting of third-party general contractors selected to build Caydon’s developments. The Construction Manager will act on the Owner’s behalf as the primary contact for general contractors, subcontractors, and all other construction related stakeholders involved with the project.

     

    Location

     

    The role will be based in Houston, Texas with very little travel required.

     

    Timing

     

    Immediate

     

    Construction Manager Personal Characteristics

     

    -          Experienced and aggressive in protecting the Owner’s interests throughout the construction process

    -          Highly organized and detail-oriented

    -          No-nonsense approach to communications with stakeholders; internal and external

    -          Creative with solutions to construction related problems

    -          Having personal experience enough to avoid construction problems

     

    Expectations of Construction Manager

     

    -          Represent Caydon as the owner’s agent in all construction related activities, meetings, municipal interactions, permitting concepts, etc.

    -          Manage a general contractor, other directly contracted vendors and consultants, and all other associated entities with interest in the construction, inspection, occupancy, etc.

    -          Lead and facilitate all facets of project management (risk, budget, schedule, procurement, quality, occupancy, turnover, & closeout) for construction of individual real estate projects.

    -          Lead project delivery resources/team providing project guidance and direction to achieve project goals. Implements communication plan for meetings and written reports/meeting minutes to keep client and project resources informed.

    -          Good knowledge of; and experience with, all methods of general construction procurement, long lead equipment procurement, purchasing negotiations, supply chain analysis, etc.

    -          Advocate on behalf of the Owner during disputes, disagreements, modifications, or Change Orders.

    -          Lead, manage, and recommend throughout the builder selection process through RFQ and RFP processes.

    -          Demonstrates capability to read, understand and apply standard to moderately complex documents affecting real estate projects, including but not limited to: agreements/contracts, leases, work letters, project charters, surveys, construction drawings, lease agreements, Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) agreements, etc.

    -          Highly capable of analyzing architectural documents to identify conflicts, inconsistencies, deficient construction detailing, potential long-term warranty issues, constructability issues, etc.

    -          Review, validate, and audit cost estimates prepared by contractors, subcontractors, and others in a timely manner.

    -          Review request for payment by the GC/CM and Owner vendors and be able to analyze trends related to cost, schedule, etc. included in such requests for payment.

    -          Oversee and manage the monthly construction billing activities, including but limited to: verification of completeness, interaction with lender’s inspectors, analysis of general contractor and subcontractor billings, retention releases, lien releases, etc.

    -          Create, maintain, report against, and justify all construction schedules, turnover schedules, opening schedules, etc. as needed for the completion of the construction.

    -          Capable of conducting a backward pass analysis of construction schedules to identify total and free float within a general contractor’s schedule.

    -          Analyze, track and effectively manage critical milestone activities to avoid schedule slip, create reports to inform owners, lenders, and other parties of construction progress.

    -          Maintain a master schedule of the project throughout the construction process which should include the coordination with external parties such as Statutory Authorities, Government Agencies, Owner’s requirements, final purchasers, etc.

    -          Manage and facilitate the turnover and acceptance of multiple units with the development, which include, but are not limited to: residential units, retail/commercial areas, back-of-house/maintenance areas, etc.

    -          Act as the Owner’s agent and conduct all necessary inspections related to: materials testing, completion verification, TCO, CO, equipment start-up, equipment turn-over, warranty inspections, etc.

    -          Facilitate interactions between sales staff and general contractor necessary for all inspections, turnovers, etc.

     

    Education Requirements

     

    -          Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or a related field.

     

    Work experience requirements

     

    -          8+ years of on-site construction experience

    -          Experience managing $100M+ projects

    -          Experience working on high-rise projects, preferably residential use

    -          Previous experience working for a GC/CM

     

    Compensation

     

    Competitive base salary

    Health, Vision, & Dental benefits

    Paid Time Off

    401K program w/ company match

    Bonus Program

     


    To Apply

    SEND CV & COVER LETTER