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New District Manager Position Open at BullStreet 

Position Title: District Manager
Status: Full-Time
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

The BullStreet District, known as the largest urban redevelopment project on the East Coast, is the 181-acre redevelopment of the former South Carolina Mental Health Campus. Located in the heart of downtown Columbia one mile from the S.C. State House, BullStreet is a city-within-a-city zoned for up to 3.3 million square feet of commercial use and 3,558 residential units. The District is home to a mix of local and national retail and office tenants with several new development projects in the pipeline. Hughes Development Corporation, based in Greenville, SC, is serving as Master Developer of the District and is seeking its first full-time employee to be based in the District.

Aerial photo of the First Base Building at the BullStreet District by Burton W. Fowles
Aerial photo of the First Base Building at the BullStreet District by Burton W. Fowles

This role is multi-faceted and has the potential to be shaped around a candidate’s experiences and interests, but will include the following responsibilities:

  • Property Management
  • Tenant/Owner Relations
  • Tours
  • Vendor Management
  • Social Media

Depending on a candidate’s specific experience and interest, there is an opportunity to grow the role in one or more of the following areas as the District continues to develop:

  • Construction Management
  • Leasing
  • Owner’s Association Management
Sunrise over the BullStreet District by Jeff Blake
Sunrise over the BullStreet District by Jeff Blake

Examples of Day-to-Day Work from Last Week:

Attend weekly construction update meeting

Respond to tenant/owner inquiries

Conduct inspections of indoor and outdoor areas inside the District

Meet with vendors to ensure all parts of the District meet first-class standards

Plan an event inside one of multiple event venues or public spaces within the District

Post updates on social media

Provide either property specific or District-wide tours to various stakeholders and/or interested parties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop, monitor, manage and reconcile operating budgets of all managed properties within the District

Serve as hands on, tactical support for development project, responding to emergency scenarios

Establish and/or maintain vendor relationships for property services

Supervise property maintenance team and support construction teams on day-to-day activities

Inspect and maintain physical and aesthetic aspects of the District through daily walks; coordinating repairs and service with applicable vendors

Tour prospective tenants and development partners, providing detailed information regarding the District

Establish and maintain tenant relationships with all tenants, answering questions and addressing concerns to ensure a positive tenant experience

Assist team in the representation of the District at the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and other miscellaneous civic and real estate organizations in Columbia

Work with development team on preparing proposals, responding to letters of intents (LOIs) and in the coordination and negotiation of lease documents

Manage and supervise on-site staff, as team continues to grow

Plan and direct advertising, marketing efforts, public relations, special events, promotions, and community programming activities for the District

Support the execution of placemaking and activation strategies

Manage the District’s website and social media presence (either directly or with vendors)

Other tasks as necessary to support the District’s development goals


BA or BS degree from an accredited institution

SC Real Estate Broker’s License required but can be attained after hiring

Meaningful work experience with increasing responsibility in real estate, hospitality, or another related field

Hands on leadership experience in broad array of business situations

Candidates who meet some or all of the above qualifications and believe they are a good fit for the role are encouraged to register their interest by emailing a cover letter and resume to

Exemplary candidates will possess the following personal skills and attributes:

A high sense of urgency and commitment to “get the job done.” This person’s management style will be that of a leader and doer rather than that of a delegator

Strength of character and flexible style to work successfully with a range of people. Must have the personal presence to deal effectively and independently with multiple constituencies

Very highly developed organizational skills as well as written and oral communication skills. Thoughtful listener. Direct and open communication style

Hands on approach; willing to roll-up-his/her-sleeves and demonstrate by example

Smart, quick thinker who catches on and responds quickly and immediately to matters affecting the business

Excellent organizational skills including project management activities, tools, and skills

Ability to prioritize, coordinate, multi-task, and demonstrate initiative, often under deadlines

Effectively manage a team and work collaboratively with others

Demonstrate design and strong graphic skills

Motivating personality, with a proactive, entrepreneurial spirit

Team player who suspends ego