Cortland Partners Pre-Construction Manager - Multi-family construction in Atlanta, Georgia

Role Overview

At Cortland Partners, you map the story of your success. We don't adhere to the status quo, we love outside industry perspective, and we thrive on exploring possibilities and reimagining solutions. As an innovative leader in multifamily, our high performance continues to drive exponential growth – and we invite you to join us on our journey towards real estate excellence. With tools and guidance to sharpen your skills, you can forge your own career path, love what you do, and let it show.

As a Pre-Construction Manager, you develop cost estimates associated with construction projects by analyzing the proposals and job requirements of a multimillion, multifamily portfolio comprised of apartment home communities.

Roles You'll Play


  • Break down the components of construction projects, study their scope, and estimate how much the project will cost

  • Build accurate cost analyses based on pertinent construction documents like proposals, blueprints, and spec sheets.

  • Make estimates where predetermined standards are not available

  • Prepare cost analysis by recapitulating materials, labor, equipment, contractors, and overhead costs incurred in the installation of items


  • Develop and maintain an information bank on all projects’ products, vendors, subcontractors, and government requirements

  • Analyze data to resolve discrepancies and inform Pre-Construction Manager of any observed inaccuracies or omissions in quoted items

  • Execute take-offs of construction documents


  • Set up reports based on collected data that will monitor developments and guide engineers, architects, vendors, and design and management teams

  • Present prepared estimates by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information in compelling presentations

  • Maintain a comprehensive cost database by entering and backing up data

  • Partner with and learn from BIM experts to efficiently plan and design buildings

Our Vision of What Success Looks Like

  • Construction managers could not be happier because all of their projects are completed within budget, thanks to your solid estimating skills and your ability to set them on the right course from the start.

  • Your highly accurate predictions are translated so clearly that builders know exactly how to execute their projects, meeting your projections without a hitch.

  • Cost reports are easily followed – all because of your flawless execution in their setup!

Your Building Blocks of Success

  • Solid experience of 3-5 years in construction with demonstrated knowledge of construction practices and various stages of estimates, including bid scope analysis

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; 4-year college degree in construction management or related field preferred

  • Detailed knowledge of purchasing activities, processes, and scheduling

  • Ability to interpret construction documents

  • Excellent written and verbal skills; high level of math skills and attention to detail

  • Skilled with databases, especially in construction management and estimation software

  • BIM experience is preferred

The Foundation of Cortland Partners

At Cortland, we create, reimagine, and manage apartment communities for residents nationwide. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, we have communities and regional offices all over the country, as well as overseas. From product design and procurement to general contracting and property management, we do it all – to make sure our communities are the perfect setting for living life to its fullest.

Our success is fueled by our belief in a better life – where hospitality is always a given, each detail is worth a second thought, and every open door is a new opportunity to go beyond expectations. We come to work every day to create possibilities for people – possibilities that translate into superior living spaces and experiences designed to inspire our residents, associates, and investors to live a better life focused on what matters most to them.

Cortland Partners is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud to support and celebrate diversity in the workplace. We are committed to equal consideration for all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you have a disability and need an accommodation or assistance with the application process and/or using our website, please email or call 404.965.3988.

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ID: 2018-6797

Street: 3424 Peachtree Rd NE