Technical Real Estate Development Manager France

Job description

We are TSH:

The Student Hotel is a brand-new accommodation concept: part classic student residence and part funky design hotel for students-at-heart. We believe in providing a fun, creative and inspiring environment where residents of all ages can live, work, play and grow. To achieve this, we rely on an awesomely fun, smart and motivated team to embrace the student spirit and bring it to life :)  

In 2023 we aim to have 65 locations secured across Europe, 26,000 rooms and close to one million square meters of shared space. Our new TSHLIFE app and digital platform will connect nearly a million current and former co-living and co-working guests.  


Biggest challenge and WHY do we need you?

As our Technical Development Manager you are responsible for the development of The Student Hotel (TSH)-designed projects in France.  

This is not the ordinary job. Looking at our future expansion and the disruptive angle in our concept, this calls for an entrepreneurial way of work. Together with the Commercial developer, our Design team and external contractors you will gear up to build that awesomely fun and cool hotel!

Your involvement commences as soon as the business case is signed off and continues right through to delivery. After the building permit is submitted, your focus is on project management from the pre-construction phase until handover to the TSH operations team. Your main target is delivering a project in the TSH spirit, with optimal quality, on time and within budget. 

You report to the Regional Development Director and work closely together with the Head of Technical Development and Commercial Development Manager.

You'll also work with a team of internal and external designers, preferred suppliers and a variety of contractors.


What will you be doing to make that happen?

  • You manage the design and construction phases of a project. You lead the team(s) on a daily basis according to progress, quality and budget (you are usually working on two projects at a time)
  • Review work progress, prepare internal and external reports and sign-offs with a focus on optimization in terms of design, quality, planning and budget
  • As part of the development team, you aim to meet all goals set in the business case: realise the project according to plan! On time and within budget turn key delivery of the project towards a grand opening and smooth handover to the TSH operational team (hotel operations)
  • Preparing the tender strategy together with your team and select, negotiate and form contract partners including architects, technical advisers and construction partners
  • Coordinate and align the requirements, goals and needs of the TSH operational team, TSH interior design team and LivingLab (CSR & innovation) in the project
  • Manage the construction process accordingly with the strategy defined and milestone


  • Be predictable: plan ahead to prevent problems and resolve any emerging ones
  • Analyse, manage and mitigate risks related to cost, planning & licenses


Who are you?

You are the entrepreneurial and flexible technical developer who knows how to own your own project(s).

This means using creative, resourceful and most of all impactful solutions to the challenges you face during the construction phase. In control is your - somewhat strange - middle name. You know how to translate the TSH brand and spirit into the (local) construction: get it done!


  • Extremely calm under pressure and can multitask with the best of them
  • Capable of leading and managing a diverse and developing young team
  • Clear on communication, pragmatic & direct (not afraid to put a problem on the table)
  • Flexible, motivated, social and highly organised
  • Happy to travel (2 to 3 days a week)
  • A fan of fun!


  • At least 7 years of experience in commercial real estate
  • Architect or Engineer (5 or 6 year degree), with project management skills and experience
  • Proven experience in working for/with main contractors and/or project development companies
  • Knowledge of local legislation & permits
  • Fluent in French and English
  • Legally permitted to work and live in France - Paris

What do we offer you?

  • The opportunity to work at a dynamic, young, international organisation. We are a real game changer in the hospitality industry!
  • TSH cares and gives you access to facilities including a great canteen, gym opportunities and regular cool events.
  • Ready, set, grow! You will get the chance to learn and grow in your role (with the potential for growth within and across the company) and collaborate with other talented people who challenge you everyday.

Be part of The Student Hotel!   

Excited? We’d be thrilled if you would apply! You can do this by clicking the apply button beneath, answering a couple of questions and sending your CV/LinkedIn.