Project Manager

Name : Kelly Lavery
Industry Type : Real Estate Developers- Managers
City & State : Windsor & New England,CT
Job Title Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : MA, NC, NH, NY, RI
Objective : Hands-on professional with demonstrated leadership and wireless expertise in the telecommunications industry, proficient in engineering and real estate development. Proven ability to effectively lead teams in system development collocation, site acquisition, tenant improvements, property management, and sales support. Drive installation, budgeting, forecasting purchasing, vendor contracts and performance projects to exceptional results. Proficient in divisional start-ups, operations and quality control leading to cost reduction and define / improved process.
Resume :  

Kelly S. Lavery
46 Hollow Brook Road,Windsor, CT 06095 (860) 748-8476 kelly_lavery[at]yahoo.com

Project Manager / Project Assistant / Leasing Coordinator
Wireless Construction Development / Collocation / Property Management / Master Lease Agreements / Mixed-Use Real Estate Development / Tenant Improvement / Purchasing / Sales Support / Office Management /
Negotiating / Contracts Administration / Vendor Management / Business Development / Product Launch / Customer Relations
Hands-on professional with demonstrated leadership and wireless expertise in the telecommunications industry, proficient in engineering and real estate development. Proven ability to effectively lead teams in system development collocation, site acquisition, tenant improvements, property management, and sales support. Drive installation, budgeting, forecasting purchasing, vendor contracts and performance projects to exceptional results. Proficient in divisional start-ups, operations and quality control leading to cost reduction and define / improved process.
Issaquah Highlands Block 8 build-out of 5 buildings consisting of restaurants, café, spa and salon, fitness center and commercial space
Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride 26.6M joint venture between Port Blakely Communities and King County Metro Transit
Inception of Western Wireless collocation / property management of communication facilities generating profit center of $1.4M within engineering
Deployed infrastructure for first major wireless joint venture between Western Wireless (Alltel) and VoiceStream (T-Mobile, a 60B wireless company )
Direct corporate executive suites divisional start-up and comprehensive business plan for seven deluxe apartment communities generating up to $1.25M

Key Skills: Directing product deployment through to project closeouts. Creating strong relationships with stakeholders across departments, regions and outside vendors, property owners, and tenants. Consistently completing projects ahead of schedule and under budget.
Certificates: Project Management - Business Software Specialist, Microsoft XP Suite - Engineering Wireless Professional Development - Real Estate - Guardian ad Litem
Selected Accomplishments
Build-out first phase of a 40-block high-end mixed-use sustainable town center on 2,200 acres. Developed and streamlined process for Issaquah Highlands construction, an urban village community, paving the way for handing off to a joint venture and development build-to-suit partnership with Opus Northwest.
Reduced monthly operating expense and annual capital expense for Issaquah Highlands: Introduced a more effective and competitive process by recommending outsourcing telecom High Fiber Network to support both current and next-generation applications to existing 3200 residential subscribers/homes and to the future 3.4 million square feet of commercial and retail space.
Inception of Western Wireless collocation / property management of communication facilities generating profit center of $1.4M within engineering annually Based up 20 year lease agreements.
Slashed capital budget by 1M for Western Wireless. Following a promotion, recognized wasteful time and forecasting processes that were driving up unnecessary costs. Developed a detailed cost analysis and action plan to reduce costs with the overall build-out for a systems automation software database to improve process.
Direct Trammell Crow Residential Services - Corporate Apartment Homes divisional start-up and comprehensive business plan for seven deluxe apartment communities located throughout Connecticut (2000 units) generating up to $1.25M and decreased vacancy rate by 3.5%. Based upon short term lease agreements to generate income and simultaneously occupy less desirable units that were vacant.
Following the initial successful efforts, achieved increasing overall occupancy rates by retaining existing corporate executives in non-furnished units for long-term lease durations.

Career Summary

Project Assistant / Quality Control Specialist, 2008 2009, MKB Constructors ~ Kirkland, WA, a private company.Marine construction contractor specializing in bridges, dock and outfall structures, wastewater and treatment facilities: Municipalities and Corps of Engineers.
Define, organize, and restructure construction engineering existing and new project file systems for quality control, track and communicate project status reports through closeout O&M manuals.
Manage vendor compliance with permitting, subcontracts, material contracts, submittals, RFI, change orders, quotes, purchase orders, Intent to Pay Wages & Affidavit of Wages Paid, certifications of liability.
Legal Assistance to Principals.

Vertical Construction Project Assistant, 2005 2007, Port Blakely Communities (PBC) ~ Issaquah Highlands, WA,
a private company.Multi-phase up-scale commercial mixed-use town center development on 2,200 acres.
Ownership of all project documentation from pre-design entitlements/permitting, A&E design, construction, close-out of core & shell structures.
Coordinate tenant improvements (TI) between PBC, TI contractors, tenants and Operations/Property Management hand-off.
Liaison for civil engineer/Sr. Project Manager with City of Issaquah MDRT, architects, engineers, construction contractors, and tenants.

Guardian ad Litem (GAL), 2004 2007, State of Washington _ King County Bar Association ~ Seattle, WA,
Contractual case appointed basis: Advocate on behalf of Alleged Incapacitated Persons.
Interview Alleged Incapacitated Person, family members, potential witnesses, health care professionals, attorneys and review financials.
Adhere to Washington State Law, Title 11 and judicial time-lines.
Submit GAL legal report with supporting documents, present findings and make recommendations to Court Commissioners.

Full-time Study, 2002 2004, Bellevue Community College ~ Bellevue, WA, GPA 3.9.
Business Software Specialist Certification: Microsoft Office XP Suite: Access, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Project 2000, Word
Project Management Certification
Theatre Management Independent Study

Wireless Professional Experience:
Practical Siting for Wireless Communications Antennas and Towers (Site Acquisition), Technical PCS and Cellular Operations Building
Operating, and Maintaining Point-to-Point Microwave Radio Systems

National Collocation Specialist, System Development, 1999 2002, Western Wireless Corporation (WWC), (CellularOne) ~ Bellevue, WA, a $36M wireless telecommunications company.
Initiate and plan divisional start-up for in-bound collocation/construction /property management rental space of communication facilities for 21 states.
Identify, coordinate, develop, streamline and implement quality requirements/standard flow processes, milestone benchmarks.
Negotiate, strategize, communicate and facilitate projects throughout entire life cycle working with WWC across departments, landowners, and carriers.
Drive feasibility entitlement studies through site acquisition, lease negotiations and master lease agreements (MLA)/Legal, Regulatory Affairs, Operations, RF Engineering, Construction System Development Construction, Telco and ongoing Tenant Relations to include collection of application fees and monthly rent reconciliations .
National Coordinator, System Development, 1996 1999, Western Wireless Corporation (WWC),
(CellularOne) ~ Bellevue, WA, a $36M wireless telecommunications company.
Support construction field forces in 12 regions.
Coordinate and facilitate weekly project meetings: expedite schedules and communicate commitments with inter-departmental groups between Construction System Development, Site Acquisition, RF Engineering, Operations, Telco Interconnect, Leasing / Legal, Regulatory Affairs, Purchasing, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
Organize; maintain site engineering files and database management ownership, process permitting, contracts and invoice reconciliations.
Cultivate relations with key clients / customers / potential prospects:Landlords, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, National Parks Services, Municipalities, Communication Carriers .

Store Manager, 1993 1995, Life Style Furniture Gallery ~ Seattle, WA, a private company.
Purchase interior design furnishings, special art edition pieces and showroom interior design.
Recruit, mentor and lead Sales Associates.

Corporate Apartment Home Manager - CT, 1992 1993 Trammell Crow Residential Services North ~ Meriden, Connecticut.
Strategize project plan to implement divisional start-up for seven deluxe communities located throughout Connecticut (2,000 units).
Manage all financials: budget projections, income and expense reconciliation.
Recruit, train and lead Leasing Consultants and Administrative Assistant.
Negotiate master contract agreements with business clientele, vendors: furniture leasing, accessory rental, maid service, local cable and telephone services; quality control and supervision of vendor relations.
Provide Customer service excellence; building and marketing to business clientele (Human Resources, Realtors and Senior Executives), creating referrals and retaining tenants.

Education: GPA 3.9

Bellevue Community College2002 2004

Aznuntuck Community College 1985 - 1987
Business Administration

Additional Accredited Certifications:
State of Washington ~ King County Bar Association2004 - 2007
Guardian ad Litem Certification Training

Business Software Specialist Certification
Microsoft Office XP Suite: Access, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Project 2000, Word, and ACT

Project Management Certification

Theatre Management
Independent study: Facilitation of BCCs East Side Moving Dance Companys annual performance: Live case study based upon PM Body of Knowledge to create and develop project milestones throughout life-cycle from budgeting to performance
Process manual utilized by Bellevue Community Colleges future productions

Real Estate Fundimentals (Washington)1999
Real Estate Law (Washington)


University of Wisconsin ~ Madison
Engineering Wireless Professional Development Certifications1998 - 2000
Practical Siting for Wireless Communications Antennas and Towers (Site Acquisition)
Technical PCS and Cellular Operations Building
Operating, and Maintaining Point-to-Point Microwave Radio Systems


Volunteer Committees and Activities:
Eastside Moving Dance Company
Evergreen Equestrian Classic
University of Washington Faculty Housing Association
Phi Theta Kappa
Shotakan Karate Club of America
Passion for animals, dance, and travel

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