Vice President

Name : JHNBRK
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Phoenix,AZ
Job Title Vice President
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JOHN BURKE

2508 W. Monte Avenue Mesa, Arizona 85202
Cell 602.399.8614 bjohn21[at]cox.net

MANAGEMENT - OPERATIONS
Land Development / Vertical Construction / Acquisitions / Entitlements


Combine astute strategic, business, and project management skills with extensive operations experience. Maximize operational efficiencies through leadership and personnel development. Aggressive negotiator, exceptional communicator and motivator, interact effectively with stakeholders, clients, governing agencies, environmental agencies, local officials and contractors. Pragmatic problem solver with a get things done attitude.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Land DevelopmentConstructionLand EntitlementsLand Acquisition
Strategic PlanningFiscal ManagementSchedulingBidding
ContractingConsultant ManagementUtility CoordinationClient Relations
Field SupervisionEnvironmental MitigationTeam BuildingCommunication Skills


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

M3 Companies, Phoenix, Arizona1/2009 12/2009
M3 Companies is the real estate developer of American Ranch properties and other communities in Arizona, Colorado and Idaho. www.m3companiesllc.com
PROJECT ENGINEER
Recruited for my experience with complex development projects, knowledge of contracting and relationship with utility companies (power, telecommunications, gas, water and sewer).
Oversaw budgets, master schedules and contract administration. Managed consultants (civil, structural and electrical engineers, architects, geotechnical engineers, surveyors, environmental consultants, inspectors, title companies). Ensured contract scopes of work matched matched plans and technical specifications. Contracted work for grading.drainage, road improvements, dry utilities (power, telecommunications, gas), wet utilities (sewer, water and effluent), landscaping and vertical construction. Progress reports to stakeholders.

Talas Homes, Mesa, Arizona2006 2008
Talas Homes is a local builder whose management team has over 50 years of combined experience in the Arizona market. www.talashomes.com
VICE PRESIDENT
Supervised projects from inception through construction to final approvals. Obtained zoning, plan approval, permits and construction approval from governing agencies. Reviewed and approved plans and technical specifications, developed scopes of work, bid projects and contracted the work. Field supervision of contractors for grading.drainage, road improvements, dry utilities (power, telecommunications, gas), wet utilities (sewer, water and effluent) and landscaping.
Managed budgets, schedules, consultants, project reports, safety programs and environmental permits. Negotiated easements and development agreements with utility companies and adjoining projects.

Westpac Development, Scottsdale, Arizona2005 2006
Westpac Development acquires, entitles, and sells land in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
VICE PRESIDENT
Recruited to direct the project approval process with governing agencies for five master planned communities. The approval process included improvements for regional infrastructure (highways, arterial roads, electrical substations, telecommunications, wastewater and water treatment plants).
Spearheaded negotiations with governing agencies and utility companies. Established agreements for development, regional utilites, schools, irrigation districts and emergency service. Reviewed and approved engineering plans and technical specifications.
Supervised consultants, schedules, budgets and reports to principals and stakeholders.

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Beazer Homes, Tempe, Arizona2004 2005
Beazer Homes USA, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the top ten builders in the United State. Operations are geographically diversified in 16 states. www.beazer.com
VICE PRESIDENT OF LAND
Recruited to direct and train an inexperienced development/construction department, standardize operational procedures and double production. Department responsibilities included land planning, obtaining governing agency approval of zoning, plats and improvement plans, permitting, land development (grading, drainage, road improvements, sewer, water, power, telecommunications, landscaping), supervision of subcontractors and project approval.
Instituted plan review and utility company coordination procedures, developed scopes of work for contractors, revised contracting process, established environmental permitting and reporting procedures and standardized many field operations.
Oversight of budgets, strategic planning, scheduling, consultant supervision, bidding, contracting, staff development and interdepartmental coordination and communication.

Robson Communities, Sun Lakes, Arizona1993 2003
Robson Communities, a family of companies, has been creating upscale communities with country club amenities for the active adult buyer. www.robson.com
VICE PRESIDENT OF LAND DEVELOPMENT
Hired as a Project Manager and promoted to Vice President. Directed land operations and drove expansion from two to seven master planned communities in Arizona and Texas.
Responsible for all phases of land operations including acquisition due diligence, forward planning, land entitlements and development/construction. Projects involved major infrastructure improvements and regional improvements for power, telecommunications, sewer and water. Supervision of staff development, day-to-day operations and interdepartmental coordination.
Managed yearly budges averaging approximately $170 million, master schedules, oversaw bidding and contracting.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Del Webb Corp., Sun City , Arizona
CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR

Richmond American Homes, Phoenix, Arizona
LAND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

U S Home, Tempe, Arizona
SUPERINTENDENT

EDUCATION

Master of Arts, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Bachelor of Arts, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Phi Beta Kappa, High Honors Graduate


ACCREDITATIONS

General Engineering A, Registrar of Contractors #197170

General Building B, Registrar of Contractors #19459

Real Estate License, California #01057582


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