Project Management Specialist

Name : Proven Project Management Professional
Industry Type : Real Estate Developers- Managers
City & State : Chicago,IL
Job Title Project Management Specialist
Relocation Preferences : U.S
Objective : I am seeking a dynamic and challenging position that will offer opportunities to apply my broad skill set while continuing my track record of success. I desire a position in Design/Development Management, Strategic Alignment, Construction Management, or Sustainable Development

Resume :  



Strategic Planning Development Design Construction


Well-respected, entrepreneurial leader with more than ten years of success delivering a broad mix of complex development projects with budgets in excess of $100 million, durations of 12-48 months and teams of 10-30 members. Recognized as a strategic, broad thinker and practical problem solver with strong interpersonal communication and team-building skills and an extensive history of community service. Combines expertise in construction management, sustainable design and scope management with strong qualifications in organizational leadership, budget analysis and strategic alignment. Outstanding educational credentials include a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP). Honored to be named an Ohio Association of Realtors Fellowship recipient.

Competencies Include:

Strategic Planning

Market Strategy and Analysis

Sustainable Development

LEED/BIM Modeling

Construction Management

Environmental Compliance


Process Improvement

Contract Negotiation and Review

Excellent Communication Skills

Vendor Management/Compliance

Certified in Project Management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE___________________________________________________________


Project Management Specialist Lease Construction Program

Targeted for this high profile contract position to manage multiple development and leasing projects for mission-critical federal agencies in the Great Lakes Region. Spearheaded the overall management of multiple design and construction projects in excess of $100M including management of development, environmental compliance, construction management and close-out. Selected as a member of a cross-functional national team to assist with the development of national real estate policies and procedures designed to eliminate problem areas and increase program efficiency.

Negotiated real estate transactions in excess of 100,000 sq ft; prepared site identification and feasibility analysis, performed market surveys and financial evaluation of offers

Provided specialized assistance to team stakeholders, managing LEED feasibility studies and recommendations resulting in one LEED-NC Silver project, three LEED-NC Certified projects, and one LEED-CI Certified project

Served as a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative, providing direction to vendors and lessors while monitoring contractor performance for compliance with contract requirements


Development Analyst

Selected from a competitive group of MCRP candidates for a scholarship position with this not-for-profit, specialized financial intermediary and consulting firm dedicated to the development and preservation of affordable housing. Complemented previous real estate development experience with an intense focus on the management and analysis of due diligence, environmental records reviews and development budgets of complicated equity investments related to IRS Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC), as well as various state programs.

Placed more than $47 million in equity while monitoring compliance with terms of construction or permanent loans and assisting in the resolution of any issues relative to on-time delivery of first year tax credits

Assisted with planning and zoning approvals and processing, permitting, utility processing and environmental requirements for projects in 27 states and Puerto Rico


PHOENIX DEVELOPMENT, LTD. *Twinsburg, Ohio 2002 2005 Project Manager Development

Held full P&L responsibility for this privately-owned real estate development firm operating in the Cleveland, OH metro market. Managed residential and entertainment/leisure projects in excess of $12 million including acquisition, design, construction and marketing. Collaborated with multidisciplinary team members in concept development, market identification and brand strategy, ensuring that each project maintained a clear, defined and differentiated identity. Proactively maintained a strong working knowledge of construction methods, products and technology necessary to create an innovative and effective training curriculum designed to keep staff abreast of industry trends.

Increased profitability by 12% and customer satisfaction scores by 11 points through the implementation of service-impacting policies and proactive supervision of associates, subcontractors and vendors

Reduced time requirements by approximately 50% by introducing leading edge design and publishing technologies, including a conversion to AutoCAD and Adobe software

Effectively trained and managed 5 direct and 50+ indirect reports, implementing customer-impacting policies and quality control procedures designed to increase efficiency and profitability

Authored several employment policies including standard operating procedures, sexual harassment policy and safety program

EARLY POSITIONS: Assistant Project Manager (1999-2002), Superintendent (1996-1999)


The Ohio State University *Columbus, Ohio 2008

Fisher College of Business

Master of Business Administration

Specializations in Operations Management

The Ohio State University *Columbus, Ohio 2008

The Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture

Master of City and Regional Planning

Specialization in Sustainable Development and Design

The Ohio State University *Columbus, Ohio 2002

Bachelor of Arts (with Honors)

The George Washington University *Washington DC 2009

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

SELECT PROJECTS____________________________________________________________________


Canton Federal Center, Canton, OH

$40M - Development/Construction

E.M. Dirksen Federal Courthouse

$152M - HVAC Upgrade

FBI Field Office, Cincinnati, OH

$80M - Development

FBI Field Office, Indianapolis, IN

$60M - Development/Construction

FBI Field Office, Minneapolis, MN

$50M - Development


Fishbones Bar, Cleveland, OH

$1.5M - Development/Construction

Fahrenheit Bar, Columbus, OH

$3.5M Development/Construction

Manja Restaurant, Naples, FL

$3.0M - Development/Construction

BAR Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

$1M - Development/Construction

Have a Nice Day Caf, Cleveland, OH

$750K - Development/Construction


Boston Reserve, Brunswick Hills, OH

$5M - 12 Semi-Custom Homes

University Village, Columbus, OH

$6M - 15 Semi-Custom Townhomes

Literary Row, Naples, FL

$10M Semi-Custom Rowhouses

Commons at Grant, Columbus, OH

$3M - Affordable Housing

Villa Esperanza, Carolina, PR

$4M - Affordable Housing

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