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 :  

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PROVEN PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL


Strategic Planning Development Design Construction


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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


Benchmarking


Process Improvement



Contract Negotiation and Review


Excellent Communication Skills


Vendor Management/Compliance


Certified in Project Management



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE___________________________________________________________


US GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION *Chicago, Illinois 2008 2010


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


NATIONAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST *Columbus, Ohio 2005 2007


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


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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)


EDUCATION__________________________________________________________________________


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____________________________________________________________________


OFFICE


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


COMMERCIAL


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


RESIDENTIAL


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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