Retail construction project manager
- Napa, CA
Provided cradle to grave project management for the west elm brand portfolio.
Retail Project Management: coordinated with developer, corporate real estate, and legal representatives to provide construction input to the real estate package. Reviewed in-house schematic designs for functionality, oversaw development of, and provided technical review of construction documents. Prepared and managed project budgets, schedules, and deliverable's. Conducted pre-possession inspections of Landlord work, final inspections of the tenant build-out, and coordinated the projects with local jurisdictions. I managed expectations of all business partners.
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A California "Retired Architect" with 46 years experience as a Construction Project Manager in architecture and construction with 19 years in retail construction project management of new, reallocation , expansion and major open store remodels, including planning, design, contract documents, and construction administration. A skilled team leader with a creative problem solving focus geared towards the corporate client and their needs. A confident professional with the ability to make sound decisions on the fly and to work effectively under constrained conditions.
2003 GAP Words to Live by Award for the "Less is More, Simplify" category for the simplification of the Budget Forecast ToolThe following awards were received from Bank Building & Equipment Corporation (annual national in-house competition):
“...David is one of the most solid project managers that I know. He is extremely competent, has a high level of integrity, and consistently demonstrates intelligent decision making and problem solving skills when managing his projects.” Marilyn Fong | Consulting Construction Project Manager: email@example.com
"...and thank YOU for your passion and dedication to the west elm brand and store development." Cindy Treichler | Director of Store Construction, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.: firstname.lastname@example.org
"...your dedication to your work, projects, and colleagues is amazing...Your ability to manage a project successfully and holistically without micro-managing everyone involved is a rare and welcome skill." Michelle Gillern | Senior Associate, McCall Design Group: email@example.com
"...David brings a great sense of overall value to the finished project, anticipating the end result well in advance. He is the perfect partner to bring the client's intentions to fruition, all the while orchestrating the various members, their tasks and schedules, and constantly keeping the pulse of the budget. David is the consummate team player." Dave van Wicklin | Senior Project Manager, Fisher Development, Inc.: Dave.VanWicklin@fisherinc.com
Course required for Alaska architect license
Previously licensed as an architect in Alaska and Colorado also. Licenses have retired by choice.