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Construction Industry Executive

Project / Operations Management

Multiple Construction Projects Experience


Construction Executive with twenty five years experience in operations and management leading a wide range of projects. Extremely knowledgeable of all facets of the industry based on an integrated background involving hands on experience at many levels. Contribute to bottom-line profitability through cost control, and business process improvement.  MBA, Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University.

Strengths include:

  • General management, design-build process management, and P&L management.
  • Cultivate relationships with city and county regulatory agencies to expedite permits and approvals.
  • Cost reduction in interest and operating costs on major projects.
  • Architectural and general contractor licenses.
  • Noted achievements in team training/motivation/leadership.
  • Recognized for high ethics and integrity.

Construction Projects Overview

Division Management / Multiple Construction Projects

  • Managed design process, entitlements and permits, as well as site and project meetings for all Southern California projects, mentoring 3 Project Managers. (Comstock Homes)
  • In charge of operations, construction and purchasing (65 employees) for Los Angeles/Ventura Division, with 7 to 10 simultaneous projects from Ventura to Palmdale to Inglewood. (John Laing Homes)
  • Responsible for 150 luxury home masterplan, overseeing design and permits, sales and marketing, purchasing, construction and warranty claims; revenues of over $250M. (Toll Brothers)
  • Owner's Represponsible forbudgets, schedules and quality for 15 - 20 multi-family projects concurrently, all on the East Coast. (KB Home)

Recruiting / Training / Mentoring

  • Mentored and trained 3 Project Managers on entitlements, construction and regulatory compliance, as well asmanaging relationships with city, county and state agencies. (Comstock Homes)
  • Recruitedsales and construction staff from Toll Brothers project. (John Laing Homes)
  • Trained purchasing staff in negotiations, reducing cost increases to 7% below industry increases. (John Laing Homes)
  • Trained all new construction staff employees on policies and procedures. (Toll Brothers)

Client Satisfaction

  • Instrumental in bring Customer Satisfaction from #88 to #1 in the nation. (John Laing Homes)
  • Led team to on time and on budget completions, averaging over $300k profit per home. (Toll Brothers)
  • Ensured on time and on budget performance of General Contractors to client satisfaction. (KB Home)

OSHPD Experience

RBB Architects

  • Led design team on the Alameda County Medical Center, from concept to OSHPDplan check acceptance in 90 days.
  • Led design team on The St. Francis Medical Center, from concept to OSHPDplan check acceptance in 90 days.
  • St. Francis was first hospital to ever have mullion-less, butt jointed glass curtain wall approved by OSHPD.
  • St. Francisteam developed and tested new structural steel earthquake connections for OSHPD approval.

Budget Management

  • Brought high-rise project back on schedule and budget through strategic relationships with major design-build consultants. (Wood Partners)
  • Approved all site development invoices, saving thousands in unnecessary billings. (Comstock Homes)
  • Ultimate responsibility for developing budgets and managing operations costs for Division. (John Laing Homes)
  • Single point of responsibility for entire development, covering budgets, schedules, etc. (Toll Brothers)

Professional Experience

Operations Consultant                                Soelter Consulting                                              2009-Present

LA High Rise Project Manager                  Wood Partners                                                     2007-2008

Director of Project Management              Comstock Homes2006-2007

Vice President, Operations                        John Laing Homes2004-2005

Project Manager                                           Toll Brothers                                                         2001-2004

Sr. Construction Project Mgr.                    KB Home Multi-Family Housing Group          1997-2000                   

Project Manager                                           RBB Architects1994-1997

Representative List of Projects

Recent Projects

HopeTower, Los Angeles, CA

Residential high rise with podium deck amenities and underground parking.

Construction:22 /Story ConcreteUnits: 220Cost:$120,000,000

The Villages at Heritage Springs, Santa Fe Springs, CA

Masterplanned oil field (161 wells) remediation with 8 residential communities and community center.

Executive Management

Element, MarinadelRey, CA

Urban infill of precast concrete lofts.

Construction:ConcreteUnits: 58Cost:$20,000,000

General Contractor Construction

BART Block Apts., Lafayette, CA

Two buildings with three stories of apartments, on a sloping lot, with a creek restoration.

Construction:Wood Frame on Concrete PodiumUnits: 75Cost:$9,700,000

Multi-Housing Real Estate Development (Tax Credit Developments)

Norwalk Senior Apts., Norwalk, CA(A KDB development)

2 separate award winning residential developments with a 20,000 SF Senior Center for public use.

Construction:Wood FrameUnits:270Cost:$8,500,000

Hospitals (Architect)

St. Francis Medical Center - Tower, Lynwood, CA

144 bed, 9 story Tower with Pharmacy, Laboratory, Central Sterile, Engineering and Executive Offices.Submitted construction documents to OSHPD in under 90 days.

Construction:Steel Moment FrameSquare Feet:220,000Cost:$55,000,000

AlamedaCountyMedicalCenter - Critical CareBuilding, AlamedaCA

8 story Hospital with Emergency, Surgery, I.C.U, and Radiology.Also included 800 car Parking Garage.Submitted construction documents to OSHPD in under 90 days.

Construction:Steel Moment FrameSquare Feet:225,000Cost:$72,000,000

Academic Affiliations

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Portfolio of Projects


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Passion for Sailing

Awards & Recognition

St. Francis Medical Center Tower

Solar Project

Recent Recognition


Currently racing on a J/30 sloop
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German was my first language, lost my accent in kindergarten