Sheri Franco

Work History

Work History
Jul 2007 - Present

Project Coordinator

{confidential} Real Estate Retail Developer

●As a project coordinator, consistently met deadlines in the various aspects of real estate (retail) development to include:Property acquisition, disposition, construction, and tenant lease-up.

Project Pre-development Phase:Project manager and partner assistance and liaison between architects, civil and traffic engineers, geotechs, environmental consultants, general contractors, lenders, utility service companies, and governing agencies, to obtain project entitlements.Issue RFPs, bid spreads, contracts and track pre-development expenses.

Construction Phase:Process all contractor draws, preliminary notices, lien waivers, mechanics liens, NOCs and NNRs.Track insurance, payments, construction loan budget tracking, maintain project files, and track project costs.

Tenant Improvement Phase:Coordinate and process TI allowances and landlord credits.Track tenant and tenants’ GC insurance certificates.

Property Management:Duties include rent and CAM billing, annual property CAM reconciliations, coordinate and oversee property maintenance contracts and other required building repairs.

Office Management and Overhead Accounting:A/R and billing, A/P, process daily deposits as needed for (23) company entities.Coordinate repair of machinery, maintain office supply inventory, procure vendor contracts.

Mar 2002 - Sep 2006

Director, Business Administration and Human Resources

RBCI

●Achieved repeated successes through consistent and timely performance of myriad responsibilities over a wide range of the company’s operational aspects:

Business Administration:

§ Company growth:Over the course of (4) years, successfully coordinated business growth from a staff of (5) to staff of (32), and experienced an increase in revenue of 857%.

§ Financial: Continually met the company’s monthly financial obligations by projecting and maintaining its budgetary requirements.Prepared, analyzed, and maintained company financial data to include balance sheet, income statement, bank reconciliations and deposits for (11) banking accounts.Managed the company’s A/R and A/P.

§ Administrative:Identified company’s overhead requirements, procured new vendor proposals, negotiated and maintained annual vendor contracts.Company representative for external audits including IRS, workers’ comp insurance policy, workers’ comp regulatory board, and general liability insurance. Coordinated renewals of company’s insurance policies including general liability, umbrella, workers’ comp, auto, and property.

§ Supervisory:Directed and supervised the activities of corporate staff members including construction administrators, office assistants, and temp workers

Construction Administration / Project Coordination:Directed the construction administration activities including RFPs, bid spreads, contract and change order issuance and tracking, subcontractor insurance compliance tracking, lien waivers, construction draw processing.Procure and negotiate corporate office lease agreement, and temporary jobsite trailers, offsite storage facilities and storage containers, temporary fencing and other temporary equipment.Maintain inventory and track jobsite movement of heavy equipment, storage containers, dump trailers, company vehicles, and computer equipment.

Human Resources:Established and directed the Human Resources department, implemented policies and procedures, drafted employee handbook, maintained compliance with Federal and State regulations, responded to and coordinated EDD information, company representative for EDD adjudication.Interviewed and hired corporate staff members and assisted with interview process for crew.Processed new hire paperwork, maintained personnel files, scheduled and participated in employee performance reviews, employee warning notices and terminations.

Employee Benefits / Payroll: Generated bi-weekly payroll, processed wage garnishments, administered and tracked employee benefits.Processed monthly workers’ comp payroll reports by applying employee trade classifications and issued monthly State Fund payments.Coordinated employee group medical insurance, COBRA, and workers comp claims.

Jul 1998 - Mar 2002

Construction Administrator

AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

Construction administrator responsibilities for the Southern California region on (7) reinvestment properties including processing general contractor and GC proposals, issuing and tracking contracts and change orders, processed construction draws, cost coding, maintained tracking of subcontractor insurance, lien waivers, architectural drawing submittals, monthly construction budget reporting, and OCIP coordination.

Project management assistance provided to (3) project managers, (5) jobsite superintendents, and jobsite GCs to facilitate construction projects’ completion in accordance with construction schedule and budget, coordinated travel arrangements for management staff, and processed expense reimbursements.

●Traveled to and trained new construction administrators in the San Jose and Los Angeles satellite offices.

Mar 1992 - Jul 1998

Supervisor, Secretarial Department

Villageway Management, Inc.

Supervisory:Managed secretarial department consisting of (14) members and department work flow, assisted with the training of new hires.

Executive Assistant:Assisted both the CEO and the company President with their daily company operations to include attending monthly Board meetings, recording minutes, preparing management reports, and assisting in the action item completion.

●  Office Management and HR Assistant:Coordinated contracts with vendors and subcontractors, prepared annual HOA contract renewals, invoice cost coding, coordinated staff meetings, company picnics, annual Christmas parties.Maintained personnel records and assisted with HR with Federal and State compliance and benefits coordination.

Summary

I thrive in an environment that enhances my diverse abilities, experiences, and skills in a multifarious position.I flourish in a role that includes a wide assortment of responsibilities as I find it to be engaging, motivational, and rewarding to contribute to the professional successes of my employer and the team.    It is my goal to secure employment with a stable company that fosters an environment of mutual positive growth. 

Custom

Skills / Proficiencies

Bilingual: Fluent in Spanish

Notary Public: Commission expires 2011

●   Typing Speed:  100+ wpm (96% accuracy rate)

● Proficient in Microsoft Word / Excel / Publisher

Accounting software:QuickBooks Pro, Enterprise, and Timberline

Education

●South Coast College, Orange

2001 – 2003

●Rancho Santiago Community College

1989 – 1991

●Continuing Education

                --SkillPath and Employment Advisory Council Seminars 2004-2005:

---Effective Communications and Human Resource Management

---Wage and Hour laws