VP DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION
MIXED-USE COMMERCIAL MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL
Well-organized, detail oriented, creative problem-solver, strong decisive forward-thinking management style, an ultimate "get it done" team leader with experience and knowledge across a wide range of urban planning and other real estate functions in commercial, multi-family, residential, as well as mixed-use project types. MBA from Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University and Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Berkeley.
Attributes & Expertise
Strong understanding of entire development process, excellent finance, research, and market analysis skills Ability to initiate and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with team members, local government agencies, consultants, lenders/investors, and community stakeholders. Ability to effectively engage community representative, including persons with diverse economic and educational backgrounds, in the real estate and community development process.
Computer and Technology Skills: Microsoft Excel, Project, Outlook, Power Point, Adobe Acrobat, Suretrack Project Management Scheduling Software, Timberline and Primavera Construction Accounting Software, Crystal Ball 7.3MS Excel Spreadsheet Modeling and VBA Programming, Excel Premium Solver, Decision Analysis using Excel add-ins (i.e., Decision trees, Sensitivity analysis, Queuing, and Simulations)
CAREER HISTORY & PROJECTS OVERVIEW
THE BEDFORD GROUP (TBG) Los Angeles, California (2003 - Present)
Under the leadership of Charles Quarles, TBG is a full service real estate firm specializing in urban infill development and ownership of commercial, multi-family rental, residential, and mixed-use projects.
Vice President Development (2012 - Present)
Support strategic planning, identify and analyze acquisition opportunities, negotiate transactions and package deals for clients and the company. Conduct financial modeling, and support the execution of the transaction, acquisition or disposition. Knowledge of entire development process from finance, acquisitions, investments, marketing, leasing, sales, site selection, construction, partnership agreements, legal, etc. Perform financial analysis/modeling, cash flow projections, and spreadsheet analysis in Excel and real estate analytical tools. Conduct economic and demographic research, analyze market data, and effectively summarize market activity and trends to determine appropriate assumptions, and research and evaluate markets. Current projects:
Baldwin Park Plaza/ 145,700 sf Hospitality, Retail, Commercial space/City of Baldwin Park/ Development Budget: $47 million/ Status: Pre-development phase, Need to raise $11 million in new market tax credits and negotiate contribution of land and equity in the project with a value of $6,000,000.
The Center of Hope/ Redevelop 378,144 sf/ Five Phases Hospital/ Retail/ Commercial/ Multi-family/ Development Budget: $156 million/ Status: Pre-development phase, Need to determine if the concept is feasible by completing a Development Analysis Book (DAB). Feasibility consists of environmental impact, key stakeholder support, availability of financing, and economic sustainability.
Village Chateaublond/ 300 Residential units located on 20 acres near Petion-ville overlooking Port of Prince, Haiti/ Development Budget: $40 million/ Status: Pre-development phase, currently seeking a first responder investor to cover a significant portion of the total predevelopment cost.
Construction Project Manger/ Engineer (2005 -2012)
Responsibilities included site selection and due diligence, securing the correct zoning and entitlements, selecting contractors, and creating a working schedule and budget. As the owner's representative on-site, ensured the project was built to the owner's exact specifications, and managed scheduling contractors, processing change orders, and progress payments and submit reports to the owner with updates on the progress and costs of the project. All projects were on time and on budget. Select completed projects:
Bedford Parc/ 70 Market Rate Mixed Use Condos/ Commercial, Baldwin Hills, CA/ Development Budget: $19.6 million/ Status: Completed May 2011 Gross Sales: $26.2 million/
The Promenade at Baldwin Hills/ 102 Market Rate Mixed Use Condominiums/ Development Budget: $24 million/ Status: Completed Oct 2010 Gross Sales: $33.1 million
Bedford Arbors/ 21 Market Rate Mixed Use Condominiums, North Hollywood, CA/ Development Budget: $9 million/ Status: Completed Jan 2010 Gross Sales: $12 million
Thomas Berkley Square/ 88 Mixed Use Condominiums/ Commercial, Oakland, CA/ Development Budget: $14.2 million/ Status: Completed March 2008
Assistant Project Manager (2003 - 2005)
- Fast track promotion to Assistant PM after a few months with firm
- Successfully balanced and closed financial reports at the end of projects
- Supervised superintendents and subcontractors and implementing the construction process
- Negotiated small contracts and purchase orders
AIG- ROYAL ALLIANCE ASSOCIATES, INC. Orange, California (2002 - 2003)
- Fast track promotion to office manager after five months based on achievements.
- Managed personal accounts payable, accounts receivable and designing marketing plans on a weekly basis.
- Performed market research in surveying local business owners in regards to income protection, buy-sell agreements, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT) & Charitable Gifts.
- Evaluated mutual funds focusing on the fund's objective, investment philosophy, expected rate of return, fees and expenses, and track record.
Early Career History:The Bedford Group, Accounting Intern (1999 - 2001)
Academic Affiliations & Professional Development
Master of Business Administration, emphasis Finance Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University 2011
- Concentration in Finance with courses in Mergers/Acquisitions, Financial Modeling, Corporate Accounting, and Portfolio Management.
- Pasadena City College, Guest Lecturer: Business 160
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, University Of California, Berkeley 2002
UCLA Extension: Project Management in Construction and Legal Aspects of California Construction Law.
Professional Development Courses sponsored by The Bedford Group: Clark Construction Strategic Partnership Program, Timberline Software Construction Accounting Courses: Crystal Report Designer, Estimating, Project Management Lorman Education Services: Managing Construction Projects, Carpentry and Foundations and Concrete Work