Kingsley Aduaka

Kingsley Aduaka

Work History

Work History
1999 - 2011

Regional Director Design and Operations

General Growth Properties

  Silverbird Equity Group, Surrey UK (Third Party)

Metroventures USA Holdings, Baltimore, MD (Third Party)

Directed the operations, pre-construction and construction of over 55 properties in the West and Mountain Regions for General Growth Properties, Inc. (GGP), consisting of over 40 million SF. of retail, commercial, residential, and mixed-use communities; incorporating Lean Construction

Directed facilities, management activities and operations on capital improvement projects. Responsible for construction packages, meetings, cost analyses, value engineering, risk mitigation, obtaining public approvals, managing construction budgets, project schedules, procurement, field observation, review of submittals and implementing sustainable goals.

Major Accomplishments:

·Tropicana Entertainment Center, a $1Billion development on a 200+-acre undeveloped land. Responsible for construction and operations. Implemented BMS and sustainability to reduce operations cost by 20% annually.

·Fashion Place $150M redevelopment with the renovation of all interior common area and the food court of 900,000+SF property with a new Nordstrom and Dillards, new parking deck, and redesign of site, landscaping, environmental graphics, and addition of over 200,000SF of new lifestyle uses. Project was Value-Engineered to bring project in 15% under budget.

·Montclair Plaza $50M capital improvement of a 1.3M+SF asset. The areas included the interior common area, the food court, landscaping, environmental graphics, entrances, lighting, upscale tenants, renovation of Nordstrom, and upgrade of site accessibility to meet ADA requirements. Implemented sustainable goals led to a 20% reduction in energy consumption.

·Cottonwood Mixed-Use Community, a $550M de-mall of the existing 57 acre site, into a planned urban mixed-use community, the adjacent creek was rerouted and enhanced. The project targeted LEED ND Gold certification.

·Proj. Mgr. for $25M EPA cleanup of contaminated site in downtown Baltimore for a community development Utilized USACE QCS (Quality Control System and RMS (Resident Mgmt. System)




Howard University

Activities and Societies:

Treasurer, Architecture and Planning Student Association

Member, American Institute of Architecture Students

Member, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity

Photographer, Bison Yearbook

Member, Dean's List

Thesis Project:

Feeding the World - Modular Food Production and Retail Center


A Senior Director on complex retail projects, asset management, facilities management and operations with 20+ years of experience in North America and internationally with over $8+ Billion in built asset

Work on geographically distributed projects in development, design and construction of 65+ Million SF of commercial, retail, hospitality, transportation, mixed-use, and municipal new and redevelopment projects.

Strategic planner, project specifications builder, project staffing manager, project communication, scope definition, project planning, risk mitigation, and coordination with owner, public agency, and community.

Recognized for value creation, asset protection, building operations, capital improvement, budgeting, project accounting, construction, building, safety, and health regulation, property assessment, site analysis, site plan changes, redevelopment planning, expansions, de-malls, due diligence, negotiation of considerations, condemnations, eminent domain actions, outparcel proposals, build-outs, concessions, amendments, CID and TDD petitions, and easement requests

Possess hands on experience in the use of state-of-the-art computer software for budgeting, cost estimating, project management, design, and planning. Also utilize technology in graphics presentation and reporting on a variety of project management functions utilizing Constructware, MS Project, and JD Edwards.

Training/Honors and Awards


  • Microsoft Office Advanced Training, GGP Learning Mall, Chicago, Illinois
  • Business Management Training, GGP Learning Mall, Chicago, Illinois
  • Project Management Training, Autodesk Constructware, GGP Learning Mall, Chicago, Illinois
  • Building Information Modeling Training, Autodesk Revit Architecture
  • Intergraph Computer Aided Modeling, Intergraph, Huntsville, Alabama
  • USGBC LEED Training, GGP Learning Mall, Chicago, Illinois
  • 40-Hour OSHA HAZWOPER Training and Red Cross CPR Certification
  • President's Club Sales Training, Sadler Institute, Gaithersburg, Maryland


  • Achievement Award, Naval Facilities Design, Kings Bay, Georgia
  • Award, Best InternationalShopping Mall Award, Istanbul Turkey
  • Participant, Young Architect's Forum Design Competition, Washington, D.C.
  • Participant, International Cultural Trade Center/FOB Competition, Washington, D.C.
  • Particpant, Womens War Memorial Competition, Washington D.C.
  • Participant, International Tile Competition, Barcelona, Spain
  • Participant, New Town Design Competition, Wilmington, Delaware


Economic Trends, Strategic Planning, Professional Networking, Arts, International Travel, Digital Photography, Skiing, Biking, Karate, and Architectural History



International Council of Shopping Centers


US Green Building Council


National Council of Architecture Registration Board


Licensed Architect


American Institute of Architects