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May 2003Apr 2009

Partner - Financial Analysis & Real Estate Development

FHC Development, Inc.

Led the investment team and development group, continually increasing transaction volume and deal size to build a profitable real estate development business from $1.5 million to $7.8 million in annual sales within five years

·Created a structured portfolio planning and budget process using analysis of financial models based on past project experience and forecasts of current market trends.

·Evaluated potential investments for viability, performed due diligence including feasibility assessment, asset valuation, market research and project competitiveness.Led negotiations for all property acquisitions, leases and dispositions.

·Secured multi-million dollar equity financing commitments from private investors and negotiated debt and mezzanine financing agreements with lending institutions.Produced and presented investor proposals.Established and maintained banking and private investor relationships.

·Developed and managed individual project budgets in excess of $4 million for new construction condominiums, mixed-use buildings and single family residences.Consistently delivered projects on schedule and within budget.

·Procured design professionals and contractors. Supervised construction operations and met with contractors to schedule, monitor and inspect ongoing projects.

·Ensured accuracy of documentation and compliance with insurance and regulatory requirements, including municipal approvals.

·Managed the sales and customer service process – selected the listing company, hired staging consultants and design professionals, coordinated complete marketing strategies appropriate to each project, ensured client satisfaction.Maintained control of closing process and move-in schedules, completion of punch lists and resolution of warranty claims.

·Launched and directed a brokerage firm (Cornerstone Properties of Chicago) to manage the residential sales transactions of FHC. Hired, trained and supervised part-time agents with a focus on guiding first-time home buyers comfortably through the entire process. Created marketing plans, promotional materials and virtual tours.

Jan 2003Jan 2005

Broker Associate

Dream Town Realty
  • Established networking and marketing strategies to create a successful residential real estate client base. Increased annual sales from $1.5 million to $3 million in one year.
Jun 2001May 2003

Technology Analyst

Accenture, Ltd.

·Built internal database systems using Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, HTML and Lotus Notes.

·Responsible for writing, testing, implementing and maintaining databases utilized by over 75,000 employees.

·Coordinated and conducted weekly meetings with international team members.


Jan 2009Jun 2010


DePaul University - Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

Relevant Real Estate Coursework

Investment & Finance

Market Analysis and Valuation

Development & Asset Repositioning

Public & Private Real Estate Finance

Leasing, Sales and Negotiation Strategies

Managing Building Design & Construction

DePaul University, one of the nation's largest private universities and home of a top-ranked MBA program, has been located at the heart of Chicago's civic, business and legal communities for more than a century. The Real Estate Center at DePaul University builds on more than over 90 years of real estate education. DePaul offered its first real estate course in 1913, and has been offering a wide range of undergraduate courses for more than 60 years and MBA-level courses since 1975.

Today, DePaul offers the most comprehensive array of real estate courses available in Chicago at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The academic programs in real estate at DePaul University are fully accredited and build on the solid foundation of course offerings in DePaul's Department of Finance, including real estate analysis, valuation, finance and investments.

AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, accredits the MBA program at DePaul's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. For the past ten years,the part-time MBA program has been ranked among the best 10 in US News & World Report's annual rankings.

Real Estate majors are able to reach across academic boundaries to create a truly interdisciplinary pursuit. Students at both the MBA and undergraduate levels may take courses in finance, economics, public policy, geography, marketing, management, entrepreneurship, sociology and law.

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Information Management

Western Illinois University

Professional Affiliations

Urban Land Institute

Young Real Estate Professionals

International Council of Shopping Centers

DePaul MBA Association

Kellstadt Student Advisory Board

DePaul Real Estate Organization

Completed Projects


Experienced real estate and finance professional, Recently completed a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate Finance and Investment, Specializing in asset management, financial analysis and modeling, portfolio management, acquisition, disposition, and debt and equity financing.Managed all financial and strategic aspects of a successful firm developing over $20 million of real estate. Licensed Real Estate Broker, ARGUS Software Certified, Accredited LEED Green Associate, Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Information Systems.


Advanced financial analysis and modeling using Microsoft Excel and ARGUS – Asset management – Strategic planning

Development management – Portfolio management – Due diligence – Valuation – Client and investor communications


LEED Green Associate

Green Building Certification Institute

ARGUS Software Certification (ASC)

ARGUS Software

Licensed Real Estate Broker

State of Illinois