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Director of Global Project Mgmt

Personal Statement

Real Estate professional with 15 years of industry experience. Participative management style professional; results focused, entrepreneurial spirit with a proactive approach. An accomplished leader known and respected for developing and leading successful projects and building credibility with executive leadership, staff and business partners. Excellent communicator recognized for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships across cross-functional teams, while building strategic relationships with clients. Innovative and reliable individual with proven ability to achieve organizational goals while displaying effective multi-tasking and time management skills.

Summary of Skills

Masters in Organizational Management

B.F.A - Interior Architecture

Change Management and Leadership Skills

Contract Negotiation

Project Management

Analytic and Problem Solving Skills

Good communicator

Real Estate / Construction Documentation Presentation Skills

Personnel Management/Employee Development

Highly Organized

Supervisory Abilities

Results Orientated

Work experience

Nov 2015current

Director of Global Project Management

Cushman & Wakefield

Currently responsible for all activities associated with capital projects at a client site. The focus is my attention is to develop a Project Management group along and reliable reporting metrics. Responsibilities include:
-Development and Management of Capital Budgets for Projects and Facilities
-Responsible for developing a Project Management process inclusive of playbooks
-Developed an effective tool to monitor and report project status and health
-Be the escalation point as needed for project management team
-Mentor the project management team in terms of best practices
-Work closely with the internal groups to assure all requirements are captured
-Manage the occupancy and space management team including CAFM operations
-Implement a centralized PO request process for the Project Management team globally
-Work with Facilities team to assure facility projects are scheduled and completed
-Alignment of Capex Budgets with Facility needs
-Mentored staff in methodology and consulting excellence and encouraged best practice in project management and project planning.

Additional Accounts include:
Citibank Corp
Senior Project Manager
Responsibilities included both retail construction and office construction. Scope of work includes establishing preliminary budgets, review of designs to assure corporate standards are captured, identify qualified general contractors and coordinate all activities with internal partners and end-users. Office projects include consolidation of Sacramento offices and renovation of back office spaces at various locations within the Sacramento Region.

Oct 2006Nov 2015

Senior Project Manager

CB Richard Ellis

Provide owner representative services for clients of CBRE. Projects include working with new building tenants, building infrastructure and general construction oversight on behalf of the building owner.

Additional Accounts include:
Apple Inc.-Cupertino, CA
Special Projects Program Manager
Responsible for new design initiatives and store changes to the North American portfolio. Responsibilities include:
-Develop preliminary budgets for corporate initiatives
-Lead team of 10 preservation project managers
-Assure teams are adhering to both budgets and schedules
-Developed and published weekly status reports
-Management of internal partners ie: real estate transaction team, design and IT groups to assure alignment

Union Bank-San Francisco, CA
Responsible for retail new construction and renovations of Union Bank on the West Coast. Responsibilities include:
-Develop program and plans with Union Bank with input from internal business partners
-Meet with vendors to negotiate pricing as needed
-Manage lease work letters and deliverables

Deloitte-San Francisco, CA
Responsible for the construction management for Deloitte’s new office in San Francisco, CA. This project involves 10 floors totally 175,00 sq. feet into a new open-environment. This is the first build out for Deloitte with this model. Responsibilities include:
-Maintaining an accurate budget, schedule, tracking all changes, completing daily status reports
-Working with the procurement office to assure purchase orders are issued
-Reconcile all payment applications for client processing
-Review construction drawings and offer alternatives
-Escalate issues if needed for immediate resolution.
-Responsible for visiting with end-users to assure spaces are conducive for their work
-Work with Deloitte CRE Design to develop solutions to new office environment challenges
-Understand the requirements of the business groups and give needed direction to team

Fireman’s Fund Global Office-Novato, CA
Managed multiple fast tracked capital projects within the main campus in Novato along with various satellite locations in the United States. Responsibilities include:
-Development of adjacency plans for restacking business units for efficiency of real estate
-Development of preliminary budgets and schedules
-Meet with executive staff and business unit leaders to define staff requirements and office environment.
-Worked with leadership to develop criteria for new site locations
- Responsible for the coordination of activities and business requirements for IT, Security and AV

Wells Fargo-Wachovia–Northern California, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington and Utah
These were multiple fast paced projects to support the rebranding of the Wachovia to Wells Fargo locations. Project entailed design oversight to ensure the brand integrity was maintained.
Involved 40 locations across six states.

Chevron Corporation- Corp Franchise and Retailer Franchise
Responsible for managing the Northern California and Hawaii, Extra Mill Branding roll-out program. Developed scopes of work, budgets and coordinated contractor pool for program implementation. M
-Responsible for obtain specific site requirements and aligning them with corporate objectives.
-Evaluated designs in terms of budget and implementation
-Interpreted design and operational intent with the environment to be built
-Managed vendors to support success of the projects
-Collaborated with peers to assure accurate information was conveyed to client
-Monitored performance and workload of vendors to assure optimal product was produced
-Responsible for maintaining detailed budgets, schedules and up-to-date communications
-Responsible for building and mentoring effective team members

Sep 2005Aug 2006

Manager of Special Projects/Programs

California State Automobile Association

Provided project management support, within the Real Estate and Facilities, for enterprise initiatives.Ensured that the business unit requirements were captured and validate their alignment with corporate standards. Developed relationships within and outside of the division to assure there was dialog.Maintained constant dialog with the EPMO and Change Management Groups to monitor budget and maintain communications.

-Liaison with program management to define operations business requirements

-Supported project managers with a broader picture of their work-Evaluated design in terms of corporate standards and appropriateness for the organization

-Monitored communications to facilitate change management practices

-Developed reports which monitor facility capacity requirements and availability

May 2003Mar 2004

Operations Director

Interior Systems, Inc

This is a design studio with production facilities in both Fond duLac, WI and Cerritos, CA.The company’s main client is the McDonald’s corporation and other Quick Service Restaurants.The restaurant division has a staff of 35 individuals comprised from designers to production individuals.As Director of Operations the main goal is to assure that all internal operations are supporting the direction of the company and assure customer satisfaction.

-Developed staff of 35 to achieve corporate initiatives andmanaged staff levels according to demand

-Supported account executives to achieve revenue goals in excess of 2.2million a month

-Established new relationships with clients and strengthened existing relationships

-Evaluated manufacturability of design concepts for interior environments

-Liaison with production staff on a regular basis

-Consolidated the projectmanagement functions to assure timeliness of production

-Contributed to the implementation of an MRP system in both the Contract Development and Production areas

-Responsible for the interdepartmental effectiveness of staff within Design, Project Management, Art, CAD and Production

-Oversaw the daily activities of the Customer Service Division to assure timeliness and effectiveness

-Resolvedconcerns from clients, customer service, and site contractors

Jun 2002May 2003

Project Mgr/Interior Architect

Capital One

A month-to-month contract assignment as a consultant for facility consolidation, builds out, and move management.Collaborated with staff, contractors, and vendors on office interior solutions.Position has required assessment of staffing volumes with respect to available space while planning for consolidation

-Established concise plans for areas of deficient space utilization and documentation.

-Planned all activities for site-to-site corporate moves including design, documentation and contractor oversight.

-Worked directly with furniture contractors to assure proper specification, delivery and execution of plans.

-Coordinate necessary capital projects, making certain that they meet the needs and standards of the client

-Responsible for assuring that projects are completed in a timely and cost-effective manner.

-Provided follow up to resolve end user concerns within an appropriate time frame.

Oct 1996May 2000

Senior Project Manager

California State Automobile Association

Full time in-house position for design and interior architecture.Position required re-planning of existing spaces, and made recommendations on acquisitions based on the company’s business plan and space needs.

-Collaborated on development and execution of a new 6 million dollar call center within a 6-month period.

-Worked with team to redesign multiple offices and retail locations throughout California and Nevada to assure new strategic direction is executive and building upgrades were completed.

-Manage on-site corporate moves from planning and design through construction and final client move-in.

-Directly coordinated construction and furniture contractors to assure proper execution of plans.

Provided follow up to resolve end user concerns within an appropriate time frame.

-Estimated budgets and tracked true project costs. Submitted weekly progress reports to Director.

-Responsible for Executive level private offices including remodeling, furniture, artwork and custom millwork.

-Established new corporate furniture and finish standards to maintain end-users flexibility while reducing costs and controlling lead-time issues.

-Contracted with necessary resources to complete a corporate building analysis and re-stack proposal

Selected Projects

Umpqua Bank

Various locations through California, Nevada, Washington and Oregon.
Responsible for renovating each branch to meet the brand guidelines. Scope included preliminary site visits, drafting a scope, order all product, obtain pricing from the established General Contractor, schedule all work and submit necessary paperwork and closeout documents to bank for final approval.

500 Washington - Public Policy Institute of California
San Francisco, CA
3000 sq feet. Renovation of the Bechtel Conference Center to update the technology and give the facility full video conferencing, media conferencing and boards presentations.

500 Washington - Habitat for Humanity
San Francisco, CA
12,100 sq feet. Responsible for the construction of the Habitat for Humanity’s new headquarters in San Francisco. Project had significant MEP development since the floor had no systems in place to support a tenant. Project was completed on schedule and under the preliminary construction budget.

Union Bank - San Francisco
Burlingame, CA 
4700 sq feet, new retail branch to support expansion model.
Pleasanton, CA 
4800 sq feet, new branch w/new retail model and design

Deloitte – 555 Mission
San Francisco, CA
275,000 sq feet.. Built and Relocated Deloitte HQ from 15 Floors to a new location at 555 Mission. This encompassed phasing the move-in to align with business requirements and construction schedules. The newly built work environment reflects the Next Generation Work Space and is a model for the Deloitte Workplace Standards program.

Chevron Re-Image Program based out of San Ramon, CA
Responsible for the Northern California and Hawaii implementation of the new image rollout to company owned facilities -- 84 facilities were completed on this fast track program within a 9 month period. Responsible for assuring all sites adhered to the new corporate branded imaging.

New Contact Center and IT Center (including critical environment) for AAA
Glendale, AZ
2 Story Facility – 230,000 sq feet. Relocation of the IT Data Center and Development of a new Call Center in Glendale, AZ. Responsible for obtaining necessary information from groups and recommend a site which meets the needed business criteria. Developed the construction schedule and the phased staff relocations to the new facility. Maintained detailed budgets and reports for review and discussion.

Claims Resolution Call Center
Walnut Creek, CA
75,000sf, Offices, workstations and training facility. Responsible for gathering all business unit requirements and site location. This particular location required bringing the building to cold shell and rebuilding it from that point. Maintained detailed budgets for the corporate real estate leadership team. Managed both internal IT group, security and facilities to assure site was ready for occupancy.


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May 2002May 2005

Masters - Organizational Management

University of Phoenix
Sep 1993Mar 1995

BFA - Interior Architect

California College of the Arts