Richard Mulles

Richard Mulles


Dr. Mulles is an international executive with more than thirty years of experience in the planning/programming, design and construction of large-scale, multi-million dollar international construction programs. His multi-award-winning endeavors include projects in Taipei, Bangkok, Singapore and Osaka as well as the United States.

Dr. Mulles has been a visiting lecturer at Kwansai Gakuin University in Japan and in the Graduate Engineering Program at Nanyang Technical University, Republic of Singapore. He also has participated in a number of Japanese and American corporate lecture programs dealing with construction methods/operations and managed growth.

Prior to joining the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Dr. Mulles was Executive Vice President, Design & Construction with Terravant Land Company. He has also held executive level positions with Universal Studios, Bechtel’s International Division, Shimizu Corporation, Birtcher International and Neumann Development.

Dr. Mulles has lead project designed by such notable architects as The Rockwell Group, Looney Ricks Kiss, Michael Graves and Helmet Jahn and several of his projects have won awards for outstanding architectural achievement and land planning. One such project is Aventine a Hyatt destination facility in LaJolla, CA. Other award winning projects include Coronado Point in San Diego winner of the NAHB’s “Best Home Community” award in 1994 and was also selected by SAM as the 1993 Grand Winner for “Best Attached Home Community”.

Dr. Mulles holds a Doctorate in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Operational/Program Management as well as my Masters Degree in Construction Management. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Viet Nam war with distinguished service with several combat and base engineering units.


"Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't."

Jerry Rice, NFL Star and Future Hall of Famer

Ideally, with Jerry Rice’s philosophy as my guide, each day I will utilize my analytical construction management skills; resource management abilities; and design management skills to create a beacon that will guide the way as we create outcomes that exceed diverse owner’s requirements of for functionality and aesthetic quality.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2001 - Present

Managing Partner


I am the founder and Managing General Partner of this privately held real estate development and consulting organization. Our expertise is in design/build programs for master planned communities including traditional and active adult communities as well as entertainment and resort developments. Our credentials include domestic and international, world-class high-rise structural concrete and steel projects. We manage all aspects of architectural and engineering design; regulatory approvals; site development and design/build commercial construction including P&L oversight.

Aug 2007 - Aug 2008

Project Executive


Managed and lead a $925 million design/build resort/retail/gaming expansion.Project includes a 922 key four-star hotel, specialty venues by House of Blues as well as a state-of-the-art spa, fine dining and retail spaces.Originally hired as Project Manager for the hotel element of the project and promoted to Senior Project Manager after six-months on the project.Position subsequently eliminated as the result of project cancellation by Mohegan Tribal Council.

May 2006 - Aug 2007

Project Executive


As the Owners Representative, managed and lead design/build program for a 208,000 sq ft $100 million casino facility.Responsibilities included, but were not limited to, development of design, budgets, and solicitation of contractors, bidding and recommendation of awards.The project was a successful MBE/WBE urban renewal project completed within budget and schedule constraints.

Jun 2004 - May 2006

Executive Vice President


Managed and led design/build program for a five hundred acre Master Planned Community as well as corporate design/build department head.Technical and P&L responsible for all aspects of architectural and engineering design; regulatory approvals; site development and commercial construction including five direct and seventy-five indirect reports.

Jan 2004 - May 2004

Project Executive

Kite Companies

Managed and led four direct and teams of several hundred indirect reports on a $750 million design/build pharmaceutical facility.P&L responsible for the design, pre-construction functions and construction management activities of QA/QC laboratories, administrative complex and data center.Client cancelled the project during design phase.

Dec 2001 - Jan 2004

Program Manager


Program Manager,Dallas, TX Office

Managed and led design/build program for thirty-bed, six surgical suite regional hospitals each with MRI and CT facilities as well as a $6 million dual liner accelerator cancer treatment facility.

Program Manager,Madison, WI Office

Managed and led $25 million mid-rise surgical and G/I center design/build program.Directly charged with design, pre-construction, contract development and management, construction and QA/QC.

Aug 1998 - Jun 2001

Director, Project Controls


As a member of the executive staff of this $2.9 billion Japan based project, charged with developing and implementing the strategic plan as well as direct P&L responsibility for construction management; joint venture relationships; translation team, scheduling; estimating; logistics; standards and specifications.Led and mentored eleven direct and 110 indirect reports.Delivered all schedule and budget objectives within project constraints.

Feb 1996 - Jun 1998

Vice President


As a member of the executive core of this $420 million organization, I planned, implemented, managed and led the corporate strategic plan for design and construction of land acquisitions. Managed and led a team of four direct and nine indirect reports negotiating entitlements, easements, zoning and construction. Also developed and presented internal training and professional development seminars.

Mar 1994 - Feb 1996

Construction Manager


Directed pre-construction activities for $400 million, 77-story, structural steel, high-rise office condominium in Bangkok, Thailand.Planned directed and coordinated design and the production architectural staff as well as interfacing between the architectural staff and the structural engineering team.Planned, developed and implemented value engineering program creating $9.4 million in savings in the curtain wall and structural steel scopes of work.

1993 - 1994

Project Manager


Construction/operations consultant to start-up Southeast Asia joint venture.Directed project design, planning and construction activities for a $127 million mid-rise condominium complex.Value Engineered interior finishes creating $3.25 million in savings as well as introducing US QA/QC and ISO 9000 quality standards producing a savings of 75 days in the CPM.

1991 - 1993

Senior Project Manager


Responsible for two luxury mid-rise condominium projects directing on-site project and construction management activities for projects exceeding $170 million. 1993 SAM Grand Award for Best Attached Home Community.National Association of Home Builders 1994 Best Home Community Award.

1986 - 1991

Project Manager


Responsible for design management, initial budget and CPM development, general contractor selection and site management of this 1.2 million sq. ft., seven building high-rise resort hotel complex valued at more than $100M.The 1990 San Diego County AIA Orchid Award for Architectural Achievement.Other projects included office buildings and state-of-the-art industrial/manufacturing facilities that involved incorporation of leading edge technology.


2001 - 2003


Southwest University
1994 - 1997


Southwest University
1991 - 1992


Southwest University



JD Edwards

MS Project


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