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Summary

Highly motivated professional with tactical experience in various categories of the private, governmental and development sectors.  Seeking an opportunity to coordinate multiple internal and external areas to impact an organization’s structure and a community’s viability.

Work Experience

Community Development and Land Use Planning

Over the course of 5 years, simultaneously managed and/or supported three housing programs (CBDG/HOME/Section 8) with combined annual budgets of approximately $40m, effectively assisting hundreds of families * During a 3 year appointment as Vice Chair of the Board of Zoning Appeals, successfully brokered City of Detroit's initial cell phone tower location criteria requiring co-location agreements across service providers, ensuring new revenue source for city while responsibly addressing land use concerns.

* Comprehensive Land Use Planning                      * Sustainability Factors

* Principles of Gentrification                                       * Acquisition/Rehabilitation/Disposition of Affordable Housing

* Intergovernmental Affairs/Relations                     * Stakeholder Coordination / Community Relations

* Zoning                                                                               * Municipal-level Incentives

Pre-Development/Pre-Construction/Construction

Teamed with ownership/developer of $22m Motor City Educational Sportsplex, providing one-stop source for pre-development services ranging from initial design developments and constructability assessments, multi-tiered finance packaging, project impact studies that included community support surveys to the development of initial construction budgets and scheduling. * Successfully negotiated construction contracts to include a projected billing process with MGM Grand Casino on multiple contracts totaling $20m, effectively eliminating potential cash flow burdens on company created by the traditional 25 day pay cycle.  * Managed multiple aspects (site location, negotiating leases, monitoring construction schedules/budgets and vendor/subcontractors) of the $3m relocation of my employer's headquarters which involved the renovation of a historic building.  Realized an unanticipated 6% cost savings by identifying property in an incentive-targeted sector of the city.

* Developer/Owner Relations                                         * Entitlements

* Pre-to-Post Construction Services                             * Commercial Real Estate Development

* Document Control                                                           * Business Development 

* Contract Negotiations                                                     * Historic Preservation Funding & Construction Methodologies

* Application of State Statutes                                        * Proposal Creation/Presentation

Intra-Agency Management and Association Development

Guided company through a corporate reconfiguration, completing the process within six months without fiscal or operational interruption.  Process required negotiating the buy-out of a partner, securing capitalization, credit and bonding capabilities and properly licensing the entity to support its expanded business model.  *  Within a 12 month period, identified/developed the creation of 7 new local chapters for a national trade association.

* Operations/Management                                                  * Finance/Budgeting

* Organizational Structure                                                   * Workforce Development/Team Management

* Assurance/Quality Control                                               * Non-Profit/Association Managment