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Expert in Commercial Real Estate & Capital Investments

Expert ID: 736547 Illinois, USA

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Expert is a passionate professional about project management, sustainability, engineering, and all aspects of construction gained from experience honed as a leader in multidimensional organizations from the military and academia. As a Veteran with seven years of active-duty service in the US Air Force as a Civil Engineering Officer, with multiple post-graduate degrees from Louisiana State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign & University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Expert brings expertise to his current role in the Commercial Real Estate, Asset Management, and Capital Investment industries.

PROFICIENCIES:
Personal: Proven Public Speaker; Strong Oral, Written, and Interpersonal Communication Skills; Critical Thinking
Software: Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office Suite, Revit, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Photoshop, SketchUp, Primavera
Code: International Building Code, Federal Government Standards (Unified Facilities Criteria, FAR, UFGS), National Fire Protection Association 101: Life Safety Code, 29 CFR 1926 OSHA: Safety and Health Regulations for Construction

Available for panels, in depth interviews, and surveys only.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago - Milwaukee - Indianapolis - St. Louis - Detroit

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2025 Degree: MBA Subject: Institution: University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Year: 2016 Degree: MS Subject: Architectural Studies Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Year: 2015 Degree: MS Subject: Construction Management Institution: Louisiana State University
Year: 2012 Degree: BS Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: United States Air Force Academy

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Project Manager Department: Project Development Services Responsibilities: Project management services for clients for all commercial real estate assets.
- Head project manager of 27 projects valued at $61M at multiple sites throughout the Midwest & Chicago metro area
- Lead PM on a $30M 24-story building repositioning on Michigan Ave to include: mechanical & electrical upgrades, façade & site enhancements, marketing suite & amenity floor, along with three (3) flagship tenant store buildouts
- Oversee each project through all phases of design, construction & turnover; delivering a range of scopes from tenant interior suite buildouts, multi-story building infrastructure upgrades, & sustainability project enhancements
- Develop and execute project specific and client driven goals and objectives, schedules, budgets, strategy with methodology for accomplishing and managing client & business goals
Years: 2017 to 2018 Employer: Overseas Deployment- Kabul, Afghanistan Title: Program Manager Department: Responsibilities: - Executed $214M in infrastructure projects across 98 Afghan Army & Police bases including upgraded power grids and site transition from diesel generators to electrical grid power saving $66M per year through project completion
- Oversaw four member team on a $59M Operations & Maintenance contract; provided contract oversight and support to sustain facilities and infrastructure for 34 Afghan sites around the country
- Revitalized $180M 220-kv transmission line project with 6x 220-kv substations connecting Northern provinces to the South; completing the electrical grid system and saving $25M per year in supplied power to over 15 million Afghans
- Conducted the cradle-to-grave planning, funding, scoping, development, design, construction, coordination, close-out and transition of: 98 power grid connections, 10-MW solar field, 21x 220-kv and 11x 110-kv substations, one 220-kv and two 110-kv transmission line projects for the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan
- Transformed and enacted a new Program Management Office (PMO) for the Afghan National Electrical Company; provided guidelines, structure, guidance, training and continual oversight to aid their $9B energy project portfolio to reflect a well-established and efficient U.S. Project Management Offices
Years: 2014 to 2015 Employer: Joint Base Pearl Harbor Title: Assistant Public Works Officer Department: Responsibilities: - Headed four member facility team directing projects from concept development to completion supporting 10 agencies in 240 facilities valued at $1.51B; enabled $19.3M project execution for clients
- Implemented management of $8.3M regional budget; planned execution of sustainment, restoration and modernization projects for clients; developed/executed maintenance action plans for completed projects
- Ran client operations and maintenance work requests; prepared and coordinated scopes of work and cost estimates; coordinated all client’s facility requirements and execution on a daily basis
Years: 2014 to 2014 Employer: Joint Base Pearl Harbor Title: Deputy Production Division Director Department: Responsibilities: - Managed 522 personnel across 22 construction shops; managed overtime services and improved project execution on time
rate by 27%; led $11.5M project work commissioning for 39 projects
- Chaired the $712K historic Pearl Harbor Stadium Arena renovation for NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament series
- Developed and delivered all management and operations within the Production Division; primary objective of providing
cost effective and high quality facility maintenance and sustainment services to the entire Air Force-Navy Installation
Years: 2012 to 2014 Employer: Joint Base Pearl Harbor Title: Construction Manager Department: Responsibilities: - Controlled 34 construction projects valued at $38.4M supporting DoD agencies; upgraded Joint Base infrastructure
working in a multi-organizational collaborative DoD environment
- Overhauled $9.4M dorm modernization project; renovation of 72 rooms and facility upgrade; revived project deadline
after 18 month delay and budget bust from previous project team
- Optimized $4.4M warehouse renovations for four facilities; upgraded facility interiors, fire suppression systems,
electrical systems, and roofing components to modernize the facilities, and modernize to current building codes
Authored construction prioritization schedule, ensured safety compliance, overall administration of the construction and
quality assurance efforts by the government team
Years: 2012 to 2019 Employer: United States Air Force Title: Civil Engineering Officer (Overview) Department: Responsibilities: Construction management, public works, program management, project management, SME, Instructor of Architecture & planning.
- Project Champion of an installation-wide multi-facility Innovation Campus Community utilizing a Public-Private-Partnership enhanced use lease approach. Led project initiation and planning: project research, concept development charrettes, stakeholder identification, and overall scope development with installation & community stakeholders
- Provided professional continuing education, and consulting services to Department of Defense (DoD) personnel by planning curricula, establishing objectives, developing & delivering lessons via resident, satellite, & online presentations
- Directed four (4) courses and instructed in 12 engineering courses on project management, comprehensive planning, facility design, construction inspection, construction safety, architecture, sustainability, and building codes to over 600+ DoD joint engineers and students worldwide

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2008 to 2019 Agency: United States Air Force Role: Civil Engineer Officer Description:
Years: 2014 to 2015 Agency: US Navy Role: Asstistant Public Works Officer Description:
Years: 2017 to 2018 Agency: Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan Role: Electrical Infrastructure Program Manager Description:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2017 to 2018 Country / Region: Afghanistan Summary:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Project Management Institute (PMI)
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Green Building Initiative (GBI)
Tau Beta Pi
Engineering Honor Society
Licenses / Certifications
Project Management Professional (PMP), LEED AP Building Design + Construction (BD+C), Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Construction Industry 30-Hour, Secret Clearance, U.S. Government

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Conversational
Arabic Basic

Fields of Expertise

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