Dynamic and engaging Senior Real Estate and Land Use Professional with 20 years of experience in development advisory, corporate and municipal real estate consulting, economic development and transaction management disciplines. Demonstrated expertise in property repositioning, mixed-use planning, transportation and transit-oriented development, public-private partnerships, retail strategy, and property marketing and transactions. History of building and managing relationships with clients, partners, and colleagues at all levels of an organization.
Skill 1 Skill 2
Skill 3 Skill 4
05/2011 to Current
DirectorRICONDO & ASSOCIATES, INC – Chicago, IL
Real Estate and Land Use Currently leading practice area, including business development, to provide real estate advisory services at and around major U.S.
airports, with focus on economic development and revenue generation.
Executed planning efforts for hotel, office, retail, and industrial facilities around airports including Chicago O'Hare, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, and Dallas/Fort Worth.
Led team to identify optimal mixed-use, transit-oriented development concepts (including hotel market analysis) at O'Hare.
Board-level advisor and frequent speaker on development economics at regional and national conferences.
01/2005 to 01/2011
Vice PresidentU.S. EquIties Realty, LLC CBRE, Inc – Chicago, IL
Developed and executed a portfolio repositioning program for LaSalle Bank (now Bank of America), evaluating highest-and-best use for a number of owned office and retail properties, coordinating repositioning efforts with municipal officials and stakeholders, and managing asset sales and sale-leaseback transactions.
Provided development advisory, tax increment financing (TIF), and development agreement negotiation services to the Cities of Evanston and Chicago for significant mixed-use projects.
Advised the Village of Buffalo Grove on transit-oriented development strategies and redevelopment economics.
Provided infill development and property repositioning advisory services to the City of Berwyn.
Studied redevelopment options and provided valuation for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange trading floor building at 20 S.
Wacker Drive in an effort to increase value to the CME Trust in the proposed sale of the 10-20-30 S.
Negotiated equitable sale proceeds and presented results to building ownership to formalize approval.
Provided valuation and transaction advisory services to the Chicago Athletic Association for the sale of its landmark Michigan Avenue headquarters.
Worked with developers, architects, and attorneys to evaluate redevelopment concepts that required preservation of the historic property.
Managed the complex valuation and international marketing effort for a 50,000-s.f.
downtown Chicago land parcel subject to an existing ground lease and improved with a first-class hotel; achieved sale price 60% above client's baseline target.
Performed management oversight for the Illinois Tollway Oases, including efforts to reposition Oases with new income sources, environmental sustainability practices, operational enhancements, and marketing/branding initiatives.
01/2001 to 01/2005
Vice PresidentJLL, Inc Jones Lang LaSalle – Chicago, IL
Strategic Consulting - Development and Asset Strategy Developed JLL's client relationship with the Chicago Department of Planning and Development, including the sourcing and management of five separate property disposition assignments.
Negotiated and closed sale of a two-acre downtown land parcel closed at 60% above target; secured contracts for an 80-acre suburban parcel and a quarter-acre downtown land parcel at 15% and 65%, respectively, above target pricing.
Successfully repositioned two large industrial properties owned by Ryerson, Inc., into power retail sites, including a 50-acre Chicago site sold for 3x industrial pricing.
Led coordination effort with City of Chicago to obtain rezoning and plan approvals.
Led master planning and land valuation efforts for collateral land at O'Hare International Airport; managed initial land acquisition and property relocation strategy for expansion and modernization of O'Hare Airport.
Assisted Columbia College Chicago with valuation and acquisition efforts for a major new campus building.
Managed property valuation and disposition assignments for corporate clients including UBS, GM, Whirlpool, Club Med, and Central Parking Corporation.
01/1998 to 01/2000
Project ManagerCITY OF CHICAGO – Chicago, IL
Oversaw preliminary planning and inter-departmental coordination for a number of infrastructure investment projects; negotiated and managed consultant engineering contracts in excess of $5 million annually; coordinated planning efforts among various stakeholders including City commissioners, aldermen, Federal and State representatives, and the public.
Represented the Department of Transportation in a $200 million revitalization project in one of Chicago's most underserved neighborhoods.
Reduced process time on Federal-aid project development by 50%+ over historical levels.
01/1996 to 01/1998
Civil EngineerKNIGHT E/A, INC – Chicago, IL
Prepared design plans, authored State/Federal planning documents, and coordinated public input meetings for highway, bridge, and other public infrastructure improvements valued at up to $50 million.
MBA: Finance, Management and Strategy Kellogg GRADUATE School of Management NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY - Evanston, IL Finance, Management and Strategy
M.S: Civil Engineering (Transportation/Urban Planning) purdue university - Lafayette Notre Dame, IN Civil Engineering (Transportation/Urban Planning)
B.S: Civil Engineering GPA: cum laudecum laude Civil Engineering
Member, Lambda Alpha Ely Chapter.
Member, Lambda Alpha Ely Chapter
Chaired Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) Ogden
Avenue Redevelopment Task Force