An ethical, highly knowledgeable Retail Store Development Executive with extensive progressive domestic and international experience in real estate, architecture, construction, design, procurement, high-profile contract management negotiations, international development, store design, value engineering, strategic sourcing, strategy development, QA/QC, energy services, project delivery, and store and corporate facilities planning and maintenance. A customer service-oriented organizer with a proven ability to manage several complex projects at once, by coordinating all phases of construction/development from site acquisition to store opening/project completion.
Real Estate Store Development - ArchitecturConstruction - Desing, Planning, Procurement & Facilities
Founder & Project Lead04/2017 to Current Alan Pellman Construction ManagementSan Francisco, California
Providing outstanding project & construction management services for the.
corporate, retail & hospitality business.
Mentoring for construction & design.
Vice President01/2015 to 02/2017 FWDc+iSan Francisco, California
Responsible for overseeing store design, architecture, construction management, installation, procurement and operations worldwide.
Currently overseeing projects from site selection to store openings for retail stores in the USA, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Qatar, Turkey, Mexico & the Caribbean with future expansion into China and Africa.
Responsible for leading & strategizing the successful development and start-up of FWDc+i in San Francisco - on behalf of Fleetwood Fixtures and Grey Mountain Partners - Fund III.
Developed a European "Shop Fitter" model to support current & future international clients.
Supports construction & installation services for all sister company clients.
Responsible for all store design, construction, capital/expense budgets & developing overall company procedures.
Vice President Store Development01/2013 to 01/2014 LOLLI AND POPSSan Francisco, California
Responsible for company's real estate growth strategy and store development.
Oversee the real estate, architecture, construction & procurement departments.
Developed a successful value engineering plan that helped to reduce the overall build out cost by 25%.
Oversaw real estate brokers, legal consultants, national market analysis, site acquisition, proforma/development, site selection, negotiations and due diligenceImplemented of a Total Cost of Ownership overall decision making in the organization.
Diversified vendor sourcing and management.
Member of the Executive Leadership Team.
Vice President Store Development01/2011 to 01/2013 CHARMING SHOPPES INC SUBSIDIARY OF ASCENA RETAIL GROUP, INCBensalem, Pennsylvania
Responsible for enterprise-wide design, construction and procurement operations for Lane Bryant, Lane Bryant Outlet, Catherine's & Fashion Bug (average $40,000,000 of capital/year), including Architecture, Construction, Store Planning, Store Design, Procurement, Corporate & Store Facilities Departments at CSI.
Held oversight including: international development, emerging brands store design and construction support, fleet-wide non-merchandise procurement, value engineering, strategic sourcing, strategy development, QA/QC, energy services, project delivery, store and office facilities planning and maintenance, and fleet-wide rollouts.
Supervise 20 or more professionals.
Responsible for the overall store design development of Lane Bryant's store of the future.
Inc (inclusive of two prototypes)Supervise store maintenance and energy services across 1,800+ stores (average of $12,000,000 expense budget/year).Assisted Executive VP of Real Estate with management of real estate team/brokers, legal, national market analysis, site acquisition, proforma development, site selection, negotiations and due diligenceResponsible for Tier Remodel operations and strategic initiatives by managing annual construction budget of approximately $10,000,000 in leasehold improvements and fixture purchases for construction projects.Developed and oversaw multi-million dollar strategic initiatives, including fleet wide upgrade program and value engineering.Identified and sourced architects, general contractors, engineers, surveyors, and program management consultants, with responsibility for operating budget, schedules, communication planning, resource allocation and strategic sourcing.Oversaw enterprise-wide facilities planning in North America.
Developed and implemented company-wide facilities standards and processes.
Oversaw annual capital budget of $8,000,000.Achieved results including dramatic value engineering savings ranging from $1,000,000-$5,000,000 annually (depending on roll out volumes); comprehensive SOP and standards documentation; strategic resource management policies; and increased predictability.
Senior Director01/2007 to 01/2011 BEBE STORES, INCBrisbane, California
Held responsibility for domestic/international store construction, architecture, design, procurement and facility management; managed fleet of over 300 retail stores worldwide.
Held oversight including: international development, emerging brands, store design and construction support, fleet-wide non-merchandise procurement, value engineering, strategic sourcing, strategy development, QA/QC, energy services, project delivery, store and office facilities planning and maintenance, and fleet-wide rollouts.
Supervised 10 or more professionals.
Successfully oversaw the Store Development for two new company brands: 2b bebe and PH8, plus two new bebe prototype stores.Responsible for real estate brokers, Global market analysis, site acquisition, proformas, site selection, negotiations and due diligenceOversaw franchisee store development in Mexico, Israel, Russia, Dubai, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Kuwait, Egypt, Caribbean and Saudi Arabia.
Senior Project Manager, Real Estate Department01/1999 to 01/2006 GAP, INCSan Bruno, California
Held responsibility for managing portfolio of all Outlet construction projects in North America (new stores, relocations, expansions, major & minor remodels for average of $74,000,000 budget per year), from Site ID through store opening date, management of internal/external resources (team of seven).
I represented the Corporate Architecture & Construction Department's relations with Brand Operations, Store Design, Procurement, Real Estate, Legal, Facilities and Finance Departments.
Responsible for resource management, vendor qualification, contract development, negotiations, training and evaluation of all General Contractors, Architects & Engineers that support the Corporate Architecture & Construction Department.
Consistently minimize construction costs by; first, methodically tracking & analyzing bidding trends and performance reports; second, by aligning contractors with project needs; third, by successfully on-boarding contractors; and fourth, by assigning the right contractors for over 1000 projects in 2003.
Developed a clear vision, strategies and processes to ensure successful results for the General Contractors Program at GAP.
Actively involved in the development of new tools and statistic reports to help support business needs and effective decision-making.
Senior Project Manager01/1997 to 01/1999 CITY CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INCMiami, Florida
Held responsibility for construction management of retail and office interior renovation (projects ranging from $200,000 to $1,500,000).
Project Manager/Estimator01/1996 to 01/1997 COLUMBIA CONSTRUCTION, INCFort Lauderdale, Florida
Oversaw and managed construction of retail stores and restaurants.
Industrial Engineer01/1994 to 01/1996 POLLO TROPICALMiami, Florida
Responsible for new-store construction of a national fast food chain.
Completed projects in Chicago, Long Island, Atlanta, Orlando, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, Puerto Rico, Miami, and Caribbean.
Education and Training
B.S: Industrial and Systems Engineering1993FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITYMiami, FloridaIndustrial and Systems Engineering
Fluent in English and Spanish
AutoCAD, construction management, design and construction, facility management, market analysis, Mentoring, Procurement, renovation, strategy development, strategic sourcing