Career enhancement with a real estate development firm specializing in global commercial development. Motivated and highly effective at finding the best methods possible to complete a wide range of development projects. Strong knowledge of civil engineering principles and concepts. Experienced in successfully collaborating with architects, owners and construction staff to complete multi-million dollar projects. Adept at finding engaging, innovative ways to motivate teams to exceed expectations and maintain high standards.
Microsoft Office (Power Point, Microsoft Windows, Word Processing, Excel, Access)
Best building practices
Excellent customer relations
Strong interpersonal skills
Interior and exterior renovation
Commercial lease negotiation
AutoZone, IncRegional Construction Manager | Memphis, TN | December 2005 - Current
Develop and manage budgets consistent with timeline requirements for prototypical new store development, remodels, & relocation projects.
Oversee scheduling, bid negotiations, preparation of contract documents & maintaining general contractor relationships.
Manage and monitor project schedules within budget guidelines, progress and costs to ensure projects are completed on time and effectively.
Oversee contractor and vendor performance throughout construction phase via site visits and on-line project management system.
Manage a team of legal, real estate, and design groups to improve & implement new processes and tools in support of capital renovations, capital initiative execution, and maintenance of existing stores.
Manage the entire construction phase of the development process.
Prepare possession of newly acquired tenant spaces according to company guidelines.
Negotiate deal points for purchases, ground leases and build to suits Use proformas to effectively gauge long term financial performance of each project prior to approval; extensive knowledge of IRR, ROIC, & NPV Oversee ordering and tracking of owner furnished materials and equipment.
Manage a portfolio of 200 stores valued at more than 1 billion dollars in assets on a year by year basis.
Maintain continuous relationships with jurisdictions and planning commissions to ensure seamless store openings throughout each region in the U.S.
Reviewed plans and specs during the schematic design of pre-construction.
Coordinated utility service providers according to project schedules.
Obtained building and specialty permits from local jurisdictional agencies.
Conducted weekly production and operations contractor meetings, which facilitated stronger communication and the ability to resolve critical issues.
Performed regular job site observations to provide direction for all general contractor personnel.
Trained and promoted continued education for all onsite crew members.
Scheduled all contractors and materials deliveries.
Implemented systems to improve process efficiency and reduce the project duration.
AutoZone, IncProject Manager II | Memphis, TN. | November 2004 - December 2005
Oversaw construction of new stores and remodels in Central & Southeastern U.S.
Tracked construction status of each project on a period-to-period basis to ensure accuracy of quarterly goals.
Prepare bid documents and execute contracts for new stores, relocation of existing stores, and remodels.
Managed a portfolio of 100 stores valued at more than $150MM. Assisted in the training and development of the Project Manager I position Reviewed engineering and architectural plans on daily basis to determine length and scope of work.
Collaborated with real estate managers to examine the accuracy of Phase 1 Reports on prospective properties.
AutoZone, IncProject Manager I | Memphis, TN. | October 2003 - November 2004
Researched materials and practices to enhance cost efficiency in various projects.
Conducted field site visits to verify projects were built according to plans and specifications.
Negotiated change order prices for each project with general contractors and subcontractors.
Monitored status of projects on a weekly basis to ensure timely completion.
Tennessee Department of TransportationOperations Specialist II | June 2001 - September 2003
Oversaw construction projects to ensure that they were built according to plans and specifications.
Wrote reports to resolve geotechnical problems such as slope stability, settlement problems or foundation stability.
Inspected contractor's work and placement of traffic control and environmental protection devices.
Coordinated the work of professional and technical subordinates, contractors and utility companies.
Conducted field inspections to ensure that construction procedures were in compliance and cost efficient.
The Reaves Firm, IncCivil Engineering Assistant | Memphis, TN. | October 1999 - May 2001
Developed plans for highway and road construction using AutoCAD.
Prepared Plats for city engineering approval.
Assist in the development of surveys.
Master of Business AdministrationReal Estate Development/EconomicsUniversity of MemphisMemphis, TN | 2012
Bachelor of ScienceCivil Engineering Christian Brothers UniversityMemphis, TN | 2001Emphasis in Construction Management
Leadership Academy of Memphis
*Board of Directors, Veritas College Preparatory School of Memphis
*I.C.S.C. , International Council of Shopping Centers