Highly effective management professional with comprehensive background in real estate planning, asset management, and facility operations. Adept at achieving results in complex organizational environments including governmental and non-profit settings. Collaborative team player with creative problem solving skills and the ability to quickly adapt to a dynamic work environment.
01/2012 to Current
Vice President, Real Estate & FacilitiesSafe Horizon, Inc. – New York, NY
Responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of over 50+ agency facility locations, including multiple residential shelters;
Manage 30+ member professional and maintenance staff;
Restructured department to create and fill new positions to better meet the organization's facility management;
Assumed responsibility for agency-wide purchasing functions. Scoped and hired new procurement and sourcing manager and driving the strategic implementation of measures to automate and streamline purchasing operations;
Initiated and supervised the implementation of an automated facility maintenance work order system to replace paper-based process;
Secured the agency's first formal agreement with City of New York recognizing the agency's terms for occupancy in City-owned office space;
Manage all aspects of leasing, designing and constructing over 20,000 sq.ft. of office space for various programs. Engaged and direct the activities of various consultants including architects, contractors, etc. as required for successful project completion;
Negotiate lease agreements for residential shelter and office locations;
Devise strategic approach to utilize real estate utilization;
Formulate and manage facility and real estate budget;
02/2001 to 01/2012
Assistant Commissioner, Real Estate AssetsCity of New York, Department of Citywide Administrative Services – New York, NY
Directed the activities of 30 staff members responsible for the management, maintenance and leasing of over 2,400 City-owned properties;
Supervised the administration of a portfolio of over 450 leases that generated annual revenuesin excess of $65 million;
Administered a $10 million annual capital budget for improvements to buildings, waterfront structures and vacant properties
Formulated and implemented measures to streamline bureau operations, maximize revenues, and address property management issues;
Negotiated with current and prospective tenants and served as agency representative to elected officials, local community boards, members of the public and other governmental agencies.
11/1998 to 02/2001
Senior Director, Office of Facilities DevelopmentNew York City Health and Hospitals Corporation – New York, NY
Coordinated planning for strategic redevelopment, reuse, and disposition of surplus corporate real estate;
Negotiated real estate agreements with property owners, tenants and their representatives;
Hired and supervised consultants to provide real estate brokerage and appraisal services;
Devised and implemented a comprehensive computer database of all corporate real estate and associated agreements and transactions.
02/1995 to 11/1998
Executive Director, Land Use Planning City of New York, Department of Citywide Administrative Services
Managed professional, technical, and support staff responsible for the assessment, redevelopment planning, and disposition of City-owned real property;.
Devised and implemented policies and plans for the allocation, use, and sale of City-owned real property.
09/1985 to 02/1995
Director/Assistant Director/Planner, Real Estate ServicesCity of New York, Department of General Services – New York, NY
Managed professional staff in the evaluation of City-owned real property for reuse and disposition planning.
Master of City Planning: San Diego State University - San Diego, CA
Bachelor of Arts: University of California - Santa Barbara