VP Real Estate Management in Miami Ft Lauderdale FL Resume Morgan Rukes

					                                            MORGAN L. RUKES
                                        Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida 33308
                  Cell: (954)254-3704 ~ mrukes5@aol.com ~ www.linkedin.com/in/morganrukes


                REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT AND ASSET MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE

Residential and Commercial Real Estate Investment and Asset Management Executive with 20+ years of business
ownership and management experience. Expertise includes real estate evaluation, negotiation, acquisition, property
management and disposition. A licensed Professional Engineer (Civil PE) with extensive relevant project management
and environmental consulting background. Success record in entrepreneurial startups, private firms and the government
sector. Seeking to apply strategic and operating leadership, real estate experience and business acumen to create
enterprise value and grow returns in a company engaged in real estate investment and asset management services.

                                                  KEY STRENGTHS

   Integrity Strategic & Operational Leadership and Business Management Accountability Top & Bottom Line Growth
   Asset Evaluation, Negotiation, Acquisition, Management and Disposition Business Development Lead by Example

                                     EXPERIENCE & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

eRealTrade.com, LLC                                                                                        2010 to Present
CEO                                                                                              Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Currently founding a virtual real estate marketplace that redefines how real property and real estate related services are
advertised on the web. eRealTrade is a comprehensive one stop site with sophisticated user-minded search features for
real estate properties and services, including commercial and residential properties for sale, rent or trade, by broker and
by owner, as well as service provider ads. Created complete prototype design and full business plan. Identified the
market opportunity, defined target market segments, analyzed the competitive landscape, developed marketing and
promotion strategies, formulated pricing strategies and modeled financial projections. Capital raise in progress.
     Worked with Web Master in defining and creating all software requirement specification (SRS) documents.
     Currently working hands-on development with Web Master in creating entire site from scratch.
     Procured celebrity spokesperson talent to advertise and promote the product.


R & R Property Investments, Inc.                                                                                1995 to 2010
President & CEO                                                                                     Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Established and developed a successful residential and commercial real estate investment firm (staff of seven) in the
South Florida tri-county area. Led all aspects of business development, real estate acquisition, property management and
sales in Broward, Palm Beach and Dade counties, including: locating, identifying & soliciting opportunities, evaluating
profit potential, performing due diligence, negotiating purchases, and securing financing for targeted properties;
renovating, marketing and negotiating the sale of inventory; and managing, maintaining and leasing properties held in
long term portfolio.
      Designed and implemented all business development, sales, marketing and financing strategies, consistently
      increasing profits by more than 40% year over year.
      Continually pressed business development, expanding investor client base by more than 30% annually for more than
      14 years.
      Consistently spearheaded the search for and found undervalued real property investment candidates through
      creating and initiating new and innovative search techniques resulting in consistently discovering and acquiring more
      properties with greater profit margins that were never even advertised for sale.
      Personally entered into, and successfully executed over 2,000 real estate transactions, including contracts for
      purchase, assignment contracts, contracts for sale, conventional residential leases, HUD subsidized leases and
      commercial leases. Reviewed and executed over 700 successful HUD closing statements.
      Performed due diligence, risk evaluation and loan recommendations for hundreds of successful, third party, privately
      held mortgage originations.
      Oversaw all renovation, maintenance and repair for properties being improved for retail sales and residential and
      commercial units held in rental portfolio.
      Personally directed all leasing activities for 50+ residential and commercial rental units, involving over 600 tenants,
      tapping interpersonal skill, tact and expertise in addressing and solving a multitude of tenant issues and concerns.
MORGAN L. RUKES                                                                                            Page Two


R & R Property Investments, Inc. (continued)
    Established and continue to maintain a long term network of investors and private equity lenders through effective
    relationship development and integrity in business dealings.

Blasland, Bouck and Lee                                                                                    1993 to 1994
Senior Program Manager II                                                                         Boca Raton, Florida
Directed a staff of 15, including five Project Managers, in conducting environmental Contamination Assessments,
producing in-depth CA reports, designing Remedial Action Plans, negotiating awarded contracts and managing the
implementation of RA plans to exceed targeted objectives within budget and on time, and managing the collection of
contracted payments.
     Coordinated efforts of Senior Partners, Engineers, Geologists and Hydrogeologists in creating, negotiating, securing
     and tracking environmental contracts.
     Directed the completion of $17M in environmental assessment and remediation contracts at Miami Int’l Airport in a
     one year timeframe, successfully coordinating with and satisfying the concerns of city, county, state and federal
     regulatory agencies, ensuring timely payment.

United States Air Force                                                                                   1988 to 1993
Captain, Honorably Discharged, MacDill Air Force Base                                                   Tampa, Florida
Squadron Section Commander, 56thCivil Engineering Squadron

Led a team of 25 military and civilian personnel in the management of all construction, repair, maintenance and service
contracts totaling in excess of $20M annually for MacDill Air Force Base.
     Spearheaded all contract planning and development, negotiation, proposal evaluation, bid selection, contract
     execution (including performance, budget and cost management), and payment.
     Commanded the administrative function of a 500-person Civil Engineering Squadron including: worldwide wartime
     deployment during Operation Desert Storm, communications, performance management and reward & recognition.
     Designed, developed and led the implementation of a $26M five-year “Indefinite Delivery Order Indefinite Quantity”
     (IDIQ) contract. Wrote the Request for Proposal, developed all contract proposal evaluation standards, chaired the
     Source Selection Team, evaluated all proposals, and selected the best offer.



                                                    EDUCATION

                              MBA, Florida Institute of Technology, Tampa, FL
                     BS Civil Engineering, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO


                                           LICENSES & LANGUAGES

                       Licensed Florida PE (Professional Engineer), Civil Engineering
                        Licensed Florida Community Association Manager, LCAM
              Native English Speaker with extensive Spanish-speaking education and experience


                                  COMMUNITY SUPPORT & AFFILIATIONS

Pine Crest School Fathers’ Club President                                                                   2010-2011
         Executive Board Member                                                                             Since 2006
         Member                                                                                             Since 2004
Little League Baseball Coach, Coral Ridge Little League                                                     2004-2010
Member of the Board of Advisors for Pine Crest School                                                       Since 2005
Member of the Volunteer Leaders Council, Pine Crest School                                                  Since 2008
Association of Graduates, United States Air Force Academy                                                   Since 1988

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Morgan Rukes is a Residential and Commercial Real Estate Investment and Asset Management Executive with 20 years of business ownership and management experience. Morgan's expertise includes real estate evaluation, negotiation, acquisition, property management and disposition.