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.
MORGAN L. RUKES Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida 33308 Cell: (954)254-3704 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 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
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