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