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									Craig Zund 1024 19th Street Santa Monica, CA 90403 Tel: (310) 570-5011 PROFILE Driven real estate executive with 18 years of corporate leadership experience that delivers measurable results by developing high performing teams and process. Industry leader in all areas of real estate strategy, leasing, management, design, construction, operations and procurement for over 10 million square feet including Class A office, retail, big box, industrial, flex, mixed use and industrial properties. Aligned real estate portfolios for Fortune 500 companies and landlords to support growth strategies and maximize return on investment capital. Created world class process to ensure the most effective means of supporting the complete real estate project life cycle from inception to occupancy, including sourcing all service providers for brokerage, design, construction, information technology, furniture, fixtures and related equipment. An energetic relationship builder and effective communicator that creates shareholder value by making data driven decisions, while ensuring proper alignment of resources and remaining fiscally conservative. Focused on communication, innovation, technology, development of personnel, rigorous hiring standards and industry trends to create awareness and deliver excellent customer service to all stakeholders. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Emser Tile, LLC Director of Real Estate (January 2008 – December 2008) Reported directly to ownership as a member of the senior leadership team and managed the real estate portfolio, opened new branches and maximized profitability by reducing occupancy expenses and increasing usability of facilities. • Led the national real estate strategy, site selection, lease negotiation, design, construction, facilities management, expense reconciliation, operations and procurement across a national portfolio of 55 branches, corporate office and distribution centers totaling 2 million sq. ft. • Managed staff, developed performance metrics and responsible for hiring and reduction on force. • Opened 3 new facilities in 2008, sourced all brokers, architects and contractors for seamless project completion • Responsible for the complete real estate project lifecycle, including strategy, site selection, lease negotiation, competitive bidding process for construction and maintaining facilities • Reduced occupancy costs by 10% by streamlining procurement and maximizing company indirect spend • Managed capital budgets, lease administration and landlord / tenant relations • Developed online ticketing system to track and respond to facility requests, create metrics and improve performance by reducing cycle time • Rolled out company wide national programs including HVAC preventative maintenance, general facilities repair and management of all facilities personnel • Effectively managed all vendor relations, performance management and sourced new vendors as required • Prepared financial analyses and regular reporting / metrics directly to ownership for performance management HD Supply / White Cap (Former Division of The Home Depot) Director of Real Estate (April 2006 – January 2008) Greenfield growth leader, driving the company’s growth strategy by opening 12 new branches to maximize return on investment capital (“ROIC”). • Managed staff of 20 full time employees covering leasing, construction, merchandising and maintenance for 165 branches, 2 sales support centers and distribution totaling 2.5 million sq. ft. • Responsible for hiring staff, performance management and termination if necessary • Negotiated leases, contracts and procurement to support branch expansion, exceeding corporate plan by 20% • Supported a robust acquisition and integration strategy (1 acquisition per month), adding over 50 new branches • Relocated and consolidated corporate headquarters with over 300 employees, utilized workplace strategy to brand corporate HQ as well as creating a flexible work environment to boost productivity • Assembled Six Sigma Greenbelt Team and led projects to reduce cycle time for real estate projects Craig@craigzund.com

• Developed comprehensive construction specification manual and prototype for build to suit transactions • Established a national network of service providers for legal, architectural, construction and leasing • Responsible for all CAM reconciliations and payables associated with the commercial real estate portfolio KAPLAN, INC. (THE WASHINGTON POST COMPANY) Senior Director of Real Estate (2000 – 2006) 2005 Employee of the Year in recognition of team leadership, diligent work ethic and the successful management / negotiation of real estate transactions and development worth over $60 million. Transactions include office, big box retail, industrial and educational facilities on a national basis. • Oversaw national real estate team, representing 6 million square feet disbursed over 500 locations • Engaged in site selection, asset management, lease negotiation and sourcing brokers / service providers • Led a regional design and construction team for build out of new facilities and renovations • Managed full time staff, created best practices / work flow efficiency and developed relevant metrics • Served as single point of contact for multiple lines of business while reporting directly to “C Suite” • Produced detailed market analytics and presented recommendations for best suited expansion opportunities • Directed real estate managers and project managers to seek and analyze lease versus buy transactions • Disposed of vacant or underutilized real estate assets to generate third party revenue • Responsible for hiring and managing performance of staff • Utilized IT solutions for real time communication, lease management and facilities reporting • Developed national programs for facilities maintenance including HVAC, janitorial and general repairs METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY Senior Real Estate Manager (1998 – 2000) Directed leasing, management, acquisition, disposition and construction for over 3.5 million sq. ft. of property. • Negotiated complex lease structures, licenses, easements, entry permits, right of ways and deeds • Orchestrated lease buyouts to vacate 1 Columbus Circle for redevelopment by AOL-Time Warner • Created financial analyses and forecasted annual occupancy / capital budgets for MTA Board • Disposed / repositioned environmentally challenged assets to reduce NY State liability by $75 million • Led project team for extensive “Class A” office building redevelopment totaling 1.6 million sq. ft. in lower Manhattan (2 Broadway) • Worked with union contractors for the completion of public works and capital projects • Managed construction budgets in excess of $500 million covering office, retail and industrial properties • Facilitated large-scale civil projects, sourced service providers and managed full time employees KENNETH ZUND REALTY ASSOCIATES Director of Leasing and Management (1990-1998) Successfully negotiated over 100 commercial leases in Manhattan and managed assets of 250k square feet. • Solicited and procured landlord and tenant agency contracts for lease transactions and asset management • Represented a diverse clientele including entertainment, educational, textile, travel, legal and accounting • Produced detailed analytics for occupancy expenses, capital projects, lease takeovers and buyouts • Developed and enforced building rules, regulations, operations, policies and procedures • Recommended and implemented major capital improvement projects for building infrastructures • Directed engineers, building managers and staff for commercial and residential properties • Rolled out first version of Microsoft Windows and word processing to replace rolodexes and typewriters EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT B.S. Business, State University of New York, New Paltz 2009 Master of Corporate Real Estate “MCR” Candidate, CoreNet Global CoreNet Global Board of Directors – Vice President of Mentorship The Home Depot, Six Sigma / DMAIC Greenbelt Training Program Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, California Proficient with all Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Project, Visio, Outlook)


								
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