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									                                                Jesse Kendall
                123 Elm Street  Miami, FL 33183  C: 305-555-5555  H: 305-444-4444 

                                           CONSTRUCTION DIRECTOR
                                  Plan ~ Design ~ Finance ~ Construction ~ Operation

                                             COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES
Execution-driven project management professional with extensive experience in commercial base building and interior
construction of all types. Expertise in management of multimillion-dollar projects. Highly successful construction plan
development and operations management; handle client coordination and contract administration, oversee projects and
schedules, coordinate design, and administer construction processes. Manage contractors to ensure quality, ongoing
production, and safety compliance. Effectively support high-priority projects to maximize the bottom line.
                                                AREAS OF EXCELLENCE
        Due Diligence                           Subcontractor Negotiations                  Attention to Detail
        Purchase Contracts                      Construction Financing                      Project Pro Forma
        Design Team Coordination                Legal Team Coordination                     Scheduling Creativity

                                             P ROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Direct real estate acquisition and development for this Florida based real estate development company in advancement of
large residential communities and supermarket-anchored shopping centers. Execute land acquisitions, negotiate purchase
contracts, and perform due diligence. Manage and coordinate land use and subdivision approval process through team of
     •   Developed comprehensive project pro formas and project feasibility evaluations from land acquisition through
         stabilized cash flow.
     •   Acquired financing for development. Executed all aspects of construction management related activities,
         including coordination of local and state approval processes.
     •   Handled acquisition and development of a 180 lot residential subdivision in Miami, FL.
Played an instrumental role in acquisition and development of real estate for a developer in construction of large
residential townhouse communities and supermarket-based shopping centers. Administered all aspects of design and site
plan approval processes through various municipalities. Managed overall construction-related activities. Executed due
diligence work prior to land acquisitions. Coordinated design and scheduling through large retail anchor tenants. Devised
project pro formas from land acquisition through stabilized cash flow.
     •   Involved in multimillion dollar projects, including The Village at Old Tappan, a townhouse and single family
         home development, the Half Moon Bay townhouse project, and the Stop and Shop based shopping center..

                     MS, REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT │ XYZ UNIVERSITY, Miami, FL, 20xx
                      BS, CIVIL ENGINEERING │ NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, Miami, FL, 20xx
                                         Honors: Dean’s List, Cum Laude
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