Commercial Real Estate Project Manager in Seattle WA Resume Krista Karlsson by KristaKarlsson

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Krista Karlsson managed multiple facilities and Tenant Improvement projects, ensured that cost, schedule, quality, and customer satisfaction objectives were met by overseeing all phases of project management— including design, construction, occupancy, quality control, staffing, and budget management. She created innovative workplace solutions by applying knowledge, technology, creativity, and processes customized to meet the highest level of customer service and value—enabling her clients to focus on their core business.

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									Krista Karlsson
425.894.5591
krista.karlsson@gmail.com



Commercial Real Estate / Facilities Project Manager

   Managed multiple facilities and Tenant Improvement projects, ensured that cost, schedule, quality,
    and customer satisfaction objectives were met by overseeing all phases of project management—
    including design, construction, occupancy, quality control, staffing, and budget management.
   Created innovative workplace solutions by applying knowledge, technology, creativity, and
    processes customized to meet the highest level of customer service and value—enabling my clients
    to focus on their core business.
   Results oriented professional, with the ability to successfully and enthusiastically meet new
    challenges, in a dynamic setting, with little oversight, across a broad width of professional fields.
    Solving complex problems and helping company/clients make informed decisions.



Expertise:
Lease / Contract Negotiation             Architectural Drawing            Microsoft Office Intermediate
Purchasing                               Vendor Relations                 Budgeting / Cost Analysis
Sales / Marketing                        Construction Practices           Public Speaking / Presentation
Asset Management                         Strategic Planning               Relocation / Move Coordination


Volunteer & Member—Sno-Valley Tilth                              Carnation, WA            2010-present
  Supporting Family and Community—by supporting organic and sustainable food production
   practices. Bringing together individuals working to support and promote biologically sound and
   socially equitable agriculture and connect them with consumers.
  Embracing the power of plants to fully restore the health and well being of family members.

Commercial Installation Project Manager—Neon Sign & Awning Seattle, WA                     2007 – 2009
  Actively managed installation projects for this electronic sign and awning contractor. Defined and
   documented project requirements. Established comprehensive project work plan and deadlines.
  Conceptualized and presented custom design proposals, in compelling and dynamic ways.
  Determined requirements and direction for ―Energy Grant Programs‖—resulting in custom energy
   management solutions that helped fund up to 70% of construction or upgrades, while increasing the
   energy efficiency of their facilities.
  Regularly interfaced with clients and municipalities to resolve challenging permit issues--insured
   compliance, and negotiated variances when advantageous to my client.

Senior Real Estate Account Executive—Shea Homes                  Redmond, WA             2006 – 2007
  As a Washington State Realtor, I actively represented the Trilogy Community to prospective new
   community members—drawing on my in depth knowledge of construction practices, land
   requirements, and interior options, to help prospective buyers optimize their investment.
  Developed and delivered unique presentations for customers. Presented information in compelling
   and dynamic ways, pairing client needs with the attributes of the community.
  Demonstrated creativity coordinating new community member’s events, and produced electronic
   and direct marketing campaigns.
Krista Karlsson                                                                             425.894.5591

Commercial Real Estate Account Manager—ABC Imaging Bellevue, WA                              2005 - 2006
  Developed the Puget Sound region for this Reprographics/digital graphics firm. Utilized my
   expertise in strategic planning, contract/price negotiation, and connections within the
   architectural/engineering firms, for a seamless integration of our services into clients’ operations.
  Coordinated RFP's, proposals, tracked progress of projects against goals, objectives, timelines, and
   budgets. Followed up with clients to ensure customer satisfaction.
  Assisted with publishing newsletter as a member of Womens Transportation Seminar (WTS).

Commercial / Residential Real Este Planning—Consultant Bellevue, WA                       2003-2004
  Strong Architectural/Interior Design background, created innovative workplace solutions—providing
   tenant improvement, space planning, furniture specification and cost estimates based upon my
   customized designs, created for commercial and residential clients.
  Interfaced with clients and vendors to define project requirements, established project work plan and
   deadlines, ensured timely and quality service delivery to clients, within budget.

Director of Facilities Planning—iShip.com/Stamps.com               Bellevue, WA            1999 – 2002
   Effectively negotiated four leases, with an accumulated transaction value of $35 million—as both the
    lessee and as the lessor. Managed all marketing efforts and lease negotiations of subleased
    space—resulting in 100% occupancy of leased space, with an option to terminate long term leases
    with landlord.
   Responsible for all contract negotiations with consultants, contractors, and vendors, for this high-
    tech company. Tracked conformance, while ensuring accurate and timely payment.
   Developed plans, documented detailed requirements, and established project teams and structure,
    for the successful implementation of a $10 million new construction Tenant Improvement Project
    (92,000 sf. class A office building)—from site selection through move-in, including mission critical
    data center, while drawing frequently and seamlessly from other team members.
   Provided comprehensive cost analysis, by tracking progress of projects against goals, objectives,
    timelines, and budgets, generated reports on status, monitored expenses to ensure they fell within
    the prescribed budgets—resulting in ―Value Engineering‖ the project from $97/s.f. to $51/s.f.
   Linked capital project planning with corporate goals, by developing and executing strategic Master
    Facilities Plan. Solved complex problems and made sound decisions.

Project Manager / Sales Executive—HBI Office Interiors                 Seattle, WA             1996–1999
   Professional account executive, in the competitive commercial furnishings field--managing multiple
    client facilities projects, ensuring that cost, schedule, quality and customer satisfaction objectives
    were met. Regularly interfaced with clients, and resolved challenging issues.
   Assessed team and client needs to determine appropriate methodology for presentation materials.
    Coordinated RFP's, proposals, composed correspondence, and other standard documents.
   Successfully project managed a high profile, $3 million furniture package, for Boeing’s new $80
    million headquarters. Provided a high degree of customer focus and interaction, developed
    comprehensive work packages, provided direction and coordination for cross functional team
    members, internal departmental focal and other Site Services organizations.



Education
Bachelor of Arts                                  University of Washington                  Seattle, WA
Associate of Science                              F.I.T                                     New York, NY

								
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