"Manager Real Estate Construction in Chicago IL Resume Douglas Xanders"
DOUGLAS D. XANDERS Home: 630-820-8994 Aurora, IL 60502 firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 847-875-9178 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A visionary leader with a passion for creating real estate strategies that aligns with company-wide objectives to produce measurable team success. Expertise in driving capital and operating efficiencies by developing a culture of effective behaviors, building transparent relationships, engineering process improvements, leveraging vendor resources and creating innovative solutions. Diverse experience in strategic planning, real estate transactions, lease negotiations, project management, construction management and facilities management with an emphasis on service excellence and continuously creating value. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CB Richard Ellis, Naperville, IL 2009 - Present Director of Engineering & Construction Overseeing $150M capital improvement plan to replace aging utilities and building systems on the BP account with an award winning team of engineers, project managers and construction personnel. Promoted to manage the Nielsen account in Q4, 2010. Transforming a dis-functional culture with poor behaviors, unclear roles and 8 OSHA recordable injuries in 2008 to the most profitable account within the central region with no OSHA recordable injuries in 2009. Generated $10M in new business in 2010 with the BP business units, including the consolidation of 4 call center teams into 1 location that saved $400k in rent per year. Streamlined the tenant improvements & relocation of 2,000 people in 8 phases 3 weeks ahead of schedule. Created a $3M campus lighting plan with LED fixtures that will save $700k per year in operating costs. Developed a 25 year life cycle master plan with a sophisticated building assessment and project scoring system that improved business case justification and prioritization of capital improvements. Modified the project playbook that transformed a risky people dependent delivery to a documented process dependent system with innovative procurement strategies that saved $15M in capital spending. Wickes Furniture Company, Inc., Wheeling, IL 2006 - 2008 Director of Real Estate & Construction Managed the design and construction of retail, office and industrial properties while responsible for all real estate transactions and lease administration for the Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, Nevada and California regions. Delivered 10 new retail store projects, averaging 42k square feet and totaling over $60M, ahead of schedule by an average of 4 days and $619k under the 2007 budget. Negotiated a distribution center lease termination agreement with savings of $8M in operating costs. Value engineered the prototype store design for a total savings of $1M on the last 6 stores in 2007. Saved $2.3M of capital spending through aggressive landlord negotiations, including added Tenant Improvement moneys, contractor buy-out savings, unused contingency and site work undefined in the lease. Proposed the purchase and sale-lease back of 2 ten acre properties generating $23M in capital. Saved $344k in salaries & benefits by eliminating 2 directors and 1 VP while adding 2 project managers. Royal Bank of Scotland / Charter One Bank, Chicago, IL 2000 - 2006 Vice President of Real Estate Responsible for all real estate transactions, strategic planning, lease administration, construction, facility management, maintenance and telecommunications. Restructured the department reducing staff from 32 to 18 while expanding the portfolio by 35% through the acquisition of 3 other banks. Managed 200 office and retail branch leases in Illinois and Indiana plus 72 third-party tenants. Negotiated a new janitorial contract saving over $330k in annual operating costs. Sold $10M in real estate, including a 130k square foot operations center, and re-distributed $1M in furniture, fixtures and equipment into other bank properties. Established a 24/7 call center for work orders utilizing a database that interfaces with Microsoft products and e-mail systems resulting in the centralization of workflow and a means to benchmark our progress. Designed and implemented a bi-annual customer satisfaction survey, benchmarked the results with other similar companies and incorporated the measures into employee annual reviews. Achieved $1M in savings in 2001 through staff re-organization, vendor contract renegotiations, property tax appeals, lease negotiations and real estate brokerage fee negotiations. Managed the sale-lease back of 19 properties raising $55M of working capital in 2006. Re-negotiated 3 office leases in Naperville, Hinsdale and Hometown resulting in a rent savings of $5M over a 5 year period. HSA Commercial Real Estate, Inc., Chicago, IL 1997 - 2000 Vice President of Project Management Promoted from Portfolio Manager to Assistant Vice President in 1998 to Vice President in 1999. Established a new project management team and process to manage 200 projects at $15M per year in capital improvements on the First Chicago Bank - Bank One account. Managed the consolidation and conversion of First Chicago Bank facilities into the Bank One network, including a $16M signage conversion project. Negotiated $450k in annual savings through value engineering, product substitutions, aggressive bidding, bulk purchasing, change order analysis, lease negotiations and energy management. Provided architectural expertise to 6 Facility Managers on building system replacement projects for improved quality and life cycle efficiencies. Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL 1991 - 1997 Architectural Engineer Implemented the outsourcing of the Planning & Construction Department at Rush Medical Center to HLM Architects and Power Construction. Responsible for project management, purchasing, budgeting, scheduling, contract negotiations and environmental assessments with a $20M annual capital budget. Managed an $8M mechanical & electrical upgrade project including the installation of two 950 KW generators for the Kellogg patient tower. The project was completed on time and in budget. Coordinated the master plan to remodel the Kellogg patient tower to include $25M in project costs and a patient-focused care initiative with hotel-like features. Chaired 3 Total Quality Management teams that evaluated customer driven change orders and the re- engineering of the project process resulting in a 3% reduction in project costs. Managed a campus wide streetscape project that established gateways into and an identity for the 26- building, 4M square foot complex. Created and implemented a hospital wide Handicap / ADA improvements plan while self-performing the feasibility and schematic design phases resulting in a savings of $230k in consulting services. EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS & AWARDS Bachelor of Science, Architectural Studies, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL Graduate school in lighting design & energy management, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL Member of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Wickes Employee of the Quarter in 2007 CBRE Project Management Award 2009 CBRE Mission Impossible Award 2010