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Real Estate Manager

Barrington, Illinois, 60010, United States
May 24, 2010

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***** **** *******

Estates Road

Barrington, Illinois 60010

Cell: 847-***-****


Seasoned real estate executive with 30+ years of extensive operating cost

cutting record in corporate "for profit" facilities and institutional

facilities: K-12, university, and hospital facilities. Expert knowledge

of building life cycles, master planning, energy purchasing, energy

conservation, business development, new construction, operations,

maintenance, repairs and remodeling. Dynamic administrator and innovator in

both highly competitive, highly regulated and profit/not for profit


* Highly skilled at optimizing critical functions and

reducing/eliminating non-core services

* Expert at dissecting budgets and lowering expenses

* Detailed specification writer and hard core negotiator for

contracted labor and materials purchases

* Highly adept at outsourcing and in this economic market in-

sourcing labor both permanent and temporary

* Cutting edge energy background for bidding commodities,

purchasing on the spot market and, implementing energy

conservation/reduction programs reducing costs significantly

* Received over $2,000,000 in operating/energy/security grants

during the last 15 years

* Innovative, dynamic hands-on management/engineering/energy



Community Unit School District (K-12)

Director, Facilities


Turned around a dismal facilities program neglected for years. Manage 3

district and 60 on-site contractor personnel with $8,500,000 revenue,

$8,200,000 expenses and $2,600,000 remodeling program.

-Changed outsourced contractors and reduced

maintenance/housekeeping/grounds costs $825,000/year

-Obtained DCEO energy grant and implemented an energy conservation

program reducing electricity costs $110,000

-Reduced natural gas costs by $80,000/year thru aggressive bidding and

spot market purchases

-Decreased supply costs $65,000 and improved quality through

aggressive bidding/negotiation of multi-year contracts

-Obtained a grant and implemented an IAQ Indoor Air Quality Program

and significantly improved the indoor air

Community Unit School District 303 (K-12) St. Charles

Director, Facilities


Corrected a dysfunctional facilities program. Scaled back the out of

control construction/remodeling budget. Significantly reduced the mold and

indoor air quality concerns. Managed 80 District custodial, maintenance

and grounds personnel, and 70 on-site contractor personnel, $14,000,000

revenue, $13,500,000 expenses and the building capital program $0-4,500,000

depending on referendums.

-Reduced the construction budget $15,000,000 thru redesign and value


-Reduced housekeeping costs $740,000/year

-Received grants of $188,000 for energy conservation and implemented

a program that saves $310,000/year

-In-sourced electrical and mechanical work saving $220,000 in

contractor costs

-Purchased natural gas on the spot market saving $110,000/year

-Increased bus transportation reimbursements $62,000/year

Wilton Partners Tollway LLC

Senior Director, Operations and Maintenance 2004 to 2005

Managed a $110,000,000 project--the construction completion, operations,

maintenance, tenant build-outs and tenant relations of 7 tollway oases

privatized by the Illinois Tollway Commission with an independent


Richard J. Marzec


EXPERIENCE (Continued)

RUSH University Medical Center

Director, Real Estate Engineering/Facilities

1994 to 2004

Eliminated a "good ol' boy" department moniker and become the "Team of the

Year" with improved services, lower costs and 30 fewer union employees.

Designed the first CMMS Computerized Maintenance Management System

realizing $600,000 in royalties for RUSH. Managed $25,000,000 expenses,

$6,500,000 parking/tenant revenue and $1-45,000,000 capital

construction/remodeling program depending on year.

Chase Bank (First National Bank of Chicago)

Vice President, Real Estate

1990 to 1994

Hired to lead and correct the real estate program after numerous

individuals on the old team were caught with receiving contractor bribes

and favoring contractors. Responsible for the strategic planning, daily

and long term operation, leasing, maintenance, repairs, energy management,

capital improvements, parking, construction and engineering functions for

3.3 million square feet of multi-site owned and leased office space used by

banking functions.

CNA Insurance Companies

Manager, Real Estate

1981 to 1990

Reorganized the entire real estate department and portfolio significantly

reducing costs and personnel. Managed the strategic planning, daily and

long term operation, leasing, maintenance, repairs, energy management,

capital improvements, space planning, parking, construction, engineering,

security, food services and investment portfolio of 2.9 million square feet

of office, educational, computer and warehouse space. General Manager for

the design, construction, administrative setup and movement of 1,300

employees into two 260,000 square foot regional office services centers

($40 million project). Responsible for the portfolio management and leasing

of 104 investment properties and the sale of 100 of the properties.

Sears, Roebuck and Company

Director, Energy and Maintenance

1977 to 1981

National director and author of the Sears Energy Management and Maintenance

Programs which resulted in energy savings of over $26 million in 1980.

Managed the technical evaluation (including design, engineering, bidding,

installation and testing) of all energy management systems and devices for

use in over 3,000 Sears stores, office buildings and warehouses. Initiated

and personally conducted educational seminars for Sears executives, store

managers and facility engineers in 44 cities nationwide.


University of Illinois, Bachelor of Science--Engineering

Mechanical and electrical engineering curriculum.

Certified Facility Manager, CFM

MBA: 20% of course work completed


IASBO Illinois Association of School Business Officials

Maintenance/Operations Committee. Planning/Construction Committee

IFMA International Facility Management Association

ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning



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