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Project Manager Real Estate

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 53066, United States
January 03, 2018

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Walter J Lautner, P.E.

W*** N**** Club Circle E • Hartland, WI 53029 • Home (262)***-**** • Cell (262)***-****


Sr Level Executive with over 20 years of extensive and diverse experience in Land Development, Engineering, Construction and Project Management. A highly motivated and dedicated professional with proven ability to take projects from conception to completion implementing process enhancements and efficiencies. Demonstrated effectiveness facilitating cross functional cooperation and promoting Team unity. Accomplished in the following:

Contract Negotiations Due Diligence/Entitlements Leasing

Acquisitions Strategic Planning Construction/Facility Management

Project/Program Management Site/Space Planning Owner’s Representation

Value Engineering Evaluations Market Identification Proformas


WJ Lautner, Hartland, WI 2016 to Current


Consultant to land owners, developers’ and retailers advising them on development opportunities

RA Smith National, Brookfield, WI 2015 to 2016

Development Director

Full service civil engineering and land surveying company providing real estate development support to land owners, developers’ and retailers. Providing both strategic and tactical support to meet their development needs. Clients include Saritage, Main Street transitional care facilities, Discount Tires, Cabela’s and Fresenius Dialysis centers. Services include due diligence entitlements, site planning, construction estimates and scheduling.

WJ Lautner, Hartland, WI 2009 to 2015


Consultant to land owners, developers’ and retailers advising them on development opportunities.

Continental Properties Company, Inc., Menomonee Falls, WI 2005 to 2009

Real Estate Development Company specializing in retail, multi family and hospitality projects.

Vice President of Retail Group

Senior member of the company responsible for managing a Team of 10 professionals identifying new markets and growth opportunities creating revenue and value for the company. Integral position within the company responsible for direct reports and quality control for all projects.

Developed and leased four (4) Kohl’s anchored shopping centers with a combined square footage of 500,000 sf creating value in excess of $8 million.

Walter J Lautner, P.E.

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Development Solutions, Ltd., Hartland, WI 2003 to 2005

Consultant/Real Estate Development Firm


Consultant to developers analyzing and advising them on the development of retail projects ranging from 10 ac/125,000 sf to 100 ac/500,000 sf and pursued independent developments.

Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. Menomonee Falls, WI 1995 to 2003

Fortune 500 Retail Company

Senior Development Manager

Directed and supervised the development process of Kohl’s stores, including the managing and participation in the creation and negotiation of site development agreements with developers and land owners. Managed the due diligence and entitlement process, consultants and coordinated with construction personnel on projects. Hired and mentored a staff of 9 professionals.

Created the Site Criteria Manual instrumental in the development of Kohl’s projects insuring that quality and cost effect design and construction measures were being implemented on all projects.

Provided strategic input for store growth from 77 stores/1 Billion in sales in 1995 to 575 stores/10 Billion in sales in 2003.

Kmart Corporation, Troy, MI 1985 to 1995

Fortune 100 Retail Company

Senior Project Manager

Key member of the Design Division managing a staff of 5 professionals providing direction and coordination between the Real Estate and Construction departments for all new stores, store expansions and distribution centers. Managed projects from coast to coast including projects in New York City and Puerto Rico.

Developed and implemented a Partnering Program with consultants and contractors improving communication, time of delivery and quality of projects.

Primary lead on owner owned real estate projects resulting in cost saving and value created on more than 30 development projects.

Various Engineering Positions, MI

Firms specializing in engineering disciplines supporting land development activities.


Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

BS in Civil Engineering with emphasis in Construction


State of Michigan Registered Engineer #34501

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