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Real Estate Construction

Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
February 20, 2018

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Dear Hiring Administrator:

As an accomplished commercial real estate developer and construction manager with an extensive and impressive background in asset management, leasing and construction, I found your recent advertisement or job posting and believe it is a role that I am highly qualified for and have taken the liberty to enclose my resume for your review. In recent positions, I gained experience in land acquisitions, led entitlements and construction activities for a major commercial real estate development firm doing full cycle developments with an annual volume in excess of $120 million dollars worth of construction projects, in a given year; in addition to, personally leading all tenant coordination for over 5,000,000 square feet of space owned by GK Development, Inc. Within my role, I was solely responsible for all design, construction, environmental and entitlement for all new developments, redevelopments, remodels or capital improvement projects. I also conducted feasibility analysis, lease negotiation, lender relations, pro forma generation, contract negotiations and entitlement for more than 1 million square feet of projects in the pipeline valued in excess of $200 million dollars for lifestyle centers, power centers, mixed-use, hotels, mall redevelopments, expansions, land developments, restaurant pads and other outlot developments. I have taken what I learned from GKD, along with experiences since then, and am currently working on several developments of my own. These deals include finding equity investors, and/or joint ventures, for deals that I have sourced through my brokerage connections or from canvasing. Aside from finding and funding the projects these developments include the full spectrum within the real estate industry. As a Manager I have directly supervised both large and small groups of employees, led the procurement and supervision of all outside consultants, to include: contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and legal. Within my various past roles I have also overseen cross departmental teams for projects. As for my leadership style I would say that I favor a servant leadership philosophy but also believe in a situational management skill set. That is it is mostly "Participative" as I accept input from one or more group members when making decisions and solving problems, but then retain the final say when choices are made. Group members tend to be encouraged and motivated by this style of leadership. This style of leadership often leads to more effective and accurate decisions. Input from diverse group members with specialized knowledge and expertise creates a more complete basis for decision-making.

While I have experienced significant success the desire to explore new, career-enriching challenges has precipitated my pursuit of fresh opportunities.

Please contact me to discuss how I can put my expertise to work for you. Sincerely,

Ted Tzegiannakis


3835 N. Panama Ave, Chicago, IL 60634 708-***-**** Email: SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATION

Accomplished, highly skilled and results-driven Commercial Real Estate and Construction Executive with expert knowledge of real estate-related services (property management, transactions, capital markets, construction, land acquisition, etc); therefore, capable of overseeing every phase of commercial real estate development from feasibility analysis, through construction-all the way to grand opening, asset management to possible disposition

Core Competencies:

Value Engineering Budget, Expense, and Schedule Accountability Market Analysis

Bid and Contract Administration Zoning & Permitting Financial Analysis

Program & Project Management Design & Implementation Site Selection

Collaborative Team Management Financial modeling Land Development

Critical Path Method (CPM) Modeling Strategic Planning Forecasting EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Midwest Construction Partners 2/16-Present

A full service, general contracting services, as well as project/program construction management services. Providing competitive total turnkey service with value-added rewards through efficient site and cost management skills on commercial projects. Sr. Project Manager

Ensure that projects are planned, coordinated and completed in a timely, efficient, effective and profitable manner.

Work as part of the Program Team, developing solutions including scope, schedule and budget.

Deliver outstanding client service.

Provide superior project team management.

Meet assigned financial targets.

Procure materials, equipment and subcontracts

Generate subcontracts, purchase orders and change orders

Monitor, follow-up and collect all project receivables within the contractual terms

Collaborate with project stakeholders and supervise project field superintendents and/or third party contractors.

Ensure project profitability

Contribute to the growth of the company.

d+k architecture, interior design & management, Chicago, IL 11/2014-1/2016 A boutique residential and commercial architecture, interior design and project management firm with a resume comprised of both diverse residential as well as commercial projects which include retail, hospitality, medical, office, and higher education. SVP Real Estate Development and Construction Management Leverage my experience to pioneer real estate development for the company, while continuing to oversee third party/outsource owner’s representation services. All the while providing oversight and recommendation of companywide strategy and operations.

Identifying and analyzing acquisition opportunities for ground up development or re-development.

Develop, maintain and manage established relationships essential to the ongoing execution of the development program including brokers, tenant leasing representatives attorneys, landlords, municipalities and others

Generate financial modeling and strategic planning.

Source financing through joint ventures, investors and debt.

Quarterback entitlement efforts and permitting.

Develop project budgeting, estimates and takeoffs

Recommend value engineering options

Develop bid packages and solicit bids

Qualify and negotiate bids through contract execution.

Develop and track project schedule(s) and reporting

Supervise trades and run construction meetings

Review work as it progresses and make sure it is consistent with design intent and client anticipations

Review and process submittals, RFIs, change orders, pay requests, and assemble close-out documents.

Market planning, LOI negotiation, lease negotiations and lease execution

Provide leasing, lease management and renewals

Lead collaboration efforts with construction and design teams to effectively and efficiently arrive to project goals,

Source investment, Joint venture and finance options

Lead site approval process and ensure all stakeholders (internal and Tenant) are involved

Present potential locations following established analysis and evaluation process

Generate pro-forma using established analysis

Ensure accurate planning for tenant openings including development costs, landlord delivery dates, site delivery conditions, and other established criteria

Participate in company market planning and real estate strategies to enhance development program processes and performance

Ted Tzegiannakis page 2 (cont'ed)

Imperial Realty Company, Chicago, IL 2013-11/2014

Family-owned commercial real estate company headquartered in Chicago. Ranked as the 4th largest office space property manager in the market by Crain's Chicago Business and the 11th largest overall with 17 million square feet. Construction and Architectural Department Head

Execute the vision of company ownership for all building renovations

Responsible for the management and timely execution of projects from design to execution.

Oversee tenant improvements from initial concept through the construction punch list

Procurement and analysis of multiple competitive bids for projects

Work with municipalities for inspections and permits

Direct architectural department to include oversight of a team of direct reports

Negotiate and execute construction contracts.

Motivate staff and increase production through raising moral

Collaborate and manage property managers assigned to a given property.

Generate project reports for status, cost and scheduling.

Prescribed designs for entire building redevelopment or common area capex projects combining aesthetics with practical considerations.

Create detailed plans, addressing a number of considerations, including color schemes, furnishing styles, materials and placement of specific items, while making sure to remain within budgetary constraints

Interface with manufactures and distributors for procurement of construction materials, and building FF&E

Provided tenant coordination and/or lease administration for incoming leases/tenants. Self Employed, Chicago, IL 11/09-11/2013.

Owner’s representation and/or construction management. Provide real estate consulting and construction management outsourced services for Banks, non for profits, schools, landlords, corporations, retail, industrial, and construction companies.

Real estate development

Collaborating with managers in the Real Estate and Design Departments on the due diligence of prospective locations and creatively applying impacts to site design, construction methods, GC contracting methodology, budgeting, and schedules.

Creating Pro formas, budgets and schedules for all projects

Monitoring performance of budgets, schedules, and building quality

Working with Design team in the creation and review of construction documents for locations

Source and Manage outside consultants: GCs, architects, engineers, vendors, Legal, Brokers, etc.

Providing a successful store opening by managing all aspects of construction for facilities including budgeting, contractor bidding, contractor selection, scheduling, site visits, invoice approvals, change order approvals, punchlists, and closeout

Working directly with internal support functions including Store/Regional management, Marketing, Merchandising, Purchasing, Operations, and Real Estate stakeholders to ensure all business interests are reflected in the success of specific facilities and remodels.

Providing evaluations and cost estimates for construction requests to assist corporate business sponsors in providing analysis for approvals.

Assisting in the review and updating of the prototype designs.

Collaborating with Grand Opening team to ensure proper installation and operations of owner supplied fixtures, furniture, and equipment.

Represent owner in City approval meetings as a construction and/or Real estate authority as well as own the supervision of the entire Entitlement/Zoning/permitting process.

Provide due diligence services and debt services for acquisitions


Ted Tzegiannakis page 3 (cont'ed)

DeLauter Development, Carpentersville, IL 11/09-11/2013. Illinois based General Contractor specializing in construction services for residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, retail, restaurants and medical projects.

Construction Manager

Responsible for the overall planning, coordination and control of a project from inception to completion aimed at meeting a client’s requirements in order to produce a functionally and financially viable project.

Audit construction process by reviewing construction drawings to ensure adherence to specifications while maximizing value for construction dollars.

Qualify and pre-approve outsource subcontractors and building material suppliers.

Conduct on-site evaluation of construction site; i.e. land, infrastructure, building systems and equipment, interior finishes, furnishings and landscaping for current and projected needs.

Review, negotiate and approve all budgets throughout the estimating process.

Resolve construction issues and or conflicts in a timely manner (field conditions, change orders, drawing conflicts, and code issues).

Review project processes on an ongoing basis to continually value engineer, improve efficiency and streamline processes.

Review, revise and improve process manuals and workflows.

Provide building permit administration for procurement.

Formulate scopes of work and prepares cost estimates.

Provide oversight and technical support on construction sites and project inspections.

Attend and present at meetings representing for the entire construction process form planning through to turnover.

Ensure through the coaching, mentoring, and management of project team that each project is completed with the level of excellence through a total commitment to quality, budget, and timeline.

Produce and demand the success of each project by adhering to the total project schedule.

Ensure that each project is completed to specifications and that all closeout paperwork has been submitted in a timely manner.

GK Development, Inc., Barrington, IL 04/04-11/09

Illinois based real estate acquisition and Development Company specializing in value added retail commercial properties Director of Construction / Developer

Responsible for profitably managing all administrative and field construction activities included preparing design, planning, budgeting, entitlement/zoning process, construction, monitoring project cost & work status, preparing a project safety plan. Maintain a working relationship with owners, architects/engineers, vendors, subcontractors, and brokers creating project budget(s), schedules, design, construction and real estate development administration.

Established business strategies to grow real estate, property management & project development business

Tracked financial contracts, revenue and cost management processes

Managed the risk inherent in Principal Contract relationships

Managed staffing of projects and project management talent

Communicated and collaborated effectively with the client, multiple stakeholders

Hire and direct all consultant team members (i.e. architects, engineers and layers)

Brought solutions to members of the team for individual and site wide development challenges.

Collaborated with senior management to capitalize on existing real estate assets, including, relocations, expansions, closures and other decisions that required capital investment

Oversee lease administration and exhibit generation

Worked with a network of local brokers responsible for site identification, demographic research, mapping, and site tours

Analyzed new store potential and prepare financial pro formas for review

Provide zoning approval and/or zoning variances by appearing before city councils and zoning boards.

Cultivate local, regional and national tenant relationships to ensure that store development goals (number of stores and budgets) were met.

Owned the ongoing management of GK Development team and sub-consultants


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Norwood Commercial Contractors & Norwood Maintenance, Chicago, IL 06/97-04/04 Illinois based Commercial General Contractor specializing in retail chain store construction and Facilities Maintenance Sr. Project Manager, Norwood Commercial Contractors (06/98-04/04) Responsible for full cycle project execution, as well as supervision of construction teams to successfully implement and execute the building and/or remodeling of retail chain stores in shopping centers, strip malls, and self-standing locations

Provided leadership for on-site field administration/supervision and technical management for all construction operations, including direct supervision of assistants, foreman, subcontractors, and construction related trade personnel

Interfaced and collaborated with owners, architects, consultants, project managers and subcontractors to resolve budget, schedule, design and field problems

Oversaw all daily field operations to ensure proper site safety, construction, progress, and quality control; conducted weekly subcontractor meetings to integrate critical path planning to overcome site construction challenges

Directed personnel in planning, coordination and execution of work on time, within budget, attaining or exceeding profit goals, maintaining a safe work place, promoting and enhancing client relationships while enhancing company image

Researched, reviewed and addressed any owner, landlord, city/state requirement or procedure to avoid project delays, ensure safety, and/or ensure client satisfaction

Developed comprehensive understanding of project strategy and commitments including financial goals, scheduling, logistics, phasing, milestones, inspections

Implemented, maintained, and enforced a project site specific safety program as well as QC/QA programs in accordance with Policies/Processes, OSHA requirements, local, state, and federal laws

Worked in partnership with key internal/external clients to maintain an updated and accurate project schedule that reflected the changes in project status that met the cost and time requirements of the project

Promoted positive subcontractor relations by dealing professionally and fairly with all subcontractors and vendors instilling this philosophy in project team at all times

Maintained and reviewed punch list process to ensure all issues were addressed and executed in a timely manner.

Managed and directed all business development activities Director of Facilities, Norwood Maintenance (06/97-06/98)

Planned, organized and supervised the servicing, maintenance, repair, and renovation of all physical buildings, grounds and utility systems for over 1 million sq. ft. of retail space

Administrated programs and activities involving the installation, repair, modification, and preventative maintenance of utilities, electronics, mechanical, electrical, lighting, plumbing, ventilation and refrigeration systems

Prepared and administered operating budget and participated in the preparation and coordination of facility capital expense and operating expense projects

Supervised new construction, removal of equipment and physical changes made to various facilities

Coordinated the installation or reconfiguration of various retail spaces related to relocations and/or new build outs

Oversaw snow removal from roadways, parking lots, and walkways

Performed all scheduling, quality assurance, vendor sourcing and contracting, as well as billing for all services

Managed and directed all business development activities EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science Business Management Elmhurst Management Program (EMP)- Elmhurst College Associate of Arts – Triton College

Computer Animation – Columbia College


International Council of Shopping Centers

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