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Development Manager

Odenton, Maryland, United States
September 26, 2018

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Amir Gamal Shafi

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Odenton, MD 21113


Prospective law school student with a background in the land development and engineering field in the DMV area. Received a B.A. in Africana Studies from The College of William and Mary. Seeking a position to utilize my skills that have been developed and enhanced over the past 4 years, in the Acquisition, Entitlements, Permitting, Zoning, Infrastructure and Land Development Field. I also would like to further develop my skills in order to be a stronger candidate for law school in the near future.


Caruso Homes, LLC, Crofton, MD

Permits Manager, May 2018 – Present

Ensured that all available permits were in the appropriate status and step in the approval process

Drove personal vehicle to cities in assigned municipalities to drop off and pick up building permits/building permit packages/checks and other important documents/site plans and blue prints all related to permits

Communicated with City/County Officials to obtain permit approvals

Communicated with internal Caruso Homes [and our contractors i.e. Engineers/Architects] departments in regards to account status and approvals

Scanned received permits and updated the account information in the Microsoft interface we used

Filed paperwork

Maintained current information on permitting requirements within assigned municipalities

Took on unrelated land development/entitlement tasks related but not limited to State Highway Administration and Homeowners Associations

Oversaw the entire permitting process for all production homes.

Coordinated with engineers, architects, superintendents, developers, and county officials in order to get specific permits pulled.

Organized and updated the entire cloud system of the permits received, and each step of the permitting process that was completed along the way.

Single handedly engaged in the rigorous permitting process for all of the homes that Caruso Homes built from June 2018 until now including but not limited to managing the progress of all relevant projects in obtaining permits of all types [building, fine grading, septic, etc]

oThis often included scheduling soils reports as well.

Devlan, LLC, Reston, VA

Intern Land Development Manager, June 2015 – May 2018

Created property feasibility studies on properties that were proposed or desirable to prospective buyers/funders

Met with numerous investors to put together deals such as joint venture or performing the development work

Engaged in the rigorous permitting process in a multitude of different municipalities in Maryland and Virginia for development work to commence

Visited many different municipalities to engage in research on prospective properties

Managed land development work on site

Evaluated the viability and feasibility of parcels of land whether through a “By-Right”, Special Exception, Re-zoning, or even a Comprehensive Plan Amendment use. Through this evaluation we would and could determine a timeline and associated costs to achieve the approvals for a proposed use.


The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies, May 2018


Member of the William and Mary 2017-2018 Men’s Basketball Team


Proficient in Microsoft Word/Power Point

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