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Manager Management

Richmond Hill, ON, Canada
April 17, 2016

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Irfan H. Shariff

***-***, ********* ***., ******** Hill, Ontario L4C 2K2

Phone: 647-***-**** E mail:

Commercial Property Manager

Delivers optimum property management and customer service while achieving maximum Return on Investment

Ambitious, empowering and collaborative leader renowned for strengthening client service. Shrewd business strategist, analytical, engages multiple stakeholders internally and externally to strengthen the management of large commercial properties. Resourceful, intuitive, understands clients needs and works efficiently to meet their demands. Project-oriented, thrives on challenges and diversity, steers the management of property to stimulate interest from potential and future tenants, increasing the value of the asset.

Core business competencies include:

Property Management

Budget / P&L

CAM Charges

Cost Benefit Analysis

Risk Management

Relationship Management

Project Management

Contract / Lease Negotiation

Construction Management

Vendor Management


Sale of Property

Governmental Regulations

Fire and Safety Codes

Asset Management


Zenith Real Estate Services Inc., Houston, Texas 1994 – 2014

Held the following 3 positions:

ASSET MANAGER 2003 – 2014

Compiled and negotiated a 5 year, $2,500,000 per annum renewal and expansion leasing agreement with URS Corporation catapulting the 3 buildings asset value by $10 million USD.

Developed the agreement after exhaustive negotiations making amendments to building structure to cater to various requirements.

Directed and completed a $5.5 million USD refinancing with Wells Fargo, negotiating with banking officials to conclude the deal in 40 days versus the average 90 – 120 days.

Acted as the Project Manager during a renovation of a 48,000 sq. ft. building including major changes to HVAC, electrical, exterior and parking.

Instrumental in devising the strategies to sell a 138,000 sq. ft. building for $8 million purchased 2 years earlier in 2003 for $2 million taking advantage of market conditions.

Played a key project construction management role selecting Engineers, Contractors and Designers to achieve a time sensitive and demanding 100,000 sq. ft. 5 floor office tower renovation completed in an unequalled 30 days.

Collaborated with new and existing tenants to discuss concerns, addressing issues expeditiously.

Conducted property inspections and audits on building systems with an emphasis on advancing the 500,000 sq. ft. 6 buildings adherence to regulations and deploying upgrades relating to ‘Green Energy’.

Calculated and collected CAM/escalations charges, conducted expense audits and charges partnering with the clients to amicably resolve discrepancies.

Tabulated and presented annual capital and operating budgets to the senior management team and owners. Worked alongside Accountants to calculate ratios and presented to Lenders and other agencies.

Interacted with insurance companies to comply with their recommendations for asset improvement from liability to fire and safety issues.

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Zenith Real Estate Services Inc…….continued


Challenged to ensure optimum asset quality for 6 mature commercial buildings housing 40 tenants totalling over 500,000 sq. ft.

Managed the bookkeeping/accounting for the complex generating $4 million per annum in rental income.

Acknowledged for well above average tenant retention, rent stability delivering quality property management and client service.

Boosted occupancy from 70% to 96% due to devising and deploying an aggressive and competitive leasing strategy.

Negotiated maintenance and vendor contracts establishing defined rates to allow for competitive bids.

Managed and coached a 5-person maintenance team charged with providing service 24/7/365, on rotating on call duty.

Played a key leadership role as the company transitioned building security from manual entry to individual key cards working with multiple stakeholders, vendors, contractors and tenants to ensure a seamless conversion.

Oversaw the Project Manager in charge of major roofing reconstruction and presented work progress to the senior management team.

Wrote and submitted frequent reports to ownership on variances and budget requirements.


Directed property management activities at a 48 apartment complex.

Challenged to collect rent, commanding high respect from a multi-cultural clientele for providing outstanding, hands-on management.

Completed an array of paperwork obtaining leasing agreements, conducting due diligence on potential tenants and accepting security deposits.

Clevedon Auto PTE Ltd., Karachi, Pakistan 1990 – 1994


Acted as the conduit between multiple persons located in different countries each with their own demands and business cultures to import raw materials for auto components from Turkey, Yugoslavia, Taiwan and China.

Worked with Customs Brokers and transportation companies to expedite the shipment of orders.


University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida 1990


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