Seth J. Katz
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND REAL ESTATE EXECUTIVE
Project Management Executive with nearly 13 years of experience in the development, design, management, and construction of high-end commercial, mixed use/multifamily residential, retail, corporate interiors, facility, and capital improvement projects is in search of executive real estate and construction management opportunities in the New York City area
Provides executive oversight on projects from $250,000 to over $30MM including the development, construction and management of a total portfolio of in-house/third party assets totaling $350MM
Increased company revenue by over $700,000 (40%) in the first 20 months in a previous position at an independent real estate project management consulting firm with over $675,000 in total sales revenue
Entrepreneurially established KSquared LLC in 2013; a real estate/construction management consulting company focusing primarily on capital improvement and corporate interior projects
Expert at strategic project planning/due diligence/development, contract creation and negotiations, business development, executive project oversight, relationship management, and improving operational efficiencies
Oversaw the completion and settlement of one of the most prestigious luxury condos in the Washington DC area to ensure the repayment of an $85M construction loan at the onset of the 2008 economic downturn
Master’s Degree in Engineering and Technology Management, Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Fluent in English (native), conversational in Spanish
Vice President, Northpoint Realty Partners, Bethesda, MD (November 2014 – Present)
Northpoint Realty Partners is a full service owner-development and construction management consulting firm that specializes in ground up construction and repositioning of commercial, residential, and mixed-use properties.
Provides executive project oversight for repositioning, capital improvement, base building, and tenant interior projects on projects ranging from $250,000 to over $30MM as well as strategic planning for business operations, preconstruction, budgeting, facilities, and implementation.
Develops new business for the company by leveraging existing broker and client relationships, creating awareness in the real estate community, and creating strategic marketing materials from scratch.
The Mark Apartments ($50M) is a high rise repositioning project conversion of an extended stay hotel into a 227-unit Class-B+ apartment building. The $11MM in upgrades includes apartment interiors, amenity areas, a complete reconstruction of the site and parking areas, and massive MEP and infrastructure upgrades.
2461 Eisenhower Avenue ($100M) is a commercial high rise repositioning project in Alexandria, VA, consisting of 360,000 RSF Class-A office space with a total project value of $33MM. The project is currently in the design and preconstruction phase for the installation of a new HVAC system, massive electrical and fire alarm infrastructure upgrades, common and amenity areas, and complex floor leveling
1701 Pennsylvania ($10MM+) is a 200,000 RSF Class-A commercial office building overlooking the White House undergoing a major HVAC replacement project as well as common and amenity area upgrades totaling over $10MM over several years. Responsibilities include assisting the asset manager and property management team with the oversight over all design and construction projects as an owner’s representative, coordinating directly with the building ownership, property management, and leasing team, developing capital budget forecasts, and coordinating tenant fitouts on behalf of the Landlord.
Project Executive, KGO Project Management, Washington, DC (May 2012 – October 2014)
KGO is an independent project management consulting firm that specializes in owner representation, primarily for commercial interior construction projects in the Washington DC area with annual revenues totaling $1.2M.
Developed new operational efficiencies and project implementation strategies by defining and creating performance metrics that help increase employee output as well as project profitability.
Provided executive project oversight over a team of project managers and APMs for commercial interior construction projects including: hiring architects/engineers, general contractors, and other FF&E owner vendors, and managing the entire design, construction, and relocation process.
Developed new business for the company by leveraging existing broker and client relationships, leading major bidding and pitching efforts, and fostering new relationships, and strategies for entering new markets.
Increased total company revenue by over $700,000 in the first 20 months of employment by developing and implementing current and future projects totaling over $20M in project value. Generated over $250,000 in direct sales revenue for work already put in place as well as $425,000 in future revenue from present and long-term contracts, allowing for the hiring of 4 additional team members.
Oversaw a 100,000 ($7.8M) sf headquarter relocation for Analytic Services, Inc., a government contractor in Falls Church, VA, with a 12-week compressed construction schedule, unknown existing conditions in a formerly secure building, massive workstation management coordination, large auditorium, SCIF area, and a challenging MEP redesign, all while reducing the total project costs by 10%.
Consulting and Project Contract Positions (June 2009 – April 2012)
Humphrey Rich Construction Group – Hilton Renovation in McLean, VA (January 2011 – April 2012)
Co-managed the renovation of the Hilton Hotel in McLean, VA ($15M), which was an occupied renovation-in-place for a 460 room hotel adjacent to Hilton’s Headquarters, including a brand new HVAC system.
Ameresco, Inc. – ESPC for The US Senate Offices in Washington, DC (February 2010 – March 2011)
Oversaw pre-construction and construction management of an Energy Savings Performance Contract for the US Senate Offices ($45M) Design-build contract designed to reduce energy costs by $90M over 20 years.
MSS Services, Inc. – Adelphi Research Lab and Fort Detrick (June 2009 – February 2010)
Contracted through the Army Corps of Engineers as an owner’s representative at the Adelphi Research Lab & Fort Detrick for various construction projects including the $500MM US USAMRIID Replacement Project
Development Associate/Project Manager, Duball, LLC, Bethesda, MD (November 2007 – May 2009)
Duball is a real estate development company that specializes in high-end mixed use and multifamily projects.
Assisted in the management of the design and construction teams and served as a liaison to clients and condo purchasers, ensuring satisfaction, quality control, and successful settlement of residential and retail units.
Conducted research and analysis of market and financial data for current projects as well as potential acquisitions and future projects and project comparables.
Fostered communication with local governments, permitting and inspection authorities, utility companies, and other entities important in the project development and planning process for major construction projects.
Lionsgate Downtown Bethesda ($120M) is a high-rise luxury 158-unit condominium averaging $800/SF with 14,000 SF of ground floor retail and achieved substantial completion in May 2008.
Coordinated grand opening and closeout efforts while maintaining a high level of buyer satisfaction during the 2009 economic downturn, to aid in the settlement of 100 of the 110 pre-sold units and generate $85M in revenue to pay off the construction loan within three months of project completion.
Coordinated retail leasing so that 75% of the retail space was leased within six months of project completion leading to the sale of the retail component and a generation of $13M in project revenue.
Project Manager, Rand Construction Corporation, Alexandria, VA (August 2005 – November 2007)
Rand Construction is a national general contracting company with annual revenues of $300M.
Oversaw the construction of small and medium sized tenant fit out and major interior renovation projects and partook in larger high end interior construction projects ranging from $25,000 to $15 Million. Duties included project estimating and preconstruction, subcontractor negotiation and management, scheduling, budgeting/accounting/financials, procurement, and leading communications with the project team.
Oversaw the LEED process for the World Resources Institute expansion project ($500,000) and CBRE Washington DC Headquarters ($6.3MM), both of which achieved LEED Gold Certification
Achieved average project profitability of between 10 and 14 percent for most projects while ensuring a high level of quality and customer satisfaction.
Mechanical Engineer, The Bureau of Engraving & Printing, DC (June 2003 – August 2005)
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND, CERTIFICATIONS, AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
Masters of Science in Engineering & Technology Management (2007) - The George Washington University 3.9 GPA
Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering (2004) - The George Washington University – 3.4 GPA
WBC Craftsmanship Award Winner – Multiple Awards (2006 - Present)
Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative Certification (2005-2007)
Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, Vice President (2003-2004)
Society for Automotive Engineers Mini Baja Team, Design and Fabrication, Co-Captain (2000-2004)
George Washington University Presidential Scholarship (2000-2004)