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Manager Construction

Aurora, Colorado, United States
October 25, 2016

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Michael J. Nelson

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Aurora, CO 80013 Email:

Regional Construction Manager

An innovative and top-performing Construction Manager with a history of producing quantifiable results with major organizations in various sectors, including the retail industry. Known as a results-oriented professional that is capable of leading diversified teams, driving productivity and maintaining focus on budget constraints. Recognized for displaying job excellence as well as strong leadership prowess regarding domestic and international projects.

Areas of Expertise

Construction Logistics

New Construction & Remodels

Building Codes & Regulations

Property Development

Project Management

Timeline Management

Budget Adherence

Operational Logistics

Quality Assurance

Team Leadership

Tenant Finish Management

Interpersonal Communications

Key Skills Assessment

Construction Logistics – Demonstrated strong prowess in managing and overseeing retail construction development during 17+ years of commitment to Target Corporation.

Project Management – Lead diversified and complex construction projects within the United States and Canada.

Professional Experience


Regional Construction Manager (ROSR) (2009-2014)

Spearhead the direction and oversight of a field team consisting of as many as 13 - 18 OSRs in the construction of new stores and remodel projects throughout the U.S. and Canada. Oversaw the completion of 125 new store projects and 386 renovations while maintaining an average construction remodel project request (CPR) budget of $1.5M and up to $2.5M, respectively. ($675M)

Regularly drive rollouts and expansions of various product lines and brands, including the launch of Pfresh, Produce/Refrigerated Cases and various upgrades and expansion of Starbucks locations.

Engage in the city / state entitlement process, SDA, OEA processes, Storm Water and GMAX protocol.

Manage the City Target roll out within the Western Region, including management of the first four City Target prototype stores (multi levels) on the West Coast and in Denver.

Senior Construction Manager (SOSR) (2003-2009)

Facilitated the successful completion of 25 new store projects with an average CPR budget of $9.5M

Oversaw the first-ever Target store construction within a multilevel building, including the establishment of a sales floor and a backroom located on separate levels. Managed all tenant improvements for assigned stores.

Introduced best practices meant to bolster relationships with regulatory agencies as well as customers. Played a critical role in the management of Certificate of Occupancy protocol in conjunction with building authorities.

Received "Owners Site Representative of the Year" Award for demonstrating job excellence in 2005.

Overseeing the Super Target program within the western region, including 22 locations in Colorado, eight in Utah and Arizona, three in California and 10 in western Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, Louisiana and Oklahoma.

Construction Manager (OSR) (1997-2003)

Managed the Super Target prototype rollout in Colorado, ultimately building 20 new stores with an average CPR budget of $11.5M each (Total $287M) as well as a 500,000 sf expansion ($12.5M) DC at Pueblo, Colorado.

Nelsco (1991-1997), Property Development Manager: Developed 5 Single Family Residential Developments (700 homes); Completed 2 four story Office Buildings @Arapahoe Crossing ; Marmel Companies VP (1982 – 1991) Developed 15 Office Warehouse Projects in Denver/Boulder/Arapahoe/Douglas Counties

Education & Training

Colorado Real Estate Broker / Business Graduate School /CU Denver & Boulder Real Estate; Bachelor of Science/ Accounting / Construction Mgt./ University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

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