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VP/Director of Construction, Property/Facilities Mgmt, Real Estate

Bergen County, New Jersey, United States
January 11, 2017

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Juan de la Prida



Real Estate Executive with a solid history of success and over 20 years of extensive experience procuring and directing multimillion-dollar construction projects, specializing in retail and office. Years of experience in bidding and estimation; material planning; budget management; and technical problem solving. Successful history of directing multiple concurrent construction projects from concept to execution. Extensive experience in contract negotiation, real estate deal making and managing a diversified Class A property portfolio. Steadfast, decisive leader and mentor with a talent for cultivating and driving teams to perform at optimal levels. Strengths include strong analytical skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and outstanding communication, including the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of management. Capacity to persuade and influence others through developed communication and diplomacy skills. COMPETENCIES

Business Development Regulatory Compliance Leadership & Teambuilding

Strategic Planning Value Engineering Property Valuation & Analysis

Pro forma budgets Project Management Quality Control / Assurance

Contract Negotiations Land Development Resource Allocation WORK EXPERIENCE

NEW JERSEY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION – Paterson, NJ VP / Director of Construction, 4/15 – present

Spearheaded land development of Park Corner Plaza Project

Instrumental in facilitating financing of Park Corner Plaza Project via NJ Department of Community Affairs' Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit (NRTC) Program

Work directly with the CEO to source potential investments and analyze development potential

Execute due diligence for acquisitions

Lead negotiations of leases, development agreements, purchases, and other real estate contracts

Develop and manage the financial budget of the portfolio

Analyze capital investments; develop project budgets and cash flow projections

Develop site-specific planning strategies with the CEO, including ground-up development of vacant land

Value engineer MEP’s with architects and engineers to maximize the best product for competitive pricing

Manage the construction and rehabilitation of affordable, special needs, mixed-use housing; educational programming space; community amenities such as, parks, gardens and mixed-used developments, including office and retail space from inception to completion

Prepare RFP’s, evaluate all submitted bids & award

Lead weekly milestone meetings with internal and external construction team

Manage vendor and project team’s performance to ensure compliance with contractual requirements

Ensure timely project completion as per grant award and financing deadlines

Ensure code compliance throughout portfolio and remove violations when necessary

Establish successful working relationships with local government officials and community groups in connection with various development projects


Senior Portfolio Manager, 1/14 – 12/14

Managed 2.6 million square foot NJ portfolio consisting of retail, industrial, office, and 2,400 luxury residential units

NJ Portfolio Construction Manager; directly managed various projects with budgets more than $100M Juan de la Prida Page 2

Turned around $10M commercial project, remedying 6-month delay to achieve on-track status in 30 days by replacing general contractor and working architects, engineers, attorneys, and city officials

Directly managed multiple, concurrently performed construction projects from design phase to closeout

Reviewed MEP’s for accuracy, feasibility, quality, and value

Involved in organizing all aspects of the re-development / re-purposing of existing buildings and ground up development of properties

Negotiated all contracts

Developed budget to ensure efficient management of assets and increase ROI

Prepared RFP’s, evaluated all submitted bids & awarded

Handled difficult rent arrears, instituted legal actions, and attended trials when necessary

Executed removal of violations and provided representation in court as needed

Directed the day-to-day activities of property management and risk management departments

Acquisitions management


VP Property Management / Construction, 1/98 – 1/13

Key advisor to large-scale development / construction projects of up to $200M; gauged development feasibility and pre-development specifications

Concurrently directed 6 projects across the US ranging in size from $20M - $70M

Handled site logistics, budget administration, P&L reporting, RFI’s and RFP’s, scope and contract review

/ submission, and change order requests

Provided consulting services for a large multi-site Class A portfolio of properties

Negotiated all contracts

Prepared annual budgets that identified current and future needs, including capital improvements

Established proactive working relationships with tenants, vendors, consultants and public officials SEARS AUTHORIZED TERMITE & PEST CONTROL – River Edge, NJ Regional Director of Property Management, 1/92 – 1/98

Managed a portfolio of 50 light industrial office sites located in 5 states (NY, NJ, PA, VA, and MD) and the District of Columbia

Conducted regular site inspections

Handled ongoing monitoring and compliance of sites under construction

Prepared RFP’s, awarded and negotiated contracts

Developed strategic annual budgets for attaining short and long-term goals that supported the company’s overall profit and growth objectives

Accountable for strict adherence to project budget, schedule and quality

Implemented cost control procedures to maintain efficient operating costs

Responsible for the management and professional development of Property Management department EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

New Jersey Master Plumber In progress

New Jersey Broker of Record

Bergen Technical Schools – Hackensack, NJ

Felician University – Lodi, NJ


Bi-lingual – English / Spanish; conversational Korean and Russian Microsoft Office, AutoCAD & QuickBooks

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