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Wood Dale, Illinois, United States
January 18, 2017

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William Shank

Design and Construction – Vice President


Bradford Real Estate, Vice President of Design and Construction Chicago, Illinois (May 2008 – Present) Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Responsible for wide range of development activities including: site selection, master planning, purchase contracts, due diligence inspections, budgeting, strategic planning, municipal approvals, permitting, bidding, construction administration, and project close-out

Procurement and coordination of consultants such as; architectural, engineering, surveying, and environmental

Accountable for negotiation of construction contracts, scheduling construction activities, project documentation and final municipal acceptance

Act as Owners Representative for all OAC meetings and review of all change orders and pay request documentation

Create and track detailed project budgets, pro-formas, and analysis of a projects projected financial performance

Develop and maintain master project schedule for the duration of the project

Strong knowledge of construction types, industry practices and current material and labor costs

Oversee the Property Management Department, 245,000 sf. portfolio with an operating budget of $1.2m

Prepare and review documents and exhibits for land assemblages and acquisitions.

Review and approve tenant lease documents, construction drawings and exhibits Key Achievements:

Spring of 2010 was promoted from Project Manager to Vice President of Design and Construction

In 2009 was selected to create and head up the in-house Property Management Department OKW Architects, Department Director, Urban Design and Planning Chicago, Illinois (May 2002 – May 2008) Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Provided Planning and Urban Design services as an in-house consultant on a number of different building types such as; Senior Housing, Health Care, Multi-Family Residential, Mixed-Use, Retail and Recreational

Leadership responsibilities, managed and scheduled direct reports within the department

Managed projects through the Planning & Zoning Board approval process, represented clients and firm at municipal public hearings

Provided LEED Certification site evaluations for constructed and proposed projects Key Achievements:

Promoted to Department Director in 2005

Assisted in creating a strategic vision for a firm wide construction drawing and business operation manual EDUCATION, TRAINING, MEMBERSHIPS AND CERTIFICATIONS Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and Public Policy – University of Illinois at Chicago (2008) Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architect – University of Kentucky (2000) ASLA – Licensed Landscape Architect – IL (2003)

Organizations – Urban Land Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers, Lincoln Square Design Group Software – Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suites, SmartSheet, Procore SUMMARY

Senior Commercial Real Estate Executive with 15 years’ experience planning, designing and managing various, size and types, of projects through the full gamut of the development and construction cycle, including site selection, site design, lease negotiations, entitlements, permits and construction management.

Most recently managed the development of 850,000 sq. ft. of Supermarket, Restaurant, Big Box and small shop space with an additional 350,000 sq. ft. currently under construction. $160M of total construction cost completed. All delivered on time and within budget

Expertise guiding projects through the entitlement process, interacting with municipalities regarding project subsidies and navigating the permit process, extremely acquainted with Chicago and the surrounding suburban jurisdictions.

Analyzed companies commercial real estate portfolio management strategy to maximize returns, improved overall profitability by 12% in first two years


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