DON A. DAVIS
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Project Manager and Real Estate Consultant
A proven self-starter with strong leadership skills and a diverse real estate oriented professional background. With over 15 years of business experience as a project consultant project manager, telecommunications acquisition consultant, Realtor, and business owner, I possess a unique perspective to deliver solution oriented results.
Project Team Management & Communications Development & Maintenance of Project Scope Of Work Lease & Purchase Contract Negotiations Scope of work Analysis & Implementation Municipal Zoning Code & Permit Coordination Market Research Valuation and Project Viability Vendor & Contractor Bids & Communications Budget Planning, Analysis & Maintenance PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Davis Real Estate Development Services 2016 – Present Real Estate Project Consultant Chicago, IL
Independent contract real estate consultant for clients interested in developing residential, mixed-use or commercial property as well as well as the development and construction of telecommunications towers. Responsibilities have included:
Analysis of market conditions and project scope of work to forecast the viability and profitability of clients proposed property development.
Research and communication with local municipalities to establish required project permits and processes including; costs, timelines, application guidelines, and appeals for building upon client parcels of interest.
Determination and research of zoning codes and ordinances in residential, commercial, industrial, and mixed use zones specific to the needs of project scope of work.
Comprehensive utilization of the GIS Systems for municipalities across the country for clients seeking parcels compatible local zoning and permitting requirements.
Consultation with local officials, administrators, property owners who own or regulate parcels of interest a client is looking to develop residential, commercial, mixed use property or communications towers.
Examination and negotiations of client lease agreements and or purchase contracts for the development of property or communications towers.
On Air Communications 2014 – 2016
Acquisition Agent Chicago, IL
Acquisition of property for client, Crown Castle, for the purposes of leasing land or rooftop space needed for development of telecommunications towers. Responsibilities included:
Thorough research of municipal zoning codes and ordinances to determine requirements for the implementation and building of new communications towers.
Review of site conditions for potential tower locations to estimate the buildout expense, time, and resources needed for the construction of new telecommunications towers. i.e. electric and telephone lines, access roads, excavation of terrain, as well as evaluating any possible project difficulties for the buildout of a new tower site.
Lease negotiations and ongoing communication with a diverse range of landlords including local governments, business owners, investors, property management firms and independent land owners.
Deliver ongoing status reports and communication to Crown Castle project management teams and personnel to keep Crown Castle informed on the status of possible candidate sites for future telecommunications towers, rooftop antenna and or cell nodes in rural or and or urban settings with a focus on the Greater Chicago area The Law Firm of Meade, Roach & Annulis 2010 – 2013 Project Manager Chicago, IL
Project management for a Chicago law firm specializing in Medicare and Medicaid Compliance within the healthcare industry with project timelines ranging from one to twelve months. Notable responsibilities:
Collaboration, planning, and training with firm partners, consultants and clients to ensure proper project scope, process, timeline, and budget parameters.
Leading meetings with project consultants and assistants as well as conducting webinars and teleconferences to properly manage responsibilities and expectations of project parameters.
Management of the quality and execution of client deliverables with regular communication of project status updates to appropriate parties until project completion. Business Franchisee 2005 –2009
Franchisee Owner/Operator Columbus, OH
Co-owner and General Manager of two retail based franchises each with average yearly revenues of
$550,000. Notable responsibilities:
Management of a staff responsibilities including payroll, scheduling, hiring, disciplinary actions, promotions, performance reviews, and ongoing employee training for a staff of 15.
Analysis and generation of budgets, financial statements and accounting reports on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis to identify the financial health of each franchise location.
Ongoing communication with corporate leadership to assess key metrics to further the success of each franchise.
Development and implementation of marketing strategies to target key demographics of interest to increase revenues by means of email marketing, direct mail, and local radio and television.
Day to day operations of store functions including invoicing and account payables, customer service, processing online product orders, packaging and shipping and other integral daily business needs.
American Dream Realty 2002–2010
Licensed Realtor Columbus, OH
Representation of a diverse range of clients buying and selling commercial and residential real estate with Notable responsibilities:
Ongoing communication with Mortgage Lenders, Title Companies, Appraisers, contractors, and property Inspectors to ensure a successful real estate transaction for all parties.
Extensive market research for clients including; appreciation rates, resale values, comparable sales data, and other vital market statistics that provide clients with the proper information to make informed real estate oriented decisions.
Examination of property conditions to provide clients with accurate estimates of resources needed for the buildout or remodel of residential and commercial properties including but not limited to; bathrooms, kitchens, fixtures and equipment such as mechanicals and HVAC systems, roofing, siding, and other vital property assessments.
Analysis of financial documents such as credit reports, profit and loss statements, annual personal or business tax returns and other documentation to evaluate business valuation and or the likelihood of loan acceptance for the purchase of commercial and residential real estate. EDUCATION
Bachelor’s Degree, Exercise Science, 2003 • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
Proficient in Microsoft Suite Software.
Strong understanding of Google Docs.
Skilled navigation of GIS mapping and planning and zoning related software. MEMBERSHIPS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Columbus Board of Realtors
Ohio Board of Realtors
National Board of Realtors
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America