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Planning and Real Estate Professional

United States
September 16, 2008

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Chad Harvey

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Oviedo, FL 32765

Work/ Cell: 407-***-****; Home: 407-***-****



A self-motivator with outstanding leadership, project management and communicative skills. Professional experience includes real estate research and consulting, urban and regional planning, entitlements, project management, and land acquisition. Ability to think creatively, act professionally, operate resourcefully and achieve goals at or above expectations.


• Graduate Certificate – Urban and Regional Planning, University of Central Florida, 2003

• Master of Public Administration (MPA), Florida State University, 1999

• Bachelor of Arts – Political Science (BA), University of Central Florida, 1996

Professional Experience:

The Falcone Group and Americrest Homes, LLC, Orlando, FL (April 2008 – Present)

• Director of Planning and Entitlements

 Assist Company Owners and Attorneys with negotiating and reviewing contracts for the sale or exchanging of land assets

 Negotiate and Review contracts with Joint Venture Partners and Local Government for real estate assets in order to entitle, develop or sell property

 Manage all aspects of real estate projects in various stages of entitlement and development including planning, engineering, environmental mitigation, etc.

 Responsible for managing a portfolio of nearly 7,000 single-family residential units and assisting in the entitlement and approval of commercial and multi-family projects as well

 Participate in senior level decisions regarding other Falcone Group affiliates such as the holdings of Falcon Commercial Development (Apartments and General Commercial sites)

 Represent the Falcone Group and Americrest Homes, LLC in various capacities such as charitable functions, in round table discussions with local governments, at group work sessions with consultants and joint venture partners, etc.

Atlantic Southeast Development, LLC, Orlando, FL (April 2007 – April 2008)

• Principal (Co-founder)

 Assisted equity partner in establishing a general real estate development company to perform, site acquisition and market analysis for future development; planning, real estate and entitlement consulting; and horizontal site development for residential, industrial, office and general commercial sites

 Responsible for business development activities such as identifying investment partnerships including private land owners, real estate brokers, and general real estate investors

 Responsible for performing market analysis and identifying viable real estate opportunities based on market conditions, investor interests, and projected end users

 Responsible for acquiring and brokering real estate both for clients and for company investment purposes

 Responsible for managing and executing all predevelopment/ entitlement matters on a project by project basis for future development

 Responsible for land development operations

Lennar Homes, Maitland, FL (November, 2004 – April 2007)

• Director of Planning and Entitlements – Orlando Land Division

 Assist Division President with identifying and acquiring new land opportunities for future development

 Manage business partners responsible for pre-development related work including surveys, wetland and endangered species studies, environmental site assessments, historic and archaeological reports, traffic studies, etc.

 Establish and manage entitlement teams consisting of project managers, consultants and administrative staff in order to ensure timely delivery of prospective land deal binders for review by the corporate investment committee

 Assist Division President and Vice President’s of Development and Operations with finalizing entitlement related details of new projects such as adding additional property through contract amendments, annexations, rezoning or altering various aspects of new projects to better fit the division strategy, and continuing to coordinate on unforeseen issues that may develop such as new local government requirements that potentially affect an approved project

 Served as District Environmental Manager to ensure compliance with Federal, State, Local and Corporate stormwater requirements for all active communities under the Land Divisions jurisdiction

 Serve as district government liaison representing Lennar Homes at local government sponsored functions such as New Urbanism Workshops, Growth Management Workshops and applicable local boards and committees

Orange County, Orlando, FL (January, 2002 – November 2004)

• Development Coordinator – Zoning Division (August, 2003 – November 2004)

 Review Annexations, Rezonings, Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Development of Regional Impacts (DRI’s) and Subdivision Plans for conformance with County Regulations and State Statutes

 Voting Member of the Development Review Committee (DRC)

 Hold pre-application meetings with developers to educate them on the development process for Orange County and to assist them with their project submittals

 Review and approve Lot Split Requests for all of Orange County

 Conduct planning and zoning related research on existing and proposed projects as mandated by the Planning and Zoning Directors

 Perform Zoning Verifications and provide documentation at the request of property and business owners within the County

 Assist Planning Division staff with Comprehensive Policy Plan amendments and Special Projects and Studies, and Development Related Issues affecting the County

• Senior Planner – Transportation Planning Division (January, 2002 – August 2003)

 Managed the Road Impact Fee Credit Committee (RIFCC) including scheduling applicants, addressing citizen’s concerns, conducting research, reviewing and approving agenda’s and minutes as well as other associated duties

 Served as Orange County’s representative for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board at Metroplan Orlando

 Managed the Orange County Bicycle Advisory Board (BAB) conducting research, making presentations and providing staff support to the board members

 Managed the Econolockhatchee Trail Roadway Conceptual Analysis (RCA) project to widen a two mile stretch of road from Lake Underhill to S.R. 50

 Managed all public involvement and operations for the John Young Parkway Design/Build project to widen 3.8 miles of road from the Turnpike Bridge north to Interstate 4

 Managed Special Projects and area-wide studies as directed by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC)

 Managed and coordinated presentations to senior staff members and the public regarding a variety of transportation enhancement projects

 Assisted in the review of, and made recommendations for, Developments of Regional Impact (DRI’s) that affect the County

 Researched and updated the Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Policy Plan (CPP) for the County

 Assisted in the development of major County-wide projects such as the Chairman’s Transportation Commission, Mobility 20/20, Metroplan Orlando Projects, etc.

City of Longwood, Longwood, FL (September, 2000 – December, 2001)

• Planner – Community Services Department Staff Planner

 Reviewed site plans, occupational licenses, building permits, and all other requests for land development (i.e. vacate and abandonments, variances, rezoning petitions, eminent domain issues, etc.) for conformity with State Statutes and City Codes

 Made presentations and provided recommendations to the Development Review Board (DRB), the Land Planning Agency (LPA), the Board of Adjustments (BOA), and the Historic Preservation Board (HPB) regarding all new development and redevelopment projects within the City

 Assisted the City Manager, City Commissioners, and Private Consultants with rewriting the City’s Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan to make these documents more progressive and compatible

 Assisted the City Manager, City Commissioners, and Private Consultants with developing a ‘one-map’ (Future Land Use Map) system to make the utilization of zoning and land use guidelines compatible and more efficient

 Managed and prepared all zoning and land use materials for the City including the creation & maintenance of all city maps via GIS (Arc View) technology

 Managed and conducted all economic development, planning, zoning and urban development studies and special projects for the City as directed by the City Commission and administered through the City Manager

 Served as City Representative for all public matters affecting the Community Services Department such as MetroPlan Orlando, Interlocal government meetings, regional planning work groups, etc.

Florida TaxWatch Research Institute, Tallahassee, FL (January 1998 – September 2000)

• Research Analyst

 Researched and managed project teams that were responsible for writing and editing articles for weekly and monthly publications

 Researched and managed a project team that assisted in writing and publishing the Hillsborough County Improvement Project

 Researched budgeting recommendations and lobbied the Governor and other elected officials of the state of Florida to implement cost savings for the state

 Researched and assisted in the coordination of the Davis Productivity Awards Project rewarding the public sector for innovation and cost-saving methods

Professional Interests:

Currently hold active Florida Real Estate Broker’s License and REALTOR designation in good standing with the National Association of Realtor’s through the Orlando Regional Realtor’s Association.

Remains active in local, state and national interest groups and professional associations such as the American Planning Association, the Florida Planning and Zoning Association, the Mid-Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service, the National Association of Realtor’s, the Florida Association of Realtor’s, the Orlando Regional Realtor’s Association, the Urban Land Institute, the National Home Builder’s Association, the Florida Home Builder’s Association, the Metro Orlando Home Builder’s Association, the University of Central Florida Alumni Association, and the Florida State University Alumni Association.

Personal Interests:

Reading, traveling, exercising and general outdoor activities, playing golf, community involvement, supporting charitable activities and spending time with family.

References: Available upon request

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