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Manager Construction

United States
August 14, 2012

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Mark C. Fiford


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Real Estate Development and Construction Professional

Dynamic, enterprising and savvy professional with experience in Development, Construction, and Property Management; the following skills, accomplishments and experience history have lead to a strong effective performance-driven Team Leader.


o Strategic Planner (Global)

o Utilizes innovative technology

o Resourceful in quality control

o Performance driven (Tenacity)

o Team Development & Retention

o Risk evaluation/management

o Profitability analyst

o A&E Design Leader

o Construction/GC Manager

o Master Planner & designer

o Lease negotiations

o Marketing implementation

o Property Maintenance

o Financial assessments

o Investment/asset analysis


o Pervasive and effective team leadership with focused goals and objectives that resolve operational problems and provide resolution capabilities for all disciplines.

o Top - Performer in Master Planning, Land Acquisition, Land / Business Park Development, Entitlements, Zoning, Permitting, A&E Design {Civil, Landscape, Environmental, Geotechnical, Architectural, Structural, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering}, renovations, vertical construction and interior Tenant Build-outs (TI) and implementing Green Sustainability (LEED) for all the above.

o Varying project experience such as Land Development, Industrial/Warehouse Distribution Centers, Office, Retail, Financial Banks, Medical, Schools (K1-12), Institutional/University and Residential (Multi-family and high rise condo) including related infrastructure design and construction.

o A Team Leader that can plan, implement and ensure that projects are completed within budget, with detailed project control and management, contract administration, scheduling, and contract claim resolution.

o Experienced in hiring, maintaining and coordinating a project team consisting of architects, engineers, consultants, general contractors, specialty trade subcontractors, interior finish contractors as well as property maintenance & capital improvements (CAM) upon completion.

o Ensures and maintains that project is in compliance with regulatory, safety and environmental issues.

o Capable of identifying inefficiencies in processes and making adjustments to improve performance.

o Expertise in leading the coordination/implementation of all Marketing, Leasing, Legal, Property Manager disciplines to secure tenants and to maintain the project thereafter.

o Can lead or assist in all tenant lease negotiations as well coordinate all landlord responsibilities during tenant build-out.

o Create, maintain and accept ownership of all financial proformas, financial models, projections and schedules and collaborate with outside lenders or investors.

o Thorough knowledge of Construction Divisions (01-16) and capable of providing estimates, project management to self perform all disciplines of work.

o Ubiquitous Construction experience in the field as well office management.

o Capable of providing detailed construction estimates, project schedules, budgeting and cost/management control and financial control.

o Expert in Hard Bid, Pre-construction Services, Conceptual Estimating and Design Build or Build to Suit.

o Can manage all phases of contract administration and if called upon provide Fast tracking project management skills.

o Expert in horizontal sitework due diligence analysis, infrastructure development, site development, reclaiming brown fields and other environment issues.

o Proficient computer literacy and interpersonal writing skills utilizing Timberline, Prolog, SLM, IWMS, and Microsoft computer applications - Excel, Word, Projects and Outlook.

o A degree educated engineer in State of Florida.


Bachelor of Science Engineering: Civil (BSCE) University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida


Director of Development & Construction Management

US Capital Holding Group: Plantation, Florida ( 2007 - 2012

An international private equity investor formed to identify and reposition underperforming or distressed properties in advantageous locations and provide capital and real estate management services to institutions and overseas investors. Initial project: Fashion Mall, Plantation, Florida – Broward County.

o Repositioned and redeveloped to 1.8 Million GLA.

o Secured new Entitlements for a 55% + density.

o Revised Zoning to a Mixed Use Center.

o Secured new building heights (2x’s) > than code.

o Office, Mall, Retail and Condos.

o High Rise - Seven buildings from 3 to 18 stories.

o An entertainment/dinner movie theater.

o Secured rights for 590 residential units.

o Secured City granted offsite improvements.

o Installed new Fire Code smoke exhaust safety design.

o Green Sustainability (LEED) Design for Gold rating.

o Secured permits and proceeded with construction.

Director of Development Project Management

GATES Capital Group, Naples, Florida ( 2005 - 2007

Rated as Naples largest real estate development and construction firm by the Naples Daily News since 1980.

o Designed, developed & constructed eight projects.

o Retail, office, medical projects totaling 470k GLA.

o Land planned and constructed eight business parks.

o Medical clients – Anchor, NCH & Andrews.

o Build homebuilder STOCK office campus facility.

o Design build projects for Big Box retailers (Target)

o Notable High Rise Condo – Atrium in Aventura.

o Notable Business Park – North-Brooke.

o Master planned Mix Use Centers - (Lely Center).

o Industrial Master Plans for Naples Daily News.

o Acted as Property Manager on completed projects.

o Coordinated all Tenant control and lease negotiations.

Senior Development / Construction Manager

Regency Centers, Dallas, Texas ( 2003 - 2005

A Nation-wide, top rated Retail REIT specializing in Development of strip shopping centers anchored by a major grocery store with speculative retail and multi-pads sites consisting of Banks and Specialty sit down restaurants.

o Designed and managed five-retail grocery anchored centers totaling 460k GLA.

o Coordinated all tenant lease negotiations and construction during development.

o Master planned Mix Use Projects (office, retail and residential multi-family).

o Acted as Property Manager and performed capital improvements.

Senior Vice-President Development & Construction

Bradford Realty, Dallas, Texas ( 1997 - 2003

A fully integrated real estate firm consisting of Brokerage, Leasing, Marketing, Development, Construction Management, Property Management and Investment Sales.

o Designed and constructed Dallas's 1st three story tilt-wall office building and office park that became CISCO Systems Texas headquarters.

o Designed and constructed over 2.7 Million GLA of industrial, office & retail space.

o Land Management / Master Planning and put in place 1,230 acres of future business parks infrastructure.

o Master Planned business parks for Office, Retail, Medical, Technology, Industrial and Residential (multi-family).

Director of Estimating

Gallagher CM & GC Services, Dallas, Texas ( 1995 - 1997

A Construction Management Agency (CM) and General Contracting (GC) single integrated firm specializing in schools (K1-12) for five separate ISD’s and various Historical Restoration projects & municipal projects thru-out the North Texas region.

o Designed, estimated, created bid/scope package documents for all Divisions of work in house.

o Performed construction project management and acted as owner’s representative until project completion.

o Installed a computerized estimating package to perform all Division (1-16) takeoffs with 98% efficiency.

o Completed over 856k GLA of school projects.

o Build Historical Court House renovations for City of Grapevine & Waco.

o Installed new municipal projects for City of Grapevine including a new Natatorium sports facility.

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