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Name : Dlocher
Industry Type : Director of Design and Construction
City & State : Orlando, FL
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Building Owners
Objective : Florida
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Drew F. Locher
873 Spring Park Loop
Celebration, FL 34747
drew.locher[at] 947-6450

Project Management / Certified General Contractor / Land Development

Experienced director of development with a highly successful track record with regard to the full coordination of commercial and mixed use development projects. More than 10 years of progressive management experience in all phases of commercial, residential, resort and multi-use construction and development. A persuasive communicator and assertive negotiator with the ability to manage across all disciplines while maintaining proper political prudence. Excellent communication, troubleshooting, and interpersonal skills; diligent and detail oriented. Strong commitment to professionalism, leadership, integrity, and safety.

Professional Experience Summary
The Kessler Collection 2008-Present
Corporate Director of Design & Construction, Orlando, Florida
Responsible for design and development of all properties acquired by The Kessler Collection.
Historical renovation of Forsyth Park Fort in Savannah, Georgia.
Responsible for the overall development of a 75 unit 5-star boutique hotel in Savannahs historic district.
Responsible for design and development of all restaurant concepts.
Hire and manage project team for civil design, architectural and interior design.
Perform all capital expenditures on existing structures for renovation and new expansion plans property wide.
Negotiate all contracts with local municipalities and utility companies.
Coordinate the purchase and installation of FF&E for all assigned properties.
Create and maintain brand standards for design, construction and development.
Complete competitive bid process for general contractors and construction managers for all projects.
Negotiate with historical preservation society to ensure new construction design uphold the integrity of the city.

Intrawest Placemaking2006-Present
Director of Development , Orlando, Florida
Responsible for the financial success and bottom line of assigned development projects.
Delivered Westin hotel with on time delivery and a hard cost savings of over 10% from the original proforma.
Complete design development plan ready check, working drawing, construction, and delivery.
Purchasing of all FF&E and OS&E for multiple projects worldwide providing an average of 17% savings.
Hire and manage all consultants from design through construction and delivery.
Responsible for ensuring the project team and partners consistently deliver above expectations.
Perform regular audits of all project consultants to provide project quality control.
Provide guidance to construction team to ensure that the project team is provided all pertinent project information.
Develop and maintain relationships with hotel flags and restaurant concepts in order to meet brand standards.
Negotiate all contracts with consultants, utilities, brand partners, and local project municipalities.
Work with marketing and sales to create enthusiasm in the marketplace prior to the completion of projects.
Consistently and enthusiastically reinforce the story of the project, master plan and culture to the development team.

St. Joe Towns & Resorts, Inc.2004-2006
Owners Representative, Celebration, Florida
Management of $145 million condominium project in Artisan Park-Celebration, FL.
Was the general contractor qualifier for St. Joe Towns & Resorts for Artisan Park project.
Oversaw the project to including approval of all contracts, pay applications, and change orders.
Was responsible for all land development and construction to maintain schedule and profitability.
Selected engineering firms to complete threshold inspections per county and state requirements.
Maintained an open line of communication between selected architects and contractors.
Approved all architectural pay applications, RFIs, and necessary changes to the project.
Represented St. Joe Towns & Resorts to all homeowners to address all needs and concerns.
Met with county and state officials as needed to maintain steady progress on the project.
Reported to executive committee on project progress including schedule, budgets, and quality control.
Completion of $4 million recreation center with common amenities for the community.
Participated with design team on future multi-family projects as construction technique consultant.

Greer Contracting Company, Inc.1999-2004
Project Manager, Orlando, Florida
Management of multiple projects to ensure progress to an on-time and on-budget substantial completion.
Land development and site optimization for potential developers.
Interior build outs of Class A office space.
Completion and interior build outs of high-end residential condominiums and lofts.
Construction of numerous restaurants and retail spaces within a preplanned urban center.
Coordination of subcontractor schedules and continuous material supply.
Met with clients to assess needs, define project scopes, and to identify project challenges or concerns.
Managed outside consultants for integration into project and assure client expectations.
Reported to clients on project status in regards to schedule, budget, and quality assurance.
Submission of all required municipal and federal documents and applications.
Created a safe OSHA compliant workplace to protect employees as well as subcontractors and affiliates.
Maintained quality control and issuance of stop work orders to correct deficiencies.
Made key decisions as to the implementation of new personnel to assure completion of time critical projects.
Gained extensive design-build experience acting as architect-client interface.

US Home Corporation1998-1999
Project Manager/Senior Builder, Orlando, Florida
Management of subcontractors for production based new home construction.
Construction of homes and condominiums in various planned communities.
Construction of production based multiple tenant condominiums and villas.
Tracked and billed change orders as they applied to the original contract documents.
Quality control of all projects and financial responsibility per client contract.
Created and maintained strict OSHA working environments for the safety of all employees and subcontractors.
Hosted weekly OSHA safety meetings to discuss concerns or problems within the safety system.
Salary and bonus was based upon quality and delivery commitment of the finished product.


Master of Science in System Safety-April 2001
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science-May 1996
Minor-Airport Safety Systems
Commercial Pilot-ASEL-Instrument Airplane
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida

Professional Training & Volunteering

State of Florida-Certified General Contractor CGC #1510903
Unlimited Certified General Contractor with commercial, multi-family, resort and high rise experience.

Architectural Review Board, Town of Celebration, Florida-Chairman (5th year)
Appointed by the Town of Celebration Executive Board for a fifth consecutive term to approve and review all design development and architectural changes within the community. The review includes all residential, commercial and civic development based upon the original design standards created by Walt Disney Imagineering. New construction as well as renovation must submit application fro approval prior to construction. This position is a volunteer position without compensation.

Leadership Orlando

Leadership Orlando is a community leadership program sponsored by the Orlando Chamber of Commerce. Participants are selected by The Mayor of Orlando to create connected and engaged community leaders for tomorrow. The program explores key themes and issues that impact Central Florida and the state as a whole. The program emphasizes the people, places, possibilities, and purpose of our community.

Oak Creek and Chapel Creek Community Development District-Board Member 2002-2006

University of Central Florida-Small Business Advisory Board Council Member

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