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Name : Wendell Keller
Industry Type : Sr. Development Manager
City & State : Los Angeles, CA
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Building Owners
Objective : Open
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Wendell Keller
Senior Management Professional

LEED-AP/Construction Services/Business Development/Design and Planning/Project Development Professional

Summary
Innovative and visionary Real Estate, Project Management and Construction professional, with a passion for solving complex issues. Superior analytical, Risk Management, leadership, financial and organizational skills. Exceptional in the area of team leadership, written and verbal communication, with a reputation for ethical performance and integrity. PC proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.

Professional Experience

Sr. Development Manager CB Richard Ellis Inc., Los Angeles, CA 2008-2009
Effectively directed and managed a project management and development staff accountable for the profitable implementation of the project controls, management and regulatory compliance for a corporate client. Lead and directed the planning, design, development and construction activities for complex projects. Managed all contractual issues for internal and external vendors. Fiscal accountability for $30M capital budget. Responsible for capital project reporting. Recruited and trained of staff, while managing processes to ensure corporate and client objectives were met.

Development ManagerCB Richard Ellis Inc., Los Angeles, CA2006-2008
Analyzed cash flow model and market data for proposed projects. Collaborated in the identification of new retail site opportunities. Managed project consultants responsible for entitlements, developing project scope and objectives, planning and budgeting. Administered and managed contracts. Promoted to Sr. Development Manager.
* Collaborated with the client, in a capital constrained environment, on a cost assessment initiative that produced an average project cost savings of $150k.
* Key member of the senior management team responsible for performance metrics, business development, compliance, capital reporting, growth opportunities and overall account management.
* Successfully reduced construction cycle time average from 140 days to an average 132 days, bringing new sites to market safer, faster, and contributing to overall sales growth using corrective action plans.
* Evaluated and developed, in collaboration with the client, internal controls to establish Capital Stewardship Gold Standard associated with risk mitigation, processes, delivering and reporting strategies to meet strategic and financial goals for capital projects.
* Member of the CBRE Sustainable Peer review team, responsible for establishing corporate guidelines for energy efficiency, renewable resources and project standards.

V.P. Construction Admin. Countrywide Inc., Calabasas, CA 2004-2006
Headed the corporate real estate construction activities for the California region. Financial management for commercial real estate project functions supporting internal business units. Managed the construction, design, scheduling and site development and redevelopment activities.
* Flawlessly executed the management of the capital construction plan during the companys strategic growth period. Worked independently to achieve established project controls and objectives.
* Implemented project controls and oversight for capital projects. Performed value engineering assessments that produced $1M project savings.
* Produced and documented best practices for cost reduction, value engineering, process improvement and cost estimating resulting in improved budget accuracy.

Project ManagerJones Lang LaSalle Inc., Los Angeles, CA 2003-2004
Strategic management for the project design and construction team. Customer service, relationship management for a corporate client. Implemented fiscal management, budgeting and scheduling measures for a multidisciplinary project team. Directed the construction activities for capital projects.
* Instrumental in the strategic planning for a multimillion dollar client sale-leaseback initiative, to divest and redevelop multiple retail locations, focused on reducing operating expenses and optimize performance.
* Incorporated productivity and efficiency improvements through new hire training programs, lean sigma, and best practice sharing.

Project ManagerPublic Storage Inc., Glendale, CA 1997-2003
Lead the planning design and construction efforts for development and redevelopment projects. Accountable for the project financials, budgeting, reporting and scheduling for corporate and joint venture projects.
* Successfully managed the design and construction of over three million square feet of retail self storage facilities within 2% budget accuracy, and 100% on time completion.
* Influential in the design, construction and delivery of new store business venture, delivering thirty plus sites in the first fiscal year.
* Generated $50K-$100K project cost savings by utilizing direct bid sub-contractors, competitive bidding, and g-max contracts (w/shared cost savings).

Project ManagerBaby Guess-Guess Kids, Los Angeles, CA1995-1997
Created and directed the conceptual retail store design. Accountable for the A&E consultants during the design drawing, production drawing, and permit phases. Directed the bidding, budgeting, scheduling, reporting, and general contractor activities. Direct oversight for the day to day project operations, nationally.
* Reduced the overall project cost by using internal CAD capabilities during the conceptual planning phases.
* Created $75K-$100K project cost savings, developing retail store design standards for interior store fixtures; fabricated, delivered and installed using internal company resources.

Education
M.B.A., Sustainability, The San Francisco Institute of Architecture, Currently Enrolled
B.S., Drafting & Design Engineering Technology, Grambling State University

Continuing Professional Education:
* Mastering Microsoft Project, Compumaster, 2008
* Ross Minority Program in Real Estate Development, University of Southern CA., 2007
* Cost Estimating & Scheduling for decision makers, U.C.L.A., 2005
* Construction Management Certificate of Completion, C.S.U.D.H., 2002

Professional Affiliations
U.S. Green Building Council, Professional Member (2008-Present)





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