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Name : Steve Morell
Industry Type : Vice President Acquisitions, Development, Facilities
City & State : Chicago, IL
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Real Estate Developers
Objective : Chicago Area
Resume :  
Summary of Qualifications
Seasoned 20 year real estate development professional with a diverse project background and proven track record managing the real estate development and construction process from beginning to end.

Professional Experience
Shell Vacations LLC, Northbrook, IL April 2003 to Present
Vice President of Acquisitions, Development and Facilities responsible for managing the acquisition and development process for all real estate acquisitions, development and major capital projects.
Established management systems and internal control procedures that enabled proper project tracking, construction audits, compliance reviews, risk management and reporting of multiple simultaneous capital projects. Implemented project corrective action plans when and where data dictated. Managed project status reporting for all projects big and small including percentage completion analysis, change order and budget summary, project risk assessment analysis, cash flow projections, estimates of work to complete based on in-person field audit of actual productivity. Summary findings presented monthly in written and narrative presentation.
Authored, negotiated and executed all contractor, consultant and vender agreements. Provided ongoing contract compliance monitoring including change order and contract close-out negotiations.
Directed the entitlement, design, permitting and construction processes for all resulting acquisitions, developments and improvements from inception to operator handover, including sole source budget and schedule responsibility. Projects totaled $95 million in new inventory acquisitions in the US and Canada, $5 million worth of commercial construction and $5.4 million of capital improvement projects at various North American resorts.
Strategically capitalized on favorable changing market conditions to save $2.7 million worth of savings in a single project against a $16.2 million budget by adjusting development plan.
Managed the assessment process for all real estate acquisitions including assembling and leading the forensics team through the due diligence investigation process.
Provided pro-forma budgets for all acquisitions, major capital improvements and commercial development projects. Eliminated approximately $672 million worth of unfeasible projects through diligent qualification process.
Proven track record of successfully leading the coordination effort between the finance, leasing, legal, insurance, property management, and outside consulting teams.

SDM Construction Management Lake Zurich, IL - April 2001 to April 2003
Management Consultant providing design and construction management services for various commercial office and retail clients (project list provided upon request).
Managed on site construction coordination for developer clients from document preparation through project handover. Point person for all project related client engagements.
Conducted project completion reviews including risk assessment of percentage completion against published schedule, potential change orders and overall project risk management evaluation and recommendations.
Prepared bid packages, administered bid process including bid qualification, and recommended final bidder selection.
Prepared construction and design agreements and negotiated change order and contract closeout.
Summarized project review findings and recommendations in monthly written reports to clients.
Coordinate owner supplied materials and venders with general construction.

Clubhouse International, L.L.C., Elmhurst, Illinois September 1998 to February 2001
Start-up Restaurant and Retail Establishment
Director of Construction responsible for the planning, design, construction, equipment procurement and operator handover of the companys new restaurants and ongoing capital improvements.
Established pro-forma budgets and schedules. Managed and monitored projects through ongoing project audits including analysis of actual site progress verses projected, potential change order exposure and estimated work to complete based on site conditions affecting productivity.
Prepared, negotiated and authored all design, construction and vendor agreements.
Established a cost control program and budget template to track historical costs, verify budget assumptions and set up future pro-formas.
Negotiated and settled $1.5 million of claims, potential liens and liens put in place resulting from coordination issues caused by others prior to my start of work.

d.b.a.Steven Darrell Morell Farmington Hills, Michigan - February 1997 to September 1998
Management Consultant providing Construction Management Services for Windsor Casino Limiteds $350 million resort casino and hotel located in Windsor Ontario Canada.
Directed all aspects of specialty construction/installation contracts including Foodservice, Laundry, Dry-cleaning, Security and Surveillance, Signage and MIS infrastructure contracts including bid document preparation and administration, contract negotiations/buy-out, construction administration, change order negotiation and contract close-out. Monitored actual progress verses projected and coordinated vender progress with overall prime contractor schedule to maximize productivity and minimize delays and potential change orders.
Participated in management team decisions including recommendations regarding contract content, change order administration and negotiation, scheduling issues, coordination between the General Contractor and other contractors/subcontractors.
Coordinated project requirements with City and Provincial authorities including fire life safety, signage ordinance compliance, permit/variance applications and coordination of work in the municipal right of way including participation at city council/planning commission meetings.

Southland Industries, Long Beach, California - August 1991 to February 1997 (HVAC Engineering, Construction, and Service)
Responsible Managing Employee (Operations Manager) responsible for the daily business management of the Hawaii branch office including contract administration, office expenditures, personnel management, project estimates and bid reviews/approvals.
Project Manager responsible for the design/construction management and profitability of numerous projects (project list upon request).
Managed preliminary design studies, pre-construction planning and implementation, estimating/bid preparation, material and equipment procurement, and commissioning through to owner handover.
Managed project bottom line profitability through ongoing project evaluation including schedule monitoring, cost projections, cash flow analysis, and field productivity analysis.
Managed subcontractors including schedule coordination, contract and change order administration and negotiation.

Other Related Experience
Hobbs and Black Associates, Ann Arbor, MI, May 1990 to August 1990 (Architects, Interior Designers and Engineers)
Canton Township Planning Dept., Canton, MI, May 1988 to August 1988, May 1989 to August 1989

Education and Affiliations
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania - 1991
Five year Bachelor of Architectural Engineering with a thesis study in building environmental systems
Member of the varsity soccer team performing in three NCAA tournaments

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