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Name : Giovanni DeCastro
Industry Type : Senior Project Manager
City & State : University Park, FL
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Real Estate Developers
Objective : open
Resume :  
Giovanni DeCastro
941-545-1327 (C) 7804 Edmonston Cir
941-351-7034 (H) University Park, FL 34201
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Objective
A challenging and rewarding position as a construction executive for a national development company


Summary of Qualifications
Coordinated the successful development of numerous multi-family, condominium and commercial projects
Developed and managed budgets, schedules, staffing plans and development progress presentations
Responsible for organizing and distributing bid packages including scope of bid for various trades
Qualified, negotiated and awarded contracts that ensured quality and met standards
Effectively managed diverse responsibilities in all phases of field and office operations

Summary of Accomplishments
Managed a $60 million dollar development consisting of condominiums, retail commercial, restaurant and supermarket
Managed the development of 8 Walgreen Pharmacy outparcels with construction costs exceeding $30 million
Collaborated in the development of more than seventeen luxury apartment communities totaling over 5,000 units with an estimated value of $300 million

Professional Experience

Occasional Volunteer Work November 2008 to Present
Habitat for Humanity (Memphis Heights Project) Bradenton, Florida

Senior Project Manager March 2004 to October 2008
Ram Development Company Sarasota, Florida
Project: The Broadway Promenade, a mixed use development in downtown Sarasota, $60 Million
186 residential condominiums, over 25,000 sq. ft of commercial retail, 14,000 sq. ft Publix Supermarket and 8,000 sq. ft restaurant shell
Qualified, negotiated and awarded contracts, managed the entire development staff and general contractor, budgets and schedules as well as a 3rd party scheduling consultant, managed a Condo Defect Mitigation (CDM) program and its consultants. Governed the quality control process to ensure that the contractors means and methods were in order with the construction documents
Managed the plan review and permitting process, coordinated with architect and building department for review process, re-submittal through final permitting including certificate of occupancy
Organized and coordinated buyer walk-thrus as well as completion of punch list and tenant turnover
Coordinated and participated in meetings with the Central Cocoanut Association group and several city development groups for additional off-site city enhancements associated with the development
Managed 4 Walgreen Developments with additional retail and outparcels, including all the due-diligence of 4 additional developments totaling over $30 million dollars in construction cost

Project Executive August 2000 to March 2004
Clark Realty Builders Herndon, Virginia
Successfully budgeted, scheduled and bought out a total of 664 units across three communities
Heather Park Apartments, Garner, North Carolina, 220 units, $14 million
Falls Creek Apartments and Town homes, Raleigh, North Carolina, 238 units, $15 million
Jefferson Ridge Apartments, Charlottesville, Virginia, 234 units, $15 million
Performed initial-take offs, preliminary bids and contract negotiation
Participated in forecast budgeting and scheduling from site work to final turnover
Negotiated contracts with sub-contractors to fulfill all architectural and working drawings specifications
Handled monthly draws, invoicing, final payments, waiver of liens, and material tracking
Work side by side with site personnel, owner and architect to ensure maximum productivity




Project Manager September 1998 to August 2000
The Hanover Company Houston, Texas
Successfully managed the construction of more then 600 luxury units
Shadowlake Apartments, Houston, Texas, 288 units
Shavanno Park, San Antonio, Texas, 322 units
Qualified, negotiated and awarded contracts; managed budgets and schedules
Assisted in a pre-development schedule and budget for a 15-story/240-unit loft building; exercised all the pre-development due-diligence necessary to detect any hidden cost

Assistant Superintendent October 1996 to October 1998
The Hanover Company/ The Marquesa Apartments Miami, Florida
Assisted in all phases of construction including scheduling, coordinating sub-contractors, generating punch lists and completing payment requests
Supervised field operations from underground utilities to management turnover
Assisted in project buy out and budgeting for a total development cost of $40 million
Managed the permitting and plan review process; coordinated with architect and building department for comments review process and plan re-submittal

Assistant Superintendent August 1996 to October 1996
The Hanover Company/ Woodway at Trinity Center Fairfax, Virginia
Inspected work-in-progress to ensure that work conformed to contractual specifications and adhered to established work schedules
Created and implemented a management turnover schedule
Trained on-site staff on new turn over procedures and policies

Assistant Superintendent January 1995 to July 1996
The Hanover Company/ Waterford Forest Raleigh, N. Carolina
Supervised the installation of sewer mains, manholes, city water mains, hydrants, storm sewers, concrete curb and gutters and application of asphalt
Assisted in the framing operation and inspected buildings prior to all municipal inspections
Implemented a management turnover schedule and coordinated sub-contractors for inspection walks

Assistant Superintendent August 1995 to December 1995
The Hanover Company/ Lodge at Waterford Village Durham, N. Carolina
Participated in frame punch necessary to pass municipal inspections
Scheduled all trades from the drywall hanging phase to certificate of occupancy
Supervised and implemented turnover procedures and policies

Assistant Superintendent January 1994 to August 1995
The Hanover Company/ Waterford Lakes Apts Charlotte, N. Carolina
Collaborated in all phases of dirt work and underground utilities
Supervised the installation of post tension slab systems and monitored concrete pours
Assisted in the supervision of retaining wall assemblies
Assisted in the framing operation, including layout and frame punch prior to municipal inspections
Responsible for the finish end; scheduling all trades through management turnover

Field Office Administrator / Assistant Superintendent May 1990 to October 1993
The Hanover Company /Beach Club, Biscayne Club, Miami and Orlando, Florida
Assisted in a total rehabilitation of over 700 apartment units devastated by Hurricane Andrew
Supervised extensive truss and roof repairs, dehumidification procedures, gutting and refinishing all interiors
Coordinated with the management company to maintain resident order and fulfillment during the repair transition

Educational Background
A.A., Business June 1990
Miami Dade College Miami, Florida
Proficient in MS Project, Windows XP, Word, Excel, Timberline Applications, Prolog
Fluent in Spanish as a 2nd language





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