Michael DeJohn

Name : Michael DeJohn
Industry Type : Related Professions
City & State : New Milford, NJ
Job Title Principal
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : I have attached my resume for your consideration. As you can see from my resume, I have a wide diversity of progressively responsible positions within the industry.

My background encompasses 25 years of experience in capital project management / owners representation, leasing and real estate management, architecture, facilities management, real estate development, financial management, procurement and risk management; and my educational background includes a Bachelors Degree in architecture from Pratt Institute and an MBA in Corporate Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. I am also a licensed architect. My experience also includes business development for professional services companies where I have been a partner.

I have had my own NY area based owners representative / project management consulting firm for the last two years, but have been struggling with this challenging economy. I am exploring the alternative of an in-house position in project management / development / real estate / facilities with a corporation, institution or real estate company.

Resume :  




Strong background in project management, leasing and real estate strategy, portfolio planning and asset management,  development management and leasing, as well as financial operations, facilities management and risk management, for the office, retail, medical, residential, hospitality, institutional and non-profit sectors.  Results oriented management style, combined with collaborative decision-making process and customer service focus.





MDJ Owners Representatives New York, NY 2008- Present



* Formed Owners Representative / PM consulting firm, with offices in NYC and NJ.

* We provide project management / development management consulting services for new building and interior renovation projects for commercial office, institutional and non-profit, medical, retail, residential, and hospitality clients. 

* We also provide due diligence, claims consulting, expert witness, and project completion services to lenders, lawyers, accountants, and insurance companies. 



Williams Real Estate (now Colliers International) New York, NY 2007

Managing Director, Williams Project Management LLC


* Formed project management division to provide services to Williams Real Estate clients and for 4 million sq. ft. portfolio of buildings owned by Williams Real Estate principals.

* Managed marketing campaign rollout to the industry and to the internal broker sales force.

* Projects included offices for financial services firms and professional services firms, as well as medical office building projects.


WG Project Management Inc. New York, NY 2003 to 2006

Managing Director


* Consulting firm providing owners representative services to corporations and non-profits. 

* Responsible for firm administration, in the areas of marketing, financial management and information technology infrastructure.

* Partial list of projects included 300,000 ft. corporate headquarters for Ann Taylor at 7 Times Square, financial services firms, law firms, private schools and non-profits, ranging up to 150,000 sq. ft. 



Quartararo & Associates (now Jones Lang LaSalle) New York, NY 1997 to 2003

Project Director


* Project Executive for Owners Representative / PM consulting firm that rapidly grew and was eventually purchased by Jones Lang LaSalle.

* Team leader for large projects, such as Ernst & Youngs new 1.1 million sq. ft. 37 story building, Empire Blue Crosss 500,000 sq. ft. headquarters, NY Lifes 300,000 sq. ft. Westchester facility,





  Warnacos 200,000 sq. ft. headquarters, and pre-construction services for Cantor Fitzgerald, Newcourt Capital, and L Oreal; all 300,000 sq. ft. + headquarters.

* Helped to create company standards, assisted in implementing new project management software, and served on Quality Standards Committee.



Gruntal & Co. (now Stifel Nicolaus ) - New York, NY 1993-1997

Senior Vice President of Real Estate & Facilities Management


* Reported to COO of $400 million per year Wall St. firm; managed real estate strategy, portfolio and asset management, project management, risk management, purchasing, and telecommunications for national property portfolio.

* Completed firm wide restructuring of portfolio which improved quality of company locations while reducing occupancy costs, through the standardization of the entire real estate life cycle process. 

* Reporting to Executive Committee, completed pre-construction planning of new 250,000 sq. ft. corporate  headquarters, including demographics, economic incentives, site selection, financial analysis of occupancy costs, lease negotiations, and design.



Tiffany & Co. - New York, NY 1989-1993

Manager of Office and Store Planning


* Reported to Chief Real Estate Officer of $2 billion per year international specialty retailer.

* Managed the acquisition, planning and execution of company office, retail and distribution center properties, coordinating teams that included external consultants and internal departments, such as Retail, Information Technology, Security, Operations, and Human Resources.  Reduced occupancy costs through design standards, space efficiencies, and project controls.



Virgona and Virgona, Fort Lee, NJ 1984-1989

Project Architect


* Architect for 70 year old firm serving real estate developers, corporations and private clients for office, retail, residential buildings and industrial buildings.





MBA Corporate Finance - Fairleigh Dickinson University

National Honor Society

Bachelor of Architecture Degree - Pratt Institute, Registered Architect

Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) CoreNet Global 

New York University Instructor Owners Side Project Management and Real Estate Development courses

Publications have written articles for Real Estate NY, Perspective NY, Business Facilities and Real Estate Weekly magazines


Corenet Global Corporate Real Estate Network. 

* First service provider NYC Chapter Chair, Chapter of the Year Award,

* National Strategic Planning Committee, Member of the Year Award

* In conjunction with CoreNet staff, created Knowledge Center web based archive of real estate articles and research papers, and Communities of Learning, increasing CoreNet participation by non-office end users.


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