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Name : Phil
Industry Type : Director of Construction
City & State : Bolingbrook, Illinois
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Real Estate Developers
Objective : San Diego, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Dallas, TX; San Antonio, TX; Houston, TX
Resume :  
PHILLIP SOTO



Objective: To continue the advancement of my career in the retail/commercial
development and construction management fields while simultaneously
achieving positive satisfaction and added company success.


Education: University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Design



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Jan 2007- XSport Fitness, Big Rock, Illinois
Present Owner/Developer of Fitness Centers
Director of Construction


Responsibilities include: Accountable for all construction operational administration duties for the Big Rock, Illinois corporate office; planning, organizing staff and supervision of key projects; establish and maintain owner/Landlord relationships, contract and budget management and corporate reporting and communications; Providing support to the Asset Management and Development departments in the construction of new fitness center projects; Interview and select the best qualified project Teams, including architectural, engineering, consulting and general contracting firms; Conduct weekly in-house project management staff meeting to discuss current project progress status; Review project management budgets and scheduling of all projects; Provide construction technical support to Project Management, Fitness Center Staff and Maintenance Department; Review and approve commitment requests; Review and approve payment applications; Review monthly updated Construction Management Activity Reports; Review and approve construction budgets and estimates; Review and update master construction schedule; Review management of on-site construction process to ensure the projects schedule, budget and quality requirements; Create and maintain open lines of communication with the development team members; Coordinate the activities essential for the completion of a successful project.



PHILLIP SOTO
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XSport Fitness
Major Projects and Accomplishments:

XSport Fitness, Downers Grove, Illinois
Ground-up construction of new 45,000 SF fitness center, including site work, landscaping & exterior and interior construction.
Issue Requests For Pricing (RFP) to all architects, engineers, consultants & contractors based on
conceptual / schematic design
Assemble complete design and construction teams
Discuss design and scope of work requirements
Issue exterior and interior design criteria from historical facts
Provide preliminary estimate / budgets for all construction based on conceptual / schematic
plans and requirements
Provide preliminary construction schedules based on schematic plans and requirements
Project completion: March 2007 Project Cost: $13.1M

XSport Fitness, Naperville, Illinois
Ground-up construction of new 45,600 SF fitness center, including site work, landscaping & exterior and interior construction.
Issue Requests For Pricing (RFP) to all architects, engineers, consultants & contractors based on
conceptual / schematic design
Assemble complete design and construction teams
Discuss design and scope of work requirements
Issue exterior and interior design criteria from historical facts
Provide preliminary estimate / budgets for all construction based on conceptual / schematic
plans and requirements
Provide preliminary construction schedules based on schematic plans and requirements
Project completion: June 2007 Project Cost: $13.4M

XSport Fitness, Merrifield, Virginia
Interior build-out construction of new 45,000 SF fitness center
Issue Requests For Pricing (RFP) to all architects, engineers, consultants & contractors based on
conceptual / schematic design
Assemble complete design and construction teams
Discuss design and scope of work requirements
Issue interior design criteria from historical facts
Provide preliminary estimate / budgets for all construction based on conceptual / schematic
plans and requirements
Provide preliminary construction schedules based on schematic plans and requirements.
Project completion: February 2008 Project Cost: $11.1M





PHILLIP SOTO
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XSport Fitness
Major Projects and Accomplishments (contd):

XSport Fitness, Chicago, Logan Square, Illinois
Interior build-out construction of new 45,000 SF fitness center
Project completion: May 2008 Project Cost: $10.8M

XSport Fitness, Chicago, South Loop, Illinois
Interior build-out construction of new 46,000 SF fitness center
Project completion: November 2008 Project Cost: $11.4M




July 2002 - General Growth Properties, Inc. , Chicago, Illinois
Dec 2006 Owner/Developer of U.S. Regional Malls
Regional Construction Manager

Responsibilities included: Provided support to the Project Management, Development and Asset Management departments in the expansion, renovation and construction of existing and new mall projects; Interviewed and selected the proper project Teams, including architectural, engineering, consulting and general contracting firms; Provided the technical expertise to help coordinate the design process and manage the construction of all on-site activities; Provided construction technical support to Project Management, Mall Operations and Tenant Coordination; Prepared and approved commitment requests; Reviewed and approved payment applications; Prepared monthly updated Construction Management Activity Reports; Prepared construction budgets and estimates; Prepared and updated master construction schedule; Reviewed construction documents to ensure constructability, completeness and cost savings opportunities; Managed the on-site construction process to ensure the projects schedule, budget and quality requirements; Created and maintained open lines of communication with the development team members; Coordinated the activities essential for the completion of a successful project.


General Growth Properties, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
Major Projects and Accomplishments:


Deerbrook Mall, Humble (Houston), Texas
Ground-up construction of new 25,000+ SF Barnes & Noble Bookstore addition to existing mall
and prominent, renovated mall entrance way with structural arches, glass and lighting. Barnes
and Noble store exterior features included architectural stone finishes, glass works and lighting;
complete installation of 600,000 SF of ceramic floor tile and painting of all interior walls, ceilings
and soffits throughout mall common areas without disrupting regular business.
Project completion: December 2002. Total project commitment: $4.5M

PHILLIP SOTO
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General Growth Properties, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
Major Projects and Accomplishments:


Animas Valley Mall, Farmington, New Mexico
Construction of new 16,000 SF Food Court; installation of fine architectural finishes including
ceramic floor tile, wood paneling, tenant spaces with utilities and equipment, tables and chairs;
New mens and womens restroom. Project commitment: $ 3.3M
Renovation of mall entrance including new footings/foundation, structural steel, roof and lighting.
Project commitment: $ 400K
Project completion: May 2003. Total project commitment: $ 3.7M

Northbrook Court, Northbrook, Illinois
10K SF ground-up construction of New York based restaurant, Palm Restaurant. Tight schedule
and budget were early concerns that were overcome by continued diligence on the part of the
construction Team and open communication with tenant. Architectural finishes included rich
wood paneling, cornices and trim; flooring included imported marble and fine carpeting; Project
commitment: $ 2.1M
Construction of new 6,300 SF Elizabeth Arden, Red Door Spa tenant space. Complete with high-
end architectural stone finishes, glass and lighting made for a spectacular interior retail buildout.
Project commitment: $790K
Renovation of two existing mall entrances with fresh design of glass entry doors, marble matching
flooring, wood trim and lighting. Project commitment: $475K
Project completion: September 2003. Total project commitment: $3.4M

Market Place Mall, Champaign, Illinois
Successful completion of new 31,000 SF ground-up LifeStyle building addition to existing
Champaign premier mall: including seven (7) major retail tenants, Ann Taylor Lofts, J. Jill,
Coldwater Creek, Claires, Pac-Sun, Regis and C.J. Banks. Exterior included new stone finishes,
sidewalks/brick pavers, water fountain, matching EIFS finish, landscaping and parking lot
addition.
Project completion: April 2004. Total project commitment: $11.3M

The Woodlands Mall, The Woodlands, Texas
One of three team members involved on this prestigious project north of Houston, Texas. The
project consisted of adding to the beautiful Woodlands Mall two ground-up, open air, 2-story Life-
Style buildings and stand-alone restaurant buildings consisting of the following: 77,000 SF of
retail, 31,000 SF of medical offices and 37,000 SF of restaurants. Some of the retail stores include:
Anthropologie, Barnes & Noble, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Urban Outfitters, Ann Taylor
Lofts and Williams-Sonoma. The restaurants include the nationally renowned P.F. Changs, The
Cheesecake Factory, Rockfish Seafood Grille, Brio and Flemings Steakhouse. Also included were a
man-made canal for boating commuters, a river-walk, and a beautifully landscaped promenade for
relaxation. Project lasted two years and was completed within the time constraints and budget
afforded.
Project completion: October 2004. Total project commitment: $ 65M

PHILLIP SOTO
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General Growth Properties, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
Major Projects and Accomplishments (contd):

Kenwood Towne Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio
Successful completion of new 131,000 SF ground-up LifeStyle building addition to existing
Cincinnati premier mall: including two (2) major restaurants, The Cheesecake Factory and
Maggianos Little Italy; six (6) major retail tenants, including Restoration Hardware, Sterling Cut
Glass, Pottery Barn, Ann Taylor Lofts, West Elm and Williams-Sonoma Home; 2-story Arhaus
Furniture Store; two (2) new major mall entrances and one (1) three-level parking structure for
850 additional parking spaces.
Challenging phased construction schedules were implemented, resulting in reduction of lost sales
experienced in typical projects undergoing similar work scopes.
Project completion: October 2005. Total project commitment - $50M

St. Louis Galleria, St. Louis, MO
Demolition of existing 12,000 SF Food Court area and construction of new 12 tenant food court
including new MEPS, architectural finishes, architectural focal point glass passenger elevator and
specialty lighting throughout. Fine architectural finishes were used including marble tiled floors,
specialty lighting, two soft-seating areas with TV monitors and fireplaces.
New black-iron ductwork was installed throughout for tenant restaurant exhaust
Entire 5,500 car parking lot was repaved and completed in phases to limit the daily mall business
interruptions. New parking lot lighting was added throughout.
Project completion: September 2006. Total project commitment - $50M


July 1998 - Contracting Resources, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
July 2002 Commercial General Contractor
Senior Project Manager

Responsibilities included: Managed team of four (4) project managers and two (2) assistant project managers; set-up construction teams for each project assigned, including the project manager, project engineer and site manager; Reviewed architectural plans and specifications as a team; Provided construction estimates, created construction schedules using Microsoft Project software; Provided value engineering for cost savings opportunities; Implemented regular on-site meetings with clients for continual up-to-date project status; With project management team, qualified subcontractor bids and reviewed all applications for payment for approval; Assisted in project
close-out with project managers.

Contracting Resources, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
Major Projects and Accomplishments:

Voice Stream Wireless, Chicago, Illinois
Successful completion of 95,000 SF telecommunications headquarters office and new state-of-the-
art computer facility
Total project commitment - $7.5M

PHILLIP SOTO
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Dec 1994 - Capitol Construction Services, Wheeling, Illinois
July 1998 National Commercial General Contractor
Senior Project Manager

Coordinated with administration, planning and work crews per project requirements; Defined and managed scope of work; Created in-house estimates for all trades; Identified conflicts between construction documents and actual field conditions and negotiated resolutions; Performed all project construction and accounting close-outs; Proficient
use of Microsoft Excel, Word and Project.

Capitol Construction Services, Wheeling, Illinois
Major Projects and Accomplishments:

Arbor Lakes Mall, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Monitored and coordinated the progress of all on-site construction
activities with multiple contractors, government agencies and utility companies.
Coordinated all construction activities with mall operations in order to minimize the impact of
their operations, security and housekeeping activities; Coordinated the construction activities of
daily operations with department stores, mall tenants and customers in order to maintain safety
and access; Reviewed all field conditions, shop drawing logs, RFI logs, As-Built drawings and
project close-out documents. Total project commitment: $35M




NOTABLE ASSETS:

I am fluent in Spanish. I speak, read and write Spanish on a high and professional level.

Winning is very important to me and I am competitive, goal oriented and determined to attain my goals. I am assertive, success-oriented and comfortable being accountable for getting things done. I have the strength and persistence to follow through and keep at it until I get results.






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