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Name : James Howle
Industry Type : Vice President - Technical Services
City & State : Atlanta, Ga
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Building Owners
Objective : Texas
Resume :  
JAMES A. HOWLE
7975 Spalding Hills Atlanta, Georgia 30350
770.392.1902 (h) 678.429.4510 (c)

SENIOR-LEVEL PROJECT/CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT

Quality-focused and budget-conscious professional providing more than 20 years of senior-level project and construction management success. Hands-on and resourceful leader delivering record of achievement in development and/or renovation of multimillion-dollar hotels, ensuring completion within strict time and budget constraints. Strategic manager adept at directing all phases of development for projects ranging from $150K to $200M. Decisive team player known for managing several contract teams during construction initiatives.

SCOPE OF EXCELLENCE

Construction Management Quality Assurance International Business Owners Representation
Strategic Planning Budget Administration Contract Negotiations Capital Program/Asset Management
Cost Control Forecasting Property Development Process Improvement Team Management Client Relations
Design/Engineering Procurement Scheduling Vendor Relations Proposal Development Due Diligence

CAREER TRACK

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP (IHG) Atlanta, Georgia1999-2009
Billion-dollar multinational company operating several hotel brands and is largest hotel company by number of rooms.

Vice President, Technical Services (2005-2009)
Directed daily operations of various multimillion-dollar construction initiatives and prepared and controlled project budgets. Monitored construction efforts, ensuring completion within time and budget requirements; controlled costs and tracked progress. Oversaw various capital improvement programs, ranging from $5M to $220M, including new hotels, guestroom and conference center renovations, major MEP systems/roofing replacements, and faade restorations. Functioned as point of contact during project planning, design, construction, and pre-opening phases. Managed various capital projects in IHG-managed portfolios and owned and leased properties throughout US.

Director, Technical Services & Project Management (1999-2005)
Headed all project management functions of design and construction activities during property developments and/or major renovations. Ensured projects were programmed and completed within scope. Selected, contracted, and managed architectural, engineering, and interior design and specialty consultants. Oversaw activities of general/specialty contractors as well as purchasing agent for all capital required furnishings, fixtures, and equipment. Processed payables and ensured billing values of work in progress. Collaborated with external development and joint venture partners on new property developments; provided expertise on system brand standards, technical systems, design/construction issues, and property opening requirements. Monitored close-out functions, ensuring all contract, warranty, and financial documentation was completed.

Championed construction and completion of $220M, 33-story new corporate hotel, Moscone Center, in San Francisco, California, which included 565,000 square feet, 550 rooms and suites, underground parking, 43,000 square feet of ballroom, meeting spaces, and conference facilities, and 5,500-square foot spa. Completed construction within 28-month period.
Spearheaded project management and completion of $185M, 12-story, and 475,000-square foot corporate hotel in Boston, Massachusetts within 28 months; hotel included 424 rooms and suites, underground parking, 4,500-square foot spa, and 44,000 square feet of meeting spaces/facilities.
Headed $95M renovation for 383-room Mark Hopkins Historic Hotel, which included refurbishing all guestrooms, suites, public spaces, meeting facilities, and exterior faade.
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INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP (IHG), continued

Executed on-time and on-budget construction of $115M, 23-story, 585,000-square foot InterContinental Hotel, with 422 rooms and suites, underground parking, 40,000 square feet of meeting spaces/facilities, and 4,000-square foot spa in Atlanta, Georgia.
Managed $85M conversion and re-branding of Crowne Plaza Hotel to InterContinental Hotel in Houston, Texas, which included 485 rooms and suites, 500-space garage, 65,000-square foot facility addition, and renovation of all public spaces, restaurant, lounge, kitchens, and meeting spaces. Completed conversion within time and budgetary targets.
Completed assignment in Dubai for IHG, volunteering to assist and consult EMEA IHG Design & Engineering department due to several employee departures; played integral role in development planning, openings, and major property renovations.

GATEHOUSE CAPITAL CORPORATION Dallas, Texas1998-1999
Start-up group for concept and development of nationwide program of up-scale suite hotels.

Vice President, Construction
Headed key development projects. Controlled budgets and performed site analysis and due diligence. Collaborated and teamed with diverse personnel.

JAMES A. HOWLE, PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES Dallas, Texas1992-1998
Provider of construction management services.

Senior Project Manager
Directed high-end projects ranging from $25M to $50M of new proposed developments. Headed various capital improvement initiatives.

Spearheaded $3M to $15M developments in capital improvement programs for hospitality ownership as Vice President of Construction for Dimension Development Corp.
Directed renovations and new developments, ranging from $5M to $25M, for new construction portfolio and capital program management as Senior Project Manager for American General Hospitality, Inc.
Managed $50M renovation and corporate re-imaging program as Senior Project Manager for La Quinta Hotels.

EMBASSY SUITES HOTELS Dallas, TexasPrior-1992
Nations largest brand of up-scale, all-suite hotels.

Director, Construction & Project Management
Led all project management-related construction operations for corporate-owned hotels. Oversaw budgeting, contracting, purchasing, and all development/construction activities to facilitate property openings. Led construction and purchasing department efforts, including staff supervision.

Championed completion and opening of 71 hotels nationwide, equaling more than 7 executed projects per year.

Also functioned as Director of Project Management, Project Director, and Senior Project Manager for Promus Company/Holiday Inn, Inc./Holiday Corporation as well as Project Manager for Alodex Corporation.

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

Bachelor of Science, Architectural & Engineering Technology
University of Memphis, Herff College of Engineering





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