Name : Steven
Industry Type : Construction Recruiters
City & State : Skillman, NJ
Job Title VP, Corporate Real Estate
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : Director, Corporate Real Estate Design & Construction Project Management
Resume :  

Real Estate / Design & Construction / Facilities Management / Project Management


Offer a unique combination of in-depth knowledge, skills and abilities in Real Estate, Design & Construction, Facilities Management, Project Management and Information Technology. Influential leader, manager and articulate communicator, able to delegate and execute decisively and with speed. Recognized as a top performer among peers, management and clients with a verifiable record of consistently delivering solid results managing teams responsible for a wide range of large scale, complex facility renovations, consolidations, new building construction and mission critical technology infrastructure projects. Experienced executing centralized and decentralized projects in national and international locations. Strategic thinker and innovative problem solver. Competent managing people leading multiple projects with changing priorities, high risk, high visibility and potential for significant financial and business impact. Skilled at forging strong relationships with direct reports and close partnerships with peers, management and project stakeholders to meet goals and objectives. Highly perceptive in evaluating and improving business processes to drive efficiencies, reduce cycle time and cost. Proficient in the use of the Internet, PC Applications and Project Management Tools and Methodologies. Successfully accomplished the following:


MERRILL LYNCH, NY 9/2006-Present
Vice President, GTS Real Estate Management

Managed direct reports, consultants and cross functional teams responsible for strategically planning and project managing the delivery of large, complex, high visibility and time sensitive real estate restacks and consolidations of divisional groups achieving significant operational efficiencies within tight deadlines and budget constraints without disruption to personnel or business operations.

Led the developed, deployment and on-going management of real estate governance policies, processes and procedures to streamline and provide consistency for allocating, planning and managing space. Established and maintained content organizations SharePoint Website to promote collaboration and facilitate exchange of information with client audience and project teams.

Managed space planners responsible for tactical and strategic real estate footprint and occupancy management for divisional groups within the Global Technology Services Organization.

Developed and deployed project management methodologies and tools to reduce cycle time and create efficiencies for space and move management.

Established and directed activities of core team responsible for strategically planning and executing restacks aimed at consolidating and optimizing space to achieve an estimated annualized save of $1.9M in rent.

JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC., NJ 4/2004 -9/2006
Director, Real Estate Services (Outsource partner to AVAYA, Inc.)

Directed and coordinated team responsible for all aspects of a time sensitive $6.7 million dollar Corporate Real Estate Project to move a 7/24 mission critical Global Customer Help Desk, Network Operations Center, R& D Labs and over 500 support staff from a site with buildings to be downsized and closed to an existing long term leased site. Oversaw the retrofit of 200,000 sq. ft. of office and lab space, the installation of a new 1.750 KVA Emergency Backup Power Generator, 300 KVS UPS, OC12 Dual Entry Sonnet Ring Network Circuit, new premise communications, security system infrastructure and new furniture installations. Met aggressive deadline for vacating a leased building at lease end date resulting in a 1 million dollar cost savings in annual rent. Through creative problem solving and innovative approaches to the procurement of IT wiring and building environmental equipment, saved 1 million dollars in budgeted project cost.

Senior Project Manager/Consultant (Outsource partner to AVAYA, Inc.)

Organized and led teams of engineers, design specialists, technicians and outside contractors in the development of integrated work plans, processes, budgets and functional performance design criteria to drive resourceful and effective IT and communications infrastructure solutions enabling client locations nationwide to be moved, downsized, consolidated and closed to meet reductions in space and cost. Effectively managed and coordinated multiple project teams averaging 12-16 projects per month without business interruption, sometimes under difficult conditions, changing priorities and tight completion dates.

Organized and directed a large diverse team of Engineers, Design Specialists, Consultants and Contractors responsible for planning, designing and building an innovative and complex voice and data infrastructure as
part of a major corporate headquarters and R & D building campus renovation project. Drove the development and implementation of the project plan ensuring that the critical path for activities, tasks, project deliverables
and milestone dates were clearly identified, assigned, aligned and tracked to the building construction schedule. Delivered solid results that achieved the clients objectives of a totally integrated, state-of-the-art
voice and data premise infrastructure enabling effective and cost efficient future rearrangements, reconfigurations, new features and applications.

SYSKA & HENNESSY, INC. CEM, NJ 4/2000-12/2000
Senior Program Manager
Construction Engineering Management / Mission Critical Facilities

Led and coordinated the activities of architects and engineers responsible for performing site evaluations of building and environmental systems supporting the operations of mission critical Voice / Data Network Equipment Rooms for a major Banking Industry client. Leadership and organizational abilities enabled the timely identification and prioritization of deficiencies in the infrastructure that could compromise life safety and business continuity. Coordinated and managed all aspects of the project from development of the project program, early schematic design concepts, time line schedule and rough order of magnitude cost estimate through to the delivery of a turnkey, fixed price, fast track design build solution to minimize business interruption and cost.

Led technical disciplines and contractors in performing surveys of multiple real estate properties throughout the Northeast to determine the feasibility for the build-out of fiber optic point of presence (POP) network facilities
for a rapidly growing Internet Service Provider. Drove and coordinated activities to provide early concept turnkey design-build solution, rough order of magnitude construction budget and risk assessment enabling the delivery of strategies and project programs to the client for bringing new facilities on-line to meet aggressive clients schedules.

Senior / Advisory Project Manager, Design & Construction

Led efforts of a project team to the successful completion of a $13 million, 180,000 square foot building retrofit and central utility expansion. Initiated and executed a fast tract delivery process and innovative engineering solution enabling the project to be completed one month ahead of schedule and 8% under budgeted cost. Recognized with an award of excellence from the client for the significant contribution.

Managed team of architects, engineers, systems integrators and subcontractors responsible for planning, designing and construction of a $6 million campus security access control system and central command center providing physical security for high-tech manufacturing, corporate offices and research facility totally over 3 million square feet in six remote locations. Led and coordinated the development of the project plan and all aspects of the day to day activities and issue resolution across the project team enabling the timely and successful delivery of a security gate houses, road gates, cameras, intrusion detection alarms and central command center. Results enabled increased physical security, employee safety and significant improvements in operational efficiencies and reduced cost.

Complied with stringent environmental tolerances, 7x24 production schedules, time sensitive deadlines, human factors criteria and life safety,, led the planning, design and construction of over 500,000 square feet of mission critical, high-tech manufacturing, research lab and data centers without business interruption. Results consistently met business objectives, technical requirements and quality standards, on time and within budget.

Managed a $15 million dollar interior fit-up for a new, high visibility 43,000 square foot, two story corporate facility housing a food service facility with seating for 1300, 1000 seat auditorium, executive dining rooms, learning centers, customer briefing rooms, central security command center and main reception lobby successfully achieving completion ahead of schedule, to specifications and below budgeted cost.

Spearheaded the development and delivery of comprehensive site development master plans, land acquisitions, engineering feasibility studies, strategic planning tools and design standards providing direction and design consistency in the development of site properties, renovations of existing facilities and construction of new buildings.

Managed the transition and day to day operations for a large segment of a PC Desktop, Network and Site Management outsourcing services contract valued over $15 million over five years for a international Chemical Industry client with over 3,500 end users located at 43 sites throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. Key contributor to increasing contract revenue by $1.2 million during the first year and $1.0 million the second year over the annual contract value by identifying additional service requirements and recommending improvements and alternatives to existing processes while improving client satisfaction 25 points.

Staff Project Manager, Design & Construction

Managed teams of in house and outside architects, designers, engineers and contractors responsible for programming, planning, design and construction of new building and major building renovations totally over 3 million square feet of high tech manufacturing buildings, corporate offices and R & D facilities. Delivered project solutions that enabled clients to successfully meet business needs for the start up of new product production, corporate reorganizations, new business growth and development of new products. Organized and led the development of annually facilities capital and expense budgets, early schematic space feasibility plans and establishment of design and construction standards enabling consistent efficient and cost effective design solutions.


BS Engineering, School of Industrial Design, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT


Project Management, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Project Management, Continuing Education, School of Business, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Project Management Leadership Training, Project Management Institute, Newton Square, PA

Facilities Engineering Continuing Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

High-tech Building Development and Construction, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

Complex Solutions University and various professional - management training, IBM Corporation


AFE - Association for Facilities Engineering Member, Certified Facilities Engineer #3807

IFMA - International Facilities Management Association - Member

IBM - Certified Project Manager

PMI - Project Management Institute Member

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