Dynamic and experienced Real Estate Development and Property Management Executive eager to integrate solid development, project management, and negotiation skills toward supporting the bottom-line performance of a progressive organization. Core competencies include:
Leasing Agreements/Legal Ramification
Manage Service Providers
Budget Development/P&L Accountability
Interact with Architects and Planners
Drive Project Development Initiatives
Economic and Management Training Consultant 2008 to Present
Organize and conduct workshops and seminars for business professionals and community leaders on critical economic issues facing today s market place.
Prepare and present compelling Point lecturers, and moderate panel discussions with business leaders, NY State/City Agencies and Economic Experts.
Upper Manhattan Council Assisting Neighbors 2008
Director of Multicultural Center Project
Led the UCAN Multicultural Center development project; interacted extensively with architects, contractors and financial planners to define project scope and execute plans according to projected timelines.
Integral in preparing the UCAN Staff to drive outreach campaigns to elevate community awareness for this first of it s kind cultural center in a Northern Manhattan Neighborhood; created effective marketing collateral materials, ensured consistency in planning, and created cohesion among staff to support business goals.
Xxxxxx City Economic Development Corporation 1999 to 2007
Property Manager / Management Supervisor
Managed day to day operations of the historical Essex Street Market in the Lower East Side; directed commercial leasing activities, ensured proper maintenance support, collected rent payments, and acted as a property resource for independent merchants.
Developed and executed special events to promote and drive awareness to promote commercial tenants; spearheaded Operation Sail a 4th of July program to welcome the community at large, and drive merchant business activity.
Friends House in Rose Hill, HDFC 1996 to 1999
Director of Operations/Chief Resident Manager
Worked extensively with external resources to process leasing agreements for a $5MM residential project with 50 individual units designed to provide housing for people living with HIV and AIDS>
Oversaw all rent collection, tax credit certifications and Section 8 requirements.
Provided leadership and oversight for a staff of 16; ensured teamwork and quality assurance among maintenance, housekeeping, kitchen and security services.
Volunteers of America 1992 to 1996
Residence Manager for S.S.H. program
Provided residence assistance for 120 clients in housing units throughout Manhattan and the South Bronx area; managed maintenance, rent collection, leasing agreements and provided resolution for housing issues.
Effectively represented the VOA in tenant disputes, and contributed expertise in aiding the Project Development Manger identify new housing opportunities.
Xxxxxx City Housing Authority - Community Affairs Department 1989 to 1992
Oversaw over $11MM in HUD upgrades for C.I.A.P. VIII office at Prospect Plaza, Marcus Garvey Houses, and Red Fern Houses; educated residents on upgrades, and successfully completed project on time and on budget.
Progress N.P.C. 1987 to 1989
Program Manager for LDC, Inc.
Provided management and oversight for 5 properties in East Harlem; coordinated HUD, DHCR and HPD weatherization projects, inspected major building systems, and supervised major repairs.
Education / Certifications
Boricua College - Associate of Arts, Business Administration
Xxxxxx University C Management of Government Assisted Housing Courses
HPD, Certified 7A Administrator
Xxxxxx State Real Estate License # 0000 xxxxxx xxxx , xxxx , xxxxx 0000063
Continuing Education: Tenant - Landlord Law Course, Introduction to Real Estate Appraisal,
Valuation Principles and Procedures, and Fire Safety Director Training
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Dear Mr./Ms. ____:
I have enjoyed considerable success in my career as a Property Management/Real Estate Development Leader, but I am ready to move onto new challenges and opportunities. I am convinced after reading the positing for <position here>, that I am the ideal candidate for the job.
During my career, I have gained considerable training and mentoring, program development and relationship building experience. I have a track record of improving business processes, leading employee development initiatives and driving productivity and profit goals. My unique combination of experiences has helped me become a business leader and I feel confident that adding me to your team would be beneficial to us both.
I have been instrumental in getting innovative and cutting edge community programs off the ground, and have significant experience in successfully managing government supported housing programs.
The accompanying resume can give you an overview of my potential for making a worthwhile contribution to <firm or company name>. You will see that I have a consistent track record of success, and my ability to motivate and mentor others is equal to my ability to cultivate valuable business relationships.
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