Senior Project Manager
I am a Senior Project Manager in Colliers Indianapolis Project Management Services division.
I am a seasoned and multi-faceted professional with extensive experience in construction, development, and facilities management. I place a predominate emphasis on quality construction and close attention to owner/tenant fit-out details. Energy conservation is a high priority and I apply my experience to help influence building design techniques, state-of-the-art equipment, and automated controls to maximize building operational efficiencies and comfort. Maintaining superior levels of cleanliness and functionality for both customer accounts and building tenants/employees is yet another important emphasis.
Prior to joining Colliers, I directed construction efforts for multi-market companies. At JDH Contracting – a specialized construction service provider of wireless, fiber optics, and utilities projects – I managed many multi-market key accounts. At Premier Properties USA – a national retail real estate development company – I was responsible for all phases of development and construction playing a key role in completing these projects on time and in budget.
I have also directed the design, construction, and facilities management of the 56-store portfolio for national retailer, Galyan’s Sports & Outdoor (since purchased by Dick’s Sporting Goods). I was responsible for facilities oversight on all company properties and plant, setting high standards for maintenance and cleanliness, plus innovative methods for energy and water conservation and waste materials recycling.
By virtue of being an owner of my own general commercial building contracting enterprise, I deliver an exceptional experience and understanding of contractor business issues and operations.
B.S. - Science
Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
Senior Vice President of Project Management
Hitesh Patel leads Colliers Indianapolis Project Management Services division. He is a 16-year veteran within the construction arena. During his career, he has been responsible for estimating, setting project budgets and contract administration for several projects for lease and construction negotiations. He manages client relationships effectively to ensure all parties are clear on status to ensure projects are delivered on time. Hitesh also leads in contract bidding and negotiations with owners and sub-contractors to ensure best market pricing is obtained. He monitors compliance to local safety codes and construction means and methods including significant interaction with city inspectors and code officials to keep projects on track. Hitesh successfully develops strategic alliances with key community stakeholders to assist in business development activities and expansion to new markets.
Prior to joining Colliers, Hitesh worked at Charles C. Brandt Construction as Project Manager. There, he provided a cohesive end-to-end service through leadership and project management services on multi-million dollars projects locally and nationwide. Past assignments include: multi-floor commercial building construction and remodeling, historical preservation and luxury boutique hotel renovations including a $17 million dollar hotel renovation in South Beach, Miami.
Hitesh is an active member of Rotary International-Downtown Indianapolis Club. He has served on the Board of Directors as well as the Rotaract Club and the Retention Committee.
Real Estate Project Manager
As Project Manager, Sean is an integral team member of Colliers Project Management division, working on construction and tenant improvement projects. Sean’s oversight spans the full project process, including: initial project scope, strategy and budgeting; design and engineering concepts; contractor bidding, materials and vendor procurement management; construction direction and quality control; ongoing progress reporting and work order-budget adjustments; FF&E and Technology coordination; move management plus project decommissioning; and formal project close-out.
Sean has an impressive, diverse career where each role bands together toward an excellent approach for project management and client satisfaction. Before joining Colliers, he served in progressive management positions in the restaurant industry with the successful Sahm’s Restaurant Group. Prior to that, Sean was a Financial Analyst and Senior Consultant with Baker Tilly (formerly, H.J. Umbaugh & Associates).
Sean enjoys spending time with family, friends and his golden retriever, Charlie. He likes trying new restaurants and breweries, playing golf, traveling and reading. He is a huge sports fan and loves to watch and attend IU, Pacers and Colts games, and much of each fall season revolves around his fantasy football teams.
As Project Specialist, Jena is an integral team member of Colliers Project Management division, working on construction and tenant improvement projects. She is actively involved in monitoring and coordinating a full range of activities including: budgets and timelines, purchase order and invoicing activities, vendor communications and deadlines, and post-project recaps.
Jena has an impressive career within the real estate industry. Prior to joining Colliers, she managed a team of professionals providing essential services to new homeowners for a successful home builder in the Indianapolis area. Prior to her real estate ventures, Jena was in a key administrative role at a local outpatient surgery center, supporting the implementation and ongoing oversight of its newly launched EMR (electronic medical record) charting program.
Jena enjoys long distance running and loves to explore Indianapolis with her young son.