Senior Director, Project Management
I began my career in construction, where I spent 15 years managing construction of commercial and industrial buildings. After witnessing several projects begin with bad information, unrealistic timelines and cost expectations that didn’t meet the market, I moved into project management to ensure my clients had an industry expert as their advocate. Today, I head Colliers International's project management team in the Midwest.
My experience in design, construction and management of large portfolios of property helps ensure that the total real estate picture is considered in any transaction. My abilities range from strategic occupancy planning, to site analysis and selection, negotiation support, design, construction and move management. I have managed the selection, design and construction of more than 140 million square feet of real estate with total project values exceeding $2 billion. I have managed numerous types of projects including corporate headquarters, public buildings, redevelopment and repositioning of facilities, mission critical facilities, warehouse and industrial development, retail, multi-family, medical office and commercial interiors.
I work with senior management to understand their business goals and translate those into facility decisions that are completed on time and on budget while meeting the highest quality standards. I am the one constant from the concept through to occupancy and beyond.
Prior to joining Colliers, I founded and built the project management business unit at CB Richard Ellis and Equis. I am one of the pioneers of client oriented project management and help each client ensure they have an expert on their side during any facility project.
With a bachelor's degree in architecture, I have additional training through the Project Management Institute, Corenet Global and The United States Green Building Council.
- BA, Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Project Management Institute
- CoreNet Global
- United States Green Building Council
- Swiss Re
- Narrative Science
- Elkay Manufacturing
- Fresenius Medical Care
- U.S. Cellular
- SAP Fieldglass
- The Northern Trust Company
- Nuveen Investments
- Day International
- National Express
- The British School of Chicago
- Harbor Capital Funds
- Marshall Gerstein & Borun
- Humana Healthcare
- ABC Capital Cities
- Chicago Housing Authority
- Peoples Gas
- Light and Coke
- Dow Chemical Company
- General Services Administration
- Watson Wyatt Worldwide
- Bank One
- Charter One Bank
- Fleet Bank
- United Artists Theatre Circuit, Inc.
- Wang Laboratories
- Washington Mutual
- Cardinal Health
- NCR Corporation
- The Walt Disney Company
- RR Donnelley & Sons Company
- AmSouth Bank
- Advocate Health Care
- Deloitte & Touche
Associate Project Manager
Chicago - Downtown
In my role as associate project manager role, I support Midwest construction project management services led by Don Jenkins. As a Project Manager I work with Colliers’ clients to help them create and occupy a new space that will support their business strategy and then help manage the complexities behind it.
Prior to joining Colliers I have enjoyed a career with over 16 years of experience with previous roles in commercial real estate development and construction management in the Chicago and St. Louis markets. My background includes successfully delivery of project management, planning, reporting, scheduling and public engagement for new construction, reinvestment, retail development and interior projects. It is this diverse combination of retail and commercial interiors that enables me to understand the requirements of customer-focused spaces and apply knowledge gained from all disciplines.
Senior Director, Project Management
Chicago - Rosemont
With extensive experience in commercial building maintenance, operations leadership and technical building system improvements, I serve as the vice president of capital projects in Colliers International | Chicago’s Project Management group. My background and understanding of the physical and financial management aspects of office and industrial properties supports construction, redevelopment, acquisition and disposition activities. I have supervised HVAC central plant replacements, controls retrofits, roof tear-offs, generator installations, fire panel replacements, elevator modernizations, security systems development, core and shell construction and tenant interior work.
I have enjoyed a 19-year career that, in addition to Colliers International, has included companies such as Lincoln Property Company, Holiday Inn, Corporetum Development, Prentiss Properties and Brandywine Realty Trust. During my career I have supervised assignments including property management, asset acquisition and disposition, core and shell construction, redevelopment of existing structures, mechanical systems and tenant interiors.
At Prentiss Properties, I served as the director of operations for the Midwest region and was responsible for the development and implementation of annual operating expense budgets, business plans, capital planning, project due diligence and construction management.
At Prentiss, I grew the engineering team from four personnel to 40 in a two-year period. From 1999-2004, my engineering team received five consecutive national CEL customer satisfaction awards. My team and I generated $1.5 million in cost savings by instituting programs that included labor reduction, energy management, mechanical equipment renovations, lighting retrofits and contract administration.
Senior Project Manager
Chicago - Rosemont
With a proven background and understanding of the physical and financial management aspects of office and industrial properties, I support construction and redevelopment in Colliers International’s Project Management Group. I have experience in commercial building maintenance and building system improvements and have supervised numerous tenant interior projects and budgeted capital expenses.
In my 10-year career, I have worked for companies such as Draper and Kramer and Century 21 Pro-Team supervising assignments ranging from property management and selling and leasing to tenant interiors.
At Colliers International, I started as an assistant property manager and was integral in developing and implementing operating expense budgets, client and tenant relations, and building capital projects. I also play a key role in budgets for numerous projects for clients ranging from lighting retrofits to Tenant Improvements.
My specific project experience includes:
- Tallgrass Corporate Center in Bolingbrook, a project involving the conversion of a 548,000-square-foot building from single tenant to a multi-tenant Class A office building. Renovations included the installation of a fire panel, new elevators and controls, new tenant spaces, and common area amenities.
- Served as owner’s representative for three retail tenant improvement assignments at 730 N. Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Valued at more than $6 million, these projects for Victoria’s Secret, Anthropologie and Nordstrom Rack totaled more than 81,000 square feet.
- $2 million, 120,000-square-foot tenant improvement project for Comcast in Romeoville
- DS Containers’ 80,000-square-foot project in Batavia, valued at $500,000
- $2 million demolition and subsequent improvement of the 320,000-square-foot McKesson facility in Carol Stream