Ron Lorch

Ron Lorch

CDP, CRX, Licensed Architect, NAIOP

Vice President of Project Management

License # Iowa #251

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About

Professional Summary

As a vice president of Project Management for Colliers International, I have responsibility for all architectural and construction project management services in the Greater Phoenix region. I provide comprehensive project management across a variety of property types, including retail, office, industrial, mixed-use, hotel and residential. Projects encompass new construction, redevelopment, renovations, retrofits and leasehold improvements..

Serving as a single point of accountability and leadership on each project, I seamlessly integrate my services with my clients’ in-house experts and resources. Taking clients’ present and future needs into account, I present multiple options to serve their financial interests.

During the planning, design, construction and occupancy stages of each project, I provide strategic guidance and hands-on management. Through proactive risk management, I anticipate problems before they become obstacles. Managing projects to optimize capital funds and to control time, cost and quality, I ensure projects are executed to the highest standards. My priorities are to get it done right, on time and on budget.

Services include site and facility planning, design expertise, drawing/specification review, budgeting, cost control, bid review, contract negotiation and administration, scheduling, vendor coordination, permitting, and performance monitoring.

I bring over 35 years of experience as a design, development and construction professional. Prior to joining Colliers, I was Assistant Vice President of Design and Planning for Macerich (formerly Westcor), for 13 years. In that role, I provided comprehensive architectural, design, master planning, and project management for a range of new, redevelopment and renovation projects from initial feasibility and concept through construction completion. I had direct oversight and leadership of the Phoenix design staff for over 50 of the 180 active development projects.

Prior to Westcor I served as Manager of Construction & Site Planning for The May Department Stores Co., for 18 years. I managed all aspects of department store site planning, desgn, construction and overall project management to insure that each project was on schedule and within budget, from project inception through completion for all new stores, expansions, remodels and acquisitions.

Accomplishments

  • Directed architectural design teams and planning of four ground-up regional malls (4.8 MSF) and, two mixed-use ground-up developments (1.75 MSF)
  • Construction and project management for six mall expansion/remodel projects (5.25 MSF), nine new ground-up department stores, 12 expansions, and 16 remodels
  • Total overall construction cost of $4.25billion
  • This included Tysons Corner Center, a $615M mixed-use ground up development project that opened in 2015 near Washington DC and consisted of a 22 story Class ‘A’ Office Tower, 30 story Residential Tower, 17 story Hyatt Regency Hotel, all connected to the existing 2.1Msf Regional Mall through an elevated 55,000sf outdoor plaza 33’ above grade. This is the largest and most complicated project developed by Macerich to date.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University
  • I.T.E. Traffic Engineering Academy, Northwestern University
  • University of Shopping Centers, The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania

Memberships & Involvements

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • City of Phoenix Architectural Review and P/Z Board Member
  • ICSC CenterBuild National Program and Planning Committee Board Member
  • ICSC Certified Design and Construction Professional (CDP)
  • ICSC Certified Retail Executive (CRX)
  • Adult Boy Scout Leader, Committee Chair and Eagle Scout Mentor

Services

Skills
Construction Control, Building and Construction Services
Service Lines
Project Management
Property Types
Hotel, Industrial, Office, Multifamily-Apartment, Retail, Healthcare-Medical
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