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Resume for Ben D. for Executive Manager / Real Estate & Property Management in Scottsdale, Arizona

Occupation: Executive Manager Industry: Real Estate & Property Management
Country: United States City: Scottsdale
State: Arizona ZIP: 85254

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Energetic and effective Land Acquisition / Development leader with extensive experience managing multiple large, technical projects.  High degree of initiative; ability to quickly and accurately assess situations, and proactively drive results.  Excellent leadership, communication and negotiation skills; ability to build effective relationships with frontline employees, senior leaders and elected officials.  Engineer / MBA, with strong business acumen, excellent analytical ability and indepth understanding of acquisition / civil engineering / development / construction processes.  Pride myself on maintaining high level of integrity in all business decisions and relationships. 


February to November   Pulte Homes/Del Webb    Phoenix, AZ

Director of Land Development, and Attorneyinfact.

Led the acquisition, planning, entitlement, development and delivery of communities for large National Homebuilder’s operations in Phoenix East Valley market delivered approximately , lots per year. Worked with Operating Team colleagues to develop and execute against the business plan. Responsible for aggregate budget current and future projects of approximately $ million spending up to $m/year.

  • Led due diligence review of prospective land acquisitions and developed financial models.
  • Negotiated Purchase and Sale agreements, and Joint Development / Joint Venture agreements.
  • Simultaneously managed large mixeduse singlefamily, multifamily and commercial Master Planned projects in Phoenix East Valley market, in addition to other smaller projects.
  • Increased value of land/asset and minimized development costs through management of zoning/rezoning, development master plans, ordinance text amendments, Certificate of Convenience and Necessity expansions, etc.
  • Developed and implemented budget / cash flow system, increasing accuracy of projections to consistently within % of forecast:
  • In , managed Division Land spending to within .% of forecast, with $ million spent in the same period. 
  • Recognized nationally for success and asked to lead a team to develop and implement an enterprise solution across all US operations for delivery in .
  • Developed and implemented lot tracking system and overall project schedule, increasing accuracy in forecast of community grand opening date, and delivery date of replacement parcels to %.
  • Successfully resolved contentious $m dispute with Utility Company, avoiding what was considered likely litigation and enhancing intercompany relationships in the process. 
  • Supervised team of up to personnel.  Mentored team members in Land development and other departments to develop team capabilities and prepare individuals for the next step in their career. 
  • Selected as a “Top Gun”, a prestigious leadership development program within the organization.
  • Created Southwest Area’s mentoring program.
  • Implemented interdisciplinary training programs, enhancing interdepartmental understanding and increasing operational effectiveness of overall team.
  • Defined process improvement opportunities and led teams to implement solutions.

    August to February   MCO Properties    Fountain Hills, AZ

    Department ManagerDevelopment / Project Manager / Project Engineer

    Led MCO development operations in Fountain Hills, AZ; In /, approximately acres of commercial, and , acres of custom lot residential development under construction and in design.  Responsible for aggregate budget current and future projects of approximately $ million.

  • Executed Custom Lot Subdivisions Firerock, Crestview, Stoneridge and Commercial Town Center Developments.  Developed/managed project budgets, schedules and proformas. 
  • Worked with Municipalities/agencies to gain necessary approvals including zoning from entitlement to acceptance of constructed infrastructure.  Optimized revenue by reducing development costs and enhanced communities by replanning development to take advantage of natural terrain.
  • Secured consultants, and managed day to day planning and construction activities through field superintendent and contracts administrator direct reports.

    June to July    Stanley Consultants   Phoenix, AZ

    Consultant Engineer / Project Manager

    Managed commercial and residential landdevelopment projects. Led project design teams and managed resources to deliver projects on schedule and within budget.

  • Provided cost effective operational solutions, worked with third party and governmental regulatory agencies, and worked with colleagues internally to resolve manpower, scheduling and technical conflicts.
  • Performed financial analysis of alternative solutions for clients and value engineered the final solution, saving $m in construction costs over years.
  • Developed and implemented operational systems software and practices to enhance productivity and improve quality VB enhanced spreadsheets, Quality Control checklists, step by step guides to design. 
  • Developed/designed/implemented companywide, intranet based knowledge system to share technical information, and provide resources for all levels of project management/design.  System substantially enhanced productivity and was subsequently expanded to incorporate new areas of SCI’s operations.

    August to Oct.     British Army Reserves   England

  • Royal Engineers.   Completed extensive leadership/practical training, gaining reputation for ingenuity, determination and commitment.


    Washington Elementary School District      Phoenix, AZ

  • Recipient of Prestigious “Lamp of Learning” Award , for work leading a regional Facility Planning Committee.  Coordinated review of school buildings, evaluating structural, mechanical and environmental conditions.  Identified necessary improvements and prioritized/budgeted projects over years.  Volunteer for School District since participation ongoing.
  • Member of District Energy Committee.  Committee oversaw implementation of program that saved District $, in the School Year.

    Desert Ridge Community Association      Phoenix, AZ  

  • Elected member of the Board.  Served as secretary of the Board and Chairman of the Design Review Committee.  Developed and implemented new design guidelines, and implemented new review process reducing staff review time by %.


    Graduated August  Keller Graduate School of Management   Scottsdale, AZ

  • Masters in Business Administration, emphasizing operations, business strategy and project management.
  • Graduated with Distinction – . GPA 

    Graduated June  Leeds Metropolitan University     Leeds, England

  • B.Sc. Civil Engineering, emphasizing structural engineering, geotechnical engineering and hydraulics.  Graduated with Honors

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