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Minneapolis, MN 55447 (612) 889-5829

Risk & Portfolio Management / Acquisitions & Divestitures / Competitive Analysis / Budgets Contracts & Negotiation / Financial & Performance Assessment / Multi-Site / Growth Strategies
Boosting revenues and profitability, I executed multiple contracts, identifying market opportunities, conducting due diligence, selecting appropriate investment options, and carrying negotiations to completion. I interfaced with regulatory agencies, vendors, and inter-departmental managers ensuring that new markets were developed.         Managing $100M Division with twenty-two associates Buying, selling $600M in assets Developing over 200 projects on 7,000+ acres Evaluating investment viability for companies, individuals, and equity firms Reducing costs by providing alternative approaches to project execution Managing purchase and preparation of land for commercial development Identifying engineering and design solutions, securing regulatory approval Improving performance through operational change strategies

My education includes an MBA from the University of St. Thomas and a BA in Finance from Metro State University. I hold a Real Estate Broker's License in Minnesota. I am a frequent speaker and participate in local mentoring programs.

Boosted asset values, increasing profitability. Lennar’s land division offered preferred pricing to building divisions of company which led to lowered profitability. Conducted market evaluation, invited internal buyers to visit properties, and substantially raised pricing. Increased profits 11% to $10M while growing revenues 25% to $100M. Increased net profit on investment. Client of Midwest Development purchased 15 portfolios with multiple properties and some assets were questionable investments. Conducted evaluation of investment, identifying solutions to sell properties, negotiating a deal with adjacent land owner/City. Sold assets, realizing a gain of $200K. Gained key government approval, ensuring project go-ahead. Played key role in proposal development of 200 unit luxury residential building project with the City Council at Lennar. Analysis revealed need for additional 30 units for profitable outcome. Developed strategy to demonstrate value-add of thirty units, gaining expedited Council approval of project with additional units, adding $4.5M to project value. Achieved critical time line. Following Lungren acquisition by Lennar, five home building divisions were created, lowering efficiency and slowing production. Integrated planning and execution across divisions to identify upcoming actions, pending deadlines, and coordination of resources. Met deadlines on multiple properties. Increased sale value. Lennar engineer drew building plans placing road and sewer main through an established group of trees. Cutting the trees would result in lower land and home values. Worked with engineer to identify another solution, selling lots for an additional $10k per lot and increasing profits by $300K.

Vice President, Business Management, Midwest Development Advisors, 2008 to Present. Provide consulting on business development and systems, internet marketing and project planning. Also deliver full spectrum services in real estate including land development, asset management, construction, permitting, and governmental affairs. EVP / Division President, US Home/Lennar, a $14B residential builder, 1994 to 2007. Managed land operations for MN’s largest land development company, including market research, acquisition and development, homeowner association management, and permitting. Led team of 22 and $100M budgets, completing over 200 projects. Consultant, First Industrial REIT, 1993 to 1994. Evaluated 100+ properties, delivering asset analysis and full due diligence on land, company and leases for a $1.5B publically traded industrial REIT. Made buy/sell recommendations for portfolio. Assessed construction quality, credit worthiness, and viability of each investment. Earlier: Director, Real Estate, Opus Corporation. Additional: Serve as Vice Chair of Plymouth Planning Commission and sat on the Sensible Land Use Coalition Board. My pastimes include competitive swimming, snow-boarding, gardening, and volunteer activities.