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  VP Of Construction & Design Development
Howard J Mintz
Industry Type: Real Estate Developers- Managers
City & State: Andover,MA
Job Title: VP Of Construction & Design Development
Relocation Preferences: none
Objective: Find a Position that I can use my over 30 years of Construction and Real Estate development experiences and expertise.
HOWARD J. MINTZ 14 Starwood Crossing Mobile: 617-365-5225 Andover, MA 01810 Email: howardjmintz[AT] VICE PRESIDENT, CONSTRUCTION SENIOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER DIRECTOR, CONSTRUCTION A pragmatic, results-driven real estate development and construction manager with an outstanding record of completing major design, development and construction management projects, exceeding customer expectations, meeting schedule requirements while applying multiple strategies to minimize cost. Key strengths include: Cost Management Able to draw on experience to anticipate and identify cost challenges, accurately develop pricing and budgets, and utilize value engineering strategies to reduce cost while maintaining project aesthetics. Use the Professional Team of Consultants and Construction Manager to address cost effective alternatives to maintain Ownerships’ vision of the finished development. Development and Construction Management Broad and deep retail and construction experience, managing projects ranging over 500,000 sq. ft. with budgets up to $250M. Particular expertise in developing power centers, shopping centers and outlet malls. Complex Project Management/Oversight Extensive experience managing the construction process including consultants and general contractors, starting with a strategic plan through the final punch list. Able to accommodate very difficult objectives, align multiple parties, and complete projects on budget, on time, on spec, and within cost constraints. Work with tenants/end-users to ensure that their needs and/or requirements are met. Leadership and Management Experience building and aligning multiparty internal and external teams, taking the lead to manage multiple complex projects. Professional Profile Highly proactive, able to anticipate and minimize issues based on extensive experience. Balance strategic planning, moving schedules and opening requirements to provide a cost and time efficient project development. SIGNIFICANT ACCOMPLISHMENTS  Meeting Major Project Time Constraints Tackled and anchored tenant project with major time constraints. Led the way with the A/E team to work the drawing schedule to complete sufficient documents to expedite the construction process, allowing schedules to be shortened and maintained. Ensured the team worked together on the necessary time frame, and made changes allowing the process to move forward. The expansion was completed on time and on budget, as required, to allow the anchor tenant to open for the important Christmas season.  Overcoming Major Construction Hurdles Addressed multiple hurdles in the construction of the 465,000sqft Palm Beach Outlets. These included demolition delays due to negotiations with a remaining tenant, insufficient and less experienced personnel, weather, and municipality issues. Completed the project from scratch in less than ideal conditions in less than 1 year, meeting the owner’s grand opening time table.  Geotechnically challenged site - site was a rocky tract of land that had a radical slope of over 100 feet from one end to the other. Two large level areas had to be created for the Power Center anchors and the challenge was, with the vertical differential and geotechnical concerns of the rock and clay areas indigenous to the region it, to provide for the needed level pads. I led the civil, geotechnical and site contractor team to find the most economic methods to meet this Team worked to use out of the box methods to address slope and drainage issues as they came to light as the design process moved forward challenge to insure the site costs didn't derail the development. . As a result the project moved forward and was completed on time and within budget constraints and to great satisfaction of the Anchors, Lowe's & Target  Modify existing Lifestyle concept to Power Center” - : A local residential developer was attempting to create a lifestyle center (fancier Power center) in 2007 around the time of the great recession. Tenants were not ready to recommit to the market place and as such he was stuck with a mountain with $10 million in site work completed and a very unhappy bank. . The challenge was to convert the old lifestyle concept into a power center with a 135,000 sf Wegman's and 120,000sf BJ's Wholesale among the tenant mix While the original developer took a minority role in the development, during the re-design process he made several comments about how I was getting things done, specifically at one meeting he said that I had pushed the project along in one meeting farther then it had been pushed for the last 6 months. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE New England Development 2007 - 2015 Newton, MA Vice President of Design, Development, and Construction Managed construction development and redevelopment of retail power centers and outlet malls in multiple states, with budgets ranging from $50M-$250M. Hired and managed teams of consultants and construction managers to facilitate design, development, and ongoing construction and changes. Managed value engineering to reduce cost in the 5%-10% range, while maintaining project aesthetics. Packard Development, LLC Senior Project Manager 2001 - 2007 Newton, MA (Acquired by New England Development) Managed the construction process life cycle for multiple retail power center projects across numerous states. Monitored and controlled project schedules to meet leasing/tenant requirements. Prior experience includes Beaver Builders, Ltd. and Chain Construction Corporation. EDUCATION BS, Accounting Bentley College Waltham, MA OUTSIDE INTERESTS Former Member, International Council of Shopping Centers, enjoys golf and gardening.
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