Seeking a position as a Director of Construction or as a Construction Project Manager, Facilities Director with either a developer, Owner's rep firm or end user.
GEORGE TSUNIS REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT, Hauppauge, NJ 3/2010 – present
Director of Construction and Facilities
Provided continuous leadership and guidance to a facilities team in the development of commercial real estate and projects throughout the metropolitan New York market.
Efficiently handled tenant build outs, site permitting, project budget development, and authorization of vendor payments for client related development projects and property maintenance issues.
Assisted in the development of projects in the restaurant, hospitality, and retail sectors for public and private sector clients.
Contributed to the creation of approximately 35 retail tenant spaces per year, assisting clients in the development of retail projects from permits through final walk through.
Ground up and full gut renovation projects from inception through turn over
MCDONALD’S CORPORATION, Roseland, NJ 2007 - 2010
Area Real Estate Manager
Strategically handled yearly restaurant targeted growth plan, along with the project build-out costs in collaboration with the construction team. Oversaw entire real estate phase of development in Manhattan, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties.
Researched and developed decision logic reports for the funding of restaurant relocations and remodeling
Compiled and analyzed demographic data and presented findings to management team.
Continuously exceeded set goals, as well as obtaining funds for the remodel or relocation of 27 restaurants.
THE HOME DEPOT CORPORATION, S. Plainfield, NJ 2006 - 2007
Oversaw all phases of store construction units, sized 110 - 130,000 sq. ft. from foundation through opening. Hired and directed consultants, including architects, attorneys, mechanical, civil, and environmental engineers.
Performed regular site inspections and facilitated weekly site progress meetings with all contractors.
Managed and controlled $10 - $28M projects, maintaining authorization for all vendor payments.
Completed construction of three Home Depot stores from the ground up with a total build out cost of $37M.
DUNKIN BRANDS, INC., Canton, MA 2003 - 2006
Oversaw the construction of Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins locations for Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties.
Administered the entire development phase, including permits, equipment, site inspections, and budgets.
Directed the opening of more than 36 unit franchise and company built rooftops annually.
Recognized with commendations and bonuses for rendering exemplary service.
ALL AMERICAN MORTGAGE BANKERS, Uniondale, NY 1996 - 2003
Director of Development
Managed and established program to expand the company and develop satellite offices across 16 states. Successfully negotiated leases with landlords for prime locations that would drive new business.
Employed highly qualified architects, engineers, and contractors to ensure operational construction for both retail locations and office branches of the Mortgage bank.
Monitored and ensured timely repair and maintenance of facilities where and when warranted.
HOSPITALITY PARTNERS ASSOCIATES, Long Beach, NY 1988 - 1996
Assisted Burger King, Discovery Zone, and Fun Zone franchisees with all phases of project development across Northeast from Washington D.C. to Michigan and Maine. Employed three project management associates.
Performed real estate site analysis, lease negotiations, conceptualization, permits, bidding, and construction oversight through turnover.
Handled all equipment ordering and executed warranty follow up as needed.
Education & Certifications
MBA Program Coursework, Long Island University, Long Island, NY
Bachelor of Science, Geography, SUNY College, Cortland, NY