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Equipped with 20+ years of executive experience in real estate development, design, new construction, and renovation, I am confident you will find me well prepared to contribute to your business as a senior-level operations/project manager. My qualifications include a master's degree in city planning, general contractor and real estate salesperson licenses, and a diverse background that spans residential subdivisions, retail, office, mixed use, hospitality, and gaming. Throughout my career, I have excelled in providing onsite project management as an owner representative. Notably, I built a track record of ensuring quality project development to facilitate on-schedule, within-budget completion/delivery in conformance with plans and specifications

 

THOMAS D. WOODSON
841 Balboa Avenue  Coronado, CA. 92118  619-437-8939 primary  702-379-4934 cellular  tdwhwcc@aol.com Page 1 of 3
Qualifications for Senior-Level Operations/Project Management in Real Estate Development
Offers 20+ years of executive experience in real estate development, design, new construction, and renovation. Diverse background spans residential subdivisions, retail, office, mixed use, hospitality, and gaming. Excels in providing onsite project management as an owner representative. Possesses a track record of ensuring quality project development to facilitate on-schedule, within-budget completion/delivery in conformance with plans and specifications. Areas of expertise include:
Project Management • Site Analysis • Budgeting • Scheduling • Zoning/Building Codes • Value Engineering
Due Diligence • Consultant Selection (Architectural/Engineering) • General Contractor Selection • Writing
Proposal Preparation • Contract Negotiation • Expense Control • Client Relations • Customer Service
HIGHLIGHTS
• Successfully completed owner representative tasks for hospitality projects encompassing 3,350 hotel rooms with five hotel flag companies.
• Directed all pre-construction activities for a $1-billion casino hotel resort project in Las Vegas as well as a $500-million casino hotel resort project in Reno for Olympia Gaming LLC. Oversaw plan preparation for a Marriott Courtyard to be constructed at the owner's existing casino.
• Provided team leadership, management, and construction review for a $240-million 276 room hotel casino resort under contract with the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico for Rider Hunt Levett & Bailey Ltd.;
- Coordinated owner occupancy five months ahead of schedule through strict control of the project schedule and coordination with the general contractor.
- Saved the owner approximately $20 million in contract cost by issuing various project directives to the general contractor, which resulted in changes in the scope of work and value engineering decisions.
- Managed a $2.5-million signage program, including soliciting bids and coordinating signage installation.
- Directed a separate project to develop a sanitary sewer system to serve the primary project.
• Managed construction activities for a $100-million casino facility replacement and renovation project for Hollywood Casino Corp.
- Worked with casino operations staff to develop a construction phasing plan that minimized disruption to ongoing operations, with only 1/2 day of casino operations impacted over the two-year project.
- Delivered an interim barge facility early, enabling the casino replacement project to begin ahead of schedule.
- Generated project savings via value engineering items and an accelerated construction schedule, which freed funding for the additional construction of new facilities at the casino.
- Oversaw the design and construction of the renovation of an existing facility adjacent to the casino.
• Expanded Intervest Companies' hotel portfolio by 125% through the development and opening of six new 135 room properties. Opened three hotels within 180 days; completed all but one hotel project within or below budget.
• Spearheaded the concurrent construction of three 150 room Embassy Suite hotels while leading a team of design consultants in preparing construction documents for multiple Embassy Suite hotel projects to be constructed in various US locations for Remington Hotel Corp. Managed the renovation of several hotels in the corporation's portfolio, including re-flagging two full-service hotels.
• Directed the completion of a 405-room Hyatt Regency Hotel, office, and retail mixed use project for Betawest Properties Inc.
• Designed and constructed a 42-lot private residential subdivision and co-developed a 40,000 square foot specialty retail center.
CAREER TRACK
Vice President of Construction, OLYMPIA GAMING LLC, Las Vegas NV .........................................................................2006 to 2009
Supervised project consultants and vendors in delivering construction documents. Developed budgets, including both hard and soft costs, for multimillion-dollar projects; received project lender approval of the total project budget. Solicited design consultant proposals and contracts for inclusion in the project design team. Negotiated owner consultant contracts and agreements. Critiqued project plans and recommended plan modifications to the owner. Completed the management of the project design process to submit the package for plan review and building permit issuance.
THOMAS D. WOODSON
619-437-8939 primary  702-379-4934 cellular  tdwhwcc@aol.com Page 2 of 3
CAREER TRACK, CONTINUED
General Manager (Contractor), JR KNOWLES USA, Encinitas, CA..................................................................................2005 to 2006
Served as a consultant/project lead to manage pre-development activities for a Native American gaming facility, including completing construction documents, soliciting general contractor proposals, and selecting/drafting project contracts. Worked with tribal executives to place an onsite construction management team upon initiation of construction activities.
Development Manager, RIDER HUNT LEVETT & BAILEY LTD., Las Vegas NV ....................................................................2003 to 2005
Acted as development manager and onsite owner representative for a $240-million casino hotel resort under contract with the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico. Functioned as a liaison between senior hotel/casino operations executives and the general contractor for hotel/casino construction activities on the tribal reservation. Directed the purchase and installation of FF&E ($30 million), food/beverage equipment, surveillance/IT systems, and gaming devices. Reviewed budgets and expenditures. Coordinated modifications to building design to meet operational requirements. Ensured compliance with tribal imposed building codes and regulations. Developed training on construction completion review and project acceptance for the owner group.
Director of Design and Construction, HOLLYWOOD CASINO CORP., Dallas, TX .............................................................2000 to 2003
Served as owner's onsite representative to manage construction activities for a $100-million casino facility replacement and renovation project. Developed renovation construction documents. Responded to contractor RFIs. Selected a general contractor, purchasing agent, and FF&E installer. Prepared and administered the budget, analyzed cost to budget financials, prepared contracts, and acted as a liaison between the project's general contractor and casino operations executives. Directed planning, design, and general contractors on multiple construction, renovation, and expansion projects. Coordinated construction activities with casino hotel operational staff. Conducted daily construction progress inspections as well as quality inspections. Assisted in installing memorabilia.
Director of Development, INTERVEST COMPANIES, Dallas, TX.........................................................................................1997 to 2000
Performed as owner representative for the company's new hotel construction program. Oversaw development activities for a multi-location, all-suite, extended-stay hotel portfolio. Prepared development budgets and conducted due diligence on prospective sites. Supervised the creation and review of project site plans and design/construction documents. Negotiated hotel construction contracts. Monitored schedules. Reviewed site construction activities to ensure adherence to project plans. Responded to inquiries from general contractors. Oversaw the development of modified versions of hotel prototype plans to comply with zoning and building code requirements. Coordinated the installation of hotel FF&E.
Senior Vice President of Architecture and Construction, REMINGTON HOTEL CORP., Dallas, TX................................1995 to 1997
Directed the construction of 3 hotels while overseeing the preparation of construction documents for 17 additional hotel projects. Prepared development budgets, managed pre-construction design services, compiled construction estimates, and guided project consultant teams in identifying sites, preparing site plans, reviewing development ordinances and zoning requirements, bidding projects, negotiating with general contractors, and executing construction efforts. Generated bid packages for hotel systems and FF&E. Served as owner's representative during construction, conducting onsite construction progress reviews, approving general contractor pay applications, and reviewing change orders.
President and General Partner, THOMAS D.WOODSON INC., Albuquerque, NM ..............................................................1990 to 1995
Designed a private subdivision, selected project consultants and subcontractors, administered the city review and approval process, and served as general contractor for subdivision development, including overseeing day-to-day construction activities. Co-owned and developed a retail center; selected the architectural and engineering design team; developed project budgets, proforma, and initial marketing plan; and served as onsite owner's representative.
Project Director, BETAWEST PROPERTIES INC., Albuquerque, NM..................................................................................... Prior to 1990
Managed a team of design consultants in completing construction documents for a hotel, office, and retail mixed use project. Prepared project budgets and supervised the owner's onsite construction personnel.
Previously employed as a Project Manager with Suburban American Co. of Dallas, TX, overseeing core and shell construction of office building and retail tenant improvements.
THOMAS D. WOODSON
619-437-8939 primary  702-379-4934 cellular  tdwhwcc@aol.com Page 3 of 3
CREDENTIALS
Master of Arts in City Planning, University of Virginia, School of Architecture
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, College of William and Mary
General Contractors License, Classification: GB 98-General, License #051305 (inactive), State of New Mexico
Real Estate Salesperson License, State of Texas

 

 

 

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