Construction Project Manager
Irv H. Lipschutz
2704 Cool Lilac Avenue
Henderson, Nevada 89052
An accomplished and performance-driven project management professional with a diverse background in all aspects of construction including budget development, design, contractor selection, field coordination, and management in small business, large corporation, and consulting roles. Employs proven analysis and creativity rapidly resolving unexpected challenges in complex, multimillion-dollar efforts. Demonstrated ability to align resources and bring together effective cross-functional teams to meet cost and schedule targets.
Millennium Hotels & Resorts – Denver, CO
Senior Director Construction & Project Management, 2011-2015
Successfully completed multiple capital maintenance & renovation projects for owned assets across NA – total CIP in excess of $50M USD – improved ownership’s statutory compliance without compromising budget, schedules, or guest experience – project challenges included ADA compliance, asbestos and organic cleanup, and building code upgrades in addition to improving guest satisfaction scores and operational efficiency of the properties
Rockin’L Consulting LLC – Las Vegas, NV
Owner, 2010 – Present
Independent consultant providing construction management, project development, and logistics support to private & corporate clientele across US
Hilton WorldwidE - McLean, VA
Director of Project Management, 2006-2010
Implemented a standardized capital projects process @ multiple Hilton properties throughout central and southwest United States –achieved 5% savings-to-budget and 93% project completion rate vs. target of 90%. Managed redesign, value engineering efforts, and permitting for 48-story timeshare tower in Las Vegas, NV. Led design development effort for a fractional ownership project generating alternative scenarios w/ construction feasibility and costing analyses.
Tishman Construction Corporation of CA. - Los Angeles, CA
Project Manager, 2005-2006
Sought out and retained for $25M high-profile budget and schedule challenged Santa Barbara public works project. Orchestrated construction efforts of the contracting team to maintain an aggressive schedule and trim cost overrun. Actively managed 3rd party inspection & certification teams. Authored bi-weekly updates for local business community to mitigate concerns over schedule and business impacts. Facility opened on promised date w/in original approved budget.
Bergmeyer Manufacturing Company - Driggs, ID
Group Manager, 2002-2005
Established a specialty group w/in an existing $5MM/yr furniture manufacturing operation devoted to the design, fabrication, and marketing of custom-built cabinetry, millwork, & custom doors to local contractors and private homeowners in Jackson, Wyoming area – contracted sales exceeded $1M in 1st 15 mos. increasing company gross receipts by >13%. Concurrently provided construction management services for owner's secondary company (Sagebrush Development) including planning, estimating, bidding & contracting, & permitting for several mixed-use projects.
Rockin’L Consulting - Driggs, ID
Independent consultant providing construction development/management services to private clients. Projects included (2) affordable/attainable housing projects, (1) restaurant, (1) medical office, and (2) projects for Sagebrush Development Company (3 bldg mixed-use development and a 24-unit market/affordable housing development). Varied responsibilities included conceptual development & budgeting, permitting, design coordination, bidding/contracting, scheduling, and project test, turn-up, & closeout.
Tishman Construction Corporation of THE ROCKIES - Denver, CO
Project Manager, 1997-2001
Orchestrated all construction activities for multiple telecommunication clients in region - developed scope, budget, & schedule for all projects - directed site-specific design and engineering, issued bid documents and contracts, and scheduled all daily field activities around clients’ 24/7 operations (-0- service interruptions) – provided site feasibility analysis during acquisition processes for several clients - pursued opportunities to develop new clients for firm (landed $5MM contract for new client).
Merrill Lynch and Company Douglas County, CO. Site Manager, 1993-1997 - Supported acquisition and development team to secure site for new campus & market existing buildings. As corporate site manager, oversaw construction progress, scheduling, billings, and change orders for $75,000,000, 45-acre campus development project. Provided interface between CM and general contractors, corporate real estate in New Jersey, professional consultants, and local jurisdictional authorities. Actively managed 450,000 SF of tenant space planning & migration - established tenant-group teams to bring end-users actively into design process and minimized alienation
Merrill Lynch and Company Lakewood, CO. Building Manager 1991-1993 - Managed all facility operations, including budgeting, staffing, service contracts, capital improvements, and tenant-generated retrofit projects for 240,000-square-foot office complex w/ yearly operational budget of $5.0MM. Interfaced with ML Western Services Operations Group at all levels, engaged professional consultants, managed contractors, and interacted with local authorities regarding plan review, permitting, and inspections
Huber, Hunt, & Nichols Denver, CO. 1989-1991 Superintendent (3yrs) – Directed all daily construction activities, monitored schedule progress reporting to stakeholders and reviewed invoices & COR’s for accuracy.
RM Shoemaker Co. Philadelphia, PA. 1980-1989 Safety Officer (3yrs) - Implemented/managed safety programs for high- rise prison and bank projects including all company interfaces with OSHA. Field Superintendent (4 yrs) - Coordinated and directed all daily activities of tradesmen on high-rise apartment, garage, and hospital renovation work. Foreman (2yrs) - Led carpenter crew through construction of 4-story medical office bldg.
Morton Goren, P.E. P.C. Philadelphia, PA. 1976-1980 Mechanical and Electrical Draftsman - Prepared general design backgrounds, researched products, proofed design drawings for continuity, and prepared initial mechanical and lighting layouts.
Ewing, Cole, Erdman, Rizzio, Cherry & PARSKY Philadelphia, PA. 1974-1976 Architectural Model Builder - Part of a team that designed and built the presentation model of the Meadowlands Race Track complex
Catalytic Construction Corporation Philadelphia, PA. 1972-1974 Process Piping Model Designer - Constructed three-dimensional models of chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing plants
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, B.A. Cum Laude, Psychology
Master's Certificate #36/General, Class B, Jackson, Wyoming
Certified Construction Supervisor Certificate #1020135, Class B, Denver, Colorado
GBCA/OSHA Construction Safety Supervisors Certification
GBCA Construction Supervisors’ Accident Prevention Training Program
Facility Management Associate (FMA) Coursework, Building Owners and Managers Association
Graduate of Philadelphia District Council Carpenter’s Apprentice Training
U.S. Green Building Council, 2007- Present
Microsoft Windows 7, MS Office, MS Project, Adobe, Procore