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Joe Vartanian

Senior Project Manager

Industry Start: 2002

Focus Start: 2015

As Senior Project Manager

Joe led Focus’ first foray into value-add residential, renovating 410 rental units while the buildings were occupied by tenants. The project also included ground-up construction of a new amenity pavilion featuring a pool, sundeck, leasing office and resident lounge. Joe successfully sourced new subcontractors and vendors experienced with the challenges of rehabilitation and a complicated schedule catering to tenants and building operations.

  • Oversee complex, multiple projects ($50MM+) and large project teams from concept through final acceptance and warranty period.
  • Develop client proposals, project estimates, contract administration, scheduling and costing.
  • Direct project quality control and safety protocols.
  • Manage project profit and loss.
  • Guide multiple direct reports, projects, and project teams concurrently.

Industry Expertise

  • Senior housing, commercial, high-end residential, tenant buildouts, renovation
  • Unique understanding of ownership perspective
  • Value-add during occupancy
  • Multiple markets include Illinois and Indiana

Prior Experience

  • Jeffjack Apartments, construction manager/owner’s rep
  • Urban Innovations, project manager/construction manager
  • Orren Pickell Builders, project estimator
  • Morningside Group, assistant project manager
  • Thomas Roszak Architecture, owner’s rep/construction manager

Education + Certifications

  • BS in applied science engineering with a cognate in business management, Michigan State University
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