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 build-outs, renovation
  • Unique understanding of ownership perspective
  • Value-add during occupancy
  • Multiple markets include Illinois and Indiana

Prior Experience

  • Jeffjack Apartments, Construction Manager/Owner’s Representative
  • Urban Innovations, Project Manager/Construction Manager
  • Orren Pickell Builders, Project Estimator
  • Morningside Group, Assistant Project manager
  • Thomas Roszak Architecture, Owner’s Representative/Construction Manager

Education + Certifications

  • BS in Applied Science Engineering with a concentration in business management, Michigan State University
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