Professional Resume

RITA J. LOUIE

Multi-faceted, experienced project manager with unique perspective on development and coordination. Extensive and diverse experience in commercial, office, retail and residential planning, construction & job-site coordination and base building/tenant interfacing.

Expertise:

Ability to navigate complex construction coordination ~ Preparing Bid Documents and analyzing projects for cost effectiveness ~ Proactively managing site development with multiple parties ~ Timely coordination and information distribution ~ Writing, analyzing and implementing contracts & specifications ~ Trouble shooting jobsite and documentation issues ~ Supervising contractors and site personnel ~ Completing projects efficiently and expeditiously, with special attention to quality standards

EXPERIENCE

RJL Development, Inc. – New York – Project Manager (Contractual) 1998 – Present

Extensive Portfolio of completed retail, single/ multi-family residential and renovation projects throughout the New York & New Jersey metropolitan area in a variety of disciplines.  Project budgets range from $100,000 to $30 Million

o Plan, schedule & coordinate all phases of high end construction jobs from conception through closing, including negotiating construction clauses in retail leases, design-build of retail spaces and ground up residential projects

o Work with all stakeholders, including architects, owners, buyers, landlords, tenants, inspectors, unions and municipalities, to ensure seamless project execution. Successfully and consistently bring jobs in on time and within budget.

The Children’s Place – West Caldwell, N.J. – Retail Project Manager 1997 – 1998
Project Manager for new prototype rollout. Successfully managed the building of over 30 stores in one year throughout the eastern region of the United States. All stores were opened seamlessly, on time and within budget. Budgets ranged from $300,000 – $2 Million

Corporate Property Investors, New York City – Retail Tenant Coordinator 1992 – 1997

Authored dozens of Tenant Design Manuals and Tenant Improvement lease clauses.  Managed lease improvement coordination and base building/tenant construction coordination for hundreds of stores in shopping malls and strip centers throughout the United States. Also coordinated tenant’s construction during expansions & renovations of dozens of shopping malls, including active malls, keeping stores opened and operating during renovations without compromising safety or mall operations during business hours.

Shopco Development – New York City – Retail Tenant Coordinator 1984 – 1987
New mall & renovation work. Tenant construction coordinator for dozens of shopping centers. Successfully oversaw the base building/tenant coordination of 200-300 stores, simultaneously, in conjunction with new mall construction and hundreds of others during mall renovations & expansions, re-leases and new fit-ups in existing malls around the country.

Olympia & York Development – New York City – Assistant Project Manager 1981 – 1984

Lease Analysis, Base building/Tenant construction coordination – Commercial Spaces (World Financial Center & other high rise commercial projects throughout NYC)

EDUCATION

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NYU Masters Program, Urban Planning – 1986-1987

Queens College, CUNY – B.A. Urban Studies – 1982

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA (Study Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy)  Urban Landscape Architecture, Art History – 1979

N.Y. INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Architecture – 1976-1978

Community Service, Certifications and Awards

Architectural Digest Magazine 2007 Design Competition, 2nd Runner Up: NYC

Land Use Leadership Alliance Training Program Graduate, 2007

Village of Pomona  Deputy Mayor/Trustee, April 2007 – Present

Rockland County Municipal Planning Federation Board Member & 2nd Vice President 2004 – 2011

Planning Board Village of Pomona  Board Member, November 2002 – February 2006

Certified in Planning and Zoning by the Rockland County Municipal Planning Federation

Member, Rockland Farm Alliance/ Cropsey Community farm Member, Rockland Water Coalition
Founder/Director, Pomona Music Festival
Founding Member of “My Haiti of Rockland…for the children”

Other Experience:

PTA President, Co-President ERMB Parent’s Association, Board Member of Condominium Association, Paralegal, Landlord