MEL P. PALMERI
4232 Woodbluff Drive Mesquite, TX 75150 972-226-2816
Accomplished property/facility manager with a proven track record of success in providing operations and financial leadership to a facility or a group of facilities, ensuring compliance with company policies, procedures, and standards and meeting expense and asset management goals. Adept at utilizing strategic planning, real estate/property engineering, and building inspection expertise to assess and recommend facility improvements, balance internal risk tolerance, and drive project completion. Works well with architects, project managers, and contractors as well as with internal leadership/staff. Core competencies include:
Resource Management Budget Preparation Expense Control Project Management Safety Office Design
Equipment Management Contract Negotiations Regulatory Compliance Communications Facility Maintenance
Infrastructure Grounding and Bonding
SPRINT LTD/ EMBARQ CORPORATION (Overland Park, KS)1987 to 2007
Established and implemented numerous building improvement projects to address and correct property issues, such as faulty foundations and black-mold contaminations; instituted a water-testing program and completed a generator improvement initiative for communication offices that required emergency power.
Working knowledge of Facilities, Construction, Finance and Operations.
Leveraged extensive professional acumen to implement cost-saving initiatives within the area cost center, meeting monthly expense budget.
Saved project costs by expanding the in-house crew and utilizing in-house labor for small projects.
Cut costs of water as well as septic tank removals by installing low-flow toilets and metered faucets; reduced overflow risks and damage to offices and equipment.
Implemented ADA Standards to aid residents within the campus; communicated needs for upgrades and improvements to the property owner.
Enhanced exterior security lighting by spearheading projects to correct illumination deficiencies at office sites.
Realized grounding faults in construction exterior lift, and executed a grounding procedure to protect the data site and tenants from danger of lightning strikes.
Wal-mart: 2009 TO Present -- Asset Management / Customer Service (current part-time position).
Skillful Improvements & Restoration, 05/ 2009 TO Present -- Contractor for fire & water damage, with the responsibility of taking digital photos, cataloging assets, creating label system for storage of un-damaged assets.
Babich & Associates, Miscellaneous Contract Work 01/ 2008 01/ 2009 Nexen Petroleum: Performed in the capacity of records librarian, with the assignment of reviewing and recording drilling/ completion files for well sites and sending to off-site storage. DCI Tech Services: Served as a third party assistant property manager/ project manager for Bank of Americas renovation of 330, 000 square feet of offices and suites - located in the INFORMARTUSA in Dallas, TX.
Continuation of resume:
Real Estate Manager Embarq, 2006 to 2007 -- Spin off of Sprint -- Oversaw 229,000 square feet of telephony equipment and land with an expense budget of $800K. Performed site/property inspections throughout Texas and recommended and implemented new office designs as well as security improvements to preserve corporate assets. Ensured compliance with facilities management policies and procedures. Supervised diesel generator, janitorial, landscaping, and pest control contracts. Built and maintained positive relationships with internal and external customers along with facilities staff.
Building and Operations Manager Sprint, 1999 to 2006: Provided oversight for 525,000 square feet of telephony equipment and real estate with an expense budget of $1.5M. Prepared financial reports for senior management. Assured the optimal performance/functionality of building systems, including HVAC, BAS, fire/life safety equipment, elevators, energy management and roofing. Conducted site/property inspections across the state; maintained insurance code (FM global standards) and service contract requirements. Coordinated with architects and project manages; enforced project schedules with contractors and vendors. Resolved and investigated all security-related issues; developed solutions and utilized an incident-reporting system. Oversaw the after-hour emergency calls of nine western states on a bi-monthly basis.
Lead Facility Coordinator Sprint, 1987 to 1999: Served as the liaison for the Building Manager, who headed the Sprint Campus in Irving, Texas. Performed research to develop cost-saving initiatives for capital improvements.
Bachelor of Science, Business Management (Minor in Finance), LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY (Longview, TX)
Associate in Arts and Sciences, EASTFIELD COLLEGE (Mesquite, TX)
Training, Building Insurance Requirements and Safety, FM GLOBAL INSURANCE (Norwood, MA)
Hilti Fire Rated Products, FM Global, BOMA, ADA, ARCHIBUS/FM, FM Desktop and MS Office (Word, Excel 2003, Access) LEED Building Assessments