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richard reese


seattle, Washington, United States
Industry Category: Real Estate Developers- Managers
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Richard G. Reese

12810 48th Street SE Ú Snohomish, Washington 98290

Telephone: 425.293.6925 Ú Email: richardg.reese[AT]gmail.com


BS (Finance), BA (Architecture), with more than 20 years of multi-family, hospitality, high-rise mixed-use, residential, senior housing, low income housing, commercial and acquisition experience in analysis of potential business ventures.
Experience includes, serving as Vice President of Resort Development and Construction for Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc. in Redmond, Washington, with complete responsibility for managing 10 direct/48 indirect employees across a 12-state Western U.S. Region, and Canada, Mexico, and Hawaiian Islands that managed 18 major stick-frame and high-rise projects valued in excess of $1.2 billion on an annual basis.

Areas of Expertise Include
  • Maximizing Cash Flow
  • P&L Improvements
  • Project Scheduling/Management
  • Rezoning & Entitlements
  • Multi-Million-Dollar Contract Negotiations
  • Conducting In-depth Due Diligence
  • Evaluating & Addressing Financial Exposure
  • Construction & Scheduling Management

Career Highlights
  • Chosen by Wyndham in 2007 to serve as a key speaker on the presentation team that presented the company’s development and sales vision to a 3,000 vacation owner’s audience at a conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, including, follow-up questions from the audience, generated from the presentation excitement over current and upcoming Wyndham resorts.
  • Successfully partnered with the City of San Francisco to completely restructure an existing hotel to a luxury multi-family project during a period where the city had a moratorium in place that prohibited additional apartment projects.
  • Assigned upon hire a 200 unit apartment permit ready project in Santa Rosa, California, for Lennar Affordable Communities. Due to a previous miscalculation of permit fees and failure to conduct their own soils report, the project was $948,000 over budget. Successfully valued-engineer project to bring it back into budget. Consequently, made a presentation to the City of Santa Rosa’s Design Review Board and obtained approval on an external siding change for the entire project.
  • Secured during first weeks of employment with Inland Construction and Development Company in Spokane, Washington, Inlands first construction contract with Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc, valued at $10 million. This project was $1+ million over budget prior to construction and Inland was able to get the Wyndham team back on track. Consequently, Inland was invited to negotiate for additional projects and up to 2008 had built 5 projects with total combined contract value of $75 million.

Benefit Statement
Demonstrated 20+ year track record of accomplishments as lead role in the following 4 Development/Construction areas:
  1. 16 mixed-use multi-family new construction projects totaling 3,671 units with a value of $2.1 billion.
  2. 12 hotel conversions to mixed-use multi-family projects totaling 1,267 units, valued at $543 million.
  3. 19 multi-family new construction projects totaling 2,817 units, with a value of $331 million.
  4. 1,500+ detached single family homes.

Key Areas of Competency
  • Staff Development
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Formal Presentation Skills
  • Leadership by Example
  • Quantitative & Qualitative Analysis
  • Multiple Project Management
  • Client Relationship Management (CRM)
  • High Standards of Ethics & Integrity
  • Managing all Phases of Construction Lifecycle
  • Identifying Niche Marketing Opportunities
  • Creating a Shared Real Estate Development Vision
  • Amending Plans According to Economic Cycles



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Professional Experience & Accomplishments
Realife Senior Communities, Everett, Washington

(Left due to office closing) 2008 to 2013

(A real estate development company specializing in multi-family age-restricted senior housing)
Executive Vice President/Principal – Scope of duties consisted of providing exceptional leadership through establishment and drive of enterprise providing real estate consultations. Responsible for ensuring optimal business development, fiscal oversight, branding, marketing, and sales.
  • Favorably negotiated a wide-array of land purchases/sales agreements with outstanding terms and closed a high percentage of sales in the face of customer concerns regarding the current housing market.
Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc., Redmond, Washington

(Left due to corporate layoff) 2005 to 2008

(Leading global provider of luxury multi-family vacation ownership products)
Vice President of Resort Development & Construction – Primary duties focused on providing direction of development group servicing all resorts in the Western U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Hawaiian Islands region.
  • Chosen by the Executive Committee to assume lead role of a $95.9 million project in San Francisco, California that was $1.4 million over budget and 6 months behind schedule. Through on-going negotiations with the engineers, general contractor and the City of San Francisco the project closed $98,000 under budget and opened on schedule.
  • Guided 18 major projects valued in excess $1.2 billion on an annual basis while simultaneously managing a corporate staff of 60 full-time professionals.
Inland Construction and Development Company, Spokane, Washington

(Career Advancement) 2003 to 2005

(Western U.S. development and construction company of multi-family and commercial properties)
Vice President of Development – Responsible for achieving excellence through coordination of systems for project development, construction management, entitlements/permitting, marketing, property management and sales/lease-up.
  • Managed the conversion of 201 luxury apartment project in Sacramento, California to condominiums that successfully led all aspects of the conversion process with the city. Consequently, the result was a condominium project that was sold out prior to construction completion and a $14.9 million net profit to Inland.
Lennar Affordable Communities, Sacramento, California

(Left due to career advancement) 1998 to 2003

(Developer and manager of low income multi-family housing real estate across the U.S.)
Regional Vice President of Development-National Construction Director – Responsibilities included providing business development through establishment of satellite office in Sacramento, California, and management of Northern California and mountain state regions of the U.S.
  • Oversight from inception to completion of 2,574 valued at more than $236,200,000 to profitability.

Prior 1998 Professional Experience
Centex Homes, Lake Oswego, OR        Operations Manager/Purchasing & Estimating Manager

1992 to 1998

Operations Manager/Purchasing & Estimating Manager Supervised Home and Land Development, Construction, Purchasing, and Sales Departments with focus on control of sales lifecycles, direction of pre-construction design and cost estimating processes, draft of budget, management of subcontractor and vendor contracts, and oversight of construction schedule.
ASB Construction Company, Inc., Clackamas, OR                                    General Manager

1987 to 1992


Education & Professional Development
B.S., Finance, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
B.A., Architecture, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona


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“Friend and Business associate for 30 years. I have known Richard in business and socially since college. We worked in the real estate industry but at different companies. I have followed his career and have been impressed by the size and scope of the development projects that he has been involved with. He is a solid executive. He has vast experience in development, project feasibility, financing, design, and construction.  I would hire him if I had an open position.”
...Ric Campo, CEO, Camden Property Trust
“Rich is a top-shelf professional and quality guy.  I had the opportunity to work with him back in the Pacificorp/LNR days, and have stayed in touch with him over the years. , he’s a very seasoned pro – one of the best I’ve worked with and have long respected his knowledge and professionalism”
...Chris Bric, EVP, MHT Housing, Inc.
 “I know Richard from when he was working on a project as a developer and we did the work. I always found him to be hard working, straightforward, with strong ethics.”
...Nawzad Othman, Founding Partner, OTAK/Hanmi Global
“We certainly appreciated your cooperative approach and look forward to any opportunity to work together in the future.”
...Colin Cooper, Planning Supervisor, City of Hillsboro, Oregon
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