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GREGORY A

GREG WELCH-ROWLAND

    602-689-2947 d-g-rowland@cox.net 7031 East Latham, Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    Mr. Rowland is a results-driven project analyst / manager and investigative research specialist with 25 years of successful business and project management. His accomplished experience includes over 75 projects; project operations management at all levels; acquisition and pre-development feasibility and planning through: in-depth due diligence research and reporting, schedules and deadlines, quality control, complex budgets and lessons-learned debriefing. His specialist areas are project and lifecycle management, value creation, system efficiencies and analytical and investigative research, with focus areas that include exceptional service, cost control / containment and profitability. His strongest personal assets are complex problem and conflict resolution, strong team building and leadership management of client / company liaison and negotiations. He has exceptional interpersonal (verbal and written) communications skills. Mr. Rowland has had direct responsibility for two marketing and sales program implementation successes. He has integral knowledge of Arizona jurisdictional structures at the state, county, city and town government levels.

    EDUCATION

    ; B.S., Economics, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

    ; B.S., Accounting, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (9 hours to completion).

    ; Upper division coursework in Economics Law, Thought and History.

    PROJECT EXPERIENCE

    ; Held leadership positions of progressively increasing responsibilities throughout career, managing

    concurrent developments, construction and reporting projects in various phases of feasibility, acquisition,

    planning, research, design and construction.

    ; Project range includes master land planning and infrastructure construction, neighborhood homebuilding

    planning and construction, due diligence investigative research, land development cost estimating and

    marketing and sales process implementation.

    ; Oversight responsibility of projects included technical review of financial budgets, conceptual design

    options, architectural improvements, civil engineering quality control, landscape architectural designs and

    utility plans review.

    ; Experience negotiating zoning, real estate and planning ordinance and code compliance issues with both

    private entity and public sector administrations.

    ; Created, processed and otherwise managed projects related to: annexation, zoning, variances, major and

    minor amendments, assured water supply certificates, outreach programs, right-of-ways, encroachments,

    school agreements and other associated entitlements.

    ; Reviewed land development / landscape / architectural and utility plans and coordinated revisions with a

    range of sub-consultant planners, engineers, utility providers and municipal agencies. ; Spearheaded new contract systems procedures for large corporate contractor and provided interim

    management of $15M commercial division.

MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

    ; Management oversight for 75+ projects and operations with responsibilities to develop planning, research

    and building teams, maintain budget control (from $15K to $30M), schedule timelines (from 45 days to 24

    months), product development and enhancement, and provide job-cost analysis and profit-loss

    management.

    ; Managed professional performance and coordinated activities of architects, attorneys, civil engineers,

    contractors, electrical engineers, environmental engineers and planners, designers, hydrologists, land

    planners, landscape architects, structural engineers and urban planners.

    ; Responsible for contract management, client relations and client database management. Established high

    ethical report with clientele, receiving repeat projects and contracts.

    ; Developed and implemented marketing and sales systems for two businesses. The first resulted in a $2M

    (12%) increase in six-month profit figures. The second generated a 400% increase in average monthly

    revenues within three months.

    ; Performed technology and field training for project manager groups and support staff. ; Created and performed many large and small computer driven presentations for investor groups, municipal

    advisory boards, community outreach sets and training session groups. These were presented in both

    internal private and external public forums.

SELECT CONSULTING CLIENTELE

    Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Tempe, AZ. Atreus Homes, Mesa, AZ.

    Cole Capital Advisors, Inc., Phoenix, AZ. Everest Holdings, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ. Frank Development Group, Inc., Phoenix, AZ. Hacienda Builders, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ. Langley Properties, Gilbert, AZ. Maracay Homes, Scottsdale, AZ.

    Ryland Homes, Tempe, AZ. Shea Homes, Scottsdale, AZ.

    The Wolff Company, Scottsdale, AZ. Weber Group, LC, Chandler, AZ.

    WORK HISTORY

    ; Land Development Consultant / Analyst, GW Rowland Scottsdale, AZ (2008 - 2009) Private land

    development and landscape consultant office; Major clients include: Non-Profit Organizations,

    Private Land Developers, Real Estate Investment / Holding Companies, Landscape Companies.

    ; Consultant / Entitlements Manager, MB Group Scottsdale, AZ (2005 2008) Multi-level land

    development consultant office; Major clients included: Land Developers (National and Local),

    Homebuilders (National and Local), Real Estate Investment / Holding Companies.

    ; Project Manager, McMillin Land Development San Diego, CA (2004) Land acquisition and

    development division for master-planned and mixed-use communities.

    ; Project Coordinator, McMillin Homes San Diego, CA (2003 2004) Award-winning homebuilding

    and multi-family construction and management operations office.

    ; Commercial Operations Manager, Gothic Landscape Phoenix, AZ (2005) Commercial division of

    landscape contracting organization; Major clients included: Land Developers and Homebuilders

    (National, Local and Custom).

    ; Project Manager, JC Graham Landscape Phoenix, AZ (1995 2003) Commercial and Custom

    Residential landscape contracting office.

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    Home Builders Association of Central Arizona

    Urban Land Institute

    Arizona Planning Association

    Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity - Phoenix Alumni Chapter

    TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES

    ; MS Project, Publisher, Internet/Web search techniques, MS Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Access,

    Excel, Word), AS/400 Accounting and DBMS software.

    ; Also some experience in Timberline, CAD, Adobe, DB2 DBMS software, internet website design and

    other applications software.

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