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Davinder Jandu

Davinder Jandu

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

• Over 15 years of professional experience in Real Estate and project management
• Developed product specifications levels and green building specifications
• Track local Green ordinances, Federal / local utility rebates that generated  $1.7 million in 2009 and $2 million in 2008
• Key participant in the cost saving initiative resulting in over $2.5 million in 2007 and 2008
• Extensive experience in the project management, determining cost-effective methods and preparing proposals/presentations
• Self-starter, multi-task and Team leader for departmental development

 

• Authored and awarded CA Green Builder (5 neighborhood in 2 regions), 2009
• Authored and awarded 2010 Green Building Advocate of the Year by National Association of Home Builders
• Authored and awarded Sustainable community of the year 2006 Marketing And Merchandising Excellence
• Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), Claritas and Media Bin
• Resourceful, Pro-active, Detail-oriented, Organized, Excellent project management skills
• Fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi

Employment 

Montage Development, Calabasas, CA, US, PROJECT MANGER / MARKETING MANAGER

Plan, develop and execute marketing programs such as direct mailings, social media campaigns, and publicity events. Created model specifications for individual communities & rec centers. In charge of design, specifications signage & model merchandizing for all projects. Prepare and coordinate materials for real estate trade shows and include creating sales collateral, oversee the department's budget, administering the company's client database.
Highly organized, proactive, sales-focused and creative. Capable of managing tasks on multiple, concurrent projects. Collaborates with other departments to create efficiencies

Jan 2011 - current
 

Pardee Homes, Westwood, CA, US, MARKETING SPECIFICATIONS MANAGER

Creates, maintains, and oversees product specifications for each new home community. Integrates green product selections to maximize company reimbursement by $8 Million. Collaborates with other departments to create efficiencies, reduce cost and saved time in construction schedule.
• Create and maintain Marketing Specifications for specifications for over 60 projects in 4 regions
• Research new products and evaluate value to the company through national accounts with savings of $3 millions.
• Develop, implement, and analyze qualitative and quantitative market research
• Manage and supervise 3 Specification Coordinators which includes recruiting new hires, training and cross training of other departments
• Manage over 100 national accounts manufactures’ and subcontractors’
• Knowledge of Federal and local utility rebates and opportunities to maximize time, design and product selection
• Maximize National Accounts and Customer Service departments to analyze marketing opportunities with specification benefits and disadvantages, which reduces construction costs by $9 million
• Continuous dialogue with customer service to determine buyers’ satisfaction of products
• Work with Architecture for the conversion of floor plans to comply with code changes
• Develop and maintain specifications levels and green building specifications to maximize profit
• Continuous research and review of green building products (training and tours)
• Research and maintain environmental initiatives (green) rebate programs (current and new) programs for 57 communities (7,813 homes) in California and Las Vegas
• Work with Architect(s) to maximize design potential of energy efficient products

• Work with Sr. V.P and V.P of Architecture for all exterior elevations, update projects with code changes and in-line projects’ above code
• Track local Green ordinance for all regions and track any additional green rebates company-wide

Jul 2005 - Aug 2010
 

KB Homes, Valencia, CA, US, PURCHASING AGENT

Responsible for purchasing and options for 30 neighborhoods in the Los Angeles Division; Strategic negotiating skills, team player and problem solver. Enthusiastic, energetic and positive person who consistently take leadership role with the departments.
• Developed design and construction standards, which reduced initial costs while cutting future maintenance and retrofit expenses.
• Completed budgets maintenance on a monthly basis and provided new budgets to the Purchasing Director
• Research, analyze and communicate data with great accuracy
• Obtained pricing for multiple projects and plans, which includes options pricing

Jan 2004 - Jul 2005
 

Watt Development, Santa Monica, CA, US, PURCHASING AGENT

Responsible for purchasing and options for this residential real estate development and construction company: Excellent negotiating skills, team player, problem solver. Enthusiastic, energetic and positive person who takes ownership of the departments and committed to (1) ensuring that field employees have the materials they need to get the job done (2) procuring materials at the most competitive prices and (3) controlling materials issues to prevent waste and excess.
• Completed budgets maintenance on a monthly basis and provided new budgets to the Purchasing Director
• Responsible for obtaining pricing for multiple projects and plans, which includes options pricing
• Strong ability to research, analyze and communicate data with great accuracy

Jan 2002 - Jan 2004
 

Montage Development, Calabasas, CA, US, DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING AND PROJECT MANAGER

Knowledge of the Sales, Marketing, Construction / Development, Customers Service and Purchasing functions for this residential real estate development and construction company.
• Lead all aspects market research, price points, competitive analysis, product and packaging design, trend analysis promotional initiatives
• Saved the company over $200,000 through the development of customer service and walk through procedures
• Over saw annual sales of $40 million
• Knowledgeable in all aspects of residential construction and project sales, loan processing, marketing, permits, purchasing and regulations’
• Reviewed all documents related to closing escrow

Dec 1998 - May 2002
 

Areas of Specialization 



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