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Bill Keenan

Bill Keenan

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

My career has involved planning, design, and construction management for a wide range of projects throughout the NYC area and across the United States.  The projects have in large measure been luxury stores, but my special projects list is wide and frequently complex… from landmark renovations to large corporate offices and million dollar server rooms…from high end fashion shows to spas…from events to restaurants.  All challenging, all requiring clear leadership, effective communication and consensus building with team members and project participants both inside and outside the organizations…architects, engineers, property managers, building officials, vendors, contractors, end users and executive staff. 

I am involved at the beginning: reviewing leases and site conditions, developing the scope, schedule and budgets; in the middle: space planning, directing design, creating construction documents and contracts, and at the end: supervising the build-out, organizing the move-in and closing it all out with the consultants, vendor’s, contractors, landlord and the city or town.

Employment 

SET Creative, New York, NY, US, Construction Project Manager

Project Manager • For this creative agency specializing in marketing, visual display and events management, headed up a newly formed division that provided design and construction management services to national retailers. Working with clients at the executive level, through to operations, merchandising and store management, guided projects from initial contact with Landlord’s and development of the Letter of Intent, to conceptual budgeting, assembly of the consultants and vendors, through store planning, design development, and construction documentation. Then provided complete architectural and construction management services, bidding, permitting, and construction supervision and administration. Opened several multi-level Zara stores, up to $7M and 26000 sq ft, and completed SET’s own NYC office in November 2012.

Jan 2012 - Nov 2013
 

Education 

Brooklyn College, C.U.N.Y., Brooklyn, NY, US, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Sculpture and Painting

Sep 1971 - Jun 1975
 

Areas of Specialization 

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