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Peter F. GMITER

Peter F. GMITER

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Sales-Driven Project Manager + Senior Architectural Designer:

I am immediately available to contribute to your Team. With over 15+ years of experience in Architectural Design (AD) and Project Management (PM) of mission critical, commercial, industrial, military, public, educational, laboratory, healthcare, and residential real estate, I have the skill set to successfully drive all sales and delivery aspects of architectural and engineering projects.


Recently, I spearheaded my employer's international Design efforts for a European nation's telecommunication headquarters -- a Greenfield project whose site and base building estimated ROM costs exceeded $35 million US dollars. Serving as the Lead AD and Technical PM, I tackled project Programming and Site Selection, while managing the overall production processes of multiple offices spanning more than three countries, delivering written narratives and CAD working/plotting files for a full service A/S/C/M/EP/FP contract.  The balance of my diversified portfolio includes negotiation, management, and design of real estate across identified and prospective site locations throughout the Americas, Asia, and Europe.


My PM responsibilities included engagement formulation, fee preparation, scope and subK control, milestone and travel scheduling, deliverable execution, QA/QC, and project closeout.  Elected to lead or contribute to each of my former companies’ standards committees, I invented, refined and maintained project templates (data gathering and deliverables) as an effective means to increasing project profit margins. I excel when presenting and discussing findings to project teams, clients and stakeholders.  I have a proven engagement history of new and upsold work.


I am highly versed in the most efficient methods of successful project team production processes.  I served as company local and corporate CAD Managers, co-authoring my offices’ corporate CAD Standards & Protocol Manuals. I programmed in LISP, customized scripts, installed software and configured a myriad of peripherals. I work interchangeably between English and Metric measurement systems; am savvy with site surveying and production of base background files; and have a portfolio of project examples from Schematic Design through Construction Documents.


Ancillary to CAD production, I am an expert in creating and discerning quantitative calculations and tallies such as BOMA, Parking, Stacking, LEED, and discipline documentation required for AHJ compliance. I possess the highest level of technical writing skills with a decade of experience authoring project BODs, PCAs and Feasibility Assessments, Studies and Opinions, and Project Specifications.


I welcome opportunities to learn new software or design methodologies to expand the capabilities I already possess.  I look forward to discussing Architectural / Project Management and Sales positions with you.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Nova Consulting Group, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Field Associate - Property Condition Assessments (PCA)

Property condition Assessments are often required as part of pre-purchase, owner commissioned, or refinance transactions. Nova services include a site visit to evaluate the general condition and maintenance history of the property and to assess the overall design and construction of structures. All available on-site project and construction documentation is reviewed and interviews with property managers, tenants, and local officials are conducted.

Nova’s property condition report offers a narrative on the condition and adequacy of all site and building improvements and includes forms and information including items of deferred maintenance, estimates of immediate and annual replacement reserves, and comments on the building’s conformance with code, ADA, unfinished work, and FHA compliance.

To date, Mr. Gmiter has served as Project Manager (as well as Executive Editor and Lead Author) for nearly 100 Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) with Feasibility Analyses. Responsible for establishing project scope, fees, schedules, qualified subconsultants (as required) during contract pursuit as well as managing execution of contracted consulting services. Project deliverable formulations were generally guided by ASTM standard E 2018 for Property Condition Assessments and sometimes included retaining specialty subconsultant Structural Engineering services to perform tasks such as a Probable Maximum Loss (PML) and/or Near Fault Analyses. PCAs typically required preparing cross-discipline Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) Pricing Summaries to remediate deferred maintenance and/or non-compliant construction. In addition, quantitative floor area tallies (BOMA) and Parking Stall Counts were required in delivered PCAs.

Over his tenure with EYP, Mr. Gmiter developed a highly efficient project process partly relying on established template materials to maximize client Return on Investment (ROI). Although not directly responsible for sales quotas, Mr. Gmiter solicited existing PCA clients to successfully engage additional work (either PCAs for other properties or follow up services at the same property), successfully contributing to the local office pipeline.

Project fees varied from roughly $20,000 to upwards of $150,000 depending on the Subject Property, Client investigation criteria, and/or additional service requests unique to a particular project. Individual Project Remediative ROM tallies valued to approximately $30,000,000. Projects typically ran 4-6 weeks from engagement execution through delivery. Mr. Gmiter was ultimately responsible for engagement formulation, project delivery, and project reporting and subconsultant payment authorization.

May 2015 - current
 

J2Pmedia, Los Angeles, CA, US, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Mr. Gmiter co-founded and is the current Chief Operations Officer (COO) of J2Pmedia since July of 2013. J2Pmedia (formerly Joe 2 Pro Photo) is a global amateur action sports imagery based multimedia services community hub headquartered in Santa Cruz (Watsonville), CA. Mr. Gmiter is presently entrenched in the development and implementation of company operations, including global digital infrastructure + UX.

J2Pmedia is planning its new operations platform deployment for Summer 2015, with subsequent phases scheduled for delivery in Fall and Winter of 2015. Following a high level assessment of the current company’s business and operations platforms, Mr. Gmiter designed multi-phase virtual and operations infrastructure platforms, protocols, and processes.

Mr. Gmiter leads company and project meetings, outlines project schedules, performs needs assessments and programming, and oversees deliverables, resourcing, budgets, reporting, contracting, operations, information and technology. Mr. Gmiter has incorporated his architectural training to evolve into a principal future-state visionist and user experience (UX) developer.

Working with the Project Stakeholders, Mr. Gmiter is in the process of sourcing proposed, future company growth through crowdfunding and venture capitalist investment, while continually maximizing customization capabilities of the Vendor Marketplace. Mr. Gmiter is Principal strategist of and contributor to J2Pmedia’s Social Marketing Initiative – planned to launch Summer, 2015.

Jul 2013 - current
 

Cresa MCS (Mission Critical Solutions), Irvine, CA, US, Senior Vice President - Assessment, Analysis, Strategy, Program Management

Cresa is an international corporate real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents tenants/occupiers and specializes in the delivery of fully integrated real estate services. With more than 58 offices, Cresa is North America's largest tenant/occupier representation firm.

Cresa MCS is the designated service-line within Cresa that specializes in consulting clients with “Mission Critical” and infrastructure-centric facility needs (e.g. heavy power, telecommunications and other utility related needs). The complexities of these projects need to be addressed by experts with relevant experience to mitigate against downtime. These property types include:
 Data Centers: Enterprise, Internet & Third-party Operator/3PO (e.g. Colocation)
 Electronic Fulfillment Centers
 Fabrication/Semiconductor Plants
 Manufacturing Operations
 Network Operations Centers (NOCs)
 Telecom POPs/Switches/C.O.s
 Trading Floors
For the mission critical facility tenant/occupier, Cresa MCS’ experience, tenure, commitment to excellence and consultative approach is unmatched. Plus, since Cresa MCS never represents Landlords and/or Operators in the marketing/representation of their properties, it can focus on the needs of the mission critical facility tenant/occupier without any dual representation conflicts of interest.

Since on-boarding, Mr. Gmiter formalized the Service Line's Pursuit and Assessment protocols and standard documents, strategically enhancing data gathering and comparative evaluation processes and deliverables. His scalable and interconnected information intelligence approach aligns with current trends in UX and analytical provisioning.

He is responsible for memorializing project Need Assessments (DCNA), a living project datum to collect and guide consultative strategic planning into and through brokerage acquisition, occupation, and migration. Mr. Gmiter manages Client Project Work from inception through migration, keying on industry vertical metrics such as budgets, schedules, technologies, resiliencies and redundancies, staffing and growth to maximize Client and Project Return on Investment (ROI).

Jun 2013 - current
 

EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Inc. (EYP MCF), Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager + Senior Architectural Designer

Full Service A/E specializing in the Planning, Design, Implementation, Commissioning and Operations of Mission Critical Facilities. Over his tenure, Mr. Gmiter’s employment included:
 Business development, sales, pursuit, proposals, fee letters, booking, reporting, forecasting, closeout
 Engagement solutions, client development, project management, scope/change control and management, project delivery & presentations, construction administration, QA/QC, peer evaluations and mentoring
 Assessment, design, strategic planning, programming, site selection, observation/verification, SD – CD with CA (contract documents); code compliance; narratives and analyses, PCA, BOD, specifications
 Instituting company-wide and project-specific document creation, control and distribution protocol
Combined international portfolios include architectural design and management of 10+ millions of square feet of mission critical, commercial, industrial, military, public, educational, secular, laboratory, and healthcare Greenfield and tenant improvement projects, offering best practice, unique and/or modular solutions. Project highlights include:
 Technical Project Manager / Design Lead: ±300,000 sf Greenfield European/Asian wireless communications hub/data center with office, designed to surpass U.I. Tier III MEP & LEED Gold; multiple buildings with stacked plates in multiple build-out phases; featuring multiple levels of site/interior security.
 Project Manager / Design Lead: Project Programming / Basis of Design (BOD) for multi-structure, single occupant secure facility, ±60,000 sf on ±23 acres, for single phase construction with multi-phase build-out, inclusive of SCIF equivalent hardened spaces, designed for blended (U.I.) tiered environments I-IV, projective of futuristic codes (Building, Planning) and prescribed (DOD, industry) hazard mitigation.
 Base Building TI Design Lead / MSA Project Manager: Completed permit drawings for an MEP upgrade of a downtown Los Angeles ±1,000,000 gsf telco hub with data center & office. Developed and employed proprietary BOMA-acceptable measuring to update Critical Tenant facility leasing. Managed subsequent A/MEP MSA covering improvements over a 13 level structure + multi-level garage.

Feb 2000 - Jun 2012
 

LCDG, Pasadena, CA, US, Architectural Designer + CAD Drafter

Full service Architecture, Planning

• Project work included commercial, public, educational, laboratory, secular, and healthcare

Jan 1999 - Feb 2000
 

Alphatec, PC, Washington, DC, US, Architectural Designer + CAD / Production Manager

Full Service A/E

• Project work included federal, military, commercial, industrial, public, educational, laboratory, and healthcare

Apr 1995 - Nov 1998
 

Winston Churchill High School, Potomac, MD, US, Teacher

"Architecture and Design" (11th - 12th grade elective)

• Proctored 5 classes / day, "Architecture and Design" (11th - 12th grade elective)

• Independently authored lesson plans and assigned deliverables; taught site observation and verification tactics, design, hand drafting and annotation techniques; created and executed student evaluation strategies; authored college recommendations as requested

Sep 1995 - Apr 1996
 

Brighton Building Company, Hamburg, MI, US, Rough Framer + Design / Drafter

Singe-family home building General Contractor

• Designed and drafted concept plan sets for preliminary AHJ submittal

• Rough Framer, Custom Finishes Specialist

May 1994 - Aug 1994
 

Education 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Bachelors, Architecture

School of Architecture + Urban Planning
School of Fine Art

Sep 1990 - Aug 1995
 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Bachelors, Psychology

School of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts
School of Fine Art

Sep 1990 - Aug 1995
 

Awards 

Patent Co-Author: United States (International) WO 2012/008945A 1, Other

Flexible Data Center Design + Methods of Deployment

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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