Louise Chen

Louise Chen

New York, NY, US




Sears Holdings Corporation, Greenwich, CT, US, Real Estate Marketing Contractor

 Conduct market research and analysis for large-scale retail properties totaling 7.4M sf throughout the U.S.
 Prepare retail leasing pitch books, including compilation of leasing plans, retailer void analysis, and demographic data.

Sep 2012 - current

APS Group - Capital and Development, New York, NY, US, Real Estate Business and Marketing Consultant

 Provide consultation in business structure and logistics for a start-up real estate private equity and development firm.
 Create branding and marketing materials for company publications targeting a multi-national clientele.

Aug 2012 - current

Design & Construction Services of University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, US, Assistant Project Manager

 Managed capital projects as owner representative from design, construction, closeout to warranty phases.
 Executed hospital design and construction of state-of-the-art surgical, intensive care, and imaging equipment.
 Coordinated with users, design-build team, architects, contractors, and consultants on design development, construction issues, budget control, schedule reviews, and risk management.
 Prepared proposal presentations and periodic project status reports to university and hospital executives.
 Oversaw quality assurance and field coordination of large-scale construction of up to 482,000 sf at once.
 Executed project contract closeout, led punchlist process, and resolved post-completion warranty issues.
 Submitted LEED project certifications (Gold & Platinum) and developed campus-wide LEED prototype points.
 Major projects: UC Irvine Medical Center Douglas Hospital Phase 1 ($283M) & Phase 2 ($150M) [medical] | Claire Trevor School of the Arts Building ($34M) [digital studios, performing arts, & gallery] | Biological-Science, Chemistry and Physics Buildings [laboratories, vivarium & offices] | Anteater Recreation Center Expansion [recreation] | Cogen-Chiller Central Plant [service facility]

Apr 2007 - Mar 2011

F+A Architects, Pasadena, CA, US, Junior Architect

 Assisted the principal architect in bringing American style luxury living to Mainland China.
 Master planned residential and recreational projects.
 Designed retail, hospitality, & residential projects; coordinated building façade color schemes and finishing details.
 Major projects: Sheshan Parcel 6 Golf Resort and Residences, Shanghai, China | Zhouzhuang Residences and Resort, Zhouzhuang, China | Napa Valley Residences (750 custom homes) and Resort, Beijing, China

May 2004 - Aug 2004


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Real Estate Development

Relevant Coursework: Construction Management & Technology, Real Estate Finance, Capital Markets, Investment Analysis, Law, Asset Management, Zoning, Underwriting, Development Case Studies, Market Analysis, Affordable Housing

Jun 2011 - May 2012

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Architecture professional degree with a minor in East Asian Language and Culture with concentration in Japanese.

Aug 2001 - Jan 2007