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Jonathan Ho

Jonathan Ho

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Jon is a creative spirit whether it be through design, music , cooking , photography or drawing. Life is a reflection of art. Art is a reflection of life.  To create is innate.  To express oneself through art is to understand why we are here.  Art is only a vehicle to understand the human spirit.  In design, we seek to serve and understand the unique needs of people.

 

Employment 

Compass, New York, Construction Manager

- responsible for oversight on the execution of Compass Offices including Chicago, Dallas, South Florida, Atlanta, New York City , Westchester, and Boston

- negotiated contracts and bids with General Contractors on builds ranging from 2000 sf to 25 000 sf

- oversaw and managed the external project management team on the execution phase of the office builds.

- worked with the Real estate strategy team on Landlord Letter Delivery Conditions on Compass Leases.

- Developed internal process for office delivery

- implemented buildout solutions for cost-efficiency

Apr 2018 - current
 

WeWork, New York, Development Project Manager

●developed, identified, and implemented baselines in new markets in the South
East of the United States including Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte and Miami.
● selection and negotiation of construction contracts with general contractors in
various markets
● developed and maintained relationships with various external stakeholders
including landlords, consultants and contractors
● worked with Wework Real Estate Team on Lease Negotiations including:
○ Lease Review
○ Preliminary Due Diligence and analysis on potential site Assessment
● managed an internal team including designers, construction manager, project
architect, IT engineers, logistic leads, and engineer to deliver the Wework product
in various new markets including Charlotte, Nashville, Atlanta, Miami.
● worked with local authorities to work through code compliance concerns/issues
● developed and maintained soft cost and hard cost budgets for various Wework
Build outs.
● worked closely with Wework Construction Manager through the projects’ bid
process including bid leveling assessment.
● worked alongside the Wework Construction Manager, Wework Project Architect
and Wework Designer to monitor projects during the Construction Administration
Phase to ensure Wework product is executed to completion and in alignment with
Wework Product Standards.
● oversaw and managed the general contractor throughout the construction phase
of Wework buildouts.
● worked alongside Operations, Design, and Logistics to deliver the final space for
the Wework Community team to operate.
● managed complex relationships between different departmental stakeholders
while maintaining project deliverables.
● managed and controlled internal / external process changes to maintain project
delivery.
(see Projects section for list of Wework Projects built)

Oct 2016 - Feb 2018
 

WeWork, New York, Architectural Project Manager

- Worked with Development Project Manager and internal Real Estate Team on Due Diligence for Commercial Lease negotiations.
- Worked in conjunction with Design, Building Information Management, and Operations to generate functional layouts that aligned with Company product standards.
- Selection and negotiation of consultant contracts
- Maintenance of relationships with consultants
- Negotiated Master Pricing Agreement with Consultants
- On-boarding of consultants in new markets to align with Wework's product standards; while improving the internal process of documentation
- Implementation and understanding of basic MEP systems to facilitate coordination with layouts.
- Coordination and management of consultants to produce Bid and Construction Documentation, as well as Permit Documentation.
- Assisted Development Project Manager in managing documentation timeline to meet critical milestones for project delivery.
- Worked closely with Construction Lead through the project’s bid process.
- Worked along side the Construction Lead to monitor projects during the Construction Administration Phase
- Worked along side Operations,Design, and Logistics to deliver the final space for the Wework Community team to operate.

Sep 2014 - Oct 2016
 

Kenneth Park Architects, New York, Project Architect

+ production of design development documents and full construction documents under ambitious schedules for multiple retail brand space roll outs.

+ ensured client compliance with mall tenant guidelines and applicable building codes.

+conducted numerous as-built surveys for clients across the nation.

+worked alongside project manager to facilitate and manage construction administration, client coordination, and consultant coordination.

+client/project list include:

mac cosmetics
kate spade saturday
balenciaga
giorgio armani
salvatore ferragamo
tourneau
hugo boss

May 2012 - Aug 2014
 

r.e.a.l. ronald evitts architect llc, New York, NY, US, Designer/Project Manager

+ managed all aspects of design process, including client relations, building design, document preparation, consultant coordination, and some contract ad- ministration for residential to small scale projects:

•production team | renovation of house | bridgehampton, ny | construc- tion documents | 04

•design team | addition to house | bridgehampton, ny | schematic design - construction documents| 06-07

•design team | photovoltaic market stall | brooklyn, ny | design docu- ments | 05

•project team | christ church space plan/program analysis| bronxville, ny| design documents | 05

•design team | NYSERDA photovoltaic canopy/entry | albany, ny | de- sign documents | 05-06

•production team (in conjunction with john gilmer architecture) | retail renovation| new york, ny | construction documents | 05

•production team | new house | wakaya, fiji | design development - construction documents | 05-08

•design team | vores by competition | copehagen, denmark | presenta- tion documents | 07

•design team | acadia summer art program art gallery addition |mt. des- ert island, maine|schematic design - construction documents| 07-08

•project manager | addition to house |chappaqua, ny |schematic design - construction documents | 08-09

•project manager | renovation of house | briarcliff manor, ny | schematic design - construction documents | 09-10

+ developed a computer network to streamline productivity and efficiency for file sharing

+ developed and setup website to promote firm’s online presence.

Jun 2004 - Mar 2010
 

Self, Montreal, QC, CA, designer

+ designed and drafted schematic plans for a porch addition to a summer residence

Mar 2004 - Mar 2004
 

Loftworks, Montreal, QC, CA, drafter

+ facilitated in construction documentation on various residential projects

Feb 2004 - Mar 2004
 

Education 

McGill University, Montreal, QC, CA, MArch, Architecture

Sep 1999 - Dec 2003
 

Awards 

feature in Elle Decore - "Treasure Island", Other

Project mention in Elle Decor April 2010

2010
 
2010
 

NYSERDA's PV Awning, Other

Project mention in NYSERDA article.

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills