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Joe Ramos

Joe Ramos

Construction Manager

Pacific Sunwear

Santa Ana, CA

Commercial & Retail Construction





Pacific Sunwear

Construction Manager

Provided support to the Construction and Design team, by effectively communicating and managing multiple service, such as budgets, scope of work, timelines and contract agreement before and after the lease execution. With directly responsibility for special project of installation of 3rd party fixture and the de-branding of all PacSun’s closing locations by executing all necessary steps to ensure the transition and give back of all leased space.
• Developed and managed budgets consistent with timeline requirements for all closeout and lease renovation projects. Generated scope of work consistent with operation needs and budget allowances.

• Obtained and reviewed all closeout documentation including lien releases, contractor’s affidavits, and warranty information such as, as built drawings, air balance reports, signed punch list and other job completion documents

• Coordinate with vendors, contractors, tenants and support Facilities Specialist to resolve all repair & maintenance issues and other special projects or scopes.

• Facilitate the collection of all Tenant Improvement Allowance paperwork from landlord for Construction Director Approval.

• Responsible for compiling and updating the updating the weekly construction project report and schedule and provide contractors a project status update on all current projects.

• Directly responsible for the drafting of PacSun construction, design and purchasing departments flow process and procedures handbook.

Career medium 05
Career medium 04

Cushman & Wakefield

Construction and Facility Manager - First American Financial Company at Cushman & Wakefield

Responsible for all construction/facility management and commercial real estate services supporting a 320 location, 7M sf national real estate portfolio of a NYSE publicly traded company with over $1B in revenues. Provided portfolio strategy to Client’s Corporate Real Estate Department by effectively communicating and managing multiple service delivery systems including project management, transaction management negotiations and lease administration. Directly responsible for the construction build out of all clients’ locations, lease transactions and developing occupancy strategies designed to identify and target occupancy cost savings opportunities to maximize account revenue generation.

Responsibilities included site selection for commercial retail development, drafting purchase contracts, negotiating leases transaction, managing the transactions process, tracking critical dates for contracts and leases, assisting in the due diligence process for building purchases and leasing, reviewing title policies and preparation of client presentations.

• Provided comprehensive planning, standardization, development and design review process for building renovations, investment development projects, and capital and expense projects resulting in significant savings of capital and operating dollars.

• Developed and managed budgets consistent with timeline requirements for medium to large-scale office development or renovation projects. Generated scope of work consistent with operation needs and budget allowances. Oversee national scheduling, bid negotiations and consultant relationships.

• Managed the construction phase of the development process. Prepared possession of tenant spaces according to company guidelines. Monitored general contractor and vendor performance during construction build-out phase.

• Worked directly with leasing brokers and corporate real estate transaction team during the negotiating of new or existing leases and the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties.

• Identified client needs and built financial plans while striving to outperform and exceed profitability and revenue targets.

• Built and managed high performing project teams. Identified and hired qualified candidates/contractors, to create high performing teams and managed personnel to achieve their highest performance, in order to achieve the company’s strategy and goals while recognizing opportunities for savings and translating those into value proposition.

• Oversaw and maintained relationships with external professionals and consultants. Supervised all contractors and vendor performance during construction phase through site visits and report review. Maintained relationships with jurisdictions and planning commissions to ensure seamless office opening.


Grubb & Ellis. F.K.A. Triple Net Properties

Construction Manager

Commercial Real Estate Project Manager specializing in the construction of all new lease, sale and managed of retail and office properties in the Southern California marketplace. Worked closely with major commercial real estate professionals, investors and large corporations to effectively execute their real estate strategies designed to maximize value and reduce construction and operating costs.

• Responsible for assisting in the operations of five commercial buildings, one medical facility and one retail establishment, properties totaling 980,000 square feet.
• Managed, designed, and implemented Energy Conservation Projects of $30 thousand dollars Capital Investment and Return of Investment of 1.8 Years. Projects range from converting T12's, Mercury Vapor and Hi-Pressure Sodium to T8's to Implementation of Energy Management System to automatically turn off giant exhaust fans (4 x 250 hp).

• Conducted a HVAC maintenance and energy program at a 121,000 sq. facility and managed to reduced energy and service cost by $132,000 in one year with a net investment of $32,000

• Manages the subcontracting process, which includes holding initial scope review meetings, finalizing agreed price, developing subcontract scope of work, and managing the subcontract distribution and final execution process

• Developed an organizational and responsibilities matrix at the start of each project to determine the resources needed for the project (e.g., people, tools, equipment, materials, internal and external services).

• Reviews the contract documents with all project participants (e.g., customers, employees, subcontractors, suppliers, government regulators, utilities) to ensure work is completed on time and within budget

• Enhanced owner communication program including on-site open houses attended by owners, senior asset management and local leasing staff, leading to improved owner communications and better understanding of strategic property business plan.

• Assisted asset manager with transaction property update calls with owners and brokers to discuss property performance and status.

• Responsible for tenant relations and lease administration for over 38 office and retail tenants.

Career medium 02

California State University-Fullerton