Kenneth V

Real Estate Director, 15 years experience Real Estate and Facilities management


Commercial Appraiser

Education Level:

Some College Units Completed

Will Relocate:



I'm a Real Estate professional who has 15 years experience in Market Research,Lease negations,Space planning and design. Construction management and budgeting. KENNETH J. VAN STEDUM 400 OXFORD ROAD. PALM HARBOR, FL 34683 H.727-787-5024 C.727-410-3973 To Whom It May Concern, I'm an experienced Corporate and National Facilities and Real Estate Director. With 15 years of Real Estate, Lease Negotiations , Space planning, Architectural and interior design, Construction management, Budgeting, and purchasing experience. Also focused on customer and team support. I believe the goal that I set forth for my work is to develop a work place in which benefits the clientele, employees, and the environment. I think that by keeping these goals in mind, every day I complete tasks for your company will ensure that those things will be achieved and will benefit your establishment, workplace and your employees. Attached to this cover letter is my resume. I look forward to hearing from you. I feel that given the opportunity, I would make a great addition to your team. Key Skills; Extensive knowledge of CAD design, space planning, construction, real estate, lease negotiations, real estate costs, construction budgeting and investments concepts and procedures Self-motivated and independent, with skills to adapt to new environments smoothly Ability to study the need and forecast the costs and scheduling I’ve been recognized by my peers, as a confident and capable individual who possesses strong organizational and leadership abilities and one who relates well with upper management, co-workers, and associates. I generate optimal results in high-pressure situations and demonstrate the drive and desire to secure continued success in the future. I’m also a creative individual and team player with analytical skills that are focused on productivity and I am enthusiastic about my work. I represent morals and values co-workers would appreciate. I am proficient in Microsoft Office tools (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, and Excel in SoftPlan CAD Design and Adobe. Thank you for taking the time to review my resume. Sincerely, Ken Kenneth J. Van Stedum 400 Oxford Road, Palm harbor, FL 34683 Home: 727-787-5024 Cell: 727-410-3973 Summary Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Director with vast management experience in real estate portfolio, construction, design, move and vendor management. Strengths include, site selection, lease negotiations, floor plan designing, space planning, critical thinking and the ability to communicate with individuals at all levels. Highlights Real Property Administrator (RPA) Skilled multi-tasker Knowledge of leasing and market conditions Team player Commercial property New construction Decisive Auto CADD office designer Personable Accomplishments Innovative Director bringing 15 years of success in directing new office launches, managing various contracts, instituting cost and schedule controls and establishing best practices. Saving the company I've worked for millions of dollars by setting corporate standards and value engineering. Managed a portfolio consisting of approximately 100 office sites, comprising approximately 1,300,000 square feet located across the United States, in all time zones Work Experience Versus November 2013 to Current Consultant Palm Harbor, FL Space programing; Calculating the space requirements against your set corporate guidelines to insure you're leasing the right amount of space. Space planning; reviewing the program to understand the square footage needed and any short term growth Office floor plan design; Cad design test fit, Finish schedule, Total schematic design, Power Point for approvals Construction document review; Reviewing construction documents with Architect against the approved schematic design. Construction management; Monitoring construction schedule from the General Contractor to insure time lines, finding solutions to any possible delays reducing / eliminating change costly orders. Monitoring and assisting in I.T. data room installation. Understanding Space requirements, Electrical, and CRAC requirements and time lines Office Furniture; assistance with furniture design, finishes, deliveries, and installation. Total Office Move Management; Tracking all FF&E and each employees items from old location to new location, and a secure move of all items and PHI. WellCare Health Plans October 2007 to November 2013 Corporate and National Real Estate Director Tampa, FL Advise senior leadership on acquiring and developing properties, lease negotiations with outside Real Estate legal counsel, brokers and landlords. Maintained in-depth knowledge of competition through consistent evaluation of market conditions and trends. Counsel the organization on the real estate market costs, back office and retail space, ensuring optimum utilization of the property and other resources. Oversee and direct all functional areas of construction management, bidding, purchasing, expansion, development, and dispositions. Real Estate Market Research, analysis and site selection Space planning and architectural design, construction document review. Managing all schedules of leases, construction, I.T., security, furniture, moves, building sign design and installation. Move Management; scheduling, ordering materials, contact Landlords / Property Managers and reviewing all rule and regulations, and providing furniture and moving vendor COI's. Emergency preparedness and disaster recovery 1,000,000 square feet of Retail and Back office space 100 offices in the following states: Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Texas, Ohio, Illinois, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York City, New York Up State, Texas, Arizona, California, and Hawaii. Ensuring on-time delivery and on-budget results. Traveling 50%. Managed all day-to-day activities involving subcontractors and property management. WellCare Health Plans May 2004 to October 2007 Corporate Facilities and Purchasing Manager Tampa, FL Vendor contract and RFP reviews. Rental / Lease rates and negotiations. Purchase and bidding of marketing materials, desktop and laptop PCs, Laptops and other peripherals, Office Furniture and all office supplies. Maintain open-order status reports for the purchase of products and orders for each department. Oversee and direct all functional areas of purchasing, expansion, development, and dispositions. Monitoring progress and schedules construction management, address all office and building issues, preventative maintenance, growth, space planning, furniture, security,signage Emergency preparedness, moves and office dispositions. Kenneth J. Van Stedum Cell: 727-410-3973 EPIX Holdings Corporation August 2000 to May 2004 Manager of Corporate Services and Purchasing Tampa, FL Managed 50 commercial properties totaling over 300,000 square feet, located in Florida, Pennsylvania, Georgia, New Jersey, New York City. and Texas Purchasing and facility management, provide management in the areas of strategic space planning, CAD design for departmental change and or relocation. Responsible for the construction, build outs, bids and supervision of all construction. Responsible for data room back up systems, fire suppression, no-brake power, UPS, Generator, Air Cooling, and all preventative maintenance contracts and EPA, Fire Marshall and State certifications. Responsible for the purchasing and budget of office equipment, cell phones, copiers, fax machines.computers and marketing materials. Review and understanding of all building lease and equipment and contracts. Over see and approve most corporate invoices lowering cost and eliminating waste by improving coordination and collaboration among associates accomplished through a combination of workspace needs, group and individual input, and cost containment. Oversee the maintenance of the company vehicles, all aspects of security, contract guards and video surveillance. control access in and out of the corporate headquarters. Manage offices in cities in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Georgia, and Florida. The Home Depot November 1998 to August 2000 Department Sales and Service Clearwater, FL Electrical, Flooring, Lighting and Plumbing departments. Recommended and helped customers select merchandise based on their needs.Exchanged returned merchandise for customers quickly and efficiently. Served as liaison between customers, store personnel and various store departments. Confirmed that appropriate changes were made to resolve customers' problems.Exercises sound judgment in issuing credits and making exceptions to customer policies to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction. Managed wide variety of customer service and administrative tasks to resolve customer issues quickly and efficiently.Trained new employees on company customer service policies and service level standards. Global Marketing Resources February 1996- October 1998 Dunedin, FL Physician Placement Consultant Contacting Health Care Providers nationwide to provide them with qualified Physicians. Placing qualified Physicians for Health Care shortage areas throughout America. Developed a working relationship with many Physicians and healthcare providers to ensure to right fit for the Physician and Hospitals. Setting up phone and site interviews. Continued in good standing with Placement and Physician’s resulting in many positive placements. ABAT, J1 and J1 Physicians, all specialties. Kenneth J. Van Stedum Cell: 727-410-3973 Ken's Automobubbles Mobile Detailing December 1992 to February 1996 Owner / Operator Palm Harbor, FL Auto, Boat, and Plane mobile detailing Morton F Plant Hospital - BayCare May 1981 to December 1992 Mental Health Counselor Clearwater, FL Conducted mental health assessments of children, adolescents and adults. Practiced cognitive behavioral, motivational enhancement and structural family therapy. Consulted with other professionals regarding the treatment of specific clients. Completed intake assessments with patients and drafted community re-entry plans following treatment. Set up family meetings with guidance from physicians. Provided mental health support to homeless clients, and connected them with community resources. Maintained thorough case history records and wrote detailed reports. Working with the adult and children with physical and mental disabilities, Conducting group therapy, one-to-one session, and assisted the Occupational and Recreational Therapist with crafts, outings, and ADL groups. Conduct in-services on Alcohol / Drug addictions and depression. Working with the Child and Adolescent in developing the behavioral modification program and points system. Conduct group therapies, one-on-one sessions, and didactic groups Master instructor in Aggression Control Techniques Supervised various departments including Medical, Surgical, E.R. and Safety in these techniques. Lead on the hospital-wide (A.C.T.) Aggression Control Techniques team. And acted as the Chairman of the Hospital Safety and Security Board. Boyd Acres Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation February 1978 to May 1981 Alcohol Rehabilitation Counselor Nunica, MI Evaluated and addressed individual client needs and concerns. Conducted individual, family and couples therapy sessions Advised patients on community resources, made referrals and devised realistic treatment plans. Communicated with relatives of patients about treatment programs. Assessed patient and delivered comprehensive case management services. Facilitated individual and group therapy sessions weekly. Interviewed clients individually and with families to determine what services would best address their needs. Kenneth J. Van Stedum Cell: 727-410-3973 Education University of Michigan Certified Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Therapist: Psychology Western Michigan University EMT: Emergency Medicine References Brendan Shanahan Previous Employer, WellCare (646) 447-7562 Larry Witt, Chief Information Officer Previous Employer, EPIX Holdings (727) 510-9534 Glenn Davis Pastor Countryside Christian Center 1850 North McMullen Booth Rd Clearwater, FL 33759 (727) 799 -1618 Thank you Sincerely, Ken Kenneth J. Van Stedum Home 727-787-5024 Cell: 727-410-3973 email. I have experience in CAD Design, SoftPlan, Microsoft Office, and Adobe. I am also proficient in different email applications and using both Personal Computers and Macintosh Operating Systems. Attached to this cover letter are my resume and my portfolio. I am willing to begin working full- time as soon as you need me. I look forward to hearing from you. I am sure that I would make a great addition to your team. Thank you so much for reviewing my resume. Sincerely, Kenneth Van Stedum 400 Oxford Road Palm Harbor, FL 34683 (727) 410-3973