Managing Director, Midwest
Jeff brings over 30 years of experience in construction management and real estate development to DCI. His depth of experience ranges from traditional general contracting to leading design-build teams, to complex real estate developments. He is especially adept at creating a team environment between all project stakeholders, resulting in project success for clients, as well as all stakeholders.
Prior to leading DCI’s Midwest efforts, Jeff was Vice President of Construction for Duke Realty Corp., one of the nation’s largest real estate development companies, in Indianapolis and St. Louis for over 20 years. His responsibilities included leading many diverse teams in pursuit, land acquisition, entitlement, design and execution of development and third party construction projects in excess of 10 million square feet and one billion dollars of project value in the Midwest and across the country. Prior to the role of VP, Jeff was preconstruction director, directly responsible for managing the conceptual design/pricing, entitlement, schedules, and execution of infrastructure, retail, office, medical and industrial projects. Before his days with Duke, Jeff was a project manager with a large general contractor, executing those duties on public and private projects from $1MM to $150MM.
As managing director of DCI’s Midwest operations Jeff is responsible for client development and satisfaction, creating project teams, and managing any/all aspects of the construction and development process on the client’s behalf.
Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, and several certificates of leadership development, the latest from Indiana University’s Tobias Center for Leadership Development, Hoosier Fellows. He has lectured on several panels over the years on construction and real estate development topics, and lead training sessions for Direct Employers Foundation at Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis for disadvantaged students interested in careers in construction and development. Jeff has been very active in the Indiana Construction Roundtable, serving as a board member on their Mentor Protégé program, and acting as a mentor to a WBE design firm.
Jeff is very active in the community and is involved in several local organizations such as the United Way (Key Club), the American Heart Association (Executives with Heart), and Habitat for Humanity to name a few.