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L EON C OHEN

Mercer Island, WA 98040 206-714-8237 (m) leon@leongcs.com

CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL
Project Development ~ Construction Management ~ Owner Representation
Accomplished, seasoned expert construction and general manager with 35+ years leading the development
and successful general contracting of multi-million dollar projects encompassing commercial, residential,
municipal, institutional and defense complexes. Exceptional, experience-based construction acumen. Adept
at on-site innovation, cost reduction planning, controlling expenses and maintaining schedules.
Collaborative demeanor facilitates close interaction with project principals and staff. Highly regarded
among Pacific Northwest peers for:
General Contracting
Property Management
Cross-functional Teamwork

Project Development

Training

On-Time Deliverables

Construction Consulting

Team Leadership

Client Service

Safety Conscious

Diligent Negotiator

Client Rapport

REPRESENTATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Developed RFP for a $45MM 204-unit condominium complex, managed the project budget and AIA
A107 general contract, controlled general conditions and costs and moderated owner-contractor meetings
and subcontractor value engineering sessions.
Managed the design and development of numerous area multi-family, mixed-use and
condominium projects
o Received $8.5MM in bond cap financing from the Washington State Housing Finance Commission
for use in development of a 99-unit mixed use elderly living community
Field directed the largest at the time US conversion of apartments-to-condominiums; 770 total units
Received National Plaster Association award for intricate plaster craftsmanship on TRA/Columbia
Building Lobby historic renovation project

MAJOR PROJECTS
Please see Projects Listing for details
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Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Facility at


SeaTac International Airport, SeaTac
Coast Guard Support Ctr EMD Shop,
Seattle
Des Moines Public Library, Des Moines
Endolyne Gardens Condominiums with
Mixed-use Retail, Office including Hazmat
Waste Remediation, Seattle
Evergreen State Fair Grounds Equestrian
Facilities. Monroe
Fishing Fleet Marina Improvements, Port of
Tacoma
Henry Broderick Building Historic
Renovation including Hazmat Waste
Remediation, Seattle

Markey Machinery, Inc. Headquarters, Seattle

Metro East Base Tire Shop, Bellevue

Northshore School District #417 Transportation


Facility, Boghel

Pioneer Square US Post Office, Seattle


Ralph's Deli and Grocery, Seattle
Sixty-01 Condominium Conversion (770 units),
Redmond
Snohomish County 911 Emergency Support
Center, Everett
TRA-Columbia Building Historic Renovation of
the Lobby, Seattle
United Savings & Loan Bank Branch, Seattle

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LEON COHEN
CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL

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PROFEESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
GENERAL CONSULTING SERVICES, INC., Seattle, WA
2005 - Present
Management firm with in-depth expertise inconstuction of renovation of industrial, commercial, retail,
multi-family and luxury residential projects
Founder /President; Chief Consultant
Effectively manage all stages of projects from inception through permitting to occupancy
Owners representative for development and construction:
Assist with site acquisition, including all necessary due diligence
Assemble and supervise the design development teams through the permitting process
o Apply value engineering principles in coordination with architects and designers to ensure all design
intents are met at desired quality standards
Develop the construction cost estimate and operating budget
Hire and supervise the general contractor from project start to occupancy
Review, track and approve all documentation; i.e., contractors pay applications, change orders, cash flow
projections, variance reports, submittal process, etc.
W.G. CLARK CONSTRUCTION, Seattle, WA
2006
General contractor and construction management specialist focused on commercial
construction and renovation
Senior Project Manager
Managed the startup of a $45MM, 204-unit condominium project, detailing activities and costs, and bringing all
deliverable in on schedule
Directed project engineers, contractors and additional staff in setting up key function areas;
e.g. job office
Ensured compliance with all temporary requirements and hazmat remediation
Created and delivered routine and impromptu reports to company management
CONDEV, INC., Seattle, WA
1992 - 2005
General contractor specializing in remodeling and building repair
Construction Manager/President
Managed all development and general contracting operations for commercial and residential projects
Successfully managed completion of hundreds of restorations on behalf of owners and large national insurance
companies
Responsible for marketing and project P&L; supervised estimating, set up bids, buyouts, budgets and
established work schedules
GENERAL PACIFIC CONSTRUCTORS, INC., Seattle, WA
President/General Manager

1985 - 1992

MOUNTAIN PACIFIC COMPANY, Seattle, WA and Anchorage, AK


Construction Manager/President
Vice President of Construction, Seattle/Alaska

1984 - 1985
1982 - 1984

LEON COHEN
CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL

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EDUCATION
GREEN RIVER COLLEGE, Auburn, WA
Associate of Applied Science
Building Technology

1974

CERTIFICATIONS
Carpet Restoration Techniques
Casualty Restoration and Reconstruction
Estimating
Cleaning and Restoration Services
Computer Estimating
Construction Cost Improvement
Cost Awareness
Cost Estimating
Fire Restoration Techniques
Insurance Repair Estimating
Insurance Restoration
Lawsuits and Testimony, Professional Witness
Mold in Construction
Odor Control and Deodorization

Production Control
Project Management
Public Relations Management
Quality Survey
Restoration Institute-Certified Technician
Subrogation Recognition by American Insurance
Services Group
Superintendence
Trauma Reconstruction
Upholstery and Drapery Cleaning Techniques
Vandalism Clean Up
Water Damage Restoration
Water Damage Restoration, Cleaning and
Restoration Services