Owner-Principal, KLI Companies

Client:  LXR Resorts (Blackstone Group LP)


In January of 2008 I reported to Fajardo, Puerto Rico and the El Conquistador Resort.  An addition of a new ballroom/meeting rooms complex was underway.  My assignment was to relieve the current project manager, assume control of the work and make sure the project was completed in a timely fashion.  In addition I was to make an assessment of all costs to complete the project and reconcile costs to date and projected costs to complete against the project budget.  I managed all invoices and pay applications and managed payables against available cash flow through completion.    We also undertook a substantial amount of remedial work that was outside the scope of the original project or had not been completed as it should have been originally.

Project Location Role Size ($’s) Size (Physical) Operator Year
El   Conquistador Resort Renovation Fajardo, Puerto Rico Construction Management $30M 40,000 S.F. Hilton Waldorf-Astoria 2008
Project   Type Key Consultants Owner/Client Contractor Deliverables
Ballroom, Meeting Room Addition Architect: Ray Architects PR,   Interior Design: Barry Design Wind P1 Mortgage Borrower, LLC /   LXR / Blackstone Aziz & Sons, Inc. Construction   Management, Cost Control & Management