JUAN S. MONSANTO 1814 Castro Street San Francisco CA 415 902 3064 juanonly@aol.comCAREER OBJECTIVE – PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HO...
JUAN S. MONSANTO 1814 Castro Street San Francisco CA 415 902 3064 juanonly@aol.comGREEN PROJECT MANAGEMENT – Interpreted a...
JUAN S. MONSANTO 1814 Castro Street San Francisco CA 415 902 3064 juanonly@aol.comconstruction administration; managed HUD...
JUAN S. MONSANTO 1814 Castro Street San Francisco CA 415 902 3064 juanonly@aol.com                                 CONTINU...
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Juan Monsanto Resume And Job Descriptions 2011 2012

  1. 1. JUAN S. MONSANTO 1814 Castro Street San Francisco CA 415 902 3064 juanonly@aol.comCAREER OBJECTIVE – PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING JUSTICE TO ASSURE CHANGEI am seeking to bring my affordable housing justice experience to a government agency to manage the funding,monitoring and coordination of housing development projects under federal and state regulations. As such, myexperience allows me to assist in low income/ affordable housing policy development and programs, while realizingsolutions for community challenges. This is the trademark of my professional achievements. I have great interest incontinuing implementing and managing the full scope of housing development projects while accomplishing theessential functions of real estate development. I believe in providing for equal-mainstream policies and procedureswith residents, government officials, interests groups, councils, developers and contractors. I intend to assure thebuilding of local capacity to effectively acquire, manage, rehab and develop real estate portfolio. My desire is toassure rental housing and homeownership opportunities are available to low- and moderate-income families, thehomeless and other at-risk populations. PROFESSIONAL APTITUDES AND ABILITIESCOMMUNITY MANAGEMENT - Managed, evaluated and coordinated staff, multi-disciplinary teams, ancillaryagency staff, contractors and agency partners, simultaneously; implemented programs’ goals setting high performancemanagement; organized staff training and continuous professional development; resolved public affairs challenges incomplex government functions, operations, and community and intergovernmental programs; served as theprofessional liaison, facilitator, negotiator and mediator to and between agencies, political authorities, corporations,inner-city diverse communities, intra-agencies, and users; facilitated the resolution of public relations’ concerns byusing legal, regulatory modalities and community outreach endeavors; implemented principles, practices and methodsof public and business administration matters; managed “Communities of Opportunity” sites’ programs within theHOPE VI bricks and mortar and community and supportive services program; and developed multiple partnershipswith grassroots organizations in San Francisco and nationally, such as the Enterprise Community.PRE-DEVELOPMENT “RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT” – Had oversight, envisioned and implementedhousing programs and revitalization projects with over $2B in private, non-profit and federal sector portfolio for over25 years; in the Bay Area, as project developer, appraiser and manager for SFHA and MHA, I successfully builtprojects such as Hayes Valley ($42M), Bernal Dwellings ($45M), Plaza East ($55M), North Beach Place ($106M),Valencia Gardens ($70M)); I also built the Eugene Coleman Community House Senior Housing ($28M) with Section202 funding; most recently I developed with the SFRA, Hunters Point community and its Project Area Committee(PAC), the master plan for San Francisco’s Bayview/ Hunters Point and Candlestick Park at Double Rock; preparedbudget considerations for the housing authorities’ PHA Plan via Physical Needs Assessments (PNA) projections; andfostered partnerships by chairing the Public Housing Sub-Committee of the City’s Consolidated Plan. As such, I wasinvited to be part of the Mayor’s Task Force on Open Space and Public Housing.PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION - Planned, directed and coordinated public and privateintegration of mixed-income housing, coordinating team vision, developing strategic plans, leveraging fundingopportunities and providing timely and financially successful real estate services’ results; facilitated the resolution ofchallenges between sponsors, agencies, community groups, special interests and stakeholders; I was the HOPE VIproject and program development manager for over 15 years, liaising and coordinating developers, federal and stateagencies, contractors and organizations; at SFHA, I performed comprehensive fiduciary planning and grant writing,receiving over $118M in HOPE VI competitive grants dollars to rebuild over 1,200 affordable housing units whichleveraged such funds with $186M with LIHTC syndicators, private and public funding, etc.; also at SFHA, I developedlong term ground leases on underutilized housing authority property, one with a new 85 unit senior and disabledapartment complex with Section 202, LIHTC and City leveraged funding; and most recently, at MHA, I was thesuccessful writer for the formula and competitive applications for NPS2, leading to securing greening capital1mprovements. On February 13, 2009, I was presented with a Certificate of Honor by then Mayor Gavin Newson forthe exemplary years of service with the City and the many projects I have completed enhancing the livesdisadvantaged communities. 1
  2. 2. JUAN S. MONSANTO 1814 Castro Street San Francisco CA 415 902 3064 juanonly@aol.comGREEN PROJECT MANAGEMENT – Interpreted and clarified federal guidelines (NOFA) and other regulatoryrequirements; directly managed and/ or provided oversight operations on programs related to microenterprises, CDBGcommunity-based programs, capital funds (CFP), HOME, CEQA, NEPA, HERA, ARRA, Section 202, Section 42;formulated and issued written instructions and complex operation procedures; developed strategies to encourage assetdevelopment in inner city communities for low income workers; coordinated major multi-family housing projectsrelated to new construction, substantial rehabilitation, disposition and refinancing using HUD multi-family mortgageinsurance programs; and reported data evaluation and entry in numerous federal reporting systems. I am Green HomeRetrofitting & Remodeling Certified Professional.ASSET MANAGEMENT – Participated in the creation of 3 limited liability non-profit housing corporations formedas affiliates of the SFHA’s HOPE VI funded sites under LIHTC governance; prepared the corporate formationdocuments, oversaw incorporation, trained board directors and organization members, and drafted tax exemptionsapplications; managed quarterly meetings addressing LIHTC compliance with developers and management agents tocause preventive maintenance, proper property management performance, long term viability of properties, riskmanagement accountability pertaining to regulatory compliance, federally-driven contractor procurement, andenforcing transparent tenant processing; was the project and program manager for pre-development throughconstruction and occupancy, including ongoing LIHTC compliance for the following: (1) Hayes Valley HousingCorporation, Hayes Valley Apartments, L.P. I & II, (2) Plaza East Housing Corporation, Plaza East Associates, L.P.;and (3) Bernal Housing Corporation, Bernal Housing Associates, L.P.; manage, develop or dispose of under-utilizedand vacant properties to assemble and/ or stabilize neighborhoods; and most recently, at SFHA lead the efforts to sell 5housing authority properties to obtain funding for other properties’ capital improvements.CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM – Managed several multi-million dollar capital improvements’ projectsin different capacities, such as contracting comprehensive replacement of roofing, mold/ mildew/ LBP and asbestosabatement; managed ADA and 504 retrofits; collaborated with PG&E on solar energy plans, DPW and Recreation andParks on community projects, and the Mayor’s offices on a variety of local capital projects; prepared HUD-mandatedphysical needs assessments (PNAs) assessing annual, five and twenty year projections; developed Green PNAinitiatives at MHA using an ESCo to conduct energy audits to determine CFP and ARRA funding savings (NSP2).FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT – Participated with Goldfarb & Lipman LLP and CSG Advisors and bondunderwriters to provide long term and interim financing to preserve HOPE VI dollars; acted as part of the fiduciaryteam in structuring six deals (“pre-development”) using syndication as a source of capital; developed closingdocuments with ground lease preferences and non-profit purchase options, using a variety of investors; utilized HUD,CHFA, HCD, Federal Home Loan Bank (community credit), LIHTC (private equity), FMc and FM to structure,negotiate and develop result-oriented financing transactions; and developed feasible development of affordablehousing, strengthening of at-risk communities, and tackle discrimination and homelessness challenges. In 2006 I wasCertified under the “Asset Management, Project Based Budgeting & Financial Management” training. EMPLOYMENTAFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT & SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMS 1993- 2010Housing Authority of the County of Marin, Marin Co., CA Community Development ContractorMiscellaneous projects as Contractor included: oversight of CDBG Program for first-time homebuyers (one staff);Below Market Rate Program (BMR), two staff; CFP projects in Marin City and five senior housing sites (one staff);department evaluation of staff for Human Resources and CDBG compliance; assistance with PNAs bricks and mortarefforts (one inspector); Golden Gate Village "Planning for the Future Master Plan" (with consultant); identification ofphysical and management needs assessment; prototype solar/ energy project in one unit at Marin City(myself); editedand finalized the (awarded) ARRA applications (with architect); and Project Phoenix, a public housing unit convertedinto a solar/100% energy efficient unit with a community program with multi-agency collaboration (with non-profits,drafted MOU and completed the project with contractors and architects, et al. Overall, I provided project and programmanagement of CFP, CDBG, HERA and ARRA, et al. programs; provided federal and state codes and guidelines for 2
  3. 3. JUAN S. MONSANTO 1814 Castro Street San Francisco CA 415 902 3064 juanonly@aol.comconstruction administration; managed HUD- and HCD-compliant Davis Bacon wages projects (one staff); causedpublic housing tenant employment and community and supportive services implementation; provided implementationof grant-awarded revitalization plans and programs; provided contract negotiations; and analyzed distressed propertiesand systems; coordinated multi-disciplinary teams within mixed income communities, amongst other duties. At MarinHousing Authority I was praised by the Executive Director as successfully provided Neighborhood PlanningLeadership, Effective Project Management, Real Estate Development Formulation, Incorporation of Sustainability andEnergy Updates, Effective Staff Leadership, Detailed Issue Analysis and Complex Program Coordination andThorough Budgeting and Financial Tracking. He stated that I am a problem solver have great leadership and a highlevel of professionalism and dedication that is rarely seen, and a truly effective professional.San Francisco Housing Authority, SF, CA Planning and Program Development ManagerProvided project and program management of CFP, CDBG, HOPE VI, et al. programs; encouraged social justicethrough project analysis, development and implementation of comprehensive housing affordability strategies for publichousing and homeless families and individuals; assured compliance with the City’s Consolidated Plan; usedcommunity advocacy and federal and state codes and guidelines for construction administration; managed HUD- andHCD-compliant Davis Bacon wages projects; caused public housing tenant employment and community andsupportive services implementation; wrote HUD-praised HOPE VI grants and relocation and management plans;prepared/ provided oversight over HOPE VI, CDBG and HOME applications; provided implementation of grant-awarded revitalization plans and programs; provided contract negotiations and financing for various projects with legalteam; analyzed distressed properties and capital program systems; and coordinated multi-disciplinary teams withinmixed income communities, amongst other required duties.Los Angeles Housing Authority, LA, CA Scattered Sites Development ManagerUniversidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Argentina 3 Month Academic Consultant/FOMEC/ACIENVIRONMENTAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 1991 – 1993Executed environmental assessments, EIRs’ with CEQA and NEPA compliance; managed pre-development analysis ofenvironmental master and strategic plans; provided visioning sessions with inner city and suburban communities;implemented federal and statutory regulatory requirements; analyzed distressed properties and systems; andcoordinated multi-disciplinary teams in mixed income communities throughout Los Angeles and other counties.KDG Consulting, Los Angeles, CA Community Development ContractorEIP Associates, Inc., Pasadena, CA Senior Environmental PlannerARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING 1981- 1991Provided pre-development activities, project development and management of architectural and urban design projects;executed strategic plan visioning sessions to develop site and urban design guidelines; ran community-widearchitectural design charettes; assured implementation of building, planning and zoning codes; managed fundingleveraging with state and local entities; and coordinated A/E teams for national and international projects.CRSS, Inc., Irvine, CA Project Development DirectorThe Nadel Partnership, LA, CA Business Development ManagerMaxwell Starkman Associates, LA, CA Urban Planning & Business Development Director EDUCATIONUniversity of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA Texas A & M University, College Station, TXCommunity Planning and Urban Design Architecture and Environmental DesignMasters of Arts in Architecture Bachelor Environmental Design (Architecture)International Laboratory Arch. & Environmental Design Monterrey Institute of Technology (MIT)One-Year ILAUD Internship Program, Siena, Italy One-Year MIT Exchange Program, Mexico 3
  4. 4. JUAN S. MONSANTO 1814 Castro Street San Francisco CA 415 902 3064 juanonly@aol.com CONTINUING EDUCATION (2004-2009)Goldfarb Lipman Attorneys Affordable Housing LIHTC and Underwriting (WS) Oak, CAUniversity of Chicago Techniques in Quality Management Administration (WS) Chicago, ILHarvard University Rebuilding Communities, Investing in Urban Design (WS) Boston, MAHUD Office of P.H.Invest. National Technical Assistance and Training Program (WS) SF, CAInstitute of Professional and Executive Development Entrepreneurial Housing Authorities (WS) Wash, DCUniversity of Maryland School of Public Affairs Financing & Leveraging at Government Institutions Balt, MD PROFICIENCYComputer Software Word, Power Point, Project, Excel, Outlook, Access, PublisherManagement Proficiency Financial, Regulatory, Code Compliance, HUD Regulations, Team and Green Building Results, Corporate Strategic Plan, Social Justice PractitionerLanguage Fluency English, Spanish (Native), Italian (Conversational), French (Conversational) PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONSCGBP (Certified Green Building Professional, Certified) LEED GA (Green Associate, Candidate)AIA (American Institute of Architects, Associate) APA (American Planning Association, Member)NAHRO (National Assoc. Housing Redevelopment Officials) San Francisco Beautiful (Board Director)SPUR (Planning and Urban Research Association) Government Deal Funding (Member)The Commonwealth Club (Member) San Francisco Arts Commission (Advocacy)U.S. Green Building Council (Member) San Francisco Chamber of Commerce (Member) 4