Project Management Advisors (PMA) believes that relationships built on trust achieve optimal results. Whether we are managing the entire development of a multi-building campus or advising an investor in a real estate project, earning our client’s confidence is the first and most important step toward success.
Trust doesn’t just happen; it is earned. Integrity, fairness and diligence are among the qualities that we value most and are fundamental to our way of doing business, elemental to each day, each meeting and every email. These core principles guide our business and our teams:
With more than 25 years of experience, PMA is a national firm with offices in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Orlando. We have cultivated an exceptional team of over 120 professionals with expertise in multiple disciplines to provide a 360-degree perspective on every assignment. Our skills are strengthened by our breadth of practical experience managing a broad range of projects across a wide range of industries. This experience has created a significant knowledge base that allows our team to consistently anticipate issues, understand potential impacts and provide proactive solutions.
We emphasize engendering trust with clients and stakeholders alike because we believe that project success depends not only on technical expertise, but on people - relationships, integrity, communication and collaboration.
We Get It.
- Agilent Technologies
- Carley Corporation
- Deltak edu
- Hewlett-Packard Company
- Hyatt Hotels Corporation
- Informatica Corporation
- Merlin Entertainments Group
- Physicians United Plan
- Polycom, Inc.
- Sterling Bay Companies
- Voxx International Corp.
- Anka Development
- Core Campus Communities
- Draper and Kramer
- Golub Real Estate Corp.
- Mercy Housing
- PNC Realty Advisors
- UDR, Inc.
- Urban West Associates of San Diego
Not For Profit
- Archdiocese of Chicago
- Archdiocese of San Francisco
- Diocese of Orlando
- Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
- La Rabida Children’s Hospital
- St. Josaphat Parish
- The Old Globe
- The Rock Church
- Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
- Youth & Opportunity United, Inc. (Y.O.U.)
Life Sciences & Healthcare
- Amgen, Inc.
- BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Exelixis, Inc.
- Genentech, Inc.
- Healthpeak Properties Inc.
- Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
- Pfizer Global Research & Development
- Salk Institute for Biological Studies
- Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
- Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
- Scripps Health
- Shire Regenerative Medicine
- Takeda Pharmaceuticals
- City of Des Plaines, Illinois
- City of Lake Forest, Illinois
- County of San Diego
- Park District of Oak Park
- Unified Port of San Diego
- Village of Oak Park, Illinois
- Village of Tinley Park, Illinois
- Wisconsin Department of Transportation
- California Polytechnic State University
- California State University
- Chicago International Charter School
- Francis W. Parker School, Chicago
- Ida Crown Jewish Academy
- Knox College
- Lycee Francais
- National University
- North Shore School District
- Point Loma Nazarene University
- Rasmussen College
- San Diego Community College District
- Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
- University of California San Diego
J. Michael Tracy
J. Michael Tracy
Chairman, San Diego
As one of PMA’s three founding principals, Mike believes that people define the PMA experience. He takes pride in the firm’s ability to attract and retain great people - people who are curious, who challenge themselves and who understand that collaboration isn’t just a word on our website, but is the very essence of how we do business.
Mike’s experience in real estate development spans over 40 years and includes a broad range of complex projects across the US. A talented problem solver, Mike’s capacity for bold thinking and innovation are his hallmarks. He is expert at building consensus among disparate, multi-disciplinary teams to achieve client goals, and forming alliances to grow and expand the firm’s business. Mike applies his experience and knowledge to delivering consulting services to multiple clients and varied project types, and serves as the principal contact and delivery strategist for a large multi-family REIT client with a national portfolio. Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts and Economics from Knox College in Illinois.
President and CEO
President and CEO, AIA, LEED AP, Chicago
Roger believes that clients value PMA’s willingness and ability to deliver timely, accurate information and advice, even when it's not the easy road to take. He is gratified by the personal growth and success of others in the firm, especially those who have developed from entry level team members to become key leaders on large, complicated projects.
Roger is responsible for operations and service delivery across the firm, project planning and staffing, client relations, and business development. As a key member of the executive team, he works in tandem with other executive members directing firm-wide operations and financial activities, implementing project management systems and procedures, and establishing corporate policies to advance the strategic goals of the firm. Highly regarded for his natural team leadership and consensus-building ability, Roger’s portfolio of experience is diverse, amassed over his 25+ years of experience in project management and owner representation, including projects in higher education, K-12, multi-family residential, corporate office, non-for-profit, retail, and municipal sectors. Roger holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Iowa State University.
Western Regional President
Western Regional President, LEED AP, San Diego
Ken believes that PMA’s commitment to collaboration is evidenced by the firm’s ability to successfully deliver complex projects coordinated among large multi-disciplined project teams, while keeping an open mind and clear focus on client objectives.
Ken brings 30+ years of industry experience in project management and owner representation to his role Managing West Coast operations, with specific expertise of the unique facilities requirements of the biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industry. Under his leadership and supported by a team of multi-disciplined professionals with experience in a wide array of project types, PMA is recognized throughout the Southern California market as a top-tier provider of project management consulting for individual, developer, and investor clients from a diversity of industries, including life sciences, higher education, corporate, hospitality, and residential. Ken holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Eastern Regional President
Eastern Regional President, LEED AP, Chicago
Since joining PMA, Andy has embraced the firm’s core values as the foundation of both effective client communication and service. He believes that PMA’s ability to seamlessly align with a client’s business and project goals provides peace of mind that PMA is their absolute owner advocate.
Andy is a demonstrated leader with experience managing diverse project teams for a wide variety of product types. He currently manages the operations and delivery of services for the firm’s Eastern US locations and plays an integral role in the growth of the firm’s business. Andy is instrumental in the professional growth and mentoring of project staff, brings a consistent leadership style to both internal and external project teams, and is a leading voice in support of strengthening and enhancing internal operations. Andy holds a Master of Architecture in Real Estate Finance & Construction Management Concentration and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Vice President and General Manager, Austin
Vice President and General Manager, Austin, LEED AP BD+C
Ross values PMA's commitment to helping clients navigate complex projects and believes it is what sets PMA apart in today's market. He values the diversity of individual experience and expertise within PMA that, when fused in a team, creates unmatched collaboration and a collective perspective.
With over 20 years of experience overseeing development and construction projects for Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations, Ross has built a reputation as a respected trusted advisor to clients, owners, designers, and contractors. As General Manager of the Austin office, he guides project teams through complexities and challenges by building effective teams that skillfully manage risk and navigate uncertainty from start to finish. Ross holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Management from Purdue University.
Vice President, LEED AP, San Francisco
Bernie believes our clients value PMA’s priority to understand and embrace their unique situations and cultural environments, and tailor our services and support accordingly.
Bernie provides program management for a large life sciences and healthcare REIT, focusing on both portfolio administration and project specific oversight. His experience managing portfolios for various Fortune 500 Companies allows him to strategically plan and execute projects and effectively manage large project teams. Bernie holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University.
Vice President, Orlando
Jody believes that clients choose PMA because the firm understands client’s interests and that success is achieved only when their objectives are met. He chose PMA drawn by their skilled project team as well as their expertise in guiding clients to excellent outcomes.
Jody is a real estate development professional with extensive experience in the healthcare sector and a track record of strategic project team assembly and leadership. His portfolio includes new medical office buildings, hospitals, stand-alone emergency rooms and skilled nursing facilities. Jody holds a Master of Business Administration from Webster University in Orlando, Florida, and a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Vice President, Chicago
Trust and consistency are the traits that Nick sees clients value most in their relationship with PMA. Often working as a direct extension of a client’s in-house team entrusted with complex decision-making responsibilities, he deeply respects the critical nature of providing reliable and ethical owner’s representation services.
An industry professional with 10 years of diverse experience, Nick provides team leadership, project delivery strategy, and portfolio oversight for key clients in tech, higher education and corporate interiors. Nick also contributes to defining and implementing the firm’s technology capabilities, internal operations, and is involved in the training and development of project staff. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture Studies as well as a Master of Architecture, a Master of Science, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Construction Management and a Certificate of Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Vice President and General Manager, San Diego
Vice President and General Manager, San Diego, LEED AP
With experience as both an owner and owner’s representative, Andy values the collective, lasting relationships and trust that the firm actively builds with each client. He is focused on delivering successful results by minimizing risks.
Andy has over 25 years of experience in planning, design and delivery of capital projects and improvements for a wide variety of markets and product types. He is a leader with exceptional technical skills and specific expertise in capital improvement planning, project management, agency coordination and alternative project delivery methods. Andy holds a Master of Architecture and Master of Business Administration, as well as a Bachelor in Science, from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Vice President and General Manager, Orlando
Vice President and General Manager, Orlando, LEED AP, PMP
Leon finds that clients most value PMA’s uncommon courage and strategic thinking for solving project challenges, results that can be credited to the firm’s culture of independent thinking and empowerment of its employees.
Leon has more than 15 years of experience in the development and construction industry with a portfolio that includes a wide variety of projects for hospitality, commercial office, industrial, biomedical research, retail, religious facilities and residential development. Leon manages the operations of the Orlando office, assembles and leads project teams to achieve client goals, and develops relationships to expand the firm’s business throughout the Southeast region. His market knowledge and business development skills have contributed to the growth and diversification of the PMA portfolio in the region. Leon holds a Master of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University and a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from the University of Florida.
Vice President, San Francisco
Nick believes clients most appreciate the peace of mind they receive knowing that PMA is focused on mitigating risk in their projects through thoughtful foresight and critical thinking. He also feels that PMA teams further distinguish themselves by using their industry experience and wisdom to advise clients of strategies for maximizing project value.
With deep architecture, project management, finance and construction experience, Nick skillfully initiates and manages projects throughout planning, design and construction. His portfolio includes ground-up new construction, tenant improvements, and renovations of commercial and tech office space, financial operations, and retail banking facilities. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University.
Vice President, AIA, San Francisco
Jerry believes that clients choose PMA because they value the firm’s rigorous strategic approach, based on deep technical knowledge and broad industry experience. Equally important to clients is the firm’s unique management approach which reflects its commitment to honesty, transparency and mutual accountability that leads to progressive, successful outcomes.
As a practiced professional with 25 years of experience as an architect and owner’s representative, Jerry’s portfolio includes complex projects for corporate, commercial, government, higher education and institutional clients. He brings design expertise and collaboration to his role leading large multi-disciplined teams through planning to occupancy for a large life sciences REIT client. Jerry holds a Master of Architecture from Tulane University in Louisiana and a Bachelor of Fine Art from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois. He also is a licensed Architect in Illinois, Colorado, North Carolina, and Massachusetts.
B. Timothy Desmond
Senior Vice President
B. Timothy Desmond
Senior Vice President, AIA, Chicago
B. Timothy Desmond has joined PMA as a Senior Vice President. He brings more than 35 years of experience in the real estate development industry to his new role, and will be working closely with senior leadership to build on current relationships and expand the firm’s network of business opportunities. Timothy’s portfolio includes commercial office, hospitality, convention, land development, and high rise luxury condominium residential development ranging from $70M to more than $800M
Vice President Human Resources
Vice President Human Resources, SHRM-CP, Chicago
Jewel was drawn to PMA by its culture of transparency and the character of its people. She believes that the firm’s commitment to its core values is what sets it apart, and she integrates those values into her approach leading and overseeing Human Resources.
Jewel has 15 years of experience as an HR professional where she has successfully developed staffing strategies and improved organizational efficiencies. She provides the firm with strategic guidance and implementation of the company’s recruitment, talent development and retention activities. Jewel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University and certifications in HR Management from the University of California, Irvine, and the Society of Human Resources (SHRM-CP).
Vice President of Core Services
Vice President of Core Services, P.E., LEED AP, San Diego
Ted believes that PMA differentiates itself in the marketplace by being true to its core values. Clients recognize this, and value PMA’s commitment to understanding their needs and motivations.
Ted’s experience in management, consulting, and engineering encompasses all phases of real estate development and spans more than 20 years. His portfolio includes a broad range of product types that range from hospitality, commercial and education to large-scale infrastructure and complex redevelopment projects for clients in the United States and the United Kingdom. He serves an integral role overseeing the delivery of services and managing relations with several key PMA clients, including a large European entertainment company, a multi-family REIT client with a national portfolio, and a county government client. Ted holds a Master of Science in Construction and Engineering Management from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is also a California registered Professional Civil Engineer.
Vice President, San Diego
Russell worked alongside PMA on a successful project before deciding to join the firm. This experience demonstrated to him the value PMA places on trust-based relationships with all team members, a quality that allows for forthright discussion of project issues and challenges as they arise.
Russell has 20+ years of experience in construction management, coordinating and leading project teams through planning, design and construction on a diverse portfolio that includes residential, hospitality, retail, office, higher education, healthcare, biotech and public works projects. He brings a high level of expertise to understanding client objectives, organizing project teams and building consensus to meet the project goals. Russ holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Roger Williams College in Rhode Island.
Vice President Finance
Vice President Finance, Chicago
Jason values PMA’s focus on best outcomes, commitment to collaboration, and encouraging intellectual curiosity.
With over 20 years of experience in the finance industry, he has successfully transformed finance functions by developing and motivating teams, committing to continuous process improvement, and employing financial systems. Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Roosevelt University, a Masters of Business Administration with a focus in Finance from DePaul University, and is a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois.
Vice President and General Manager, Los Angeles
Vice President and General Manager, Los Angeles, LEED® AP
Sonnet values the firm’s intelligence, integrity and trust that cultivates creative relationships with both clients and colleagues. She believes these key values result in exceptional project outcomes and advanced solutions for the client.
As the General Manager of the Los Angeles office, Sonnet plays a key role in the tactical growth of the office with her ability to lead with influence and mentor her team. With over 20 years of experience, Sonnet has built a reputation as a strategic and creative thinker and industry leader. Prior to PMA, Sonnet was the Vice President of Design and Construction at NBC Universal where she was responsible for overseeing all design, development, construction, and related capital planning at the iconic 400+ acre lot and DreamWork’s West Coast Studio Operation. Sonnet holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Southern California.
Vice President, LEED AP, Orlando
Mark has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry with expertise managing the entire spectrum of the development process.
His background includes involvement in the hospitality, commercial, residential, themed entertainment and education sectors. A natural leader, he shares his skill and knowledge to provide both guidance and support to project team members. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Florida.
Vice President, Los Angeles
Mike value's the firm's ethical approach and appreciates the honest relationship with both clients and team members. He joined PMA to work beside team members with longevity that contribute vast knowledge and experience to their clients.
Mike brings a diverse portfolio with over 35 years in construction management, specifically a strong focus on commercial and healthcare developments. He has delivered domestic and international projects and applies his breadth of knowledge as a technical resource to his projects. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois.
Vice President, San Francisco
Meris appreciates PMA's culture of empowering everyone to perform to their highest potential. This outlook applies to PMA's staff, project partners, and clients alike.
Meris is an experienced real estate professional with comprehensive experience in both commercial and residential development. She provides team leadership and excels in navigating complex projects by anticipating client needs and working collaboratively to optimize project outcomes. Meris holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Hawaii-Manoa and a Masters of Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. She is a licensed Civil and Structural Engineer in California.
Vice President and General Manager, San Francisco
Vice President and General Manager, San Francisco
Allison believes that clients value PMA’s objectivity above all else. As General Manager of the San Francisco office, her top priority is protecting client interests by challenging all project partners to deliver their best work.
Allison plays a key role in the strategic growth of the office, working closely with firm leadership on all aspects of service delivery, client relations, staff mentoring and development, resource planning, and office operations. Experience with many project types including luxury high-rise apartment and condominium buildings, mixed-use commercial and office properties as well as various educational facilities and campuses strengthens her leadership of people and project teams. Allison holds a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University and a Master of Architecture from University of California at Berkeley.
Vice President, AIA, LEED AP, San Francisco
Tom values the naturally collaborative approach that defines the PMA experience. Working with smart, conscientious, engaging team members with a wide variety of professional experiences brought him to PMA and, clients tell him, its what they value most as well.
With over 30 years of experience, Tom has built a reputation for managing highly complex projects, particularly in technically savvy environments. As the team leader for a large utility client and a multinational technology company, he applies his extensive technical and architectural design expertise to these clients’ most challenging project demands to deliver innovative efficiencies while fulfilling project goals. Tom holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio and is a California licensed Architect.
Vice President, AIA, Chicago
Alice believes that clients value PMA’s ability to provide broad industry perspective, insight and critical thinking while also achieving technical and process control to successfully manage risk.
As a results-driven professional with 40+ years of diverse real estate industry experience, Alice’s portfolio includes a broad array of project types with development and design complexity and high performance demands, including residential multi-family, transit oriented mixed-use, biotechnology research and development, commercial office, and industrial development. She brings a broad level of development expertise and strong leadership skills to her role as a senior team leader for a large, multi-family REIT client with a national portfolio. Alice holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Vice President, LEED AP, Chicago
As a former developer client of PMA, Omar appreciates PMA’s ability to proactively mitigate investment risk through market-based experience and decisive execution.
Omar is a senior executive with over 15 years of real estate development experience. He leads PMA teams to evaluate market opportunities and develop strategies to help expand the firm’s portfolio both locally and on a national level. He has managed real estate development projects exceeding a total of $1.5 billion in project value and over 5 million square feet. Omar has a Master of Business Administration, Real Estate Investments & Finance from DePaul University and a Bachelors of Science, Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Vice President, LEED AP, San Diego
Jeff appreciates PMA’s culture of team work and the deep knowledge and resources provided by the wide range of professionals at the firm. He feels that clients value the firm’s absolute owner advocacy and trust PMA team members as if they were a member of their own staff.
Jeff has more than 25 years of professional experience in project management and real estate development and is the primary team leader for key clients in life science, office/industrial, and higher education. Jeff applies his extensive technical expertise of all phases of real estate development to his role with PMA and is guided by his commitment to the firm’s emphasis on collaborative partnerships. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management from the University of Redlands in California.
Vice President Marketing
Vice President Marketing, Chicago
Jill values the firm’s commitment to fostering a collaborative culture that empowers team members at all levels. She believes PMA is set apart in the industry by its authentic focus on building relationships that are grounded in mutual respect and trust.
Jill has 25 years of experience in professional services marketing in the real estate industry. She oversees the firm’s marketing and communications strategies and programs, develops and implements marketing procedures, collaborates on business development efforts and operational initiatives, and manages the activities of the corporate marketing team. Working with internal and external teams, she directs the development of a wide range of activities while maintaining the firm’s brand identity in areas including firm credentials, email marketing, website content, photography, proposals, presentations, internal communications, technology platforms, promotions, corporate events, public relations and social media. Jill holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from DePaul University in Illinois.
Vice President, Orlando
Robert appreciates the value the firm places on employee confidence, cultivating self-assuredness and personal integrity among all staff. Passionate about the building industry, Robert brings not only experience but a contagious enthusiasm to the company.
With over 40 years of professional experience, Robert has a diverse background in residential, commercial and mixed-use development, design and construction management. Robert’s vast portfolio includes owner representation for new construction of all client types with a focus on commercial office buildings, medical facilities and hospitality. As a leader, his strong philosophy of focusing energy on being a positive team member contributes to his success as a manager of critical project groups. Robert earned a Bachelor of Building Construction from Auburn University in Alabama.
Vice President and General Manager, Chicago
Vice President and General Manager, Chicago, LEED AP
Jeff Identifies with PMA's commitment to integrity and collaborative culture, core values that translate into action and outcomes that clients value highly.
As General Manager of the Chicago office, Jeff manages service delivery to achieve client goals, leads project teams, contributes to the firm's overall strategy and policy, and cultivates trust-based relationships to expand the firm's business. He has broad industry experience and is a proven leader in Investor Representation for complex development projects. Jeff holds a Master of Architecture, Master of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Vice President, LEED® Green Associate, Chicago
Jeff values the firm’s commitment to fairness and integrity, and appreciates the open and honest environment that it fosters in the office and among project team members. He believes clients value PMA’s absolute advocacy to act in their best interest at all times.
Jeff brings 20 years of experience in real estate development and owner representation to his role as a senior PMA team member. He has managed the planning, design and construction activities for a diverse range of commercial, residential and institutional real estate and building projects and plays a key role in the delivery of the firm’s services to an expanding client base.
As the relationship lead for a national multi-family residential developer, Jeff collaborates with the client’s internal staff and teams of design, construction, and engineering professionals throughout the development process to deliver projects that meet client goals and add value to their portfolio. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Advanced Technical Studies from Southern Illinois University.