Mark Lawson´s CV

Thank you, Mark, for delivering my Project on time and under budget!

J.W Marriott, Jr, Chairman of Marriott International Inc.

Professional Profile

With over 20 years of growth in property development, property sales and project management experience gained in the UK and Southern Europe, able to effectively identify and evaluate new business opportunities, develop related investment plans, obtain approvals- whether internally or externally- and thereafter control implementation, from contract negotiation through budgetary control to team leading.

Areas of operation include Spain, the Canary Isles, Balearic Isles, Portugal, Morocco, France, Argentina and Cape Verde.

Offering strategic added value and deep experience and know-how in the property development field, enjoys high levels of responsibility where energy, dedication and initiative are required. Comfortable in technical and target-demanding situations. Focused and committed to bottom line results.
Able to build and lead multi-disciplinary teams and accustomed to working in cross-cultural environments. Fluent Spanish speaker and writer, with a working knowledge of German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch and French.

Regular lecturer at a Malaga Business School (IPE), as part of their faculty for their Expert Project Management and Masters programmes.

Regular specialist lecturer/speaker on Project Management strategies, procedures and best practice at other professional associations (AEDIP, ICPMA, CIOB, OTE, ARDA) at locations in UK and pan-Europe.

 

Professional Experience

 

1999 to date MDCI Project Managers

Founder & Managing Director

Identified a niche in the market and founded an independent Project Management and Property Development and Construction Consulting Company to service national and foreign investors and developers wishing to guarantee that their interests were protected and that their projects developed according to quality, budget and time constraints. Projects managed in Spain, France, Morocco, Portugal, Canada, Argentina, Brazil and Cape Verde.

Captured 1% of the National Project management market in a market dominated by well known Multi-national service companies.

Saved clients a combined amount in excess of €45m representing 9% of managed budgets.

MDCI Project Managers has delivered over 4,400 units on 50 different projects including 10 hotel-resorts, and numerous individual villas- totalling investment budgets of €850m- all delivered on time and on – or below – budget.

 

1995-2000 Marriott Vacation Club International (a division of Marriott Int. Inc) USA.

Project Director Resort Design and Construction for Europe

Contracted in London as a member of the executive European Senior Team. Responsible for establishment of the company’s first three European projects, comprising 550 units with a combined investment value of $180m. Interfaced with U.S. executives to integrate Marriott standards and procedures into a new market, and surpassed these requirements. Led the development of 3 projects to targets. 

Directly responsible for savings of $4m on previously agreed development budgets.

Previously:

Development Due Diligence consultant, London based

Clients included Marriott Ownership Resorts Inc. (USA) and First National Commercial Bank (U.K.), organisations with extensive investments in Spanish and European property.

 

Global Group of Companies, UK and Spain

Development Director

Managed to development targets the design, construction and equipping of two vacation Resorts consisting of 270 units, leisure, food and beverage, commercial and operations areas- 1000 miles apart.

Saved the company £4m on previously projected budgets and all projects were constructed, equipped and occupied by clients on time.

 

Sunley Holdings PLC, London and Spain

Sales and Development Manager

Appointed to the company’s Spanish operation and assumed managerial responsibility for a failing project of 80 luxury apartments for this UK PLC. Project rescued, developed on time and sold out 6 months ahead of schedule.

 

Professional Memberships

FRICS- Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

PROMOTUR (Association of Residential Developers of Andalusia) -Board Member.

AECMA- Construction Management Association of Spain- founder Board Member.

 

Academic

Masters Degree in Management of Property Development Companies at Malaga Business College IPE- course taken in Spanish.

Certification in Advanced Management of Property Development Companies, at IPE, Málaga, Spain.

 

Special Recognition

MDCI Project Managers awarded “Project 2007” First Prize for “Outstanding contribution to Project Management in Residential Tourism projects in Spain”.

Whether you are planning a substantial commercial development or a private property construction or conversion, the multitude of benefits available to you from Mark Lawson professional services will ensure that you have the tangible results that you deserve.