Our Story

Murow Development Consultants was created from a vision of Steven Murow where clientele would receive the highest level of service from a committed team to “do what is best and right” for the project. Murow Development Consultants provide land development services to enhance the management and administrative practices of any project. We are goal oriented and problem solvers, which allows our clients to procure the benefits of cost savings and avoidance of delays and complications. Murow Development Consultants assist in pre, during, and post development.

Murow Development Consultants is “contractor based,” where many of our team have either owned, operated and/or provided “hands-on” services to contracting firms. This foundation allows our group to not only think like a contractor, but maneuver through the various “tricks of the trade” and complexities of the project. We minimize our clients’ liability exposure by taking a proactive approach and devoting our focus on sensitive areas of the project from inception to final acceptance.

Mission Statement

To provide unparalleled, unbiased third-party consulting services to a defined set of clients through a diverse mix of our project experience, personal knowledge, and deep-rooted industry relationships exceeding expectations every step of the way.

Core Values

Honesty

With yourself, with the client, and with the company

Integrity

Completeness, wholeness, sincerity

Excellence

Be the best, do your best

Respect

Appreciation of people, their unique personality, talent and abilities

Service

Pride, passion, professionalism. Listen, encompass and communicate.

We Are Family

Welcoming, comforting, appreciated

Principals

Steve Murow

Chairman & CFO

Steve Murow - Chairman & CFO

Contact

949.988.3271
smurow@dirtexpert.com

Biography

In 1978, Mr. Murow began his career as a quantity takeoff estimator for grading contractor – Sukut Construction, Inc. After attending the University of Illinois and Cal State Long Beach, studying Civil Engineering; Mr. Murow utilized his knowledge of soils mechanics, hydraulics and general business courses and teamed up with former employees of Sukut in 1981 to form Gillespie Construction. In 1987, Mr. Murow became a principal at Clayton Engineering, Inc. offering general engineering contracting services. Mr. Murow held the position of Executive Vice President; performed the sales and marketing for the company; estimated and supervised over 1,500 bids and was responsible for the project management of over 250 projects in excess of $125,000,000, including heavy engineering and building construction. In October, 2000, Mr. Murow joined The Moote Group to offer his expertise in developing proformas associated with mass grading and infrastructure development. He also performed mass grading budgets and analysis, bid packages and served as a project manager on grading and infrastructure related projects. Mr. Murow developed the forensic estimating and litigation support division while at The Moote Group. As of July 11, 2012, Mr. Murow began offering expert witness and litigation support services through his new entity DIRTONU, Inc. In addition, he created Murow Development Consultants to act as the construction oversight consultant for the 20-year build-out of Rancho Mission Viejo, while also providing construction management services, contract administration and claims mitigation for several general engineering contractors and builders.

Certificates & Experiences

Years of Construction Management Experience: 37 years

Credentials | Certifications | Licenses:

  • President of Orange County Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) | 2011-2014
  • Past National President of Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) Board of Directors | 2014
  • President of the American Society of Professional Estimators – Chapter 3 | 2010 – 2014
  • Member of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)
  • California State Contractors “A” License (659969)

Infrastructure Improvement Experience:

  • Fine Grading | Mass Grading
  • Wet | Dry Utilities Improvements
  • Street Improvements | Roadway | Bridge Construction

Projects Worked on:

  • The Ranch (Rancho Mission Viejo Company) | County of Orange, CA
  • “Playa Vista” | Los Angeles, CA ($500,000,000)

Other:

  • Member of the Advisory Council for the Construction and Technology Dept | Orange Coast College

Greg Perrine

CEO

Greg Perrine - CEO

Contact

949.398.8467
gperrine@murowdc.com

Biography

In 2005, Mr. Perrine began his career in the Land Development industry as an intern in the cost estimating department at Moote Companies. Mr. Perrine quickly transitioned into other areas of the company such as municipal bond financing programs, project administration, and land due diligence. With a background in finance, Mr. Perrine was relied upon to assist clients with the execution and disposition of municipal bonds and agreements needed to finance public infrastructure. Throughout his career with Moote Companies, Mr. Perrine was involved in well over $200M in public infrastructure and is well-versed in construction documentation, public works and prevailing wage compliance as well as most all financial programs throughout California. Mr. Perrine was responsible for all facets of project administration through establishing policies and procedures to coordinating with all consultants and subcontractors. Mr. Perrine has also taken a lead role in in the land transactional side of the industry throughout the due diligence period providing clients with a detailed assessment of all regulatory approvals and fees, constructability and constraints, and the preparation of land development budgets. Mr. Perrine eventually served as Principal of the Moote Companies and oversaw all operational and strategic planning aspects for the company. His experience in the land development industry is vast and expands throughout all of California, typically working on a portfolio of over 75 projects in any given year. In 2018, Mr. Perrine joined Murow Development Consultants as CEO and will focus on the strategic direction of the company.

Certificates & Experiences

Years of Construction Management Experience: 13 years

Credentials | Certifications | Licenses:

  • B.S., Business Administration, Finance, and Entrepreneurship | Chapman University 2006
  • MBA, Emphasis in Finance | Chapman University 2015
  • BIA Next Generation Board Member | 2011 – 2012
  • Chapman University Alumni Board of Directors | 2009 – 2011

Infrastructure Improvement Experience:

  • Fine Grading | Mass Grading
  • Wet | Dry Utilities Improvements
  • Street Improvements
  • Land Development Proformas

Projects Worked on:

  • The Great Park (FivePoint Communities) | Irvine, CA ($210,000,000)
  • Audie Murphy (Brookfield Residential) | Menifee, CA ($95,000,000)

Tim Markel

President & COO

Tim Markel - President & COO

Contact

949.988.7158
tmarkel@murowdc.com

Biography

Mr. Markel brings just over 17 years of experience in the general engineering construction industry. In 1998, Mr. Markel joined Clayton Engineering, Inc., where he first teamed up with Steve Murow. There he managed the Accounts Payable department, which included the tasks of: payment of project billings, run monthly project cost reports for the project managers, preparing monthly billings with the Accounts Receivable Department. In 2000, Mr. Markel joined ARB, Inc. where he worked in the Accounting Department with the CFO and Controller on special projects. During his time there, he managed the Asset Accounts of the company as well as the Union Benefits Account – a $2MM a month account. He also implemented procedures in the Accounts Payable and Payroll Departments that saved time and money. In 2001, Mr. Markel joined The Moote Group and was reunited with Mr. Murow again. There he worked in the Accounting Department, working on billings, receivables, monthly and annual tax forms, insurance documents, and various payroll reports. In 2005, Moote created the CFD Reimbursement Division, where Mr. Markel managed a team of (3) members. There he helped owners (developers / builders) of projects receive reimbursement of public funds through programs such as Community Facility Districts (“CFD”) and Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (“TUMF”). He worked closely with various municipalities and jurisdictions to help create tools to assist parties expedite the approval of reimbursable costs. In 2013, Mr. Markel joined Murow Development Consultants to assist in the company’s construction management and project management services. In 2014, Mr. Markel was promoted to Chief Operating Officer to oversee operations and functions of Murow Development Consultants.

Certificates & Experiences

Years of Construction Management Experience: 18 years

Credentials | Certifications | Licenses:

  • Bachelor Degree of Business Administration | University of Nevada-Las Vegas (1997)

Infrastructure Improvement Experience (Reimbursement of Public Funds):

  • Grading
  • Street Improvements
  • Landscape | Park Improvements
  • Wet & Dry Utility Improvements

Projects Worked on:

  • Larry D. Smith Correction Facility Slope Armor Protection | City of Banning, CA ($1,350,000)
  • Ladera Ranch – CFD Reimbursement | County of Orange, CA ($250,000,000)
  • Shea Trilogy at Glenn Ivy – CFD Reimbursements | County of Riverside, CA ($52,000,000)

Other:

  • Commissioner of Transportation, City of San Juan Capistrano (2010 – 2013)

Management Team

Bob Garrison

Director of Consulting Services

Bob Garrison - Director of Consulting Services

Contact

949.398.8349
bgarrison@murowdc.com

Biography

With a career spanning over 40 years, Mr. Garrison has extensive managerial and practical experience in all phases of real estate development, including land acquisition, entitlement, horizontal and vertical development, asset management and asset disposition. He is recognized as an industry leader who has directed some of the most prestigious development companies in the industry. He is also credited for having successfully acquired and accomplished the entitlement and development of some of Southern California’s most prominent landmark communities including Central Park West, Irvine, CA – 1,366 homes, 90K sf office, 20K sf retail in a 43 acre urban master planned community.

In his role as Director of Consulting Services for Murow Development Consultants, Mr. Garrison leads the team that provides Forward Planning/Due Diligence & Entitlement services, Land Residual Analysis, Cost & Fee Estimating, Value Engineering, and Asset Management services to the real estate industry. His extensive experience provides him with the knowledge to understand the complexities of the real estate development process, and apply that knowledge to the benefit of his clients.

Certificates & Experiences

Years of Real Estate Development Experience: 40+ years

Credentials | Certifications | Licenses:

  • University of California at Santa Barbara | Bachelor of Arts – Social Science
  • University of Northern Colorado | Secondary Teaching Credential
  • University of California at Irvine | Commercial and Industrial Development Management Certificate
  • University of California at San Diego | CEQA Practice Certificate – 1.5 Year Program (Completion December
    2018)
  • California General Contractors License “B”

Real Estate Development Experience (Partial List):

  • Central Park West, Irvine, CA | 1366 Homes/90,000 SF Office/20,000 SF Retail | Acreage – 43: Orange County’s first Urban Master Planned Community. Property Acquisition, Oversight of Design, Secured Entitlements including General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, Master Plan, CEQA Certification (EIR), TTM
  • RLL, Imperial Valley, CA | 3830 Residential Units |1.3 Million SF – Office | 150K SF – Retail. Total Acreage – 1075: Feasibility Analysis, Cost Estimate, Revenue Analysis/Timing, Land Residual Analysis, Cash Flow, Gaming – Highest & Best Use Analyses
  • Lompoc, CA Property (Confidential) | 150 ea. 1⁄2 Acre Lots, 36 ea. 5 – 10 Acre Ranchettes, 16 ea. 20 – 80 acre Vineyard Properties | Acreage – 3,400: Feasibility Analysis, Cost Estimate, Revenue Analysis/Timing, Land Residual Analysis, Cash Flow, Gaming – Highest & Best Use Analyses, Entitlement Strategies including General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, TTM, CEQA/EIR, Regulatory Agency Approvals, Design Review Board, Final Map

Selected Projects Worked On:

  • Jurassic Park – The Ride – Universal Studios Hollywood, Construction Manager – all aspects of the Attraction including: Construction Oversight/Cost/Budget/Schedule Control

Other:

  • Building Industry Association | Associate Member (2001-Present), Urban Land Institute | Active Member

Erica Langham

Director of Bid Adminstration

Erica Langham - Director of Bid Adminstration

Contact

949.988.3274
elangham@murowdc.com

Biography

Ms. Langham brings over 10 years of experience in the general engineering construction industry. In 2006, Ms. Langham joined The Moote Group, where she first teamed up with Steve Murow, working in the Bid Administration Division. There she managed the process of both public and private bids for various infrastructure improvements for developers and home builders. Over the years, she has gained extensive knowledge of the public bid administration process and requirements of most Southern California agencies. She has built excellent relationships with public agencies, jurisdictions and municipalities being able to expedite the bid process. Ms. Langham has worked closely with the industry’s contractors by submitting bid specifications and plans for various projects and responding to bid questions and concerns through the Addendum and Clarification process. Ms. Langham also took on various project and contract management roles by coordinating the submittal, request for Information (RFI), change order and labor compliance process with the builders and developers. In 2012, Ms. Langham joined DIRTONU, Inc., supporting Steve Murow on various forensic cases. Her primary role with Murow Development Consultants is overseeing all bidding services and working closely with the senior construction managers for those respective projects.

Certificates & Experiences

Years of Construction Management Experience: 11 years

Credentials | Certifications | Licenses:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration | University of San Diego (2005)

Infrastructure Improvement Experience (Bid Administration):

  • Wet and Dry Utility Improvements
  • Street and Bridge Improvements
  • Traffic Signalization and Landscaping Improvements

Projects Worked on:

  • NBCUniversal – Universal Hollywood Drive Improvements | Los Angeles, CA ($17,000,000)
  • Terramor – Grading, Sewer, Water, Storm Drain, Street, Bridge Improvement | Temescal Valley ($34,000,000 to date)
  • Edison Avenue Storm Drain Improvements | City of Chino ($4,000,000)
  • Cow Camp Road – Bridge and Street Improvements | Rancho Mission Viejo, CA ($21,500,000)
  • Dove Canyon Drainage and Street Improvements | RSM, CA ($1,000,000)

Other:

  • BIA OC Next Generation Executive Committee Member(2013-current)
  • ASPE Secretary and Treasurer (2013-2014) | ASPE Co-Chair of Golf Committee (2012-2014)
  • Member of BIA OC | BIA Next Generation Committee (2013-2015)
  • Member of ULI – Young Leaders Group
  • USD Alumni Association – Orange County Chapter

Scott Porterfield

Executive Vice President

Scott Porterfield - Executive Vice President

Contact

949.988.7159
sporterfield@murowdc.com

Biography

Mr. Porterfield brings over 30 years of experience in the general engineering construction industry. Mr. Porterfield began his career in 1987, where he worked as an estimator for Clayton Engineering, Inc. It was there he first met Steve Murow and was responsible for bidding private and public works projects for the company. Mr. Porterfield also administered the project’s purchase orders, contract with subcontractors, change orders, project schedules, the preparation of monthly invoicing and coordination efforts with the superintendent. In September 2000, Mr. Porterfield became Vice President for Contracting Engineers, Inc. where his duties ranged from authoring contracts and change orders to supporting the financial, accounting and bonding processes for the company. In August 2005, Mr. Porterfield reunited with Mr. Murow by becoming the Director of Construction Management (“CM”) at The Moote Group, a full service land management company. While there, he maintained and coordinated the company’s CM Standards of Practice Program and the company’s construction managers. He also supported the Bid Admin Division with constructability and bid package review, created pro formas associated to mass grading and infrastructure development and construction scheduling and project management service oversight. In 2013, Mr. Porterfield joined Murow Development Consultants as an Executive Vice President to oversee the pro forma / budgeting services for land development projects and work with Steve Murow on various forensic case work for DIRTONU.

Certificates & Experiences

Years of Construction Management Experience: 28 years

Credentials | Certifications | Licenses:

  • Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) | Since 2011
  • Certified Erosion Sediment and Strom Water Inspector (CESSWI) | Since 2011
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) | Green Associate Since 2010

Infrastructure Improvement Experience (Bid Administration):

  • Mass Grading | Fine Grading
  • Sewer, Water, Storm Drain Improvements
  • Street Improvements | Traffic Signalization

Projects Worked on:

  • Canyon Lake Property Owners Association – Street Rehabilitation | City of Canyon Lake, CA ($1,350,000)
  • NBC Universal Studios – Offsite Street Mitigation | City of Los Angeles, CA ($80,000,000)

Other Associations:

  • Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) | Member
  • American Society of Professional Estimators – Chapter 3 | 1st VP
  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineers (ACCE) | Member
  • YMCA Triathlon Club | Member

Dennis A. Lorton, Jr.

Director of Construction Management / Vice President

Dennis A. Lorton, Jr. - Director of Construction Management / Vice President

Contact

714.493.5831
dlorton@murowdc.com

Biography

Mr. Lorton brings over 30 years of construction management experience to the land development industry, having started his work in the dirt since he was 14 years old, beginning in 1978 dumping bottom dump loads as a summer job. In 1987, Mr. Lorton began his career as an apprentice for the Union of Operating Engineers, working as an apprentice. There he developed many skills: check grade, operate various pieces of equipment for many construction companies, including Sukut Construction and Gillespie Construction. In 1994, Mr. Lorton became a foreman and later General Superintendent for Terracoast Contracting. During his time there, Mr. Lorton supervised several projects from the “ground up”, which included grading, slope protection, over-excavation and finish grade. In 1997, Mr. Lorton joined Clayton Engineering as a Bid Coordinator. He performed takeoffs for the company’s targeted projects. He also maintained project reports as well as assisted project managers in coordinating their subcontractors, daily project reports and costs. Mr. Lorton was promoted to Project Manager at Clayton Engineering, where he was responsible for managing various multi-million dollar general construction projects. In 2000, Mr. Lorton became President of Dennis Lorton & Associates, Inc., where his key responsibilities included, creating and implementing company policies, hiring of personnel, bidding of projects, maintaining and creating business relationships, supervising accounting reports and project management of ongoing projects.

Certificates & Experiences

Years of Construction Management Experience: 29 years

Credentials | Certifications | Licenses:

  • Member of Local 12 – International Operating Engineers (1987 – 1992)

Infrastructure Improvement Experience:

  • Rough Grading | Fine Grading
  • Wet Utility Improvements
  • Street Improvements
  • Traffic Signals
  • Park | Landscape Improvements
  • Treatment Facilities
  • Concrete Retaining Walls & Structures

Projects Worked on:

  • San Diego Creek – Spectrum V | City of Irvine, CA ($8,000,000)
  • Avenida Pico Street Widening | City of San Clemente, CA ($2,000,000)
  • Spectrum V Phase II Grading | City of Irvine, CA ($1,500,000)

Other:

  • Served as a Corporal for the United States Army, First Cavalry Division | CA National Guard (1992 – 2006)

James Nelson

Director of Bond Exoneration

James Nelson - Director of Bond Exoneration

Contact

509.679.8337
jnelson@murowdc.com

Biography

James Nelson has been with the Murow Development Consultants team since the Spring of 2014. He started working as a Field Engineer, eager to learn the construction management industry from our highly experienced team of mentors. Mr. Nelson gained much experience in the field throughout his role as a Field Engineer on numerous projects. A few of these projects include the Eastside Water Treatment Facility for Lennar Homes, and the WC Fields and Universal Hollywood Drive Improvement projects for NBC Universal,

In September of 2015 Mr. Nelson was elevated to the position of Assistant Construction Manager and continued to be a member of the team working on the NBC Universal projects. In the winter of 2016 Mr. Nelson completed his first project as a Construction Manager on the El Paseo de Cahuenga Park renovation project near Universal Studios Hollywood. This project was paid for by NBC Universal as a gift to the City of Los Angeles. His next project as a Construction Manager, as well as Assistant Project Manager, was nearby in Studio City for the Zev Yaroslavsky LA River Greenway Trail for Community Conservation Solutions. After project completion it was turned over to the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority, which is an arm of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. Soon after, Mr. Nelson worked for Lewis Management on the Preserve Sewer Lift Station & Sewer Improvements projects, and served as a Construction Manager for KB Home on their bond exoneration efforts.

In early 2018 Mr. Nelson transitioned from his role in the Construction Management division to focus his efforts on Bond Exoneration, and was elevated to the Director of the Bond Exoneration division. As a Director, James utilizes his Construction Management background, as well as organizational and communication skills to close out projects, gain agency acceptance, and ultimately exonerate bonds on behalf of his clients. Mr. Nelson oversees projects throughout Southern California – including projects in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and San Diego County. He has worked with over 30 municipalities / agencies and counting during his role, and has built solid relationships in each one that he is able to leverage in order to successfully see projects through to their completion and have all bonds released.

Certifications & Experiences

Years of Construction Management Experience: 5 Years

Credentials | Certifications | Licenses:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Business Administration – Double Major in Marketing and Entrepreneurship | University of Washington (2011)
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District Certified
  • National Utility Contractor’s Association Confined Space Certified
  • Member of Building Industry Association of Orange County

Construction Management Projects Worked on:

  • Eastside Water Treatment Facility – Field Engineer | Chino, CA ($5,000,000)
  • Universal Hollywood Drive Improvements – Field Engineer/Assistant Construction Manager | Universal City, CA ($25,000,000)
  • WC Fields Drive Improvements – Field Engineer/Assistant Construction Manager | Universal City, CA ($5,000,000)
  • El Paseo de Cahuenga Park – Construction Manager | Los Angeles, CA ($500,000)
  • LA River Greenway Trail – Construction Manager/Assistant Project Manager | Studio City, CA ($1,00,000)
  • Preserve Sewer Lift Station & Sewer Improvements – Assistant Construction Manager | Chino, CA ($15,000,000)

Bond Exoneration Projects/Agencies:

  • Acton – Los Angeles County Department of Public Works | Acton, CA. ($5,000,000+ in Bonds)
  • Quintessa – County of San Diego, Vista Irrigation District, City of Vista | Vista, CA. ($5,000,000+ in Bonds)
  • The Oaks – City of San Juan Capistrano | San Juan Capistrano, CA. ($5,000,000+ in Bonds)
  • Marisol – City of Oceanside | Oceanside, CA. ($3,500,000+ in Bonds)
  • Tesoro – City of Riverside | Riverside, CA. ($3,000,000+ in Bonds)
  • Sweetwater – County of Riverside | Winchester, CA. ($3,000,000+ in Bonds)
  • Sonata at the Preserve – City of Chino | Chino, CA. ($1,750,000+ in Bonds)
  • Rosemont Beacon Park – City of Irvine, Irvine Ranch Water District | Irvine, CA. ($500,000+ in Bonds)

Christian Gagne

Director of Reimbursements & Agreements

Christian Gagne - Director of Reimbursements & Agreements

Contact

949.398.6732
cgagne@murowdc.com

Biography

Mr. Gagne brings just over 4 years of experience in the general engineering construction industry. In 2012, Mr. Gagne began his career as an Account Coordinator with MBI Media, serving as a consultant for various public and private entities. He went on to specialize in outreach and public affairs for water quality improvement projects where he successfully managed all Proposition O – Clean Water Bond Projects for the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Public Works.

In 2014, Mr. Gagne joined Murow Development Consultants to further his career in construction oversight by assisting as Project Manager in the division of Reimbursement & Credit and served as Operations assistant.

Christian currently oversees the development of the Reimbursement and Agreements division. The department is responsible for navigating through land development costs partaking in various public financing opportunities and assisting clients in maximizing and solidifying various credits, refunds and / reimbursements.

Certifications & Experiences

Years of Construction Experience: 4 years

Credentials | Certifications | Licenses:

  • Bachelor Degree of Arts, Sociology | Azusa Pacific University (2009)

Related Experience:

  • Document Control
  • Permit Processing
  • Research: Fees | Credits | Reimbursements | Mitigation Agreements
  • Pro Formas | Peer Reviews | Budgets

Projects Worked on:

  • City of Los Angeles – Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project | Los Angeles, CA
  • Lennar Homes – College Park (On-Call Support) | Chino, CA
  • Lennar Homes – Griffin Ranch HOA (Document Control) | La Quinta, CA
  • Foremost Communities – Indian Truck Trail (Reimbursement) | Corona, CA
  • Hearthstone – Impact Fee (Credit / Reimbursement) | Santa Clarita, CA
  • Metro – SR-710 Environmental Study | Los Angeles, CA

Other:

  • Received recognition from the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Public Works for the successful outreach conducted on the Echo Park Rehabilitation Project | July 2013
  • Member of BIA’s 2014 “Hockey Event” Committee

Kip Armstrong

Manager of Dry Utilities

Kip Armstrong - Manager of Dry Utilities

Contact

949.398.6738
karmstrong@murowdc.com

Biography

Kip Armstrong joined Murow Development Consultants in 2016 as a team member of the Dry Utility Division. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cal State Fullerton. Kip brings over 4 years of project management experience from his previous work as a marketing consultant within the action sports industry. He also has over 11 years of experience in customer service, team-building, and professionalism, developed over his tenure as an ocean lifeguard for the City of Newport Beach.

Certificates & Experiences

Credentials | Certifications | Licenses:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration | California State University Fullerton

Dry Utility Coordination & Design – consisting of, but not limited to:

  •  Feasibility and Conflict Reporting
  • Cost Analysis / Estimating / Refunds and / or Reimbursements
  • New Installations | Relocations | Undergrounding | Idle Facility Removals
  • Temporary and Permanent Power
  • Coordination of Plans, Contracts and Easements
  • Existing Utility Exhibits
  • Utility Composite Exhibits
  • Applicant Design
  • Tract Planning – Master Planned Communities
  • Mixed Use Retail and Commercial
  • Bid Administration

Projects Worked On:

  • Brookfield Homes | City of San Juan Capistrano
  • Coyne Development Corp | City of Corona
  • Williams Homes | City of Santa Paula
  • The CIM Group | City of Los Angeles
  • Van Daele Development Corp | City of Oceanside
  • Van Daele Development Corp | City of Rancho Cucamonga
  • Pacific Communities | City of Menifee

Chris Rad

Manager of Dry Utilities

Chris Rad - Manager of Dry Utilities

Contact

949.988.3277
crad@murowdc.com

Biography

Christopher Rad provides the Dry Utility team with excellent skills, enthusiasm and a hard working mentality to assist with dry utility coordination and design. He has extensive sales and construction management experience in both residential homes and commercial remodeling.

Mr. Rad joined the Murow Development Consultants team in 2014. His responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating with clients, utility companies and others to achieve project goals.
  • Review contract and determine overall scope of work for the project.
  • Obtain and review engineering plans and facility maps.
  • Provide exhibits with possible scenarios for client/utility companies.
  • Utilizing the applicant design program to serve clients as well as preparing cost estimates for projects throughout the country.

Mr. Rad enjoys working with others and is an invaluable member of the Murow Development Consultants Team.

Certificates & Experiences

Years of Construction Management Experience: 6 years

Credentials | Certifications | Licenses:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management | California State University Long Beach
  • Southern California Edison | CTAC Certification

Infrastructure Improvement Experience (Dry Utilities):

  • Coordinate projects through the design phase with clients, engineers and utility agencies
  • Electric | Telephone | Cable TV| Gas
  • Sleeve Plans & Dry Utility Composite Exhibit
  • Relocation of facilities for public works projects and developers

Current Projects:

  • Jamison Services | City of Los Angeles | Downtown LA
  • Picerne Group | City of Orange | Laguna Niguel
  • Shopoff Group | Newport Beach
  • Rexco | Corona
  • Coyne Development Corporation | City of Tustin

Noel Smith

Manager of Budgets and Cost Estimates

Noel Smith - Manager of Budgets and Cost Estimates

Contact

Coming soon!

Biography

Coming soon!

Certificates & Experiences

Coming soon!

Philip Shehadeh

Director of Marketing & Business Development

Philip Shehadeh - Director of Marketing & Business Development

Contact

949.701.0324
philip@murowdc.com

Biography

Philip Shehade has experience in the general contracting construction and digital marketing space, having worked in business development for a mid-size general contractor, USS Cal Builders, Inc. and VP of Sales and Marketing for two leading software providers Advanced E-Media, Inc. and Customer Focus Software, Inc. Philip not only grew the sales and marketing teams in all outfits, but also personally focused attention on closing enterprise-level accounts across the U.S.

Philip has joined Murow Development Consultants as Director of Marketing & Business Development. In conjunction, Philip and team have begun the development of a construction project management and document control software, StratusCM.

Philip’s education, knowledge, and expertise in the construction and software space lend themselves well to his current efforts. Philip graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociocultural anthropology from UC San Diego.

Kelsey Irvin

Director of Human Resources

Kelsey Irvin - Director of Human Resources

Contact

949.398-67
kelseyi@dirtexpert.com

Biography

Ms. Irvin joined Murow Development Consultants in February of 2013 after graduating California State University, Fullerton with a B.A. in Business Administration. She began her professional career with an internship with the Los Angeles Clippers where she was able to develop and implement a successful marketing plan. In 2013, Ms. Irvin joined DIRTONU, Inc., supporting Steve Murow and the Forensic Expert Witness Association (“FEWA”) with new membership acquisition and other marketing projects to better assist in the growth of new business. In addition to FEWA she has been involved with the marketing and advertising of the Goals for Life Foundation and the American Society of Professional Estimators. Her role at Murow Development Consultants has been much more than assisting with professional associations. She serves as the contract administrator, coordinates marketing campaigns, and answers all requests for proposals. In addition to marketing and business development, Ms. Irvin provides all the Human Resource functions such as 401-k program development and implementation, employee onboarding, employee benefits, coordination with sub-contractors, as well as provide audit support to the various construction management projects dealing with the use of prevailing wages.

Certificates & Experiences

Years of Experience: 4+ years

Credentials | Certifications | Licenses:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Marketing | California State University Fullerton (2012)
  • Human Resource Certificate | California State University Long Beach (2014)

Related Experience:

  • Document Control
  • Research: Fees | Credits
  • Labor Compliance
  • Contract Administration
  • Market Research

Projects Worked on:

  • “Menifee Town Center” City of Menifee

Other:

  • BIAOC Member
  • Marketing Honors Networking Program | CSUF Faculty Invitation (2010 – 2012)

Christopher Lee

Financial Controller

Christopher Lee - Financial Controller

Contact

949.398.6748
clee@murowdc.com

Biography

Mr. Lee is the financial controller of Murow Development Consultants, joining the team in spring of 2015. He brings over 6 years’ experience with a financial background. Mr. Lee’s prior career positions include Financial Advisor at Prudential Financial (Orange County Financial Group) as well as Relationship Banker at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank.

Mr. Lee’s main role consist of working closely with company executives in financial management, corporate accounting, financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, payroll, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. Mr. Lee currently oversees the accounting department.

Certificates & Experiences

Credentials | Certifications | Licenses:

  • Series 6 – Variable Securities Exam (Administered by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority “FINRA”)
  • Series 63 – Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exam (Administered by FINRA on behalf of The North American Securities Administrators Association “NASAA”)
  • Series 65 – Uniform Investment Adviser Law Exam (Administered by FINRA on behalf of NASAA)
  • Health & Life Insurance License (CA)

Education:

  • Bachelor of Business Economics | University of California, Irvine (2009)

Volunteer Activities:

  • Mr. Lee’s previous volunteer activities include The Wooden Floor (Santa Ana, CA) and Mariners Church (Newport Coast, CA).
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