RIYADH PUBLIC TRANSPORT PROGRAM –
RIYADH, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
The Riyadh Public Transport Program, consisting of six metro lines, three iconic stations, three bus rapid transit lines and a network of community and feeder bus routes, is currently the largest and most ambitious public transport program being undertaken in the world. Serving as Contracts Manager under contract to the government authority managing the Riyadh Public Transport Program, Mr. Romney was responsible for drafting and negotiating contract terms and conditions for major program packages, including contracts for: Bus Operations and Maintenance; Bus Procurement; IT Systems; Bus Infrastructure Construction; Project Management and Construction Management Consultancy contracts; etc.
NUCLEAR ENERGY PROGRAM
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), upon recommendation by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) established the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) to implement the nuclear energy program in the UAE. The program involves the engineering and construction of twin 1400 MWe (gross) nuclear power plants near Al Ruwais in the Abu Dhabi emirate of the UAE with commercial operation of Unit 1 planned for May 2017. As the Contract Manager for the Program Management Oversight (PMO) consultant to ENEC, Mr. Romney was responsible for interfacing with the commercial management team at ENEC to improve client relations, ensure delivery of contract deliverables, and using input from the PMO technical staff, prepared quarterly reports to the client to document achievement of Key Performance Indicators.
IRAQ COMMON SEAWATER SUPPLY PROJECT (CSSP)
The CSSP is a critical infrastructure project undertaken by the Iraq Government and Ministry of Oil to provide injection water to the oil fields of Southern Iraq to enhance oil recovery. Phase I of the CSSP involves the treatment and distribution of 5.2 million barrels of seawater per day for use as oil field injection water. As Contracts Manager, responsible for managing the procurement and contract administration activities under a Program Management Contract with the client, Mr. Romney’s responsibilities included: preparation of all Invitation to Tender (ITT) Documents; drafting contract forms for inclusion in the ITT; prequalification of prospective tenderers; issuing ITT packages; preparation of tender evaluation reports including recommendations to client for Tender Award. During project start up, our CJ&R partner was also responsible for preparing the Procurement Management Plan and the Contract Management Plan for inclusion in the CSSP Project Execution Plan.
THE WASHINGTON DC CONVENTION CENTER
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is an $850 Million US Dollar, 2.5 Million Square feet facility. Mr. Johnson’s role was as Director of the Washington Convention Center Authority with fiduciary responsibility to run the existing convention center and development and build the new Convention Center in the Nation’s Capitol.
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THE VILLAGES OF WESTPHALIA
The Villages of Westphalia a $200 million mixed-use development that contains 1,000 Residential Single and Multi-Family Units, 25,000 SF of Retail, a 30,000 SF Country Inn, 15,000Sf Church and 120 Unit Seniors Facility. Mr. Johnson’s role was as a real estate broker and project management and development consultant. Our CJ&R partner unified the owners to create an assemblage of over 230+/- Acres, and provided consulting services in obtaining the approval of a master plan that rezoned the farms from Rural Agricultural to L-A-C and RM and created the right to build a mixed use hamlet. Secured structured equity capital. The value of the land increased from $4 Million to $45 Million.
Cambridge Place was a $250 Million mixed-use redevelopment of Pepco former HQ site. Mr. Johnson’s role was as a real estate brokerage and development consultant. The partner found a buyer to acquire the property in US Bankruptcy Court and identified development partner that would co-develop site. The property was incorporated into the Sectional Map Amendment process achieving increased density by rezoning site into the M-X-T transit oriented Westphalia City Center. The site was acquired for $10.8 Million. The value after rezoning the property was valued at $40 Million.
WESTPHALIA TOWN CENTER A $3 BILLION NEW URBAN TOWN CENTER
Mr. Johnson identified State of Maryland Capital Improvement Funds as a source of public financing to build the necessary road improvements to pass the APF Test of Traffic. Mr. Johnson built State and Local County political support that enabled the project to receive a $72 million allocation of Maryland Capital Improvement Funds. After the project passed the APF Test, the developer was able to secure District Council approval of a new Sector Map Amendment (“SMA”) which created the right to build 3 Million SF of new office space, 1 Million SF of Retail and 14,000 new residential units and an entertainment district which increased the land value by $50 million. Our CJ&R partner found a buyer that purchased the property for $64 Million and helped the buyer secure an $85 million commitment for financing.