Why independent PM?
Independent Project Management is directly assigned by and therefore only obliged to the client. This allows the project manager to be a truly loyal and independent on site representative for supervising and overseeing all supplier´s project managers.
What is my primary target group?
Having studied at an American college and having been involved in many international projects, I love to work bilingually with companies who want to open, change or expand offices in Europe.
I love to push my own boundaries and am experienced in working remotely as supervising project manager.
What are my services ?
Fundamental services include
- Participation in lease negotiations
- Budgeting and budget tracking
- Project planning
- Project team building
- On site attendance
- Online/offline meeting attendance
- Regular project progress reports
Why do I believe in independent PM?
Since I graduated from the Art Center (Europe) with a Bachelor of Science 20 years ago, I worked as an entrepreneur myself and by participating in many projects I learned that projects would have benefitted tremedously from an independent project manager, especially in projects abroad. I was thinking of somebody who understands the client´s way of thinking, shares the same values and is 100% reliable. As a consequence of my experience, I started my own service business as independent project manager and competent clients like Citrix, Salesforce.com and Informatica became customers. Their trust allowed me to act as their responsible PM for various office projects in Germany and the Netherlands.
Why should you assign me?
Because you will have one reliable local PM who is able to act quickly on your behalf on site.
Because you will get a fast responding PM who focuses on your project instead of running multiple projects at the same time.
Because you can be sure that your project manager personally represents your interests.
Because the team formed to handle your project are professional, experienced and dedicated players.
Because your budget, progress and deadline are monitored, obstacles are removed or detoured and the first day of business will be a satisfying event for all involved in the project and of course for all the employees.
Projects and Testimonials [Extract]:
1.600 sqm / 14.400 sqft
FDOB Jan 2012
„Oliver is an excellent organizer and deals effectively both with technical people and with those whom he reports. Superior under stress, Oliver actually appears to become more patient as stress escalates or conflicts emerge, making him an extremely valuable lead team member who can inspire excellent performance, ensure accountability, and build bridges even under duress.“
Director, Global Real Estate Projects
2.200 sqm / 19.800 sqft
FDOB Aug 2013
„Oliver was the responsible PM in both build-out phases of our new office in Munich.
He significantly contributed through his fair and professional interaction with the vendors, his technical expertise and his straight forward project control to meet the short-dated move-in deadlines.”
Sr. Manager Real Estate and Operational Services EMEA
4.200 sqm / 37.800 sqft
FDOB Sept 2014
„With an aggressive schedule and tight budget, Informatica required a Project Management that was going to be able to deliver a high end product under the tightest tolerances. With enthusiasm, experience, and commitment to delivery, the project management listened, understood, and collaborated with our team from beginning throughout the completion of the project to capture Informatica’s vision for an exciting, more open, mobile and communal workspace for our Stuttgart office.“
Global Facilities & Workplace Strategy
1.000 sqm / 11.000 sqft
FDOB Feb 2016
„Oliver Kessler, just delivered our new Informatica Office in Amsterdam. The project was completed on time and significantly under budget. He was able to value engineer the workplace design while leveraging existing base building conditions. Oliver has the ability to remotely manage projects with complex project teams along with suppliers and contractors. He was also able to navigate some challenging clients and personalities. His enthusiasm and optimistic attitude help energize the team. He also has the unique talent of choosing very talented suppliers and contractors. Lastly, under the challenges of delivering complex projects, he remains calm and focused on resolving obstacles and issues with creative solutions.“
Global VP, Real Estate and Workplace Solutions
430 sqm / 4600 sqft
FDOB September 2016
„A talented and successful PM who has worked on several of our projects pan EMEA. Great results are evident in the projects delivery to budget and timeline. With very good communication skills and the ability to work with all our stakeholders, Oliver is able to tie together the delivery of Real Estate, IT and Networks objectives to create a great project experience and I look forward to working with him again soon.“
Director EMEA Real Estate & Facilities Services
622 sqm / 6.700 sqft
FDOB November 2017
„If you are looking for a talented and successful Project Manager, Oliver Kessler is the one. He just delivered our new Citrix office in Madrid with great results. He was on budget, even with a 10% saving achieved and on time, despite suffering a few hiccups, days before the mayor move. Under the pressure of the project’s challenges, he remained focused and calm resolving the obstacles and delivering with excellent professionalism and great creative solutions. He has exceptional communication skills, he is enthusiastic and has the ability to work with all our internal stakeholders. He is proactive, practical and resolutive. Has a great expertise in tying IT, Networks, Real Estate and Design objectives together, to achieve great project results. Very much looking forward to working with him soon.“
Laura de Caso Basalo
Manager Real Estate & Facility Services EMEA