Extern, Pasadena, CA - August 5, 2013
A typical day at work consisted of negotiating property access rights, attending weekly city planning commission meetings, working with utility companies, and developing relationships with city leaders, engineers and attorneys. I learned how to subdivide and develop a residential subdivision from the point of acquisition of the land to the actual construction of the homes. It also helped me to acquire managerial skills as to interacting with engineers, lawyers, accountants and city representatives and be able to coordinate the project between all these parties. The hardest part of the job was negotiating the approval of the plot map with the city given that the city was extremely strict with their rules and regulations and at the same time I was trying to save as much money as possible given the small size of the project. The most enjoyable part of the job was to observe the job to be completed smoothly and efficiently.