Francine Jaramillo, a Project Manager at Watchdog based in our Los Angeles Office, is passionate about helping clients achieve their real estate and project goals. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Davis, holds a Project Management Certificate from UCLA and is also a Project Management Professional (PMP). Watchdog insider interviewed Francine this week about her experience in project management.

Where do you feel like your strengths lie during a project?

I’m extremely organized and detail oriented and I really enjoy the process of laying out everything and organizing it. The difference is in the details.

What makes you proud to work at Watchdog?

“I love the variety of markets that Watchdog is working in, and I’m proud of how quickly we’re growing. Everyone has been a great resource for any help we need on any project.”

What do you like most about project management?

“I like that projects have a start and end. You get to go from conception to completion and see your work as a finished project. Then you’re able to start all over again with a new project! There are so many different types of projects and industries, it keeps things exciting.”

How do you think Watchdog best benefits our clients?

“Our bread & butter is our people. We manage the projects as if we’re managing our own bank accounts. We care about the quality of the service that we’re administering, and we care that our clients get the support they need. We also offer more than just project management, such as real estate advisory services and workplace strategy – It’s an integrated approach in which all of us work together to help our clients.”

Watchdog is an independent owner's representative and project management firm that provides customized and consultative real estate services. With oversight of the budget and schedule, Watchdog participates in every step of the project ensuring quality is met and your interests are being represented.

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Specialties:
Owner’s Representation, Master Planning and Programing, Site Selection/Analysis, Budget/Schedule Administration, Project Coordination, Work Letter Analysis, Closeout Management, Vendor Procurement, Contract Negotiations/Admin, Capital Budget Planning, Process Management, Construction Admin, Multi-site Rollout Management