Russell Crawford

  • Director of Operations
  • McKinney, Texas 75070
  • May 22, 2017
Full time Management Real Estate

Personal Summary

Detail-oriented, performance-focused, and multifaceted professional with hands-on experience in operations management; complemented with proven background in property and project management. Client-focused and goal-driven individual, with track record of success in accomplishing multiple tasks and projects within set-forth standards, budget, and deadline while ensuring compliance with regulatory laws. Self-reliant team leader, offering high-caliber management qualifications in overseeing day-to-day organizational operations and supervising personnel toward the attainment of organizational goals. Articulate communicator, effective at establishing positive working relationship with all levels of individuals.

Work Experience

Director of Operations
Pickens Resource Corporation
  • Held responsibility in recruiting employees; directing vendors for equipment and business services; working with vendors and contractors; preparing property leases; and securing payments for pasture rental, timber management, and hunting leases.

  • Planned, monitored, and tracked financial plan for each property.

  • Took charge of fleet management, preventative maintenance, and registration in residing counties and shipping coordination.

  • Assumed accountability in overseeing over 11,000-acres of varying property across Texas, Colorado and Louisiana.

  • Researched land records to find ownership and mineral rights as well as to identify, purchase, and sell properties.

  • Successfully managed a wide range of construction projects, including hunting cabins, barns, landscapes, sprinkler systems, solar panels, playground equipment, and house remodeling.

  • Assisted with development of plans for Timber Plantations, in coordination with a timber management company and timber company during planting, thinning, and cutting of timber.

  • Carried out design of maps for property lines, hunting blind locations, feeder locations, underground water, and electrical lines.

  • Coordinated travel, lodging, meals, entertainment, and safety plans and demonstrations for the guests’ welfare.

  • Worked closely with the Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist to sustain population of native whitetail deer.

  • Performed helicopter and drone surveillance and species counts, and implemented predator control plans.

  • Worked with Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist, State park rangers, USDA, NRCS, Forest Stewardship Council, neighbors, and various appraisal districts for Agricultural exemptions and property tax relief.

Commercial Property Manager
Boxer Property Management
  • Assumed full accountability in overseeing the build-out process of three commercial buildings such as office space, conference rooms, and restaurant spanning over 500,000 sq. ft.

  • Assisted with the management of commercial and real estate properties while ensuring compliance with management agreements.

  • Rendered keen supervision to the company’s daily operations, including accounting, tenant relations, maintenance and repair, and security.

  • Processed property annual budget, reporting, and financial performance.

  • Consistently provided excellent tenant service by responding to and resolving tenant requests or problems in a timely and courteous manner.

  • Ensured compliance with leases and proper upkeep of the property by performing periodic inspections on property and tenant spaces.

  • Performed a wide array of responsibilities including maintaining an up to date property and lease files; creating correspondence as well as monthly and annual reports; communicating tenant move-ins; providing new tenant with an introduction letter; and coordinating inventories of all business property.

  • Expertly conformed to property management plan, preventative maintenance policies and procedures, and property operations manual.

  • Held responsibility in organizing inventory of all office supplies; contacting vendors when maintenance is necessary; and scheduling appointments for on-site and off-site meetings and conference calls.

  • Skillfully estimated repair cost of property; as well as generated and tracked service orders, approvals, and distribution.

  • Generated detailed verification of all invoice amounts and information with approved service orders, while guaranteeing appropriate property coding on invoices.

  • Reviewed cost reduction opportunities and aided corporate accounting staff on property-related questions and with resolution of vendor issues.


Coursework in Business and Psychology
Midwestern State University
Coursework in Business
Tabor College
Coursework in Business