Construction Advisory Leadership Team

Bio

Colby Durnin is the founder and CEO of CREDE (Commercial Real Estate Development Enterprises). Founded in 2001 while working with Oaktree Capital Management, Mr. Durnin and CREDE have been involved in the development and redevelopment of more than 100 projects, including all asset classes, spanning 15 states and 5 countries. Prior to starting CREDE, Mr. Durnin was the Director of Special Projects for Urban Partners, worked at Keller CMS and was a founding partner of Vortex Construction and Vortex Development. He started his career working for Pacific Energy Management Company as an Owner’s Representative in Baja California.

Mr. Durnin holds a BA from the University of San Diego and an MBA from the University of Hawaii; he is a licensed California, Nevada, and Texas Real Estate Broker. Mr. Durnin is a member of YPO and on the executive committee of their real estate network, a council member of the Urban Land Institute, ICSC, Team 100 Foundation, and is a Past President of the Avalon Tuna Club.

Mr. Durnin’s projects have received various awards, including:

  • Portland Business Journal – Transformer Award
  • NAIOP 2018 Development of the year, 2nd place
  • NAIOP Best of the Bay 2018 – Best Lease Transaction
  • NAIOP Best of the Bay 2014 – Best Investment Transaction
  • NAIOP Hawaii 2003 Commercial Renovation of the Year Award
  • Builder Institute of America Hawaii 2003 Renovation of the Year Award
Colby Durnin

Colby Durnin

Chief Executive Officer, Principal
colby@credegroup.com

Bio

Joe Kilar has over 30 years of construction experience in both the Domestic and International markets. His expertise centers on the planning and delivery of a diverse set of construction and development projects thru practical management in a way that ensures efficient usage of time and resources. He has consistently shown skills in program management, creating and following policies and procedures, process improvement, design planning, development of strategic goals, solution management, status and reporting, and an outstanding ability to lead.

As the Chief Operating Officer of the Construction Advisory Services Division at CREDE, Joe is responsible for providing his vast experience on all areas of our operations. His hands-on approach and commitment to each project will ensure that the proper staffing and resources are available as required and in a timely manner. The breadth of his experience includes healthcare, pharmaceutical, hospitality, residential, commercial, transportation, education and sports facilities.

Prior to joining CREDE, Joe was Executive Vice President and Head of Global Construction for Samsung Construction & Trading responsible for their work in the Middle East primarily Saudi Arabia and Dubai. Prior to moving to Samsung Joe was Chief Operating Officer for EMAAR Economic City at King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia.

Joe Kilar

Joe Kilar

Chief Operating Officer

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Bio

Mr. El-Maissi brings 30 plus years of capital construction and International experience to the Paragon team. After receiving his Civil Engineering degree from the University of Wyoming, he began his career as a Project Engineer, building the royal palace for the King of Saudi-Arabia as well as 85 governmental buildings for a combined $2.6 billion contract.

Mr. El-Maissi’s extensive experience includes pre-construction, design-build, business development, contract negotiations, budgeting and project controls, construction engineering, planning and scheduling, claims and disputes, as well as implementing and maintaining OSHA safety requirements, His projects have included mixed-use, healthcare, hospitality, education, commercial and industrial.

His role on major capital construction projects has included management of the planning and programming phase, conceptual budgeting, preliminary scheduling, development of bid packages and all RFP Documents, managing the pre-qualification bid phase, and managing the construction phase through occupancy.

Tarek Elmaissi

Tarek Elmaissi

President and Principal
CREDE International
tarek@credeinternational.com
KSA +966-56-356-3361

Bio

David Fernandez has 31 years of experience in delivering major capital building programs and projects as an Owner’s Representative. As a Director for CREDE Construction Advisory Services, his approach to projects centers on a team environment where a culture of trust, collaboration, problem solving, and customer service provide clear paths for success and for each project team member. David’s experience with large teams on capital projects has included building teams from the Owner’s organization and multiple consulting firms. Most recently, he successfully structured a team of 28 staff for the LA County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Project that was completed prior to the Board Approved schedule date and returned $10M to the Los Angeles County CEO’s Office.

David has experience in multiple project delivery methods that include traditional delivery, design-build, CM at Risk, and Design-Assist. His expertise allows him to develop RFP documents and manage the team through the construction phase while maintaining continuity and conditions of the project. David’s expertise has fostered success in healthcare projects, laboratories and research, higher education, athletic fields, emergency operations centers, and clean-room construction.

David’s role on major capital construction projects has included development of the project bid documents and contract terms, management of the planning and programming phase, conceptual budgeting, preliminary scheduling, presenting to the C-Suite, managing the bid phase, construction phase, project closeout and jurisdiction approval.

David Fernandez

David Fernandez

Director
Construction Advisory Services Division
david.fernandez@credegroup.com