Mr. Tate brings over nineteen years of project management experience to his position. He uses his extensive knowledge and background to provide clients the ability to accurately forecast project costs and ensure their projects are delivered within internal budgets and schedules. He believes taking a very pro-active approach in managing the programming process; design and implementation of the project is the key to its success. Responsibilities include developing and managing project scope, budget and schedules; contract agreement, design, procurement and construction coordination and administration; strategic planning; permitting; and troubleshooting unforeseen circumstances – all with cost effective solutions. As Project Director, Joel is also responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and effectiveness of the PDSI Seattle office.
When he joined PDSI in 2008, Mr. Tate demonstrated the ability to communicate project intent and expectations to all levels, from owner to designer to contractor. He honed his strong organizational skills and his ability to manage multi-faceted projects in his previous position as a Project Manager for the Penrose Group, a Northern Virginia developer specializing in Class A office buildings, upscale condominiums and apartment buildings and Master Planned mixed-use developments. Prior to this, Mr. Tate served as an Estimator/Project Manager for Performance Contracting, Inc. where he was directly involved in all aspects of managing commercial, institutional and industrial construction projects.
Mr. Tate earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Michigan State University in 2002. He has been a member of the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality, Inc. (NEWH) since 2012