Ana Valencia is a Senior Project Manager for Project and Development Services in New York, She specializes in retail product. Her responsibilities include working with team members and direct reports for the management of retail projects from start-up to close-out. Ana is responsible for training, mentoring and supervising project managers and associate project manager; preparing RFPs for consultants, vendors, contractors, construction managers, etc.; initiating, preparing, developing and managing budgets and schedules; leveling of contractor bids and overseeing project documentation. Ana is also responsible for maintaining strong client relationships and developing business opportunities. Ana is a licensed architect with 20 years of experience in the project and development management industry specializing in retail projects. Prior to joining JLL, she spent seven years as a Director of Architecture for Tapestry where she led the Store Design team to complete stores for Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman globally; partnered with business development, construction, visual merchandising, fixture development and procurement team leads for brand initiatives; reviewed construction budgets, provided recommendations and value engineered designs to meet approved budgets; and oversaw development of high-profile flagship stores in Asia, Europe, Australia and the Middle East.