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Vice President - Construction
Mr. Wening, AIA, LEED AP, heads Redwood Construction Services, LLC, the newly developed construction management arm of Redwood Capital Group. Through this platform, Mr. Wening guides the due diligence process, creates capital budgets, manages a variety of construction projects to timely and economical conclusion, and accurately tracks the progress of capital budgets. His expertise and keen vision offer better protection against difficult or prohibitive projects, as well as uncovering the hidden value-add potential at a property. As of June 2017, all new deals are under the purview of Redwood Construction Services. Mr. Wening is maintaining national account relationships to secure best pricing, developing standards for streamlined management and growing a team of talented construction professionals to help Redwood Capital Group continue to grow and prosper.
Prior to joining the Redwood Capital Group, Mr. Wening was Capital Program Manager-Midwest Region at Waterton, responsible for a portfolio of up to 12 properties ranging from subsidized housing to garden-style suburban complexes to class A high rises with a total budget of over $30m in capital improvement projects. He successfully completed thousands of apartment unit renovations, several multi-million dollar amenity improvements, as well as, countless interior and exterior renovation projects. Before Waterton, Mr. Wening practiced as a Project Architect for Valerio Dewalt Train in Chicago. He led teams through the design and construction of a variety of projects types and sizes including ground-up development, complex renovations and interiors. Most notably the award winning $19 million overhaul to the 2,400 unit Presidential Towers complex in Chicago and the $59 million USCD Rita Atkinson Residences (graduate student housing) development in La Jola, Ca
Mr. Wening received a B. Arch. from Kansas State University, is a licensed Architect in Illinois and a Leed Accredited Professional. He is a member of the AIA and the Chicago Living Building Collaborative.