As Vice President of Engineering and Construction for PMRG’s Western Division, Richard Hopkins is responsible for ensuring that all assets managed by PMRG and engineering personnel maintain “Best in Class” standards throughout Southern California.
Mr. Hopkins brings more than 20 years of professional hands on technical experience in building engineering, construction management and maintenance. In 2009, Mr. Hopkins was recognized as Orange County’s Chief Engineer of the Year by Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and received International Building of the Year recognition.
Prior to joining PMRG, Mr. Hopkins served as District Manager for the Orange County and Los Angeles Division of ABM Engineering Services Group where he was directly responsible for providing management, technical and safety support for a group of 50+ highly skilled union and non-union operating engineers.
Mr. Hopkins provided EPA Energy Star technical leadership and oversight for each of the commercial, retail, medical, and industrial assets under his purview and strived to achieve and demonstrate operational changes to minimize operational costs while maximizing overall efficiency.
Mr. Hopkins graduated from the University of California, Irvine with Certificates in Facility Management and Plant Operations. He holds the prestigious Building Operator Certification as well as certifications in HVAC Technology from Orange Coast College where he also serves as an Advisory Board Member.
As Senior Vice President of Engineering for PM Realty Group’s (PMRG’s) Eastern Division, Greg Walters provides support and supervision for the engineers in the region including commercial, industrial, and medical office buildings.
Mr. Walters works closely with the engineers at these properties to ensure that we are providing cost effective measures that will enhance the value of these assets. In this role, he is also responsible for providing building maintenance, energy management, preventive maintenance, training and quality control for more than 9 million square feet of commercial, industrial, and medical office space.
Mr. Walters brings more than 26 years of engineering experience and 16 years of construction experience. During his tenure at PMRG, Mr. Walters's responsibilities have included oversight and administration of engineering services for One Atlanta Center, a 1.2 million square foot office building for Sumitomo Life Realty. Additionally, he provided oversight and administration of engineering services for the JP Morgan Chase Southeast Region.
Mr. Walters has extensive knowledge of building systems and operations and has attended and completed numerous engineering courses through Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and area technical schools. He is certified in “Universal” CFC from Ferris State University and is a member of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).
As Vice President and Group Chief Engineer, Todd Johnson is responsible for coordinating all facets of construction management and provides engineering consultation, support, assistance, and training to the engineering staff. With 24 years of experience in building maintenance and repairs, Mr. Johnson serves as a resource for our engineering department and property managers.
Prior to joining PMRG, Mr. Johnson started his career at Gerald D. Hines Interest in 1990 at Pennzoil Place.
Mr. Johnson holds a Maintenance Electricians License through the State of Texas. He studied Stationary Engineering at Houston Community College and is an accredited LEED Green Associate.
As Vice President of Construction, Jeff Checkoway is responsible for the management of 9 million square feet of industrial and warehouse facilities. Mr. Checkoway specializes in a vast array of construction and predevelopment projects and manages day to day operations throughout the portfolio to successfully complete projects and deliver results for PMRG and its clients.
Mr. Checkoway brings more than 11 years of industry experience in the areas of budgeting, cost control, and scheduling, and has become a well seasoned Project Manager in construction, real estate development and property management.
Prior to joining PMRG, Mr. Checkoway served as Project Manager for W/S Development Associates in Chestnut Hill, MA where he was in charge of the design, construction and tenanting of retail and multi-tenant facilities. He has also held positions in Tenant Coordination and Architectural Design & Engineering.
Mr. Checkoway is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts and holds a Bachelor of Facilities Management degree and an Associates of Architectural Engineering degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).