James E. Bragg
James Bragg formed JSB Facilities Consultants, Inc. in 1991 to provide project management services for corporate and not-for-profit entities engaging in expansion, construction, or renovation projects.
As President of JSB, James assumes ultimate responsibility for his company’s on-the-job performance. As such, he is kept apprised and involved in negotiations and critical decisions necessary for the successful completion of the client’s project.
As hands on Project Executive, James has managed the development of 75,000 sq. ft. of office space for the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) in Chicago. Additionally, partnership offices have been developed in five cities for Fannie Mae. Mr. Bragg has served as Project Manager for the programming and planning of a 27-acre church development in Matteson, IL, and Feasibility Project Manager of the 12 acre Sutton Ford development in the Matteson Auto Mall. Recently completed is the 20,000 sq. ft. facility for Covenant Faith Church of God, (formerly Emerald Avenue Church of God), and a 4,500 sq. ft. office addition to New Faith Baptist Church of Matteson, IL.
Current projects include acting as Project Manager on the 60,000 sq. ft. family life center addition to Third Baptist Church of Chicago, Project Manager for a new worship center for New Faith Baptist Church of Matteson, IL, and Project Manager for a 60-acre camp renovation for Circle Y Bible Camp in Bangor, Mi.
Before forming JSB, James served as Planning Manager and Construction Project Manager for Citibank, F.S.B., managing the remodeling and construction of over 350,000 sq. ft. of space including new construction of branch facilities. Project sizes varied from 1,000 sq. ft. to 20,000 sq. ft., with a project budget to $4 million.
Prior to Citibank, James served as Senior Project Administrator for Continental Bank where he helped to manage a renovation program with a single project budget of $5 million and a combined program budget of $20 million. This experience is supplemented by experience at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill Architects and Engineers as a staff architect.
James currently serves as Vice-President of the Board of Directors for Nia Comprehensive Center for Developmental Disabilities, Inc.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture from The Ohio State University.
Recognizing the importance of people management and project management, James has continued his practical training by completing various seminars and workshops including “Managing Conflicts”, “Managing Construction Projects”, University of Wisconsin; and the “Construction Management Training Program”, Turner Construction Company, City of Chicago, United Airlines.
Dave Holton’s project management experience began in 1981 in Continental Bank’s Properties Development Division. Over the ensuing nine years, Dave was responsible for managing a variety of projects throughout the Bank facilities including their Data Processing Center. Additionally, Dave was responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of many branch office relocation projects around the country.
In 1990, Dave began working for LaSalle Partners, LLC as a Senior Project Manager. His responsibilities included developing the project management process for LaSalle’s Project Management team and for managing many facilities projects for Bank of America in Chicago. One project involved the planning and development of 33,000 sq. ft. of space for BofA’s Remittance Processing Wholesale Division with a construction budget of approximately $4 million.
Dave was promoted to the position of Operations Manager in LaSalle Partners’ Facilities Project Management Group, responsible for the implementation and administration of LaSalle’s project management process across all national accounts.
Dave joined JSB in 1998 as Vice President with a variety of responsibilities, including operations development, marketing and project management. Most recently, Dave expanded JSB’s profile of services to include residential property management with the assignment of management a 100-year old, 84-unit property listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Mr. Holton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois.