As Vice President of Development, Michael Barnard is responsible for leadership and execution of all aspects of a wide variety of development and owner’s representative projects from inception to turnover and occupancy by the client. His specific tasks include property due diligence, concept development and budgeting through procurement, and management of design and construction, development, and execution in accordance with the project schedule, and ultimately owner satisfaction.
Michael has been with Oxford since 2006 and is experienced working with diverse clients and teams to oversee the complete development process to deliver exceptional and sustainable working and living environments. He has overseen the planning, programming, design, and construction of major sports facilities, education, performing arts, commercial, entertainment, residential, and transportation projects with a total construction value of over $1 billion.
Michael served as owner’s representative for the design and construction of the $321 million, LEED® Gold, PPG Paints Arena (formerly CONSOL Energy Center), and various projects for the LEED Platinum David L. Lawrence Convention Center. He has also served as the owner’s representative for the Almono Partnership on their 178-acre brownfield redevelopment now known as Hazelwood Green. Over the past ten years, Michael has managed the development of numerous projects in Oxford’s own portfolio including the company’s $400 million mixed-used development, 3 Crossings.
Michael identifies project delivery concepts, oversees negotiations of complex multi-party agreements, and ensures accurate and comprehensive preparation of architect, construction management, and risk management agreements, as well as a multitude of technical support contracts.
He successfully leads teams that prepare design and construction budgets, reconciles, and negotiate guaranteed maximum prices. Michael initiates projects that result in increased minority and women-owned business participation, negotiates, and complies with state funding requirements, and maximizes returns, all with an eye toward sustainability.
Michael is a Professional Engineer licensed in the state of Pennsylvania as well as a LEED® Accredited Professional. He is currently a Board Member for the Pittsburgh Affiliate of the ACE Mentor Program and Board Vice-Chair of Pittsburgh Allegheny County Thermal (PACT). Michael also serves as a Board Director for the Green Building Alliance and is a member of Oxford’s Sustainability Committee.
Michael is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.