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Craig Montgomery is a Senior Project Manager for Jones Lang LaSalle’s Project & Development Services in Des Moines, IA, managing several high profile projects as part of a large corporate campus renovation for Principal Financial Group.  In addition to working with the JLL Markets team and a client in West Des Moines, IA managing their relocation efforts and interior build-out of their future space Craig’s responsibilities include strategy planning, risk analysis, preparing scope, schedule, budget, and ensuring the entire process is managed from concept to occupancy including FFE, A/V, IT, and move management. 

Mr. Montgomery has overseen the following projects for Principal Financial Group:

  • A $56 million, 300,000 SF renovation of 13 floors of a 43 story marquee office building.
  • A $95 million, 500,000 SF renovation of an 8 Floor Office building.

Including Construction Oversight, Budget Ownership, Scheduling, Programming, Change Management, Communication, IT, A/V, and Move Management from start to finish for the owner.  He has overseen several capital projects as well, some of the highlights include international experience and project oversight of the build-out of an office space in Pune, India working with JLL counterparts in Pune and providing communication and updates back to the client, interior MEP Upgrades of existing office spaces, and a Plaza renovation.

Other past projects include:

  • Monsanto, Waco Production Plant, Bulk Storage Expansion; Waco, NE; $8M
  • Pioneer, Pro-Bulk Load Out, Renovation and Expansion; 10 locations; $10M
  • Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Corporate Headquarters, Renovation and Expansion; Des Moines, IA; $190M
  • Central College, Roe Center, New Construction, LEED Platinum; Pella, IA; 57,000SF
  • La Costa Glen, Retirement Community, Continuing Care Retirement Community; Carlsbad, CA; $95M

Prior to joining JLL Mr. Montgomery had over 8 years of experience in the Iowa market and 2 years in the California market for The Weitz Company, a large national general contracting firm.  Working in the Senior Living, Education, Commercial, and Industrial Markets.  With experience in Core and Shell Construction, Interior Build-Outs, and large Industrial Projects.

Education and affiliations
Iowa State University, Construction Engineering