Area Managers

James Smith

James Smith is a construction professional with more than 28 years of leadership in the construction industry. He is known for creating innovative solutions by providing engineering, environmental, program/project management, construction, design-build services to education, healthcare, municipal, water/wastewater, industrial, civil/structural, bridge, tunnel, aviation, rail and transit, manufacturing, oil and gas, energy, utility, systems, telecommunications, and […]

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Leslie John Barrett, PE

Leslie Barrett has over 30 years of industry experience, and has a wide depth of multi-industry knowledge throughout the Southern California region. He oversees Vanir’s current projects in much of Southern California. By utilizing his extensive background in both engineering, construction and environmental planning, Leslie offers his clients expertise in land development, permitting, engineering, construction, […]

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Bernie O’Donnell

Bernie O’Donnell has over 28 years of experience in facilities design and construction leadership, managing more than four million square feet and more than $1 billion in design and construction costs for office, public facility, institutional, high-rise residential, and mixed-use commercial/retail development projects.

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Gloria Barrera, LEED AP

Gloria Barrera has led the design and construction for more than 6 million square feet of new construction and renovation projects. With 25 years of experience, she has spent a significant portion of her career specializing in K-12 facilities, but is also skilled in the criminal justice and healthcare market segments.

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Daniel Ferst, CCM

With more than 20 years working in the construction industry, Dan Ferst has developed specializations in trades work, design, and construction management. Prior to joining Vanir, he worked for a top general contractor on several San Francisco projects, ranging from commercial, semiconductor, and bio-pharmaceutical to high-density residential and hospital facilities.

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Kimberly Bobic, AIA, LEED AP

Ms. Bobic is a registered architect, certified construction manager, and a LEED Accredited Professional with over 22 years of experience providing program and project level management to public sector clients. She has been instrumental in defining project scope and program as well as keeping the design and construction process on schedule and within budget.

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