The Principals and Staff of PACS understand the needs of Construction and Real Estate lenders, having worked in-house for major national Banks as part of their lending and appraisal departments. Our group includes licensed civil engineers, architects and seasoned construction professionals, with a combination of field construction experience and years of working with major lenders.
PACS was started by Bertie Chawla and Kent Robertson on April 1, 1999. Both the principals are licensed Civil Engineers and worked at Bank of America for over 10 years each. At Bank of America, they worked with an exceptional and dedicated group of professionals in the Real Estate Lending Department and developed a business as well as long lasting friendships. These professionals helped grow PACS to what it is now, serving numerous Financial Institutions all over the Country. We are thankful to them.
PACS has extensive experience working on all the types of projects typically financed by construction lending and mortgage companies throughout the country. These include: land development, tracts, apartments, assisted living, hotels, casinos, offices, retail, industrial, adaptive re-use conversions, condo conversions, custom homes and other projects. PACS also provides construction management services to its clients including foreclosure workout and completion of the projects for sale.
We have provided Consulting Services on projects throughout the United States, from Maine to Saipan, including Alaska and Hawaii.
BERTIE CHAWLA, P.E.
Bertie has worked on all types of projects financed by construction lenders and mortgage companies throughout the country. These include; land development, tracts, apartments, high rises, assisted living, skilled nursing, hotels, offices, theaters, industrial, adaptive re-use conversions, self-storages, retail, regional malls, condo conversions, low income projects, historic projects, custom homes and specialty projects such as, casinos, gas stations, milling plants, chocolate factory, shellfish farms, performing arts centers, etc. Bertie has also provided construction management services to his clients including foreclosure workout, assets management and completion of REO projects for sale.
From 1988 thru 2020, Bertie has worked on over 5000 projects worth over $100B.
Bertie has the following California licenses:
• Registered Professional Engineer – Civil
• Contractor’s License
• Real Estate Sales License
KENT ROBERTSON, P.E.
Since 1988 thru 2020, Kent has worked on over 4000 projects worth over $100B.
Ben has worked on all types of projects financed by construction lenders and mortgage companies throughout the country. These include; land development, tracts, apartments, assisted living, hotels, offices, industrial, adaptive re-use conversions, condo conversions, custom homes and specialty projects such as, church, hospitals, car-wash and mini-storages.
At PACS Asha has gained considerable experience in providing Construction-Consulting services to various financial institutions and Real Estate developers for all types of properties in California and other locations in United States. These include custom homes, multifamily residential, offices, industrial, assisted living, skilled nursing, low income projects, historic projects and hotel projects. Services provided include Cost Estimating, Construction Reviews and Analysis, Progress Monitoring, Probable Maximum Loss Reports etc. Asha is experienced in Computer Aided Design as well.
Since that experience, only fully appreciated years later, Wendell has continued to work as a designer, superintendent, project manager, and consultant on mostly commercial, industrial, and recreational (racquetball) building and interior construction projects. He worked for seven years as a California licensed general contractor, and has on four occasions assisted developers in setting up in-house construction operations. He has had a lead role in the construction of nearly one hundred buildings, sized from 3 thousand to 1.8 million square feet, and over a million square feet of commercial interiors.
Wendell spent 15 years, mostly nights and weekends, developing, coding and marketing a software application for construction management, and he finally completed his undergraduate studies in 2001 with a BS in Business / Information Systems. He has worked with PACS since 2013, analyzing proposed and under-construction projects.
Since 2010 he has been servicing both Real Estate Developers and Construction Lenders with Due-Diligence.
He is a California licensed General Contractor (albeit currently inactive) and is LEED certified. Pete is a resident of beautiful San Diego.
Early in his career, Glenn worked as a framing contractor and then general contractor building residential projects in New England. Later, as a professional engineer, he founded and managed a consulting engineering company that offered mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection system design, working on over 2,000 residential, commercial and institutional buildings throughout the northeast over a 35-year period.
Glenn was an early pioneer in engineering solar and alternate energy systems for buildings. He was a solar energy systems consultant to the Dept. of HUD and Boeing Aerospace in the 1970’s and early 80’s; he designed MEP systems for several award winning solar and energy efficient buildings in the 80’s and 90’s; he lectured widely at national solar energy conferences and taught courses on energy efficient design for architects and engineers.
Glenn holds a B.S. in Engineering and a B.A. in Architectural Studies; he attended Stanford University, Oregon State University and The Evergreen State College; he was licensed as a Professional Engineer (now retired status) in the states of Connecticut and New York.
TIMOTHY BISHOP, AIA
Prior to joining PACS, Tim worked for over 20 years for various Architectural design companies providing design and construction administration services, developing specifications and preparation of contract documents. He has also worked for Roofing Engineers & Consultants and conducted numerous inspections. He has worked on design of Schools, Governmental projects, Day Care Centers, Youth Centers, Gymnasiums and other commercial projects.
Tim is also a Project Specialist for FEMA and has CASp certification.
John has considerable knowledge in working with design build, coordination & constructability, quality control, safety, scheduling, surveying, permits, tracking costs, pricing and preparation of change orders, pay request, RFI’s and submittals. His past employers include Charles Pankow Builders, C.W. Driver, and R.D. Olson Construction.
Jennifer’s degrees include a BS in Construction Management, Minor in Business Administration, and a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.
She went on to work in inspection for surety companies, ensuring compliance and protocol for claims filed against contractor bonds in and around the Orange County, San Diego County and Los Angeles County areas. Just prior to joining PACS, Allyson was a structural engineer and designer for a private firm where she produced in-house plans for custom homes, additions, and renovations in Riverside, CA. Allyson’s experience thus far culminated in her move to PACS, where she has worked on the pre-development phase of a variety of projects, such as apartments, high rises, assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care. Her work extends out to hotels, industrial/retail spaces, low income housing/facilities, casinos, and renovations. In addition, she manages a span of ongoing construction projects that encompasses a wide geographical range to include various states on the West Coast, with onsite inspections where she currently resides in Nashville, TN and is a fan of the Opry.
He has experience with all types of projects financed by construction lenders and mortgage companies throughout the United States, focusing on the West Coast. These include land development, tracts, apartments, assisted living facilities, hotels, office complexes, industrial business parks, adaptive re-use conversions, condo conversions, custom homes and specialty projects (i.e. self-storage, casinos, gas stations, religious facilities, dairy farms).
Bob earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Fox University (Newberg, Oregon), and has completed relevant postgraduate-level course work in related construction and real estate/appraisal areas. Bob has passed the written examinations for both the Real Estate Sales License and Appraisal Certificate for the State of California.
He has worked with several companies and projects covering primarily the Utah, Wasatch and Salt Lake Counties where he worked on large projects valued at $44-$95 million.
Marcelo is very experienced in project Planning, Project Scheduling, Estimating & Bidding. He has worked on various types of projects, that include Ski Resorts, Residential Development, Commercial Developments, Community Development, Water, Sewage, Drainage facilities.
His expertise of services includes Construction Review and Analysis, Cost Estimating, Progress Monitoring, and Property Condition Reports. Specializations include multifamily (garden-style and high-density), commercial (office and warehouse), retail, renovations, land developments, and other project types. Jay has directly worked on over 1,600 projects in 13 states, with a focus on the North Texas region
Jay has built a cabin fir himself in the Colorado Mountains.
• Property Condition Assessment
• Project Needs Analysis
• Deferred Maintenance Estimates
• Facility Planning
• Capital Program Management
• Construction Administration
• Construction Cost Estimating
• Sustainable Building Design
• LEED Standards
• Specification Writing
• Technology Integration Planning
Michael has experience in the design and construction of many types of projects. These include: Land Development: Residential, Commercial, and Campus; Commercial: Offices, Retail, Banks, Broadcasting, Athletic Clubs, Convenience Store/Gas Stations; Education: Universities, Colleges, and Schools; Healthcare: Hospitals, Medical Office Buildings, Assisted Living/Continuous Care, Clinics; Hospitality: Hotels, Restaurants, Bars/Night Clubs; Residential: Apartments & Condominiums; Student, Personnel, & Senior Housing; and Custom Homes; Industrial: Manufacturing Plants, Food Processing, Warehouses,
Michael’s multi-disciplinary education includes, Architecture, Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering and Planning
Licenses: General Contractor (In-active)
MOE ALRAWI, REA, CIEC
Prior to joining PACS, Mr. Alrawi provided oversight to a team of engineers which provided Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), Phase II ESA, Underground Storage Tanks Removal, Soil and Groundwater remediation, Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint Assessments, Groundwater Sampling, Mold Surveys, Indoor Air Quality Surveys, and Property Condition Assessment across the United States and the Middle East from 1988 to 2013.
Moe received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University and became a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1994. Mr. Alrawi is a dynamic organizational leader offers proven success in building and managing international teams, executing high-value complex contracts, and developing operations from the ground up. Excels in directing diverse teams in multi-site operations while ensuring compliance to changing customer needs and full client satisfaction. Moe has also worked as a contractor for the Defense Department.
From the early 1990’s to 2001 Michael worked in the architectural sector as a draftsman and designer eventually working his way into a staff architect position. He led the design development of specialized projects including healthcare, R&D, cellular communication, corporate office space, schools, churches, aviation and multi-family developments.
In 2001, Michael shifted his attention to general contracting (design-build) & construction management acquiring licensing in the state of Virginia and South Carolina. His project portfolio consisted of retail tenant improvements, national franchise build-outs, residential development, historical renovations, adaptive-reuse, and custom spec homes.
Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree from University of South Carolina and has completed continuing education coursework in architecture, construction technology and environmental design & land use.