E-mail: donparker66@outlook.com
Tel: 202-253-5550


Donald E. Parker, PE, CVS



Seeking part-time contract employment work.


Mr. Parker is an independent building consultant performing due diligence services for prospective buyers of commercial property, programming and budgetary work for developers, and value engineering and estimating services for owners and designers.

In the last decade he served as Executive Vice President of National Government Properties (NGP) with responsibility for Property Management and Development of its $280 million dollar portfolio of leased office, warehouse and clinic space.

He was Senior Vice President of Government Property Investors, Inc. (GPI) with responsibility for conducting due diligence in assembling a $446 million dollar portfolio of some 30 buildings located in 17 States and the District of Columbia. These properties amount to more than 3.6 million square feet of space leased to the Federal Government on a fully serviced basis. Mr. Parker was instrumental in the assembly of this portfolio in just a three-year time frame. He served as Project Executive in the design and development of 5 of these properties. He directed the operations of all properties through a field and headquarters staff of 25 people with a below budget performance for three consecutive years.

He was Vice President of Operations, RRP Management Corp., with responsibilities for managing the operations of a portfolio of more than 480 properties and 6.7 million square feet of space. These properties included some 350 Post Offices with the balance being institutional space occupied by Federal, State, and local government.

Mr. Parker was an Associate of Smith Hinchman & Grylls Associates, Inc., Washington, D.C.(now The Smith Group). His major clients in the USA were United Technologies, Digital, GTE, and Raleigh Enterprises. He led management study teams. He submitted development proposals, selected design & construction teams, established nominee corporations and prepared management plans, design plans, design analysis, construction plans, financial plans and price proposals for bidding. During this period, he developed and submitted the winning proposal for development of a $190 million Federal Office Building in Oakland, California.

During a ten year period he performed value engineering design review services for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia include living on-site in Riyadh for a year. He worked on an extremely wide range of projects for the Kingdom including sewage treatment plants, commercial apartments, shopping malls, airfield and highways, mosques, schools, office buildings, and military facilities.

His experience includes several value engineering studies for the New York City subway system and the subway-rail system for the Department of Rapid Transit in Taiwan.

Prior to his work in the private sector, Mr. Parker was an employee of the Federal Government for 28 years. With GSA he served as Special Assistant to the Commissioner, Public Buildings Service (PBS).

His management experience included serving as Director, Program Management Division, PBS, where he supervised three branches with 35 employees and managed a program of $100 million annually for regional staffing and contract services. He established productivity standards, performance measurement systems and directed nationwide personnel management policy for a staff of 600 employees. Mr. Parker also directed their Cost Management Division, supervising two branches with 15 employees.

He established and directed the first value engineering program for GSA. He has conducted hundreds of VE studies during his career saving owners millions of dollars. He is a Fellow of the Society of American Value Engineers International and Director and Past President of the prestigious Lawrence D. Miles Value Foundation.

At the beginning of his career he was commissioned an Officer in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps where he served as resident engineer supervising construction operations. Continuing with the Navy, he served as Assistant Director of Design with responsibility for scheduling and assigning workload for a staff of 60 designers.


Mr. Parker is the author of many published papers on value management and cost control which he has presented at major conferences worldwide. He is author of the following textbooks:

Value Engineering Theory, 1985, Miles Value Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Project Budgeting for Buildings, 1991, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, NY

Working on What Metters, the Value Analysis Solution, 2013, Create Space Publishing

Making More Money, using Value Analysis, 2013, Create Space Publishing

Improving Management Studies, applying Value Analysis, 2014, Create Space Publishing

Parametric Cost Modeling for Buildings, 2014, Routledge Publishing


Mr. Parker has received many awards and recognition for his work, the most noteworthy of which include:

2014 - Lifetime Achievement Award, SAVE International

1997 - Lawrence D. Miles Award, SAVE International

1987 - Fellow, SAVE International

1984 - Administrators Exceptional Service Award, GSA

1984 - Outstanding Achievement Award, GSA

1983 - Outstanding Achievement Award, GSA

1981 - Distinguished Service Award, SAVE International

1975 - GSA Fleming Award Nominee


BSCE/1960/Northwestern University

Commission/1960/U.S. Navy

Graduate of Navy Contract Law, Civil Engineer Corps Officers School


1967-2014/Professional Engineer (ret)

1972-current/Certified Value Specialist (CVS) (Life), by SAVE International

1980-2013/Certified Cost Engineer (CCE) - eliminated in 2013 by AACE International

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