Fara Salahshour – Vice President of Compliance & Construction

Fara Salahshour

Vice President of Compliance & Construction
Ameristar Hospitality

Manages internal and external design team through development process from signed LOI to punchlist including schematic planning, design development, permit drawings, construction documents for new construction.

Leads and determines refresh design work for existing location expansion programs.
Prepares requests for bids; obtains and reviews bids; recommends outside architects, engineers and contractors for approval; negotiates contract terms.
Oversees due diligence on new sites.
Prepares detailed construction budget estimates and schedules.
Plans and contracts for all signage including all city approvals.
Develops new design features, details, and elements.
Strong design ability for architectural and décor packages with an eye for finishes & fixtures.
Builds and maintains professional relationships with vendor partners such as laser tag, ropes course, climbing walls, bowling, kitchen, and theatre vendors such as aisle lighting, drapery & screen, millwork and projection installers.
Oversees and prepares all project schedules including FF&E install schedules
Controls cost of architectural and décor packages including costing per square foot of materials, details, and value engineering when necessary.
Oversees the performance of General Contractor and FF&E contractors; ensures that all work is completed according to plans, specifications and construction schedules; directs and monitors compliance with building codes and other regulations.
Negotiates with zoning and city planning officials, proper zoning and easement changes, signage variances, and attends city meetings and makes necessary presentations.
Ability to travel with significant time out of town around new store openings.
Will work directly with CEO on many aspects of the job.

Email for more info: fara@ameristarhospitality.com