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Lightening your load, layer by layer. 

Strata Project Management Group offers comprehensive project management and consulting services. Based in Charlotte, NC, we draw on years of global experience to provide a steadfast presence you can count on for expert advice, impeccable execution, and attention to detail you can only expect from owner-operated boutique firms.  

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We started this company because we knew there was a better way. We knew we could better serve you by doing things our way – which, really, is your way. To get back to the things we love about project management, we peeled away the layers of red tape, corporate politics, and inflexibilities. We created Strata to be the one layer you need: an essential, protective layer that allows you to focus on your core business, knowing every detail of your project is being managed by pros you can rely on.

 

Our passion is guiding clients successfully through a project, from start to finish. We thrive on being in the trenches, brokering information, and creating order from chaos. And we created a customer-centric approach that allows for flexibility in the process – and the ability to tailor our offering to fit each client’s unique needs and expectations.

Unparalleled expertise. Unmatched service.  

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amy johnson
owner, principal

A founding partner of Strata Project Management Group, Amy brings a proven track record and more than 20 years of experience delivering workplace strategy for corporate, nonprofit, industrial, restaurant and retail projects. She is intimately involved in all parts of Strata’s business and actively manages projects in our corporate and hospitality sectors. With a long list of satisfied clients, Amy loves building relationships, managing a project from start to finish, and watching plans and ideas become a reality.  

 

Before launching Strata, Amy served as Senior Managing Director and Leader of the Carolinas Project Management practice for Savills. Amy has also served as Principal with Cresa Carolinas, providing strategic planning and project and construction management. For both Savills and Cresa Carolinas, Amy was responsible for the management of each office’s project management efforts across the Carolinas. Amy has also held project management roles for architectural and design firms in Charlotte.

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russ little
owner, principal

A founding partner of Strata Project Management Group, Russ brings more than two decades of experience in project management operations, program management, asset management, real estate consulting, and engineering. He is intimately involved in all parts of Strata’s operations and actively manages projects in our corporate and nonprofit sectors. Russ is at his best when he’s creating order from chaos, drawing on his experience guiding large real estate portfolios through a solutions-based mindset. 

 

Before launching Strata, Russ served as Senior Vice President and Global Director of Project Management for JLL’s Corporate Solutions, where he was responsible for large project and real estate teams delivering over $1 billion in capital spend. Prior to JLL, he held the role of Project Manager Energy Analyst at regional design firms focused on sustainability.

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elissa sturdivant
senior project manager

A senior project manager of Strata Project Management Group, Elissa brings more than 20 years of experience in project management, transition/relocation services and healthcare construction expertise as an owner’s representative.  She is intimately involved in support of our corporate, nonprofit and hospitality sectors.  Elissa is an innovative thinker driven by relationships and building successful teams.

Before joining the Strata team, Elissa served as Project Manager for Atrium Health of Charlotte, a nationally recognized leader in healthcare, where she was responsible for transition/relocation services and management of aesthetics/tenant upfit projects systemwide ranging in type/complexity with a capital investment of $800K to $7M.  

We work the way you work, because we believe the construction process should have flexibility to meet your project’s unique needs.   

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We collaboratively lay out your vision for the project through a thoughtful dialogue of company culture, employee impact, and lessons learned. As your unique goals and requirements begin to solidify, we develop a project plan that creates alignment between you and our project team. 

  • Client culture immersion

  • Project scope refinement

  • Documentation of project goals

  • Establishment of client-centric routines

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plan

Through accountability and integrity, we develop the details of your project to realize your vision. We coordinate the efforts of many, from lease review and design partners to internal consultants and employee relocation. Our deep experience planning successful projects allows us to build a proven team of project partners, who will collaborate from Day One to drive your project’s success. 

  • Project goals accountability

  • Formation of optimal project team 

  • Design scope and vision alignment

  • Finalization of project budget and schedule

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execute

Our passion is establishing order within the chaos of construction, through transparent communication, collaborative relationships, and fair negotiations. Our services are tailored to suit your needs throughout the entire project, from construction start to final punch list and successful relocation. We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding projects to satisfied clients, and building relationships that last.

  • Consistent communication

  • Construction scope monitoring

  • Project budget and schedule control

  • Vision delivery

core values

accountable   |   thoughtful   |   fair   |   collaborative

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Liz Classen Kelly
CEO, Roof Above

“In our first experience with Amy, she proved to be a phenomenal leader, overseeing the transformation of a parking lot into an emergency shelter, where our guests are met with dignity and the opportunity to succeed. We could not be more excited to now be partnering with Strata, as Amy and Russ help us take a strategic view of our facilities to determine how facilities management can help us better meet our mission. Their passion for improving our community is as clear as their expertise in this field.”

Steve Bodenheimer
Project Director, Real Estate Services
Duke Energy

“We utilized the PM and project operations services of Russ and his team to deliver major projects throughout a service area including Ohio, Indiana, the Carolinas, and Florida. The organization of the team and goal-driven work ethic, coupled with world-class client service, provided a wonderfully successful partnership."​

Meggie Williams
CEO & Founder, Skiptown

“We have a complex project, and Amy effectively manages all aspects. She is our champion and gives me peace of mind that we're covering every detail and getting the best deal.”​

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