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Administrative Assistant / Design & Construction
Alicia Shwarts isn’t just a softball fan. She’s a softball fanatic.
She manages and coaches a softball team called the Heavy Hitters, which keeps her on the field six nights a week. When she’s not on the field, she’s making jerseys for her team or serving as a liaison between the city and softball players. She’s also a member of the City of Plano’s Softball Advisory Board.
And though softball is technically a hobby for Alicia, it has blurred the lines between her personal and professional life as an Administrative Assistant/Design & Construction for KDC.
“Playing softball and being involved with the softball community has been great for networking,” Alicia says. “I’ve ended up playing with people that I knew through work at KDC, or working with them on projects and then later seeing them again on the field. It’s crazy how softball connects us.”
Alicia has worked on several high-profile projects since joining KDC in 2014. Currently, she’s assigned to Baylor Scott & White Health’s new office tower near Deep Ellum in downtown Dallas. She provides project coordination support to the KDC project management staff including: office management; QA/QC management; draw requests; and monthly status reporting and project reporting. Prior to Baylor Scott & White Health, she assisted with Liberty Mutual, Raytheon and 1920 McKinney.
“I really enjoy being on-site because it gets me out of the office,” Alicia says.
I like interacting and interfacing with clients. It’s exciting to hear about the vision they have for their projects and then see how KDC makes that vision come to life. As a company, KDC is truly there to serve its clients. When we say we’re going to do something, we do it.
One of the most exciting and rewarding parts of Alicia’s job is creating drone videos of projects for KDC clients. With a love of technology and a desire to learn, she taught herself how to make the videos, and now they’re an important part of the company’s monthly project reporting.
In total, Alicia boasts nearly 18 years of experience in the commercial real estate world. Before Alicia joined KDC, she spent a year in commercial real estate appraisal with Butler Burgher Inc. / LandAmerica Valuation Corporation and six years in Appraisal and Consulting with Henry S. Miller, a Dallas-based brokerage firm.
Alicia was born and raised in suburban Dallas. She attended Cedar Valley College, where she obtained her Associate of Science degree.
Beyond work and softball, Alicia doesn’t have a lot of free time. Fortunately, her love of softball is shared by her husband, Matt, and her toddler son, Myles. In fact, Alicia and Matt met while playing on the same team, and Myles’s first word was “ball".