Francisco Acoba is Managing Director at Deloitte Consulting LLP. Francisco has significant experience with the post-transaction real estate & facilities aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and restructuring. He has also led more than thirty pre-transaction (buy-side and sell-side) due diligence efforts to optimize the value of real estate & facilities assets. He holds a Master of Real Estate from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University.
Todd Anderson is Executive Managing Director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and is responsible for managing the delivery of Transaction, Facility, Project, and Program Management services in over 100 counties. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance, Economics and History from the University of Minnesota.
Peter Andrew is Senior Director Workplace Strategies, Asia in Global Corporate Services at CBRE. He works with executives to develop and implement strategies to create beautiful and functional buildings that drive business performance and enhance the lives of the worker. His expertise is in understanding the relationships between culture, behavior, technology, organizational processes and the use of physical environments. Mr. Andrew holds a Masters and a BA from the University of Melbourne.
Ken Ashley is Executive Director at Cushman & Wakefield and serves as an advocate and advisor to companies who lease or own real estate include headquarters, data centers, distribution and manufacturing. Mr. Ashley graduated from the University of Georgia and is a 17 year Phoenix Members of the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS Million Dollar Club.
Yunsong Bai is in Property Services at Greater China at GE. He has 20 years’ experience in facility operations, contract management, employee services, project management, strategic space planning, site selection and security. He has extensive experience in multi-national companies including Motorola, Intel, Nokia, and GE.
James M. Baker is a Principal at Deloitte Consulting in the Real Estate & Location Strategy practice. His work has included operational assessments, organizational design, alternative workplace strategy assessment, portfolio and performance initiatives as well as financial analysis. Mr. Baker has an MBA from Georgetown University and a BA from Washington College.
Vik Bangia is the Managing Principal at Verum Consulting LLC and has been involved in major corporate downsizings, headquarters relocations, land acquisitions and dispositions, lease negotiations, and financial analysis. Mr. Bangia has an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BS from the University of Oklahoma.
Andrew Barker has 25+ years’ experience in CRE, property & facilities management and workplace experience throughout Asia Pacific and the Middle East. His extensive experience includes responsibility for 5 facilities with over 20,000 employees across 64 offices in India. Mr. Barker holds an Executive MBA from the Cranfield School of Management at Cranfield University.
Bryan Berthold is the Managing Director, Workplace Strategy & Change Management at Cushman & Wakefield. He has experience developing global real estate portfolios and location strategy as well as alternative workplace strategies. Mr. Berthold holds a Bachelor’s in Architecture from Syracuse University.
Stephen Binder currently owns his own company and was previously Managing Director of Global Corporate Services at Cushman & Wakefield. He has been responsible for strategic real estate business planning and change initiatives for 40 million square feet in 100 countries. Mr. Binder has a BBA from the City College of New York and has completed master’s course work at Bernard M. Baruch Graduate School.
Dan Boutross is Senior VP – Managing Director at Jones Lang LaSalle. His responsibilities include market planning, portfolio rationalization target space reduction of over 20%. Mr. Boutross holds an MBA from the University of Kansas, a BS from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a BA from Central Missouri State.
Marcus Bowen is Director at Occupiers Journal Limited, PAKT Limited (OJL) in Hong Kong. He is an experienced consultant with 25+ years’ experience in corporate real estate, building technology and facilities management. His specialties include procurement, portfolio optimization, service delivery, risk management, asset protection, and improving facilities operational performance. Mr. Bowen holds an MBA from the University of Reading, a Diploma in Surveying from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and a Diploma in Project Management from the College of Estate Management.
Todd Bracey is VP- Maintenance Operations at Irvine Company Apartment Communities. He has had leadership responsibility for staff of 600+ people serving offices and facilities across the US. Mr. Bracey holds a BS from Arizona State University and an MBA from the Anderson School at the University of California.
Bob Canavan, MCR, SLCR is with the Project Delivery Office, Americas with Nokia. He has extensive experience in real estate transactions, strategy implementation, partnering initiatives, facilities management, financial planning, global program management, technology deployment, and mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Mr. Canavan is a registered architect with 35 years’ experience in building and office design, project management, planning and real estate negotiations. Mr. Canavan holds a BSA and a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas Arlington.
James Canning is Vice President Global Operations EMEA / APAC at Pfizer. He has extensive international experience across all aspects of Portfolio & Asset Management - including Real Estate, Facilities Management, Business Development, Capital Project Delivery, Workplace Planning, Environment Health & Safety, Sustainability and Occupational Health. Mr. Canning holds an MSc from Ulster University and a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Ulster University.
Antonia Cardone is SVP Workplace Strategy West Coast at Cushman & Wakefield. She has responsibilities for portfolio management, brokerage and project management teams to optimize space utilization. Ms. Cardone holds two degrees in Architecture from the University of Adelaide and a post graduate diploma from the University of South Australia.
Benjamin Chirgwin is Senior Managing Director at CBRE and oversees Strategic Consulting Services in the NE. He has specialized in strategic planning, portfolio optimization and M&A. Mr. Chirgwin holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Boston Architectural Center.
Ming Lee Chua is Global Real Estate Director at Unilever Asia Private Ltd and includes delivery of global long term portfolio strategy and plans for services. She leads both the strategy and planning team and the global real estate transaction centre of excellence. Ms. Chua holds an MBA from the University of Dubuque and a Bachelor’s degree in real estate from the National University of Singapore.
Stephan Cloitre is Executive VP and Senior Director of Technology Solutions at Jones Lang LaSalle. He has specialized in efficient solutions for the utilization and operation of corporate facilities and real estate portfolio consulting. Mr. Cloitre holds a Master of Civil Engineering from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium.
Steve Cockings is Leasing Specialist – Europe, Middle East, and Africa at Chevron. He handles lease acquisition and disposition projects, negotiates terms, leasehold improvements, maintains relationships with lease brokers and landlords, locates space, and is responsible for the value and cost of EMEA leases conducting financial analyses for cost reduction.
Brian Crockford Leads the International IFM team of Real Estate & Facilities at Microsoft where he is responsible for the managed facilities of Microsoft’s Asia and EMEA portfolio. He attended Liverpool John Moore University
Chris Cuff is Regional Executive Director, Asia at Colliers International. He is a seasoned commercial real estate professional with over 20 years' experience in Asia Pacific and North America with a focus on client strategy, office leasing transactions and brokerage management. He coordinates Colliers’ Occupier Services business across Asia and serving as the primary liaison between Asia and North America for the firm, travelling frequently to the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Cuff holds an HBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University.
Sunil Das is Senior Vice President at VimpelCom in Amsterdam. He has 20+ years CRE experience and has managed a worldwide portfolio of 54 million square feet in 63 countries. He has been responsible for portfolio management, project management, construction, site selection, capital gains and tax reduction, deal negotiations, real estate contracts, supplier relations, facility management, transportation, security, food services, liaison with strategic business partners and enhancing the workplace. Mr. Das has an MS in Structural Engineering and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Simon Davis, an 18-year veteran of the real estate industry, specializes in real estate technology focusing on helping clients leverage solutions to meet both their tactical and strategic needs. Simon focuses on a consultative approach to technology ensuring that the solutions meet the client's needs in terms of fit for purpose, scale, and budget. Mr. Davis holds a law degree from the University of Southampton, UK and a Master's degree in Business and Information Technology from the University of Salford, UK.
John DeCouto is Managing Director at Lee & Associates in the Corporate Solutions tenant advisory group. He has 30+ years’ experience as a commercial real estate consultant and has brokered nearly 1000 transactions. Mr. DeCouto attended Kennesaw State University.
George Denise is Director Facilities RWS; Director Sustainability HQ at Oracle in Redwood City, California. His experience includes 10 million square feet of commercial office space and 16,000 apartment units. He is an advocate for energy conservation, sustainability and operating efficiency in buildings and is LEED Accredited. Mr. Denise holds a BA from San Francisco State University and has completed some graduate work there and the Golden Gate University Law School.
T. Patrick Donnelly, AIA, MCR.h, LEED AP, is Client Leader, Owner and Board Member at BHDP Architecture. As an expert in workplace strategy, he is nationally recognized for connecting organizational culture and work process improvement to the design of space. Mr. Donnelly holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati.
Bill Early is a Real Estate Strategist with JLL’s Integrated Portfolio Services Group. Mr. Early’s focus is on improving the way corporate real estate end-users impact their organizations, bringing industry-leading strategy and technology to regional and multi-national organizations with multiple facilities. Mr. Early holds an MBA from University of Missouri-Kansas City and a BA from University of Kansas.
Bradley Flickinger is Senior Managing Director at CBRE in Washington, DC. He oversees more than 200 employees across a wide variety of service lines including office and industrial leasing and tenant representation; office and industrial investment sales; debt and equity finance, retail leasing, sales, and tenant representation. Mr. Flickinger holds a BS from University of Southern California and a M.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of Vermont.
Scott Foster is Chief Operating Officer at Nelson Worldwide Holdings. He has more than 20 years of experience in architecture, corporate real estate and management consulting. He is responsible for both strategy and day-to-day operations as well as the national accounts that services complex, global client engagements. Mr. Foster holds an MBA and Master of Architecture from Washington University.
Shelley Frost is Head of Consulting at Jones Lang LaSalle in London. Her responsibilities include managing the consulting practice covering portfolio planning, business location advisory and people / process. She has extensive experience analyzing corporate real estate portfolios, function and performance to improve efficiencies. Ms. Frost holds an MSc in Corporate Real Estate from Henley Management College and a BSc from the University of Wales, Swansea.
Mirela Gabrovska is Principal at MBG Consulting, Inc., a premier lease administration and auditing specialty firm. She handles account management and all aspects of lease auditing and administration. Ms. Gabrovska holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Northwestern University’s J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BA in Economics from the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Beth Gambaro is VP for Real Estate and Facilitates for Charles Schwab. Ms. Gambaro’s responsibilities include strategic planning, facilities management, client relationship management, project management, move management and transactions management. Ms. Gambaro was previously President of the CoreNet Global Arizona Chapter and holds an MBA from University of Georgia, and a BA in Finance from Miami University.
Roy T. George is Executive Vice President, CFO at Kelly-Moore Paints. He is a C-suite leader with 20 years international expertise in corporate finance, strategy, mergers and acquisition, family-offices, private equity, and institutional investing. Mr. George holds an undergraduate degree in Finance and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Stan Gibson is Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo and oversees corporate workplace and real estate strategy for an administrative portfolio consisting of 60 million square feet of administrative office space. He has also had oversight of strategic planning, property management, construction, corporate leasing and purchasing. Mr. Gibson holds a BS from Eastern Illinois University.
Mark Gorman is Vice President, Corporate Real Estate & Facilities at Ciena Corporation where he is responsible for leading all aspects of real estate related services and strategies. In his 25 years of leadership experience he has managed global portfolio including 4Msf of subtenants. Mr. Gorman holds a BS from the University of North Texas.
Douglas Gottschalk is Managing Director at Jones Lang LaSalle. He has extensive consulting experience with JLL and formerly with Deloitte Consulting. Mr. Gottschalk holds an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Business, an HR degree from Cornell University, and a Masters Architecture from Ecole d'Architecture de Versailles.
Emily Gray is Executive Director at Cushman & Wakefield. She leads APAC transaction management team, with responsibilities for corporate occupiers from portfolio planning to implementation. She leads teams with hubs in Hong Kong, Singapore, China and India. She has exposure to multiple industries, including the banking, insurance, life science and technology sectors. Ms. Gray holds an MA, Real Estate, Merit, from the University of the West of England and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Exeter.
Shane Guan is Regional Group Account Director, Global Workplace Solutions at CBRE. He has extensive experience in real estate services delivery to major clients including portfolio and transition management. His work has been conducted in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Mr. Guan holds a PgDip, Finance, from Massey University and a BProp degree from Auckland University.
Kitty O’Conneell Henry is a real estate attorney at Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC. Ms. Henry focuses primarily on representation of landlords and tenants in commercial lease transactions and chairs the firm's leasing team and work with multiple institutional landlords of retail, office and industrial properties. In addition, Ms. Henry represent tenants of all types, from large corporations with leases throughout the United States. Ms. Henry holds a Law Degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and a BA from the University of Texas.
Jillian Herczog is Director, Procurement at Microsoft Corporation. She has had responsibility for the long-term real estate strategy for a portfolio of 14M sq. ft. along with the master plan for the Puget Sound Campus. Her other responsibilities have included construction and development, real estate transactions, lease administration, portfolio planning, moves and migration planning for the region. Ms. Herczog holds a BS from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Michael Hirahara is Head of Workplace Operations at LinkedIn where he is focused on all aspects of the workplace environment that affects the productivity of employees. His experience is in the executive management of real estate, operations & services in support of growing businesses. He has geographically diverse expertise as well as cultural diversity with $100+M responsibilities. Mr. Hirahara holds a BS from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.
Griffin James is Senior Manager, Strategy & Operations in the Real Estate & Location Strategy Practice at Deloitte Consulting LLP. Griffin has advised commercial clients on a wide range of transformative initiatives spanning corporate real estate, facilities management, sourcing & procurement, enterprise cost reduction, and M&A / divestiture planning. Griffin has managed international cross-functional teams to deliver various aspects of corporate real estate transformation, including operating model design, customer relationship management, performance management, and process design. Mr. Griffin holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Brown University.
David Johnson is Managing Director, Tenant Representation, Advisory Services at Cushman & Wakefield in Denver. He is involved in bringing together real estate and capital markets, global occupier services, consulting, leasing, and valuation and advisory services. His previous experience includes Mohr Partners, Johnson Real Estate Advisors, and Ernst & Young. Mr. Johnson attended the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Jan Johnson, FIIDA, is VP Design and Workplace Resources at Allsteel where she leads the workplace advisory team in the development and delivery of content and tools that support clients as they plan, design and manage work environments. Ms. Johnson holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University as well as a BS, Interior Design, from Purdue University.
Vipul Kamani is Director Global Workplace Solutions at CBRE in India. He has 18+ years’ experience in corporate real estate, portfolio management, strategy and real estate marketing. He has lead strategy, portfolio optimization, and divestments across India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Mr. Kamani holds an MBA from Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research and a B.Com from the RA Podar College of Commerce & Economics.
David Kamen is America’s Real Estate Leader at EY with leadership responsibilities for consulting, large scale global program management and multi-functional matrix management. He has worked on engagements in a wide range of markets and industries, allowing him to provide clients with an informed perspective on national real estate trends and facility leading practices. Recent expertise includes strategic portfolio planning, valuation, business intelligence modeling, master planning, workplace strategies, and Six Sigma diagnostics. Mr. Kamen holds a BA from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Despina Katsikakis is an independent adviser to corporate occupiers, real estate developers and investment funds. She has over 30 years’ experience working with corporate occupiers at board level, guiding them on how to use their workplace to affect culture and how to align corporate policies and processes to support innovation and employee engagement. With clients including Accenture, BBC, BP, Cisco, Deutsche Bank, GSK, Google, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Siemens and Unilever, she has an extensive track record of successfully implementing global workplace programs that have delivered significant improvements to people and business performance. Ms. Katsikakis holds a BArch from the University of Illinois at Chicago and attended graduate school at the Architectural Association.
Luis Keats is Local Director of Tenant Representation, Shanghai Markets, at Jones Lang LaSalle where he manages complex real estate projects for international occupiers in downtown and suburban office environments. He has been involved with strategy development, portfolio rationalization acquisitions, lese disposals, terminations and renewals. Mr. Keats holds an MSc in International Business from London University, BSc in Industrial Economics from Warwick University and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
Cynthia Keliher is a Partner in the Real Estate Practice Group at McCarter & English, Attorneys at Law. Her practice involves all aspects of real estate law including leasing, financing, zoning, development, permitting, tax abatement, foreclosures and loan workouts and commercial and residential condominiums. Ms. Keliher holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Lynn Kious is Senior Managing Director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) in Los Angeles. She specializes in tenant representation, client solutions and portfolio strategy. Her extensive experience includes organizational development and process, transaction management and negotiations, new business development and customer relationship management. Ms. Kious holds a BS from the California State University-Long Beach.
Sylvia Koh is the Head of Corporate Consulting, Asia Pacific at Jones Lang LaSalle. She leads the consulting department which provides portfolio master-planning / optimization, national and city level accommodation strategies, business location advisory, retail network panning, workplace strategy and M&A due diligence. Ms. Koh holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Nanyang Technological University.
Thomas R. Kurtz IV is a Senior Managing Director at CBRE. He has responsibility for the global workplace solutions group with a focus on organizational design, outsourcing excellence, CRE-to-Line of business customer relationship management (CRM), operating model design and improvement, and strategic business alignment and planning. He has held leadership roles as both a corporate end user and as a management consultant. Mr. Kurtz holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a degree in architecture from the University of Virginia.
Hans Lapping is a shareholder in, and chairperson of, the transactional real estate group at Miller Starr Regalia, one of California’s premier real estate law firms. He represents clients in a wide range of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and sales; leasing; financing; and the structuring and formation of joint ventures for the development, ownership, and operation of virtually every asset class of real estate from raw land to be developed into residential communities, multi-family residential projects, shopping centers, office buildings, hotels, industrial projects, data centers, and self-storage facilities. These representations regularly include the negotiation and drafting of contracts, coordinating due diligence and closing transactions. Mr. Lapping holds an A.B. from Bowdoin College and a J.D. from the University of Illinois, College of Law.
Jamie Leary-Erickson is the Head of Global Property Portfolio at Nokia responsible for the location strategy of their largest business group. Her experience includes the creation and implementation of regional strategy, financial management of occupancy expenditures, project management and delivery of workplace services. Ms. Leary holds a BA from Arizona State University and an MBA from San Diego State University – California State University.
Michael Levine is an Executive Vice President within the JLL Corporate Solutions business. JLL Corporate Solutions solves complex real estate challenges and improves the productivity, efficiency and performance of real estate portfolios and operations for clients. Through his career, Michael has executed successful technology enabled business transformations in a variety of industries, from healthcare and academic settings to high-tech and financial institutions. He brings specific expertise and consulting skills in the field of CRE and FM technologies and enterprise integration.
Elliot Lewis is Senior Portfolio Manager Middle East, Africa & India at General Electric responsible for strategic and tactical portfolio management of over 230 lease interests across 35 countries and over 14.7M sq. ft. He focuses on developing networks to gain understanding of business priorities and requirements and leverage market knowledge. Mr. Lewis holds a Masters, Property Valuation & Law from City University London.
Su Lim Founder, WORKCOLLECTIV in Melbourne, Australia. She has over 20 years’ experience in business and workplace strategy, briefing and space planning, design and change management, working with a diverse range of corporate, government, healthcare and learning environment clients throughout Asia-Pacific. Her specialties include organizational strategy, stakeholder engagement, change facilitation, workplace strategy and briefing, flexible work program development, space planning, design management, training, research, and business development. Ms. Lim holds a GCCM in Change Management from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a BA from RMIT University.
Nelle Machiels is Head of Real Estate in the Eindhoven Area, Netherlands, at Philips Lighting. She leads a team responsible for managing a dynamic portfolio of offices, manufacturing sites, logistic centra and R&D facilities in 80 countries, with a total scope covering over 2 million square meters. Key focus areas are in strategically advising the CFO and Board on RE risks and opportunities as well as operationally supporting businesses and markets with optimal RE solutions and fit for purpose workspaces. Ms. Machiels holds a MICP from Vlerick Business School, a Master’s degree from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a Master’s from the Universiteit Hasselt.
Steve Marcussen is Executive Director at Cushman & Wakefield. He was responsible for negotiating two of the largest lease transaction in Southern California and has been tenant representative as well as handled the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate for major corporations. He has also served as the leasing agent for landlords of major office building properties. Mr. Marcussen holds a BS in real estate and finance from the University of Southern California.
Kazuo Matsunari Principal of ProCord Consulting, is currently a CRE/FM consultant for corporations and local governments in Japan. He is a registered architect and established the Corporate Design Institute which publishes a magazine. Mr. Matsunari is a volunteer leader on the Board of the Japan Chapter of CoreNet Global, a guest lecturer, and an author. Mr. Matsunari holds an MS degree in architecture from the Graduate School of Musashi Institute of Technology.
Brady Mick RA is an Architect, Workplace Strategist, and Client Leader at BHDP providing expertise in project visioning in responding to business need such as: mobile workforce change management, cultural evolution, team dynamics branding and design. Mr. Mick holds a BA from Ball State University and is a registered Architect.
Daniel Miller is Director Corporate Capital Markets at Corporate Solutions with responsibilities for property valuations, financial master planning for large complex mixed-use developments, due diligence and investment appraisals, portfolio optimization, property disposal solutions, lease accounting proposals and scenario analysis on ownership structures and structured capital raising solutions.
Jo Monaghan is Director at Create Consulting and is an experience leader in workplace design and delivery with experience leading workplace transformation project. She has extensive experience managing teams on the lifecycle from client to designer to delivery to construction offering advice on sustainability, urban transformation and workspace solutions. Ms. Monaghan holds a Master’s Degree in sustainable design from the University of Auckland, a Diploma in Architecture and a Bachelor’s Degree in architecture from Kingston University.
BR Nagaraj, MCR, SLCR, is Director India and SE Asia, Real Estate and Work Places at Google India Private Limited. Responsible for portfolio of 3.2M sq. ft. with 16,000 people. Has extensive experience in facilities management, procurement and project management. Mr. Nagaraj holds a post graduate diploma from Pune University, Bachelors in Civil Engineering from the University College of Engineering in Bangalore.
Arnald Ng, MCR, is Executive Manager, Corporate Services for The Hong Kong Jockey Club. She has 20 years’ experience in CRE specializing in workplace strategy, interior project and facility management and has lead regional teams. Ms. Ng holds a DBA from the University of Newcastle and an MSc, Real Estate from Greenwich University.
Lisa Ng is Head of Capital Program Management APJC at Cisco Systems in Singapore. She has expertise with vendor management, program management, managed services, project management and strategy development. Ms. Ng holds an MBA from Anglia Ruskin University.
Dave Owen is GM Corporate Real Estate at Old Mutual in South Africa. He has extensive experience in strategy, property management, finance, change management, due diligence, asset management, and negotiation, valuation, and investment properties. Within Old Mutual CRE services he has implemented the Oracle lease, space, service and enterprise asset management applications. Mr. Owen holds a B.Com degree from the University of Cape Town.
Sherri Parman, MCR, is a partner at Capstan Advisors, a leading corporate real estate consulting firm specializing in corporate real estate organizations & transformations, portfolio strategy, cost reduction initiatives, process improvement and outsourcing. Typical clients are Fortune 500 companies with global, complex facilities, real estate operations and property portfolios. Ms. Parman holds a BS from California State University, a Fullerton Executive MBA from Anderson School of Management at UCLA and is a CPA in California.
Jessica Pernicone is Executive Director, Solutions Development at Jones Lang LaSalle supporting business development and customer relationship management, securing new business and supporting renewals and expansions of existing customers. With over 15 years of experience, she has served in consulting roles supporting corporate clients in organizational design performance management and strategic sourcing. Ms. Pernicone holds a BA from Brown University.
Keith Perske is Executive Managing Director, Workplace Innovation, Americas at Colliers-International. He has spent a career at the intersection where the evolving nature of work collides with the traditional, rigid work environment. Keith leads the Workplace Innovation consulting practice for Colliers international where he helps clients create environments that engage employees, drive culture, promote wellness and enable productivity leading to competitive advantage. Mr. Perske holds a BS, Urban and Regional Planning, from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.
Sam Pickering is Senior Director at Source8 in London. He has experience executing effective change in dynamic environments, developing and implementing business strategy and building/managing high functioning teams. He also has extensive experience with financial and commercial management.
Ben Pugh, MCR, is a Senior Managing Director in the Corporate Finance & Investment Banking practice at Cushman & Wakefield’s (C&W) Capital Markets Group. Teaming with C&W’s senior brokers and other capital markets experts, he guides corporate real estate and corporate finance teams in creating, securing approval of, and executing strategies that address their company’s largest and most complex real estate challenges. This often includes expansions, relocations, dispositions, restructurings, or financing of corporate headquarters, major regional operations, and metro area concentrations. Mr. Pugh holds an MBA from The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a BA from The Johns Hopkins University.
Vinay Ramanathan is the Head of Global Workplace Environment at Nokia Networks and is responsible for the real estate function environmental, risk, health & safety, and security programs across the global portfolio. He has lead the focus to implement a holistic sustainability approach aimed at driving lower life cycle costs. His responsibilities include strategy, delivery, vendor management performance management and official reporting of facility related carbon emissions. Mr. Ramanathan holds a Masters from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Pune.
Joseph Reddy, MCR, is Head of Facilities Management at Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd in Mumbai. He has experience in facility management, legal operations, and participated in the management of 6M sq. ft. commercial multi-tenanted property and 15 high-rise residential buildings. He has had responsibilities in strategy planning, cost control, vendor management, emergency preparedness, sustainability, project management, and resource management. Mr. Reddy holds an MBA from Sikkim Manipa University, an LLB from JC College of Law and a BA from Osmania University as well as is a MRICS (Member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors).
Jim Rice is a Senior Vice President with Jones Lang LaSalle’s Corporate Solutions with the primary responsibility to partner with client accounts and ensure the delivery of innovative services and solutions. He has responsibilities including portfolio strategy workplace strategy people & process and occupancy planning. Mr. Rice holds both an MA and a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from the North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.
Angus Harvey Ross is an Independent Consult specializing in Tenant and Occupier Advocacy. Formerly a senior director at CBRE, and with 18+ years’ experience in CRE, he offers negotiation and advice relating to property transactions. He specializes in CRE consultancy, occupation management and transaction management.
Neil Salton is Managing Director at ChangeWorq and is responsible for helping clients understand the cultural, psychological and technological dimensions of working styles to create more effective and inspiring environments. He is an experienced consultant in interior design and change management focusing on business transformation via spatial behavioral and technological change. Mr. Salton is based in Singapore.
Rohini Saluja is Executive Director, CBRE in Singapore. She has 18+ years’ experience in leading occupier strategies and consultancy solutions. She has noted experience with transactions, economics, portfolio management, investment properties, business strategies, strategic planning, tenant representation, and appraisals. Ms. Saluja holds an MBA from Management Development Institute and a BA Hons from Hindu College.
Sajit Sankar is Senior Business Leader – Asia Pacific, Real Estate Services at MasterCard in Singapore. He has 21 years’ international experience in corporate real estate, portfolio management, Infrastructure & facilities management, base-build construction, projects/fit-outs, property management, building maintenance, security, workplace administration, supply chain & assets management, strategic planning, P& L and general management across various industries. Mr. Sankar holds a BA from the University of Delhi, India and certifications in LEED AP, Certified Facility Manager, Real Estate, from the International Facility Management Association.
Shamsher Sindhu, MCR, is Executive Vice President- Infrastructure and Projects at Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd in Mumbai. Mr. Sindhu has extensive experience in real estate strategy, selection and transactions, design and built, facility management, critical engineering, workplace strategy and portfolio management, finance, security, sustainability, and business continuity management. His specialties are strategic planning, change management, design & development, project management, portfolio management and re-alignment, lease & contract negotiations, facility management, benchmarking and process developments, financial management conflict management and leadership. Mr. Sindhu holds a BSc from Maharshi Day University and Executive Management degree from IIM Ahmedabad.
James Southey is a Partner at Gerald Eve in London responsible for business development and corporate real estate services. He has held an EMEA, then global corporate leadership role, including the integration of a global office and industrial portfolio of over 600 properties totaling 17M sq. ft. He offers senior level strategic advice to manage complex projects across multiple business units. Mr. Southey holds a BSc Hons, Real Estate, from the University of the West of England.
Christopher Staal is Director Global Real Estate at Bose Corporation. He has extensive experience as an innovative real estate & facilities executive with global markets expertise in location and workplace relevancy. He has experience in strategy, management, leadership, contract negotiation, facilities management, vendor management, program management, and negotiation. Mr. Staal holds a BS from the University of San Francisco.
Philip Sin Kok Tan is Senior Vice President at The Northern Trust Company in Singapore. He is head of international real estate and the workplace services group. He has extensive experience in vendor management, asset management, portfolio management, project and facilities management, leases, and contract negotiation.
Colette Temmink is Executive Managing Director of Integrated Facilities Management at Cushman & Wakefield. Her expertise spans all aspects of facilities property and asset management real estate transactions, distressed asset workouts, large-scale complex redevelopments, strategic corporate planning and outsource contracting. Ms. Temmink holds a BSBA from American International College and an MBA from American University.
David Tennery, MCR, is a Managing Director of Capital Markets and Office Investor Services at Jones Long LaSalle. He has been involved in the development or repositioning of nearly 6M sq. ft. of office, retail, industrial mixed-use, and hotel properties in the US and Latin America. He has extensive expertise in the accounting and project finance roles. Mr. Tennery attended Ohio State University and Lycee Paul Valeree in Paris, France.
Rodney Timm is a Director at Property Beyond Pty Ltd, Gowrie NSW, and KOORANA. He has 30+ years’ experience in the construction and real estate industry, property and facilities management, agency, valuation, and development. He has provided consultancy services to both the property funds management and the corporate real estate sectors. His specific property knowledge includes commercial offices, business parks, retail and shopping malls, affordable housing, student and key-worker accommodation, retirement villages, assisted living and life-style projects. Mr. Timm holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town, a BCom Hons, Real Estate from the University of South Africa, and a BSc from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Leonard J. Tiso is Director, Financial Consulting, Global Corporate Services at CBRE, Inc. advising executives on economic, financial reporting, tax and strategic implications of commercial real estate transactions portfolio management issues, and KPI reporting and processes. He has significant experience with complex lease structures, sale-lease back transactions, lease vs. ownership analyses, investment sales and development. Mr. Tiso holds an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA and a BBA from the College of William and Mary. He is a licensed CPA in Virginia.
Neil Uebelein is the Founder and CEO of nVision Group, a CRE advisory firm focused on strategic planning finance and technology with an emphasis on sustainability, mobility, GIS-based planning and performance management. He has extensive experience in overseeing the key functions of real estate planning, transactions, project management and building operations as well as major portfolio consolidation efforts. Mr. Uebelein holds a BBA and an MBA from the University of Iowa – Henry B. Tippie College of Business.
Sheriden Ware is Chief Information Officer, Asia Pacific at Cushman & Wakefield in Hong Kong. She is a business transformation manager with 13 years’ experience managing organizational design, workplace, customer experience innovation and technology projects across a range of industries. Ms. Ware attended the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).
Helmut Weih is Head of Corporate Real Estate Management at GEA Group. He has 19 years’ experience in Europe, USA and Asia in brokerage, property management, project management, account management, transaction management, lease administration, facilities management and workplace solution on both service provider and end user side. Mr. Weih attended The Goethe University Frankfurt.
Steve Williamson, MCR, is Executive Director – Head of Property Management Asia at Morgan Stanley. He has 16 years’ experience working in dynamic, multi-national organizations, in strategic, delivery focused leadership roles. He has responsibility for delivery of property services including portfolio strategy, transaction management, property projects, technical operations, facilities management for 2.2M sq. ft. over 50 buildings in 10 countries across Asia. Mr. Williamson holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Edinburgh.
David Wilton is Regional Director – Corporate Solutions at Jones Lang LaSalle. He has 20+ years’ experience working with the occupiers and owners of commercial property portfolios to make strategic and cost effective real estate decisions. His specialties include business development and client management to reduce costs and efficiently manage real estate portfolios including strategy, site selection, transactions, and facilities management. Mr. Wilton holds a BA from the University of British Columbia.
Simon Wise, MCR, is Head of Property Process, Governance & Effectiveness for Standard Chartered Bank. His experience include delivery advisory work on master panning, strategic occupancy planning, capital planning, budgeting and program management including procurement, design, contracts and third party administration He has experience in acquisition, disposition, facilities management and construction management services. Mr. Wise attended Kingston University.
Andrea Wolf is a former Senior Strategist, Canadian Lead, Consulting at Gensler Architecture/Design Inc. She has expansive experience in Risk Management and Liability; Transactions, Portfolio Analysis and Strategic Communications; Workplace Strategy, Process Mapping and Optimization Planning; Strategic Occupancy and Building Repositioning. Ms. Wolf has an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business and a BA from the University of Western Ontario.
Tony S. F. Wong is Executive Director at Morgan Stanley. He is a professional architect with 20 years’ experience in corporate real estate. His specialties include facilities management, strategy, design and construction, critical engineering, building operations, and amenities. Mr. Wong holds an MBA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and BAAS, BArch degrees from The University of Hong Kong.
Pay Wu Head of North American Corporate Real Estate CRM at TD (Toronto-Dominion Bank). She has extensive experience in portfolio/workplace strategies, M&A, program management, cost management/reduction, vendor/outsourcing advisory, process/operations optimization and technology implementation. Ms. Wu holds a BS from Cornell University.
Izumi Yamamoto is Senior Portfolio Manager, Japan and Emerging Markets Asia at Microsoft. His specialties are facilities management and large sites portfolio management with experience in South Korea, Hong Kong Macau, Taiwan Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Mr. Yamamoto holds a BA from Gakushuin University.
Mike Zamora is Senior Director at Asia Real Estate Advisors providing portfolio and locational strategy, due diligence, financial and advisor services for real estate investment companies and funds in the Asia-Pacific region. His experience includes developing 10k+ person / 2.5M sq. ft. campus in India, and managing a portfolio of 70+ locations in 13 countries of 5.3M sq. ft. Mr. Zamora holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Arizona State University.
Steve Zatta, is a Consulting Director at Cushman & Wakefield, specializing in real estate project management and workplace strategy. Mr. Zatta provides a framework for critical decision making, as well as intellectual and analytical support for clients lacking clarity on their real estate objectives and workplace strategies. Mr. Zatta holds an MA from John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.