Category : Facilities Management

2017 BOMA International Conference – Government Special Interest Group (SIG)

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Interested in government buildings? Want to explore issues and solutions impacting public priorities?

Come join us at the Government Buildings special interest group (SIG) session where we will focus on issues impacting public buildings. Participants include government portfolio representatives from federal, state and local levels, as well as private sector colleagues with an interest in the field.

When: Monday, June 26, 2017, 4:30-6:00PM
Where: Room 206B

Chair:  Patrick Fee, GSA
Vice Chair:  Lawrence Melton, The Building People

Special Guests:
Mary Snodderly, Business Development Specialist at GSA
Keith Cunningham, Assistant Director at U.S. GAO

AGENDA
I. Welcome Remarks
II.  Measuring and Driving Efficiency in Your Buildings: Challenges Facing Federal Buildings from Design to Implementation
III. Building Maintenance & Operations
IV. Issues of Interest for Future Meeting Discussions
V. Adjourn Session Details

BOMA 2017 Conference website here.

PRESS RELEASE: THE BUILDING PEOPLE, LLC Services Now Available on GSA 00CORP Consolidated Schedule

THE BUILDING PEOPLE, LLC Services Now Available on GSA OOCORP Consolidated Schedule

Leesburg, VA, June 20, 2017 – The Building People was awarded the GSA 00CORP Professional Services Schedule (PSS) which is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple award schedule, providing direct access to simple or complex fixed-price or labor-hour professional services which means all federal customers can now purchase additional services directly from the schedule.tbpataglance

The Building People offers the following services under the GSA 00CORP schedule # GS-00F-237GA

  • Information Technology Professional Services (SIN C132-51)
  • Strategic Planning for Technical Programs/Activities (SIN 871-1)
  • Construction Management and Engineering Consulting Services Related to Real Property (SIN 871-7)
  • Integrated Consulting Services (SIN 874-1)
  • Acquisition Management Support (SIN 874-6)
  • Integrated Business Program Support Services (SIN 874-7)

The Building People is a recognized leader in Real Estate and Facilities services. Our global organization delivers total life cycle solutions for clients that integrate technology, buildings, and people to solve today’s complex challenges for building owners, occupiers and stakeholders. We empower our clients to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. Our strategy leads clients towards the future of facilities through a connected real estate model that propagates new norms to deliver organizational efficiency, sustainability, and savings.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Charles Dilley at (703) 669 2222 Ext. 706 or email at charles.dilley@thebuildingpeople.com.

You can download the pdf here.

 

PRESS RELEASE: THE BUILDING PEOPLE, LLC EXPANDS GSA 03FAC SCHEDULE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MAY 25, 2017

THE BUILDING PEOPLE, LLC EXPANDS GSA 03FAC SCHEDULE

Leesburg, VA, May 25, 2017 The Building People was recently awarded additional Special Item Numbers (SINs) through the GSA 03FAC Schedule, which means all federal customers can now purchase complete facilities services directly from the schedule. The Building People’s CEO and founder, Lawrence Melton commented saying, “Our growth and expansion by leveraging the GSA 03 FAC schedule expands our market presence and continues to show our success while partnering with both GSA and Federal clients to streamline the acquisition process and provide cost savings.”

03fac PR updates 5.25.17The Building People offer the following services under the GSA 03FAC schedule:

  • Smart Buildings Systems Integrator (SIN 003-01)
  • Complete Facilities Maintenance (811 002)
  • Complete Facilities Management (811-003)
  • Facilities Maintenance and Management Consulting (811-006)
  • Energy Management Planning and Strategies (871 202)
  • Training on Energy Management (871 203)
  • Metering Services (SIN 871-204)
  • Energy Program Support Services (871 205)
  • Building Commissioning Services (SIN 871-206)
  • Energy Audit Services (871 207)
  • Innovations in Renewable Energy (871 209)
  • Energy Consulting Services (SIN 871-211)

NAICS Code Description
236210 INDUSTRIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
236220 COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
531312 NONRESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGERS
531390 OTHER ACTIVITIES RELATED TO REAL ESTATE
541330 ENGINEERING SERVICES
541350 BUILDING INSPECTION SERVICES
541512 COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN SERVICES
541513 COMPUTER FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SERVICES
541519 OTHER COMPUTER RELATED SERVICES
541611 ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES
541614 PROCESS, PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION, AND LOGISTICS CONSULTING SERVICES
541618 OTHER MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES
541620 ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING SERVICES
541690 OTHER SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL CONSULTING SERVICES
541712 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHYSICAL, ENGINEERING, AND LIFE SCIENCES (EXCEPT BIOTECHNOLOGY)
541990 ALL OTHER PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND TECHNICAL SERVICES
561110 OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
561210* FACILITIES SUPPORT SERVICES (Primary NAICS Code)
561920 CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW ORGANIZERS
611430 PROFESSIONAL AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
624229 OTHER COMMUNITY HOUSING SERVICES
926110 ADMINISTRATION OF GENERAL ECONOMIC PROGRAMS

The Building People is a corporate real estate and facilities management organization that prides itself on more than 20 years of executive leadership experience operating, maintaining, and providing service and space solutions for building owners and their customers. Their leadership team includes nationally recognized professionals in the real estate management, facilities, and technology sectors. Their mission is to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. They achieve this by empowering building owners and operators to propagate new norms and tenant behaviors toward organizational efficiency, energy sustainability, and savings opportunities.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jorie Fields at (703) 669 2222 Ext. 709 or email at jorie.fields@thebuildingpeople.com.

Join CEO Lawrence Melton at IFMA Facility Fusion 2017

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The Building People’s Lawrence Melton will be joined by executive leaders across the industry in Las Vegas tomorrow at the IFMA Facility Fusion Conference to discuss why the IFMA and RICS partnership is so important for professionals seeking career advancement in real estate and facilities management.

RICS IFMAWhat the Heck is a Chartered Surveyor, and Why Should You Care?

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Venue: Caesars Palace
Room: Forum 14

About: “This panel will explore the RICS/IFMA affiliation and its implications for REAL members. Since the REAL community sits right on the “boundary” between IFMA and RICS, the emerging relationship between the two Associations offers broad employment opportunities and increased professional development choices. What credentials does RICS offer its members? How do those certifications compare with IFMA’s? How would membership in RICS benefit REAL members? This panel, comprised of both IFMA and RICS members, will exchange information and perspectives about the two organizations and offer advice to REAL members who are exploring career opportunities and professional development choices. We will compare and contrast the credential programs in the two associations, hear personal stories from experienced professionals, and engage in a spirited discussion about the opportunities and challenges presented by the affiliation.”

Speakers:

James Ware Ph.D., Executive Director, The Future of Work…unlimited
Ken Burkhalter CFM, Deputy Director of Facilities Services, RAND Corporation
Diane Coles-Levine MCR, President, Workplace Management Solutions
Maureen Ehrenberg FRICS, CRE, President, Global Integrated Facility Management International Director, JLL
Lawrence Melton, Chief Executive Officer, The Building People, LLC

The Building People Welcomes Jeanie Wine as our Human Resources Manager

JeanieThe Building People are excited to introduce Jeanie Wine as our new Human Resources Manager. Jeanie brings over twenty-five years experience as a manager in all aspects of the human resources life-cycle. As the Human Resources Manager, Jeanie uses her expertise to continue The Building People’s focus on the most important resource—our people. Our goal is to ensure we have the best people practices in place and continue to be one of the best places to work.

For the past ten years, Jeanie was the U.S. Chief Human Resources Officer in a global corporate law firm as they grew to over 5,000 people in over forty offices. In her position she managed all facets of human resources to include employee relations, workforce alignment, recruitment, diversity program management, benefits, human resource information systems, performance management, wellness, citizenship, and administrative support. In her previous position, Jeanie was the first Vice President of Resource and Development with Jane’s Information Group, the renowned London-based open source information company, where she had local office responsibility to include human resources, facilities and operations management, as well serving on the Board.

Jeanie’s consistent collaborative approach and ability to anticipate needs with a hands-on approach make her a key team member in payroll transitions, outsourcing facilities management, human resource information systems automation and office transitions to keep up with the ever changing environment.

Jeanie has a B.S. degree in Management and Human Resources from Park University, and is designated as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Society of Human Resources Management, Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

RICS PRESS RELEASE: RICS Names Lawrence Melton, CEO and President of The Building People as FM Sector Chair, ex officio

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For immediate release November 14, 2016
Contact:
Alan F. Cohen
Corporate Affairs Associate, Communications
t: +1-202 602-1450  m: 646 847-5706
e: acohen@rics.org
RICS names new members to its Americas board

New York – RICS in the Americas, the New York-based regional branch of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the largest global organization for professionals in real estate, construction, valuation and related industries, is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to the RICS in the Americas Board.

“The diversity, professional experience, past leadership roles and integrity of the Board ensures that RICS addresses the needs of the multi-disciplinary property professions in the Americas region and continues to promote high standards of professionalism for the public good,” according to Peter Smith FRICS, RICS in the Americas Chair & Governing Council Representative.

The newly appointed Board members are:

  • Lawrence Melton FRICS (FM Sector Chair, ex officio) – CEO and President, The Building People, Leesburg, Va. Mr. Melton established The Building People in 2012 and found early success in its global reach to drive greater efficiency, investment, and performance for its clients. Prior to that, Mr. Melton had more than 25 years of federal executive experience, most recently as Assistant Commissioner for Facilities Management for the General Services Administration and earlier as Director of the White House Center, providing facilities, realty, and project management services to the Executive Office of the President. In that role, he was responsible for nearly 2.1 million square feet of some of the most prestigious real estate in Washington, D. C.
  • Roger Flather FRICS, Director – Global Head of Performance and Valuation for the real estate equity platform, BlackRock Realty, New York. Mr. Flather has been with BlackRock since 2006. Prior to that, he worked for AIG Global Real Estate Investment Corp., where he served as Vice President from 1997 to 2006. In that position, Mr. Flather was responsible for the review of global transactions and the valuation of assets under management worldwide. Mr. Flather previously held positions with Met Life Realty Group, Bankers Trust Company, and real estate consulting firm Landauer Associates.
  • Bruce Greenberg FRICS – Managing Director and Country Leader for Duff and Phelps within the Real Estate Advisory Group (Valuation/Consulting Advisory Services), Mexico City. Mr. Greenberg focuses on real estate valuations in Mexico and Central and South America. He has performed more than 20,000 valuation and consulting assignments in 16 countries worldwide, including nearly 1,700 assignments encompassing more than 7,000 properties throughout Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. In the course of that work, he has also built relationships with leading real estate lenders, agencies, developers and government officials throughout the region.
  • Christopher Turner MRICS (US Country Chair, ex officio) — Senior Director, Capital Markets and Investment Sales Group, Colliers International, New York. Originally from the U.K., Mr. Turner has a broad range of transactional and investment management experience. Prior to joining Colliers, Christopher worked for wealth manager London & Capital (U.K.), where he was Asset Manager of a $600m core and core+ portfolio; and before that at DTZ, focusing on Appraisal, Investment, Development and Property Management.

All Board Members are appointed to three-year terms. Their duties include contributing to the ongoing development of RICS in the Americas’ corporate strategy through the provision of regular market intelligence and insight from the perspective of the region; assessing for submission to the Management Board a rolling three-to-five-year business plan for the region in the context of the approved RICS corporate strategy and objectives; and ensuring that all activities undertaken are in line with RICS brand and comply with RICS’ global approach to  the development, creation and use of professional,  standards and guidance, together with  ethical standards and membership entry competences.

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RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, property and construction. Our name promises the consistent delivery of standards – bringing confidence to the markets we serve.

We accredit 118,000 professionals and any individual or firm registered with RICS is subject to our quality assurance. Their expertise covers valuation and management across all asset classes; the costing and leadership of construction projects; the development of infrastructure; and the management of natural resources, such as mining, farms and land. From environmental assessments and building controls to negotiating land rights in an emerging economy; if our members are involved, the same professional standards and ethics apply.

With offices covering the major political and financial centers of the world, our market presence means we are ideally placed to influence policy and embed professional standards. We work at a cross-governmental level, delivering international standards that will support a safe and vibrant marketplace in land, real estate, property and construction, for the benefit of all.

In the Americas, we have staff in New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Sao Paulo and Barbados.

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The Building People in the November RICS Property Journal : “Assets fit for the future”

Don’t miss Thassets-fit-for-future-rics-journale Building People’s Lawrence Melton and Charles Dilley feature article “Assets fit for the future,” published in the November Issue of RICS Property Journal where they introduce readers to the global challenges facing public-sector asset managers and the strategies they seek to adopt to address the future of the industry. Access the published article at RICS here.

The Building People’s International Research Featured in this Month’s RICS Property Journal

This month’s RICS Property Journal features The Building People’s international research in which we examine public sector asset management around the globe to identify common challenges and strategies to resolve some of the systemic issues across the sector. The complete research report, Public Sector Asset Management (PSAM): Roundtable Report, had participants from more than thirty countries responsible for trillions in real property assets.

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The Building People welcomes Margaret Bergamini as a new Managing Director

smallheadshotbwWe are excited to introduce Margaret Bergamini as a new Managing Director with The Building People. With over 30 years in design, construction and facility management, she has s wide range of both public and private sector experience, working for the Unites States Army Corps of Engineers, the General Services Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as general contractors, specialty subcontractors and owner’s representative consultants. A known team builder and problem solver, with excellent technical and leadership skills, Margaret is particularly proud of highly visible and sensitive projects completed at the White House complex, as well as her role in a $100M+/year program to design, construct and furnish secure FBI facilities across the country and worldwide. Ms. Bergamini has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, with a geotechnical subspecialty of Civil Engineering.  She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia (PE), a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

The Building People welcomes David Cottingham as new Real Estate Portfolio Analyst

DAVID Cottingham picThe Building People is excited to announce the addition of David Cottingham as a Real Estate Portfolio Analyst. David is a graduate of Indiana State University, where he received a BS in Human Resource Development and is currently a candidate for a Masters in Real Estate at Georgetown University with a focus in real estate finance.

After receiving his Bachelor’s degree, David launched his career in real estate as an Escrow Specialist in Northern Virginia and was quickly promoted to Senior Escrow Specialist. In 2007, he built on his real estate experience by learning appraisals and was promoted to Real Estate Appraiser of a large metropolitan jurisdiction where he earned his Certified General Appraiser license in 2015. As an appraiser David specialized in complex residential properties and commercial real estate, working on property types like power plants, sewer and water treatment plants, natural gas pipelines, communication towers, offices, shopping centers and malls located.

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