Category : Real Estate/ Workplace Strategies

PRESS RELEASE: THE BUILDING PEOPLE, LLC Expands Headquarters Location in Leesburg, Virginia

Leesburg, VA, June 12, 2017The Building People has expanded their Headquarters presence in Leesburg, Virginia.  The new location is located at 111 E. Market Street in the newly developed Courthouse Commons area.   Leesburg Economic Development Director, Marantha Edwards indicated that “The Building People’s presence in Leesburg brings depth, expertise and credibility to the Leesburg HUBZone businesses…their team’s experience, energy and professionalism are profound, and we are fortunate to have them operating out of this new Leesburg office location and remain excited to see their continued growth.“  The Building People’s CEO, Lawrence Melton commented saying, “Our expansion in Leesburg is a direct reflection of our growth over the last four years…we remain optimistic about future expansion, job creation, and continued success in the future holds.”

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The Building People is here to help you navigate 21st century real estate and facilities operations challenges. Our global organization delivers total lifecycle solutions for clients that integrate technology, buildings, and people to solve today’s complex challenges for building owners, occupants 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. The real estate and the facilities landscapes are changing, join us and we will lead this change together.

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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.

 

Download PDF here: TBP Press Release 06.12.17

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.

The Building People Welcomes James (Trae) Facente as Director of Smart Buildings Solutions

We are excited to introduce James (Trae) Facente as our Director of Smart Buildings Solutions with The Building People. As a recognized design and automation engineer in strategic technology solutions, James delivers an innovative approach as a subject matter expert in smart building systems and technology integration. James specializes in large-scale building systems analysis and integration to seamlessly align business process, technical requirements, and priorities. Utilizing this strategy, James provides clients with a spectrum of high caliber operations, systems, and programs to streamline operations, lower operation costs, and improve revenue streams.

Prior to The Building People, James served as a Super User for General Services Administration’s Smart Building program GSALink. During his tenure at GSA, he saved hundreds of thousands of dollars analyzing the efficacy of their new building automation systems and implemented a process to deliver the highest energy conservation returns. For more than a decade, James provided solutions in environmental control systems, portfolio operations, and automation systems.

James holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems, is a certified IBM Design Thinking Practitioner, and a Project Management Principles (PMP) Professional. Additionally, he has professional expertise in Federal Government Project Management, Contracting, LonWorks Network Design and Services, Tridium AX &N4, and Automated Logical Dealer Technical Training.

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 in San Miguel de Allende for the World Wide Workplace Web (W4)

w4png1The Building People joins dozens of leaders in real property asset management from around the world this week in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for the World Wide Workplace Web (W4) to share our international study with RICS on Public Sector Asset Management. W4 is an international forum of public sector real property professionals interested in engaging in a unique learning environment for the next generation of executives in public sector organizations. In addition to offering great networking opportunities, the W4 annual conferences introduce participants to speakers from around the globe, many of them leaders in the diverse fields of real property. The forum focuses on problem solving, sharing research initiatives, and finding partners for collaborative ventures. Thank you to all the sponsors of this year’s conference, and special thanks to INDAABIN for hosting participants. (Follow W4 updates on twitter.)

 

 

 

 

 

Press Release: House Passes Federal Real Estate Management Reform Bills that Will Save Taxpayers Billions

Policies around space consolidation, cost savings, and operational efficiency have been pursued by agencies for the past several years, so it is excellent to see the legislature support and mandate these ongoing efforts. The Building People is excited to be a part of the solution to consolidate space through the development and implementation of strategies that produce real savings while maintaining a productive workforce.

House Passes Federal Real Estate Management Reform Bills that Will Save Taxpayers Billions

The House of Representatives unanimously approved two bipartisan bills today to shrink the federal footprint, improve the federal government’s management of its real estate portfolio, and to streamline the disposal of excess or underutilized federal buildings to save taxpayers billions of dollars.

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