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Join us for the RICS ‘Infrastructure Management: Current Practices and Future Trends,’ Breakfast Event

RICS Infrastructure Breakfast

Come join DC’s infrastructure professionals for breakfast Thursday October 5th as we present RICS 2017 publication of, Infrastructure Management: Current Practices and Future Trends. We will introduce the research and host a panel discussion to examine some of the most pressing issues facing private and public sector infrastructure professionals working to develop and maintain these assets that support our economic and social well-being. Register here.

Speakers will include:
Lawrence Melton FRICS, CEO & President, The Building People
Chris Carson FRICS, Enterprise Director of Program & Project Controls, Arcadis
Joseph Kane, Associate Fellow, The Brookings Institute
Paul L. Rau, Senior Realty Specialist, Department of Veterans Affairs
Charles Dilley, Managing Director, The Building People (Host)

Additional panelists to be announced

Agenda:
8:00am-8:30am: Registration and Networking.
8:30am-9:30am: Review of the paper’s findings followed by panel discussion.
9:30am-10:00am: Q&A.

Light refreshments will be provided (snacks and non-alcoholic beverages).


Important information about arrival:

The entrance is through an alley to the right of Ella’s Wood Fire Pizza at 610 9th st. NW. There will be an RICS representative to guide you, but you can just walk down that alley and turn left to find the entrance to the building. Once at the building press the bell button on the call box, then scroll to find “Breather Access”. Press “Breather” then the bell button again and say that you are there for your Breather reservation. Then use your unique code in the elevator to enter the 3rd floor (9889#) 

 

 


Infrastructure Management: Current Practices and Future Trends is a call to action that delivers insights from industry leaders on the current environment, while offering guidance on how to influence and restore this central pillar of economic growth (complimentary copy provided to attendees).

 

 

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.

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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

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: RICS global research project aims to cut cost of managing public sector assets

From RICS

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Contact:
Alan F. Cohen
Corporate Affairs Associate, Communications
t: +1-202 602-1450  m: 646 847-5706
e: acohen@rics.org

RICS global research project aims to cut cost of managing public sector assets

Public-private collaboration could potentially save millions

Washington, D.C. – With the public sector seeking help managing the cost of its considerable assets, RICS, an international organization focusing on the property sector, is initiating an effort to find ways to significantly cut these expenses.

The U.S. Army Reserve’s facilities chief, at RICS’ Summit of the Americas in May, called on the private sector to use its resources to help public organizations control asset management costs. In response, RICS pledged to bring the global profession together in a major research effort aimed at finding concrete ways for those who manage public sector assets to cut these costs, as well as demonstrate the strategic and financial value these public servants contribute to the agencies they serve.

The effort will start with a series of roundtables around the globe aimed at collecting best practices and other data, and culminate in a series of recommendations launched at next year’s Summit of the Americas in Washington, D.C. in April. The first roundtable convened in Mexico City December 4, 2015. More roundtables  will be held in the U.S., Canada and other countries starting early next year.

“Stewardship of resources remains a key focus of U.S. Army Reserve leaders as they seek to squeeze more from every dollar,” says James Balocki, the Army Reserve’s Chief of Infrastructure, who issued the call to action last spring. “The demand for Army Reserve forces has remained constant or increased, placing a premium on the need to maintain readiness, while our budgets have declined. This has forced us to seek new or innovative solutions to business practices that were routine just a few years ago.

“We manage nearly 42 million square feet of facilities around the world; they need to be well-operated and maintained to provide necessary capabilities for our formations,” Balocki continued. “This has become increasingly difficult. We believe the private sector is exceptionally well-postured to help us become even more cost-efficient and cost-effective, so we can maintain our readiness posture. We support and look forward to an effort to collect industry best practices associated with achieving meaningful cost savings in managing and operating public sector infrastructure.”

This RICS Roundtable Research Project will explore three core areas of asset management:

  • Asset Information
  • Asset Management Decision Making
  • Training and Education

The objective of this research is to explore each of these areas and begin to document practices that are moving the needle forward, in the U.S. and around the world.

Lawrence Melton, who is president and CEO of The Building People (in Leesburg, Va.) and former deputy commissioner for facilities management at the General Services Administration, is heading up the U.S. roundtable effort. “We are excited to partner with RICS and the government sector globally in an effort to promote the very best asset management principles our industry has to offer,” said Melton. “We strive to conduct research of this magnitude because it leverages the depth of knowledge and experience that resides in the public sector asset management community through collaboration that will literally impact millions of dollars in potential savings through good stewardship.”

Neil Shah, Americas managing director for RICS, said, “Our organization is proud to spearhead this effort by industry to help the public sector manage its considerable assets worldwide as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible while delivering excellent service to the publics it serves. The real estate and construction industry, across the public and private sectors, has the expertise and creativity to respond to this challenge. And RICS, as a public interest organization, has a duty to help save taxpayer dollars by harnessing the brightest and the best of the industry.”

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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.

The 4th RICS Summit of the Americas will be held in Washington, D.C., from April 3rd to 5th, 2016. The Summit is one of the premiere events centered around the built environment. Speakers and attendees will include prominent leaders in real estate, with particular focus on the Valuation, Construction, Asset Management and Business Valuation fields.

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The Building People in this Month’s RICS MODUS Magazine Discuss Why the Federal Footprint is Down but Operating Costs are Up

“In 2014, the amount of space occupied by the us government went down, but running costs went up. Why?”

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Click the the image for the article or see the entire issue of RICS MODUS here.

Today: RICS Government Asset Management Leaders’ Roundtable (April 13th)

The Building People is proud to participate in this afternoon’s RICS Government Asset Management Leaders’ Roundtable where leaders in asset management from over a dozen federal agencies will discuss their strategies and challenges around portfolio management, technology, data, high performance buildings, and outsourcing. We are extremely excited to engage in this conversation and look forward to meeting all the participants. For those participating, the event will be held at BOMA International, 1101 15th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005.

Special thanks to RICS and BOMA for organizing this exciting event. Please check their sites below where you will find excellent future industry events:

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