Leadership Team

Lawrence A. Melton - CEO

Lawrence Melton is the CEO and President of The Building People. Lawrence has over 25 years of Federal Executive experience. He established the company in 2012, and found early success in its global reach to drive greater efficiency, investment, and performance for their clients. Serving on multiple Boards and Associations, including serving as a Fellow on the international Royal Institution of Charter Surveyors organization, Lawrence is recognized globally as an expert in Facilities Management. During his Federal career his most recent executive post was as the Assistant Commissioner for Facilities Management for the General Services Administration. Prior to his executive role, Lawrence served as the Director for the White House Center providing facilities, realty, and project management services to the Executive Office of the President managing a professional and trade workforce who provided services to senior leaders and their staffs throughout the White House Complex. He was responsible for nearly 2.1 million square feet of some of the most prestigious grounds in Washington, D.C., including the West Wing, East Wing, and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

Linda Osgood - Managing Director

Linda Osgood is a Managing Director with The Building People. With over 30 years of Federal experience working with the General Services Administration’s, Public Buildings Service (PBS), she is a recognized expert across the Federal sector and considered a professional with a reputation for achieving exceptional results. Her abilities and experience have enabled Linda to become the resident expert within The Building People, given her Real Estate domain expertise and ability to apply continuous organizational improvement to identify and resolve complex systematic business issues through effective analysis, planning, and management. Linda has conceived and built successful teams and operating policy and practices, always resulting in more flexible organizations with improved program and project delivery and cost effective solutions.

Charles Dilley - Managing Director

Charles Dilley is Managing Director at The Building People and a seasoned project manager and business measures consultant with over ten years experience specializing in real estate asset management, enterprise application integration, and project life cycle controls for private and public sector clients such as Kaiser Permanente, CenturyLink, and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). For the past 5 years, Charles has designed, implemented, and managed key performance measures and operations budgets of over $1.2 Billion in support of national facilities operations, smart buildings, energy management, and sustainability for 300 million+ square feet of real estate. At the Building People, Charles continues to advance the connected real estate model to influence policy and operational behavior towards the sustainable economic and environmental future we can all be proud of.

Trevor Morrison - Director
Energy & Sustainability

Trevor Morrison is a passionate expert in energy efficiency and sustainability with extensive experience working with building owners and managers to help them deliver efficient asset operations and financial returns on energy investments. Prior to The Building People, Trevor spent over a decade building and managing portfolios for the sustainable construction and consulting firms Reinforced Daylight and Solar and Reinforced Energy. During this period he directed a consultant team and front-line mechanics to identify and implement energy conservation measures across a diverse portfolio of public and private sector clients. As a leader in energy program management, Trevor prioritizes financial returns on efficiency projects with a streamlined approach that identifies issues, incentives, life-cycle costs, and sustainability based on best practice and client goals.

Tina Markland - Director
of Finance

Tina Markland is the Director of Finance with The Building People where she adds more than 18 years of experience in launching start-ups and supporting small to mid-size organizations. At The Building People, Tina delivers management and oversight of day to day accounting functions as well as financial statement preparation, audit support, and the implementation of internal controls and procedures. Tina is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Virginia. She adds federal and commercial expertise to our team to help support our full cycle accounting needs as well as implementation of policies and procedures to ensure compliance. Tina holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Frostburg State University in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland in Business Administration.

Jorie Fields - Operations Manager

Jorie Fields is the Corporate Administrative & Operations Manager with The Building People. Jorie brings over 20 years of experience in managing small businesses operations, including financial, accounting, administrative services, compliance and business development activities. Her diversity in both large and small business organizations as an Account Executive and Office Manager provides a wealth of experience and contribution to our team. During Jorie's 15 years in the real estate industry, she had direct responsibility for the growth of a $2.5 billion dollar organization. As the nucleus of our corporate office, Jorie oversees all financial management, accounting, forecasting and business development, resources, and compliance and reporting.

Kelly Peter - Human Resources Manager

Kelly Peter is the Human Resources Manager with The Building People. Kelly brings more than 15 years of experience having developed HR processes and policies, talent acquisition, training, compliance, employee relations, and performance management for small to mid-size organizations. Prior to joining The Building People, Kelly supported both federal and commercial organizations through various stages of creation, growth, and stabilization. As part of our corporate office, Kelly oversees employee relations, recruitment, and Human Resource compliance. Kelly has supported federal and commercial organizations with full life-cycle recruitment, defining and implementing training, performance management, benefits selection and management.

Lawrence A. Melton
Linda Osgood
Charles Dilley
Trevor Morrison
Tina Markland
Jorie Fields
Kelly Peter