RICS Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles Kicks Off!

Thanks to everyone who made last night’s RICS Summit of the Americas kickoff and Futures Report a great success. We are eager to engage over the next two days to help find solutions to the great challenges we face over the next couple decades. For those of you unable to attend the event you can follow it at #RICSsota. Here is a brief video introduction of the RICS Futures Report…

Press Release: The Building People, LLC Receives HUBZone Certification

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For Immediate Release

Leesburg, Virginia – April 15, 2015

The Building People, LLC Receives HUBZone Certification

The Building People, recently became a certified participant in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program (HUBZone) in Leesburg, VA. Each year the Federal Government has an annual goal of awarding 3% of all federal prime contracts to HUBZone-certified small business concerns. As a proud member of the Town of Leesburg’s small business community for more than 2 years, The Building People is excited to participate in the program and play a key role in Loudoun County’s growing small business community.  Participants with  HUBZone Certifications  have the opportunity to receive competitive and sole source contracts with the Federal Government.

HUBZone AnnouncementThe Building People is a corporate real estate and facilities management organization that prides itself on 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.

Over the last two years, The Building People has provided solutions and expertise across multiple Federal agencies, commercial enterprise and universities. With a growing team of professionals, their firm continues to implement global cost savings and strategic real estate and facilities management services for their customers that are maximizing the use of data, automation and smarter infrastructure solutions.

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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:



Come Join The Building People at the 2015 RICS Summit of the Americas

Come join The Building People in Los Angeles, April 22-24th for the third annual RICS Summit of the Americas.  The Building People will be joined by dozens of industry experts from around the world as they educate audiences on best practices and how to prepare today for the future of real estate management and construction. For a sneak peak at some of the topics that will be discussed see this recent interview with Neil Shah, Managing Director of the Americas at RICS as he discusses A View of 2030: RICS Futures Report.  You can register now for the 2015 RICS Summit of the Americas here.


Reminder to Register for IBCon 2015: Real Change Right Now

Just a reminder to register for IBCon 2015 in San Antonio, TX June 9-10th.

ibconbannerIBcon has grown to become the world’s most comprehensive and leading edge discussion on the next generation of smart, connected, high-performance, green, sustainable, intelligent buildings. This event is not about the traditional one building, one system, one vendor smart building of yesterday, but rather the open architected, interoperable, integrated, IP, IT centric smart buildings of tomorrow.

Today is the Kickoff of the Free NFMT Building Operations Management Conference 2015, Baltimore, MD

Come join us in Baltimore this week for NFMT  Building Operations Management Conference 2015 (did we mention its free). The conference will kickoff today and run through Thursday March 12th.

We will be attending a number of the events and hosting a session Thursday on Sustainability in the Federal Government. We would love to see you there.

Sustainability in the Federal Government

This discussion will center on the challenges facing federal executives using technology to measure, track and manage the sustainability programs and goals. The industry has recognized that establishing a vision around real estate and technology requires the engagement of program leaders. Furthermore, this global vision requires a strategic approach to aligning program strategies with technology roadmaps and architecture.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss how to leverage the use of technology to drive sustainable practices
2. Review how to measure, track, monitor, and manage against sustainability goals
3. Assess the long term strategy for ensuring the maximum benefit from repair and alterations investments
4. Understand how technology solutions can be used to support a real estate program and long-term strategies

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The Building People is pleased to announce new Managing Director, Charles Dilley

headshotcdWe would like to introduce you to Charles Dilley, new Managing Director here at The Building People. Charles is a seasoned professional with over 10 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 five years, Charles served as a strategic consultant and program manager to the GSA Public Buildings Service (PBS) National Office of Facilities Management and Services Programs where he designed, implemented, and managed key performance measures and operations budgets of over $1.2 Billion in support of national facilities operations, smart buildings, energy, risk management, and sustainability for over 300 million square feet of real estate. At The Building People Charles continues to pursue his goal to advance the connected real estate model in order to influence policy and operational behavior towards the sustainable economic and environmental future we can all be proud of.

The Building People to participate in RICS global roundtable on best practice asset management

What are the principles of best practice asset management? How can facility operators provide the level of service their tenants expect while maintaining profits that are dictated by fluctuating markets? Accepting that every facility has its unique operational hurdles, are there global principles that can drive facility operating costs down without compromising service to the client? The Building People is proud to announce that RICS has invited us, along with a host of leading public and private sector industry professionals, to participate in a global roundtable discussion to examine these critical issues facing all facility operations professionals and the taxpayers footing the bill for government portfolio operations.