Lawrence Melton learned how to lead change and innovation across one of the most complex real estate portfolios in the world. As Facilities Manager of the White House during September 11th, 2001, his leadership was tested as he transformed their operations to deal with terror threats and technology adoption that was secure and reliable in an age of rapid innovation. After only a few years, Melton was promoted to a Senior Executive role where he was responsible for more than 350 million square feet of Federal real estate for the General Services Administration’s Public Buildings Service National Headquarters. During this period, Melton assembled an innovative and experienced leadership team to implement the largest smart buildings program in the country and a national integrated work management system to create one of the largest and most advanced real estate portfolios in the world.
As he looked to the future, Melton’s vision was to step away from government service to create a company that could provide a total real estate and facility operations solution that delivers the integrated services he sought in the marketplace as a Federal Executive, but could never find. In 2013, The Building People was born as an idea to create a company that could integrate technology, buildings, and people to deliver the future of facilities today. Now in its seventh year, we are recognized as an industry-standard providing a total real estate services solution to the industry.
As leaders in the real estate and infrastructure industry, The Building People leadership team brings more than 100 years of combined experience walking in the shoes of the clients we serve. We know the complexities to maintain, innovate, and add value to a real estate portfolio that serves some of the most complex missions in the world. While our competitors offer siloed services, we deliver an approach that accounts for the entire facility life-cycle and integrates the technology, buildings, and people at the core of the operation. We are here to provide the total real estate and facilities solution for real estate owners, occupiers, and operators that will take their facilities into the 21st century and beyond.
We are here to provide the total real estate and facilities solution for real estate owners, occupiers, and operators that will take their facilities into the 21st century and beyond.
A respected thought leader in the Federal IT community, Tom Suder is the Chief Growth Officer with The Building People. Tom is a two-time winner of a Federal 100 Award, a prestigious honor that recognizes government and industry leaders who played pivotal roles in Federal IT and made a difference in the way technology transformed the government. He serves on several technology advisory boards, including the Professional Science Master’s Advisory Board, which is a part of the Telecommunications Management graduate program at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Tom is the co-author of 23 White Papers that were jointly published by the MITRE Corporation and ATARC following collaboration sessions during the ATARC Federal IT Summit Series. Topics of these educational symposiums include Mobile Computing, Cloud & Data Center, Big Data, DevOps, Cybersecurity, Health IT, Network Transformation and the Internet of Things.
Linda is Senior Vice President of Strategy, Quality, and Operations with The Building People. With over 30 years of Federal experience, 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 her to become the resident expert within The Building People, given her Real Estate domain expertise and ability to apply a 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.
As Vice President of Strategic Growth with The Building People, Charles helped lay the foundation for the company’s growth from its outset through the development of the brand, marketing, growth, and business development strategy. He provides strategic management, business capture, branding and marketing, key performance measures, benchmark strategies, and strategic consulting in support of client portfolios in excess of 500 million square feet. He is an experienced project manager and business measures consultant with over a decade of experience specializing in statistical analysis, asset management, enterprise application integration, and key performance measures for private and public sector clients such as Kaiser Permanente, CenturyLink, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). Charles holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from George Mason University.
Janice Raleigh is Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Diversity & Talent Acquisition with The Building People. Ms. Raleigh is a seasoned human resource and management professional with over 25 years’ experience. She has an extensive background as an HR generalist, including experience in strategy, employee recruitment and retention, staff development, benefits and compensation, employee management, HR policy development and legal compliance. She provides both global and domestic human resources expertise. Before The Building People, Ms. Raleigh supervised the personnel security employees of ActioNet.
Frank serves as Senior Vice President of Program Delivery and Technical Services for The Building People. Frank oversees a portfolio of projects across the company business lines ensuring that services meet and exceed client expectations. Frank recently left Federal Service as a Senior Executive with the General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service, and has been with The Building People Team since 2017. Frank brings over 35 years of Federal experience in the real estate space. He was responsible for the management of a wide diverse nature of Federal properties with an emphasis on the daily service, maintenance & repair, energy supply and demand, and sustainability programs. With extensive operational experience, Frank continues to help federal agencies reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability.
Brad Peterson is Vice President of Technology Solutions & Services with The Building People. Brad brings more than 30 years of industry experience with the delivery and sustainment of technology solutions supporting the infrastructure, facilities and asset management markets. Brad’s experience specifically includes industry sales and business development, account management, channel development and support. He also has expertise in developing and sourcing industry subject matter.
Trevor Morrison is Vice President of Energy, Smart Buildings & Sustainability Services at The Building People and 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.
Mike Mosel is Vice President of Organizational Development, Talent & Human Capital Solutions at The Building People. Mr. Mosel is passionate about helping organizations align employees with work that is most energizing to them, building winning teams, and executing on the promise of their mission and brand. His expertise is particularly relevant in industries like construction, hospitality, manufacturing, general contracting, and facilities management or those businesses with growth opportunities specifically related to people. He brings nearly 20 years of hands-on CEO experience having owned, operated, and exited a number of businesses in those marketplaces. Mr. Mosel brings a strategic vision to The Building People leadership team that complements our company mission of transforming the built environment at the intersection of real estate, technology, and people. His area of expertise will support our internal and client-facing solutions around workplace transformation, talent optimization, and the power of science and data.
J.J. Mashburn is the Corporate Controller with The Building People. J.J. brings more than 20 years of experience in mid-size organizations. Her experience includes both Government Contracting and Private Industry financial work. She has developed process and policies for past accounting departments. Prior to joining The Building People, J.J. established short and long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies that set the strategic direction for her prior company. As part of our corporate office, J.J. will oversee our Accounting Department, Financials and work with the CFO on the strategies for the company.
Laura Fabeny serves as the Director of Mission Support Services with The Building People for the Northbound Solutions JV Business Administration Support Services and Conference Logistics contract with the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy office. As a Senior Program Manager, Laura is responsible for the day-to-day management of the $70M business support services contract. Laura is responsible for leading teams to deliver project(s) and provide client support across multiple program offices and client sites. Staff support EERE by delivering business services and conference logistics support including project and program planning, budget and operations, communications and stakeholder engagement, and executive administrative support.
Neil Morgan is the Director of Facilities Management and Operations and Maintenance with The Building People. Mr. Morgan has 18 years of Integrated Facilities Management, Quality Assurance, Project Management, and Real Estate Development experience with the federal government and the private sector. His expertise in project development procedures, procurement, design and construction management, and Real Estate Due Diligence allowed him to be successful as a Director of multiple divisions of GSA, and a successful private real estate developer on several marquee projects in the southeast United States. Mr. Morgan brings 18 years of experience in a variety of real estate transactions and operations to successfully lead teams toward successful delivery for our clients.
Andy McCarthy is the Director of Organizational Performance, Talent Optimization, and Design at The Building People. Mr. McCarthy is a certified talent optimization consultant who brings over 10 years of CEO and owner experience in scaling and exiting businesses. His focus on visioning, value development & tactical planning has propelled growth with hundreds of businesses in various industries including Consumer Packaged Goods, Marketing, Technology, Real Estate, Design, and Food & Beverage. Andy’s approach of challenging those around him & always improving complements The Building People’s mission of transforming the built environment at the intersection of real estate, technology, and people. His area of expertise will support our internal and client-facing solutions around workplace transformation, talent optimization, and the power of science and data.
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