The CoRE Tech Advisory Council is a distinguished group of Corporate Real Estate Executives and Facilities Professionals committed to furthering the adoption of technology, automation and innovation in the industry. They provide guidance and assistance in shaping the education content by identifying pertinent topics, ideas, strategies and solutions relating to the management of corporate real estate assets and operations.
Advisory Council Chairmen
Rudy Reagin is the Global Programme Lead for Deutsche Bank's Corporate Services. With more than thirty years of experience in IT, Rudy is currently responsible for the application architecture that supports lease administration, facilities management, space management, security operations, and a wide range of business services. In recent years, Rudy has driven a data warehousing and BI project that successfully integrates information from a range of sources to facilitate performance monitoring and decision support.
Shalaya Shipman is the Senior Manager of Operations for Real Estate and Workplace Services at Salesforce. She is responsible for technology implementation, global reporting and internal audit compliance, and partners with Sales to showcase how Salesforce uses Wave Analytics Cloud to drive business decisions impacting the workplace. Prior to joining Salesforce, Shalaya held a service-provider role at CBRE, supporting strategy and planning for a regional financial services client.
Darrell Smith has more than 20 years of experience in facility management, with a wide range of industry experience in technology, retail, data centers and manufacturing. He is currently the director of Central Services for Google's Bay Area Portfolio where he oversees a team who is responsible for the facility management, critical environments, planning and other facilities services at one of the most innovative companies in the world. Having spent his career at the intersection of real estate, big data and technology, Darrell believes in using technology as an enabler for progress and optimization.
Advisory Council Members
Wade Berner is the Director of Systems Performance & Turnover at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he is responsible for the commissioning, energy efficiency and turnover of MIT's 12 million + square foot Cambridge campus. Wade is a registered Professional Engineer in both the US and Canada and has been involved with facility commissioning and optimization for over 18 years. He has been fortunate to have implemented these strategies on some interesting facilities including BSL4 laboratories and a rocket launch complex.
Jean Chick is a Deloitte Partner in Real Estate and Location Strategy with over 21 years of experience. She is a leader in real estate technology enablement, portfolio optimization, advanced workplace strategy and operating model design. She has led a global corporate real estate function including all strategy, design, transaction management, facilities and program management. Jean navigates complex financial and operational issues while balancing change management to maximize return on real estate investments.
As VP, Head of Workplace Technology, Dave Clute is responsible for the design, development, implementation and operation of Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) for the physical and virtual workplace. The Zurich and Farmers Insurance real estate portfolio includes almost 1,200 properties in 45 countries comprising over 16 million rentable square feet of leased and owned real estate assets. He has 30 years of experience in architecture, engineering, systems development and implementation of applications for the infrastructure management and CRE industry.
Daniel Cocosa has 32 years' experience in Communication Infrastructure. For the last 10, he has been the Regional Facility Manager at Google's Northern California Portfolio where he is responsible for developing strategies and systems that support over 5.5 million SF office space and growing R&D, along with the organization's Networked Fire Systems that connects 95 buildings. These systems were built from the ground up using state-of-the-art technologies and often converging systems. Dan has been instrumental in providing staff the high tech tools to support their ongoing maintenance practices for monitoring power; gas; water; 10,000 panel solar arrays; fuel cells and geothermal plant.
Maureen Ehrenberg currently serves as Executive Managing Director of Integrated Facilities Management (IFM), Corporate Solutions for the Americas and Chair of its IFM Global Specialty Board. She is an internationally recognized expert in the facility management field,and provides strategic direction and expertise to a team of 8,000 who currently manage more than 760 million square feet of property in the Americas and provides leadership to the members of JLLs Global IFM Board.
Karen Gill is currently Global Program Manager for Change Management/Workplace Strategy at HP. Prior to HP, she held management positions and served clients globally for Herman Miller and Steelcase, within the following functions: Performance Environments, Change Management, Global Product Launch, Advance Solutions, Architectural and Technology Applications, and Enterprise and Educational Sales. These combined experiences allow her to help her clients build a high performing real estate portfolio that maximizes the efficiency and effectiveness of the workplace.
As VP, Global Facilities Management, Dave Gunter is responsible for the oversight and governance of facilities operations for McKesson Corporation. McKesson's current real estate footprint is roughly 25M square feet, spread over approximately 1,200 locations. Prior to joining McKesson, Dave led the Facilities Management function for MUFG, Union Bank, based in San Francisco, CA, where he oversaw the creation of a smart buildings platform for the bank's retail and corporate portfolio.
Gerry Hamilton directs the Facilities Energy Management department at Stanford University, which includes the operation of the campus Energy Management & Control System and oversight of the University's energy efficiency programs. Gerry ensures that buildings and associated processes are operated efficiently and that new facilities incorporate best practices for energy use. Gerry holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering as well as an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University. He is also a registered professional engineer in California.
Alex Lewis is the Global Strategic Operations Head of Citi Realty Services where he leads a team which oversees the development and implementation of policy & process, global CRS technology platform management, data compliance and reporting metrics, global resource strategy and monitoring of administrative budget. Over the last 16 years, Alex has served in several operational leadership roles with CRS in Poland and England including EMEA Strategic Workplace Head and Global Building Operations CAO prior to relocating back to the US in 2012 to settle into his current role.
David Lilleywhite is currently Global Head of CRM, CRM for Global Markets and Investment Banking & Capital Markets for Credit Suisse. He is responsible for the vision, design, implementation and leadership of a new business partner model within the corporate real estate and global business services department to elevate the dialogue and support the delivery of more strategic advisory capabilities to the front. middle and back-office.
Paul Maximuk is Energy Manager for Ford Land Energy where he is currently is providing project and program technical guidance to implement global metering of electric, natural gas, steam, water and compressed air systems. He is an Energy Engineer with over 30 years of experience in the HVAC/BMS field. He is an SME specializing in building management and energy reduction. Paul has focused his efforts in large industrial facilities but also has equal expertise in Class A buildings. Additionally he is a problem solver finding the root cause of why mechanical systems do not operate at their peak efficiency.
Rob Murchison has over 20 years experience in strategy consulting, sales and design of technology to real estate developers and commercial businesses with expertise in networking, and software and data base applications. Rob has been an MIS network specialist with Wix, an equity owner and sales executive at LVTS Integration and a Cisco Systems Partner. He is currently Co-founder and Managing Director of consulting firm Intelligent Buildings Inc., a nationally recognized specialist in real estate technology with expertise in strategy and standards development, organizational alignment and financial analysis. He is on the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) Intelligent and Integrated Buildings Council, and a Technology Advisory Group project member for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories and DOE.
Anthony Nazzaro oversees significant client projects that drive toward operational excellence from organizational, process, and systems assessment to optimization and implementation. He has 30 years of experience in commercial real estate with wide-ranging knowledge of organization design, process re-engineering, business intelligence and technology implementation.
Jeff Peel is a Real Estate Technology professional with over 20 years of industry experience. Jeff specializes in system implementations and has led Real Estate application roll outs for several Fortune 500 companies. He is an expert on Real Estate processes including transactions, lease administration, lease accounting, capital projects, and space management. Jeff currently works for AIG in the Global Corporate Real Estate group where he is the IWMS Program Manager.
Greg Peterson has more than 25 years of engineering and management experience and is currently the worldwide energy manager for IBM. In this role Greg has overall responsibility for IBM's supply and demand side energy programs. Prior to coming to IBM Greg was a director at Duke Energy responsible for development of large scale energy projects. Greg is also a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states.
Chip Pierpont manages and provides expert guidance on the development and execution of requirements/solutions for building operations and technologies for General Services Administration (GSA), a Public Buildings Service (PBS) government agency tasked with managing government buildings and real estate, providing product and service procurement support, and developing policies and regulations. The landlord for the civilian federal government, PBS owns or leases 8,700 assets, maintains an inventory of more than 370 million square feet of workspace for 1.1 million federal employees, and preserves more than 481 historic properties.
Curt Radkin is the SVP and Sustainability Strategist for Wells Fargo Corporate Properties Group (CPG). In this role, he is responsible for developing strategies and working with other CPG and corporate leaders to engage in sustainable practices that will minimize the environmental impact of Wells Fargo's 100 million square foot corporate real estate portfolio, which accounts for 85 percent of Wells Fargo's GHG emissions. A part of this overall effort is to research and deploy relevant and or innovative technologies to enhance the environmental performance of Wells Fargo properties.
Iris Walenkamp has spent the last 16 years in the Oil and Gas industry, amongst others as a Global Change Manager on a large scale process, system and organisation transformation programme and as an Internal Auditor. Currently she is the Information Management & Information Technology Manager for the Real Estate, Corporate Security, Aircraft and Travel functions for Royal Dutch Shell. Iris lives in The Hague (The Netherlands) and holds an MSc in People & Organisation Development from the University of Sussex.
Phil Wales is the founder of EBUSINESS STRATEGIES. For more than 30 years, he's enabled some of the world's largest private/public sector organizations develop and apply best practices and business solutions for critical enterprise assets: people, processes, technology, physical plant. Working with Fortune 500 corporations and federal/state/ local government agencies, he is helping change the way complex, capital-intensive entities view/manage their operations in the face of constant change, shifting marketplace economies and unpredictable constituent demands.
Matt Werner leads Sales & Client Solutions for CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS). With 38,000 employees, GWS provides facilities and project management, transaction services, and consulting worldwide. In 2014, GWS reported record growth for a fifth consecutive year. Matt has a 21-year track record of designing and implementing solutions that help turn real estate into real advantage. He serves on CBRE's GWS Executive Committee, Americas Operations Board (AOMB), Technology Steering Committee, and Global Pricing Committee.