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 Co-Chairs
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 JLLís Global IFM Board.
As IoT Program Director, Srini Khandavilli currently owns the worldwide strategy, roadmap and implementation of IoT SMART buildings at Intel. Srini has been at Intel for the last 18 years. His background includes managing large global software teams, software architecture, applications and middleware. He collaborates closely with the Intel IoTG group to ensure that the hardware and software assets deliver services meeting the needs of the SMART Building use cases at Intel.
Jared Summers is a motivated execution-oriented high performance individual who has extensive experience managing large-scale global programs. He brings a unique ability to understand and articulate complex technologies in a relatable way while rapidly fielding innovative capabilities. Currently Jared is the Data, Analytics & Technology Manager at ExxonMobil, delivering on the promise of transformational change enabled by digital technologies across the entire global real estate portfolio.
Advisory Council Members
Ryan Allbaugh has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Currently, he leads highly knowledgeable and collaborative teams to design and implement technical solutions for Wells Fargoís corporate properties group. As the former CIO of the largest private commercial real estate developer in the southeast, Ryan applied his extensive knowledge to implement technology solutions impacting the real estate industry, such as his role in the development of one of the most technologically sophisticated buildings in the world, the Duke Energy Center in Charlotte, NC.
Stuart Appley is a Managing Director in CBREís Global Workplace Solutions Group, where he is responsible for providing executive technology oversight and consulting to clients. Stuart also has a technology innovation & thought leadership role, helping to develop, drive, and lead pilots on innovative digital projects across CBRE. He was previously the CIO at Shorenstein Realty Services, where he led the transformation of the companyís technology environment into an innovative and best in class organization.
Murad Bhatti has over 20 years of experience in process engineering, corporate real estate and technology management. He is currently Sr. Director, Technology, Business Intelligence and Communication Infrastructure Management (CIM) at RBC Corporate Real Estate. He is responsible for management/oversight of strategy, operations and implementation of real estate applications, workplace technologies and the business intelligence program. He recently led the transformation of RBCís Corporate Real Estate technologies with the completion of innovative projects such IWMS, RBC Business Intelligence and Analytics program, IoT and several smart workplace technology initiatives.
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.
Jeff Chulick is the Technology and Innovation Leader for EY Real Estate Services. He leads a global team of professionals focused on the identification, innovation, design and realization of technology solutions that greatly enhance the workplace experience. His areas of focus include digital strategy, smart workplace, IoT, visual communications, workplace management, physical access and audio/visual technology. Jeff has over 20 years of enabling workplace strategies and delivering innovative solutions for EY and external clients across many different industries.
Frank Cuevas is VP, Real Estate Strategy & Operations (RESO) of IBM Corporation. He leads the management of IBMís global real estate portfolio, encompassing nearly 80 million SF worldwide including data centers, research labs, manufacturing and office space for some 370,000 employees. His responsibilities include space and workplace experience and strategies to optimize employee effectiveness, increase operational efficiency, improve environmental management and deliver agile workplace design and construction. Frank's career spans over 25 years in real estate strategy and management.
Samantha Fisher is Senior Director of Capital Oneís Workplace Solutions. Her team is responsible for all facets of associate experience in the workplace, including Workplace Design, Associate Services (Amenity, Business & Infrastructure), Digital Experience Strategy, and Information Experience. She is accountable for delivering an immersive and seamless experience to Capital One associates across the service and technology platforms. Samantha has over 15 years of guiding and managing programs including retail operation transitions, facility service integrations, service process re-engineering, and technology adoption at Fortune 500 companies.
Joydeep Ganguly is currently the VP of Corporate Engineering, Facilities and Operations at Gilead Sciences, where he is responsible for designing and executing its engineering, facilities and Infrastructure strategy. Passionate about engineering sciences and advanced analytics in the industry, Joydeep has been published in this space in numerous journals and holds multiple patents in the area of bioprocess optimization.
Mark Golan is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in real estate, finance and technology. Currently in his role as VP Real Estate & Workplace Services (REWS) at Google, he oversees the organization's business partnerships, central facilities services, events & guest services, transportation, and all facets of design and construction.
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.
David Lacy leads Corporate Real Estate IT globally for Credit Suisse, a portfolio covering core Real Estate functions and building services. David has recently driven a technology transformation program targeted at reducing complexity and moving to a data centric architecture with strong data governance and ownership. Currently David is leading an IT program to transform the workplace experience through implementation of innovative technologies allowing staff to access and use Real Estate services efficiently and seamlessly.
Steve Lefkowitz is a results-driven and profit-minded executive in the national corporate real estate world with the proven ability to effectively manage large-scale real estate portfolios. He is a 35-year veteran of Time Warner where he has held multiple titles including SVP of CRE for HBO. As the current head of Global Facilities Management for Time Warner he oversees FM operations and directs a center of excellence organization supporting delivery of hard and soft services across their diversified global portfolio of properties.
Gary Merrow is the VP, Facilities for the Atlanta Airlines Terminal Corporation (AATC). His primary focus is to provide the leadership and direction regarding facility operations to AATC at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (H-JAIA). Garyís previous military and civilian careers have seen allowed him to hold various facility positions with increasing leadership responsibilities.
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. 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.
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.
As Head of Global Workplace Engineering, Victor Sanchez manages over 40+ LinkedIn facilities across the globe. He seamlessly blends design and operations of LinkedIn facilities via data-driven decisions across design pre-construction, construction, energy and facilities management. Victor is responsible for the engaging and high-performance workplace that supports the diverse and dynamic LinkedIn teams and culture.
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.
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.
Charles Whiteley is a relative newcomer to the CRE space but brings an external perspective and focus on technology and innovation garnered through 10+ years as a management consultant for Big 4 firms. At ExxonMobil, he is focused on smart building global strategy, digitally connected workers, immersive digital resident experience and maximizing the value that CRE generates for the firmís business lines globally.
Tom Wirth is Facilities Operations Manager at Facebook. Prior to Facebook, Tom held senior facilities positions at Apple, Cisco Systems and Google. Tom has extensive background in the design and implementation of services, technology, and solutions in Facilities Operations and Services. Of interest to Tom is leveraging people, processes, and technology to deliver services that support the overall goals and objectives of global organizations and contribute to a positive employee experience.
As the Executive Managing Director, Strategy & Innovation Practice for Colliers Corporate Solutions, Chris Zlocki is a leader focused providing services that seek to align business goals with real estate portfolio, organization and financial objectives. He leads the corporate real estate technology consulting practice that delivers solutions to improve the business intelligence, data management and communication platforms for real estate organizations. He develops methodologies for companies to improve portfolio optimization, regional and metropolitan location strategies, M&A Integration, co-location and consolidation processes, workplace evolution strategies and CRE organizational design and development. Chris' representative clients include: Adobe, NBCUniversal, Equifax, IHS, Redhat, British Telecom (BT), US Bank and Mattel.