October 2011— RealFoundations, a global management consultancy focused exclusively on real estate developers, owners, operators, investors and occupiers, announced that Andrew Carey has joined the firm as Managing Director of the London office.
Formerly part of the senior management team of IBM UKI’s Asset Management Group and a leader of their Real Estate & Facilities practice area, Andrew is widely regarded for his thought leadership in providing strategic financial and operational improvement services to owners, operators, occupiers of and investors in real property. Andrew brings more than 25 years expertise in the real estate and facilities industry to RealFoundations, and joins the firm as its growth in Europe is accelerating. As part of the senior management team, Andrew will work within the rapidly growing Business Intelligence, Business Process Improvement, System Planning and Building Technology & Sustainability practices.
“Andrew has worked on major real estate and facilities projects for ‘blue chip’ clients across Europe, the US and United Arab Emirates and brings deep expertise in business and technology consulting, real estate process and organization and systems to this role,” said Chris Shaida, Executive Director of RealFoundations. “His in-depth knowledge of supporting software for advanced analytics, business information and integration tools will be a benefit to RealFoundations clients across the globe.”
Much of Andrew’s background entails leading transformational programs involving organizational change, business process improvement and supporting Information Technology processes from initial concept through successful implementation. He is also highly experienced in assisting management teams with the alignment of business strategy to operational execution, and has served as a trusted business advisor with regard to building technologies and sustainability.
“The technical requirements of managing smarter buildings can be daunting. Andrew brings a wealth of expertise in intelligent building management and working with legacy infrastructure. He is a first-rate expert leading teams that utilize advanced analytics and business information in order to collect and understand information at both the building and portfolio levels,” Shaida added.
Prior to IBM, Andrew was an Associate Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (‘PwC’) in the United Kingdom as well as Coopers & Lybrand before its merger with PwC. Andrew holds an MBA and is a Chartered Engineer.
About RealFoundations RealFoundations is a global management consultancy focused exclusively on the real estate and property industry. From developers, owner/operators and corporate occupiers to service providers and institutional investors, RealFoundations offers innovative solutions around business intelligence, process analysis and improvement, solution implementation, strategic information and systems planning and systems integration.
For additional information, please contact Andrew Carey Managing Director RealFoundations
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