RF Adds to Depth of Team with the Hire of Three Senior Managing Consultants in 2017


September 2017 | Dallas, TX -  In support of its mission of making real estate run better, RealFoundations is proud to announce the recent addition of senior practitioners Kevin Vertrees, Barry Faulkner and Bob Kroner to the firm.  Collectively Kevin, Barry, and Bob bring 60+ years of deep industry knowledge and relevant capabilities to RF and will immediately contribute to the acquisition of new accounts and the delivery of projects and services to existing clients.

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In January, Kevin Vertrees joined RealFoundations as Lead Managing Consultant, bringing 17 years of real estate technology experience by way of enterprise IT design, integration and ecological adaptation, and improving manageability, effectiveness and ongoing efficiencies.  Kevin’s technical expertise spans all major ERPs including Yardi, MRI, JDE, Timberline and SAP.  Prior to joining RF, Kevin served as the VP of Information Technology at Forest City Ratner Companies in Cleveland, Ohio.

Senior Managing Consultant Barry Faulkner joined RealFoundations in May, increasing the firm’s breadth of experience by 25+ years.  Throughout his career Barry’s work has centered on business strategy development and implementation, merger integration, shared services implementation, operational improvement, new product development and change management.  He has extensive operational and investment experience with office, multifamily, industrial and retail assets as well as real estate fund operations.  He also served as Chairman of Portfolio Management Committee at NCREIF from 2011 to 2015. Prior to joining RealFoundations Barry was a Senior Vice President at Bentall Kennedy where he led efforts in strategic plan implementation, enhancing portfolio management, leading fund analytics & reporting and executing new product initiatives.

Bob Kroner joined the firm in July as a Senior Management Consultant, bringing extensive knowledge in the commercial real estate industry, with 20 years’ experience working in the owner/operator REIT sector.  Bob brings industry leading expertise to the firm in areas including finance and accounting, operations, technology and digital marketing strategies, public company and REIT compliance, mergers & acquisitions and sourcing & procurement.  Prior to joining RealFoundations Bob served as a Senior Manager with Deloitte Consulting, LLP where he successfully created client value and market differentiators through strategic financial, operational and technical initiatives.

"The real-world experience that Bob, Barry and Kevin bring to RF is tremendous,” says David W. Stanford, Founder and Enterprise Managing Consultant. “With their collective knowledge and extensive skillset in operational strategy, business process design and technology optimization, we have expanded our capabilities as a firm and look forward to their continued contributions."

About RealFoundations RealFoundations is a professional services firm focused on the real estate industry. With offices on four continents, 400+ client-serving professionals and off-shore delivery capabilities in China and India, RealFoundations provides Management Consulting, Managed Services and Energy Solutions to developers, owners/operators, service providers, institutional investors and corporate occupiers. From the building itself to the way it is used, operated and financed, no firm understands the inner workings of the entire real estate ecosystem as well as RealFoundations. We Make Real Estate Run Better.