Paul Chen
Lead Managing Consultant, Hong Kong
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Paul Chen is a Lead Managing Consultant with RealFoundations with 20+ years of real estate experience in North America and Asia. Paul has worked with some of the largest real estate investors, developers, and operators in Asia and the Middle East. He has helped real estate companies to improve operating platforms and to enhance performance through optimizing business processes, organizational capabilities, and technology accelerators. Over the past few years, Paul has worked with real estate companies to develop data models and forward-looking analytics capabilities to increase transparency and enhance performance.

Paul is active with industry organizations and is a frequent presenter at real estate conferences. Paul has supported the APREA Best Practices Handbook by writing a “how to” implementation guide and was a presenter at the APREA Best Practices Awards. He is also a Vice-Chairman of the China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong Chapter, an organization devoted to bridging business opportunities between Greater China real estate businesses.

Paul has an undergraduate degree in Economics from UC Berkeley and received his MBA from the University of North Carolina. He is also fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese.

Paul is based in Hong Kong.

 

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Robert Choi
Enterprise Managing Consultant, Dallas
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Robert has over 19 years of experience focusing on the technology, operational and financial areas of the real estate industry, working with the owner/operator, corporate real estate and real estate capital market industry clients. He specializes in system diagnostics, selections and implementations; project management, process improvement, merger integration and organizational change management.

Robert has built lasting relationships with several of the most respected names in the industry including: Bank of America, Equity Residential, ING REIM Asia, The Link REIT, TIAA-CREF and Walmart International. During his career, Robert has managed the execution of global projects, managed system implementations and provided IT strategy and change management guidance.

Prior to joining RealFoundations as a founding employee, Robert held audit and consulting positions with Price Waterhouse and Ernst & Young Kenneth Leventhal.

Robert resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife and three children.

 

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Brian Daugherty
Senior Managing Consultant, Columbus OH
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Brian Daugherty is a Senior Managing Consultant with RealFoundations. Brian is an accomplished accounting and financial systems expert with over 15 years of systems implementation expertise specifically within the real estate industry.  He is highly skilled in accounting, finance, and technology over a variety of industries including real estate, manufacturing, retail and utilities. Brian is also well versed in designing and implementing effective operational, organizational, and technical strategies to help real estate companies run better.

Prior to joining RealFoundations, Brian was a successful implementation consultant with MRI Software, LLC leading a number of successful, large and complex implementation efforts for owner-operators, public REITs, and pension funds, respectfully. Prior to MRI, Brian ran the lease accounting department at Glimcher Realty Trust (now Washington Prime Group) where he was responsible for lease administration, lease accounting, occupancy analysis, and SEC reporting.

Brian lives in Columbus, Ohio.

 

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Barry Faulkner
Senior Managing Consultant, Washington, D.C.
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Barry Faulkner is a Senior Managing Consultant with RealFoundations.  He has over 25+ years of management and consulting experience in the real estate industry. Barry’s positions prior to RealFoundations include; Senior Vice President managing a $8 billion National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) Fund for Institutional Investors with responsibilities including portfolio management, investment committee membership, reporting/analytics, and new product development; Senior Consulting Roles with a real estate client base including the largest U.S. office and multifamily REITs, worldwide real estate service providers, government sponsored enterprises, and the Department of Defense; and Vice President of a disruptive technology company focusing on real estate procurement.

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.  Barry earned his MBA from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business with a focus on real estate and strategy.

Barry lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two children.

 

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John Holzman
Enterprise Managing Consultant, London
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John Holzman is an Enterprise Managing Consultant with RealFoundations. He has 15 years of experience managing and consulting on operations and technology for real estate investment managers, corporate occupiers, real estate service providers, retail and office/industrial REITs, and multifamily owner/operators in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Prior to joining RealFoundations in December 2003, John served as the Chief Operating Officer of a boutique event design and production company in New York. He also helped launch an Internet start-up firm, and spent two years as a Senior Consultant with Ernst & Young’s High Growth Middle Market Consulting practice. John earned his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business in 1998, with a focus on Management.

John lives in London with his wife and two children.

 

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Rob Kearnes
Managing Consultant, Melbourne
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Rob brings over 15 years of experience in the Real Estate industry working with Investment Managers, Owner/Operators and Developers. He has extensive experience with multinational real estate clients operating in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America advising on technology and strategic initiatives.

Over the last 15 years Rob has been responsible for the design of strategic, technology and operating models, solution selections, multinational technology implementations and business process design. His clients include AMP Capital, Hines Interests, ING Real Estate Asia, Land Securities and Lend Lease.

Prior to joining RealFoundations, Mr. Kearnes operated his own real estate technology consultancy based in London and was part of the retail centre management team for a large CBD mall situated in Sydney, Australia.

Rob lives in Melbourne with his wife.

 

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Bob Kroner
Senior Managing Consultant, Dallas
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Bob Kroner is a Senior Managing Consultant with RealFoundations.  As a leader in the owner/operator/REIT sector, Bob has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate industry, creating enterprise value by providing industry insight to clients, forecasting market disrupters, aligning technology initiatives with corporate strategy, and reducing cost through integration of leading processes, technology and operating models. 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, Merger and Acquisitions, and Sourcing and 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. Prior to joining Deloitte Consulting, Bob held executive positions in the real estate industry including Principal with Real.IT Management Consulting, LLC and Vice President – Information Technology for Regency Centers Corporation.

Bob lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two sons.

 

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Victoria Lara
Senior Managing Consultant, Washington, D.C.
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Victoria Lara is a Senior Managing Consultant with RealFoundations and has over 20 years’ experience in the real estate industry, in both the public and private sectors.  A significant amount of this experience is concentrated in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) and Property Management industries.  Victoria specializes in solution implementations, project management and quality assurance, operational diagnostic and process improvement, organizational change management, and international deployment advisory services.

Victoria has built lasting relationships with several of the most respected names in the industry including: Atrium European Real Estate, Vornado Realty Trust, Equity One, Gazit Globe, Hines Interests, Carr Properties, Urban Edge and Seritage Growth Properties.  During her career, Victoria has managed the execution of global projects, managed system implementations and provided IT strategy and change management guidance.  She also has deep experience managing complex, international accounts requiring global managed and consulting services.  Prior to joining RealFoundations, Victoria held Senior Management positions with two public Real Estate Investment Trusts specializing in both Commercial Office and Retail entities.

Victoria resides in Northern Virginia.

 

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Ed Lubieniecki
Enterprise Managing Consultant, Los Angeles
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Mr. Lubieniecki is an Enterprise Managing Consultant with RealFoundations. Ed has over 25 years' experience in real estate management consulting, serving corporate and institutional clients globally,  delivering an extensive variety of services with a focus on projects of significant complexity.

For domestic and international clients, Ed has been responsible for the planning and execution of technology strategies and systems implementations. His experience includes strategic business planning, organizational assessments and design, business process improvements, expense reviews, outsourcing, benchmarking and merger integration assignments. A representative sample of his client list includes Walmart, Ivanhoe Cambridge, QIC, The Walt Disney Company, Iron Mountain and the Stockbridge Capital Group.

Ed lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and daughter.

 

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Phillip McCorkle
Enterprise Managing Consultant, Dallas
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Phillip has over 20 years of experience working within the engineering, construction and real estate markets, focusing primarily on commercial owner/operators and real estate investment firms.  Phillip specializes in strategic information systems planning, operational diagnostic assessments, business transformation, post-merger integration, technology implementation methods, and international deployment strategies.

Mr. McCorkle has built lasting relationships with several of the most respected names in the industry including: AIMCO, Atrium European Real Estate, Citycon Oyj, Developers Diversified Realty, Equity One, Gazit Globe, Granite Properties, Hines Interests, Invesco, JP Morgan, Liberty Property Trust, Post Properties, The Link REIT and Shorenstein.  During his career, Phillip has managed a number of global projects focusing on financial and property management functions, provided IT strategy advisory services, provided change management guidance, and provided oversight of post-merger integration services.

Prior to joining RealFoundations as a founding employee, Phillip held consulting positions with Ernst & Young, Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group.

Phillip resides in Dallas with his wife and daughter.

 

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Brent McFerren
Enterprise Managing Consultant, New York
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Brent is a Enterprise Managing Consultant at RealFoundations serving our investment manager and corporate real estate clients for over 12 years. He specializes in the design and execution of global transformation, IT strategy and process reengineering projects.

Brent has built lasting relationships with several of the most respected names in the industry including JP Morgan Asset Management, TIAA-CREF, and Clarion Partners.  In the investment management industry, Brent has led several projects focused on front-office systems and processes to improve decision-making related to real estate investments. Brent is also a lead designer and facilitator in our RealDiscovery collaborative work practice.

Prior to joining RealFoundations in 2003, Brent served as a Senior Manager and facilitator for CapGemini’s Accelerated Solutions Environment. Prior to that, he was a manager with Ernst & Young LLP consulting with fortune 500 companies and an Analyst at Northwestern Mutual.

Brent resides in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife and three children.

 

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Dylan Rhea
Enterprise Managing Consultant, Newport Beach
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Dylan Rhea is an Enterprise Managing Consultant with RealFoundations. He brings over 18 years of both domestic and international real estate industry experience to RealFoundations in both the public and private sectors, working with clients to deliver key projects in the areas of business transformation, target operating model development, long-term technology strategy, and enterprise platform implementations.

Across the span of his career, Dylan has focused on homebuilding, construction/development, owner/operator, corporate service provider, and real estate investment market segments. He has forged trusted relationships with global clients such as Morgan Stanley, Jones Lang LaSalle, Simon Property Group, AMP Capital Investors, Developers Diversified Realty, and Boston Properties, as well as Top 20 public builders KB Home, Lennar Corporation, and Ryland Homes.

Prior to joining RealFoundations, Dylan held consulting positions with both Ernst & Young and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young as a part of their real estate and technology consulting practices.

He resides in Newport Beach, California with his wife.

 

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Brad Sill
Senior Managing Consultant, Nashville, TN
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Brad Sill is a Senior Managing Consultant at RealFoundations and has 19 years of experience focusing on the operational, financial and technology aspects of complex, large-scale real estate portfolios.  He has been responsible for the planning, selection and implementation of technology strategies and systems, as well as strategic business case planning, budget planning and forecasting, portfolio optimization and financial analysis, organizational assessments and reorganization, business process improvement, merger integration assignments, change management and benchmarking.

Brad has built lasting relationships with several respected names in the industry including: Walmart Stores, Inc. (US & International), Whataburger, Equity Commonwealth and MAA.  In 2014 he was recognized by Realcomm with a Digie award for “Digital Lifetime Impact” in real estate technology for “being devoted to raising the bar on corporate real estate industry best practices, continuing to support networking, education and collaboration among his peers, and creating comprehensive data integration models for real estate operations.”  Regardless of the size of business challenge, he approaches every client with the same sense of determination to make their real estate run better.

Brad resides in Nashville with his wife and two of his daughters.

 

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Dan Sterk
Enterprise Managing Consultant, Dallas
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Dan Sterk, one of our owner/operator/REIT service line leaders, brings 18 years of industry expertise working exclusively in real estate and serving over 30 real estate organizations throughout his career. He has project experience in all facets of the real estate life cycle including: development, construction, leasing workflow, property management, and facilities management.

Mr. Sterk has built lasting relationships with some of the biggest and most respected names in real estate including: GGP, Inland American, PCVST, The Related Companies, Brixmor, Equity One, Compass Rock and Edens. He has managed the execution of projects focused on Core Financials replacement, Merger/Acquisition Integration, Enterprise Content Management, Business Intelligence/Portal Reporting, Leasing Workflow, and IT/Accounting sourcing, as well as overall IT Strategy / Organization.

Prior to joining RealFoundations Mr. Sterk spent eight years working with Ernst & Young Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group. He participates in ICSC, NAREIT and The Real Estate Council.

Dan lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and three sons.

 

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