Dale Smith is an Enterprise Managing Consultant with RealFoundations. He has over 22 years of experience serving the real estate industry in business process optimization, system implementation, training strategy development, change management and consulting. This experience spans all areas of real estate including retail, office, industrial, corporate, multifamily and homebuilding. Dale currently manages the Technology Support Services team for RealFoundations Managed Services.
Dale’s experience prior to joining RealFoundations includes serving as Vice President of Professional Services for RealPage, Inc. and Vice President of Services at Hyphen Solutions.
Dale lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two children.
David Srour brings over 25 years of industry leadership and experience to his work with Owner/Operators, REITs and Developers. Mr. Srour leads our global Managed Services practice. He has extensive experience in off-shore production, IT strategic planning, back office optimization and systems implementation projects.
Mr. Srour and his teams have developed trusting relationships with some of the most respected real estate organizations in the world, including Inland Group of Companies, Related Companies, Retail Opportunity Investment Corp and Retail Properties of America.
Prior to joining RealFoundations, Mr. Srour was a Manager with Ernst & Young Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group and Senior Manager with KPMG Consulting. In addition, David has served as a Chief Operating Officer in the technology industry and as Senior Director of IT for a public office/REIT.
David lives in Florida with his wife and two children.
John brings over 25 years of real estate leadership and experience to RealFoundations. John is a CPA, CMA, CFM and CGMA. John is a former Chief Accounting Officer and formerly served as Vice-President of Shared Services for a large publicly traded office REIT, and Vice-President of Property Accounting for a large privately held retail REIT. He has significant real estate experience and his clients have included one of the largest mall owners in the world, a multi-family, office and retail firm, a retailer, one of the nation’s largest owners of single family homes, and several multi-family companies. His experience includes real estate property and corporate accounting, managed services and data governance with an emphasis on process analysis and improvement initiatives.
John is a former Chair of the Institute of Management Accountants, and former Chair of the Board of Regents of theInstitute of Certified Management Accountants. He has authored over two dozen articles on accounting and operational issues for Management Accounting and Strategic Finance magazines. “His most recent article: “The Path Forward for Accounting,” appeared in the March, 2017 issue of Strategic Finance.”
Ron has over 20 years of real estate experience with a core focus on Business Process Outsourcing "BPO" and Enterprise Technology Solutions for the commercial real estate industry, including: REITs, advisors, brokers, insurance and financial institutions. Ron is responsible for Business Development and Customer Relationships leading the joint development and implementation of clients key strategic projects or long term solutions that reduce back office costs, increase efficiencies, and streamline operations.
Prior to RealFoundations, Ron was a Vice President at Accenture Credit Services and formed the “Real Estate Equity Service group” at RR Donnelley Global Outsourcing.
Karen Gillen is a Director with RealFoundations responsible for developing new products, starting with a new Data Service for its Managed Services group. With over 15 years in the financial services industry and particular expertise in real estate and private equity, she is highly experienced in envisioning and executing large scale business change initiatives, operations build outs, business and technology integrations, and commercialization of new products and services.
Previously, she undertook a variety of change efforts at J.P. Morgan including managing the integration and commercialization of J.P. Morgan Partners’ private equity accounting and technology capabilities into a third party business within Alternative Investment Services.
Karen also drove the successful expansion of J.P. Morgan’s private equity fund accounting services to real estate and infrastructure institutional investor clients.
She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her partner and daughter.
Van Littrell is a Director with RealFoundations with 30+ years of experience of financial and operational experience in the real estate industry. Since 2008 Van has focused his energy on providing outsourced lease abstraction, lease administration and accounting solutions to clients in the real estate industry.
Van has worked with a wide variety of real estate firms, from startups, to large publically traded REITS and global real estate organizations. Prior to joining RealFoundations, he served in various financial and operational capacities with national and regional real estate firms with AUM ranging from 500 million to in excess of 3 billion dollars. Mr. Littrell began his career as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche, serving as an audit manager with a principle focus on the real estate industry.
Van lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife.
John MacMullen is a Director with RealFoundations. He has 20+ years of accounting experience and deep finance expertise within commercial real estate. John brings 7 years of experience in managed services accounting engagements with oversight in all facets of outsourcing engagements including sales support, pilot development, transition planning and process transitioning. He has also developed significant knowledge of property accounting operations, client reporting and performance measurement principles.
Mr. MacMullen’s background also includes serving as the Director of Real Estate Accounting at a major REIT with $4.5 billion in assets as well as over 10 years of client reporting experience with one of the largest real estate investment advisory firms.
John graduated from The University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor’s of Science-Accounting degree.
John lives in the Atlanta, Ga area with his wife and daughter.
Krishnan Srinivasan has 17 years’ experience in the Finance and Accounting industry, with 15 years focused on BPO / KPO. He has expertise in Finance and Accounting transitions with specialization in General Ledger, Fund and Investment Accounting, Fixed Assets, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, CAM Audits, Lease Administration, Financial Analysis and Due Diligence.
Prior to joining RealFoundations, Krishnan was the Account Lead for the Commercial Real Estate Portfolio Management group in Accenture. He was instrumental in building and setting up the entire Accounting team in India before relocating to the United States. Krishnan has in-depth understanding of the processes and challenges involved in handling back offices, business process evaluation, budgets and management information reporting.
Krishnan lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and two children.
Lauren has more than 14 years of experience in real estate, both domestically and internationally, helping real estate companies solve complex business and technology problems. Her areas of expertise include business process design, technology strategy and implementation, project management, diagnostic analysis and change management. She has delivered services across multiple real estate sectors, including residential, owner/operator, institutional investors and fund managers. Lauren currently manages the Application Support Services team for RealFoundations Managed Services.
Prior to joining RF, Lauren worked in commercial real estate representing tenants.
Lauren lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband.