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RealFoundations Partners with Envizi Software to Underpin Energy Managed Services Practice

RealFoundations Partners with Envizi Software to Underpin Energy Managed Services Practice

RealFoundations, a market leading professional services firm focused solely on the real estate sector, and Envizi, a global leader in energy and sustainability software solutions, announce a strategic partnership that will provide clients with outcomes-focused services and innovative software tools to help optimize the operation of commercial real estate assets, reducing costs and improving net operating income.

Brad Sill Appointed Chairman of OSCRE Board

Brad Sill Appointed Chairman of OSCRE Board

OSCRE International, a corporate member-based organization focused on the development and implementation of global real estate standards for data exchange, today announced this year's Board of Directors. The 2016 Board includes a new chairman, new vice chairman, four newly elected members and seven returning members.

Krishnan Srinivasan Brings Global Operations Expertise to RealFoundations Managed Services

Krishnan Srinivasan Brings Global Operations Expertise to RealFoundations Managed Services

Krishnan Srinivasan has joined RealFoundations ('RF') as a Director in the firm's Managed Services group to focus on global accounting and lease administration operations.  The Managed Services team delivers back-office business process sourcing - including Accounting, Lease Administration and Technology Support - to companies that develop, own, operate, service, occupy or invest in significant amounts of real estate.

RealFoundations and MRI Software Grow Relationship with MRI Partner Connect Program

RealFoundations and MRI Software Grow Relationship with MRI Partner Connect Program

MRI Software, a global leader in property and investment management solutions, is proud to announce the addition of RealFoundations to the MRI Software Partner Connect Program.  RealFoundations is a global professional services firm providing management consulting, managed services and energy solutions to developers, owners/operators, service providers, institutional investors and corporate occupiers.

John D'Angelo, RealFoundations Managing Director, to Mentor Future Industry Leaders at Upcoming IREI Springboard Event

John D'Angelo, RealFoundations Managing Director, to Mentor Future Industry Leaders at Upcoming IREI Springboard Event

The second annual Institutional Real Estate, Inc. ('IREI') Springboard event, to be held October 20 - 22, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ is an exclusive, invitation-only open forum event, reserved for participation by real estate’s top emerging talent. The event is led by some of the industry’s most seasoned individuals, who will be tasked with mentoring, educating, and cultivating leadership skills in 80 Springboard participants, also known as IREI Springboard Leaders.

John Holzman, Brent McFerren and Dylan Rhea Promoted to Managing Directors of RealFoundations

John Holzman, Brent McFerren and Dylan Rhea Promoted to Managing Directors of RealFoundations

RealFoundations is pleased to announce the promotion of John Holzman, Brent McFerren and Dylan Rhea to Managing Directors of the firm. In keeping with RealFoundations' practice of adding to its strength and expertise from within, the three managing directors bring a combined nearly 45 years of real estate management consulting experience to the company’s leadership team.

RealFoundations Celebrates 'First Fifteen Years'

RealFoundations Celebrates 'First Fifteen Years'

Celebrating 15 years of Making Real Estate Companies Run Better, Dallas-based RealFoundations wishes to express our gratitude to our more than 250 clients and 300 employees for helping reach this significant milestone. Beginning in 2000 with 18 employees and one client, Dallas-based Granite Properties, RealFoundations now operates out of four continents, delivering global solutions across three practice areas: Management Consulting, Managed Services, and Energy Solutions.

RealFoundations Expands Managed Services Offerings to Include Energy

RealFoundations Expands Managed Services Offerings to Include Energy

RealFoundations has expanded its Managed Services capabilities to provide Energy Services to real estate companies. RealFoundations Energy Services provides utility bill retrieval and processing, portfolio benchmarking, and analytics and reporting. With rising energy costs and scrutiny on corporate responsibility, real estate companies are focused on tracking, reducing and reporting on energy consumption and operational expenditure.

Part II: David Stanford Discusses Information and Technology in Realcomm's Weekly Advisory 'In the Trenches' Article

Part II: David Stanford Discusses Information and Technology in Realcomm's Weekly Advisory 'In the Trenches' Article

In a recent Realcomm Advisory Article, In the Trenches, (Vol. 15. No. 20) Chris Saah – President of TecFac – discusses Interaction Relationship Management (IRM) and Sustainability practices with David Stanford, an Executive Managing Director and Founder of RealFoundations. In this conversation, which is a continuation of the interview posted on March 19, David talks about the importance of expanding the scope of interactions to truly reach a number of participants both inside and outside an organization. David also discusses performance measures in the realm of real estate sustainability.

Bruce Bothwell, Former VP of Information Technology at Westfield, Joins RealFoundations

Bruce Bothwell, Former VP of Information Technology at Westfield, Joins RealFoundations

RealFoundations is pleased to welcome Bruce Bothwell as a Managing Director in the firm’s Management Consulting practice. Bruce brings to RealFoundations more than 25 years of experience working as an agent for change within information technology.  He has deep experience transforming the “IT” function into an integrated, high-performance business unit by delivering enterprise technology solutions that include organization, information and process change management.

Pratik Desai Joins RealFoundations Managed Services Group in Chennai

Pratik Desai Joins RealFoundations Managed Services Group in Chennai

Pratik Desai joined RealFoundations as a Director to lead service delivery across all Managed Services teams in the firm’s Chennai office. The Managed Services group delivers accounting, data, energy, lease, and technology services to RealFoundations’ global clients. Prior to joining RealFoundations, Pratik worked at Franklin Templeton International Services in Fund and Portfolio Accounting where he managed a team that performed NAV analysis.

David Stanford Discusses Information and Technology in Realcomm's Weekly Advisory 'In the Trenches' Article

David Stanford Discusses Information and Technology in Realcomm's Weekly Advisory 'In the Trenches' Article

In a recent Realcomm Advisory Article, In the Trenches, (Vol. 15. No. 11) Chris Saah - President of TecFac - discusses the role of the CIO in corporate real estate with David Stanford, an Executive Managing Director and Founder of RealFoundations.  In the interview, David describes RealFoundations' view on shaping a real estate company's operating model and the critical importance of understanding how its components - the functional model or the 'work' and all of the information required for the work that gets performed - come together. To read the entire interview, visit the Realcomm website.

RealFoundations Chennai Seeking Experienced Professionals

RealFoundations Chennai Seeking Experienced Professionals

RealFoundations ('RF') is actively hiring professionals with real estate expertise for its recently opened Chennai office. RF is a global professional services firm focused on helping real estate companies run better. RF’s Chennai office, with capacity to host hundreds of full-time professionals, offers accounting, data, energy, lease, and technology services to clients globally.

Brad Sill Elected to OSCRE Board of Directors

Brad Sill Elected to OSCRE Board of Directors

OSCRE International, a corporate member–based organization focused on the development and implementation of global standards for real estate information exchange, today announced this year's Board of Directors, which includes a new chairperson, eight incumbents and five newly elected members. Brad Sill, a ReaFoundations Director, was elected to the board. 

RealFoundations Facilitates NAREIT Leader in the Light Working Forum

RealFoundations Facilitates NAREIT Leader in the Light Working Forum

The 2015 NAREIT® Leader in the Light Working Forum was held at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA January 21-22, 2015. The Working Forum is a hands-on collaborative workshop that provides NAREIT corporate members the opportunity to advance the sustainability conversation, and to better understand leading sustainability practices among their peers. Over 75 attendees representing a cross-section of the real estate industry, including 38 from NAREIT corporate member organizations, participated in the event.

RealFoundations Opens Chennai Office

RealFoundations Opens Chennai Office

RealFoundations ('RF'), a global professional services firm focused on helping real estate companies run better, opened an office in Chennai late last year. RealFoundations’ clients include some of the largest developers, owner/operators, homebuilders, service providers, institutional investors and corporate occupiers in the world. The largest across its nine (9) global locations, the Chennai office will offer accounting, data, energy, lease, and technology services.

RealFoundations' Client Macerich Wins NAREIT's Leader in the Light 2014 Award; Achieves GRESB Green Star Designation

RealFoundations' Client Macerich Wins NAREIT's Leader in the Light 2014 Award; Achieves GRESB Green Star Designation

December 2014 | Santa Monica, CA - The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) has recognized Macerich as the retail property sector's leader in the area of sustainability.  Macerich was awarded the 'NAREIT Leader in the Light Award' (LitL) in addition to being designated a Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Green Star, an important measure of sustainability performance for real estate portfolios around the world. ''The recent LitL award and GRESB Green Star status demonstrate Macerich's ceaseless commitment towards sustainability. We value the support RealFoundations provided us in successfully completing the GRESB survey. Our partnership with RF has helped us consistently reduce environmental impact and improve environmental performance across our portfolio over the last six years,'' said Jeff Bedell, VP of Sustainability at Macerich.

''We congratulate Macerich for this recognition. Our team is proud to have played a role in Macerich's success in the 2014 GRESB survey,'' said Alok Singh, Director of Energy Solutions at RealFoundations. ''Macerich is a valued client of our firm. Our long-standing association dates before sustainability became a buzzword in the real estate sector and we look forward to many years of collaboration in the future,'' he added.

For more information about Leader in the Light2014and NAREIT, visit: https://www.reit.com/sites/default/files/pdf/NAREITLeaderintheLightRelease2014.pdf

About Macerich

Founded in 1964 in Ames, Iowa, Macerich is one of the country's leading owners, operators and developers of major retail properties. Macerich is a member of the S&P 500 Index and aligns exceptional retail properties in attractive U.S markets with the business goals of the nation's retailers and shopping preferencesof local customers.

About RealFoundations

RealFoundations is a professional services firm focused on the real estate industry. With offices on four continents, 275 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.

About NAREIT

NAREIT, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts,is the worldwide representative voice for REITs and listed real estate companies with an interest in U.S. real estate and capital markets. Members are REITs and other businesses that own, operate and manage income-producing real estate, as well as those firms and individuals who advise, study and service those businesses.

About GRESB

GRESB is an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios (public, private and direct) around the globe. The dynamic benchmark is used by institutional investors to engage with their investments with the aim to improve the sustainability performance of their investment portfolio, and the global property sector at large.