Case Studies April 2022

Doug Myers – Acosta

Est. reading time: 5 mins

There might be some hyperbole when Doug Myers laughingly describes how the real estate director in any enterprise—of which he is one—can still be perceived as the proverbial redheaded stepchild. Given the difficulty of property transactions, he understands the basis for the stereotype. But he sees it getting less pronounced, at least for his employer. […]

Holton Wilkerson – Self-Help Credit Union

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Holton Wilkerson was hired at Self-Help Credit Union in late 2019, the regional facilities teams operated independently. As the national director of credit union facilities, he was tasked with breaking down the silos that lead to inconsistencies in vendor management and branch appearance. The vision, he says, was to nationalize the team. The North […]

Garrett Solomon – Scripps College

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Gardens and vegetation are, ironically, not the best way to go green on college campuses. The water consumption alone can be drastic, especially in places like Los Angeles, California, which is in the third year of a historic drought. That’s why Garrett Solomon worked with a design team to plant eco-friendly greenery. In 2015, Scripps […]

Kathleen Jordan – Neiman Marcus Group Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

To borrow from Mark Twain’s wit and wisdom, rumors of the department store’s demise may have been at least somewhat exaggerated. Brick-and-mortar shopping, as Forbes reports, is making a post-pandemic comeback, though it too must adjust to modern times. It is at Neiman Marcus Group, the national chain of high-end stores that Kathleen Jordan is […]

Jason Clayton – Irby Construction Co.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s quite the heap of twisted and rusted metal that Hurricane Ida left on the western bank of the Mississippi River late last August. Catastrophic winds toppled a 400-foot transmission tower, leaving all eight of its high-voltage lines submerged and the entire region south of Lake Pontchartrain without power for days in a sultry part […]

Tim Aimone – Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Est. reading time: 4 mins

At Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s new headquarters, employees can have a work meeting, grab coffee at a cafe, work out and go to the pharmacy, all without leaving the building. After two years of employees working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the new building opened on February 14 in Houston, Texas. It was designed […]

Kari Ihle – EVEREVE

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Though located in bustling Minneapolis and performing well, by the early 2010s, EVEREVE’s flagship location needed to update its in-store experience. Opened in 2004, it no longer reflected the company enough to be considered a flagship by design, Kari Ihle explains. She adds that many of the other nearly 80 locations at that point better […]

Meghan Schmidt – University Housing Solutions

Est. reading time: 4 mins

They’re not there just to build a dormitory and depart. The folks at University Housing Solutions would rather build long-lasting relationships with their campus clientele. Such has been the case at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, where the second phase of a living and dining hall was nearing completion in late winter. Having renovated […]

Will R. Beverlin – House Buyers of America Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Will R. Beverlin says he’s been criticized for the way he does business. “I’ve been told I’m too trusting, but I don’t see it as a character flaw,” he says. The director of construction and purchasing for House Buyers of America, Beverlin puts his trust in everything from software development teams to general contractors and […]

Chuck Bonn – Children’s Minnesota

Est. reading time: 4 mins

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, adults were contracting the virus at higher rates and with more serious symptoms than children. For pediatric health systems like Children’s Minnesota, this gave time to prepare for the COVID-19 patients staff would eventually treat, which included the facilities team creating negative pressure rooms in one hospital wing. […]

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