Case Studies April 2023

Jared Kroner – Blue Arc Electric

Est. reading time: 4 mins

By many measures, Blue Arc Electric of Campbell, California, was a thriving business as it neared its 20th anniversary.  It was founded in 2003 by Jared Kroner, who began his career as a journeyman electrician and had become project manager and sales associate at SDB Electric Inc. before launching his company.  About six years after […]

Shon Sparks – DISH Wireless

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As another Colorado winter inched toward spring, Shon Sparks was counting the days until his favorite annual convention, Connect (X). He’d find himself in good company with other forward-thinking technology innovators and likely rope in more partners for his employer’s ambitious agenda. Director of national real estate at DISH Wireless, Sparks is among those spearheading […]

Jim Arnold – PENN Entertainment

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Casinos are unique facilities, not because of all the lights and sounds—but because neither ever stops. Before stepping into the world of flashing lights, pinging slot machines and spinning roulette tables, Jim Arnold had already racked up nearly three decades in the construction and facilities management industry. In July 2022, he became the executive director […]

Gary Falasca – St. Petersburg College

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Talk to anybody involved in construction, facilities and maintenance, and you’ll hear that there aren’t enough young people moving into the trades to replace the outgoing plumbers, electricians, carpenters, welders, painters, et al. It’s even more difficult to refill the ranks in the public sector, which pays less than private industry. It takes creativity and […]

Ken Ziff – Dental Care Alliance

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The dentist’s office was Ken Ziff’s second childhood home. He grew up watching his father fill cavities, administer root canals and guard his patients’ dental health. Ziff says his dad loved the work and swore to die “with a drill in his hand,” but the elder Ziff didn’t enter the field easily. As Ziff explains, […]

Susie Youd – Braze

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s all about being a great connector. HBO Max, Burger King, NASCAR, Grubhub, PureGym—these companies and so many more access Braze’s multichannel engagement platform to build and sustain customer loyalty. How much more effectively could Braze serve them with enhanced in-house connections? This is what Susie Youd asked upon becoming the head of global real […]

Chuck Morris – Gold Trail School District 74

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Chuck Morris may be new to Gold Trail School District 74, but he comes with over 40 years of experience in Canadian public schools. Since 1980, he’s worked at six districts throughout British Columbia and only diverted once, giving four years to the private sector. His love of schools has prevailed, though, and in October […]

Charlie Cloutier – Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The Northwestern Medicine Advanced Outpatient Care Center now under construction in the Chicago neighborhood of Old Irving Park will provide sorely needed and comprehensive health care services to the community. The $150 million health care center is also a testament to community engagement because operators Northwestern Memorial HealthCare heard and responded to feedback that the […]

Shane Frey – AMH

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Houses in the Salt Lake City area run the gamut from historic Victorians to boxy modern custom builds, but one type of architecture that’s not as common is the Arts and Crafts-style home, with its signature sloped roof, wide eave overhangs, front-facing columns and front porch. AMH Living, formerly operating as American Homes 4 Rent, […]

David Dillard – Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Est. reading time: 4 mins

A suburb of Charlotte on the southern border of North Carolina, Pineville had become a so-called library desert in Mecklenburg County. It also had an antiquated town hall. David Dillard, the real estate director for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, helped satisfy both needs. He worked closely with the town manager to craft a long-term lease […]

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