OSCRE Academy Faculty

Faculty by Session for Data Governance Certificate


Getting Started -
An Overview of the Program


Impact of EmergingTechnologies on Data Governance

David Karpook
Strategic Consultant

David is Planon Corporation’s Boston-based Strategic Business Consultant, a leading provider of technology solutions for facility management and real estate. A 20-year industry veteran, he has been a customer, vendor, system implementer, trainer and strategist, managing workplace technology projects in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. His additional experience includes seven years as a facility manager and construction project manager. A graduate architect with degrees from Harvard University and the University of Florida, he has also worked as a journalist for The New York Times and The Orlando Sentinel. David has been involved with OSCRE since its earliest days, participating in numerous standard development work groups, and served as OSCRE’s 2017 Chairman of the Board.

Getting Started - 
An Overview of the Program

Lisa Stanley

As OSCRE International’s CEO, Lisa drives strategy and executive level relationships into new territory for a member-based real estate standards organization. She brings over 20 years’ experience in the real estate industry in strategic planning, real estate operations, property management, compliance, and real estate brokerage.  Lisa association management career has included senior positions in education, advocacy, membership strategy, and stakeholder relations.  She is a strong supporter of the importance of standards in building effective data governance programs, and exploring emerging technology applications for the real estate industry.
 2.  Building an Information-Enabled Business
 in Real Estate

Chris Lees
Global Operations
Zurich Insurance

Chris is responsible for Zurich’s global data warehouse including integration with Zurich’s global service providers.  He leads Zurich’s real estate BI and analytics, and is the author of their workplace availability strategy. As a real estate technologist specializing in occupancy modeling and analytics, Chris thrives in complex, multi-faceted leadership and strategic development roles.  He has spent his career bridging the gaps between real estate and technology; between workplace functions; and between aspiration and realization of workplace strategy.  His ground-breaking applied research with Cambridge University resulted in millions of dollars of annual savings in Zurich’s property portfolio, and introduced a new way of thinking and talking about workplace, focusing on availability rather than utilization.

2.  Building an Information-Enabled Business
 in Real Estate

Fouad Habboub
CEO, iKIndi

Fouad has more than 22 years’ experience in the management, development and global application of large scale distributed infrastructure systems for the Financial Services industry, and founded IKINDI in 2000. He has worked closely with Asset Management client companies, related entities and technical service providers to set and execute technology & operational strategies from thought leadership to solution deployment. With his specialized technical and business expertise he has led the firm to cross the product life cycle from management, strategic planning, architecture, design, and rollout to day-to-day performance excellence in a real-time working environment. Fouad holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University. 

3. Building Blocks of Data Governance

Rudy Reagin
CRE Technology
Deutsche Bank

Rudy has an extensive background in corporate IT and data governance.  In the financial industry, Rudy has held a variety on technology management roles in Finance, Logistics, Human Resources, and Corporate Real Estate (CRE).  With over 10 years in CRE, he takes a collaborative approach to delivering new technologies and analytical tools to improve service levels and reduce cost.  He also established a Data Governance Committee to bridge the gap between corporate real estate and IT and to build a governance support structure to manage global outsourcing of FM and business services.  With the data governance structure in place, he drove the development of a data vision and strategy, the launch of a data warehouse consistent global policies and processes, and the integration of siloed business functions into a single source of management information.  The result is improved data security, data quality and reduced cost.  The flexible and highly automated platforms that Rudy has developed are positioned to take advantage of emerging technologies, and adoption of industry standards for integration with vendors and system selection for a best-of-breed approach.

4. Assessing Your Organization's Data Governance Maturity.

Ian Cameron

Ian Cameron is a recognized thought-leader and practitioner in business transformation and information management in the real estate and facilities industry.  He brings over 30 years’ experience working with many of the industry’s most innovative organizations.  He has held executive positions in large consulting firms and is a Founder and past Chairman of OSCRE.  With over 15 years’ experience working with the OSCRE Standards themselves, Ian now leads many of OSCRE’s innovations and initiatives, including the curriculum for this Data Governance in Real Estate program, training in data governance and standards implementation, and programs for engaging industry leaders in knowledge exchange and community-building.  In professional education, Ian has received “Top-Rated Faculty” awards in areas such as Enterprise Program Management, Change Leadership, and Information Technology Strategy for real estate and facilities executives.  


Linking Information Management and Sourcing Strategies to Data Governance

HoChun Ho
Corporate Solutions

At JLL, HoChun serves as Global Head, Data Governance and Management for Corporate Solutions and is responsible for guiding and overseeing global data governance and management for the Corporate Solutions business line. The scope includes the business oversight on master data management, data quality, meta-data management and the overall data roadmap. Ho built a team that defined and established the Data Governance function, its organizational structures, global and regional resources, processes and operating procedures, tools, and communication protocols. He also led teams to incubate a big data shared services platform to accommodate multiple tenants and workloads with end-to-end operations and development; this platform enabled machine learning, predictive analytics and big data visualization.


Linking Information Management and Sourcing Strategies to Data Governance.

Francisco Acoba
Managing Director
Deloitte Consulting

Francisco is US lead for Deloitte’s Global Transformation Practice in corporate real estate.  With more than eighteen-years experience, he has collaborated with Fortune 500 companies and many of the world’s largest public sector entities to transform, redesign, and restructure their real estate, facilities management and workplace management organizations. His work is focused on building portfolio and knowledge strategies to position these organizations to be considered value-added components of the business, as opposed to simply a cost.  This includes development of new service delivery models and sourcing strategies to optimize outsourcing/insourcing opportunities. Information technology solutions and systems integration with vendor systems are common components of these strategies. Francisco also the corporate real estate functional lead in large M&A events, including the pre-transaction due diligence and post-transaction real estate & facilities aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and restructuring.  Francisco is regular teacher in the field of sourcing strategies in corporate real estate and brings that perspective to OSCRE’s data governance program.


Data Integration and Aggregation in Data Governance.

Rick Ferrino


Rick is VTS’s Chief Data Officer and has worked on collection, back-end, data products and data feeds since starting his career including hundreds of examples of integrating data from 3rd party systems or data feeds into or out of the 3 organizations he has been a part of.  He has also designed many APIs and database models. At VTS, Ferrino built the in-house Integrations and Data teams from a team of 2 to a team of 35, responsible for all data pushed and pulled from VTS across ERP, accounting, budgeting, custom reporting & data vendor systems.    


Data Integration and Aggregation in Data Governance.

Ed Lubieniecki

Enterprise Managing Consultant


  Ed Lubieniecki is an Enterprise Managing Consultant with RealFoundations.  Ed has over 25 years’ experience in real estate management consulting and has focused on exceptionally complex projects for large national and international clients.  Ed has been responsible for the planning and implementation of technology and information strategies and systems, as well as strategic business planning, portfolio optimization, organizational assessments and design, business process improvement, expense assessments, outsourcing, benchmarking, and merger integration assignments. Ed is the previous Chair of the Board of Directors for the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate ("OSCRE").  

Implementing an Information Standards Strategy within Data Governance.

Dave Clute 
VP Intelligent Buildings ESD Global

  For over 30 years, Dave has worked with architects, engineers, facility managers, owners, real estate professionals, government and military organizations on a wide-range of global projects along the full facility life-cycle.  As the Intelligent Building Operations Director at ESD, he is responsible for providing thought leadership, leading key initiatives and assisting clients and project teams deliver high performance, smart, connected, intelligent buildings.  Dave is a frequent speaker, presenter and panelist at real estate, design, construction and technology conferences such as OSCRE, Realcomm, IBcon, CoreTech and CoreNet Global.  As an NREL Energy Executive, CoreNet Global Innovator award winner, co-founder of OSCRE and recent co-founder for the Rocky Mountain Hyperloop Consortium, he is focused on helping improve society through the built environment.

Implementing an Information Standards Strategy within Data Governance.

Laurie Gilmer 
VP Consulting

Facility Engineering Associates


Laurie Gilmer is a Vice President at Facility Engineering Associates. She is a published author, and co-authored IFMA’s second manual in the Sustainability “How-To-Guide” Series, EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Laurie also serves on the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council’s Building Operator Certification Program Advisory Committee, and is a member of the National Visiting Committee of Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center. She is also the past chair of IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Credential Scheme Committee and a member of IFMA’s Environmental Stewardship, Utilities, and Sustainability (ESUS) Strategic Advisory Group. Laurie earned a degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo. 


Change Leadership in Building Data Governance.

Sara Steinbauer 
Nelson Associates


Sara is an Information Systems professional with over 15-years experience in Project Management and Solution Development, specializing in industry best practices, business process analysis and enterprise systems integration and optimization.  As a certified Program Management Professional (PMP) with a background in Six Sigma she has led complex projects to develop technology-enabled processes to significantly improve business efficiency and effectiveness.  She has steered thinly-resourced teams comprised of employees, partners and volunteers to significantly improve overall organizational technical acumen, support, communications and performance.  Sara began her career at NCR Corporation where she helped pioneer early adoption of Web-based technologies and systems integration to enable work-flow automation as part of corporate excellence initiatives, such as fast-tracking employee on-boarding, migrating the US-based sales force to “virtual” working environment, and a “follow-the-sun” support structure to drive true globalization. 


Change Leadership in Building Data Governance.

Naseem Wenzel
Cohn Reznick

Naseem Wenzel is a Partner at Cohn Reznick with more than 15 years of experience as a technology leader and domain expert in the real estate industry.  Leveraging a deep understanding of the industry and its functions, she has a proven track record of providing world-class process improvement services and efficiency-enabling best practice guidance. Naseem has worked with many of the leading real estate owners and operators, as well as investors.  She provided strategic direction to these clients in numerous capacities, including, CRM consulting; software selection through analysis of needs and requirements; business process optimization across multiple functions;  general ledger and reporting solutions; design of data integration tools and solutions; information optimization through data normalizations that supported a global data structure through implementation of data governance model; training and talent development focusing on change management for existing and enhanced business processes supported by technology solutions; integration between acquired and acquiring organizations to support compliance and business function transition; and design and implementation of a shared services organization.


Impact of Emerging Technologies on Data Governance.

Michael Beckerman
CEO, CRE//Tech and The News Funnel

Michael Beckerman is a 25-year veteran of the real estate communications sector having founded Beckerman Public Relations and subsequently built the company into one of the top 50 largest independently owned public relations firms in the country. In March 2011, Michael launched The News Funnel and now serves full-time as the CEO of the company.   The News Funnel is the largest content platform in the real estate community with thousands of news sources as well as blogs and press releases from companies and professionals. The News Funnel additionally provides Content Marketing solutions for hundreds of real estate companies and startups. Michael has been named one of the most influential bloggers and social media experts by several leading media sources. Recently, The News Funnel acquired CRE // Tech, a leading event and networking platform for the real estate tech community.


Impact of Emerging Technologies on Data Governance.

Abhinav (Abe) Somani
CEO, Leverton

As Leverton’s CEO, Abhinav (Abe) Somani is helping to build the global Leverton platform, the next generation of artificial intelligence based machine and deep learning algorithms for data extraction.  He works with his team to develop corporate strategies, implement sales strategies, manage partnerships, and foster customer relationships.  Abe is an experienced investment, financial, technology, business development, and operations strategist.  Prior to Leverton, Abhinav led the business development team at smartShift Technologies and was an Associate at ICV Partners where he worked with CEOs, COOs, and CFOs, using data-driven metrics and analyses to increase profitability and grow businesses. He has also looked at hundreds of investment opportunities, conducted countless financial analyses, and is well versed in the ways of the institutional investment community