Graeme Lambert, Secretary-Treasurer
Head of Property Finance, Canada Life
Graeme Lambert has been Head
of Property Finance at Canada Life for 14 years, overseeing the implementation
of a general ledger on the property system and the development and
implementation of a commercial mortgage module to support the organization’s
growing commercial load book. During his tenure there, real estate holdings
have increased from £700m to £1.8bn and loan book from £120m to £2bn. Lambert
is a graduate of Edinburgh University where he studied accountancy and
mercantile law. He has held a range of senior accounting roles from Treasury
Manager to Finance Director in a diverse range of industries from oil to
insurance, including manufacturing and food.
Vice President of Commercial Property Management, RealPage
As the Vice President of Commercial Property Management at RealPage, Kim Maddox works with clients to ensure that they can run their business more smoothly with the help of RealPage solutions. Kim’s 30 year history of working directly with global companies to understand their real estate needs. This has helped her develop a strong track record of delivering solutions and dedication to client satisfaction. Prior to joining RealPage, she had worked for JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Oracle, MRI and Yardi Systems in product management roles. Kim is a member of the Denver Alpha Xi Delta Alumni Association and has chaired their fundraising auction for Autism Speaks.
Senior Vice President, Equity Commonwealth
Dennis is the SVP for IT with Equity Commonwealth, an office REIT. His responsibilities including all IT strategy and operations including creating and managing the IT budget, keeping the in-house data center up and running, SOX compliance, project management, help desk, developing and executing business intelligence strategy, hiring resources and partnering with vendors, contract negotiations, implementing collaboration tools, cybersecurity, and improving efficiencies throughout the organization. His experience at EQC also includes the overhaul of a major accounting system, creation and delivery of extensive business intelligence platform, performed many cybersecurity upgrades, and a full Office 365 roll-out.
Melissa Kay Morgan
Global Marketing Lead, Serraview
As global marketing lead for Serraview, a provider of SaaS-based workplace optimization and workforce enablement solutions, Melissa is a creative entrepreneurial style leader with more than 30 years of experience leading corporate real estate, account management, expense management, relationship management, vendor partnerships, and cross-functional teams. She has led national and international projects and programs in workplace strategy, portfolio management, capital business case development, finance, change management and continuous improvement quality initiatives. Melissa has been instrumental in streamlining and improving processes, enhancing productivity, and implementing strategic solutions for Fortune 1000 organizations. She has served twice as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner and holds LEED AP certification from U.S. Green Building Council.
Senior Director of Professional Services, Yardi Systems
Hans Pedersen has more than 35 years of leadership experience in real estate technology, working with commercial property managers and investors alike. He has served in product management, business development and implementation leadership roles. Hans is currently a Senior Director of Professional Services for Yardi Systems, where he provides oversight and strategic direction for major software implementations.
Hans previously led the effort to design and develop Yardi’s Commercial Management system, which now forms the core of Yardi’s Commercial Applications Suite. He was also closely involved in developing Yardi’s international functionality, while leading the launch of the company’s European operations in Amsterdam and London. Hans holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.
As a technology vendor, Yardi Systems provide accounting, operational management, energy and marketing solutions for residential, commercial and investment management markets, on a global basis. Yardi’s more recent moves into energy management and market intelligence make the company increasingly invested in standards across the real estate sector.
Vice President Data Governance, Bentall Kennedy
As Vice President for Data Governance at Bentall Kennedy, Adele leads the firm’s emerging program and infrastructure for data governance in all aspects of real estate investment management in Canada and the US, including any future expansions of the firm and the portfolio. Adele brings extensive experience in data governance from the Financial Services industry and is applying the rigor and techniques that industry requires to real estate. Her expertise includes data governance leadership, data management, and information technology strategy and implementation. She has held managerial positions in major banks where she supervised large teams developing innovative solutions to applying data governance company-wide. She has a strong track-record in leading cross-functional teams to address complex, strategic issues, as well as tactical operational changes to reduce costs while improve efficiencies on a large scale.
Senior Vice President Digital and Technology, CBRE
As a Global Head of Architecture and Data Technologies at CBRE, Javed is responsible for building a robust and connected data platform, foster analytical innovation, and create data products for internal use as well as to service external clients. He is also responsible for establishing and managing a ‘connected architecture’ across global lines of businesses, and to transform the technology organization by adopting open source, cloud-based distributed technologies.
In his 20+ years of experience in various technology leadership positions, he has developed innovative enterprise solutions, highly scalable cloud-based systems, containerized & distributed micro-services with a focus on real-time processing of data at scale, product strategy & roadmap development, systems & application security, legacy systems transformation, and product integration. Before joining CBRE, Javed held technical leadership roles at Capital One and Verizon.
President & CEO, EBusiness Strategies
Phil Wales is President and CEO of EBUSINESS STRATEGIES, LLC. For more than 35 years Phil has advised some of the world’s largest private- and public-sector real estate organizations in the application of business best practices and enabling technology. His expertise centers on applying creative business solutions to manage enterprise real estate and workplace assets.
Working with Fortune 500 corporations and federal, state, and local government agencies, he is helping to change the way complex, capital‐intensive entities view and manage their operations in the face of constant change, shifting marketplace economies, and unpredictable constituent demands. Phil is a prolific generator of business thinking and publications on solution‐driven issues having spoken at major events and conferences and published more than 35 professional articles over the last fifteen years.
Phil is a member of the OSCRE Council of 100 and has participated in several OSCRE strategy sessions, such as where the Academy was addressed. If selected to the board, his focus will be the driving of OSCRE’s value into corporate real estate and reengaging this segment of real estate professionals who severely need the organization’s standards - both in operational processes and data management.
Senior Consultant, R&K Solutions, Inc.
With more than 30 years of experience leading public-sector operations and facilities management, William Wingfield now plays a key role at R&K Solutions, Inc. in the development and implementation of enterprise geospatial real property management software. He serves as a functional subject matter expert in the facilities management domain. William leads the adoption of standards, enhancement of business processes and production of business intelligence, enabling customers to improve performance through informed decision-making.
Chief Executive Officer, OSCRE International
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, property management, real estate
operations, compliance and advocacy, real estate brokerage and
Specialties: Key competencies include strategic leadership, managing
change, entrepreneurship, strong P&L performance, business
development, branding, relationship management, education program
management, standards development, marketing and research, recruitment
and retention, cross-functional team coordination, operations and
process analysis, innovative strategic planning, effective communication
skills, and grass roots advocacy.