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Vice President, Real Estate & Facilities

Peabody, Massachusetts, United States
August 13, 2018

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Peabody, Massachusetts

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Canaccord Genuity, Inc., Boston, MA July 2008 - May 2018 Vice President, Real Estate & Facilities, US

• Managed day to day facilities, mailroom and office services operations for 13 US branch offices, including over 300,000 square feet of office space, and six subtenants across the US portfolio of properties, serving as primary liaison for building management contacts.

• Worked closely with senior management and real estate brokers to identify new office locations and liaise with architects on work space management.

• Responsible for establishing, implementing and managing process for all hires, terminations as well as internal office moves and transfers.

• Accountable for the review, coding and approval of an annual budget of $15 million.

• Managed over 95 different vendors, including the evaluation of all service and maintenance agreements for the US offices to increase value and minimize costs for the organization.

• Effectively managed the name change from Canaccord Adams to Canaccord Genuity for the US Office signage, promotional and business tools.

• Responsible for moves, renovations, openings and closings of multiple office locations including: 2016-2017 Washington, DC office opening, 1200 G Street

• Helped transition Regus office to full scale office build-out project consisting of 10 seats.

• Managed the logistics of the move with IT staff. 2014-2016 NY Headquarters office relocation, 350 Madison Avenue to 535 Madison Avenue

• Acted as key contributor on the project committee during all phases of the project from conception, site selection, design, and construction, through the relocation and operation of the new space for 180 employees.

• Decommissioned the vacated premises efficiently and cost effectively, avoiding penalties and holdover costs.

• Maintained business continuity and integrity of the budget and timeline over the course of a significant global restructuring within the firm.

2015 Houston office sublease and relocation, 1100 & 1000 Louisiana Street

• Led the local team through renovation and relocation, reducing overhead by successfully negotiating a shared space solution with a subtenant during construction. 2015-2016 Nashville, TN office opening, 1033 Demonbreun Street

• Led the project team in Nashville through the process of opening the first office in this market, including the setting up of a temporary office for one year, while simultaneously designing and building a permanent office.

• Managed the remote project team of architects and engineers through the design, construction and turnover of two office spaces, maintaining budget control over the course of three locations. 2014 Evanston, IL office renovation, 1880 Oak Avenue

• Organized and supervised engineers, construction crew, furniture and IT vendors to ensure project was completed on budget and on schedule.

2011-2012 Boston, MA Corporate headquarters consolidation, 99 High Street

• Planned and supervised a five-phase move of new office design/build-out, allowing 75 employees without work disruption during construction.

2010 Minneapolis office opening, Plaza VII, 45 7th South

• Led effort to establish a new four-person satellite office. KRISTEN DIACHISIN

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Canaccord Adams, Boston, MA October 2002 – July 2008 Real Estate & Facilities Specialist

• Validated and directed all maintenance issues within company to ensure high quality and timely resolution resulting in the resolution of over 672 requests monthly.

• Acted as liaison between the firm and the building management team.

• Managed outside vendor contracts for the Boston, New York, San Francisco and Houston locations.

• Assisted VP of Real Estate & Facilities in preparation of $8 million budget.

• Developed and administered company access cards and security systems.

• Negotiated and lead effort to replace fifteen copiers in five offices by utilizing one weekend "cut-over" with no interruption to the business, resulting in $120,000 annual savings.

• Responsible for moves, renovations, openings and closings of multiple office locations including: 2005 San Francisco, CA branch office relocation, 101 Montgomery Street

• Designed and implemented move for 30+ employees, coordinated moving company, AV/IT consultants, architects, building management and multiple vendors.

• Assisted with office purge, packing and relocation. 2004 Boston corporate headquarter relocation project, 99 High Street

• Responsible for developing and managing the move plan for 150 employees, assisting in all aspects of new office design and build out, conducting weekly construction updates and reported results to executives for an on-time completion.

Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA July 1999 – December 2002 Assistant Woman’s Basketball Coach

• Collaborated with head coach to decide playing styles, schemes and distribute player roles

• Developed physical conditioning exercises both indoors and on the training field

• Collaborated with coaching staff to identify potential players Health and Fitness Industry July 1999 – October 2002 Personal Trainer/Basketball Trainer

• Various positions at Gold’s Gym, Powerhouse Fitness, and Hoops Specialist

• Evaluated member needs and assisted them in achieving personal fitness goals

• Created individual fitness plans to motivate clients to adhere to fitness programs and maintain accurate fitness goals EDUCATION:

Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH, Bachelor of Science, 1995-1999 Captain of the Varsity Women’s Basketball Team and NCAA Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship CERTIFICATION:

Notary Public for Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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