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Date: June 15, 2020
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT
Join us as we discuss the strategies Oracle and Prologis have considered to prepare their facilities for return to work. Denise Darrin, RMW Workplace Strategist, leads the panel discussion with Michael Bangs, VP of Real Estate and Facilities at Oracle, and Jeff Otoupalik, Director of Facilities at Prologis, along with Terry Kwik, Principal at RMW and Stephanie Leta, Executive Director at One Workplace.
Michael Bangs P.E.,
VP of Real Estate and Facilities at Oracle
Having built a lifelong career in Corporate Real Estate, Michael’s fascination with the ecosystem, pace, and constant change of facilities continues to motivate his response to daily challenges.
He is responsible for the home for 14,000 Oracle employees, a role that includes the planning, acquisition, design, construction, and operations of 5M SF of facilities. With a staff of 200 and a budget to match, his team is continually working to operate sustainable space, deliver innovative employee services, and support data center space that operates at the lowest PUE possible in a very competitive commercial real estate environment.
Mike has learned to be conversant in tsubos and hectares, car parks, and lifts. He considers helping teams form common goals as the best part of his job, facilitating an environment that enables organizations to execute.
Prologis - Director, Facilities - North America
Jeff has over 20 years of experience in corporate facilities. He has been with Prologis since 2006. Prologis is the world’s leader in logistics real estate solutions and has over 30 offices located in North America. Jeff and his team oversee all logistics related to office moves, design, reconfiguration and employee workplace experience.
The Prologis approach to facilities emphasizes national standards and contracts while maintaining a local feel and addressing the unique business needs of each location. The goal of corporate facilities is to give employees a productive, healthy and state of the art working environment while promoting a culture of engagement and collaboration.
Terry Kwik LEED AP
Terry is a nationally recognized expert in design for the workplace and has been integrally involved in developing workplace strategies for organizations that want to move away from the ordinary toward solutions that uniquely satisfy their goals and aspirations. Terry’s limitless vision and artistry are also applied to renovation and repositioning projects that vastly improve the aesthetics, functionality and sustainability of outdated or defunct spaces, breathing new life into the buildings and their surrounding communities.
Terry has spent nearly his entire career at RMW, having joined the firm in 1986. As a principal and the leader of the interior design practice at RMW, Terry guides clients and design teams through complex projects. He is a respected mentor and teacher for the firm’s staff, who strives to impart not only his knowledge but also his values, to ensure that the firm’s cherished culture carries on into the future.
Executive Director at One Workplace
Stephanie heads the On-site Services and is accountable for business strategy, account development, operational execution, and client relationship management. Her team provides workplace solutions as an extension of their clients’ real estate teams, providing resources in design, project management, asset management, MAC management, occupancy/space planning.
Stephanie has 25 years of Corporate Real Estate (CRE) global portfolio management experience, uncompromising customer service and success building teams and processes. Having worked on both sides of the business, as an outside service provider at JLL and as a client at Twitter, enables Stephanie to be especially attuned to diverse perspectives and uniquely effective at relationship management through collaboration and influence.
Moderator: Denise M. Darrin NCIDQ, CID, LEED AP, IIDA,
Studio Director - Workplace Strategist
Denise has refined and honed her problem-solving acumen across a diverse portfolio of commercial interiors projects. Her innate curiosity and passion for unearthing nuance in a firm’s structure have allowed her to develop workplace design strategies that helped transform workplace culture for some of today’s leading companies, including Salesforce, Fitbit, Prologis, Verizon, and Adobe. Denise’s understanding of the multigenerational workplace has fueled communication, design and change management for firms at various stages of growth. She creates unique spaces that embody the mission, values, brand and culture for every client. Her work on the planning and design of commercial offices is inspired by her belief that the built environment can inspire us to greater collaboration and well-being.