Ken Abrahams – CareCentrix

Janet Acevedo – Hedge Fund

Luis Acevedo – Major League Soccer

Jacqueline Anderson – Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Kelcie Azevedo – Standard Chartered Bank

Tito Bacarella – Branch Real Estate

John Barrie – Soros Fund Management LLC

Ken Beck – Société Générale

Gene Boniberger – Rudin Management

John Boyd – Liveramp

Christian Bryan – IAC

Chris Butterick – LinkedIn

John Buzzeo – NFL

James Camille – Blackrock

Katie Campofelice – LinkedIn

Robert Capua – Global Real Estate and Domestic Facilities for Alliance Bernstein, L.P

Larry Charlip – Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Jonathan Coun – Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.

Daniel Crespo – Facilities Management Professional

Steven Daza – Uber

Jim Derasmo – AIG

Jay Feiertag – Fedcap Rehabilitation Services, Inc.

Emily Feld – Datadog

Gary Fescine – BlackRock

Sally Fisher – American Red Cross

Brian Foreman – IPG, Mediabrands Worldwide

Mark Freda – Soros Fund Management

Saeid Garebaglow – WeWork

Pamela Georges-Cohen – The CDM Group

Rick Goff – SiriusXM Radio

Stuart Goldberg – SiriusXM Radio

Paul Haley – Wolters Kluwer – Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) Division

Phillip Henry Jr – Coty

Rosie Hobbs – Flatiron Health

Frank Horak – Arnold & Porter LLP

Kiley Larsen – Dentsu Aegis Network

Alex Liz – Duff & Phelps

Peter Lorenz – Kaye Scholer, LLP

Edward Luciano – Endurance

Michael McCabe – Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP

Teri Meek – Skidmore Owings & Merrill, LLP

Andrea Megnin

Ayda Melo-Taveras – WeWork

Rosalie Mignano – IMG Worldwide

Thomas Miner – Kaplan

Colleen Moran – NBCUniversal

Nancy Ng – The Rockefeller Foundation

Anne O’Driscoll – Young & Rubicam

Lorien Olsen – OnDeck

Katy Ostrander – The Community Preservation Corporation

Lawrence Palfini – Tiffany & Company

Daniel Pego – Con Edison of NY

Joseph Portelli – Marubeni America Corporation

Floyd Primavera – GroupM

Irving Ramos – Kantar

Michelle Reynolds – Robert Half

Marc Rubin – Moet Hennessy USA

Gabrielle Rubin Deveaux – BuzzFeed

Joe Russo – Conde Nast

Larry Sadler – AOL/Oath

Audrey Schultz – Pratt

Martin Sillen – Ogilvy CommonHealth

Lydell Simmons – E*TRADE Financial

Carl Thomas – Kaplan

Sherrylynn Trotta – Proskauer Rose LLP

John Vazquez – Verizon

Annette Vega – Comcast NBC Universal

Erick Velez – Yext

Richard Warner – Evercore

Brigitte Zaki – Apollo Global Management, LLC

Jill Zunshine – Hewlett-Packard Company

Michael Zwang – BDO

FM Spotlight

Kiley Larsen – Dentsu Aegis Network

This month’s FM spotlight is Kiley Larsen, Associate, Real Estate and Procurement at the international advertising and public relations company – Dentsu Aegis Network. Kiley has been an integral part in the company’s phenomenal growth rate and his current project roster includes 3 build outs in NYC as well as a new office in Los Angeles.

“Kiley joined Dentsu Aegis Network April 2013 after working with the building management at our flagship NY office. Coming from the Landlord side made for an easy transition to the Tenant side of Facilities Management and Kiley’s role has become instrumental in effectively and efficiently managing the company’s office space. Dentsu Aegis has grown substantially since Kiley joined and he not only oversees our NY office but also all other regional US locations as well. He is incredibly organized and resourceful as demonstrated by his ability to juggle multiple priorities and grasp and devise solutions to any situation that may arise which is essential in our fast paced and ever changing office landscape.” - Chris Bendowski, VP, Director Real Estate, Facilities, Procurement

What is one thing that no one knows about you?
“My true passion is music and my previous life in Denver; I was the singer and guitarist in an indie band. While I don’t play shows anymore, I still enjoy going to concerts.”

How did you get into the Facilities field?
“My real estate and facilities career started 4 years ago when I moved to New York. In Colorado, I was involved in politics and PR as I received my degree at the University of Colorado in Political Science. While waiting to find that perfect job, I temped at two CBRE locations and entered the real estate world. Aegis Media was a tenant in the building I worked at and I got to know their VP of Real Estate, Chris Bendowski. In 2013, I was brought on at Aegis Media.”

Tell us about a favorite project highlight.
“My favorite projects have been the build outs we have done at our main location, 150 East 42nd Street. With each additional floor, we have been able to learn from our past experiences and make the new spaces “pop” in ways they hadn’t in the past. My goal is to make the spaces as functional as possible so our employees and different brands are able to collaborate and deliver their best products to our clients.”

What is your greatest success story?
“Following the acquisition of Aegis Media by Dentsu in 2013, we’ve been successful in merging the two companies and all of our brands together. By unifying our real estate and facilities, we’ve been able to build out some great spaces and give guidance to brands that hadn’t worked with our department in the past.”

Tell us about a challenge or obstacle that you face in the Real Estate/Facilities world.
“Our greatest challenge is having a two person team running over 40 offices throughout North America. While there is never a dull moment, I appreciate the challenge of making sure each location is heard and providing them with whatever is necessary to be successful.”

What learning experience would you pass onto future FM’s?
“My advice for facilities managers is to get involved with the rest of your company and understand what services they provide. If you have a pulse on what is coming up, you are able to be proactive and make sure everything will run smoothly from a facilities standpoint.”

Interviewed by Sonya Verny of IA Interior Architects, IFMA NYC Secretary.