Aligning Finance and Corporate Real Estate Strategies to Drive Corporate Growth

learn about how organizations are transforming their corporate real estate function from a focus on short-term operational efficiency

Fifty percent of CFOs expect that a change in their business operations will increase their corporate real estate expenses in the next three years. Now is the time to align your finance and corporate real estate strategies. Register now and invite your corporate real estate team to join you for this Webcast, which will feature insights from the recent joint study from CFO Research and IBM titled Working Smart: Value Management for Corporate Real Estate.

During this Webcast, you'll learn about how organizations are transforming their corporate real estate function from a focus on short-term operational efficiency -- characterized by expense management -- to a longer-term focus on portfolio efficiency -- characterized by increased return on assets. 

About the Panelists

John Clark

John Clark, Worldwide Manager, Smarter Infrastructure, IBM Corporation

John Clark has overall corporate responsibility for the formulation and implementation of IBM's integrated workplace management system marketing strategy. Prior to taking on his current role, John was the director of climate change solutions, and was responsible for the product marketing efforts of TRIRIGA's Real Estate Environmental Sustainability (TREES®) software. He brings more than 20 years of experience with software and services solutions for managing the life cycle of facility assets. Clark has a bachelor's of building science degree (B.B.Sc) from Victoria University of Wellington.

David Owens

David W. Owens, Editorial Director, CFO Research

David W. Owens is editorial director at CFO Research. He researches and writes on a wide range of topics in corporate finance, including shareholder value, risk management, performance management, organization structure, information technology, and financial and corporate strategy.

David has more than 30 years of experience as a researcher, editor, and writer on business, financial, and management topics. He was a key member of the writing and content development team at Mercer Management Consulting (now known as Oliver Wyman) for 18 years and led the writing and editing department for 13 years.  He is a graduate of Haverford College. David is based in Boston.

About the Moderator

Chris Schmidt

Chris Schmidt, Director of Research and Custom Content,
CFO Publishing

Chris Schmidt is director of research and custom content for CFO Publishing, overseeing the development of custom-content Webcasts and other tailored outreach to senior finance executives. Chris also works with CFO Research to conduct research studies on a variety of finance topics, including banking and performance management.

Before joining CFO Publishing, Chris served as director of corporate communications for Oliver Wyman, a global strategy consultancy. He is a graduate of Colby College. Chris is based in Boston.

About the Speaker

Christiana Parisien

Webcast Producer Intern at CFO


Christiana Parisien's LinkedIn page offers daily stories geared specifically for finance executives. Coverage includes original reporting on new accounting standards, recent capital-raisings, risk management, and professional career development. The site also features proprietary benchmarking tools and calculators, plus a full set of related directories, special reports, and buyer’s guides. In addition, provides complete online editions of CFO magazine.

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