FM Consultants Podcast 2015-01 – Discussion by Val Moraes, Stephen Ballesty and David Reynolds

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FM Consultants Podcast 2015-01 - Discussion by Val Moraes, Stephen Ballesty and David Reynolds



FM Consultants Podcast 2015-01 – Discussion by Val Moraes (New Zealand), Stephen Ballesty (Australia) and David  Reynolds (USA) on “Consultant collaboration that serves the Client”

FM, like other professions, employs specialized knowledge, skills, and experience. For the FM consultant engaged with a client project, partnering with other consultants can be essential, but how to develop, manage, and maintain this resource? Val Moreas and Stephen Ballesty focus on collaboration among consultants to optimize outcomes for the Client.

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1)  Is collaboration with other FM consultants part of your practice?   If not, do you think that collaboration could be worthwhile?
2)  How readily could you identify another consultant for collaboration?
3)  What provisions and circumstances can lead to a productive collaboration for consultants, and best value for the Client?

The Panel:

Val Moraes CFM MBA

Val Moraes CFM is the Managing Director of GregMore Group, a Facilities Management Consultancy based in Auckland, New Zealand.

He has more than 25 years of Facilities Management experience in various countries including India, Australia and New Zealand. His past experience includes senior FM roles with Super deluxe Hotels (Oberoi Group), High Rise Commercial Buildings (Colliers International) and Supermarkets (Progressive/Woolworths Australia) besides large Corporates.

He holds a Graduate Certificate in Building Management (GCBM) and a certificate in Project Management from Victoria University, Wellington.

He is also the first New Zealander to be accepted as a Certified Facilities Manager (CFM) from International Facilities Management Association, (IFMA).

Besides being one of the Founding Fathers and Foundation Board Member of Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ), he is also the Immediate Past Chair and currently sits on the FMANZ Board besides representing the association at Global FM.

Val is an Accredited Professional for Green Star rating of Buildings in New Zealand (GSNZAP).



Stephen Ballesty,  MBA, CFM, FRICS, FAIQS, ICECA
Rider Levett Bucknall – Sydney, Australia
Director & Head of Advisory
Director, IFMA Board of Directors;
Australian Delegate to the ISO international facilities management initiative
Past Chairman, IFMA Foundation;
Past Chairman, FMA Australia;
Former Deputy Chairman, Australian Government’s FM Action Agenda


Stephen Ballesty is Rider Levett Bucknall’s Sydney based Director & Head of Advisory with over 30 years of public and private sector consulting and over 20 years of not-for-profit leadership experiences. He is currently a member of the IFMA Board of Directors and is the Australian Head of the Delegation for the ISO international facilities management initiative.

Stephen is a Past Chairman of the IFMA Foundation; Past Chairman of FMA Australia; and between 2004-08 he was the Deputy Chairman of Australian Government’s FM Action Agenda and FM Exemplar Project: Sydney Opera House. Stephen has an MBA in technology management, and degrees in construction science and project management, is a Fellow of the AIQS and RICS and is an FMA Australia Life Member (2011). As a Certified Facility Manager and IFMA’s 2014 International Distinguished Member of the Year, Stephen shares his knowledge at industry events around the globe.


David Reynolds, CFM,FMP, Jackson Mississippi, USA (HOST/Interviewer)

David Reynolds is located in Mississippi, U.S.A. David is new to FMCC, a recent CFM, and an FMP since 2004. His background is in systems, project management, and consulting, in small companies serving a variety of clients and industries. He holds degrees in science, engineering, and allied health areas. He focuses on FM as organizations adopt asset management principles and practices following ISO 55000, where clear, visible, interactive, maintainable, process and risk models, data, and measurements can better frame FM in organizational strategies and objectives. Pro bono work includes construction, maintenance, safety, and health. David is also a member of the IFMA Environmental Health and Safety Council.

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David ReynoldsFMCC STAG Member as Podcast & Audio Coordinator
Shamo Mikayilov FMCC STAG Member as Social Media Administrator, Webinar Administrator & Podcast/Audio Editor
Markus GrollFMCC Board Member as SecretarySTAG Chair

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