Tag: Stephen Ballesty

FMCC speaks on Influence and Consultants at World Workplace Asia

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

President of the IFMA FMCC, Val Moraes, was one of 500 delegates who attended World Workplace Asia, held at the Hotel Marina Bay Sands in Singapore this week. Val presented the keynote address on the second day, entitled ‘Facilities Manager as Influencer in the C Suite – a Strategic Perspective’.

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

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

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 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 is Director and Head of Advisory with the Sydney, Australia area office and formerly directed R&D for Rider Levett Bucknall, a global facilities services firm. He supports and advises clients in core service areas critical to facilities projects:
•Asset Advisory
•Procurement Strategies
•Facilities Consultancy
•Risk Mitigation & Due Diligence
•Property Taxation
•Building Surveying
•Litigation Support

Stephen is a current IFMA Director and chair of the Research Committee, previous Trustee of the IFMA Foundation, and National Chairman of the Facility Management Association of Australia. He has served in numerous capacities and received honors and awards in FM in Australia.

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.

The FMCC Podcast Team:
David Reynolds – FMCC STAG Member as Podcast & Audio Coordinator
Shamo Mikayilov – FMCC STAG Member as Social Media Administrator, Webinar Administrator & Podcast/Audio Editor
Markus Groll – FMCC Board Member as Secretary & STAG Chair