Facilities Management

Facilities Management
Helbling represents organizations with significant physical assets and real estate portfolios in conducting executive searches related to facilities management and capital construction programs.

Let us help you think outside the footprint.

The facilities management executive you’re looking for today must be more than a practitioner with technical skills. He or she must now have boardroom and leadership skills, as well as the ability to manage teams and complex capital projects at a senior level. Beyond those qualities, they must be knowledgeable of the quickly advancing fields of energy management, sustainability, and alternative project delivery.

The candidate with these critical skills may not be in your own organization. And, with the scarcity of qualified talent in this discipline, he or she may not even be in your sector. The right person to take your program forward may be outside your network, working at a non-profit, a university, a healthcare institution, or a corporate center.

We can find that leader for you, wherever they may be.

With nearly two decades of experience in facilities management search across all segments, we can cross boundaries to match the right candidate to a position and facilitate their transition from one segment to another. It’s one of the unique capabilities that enables Helbling to realize opportunities where other firms can’t.

Organizations Represented

Helbling performs retained executive search for diverse organizations in the institutional, public agency, and corporate sectors that have significant real estate portfolios, and large capital development and construction programs.

  • Public and Private 4-year Colleges and Universities (Helbling represents 21 of the top 30 institutions as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, 2019)
  • Community and Technical Colleges
  • Independent and Preparatory Schools
  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Acute Care Hospitals
  • Biomedical Laboratories
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Specialty Hospitals
  • Financial
  • Fortune 100
  • Hospitality Owners
  • Industrial Services
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
  • Research Laboratories
  • Retailers
  • Technology
  • Community Service
  • Cultural Venues
  • Historical Institutions
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Other
  • Energy Management Firms
  • Energy Services Companies (ESCOs)
  • Utilities
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Public Agencies (Counties, Housing Authorities, Planning & Development Commissions)
  • Public-Private Partnerships

Recent Successes

  • Associate Director, Design & Construction for Johns Hopkins University
  • Director of Facilities Operations for Carnegie Mellon University
  • Director of Utilities and Energy Services for University of Florida
  • Associate Director of Operations & Services for University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Assistant Director of Design & Construction for Brown University
  • Director of Facility Operations for Kenyon College
  • Vice President of Facilities, Planning, and Sustainability for Kenyon College
  • Director of Facilities and Preservation for Washington National Cathedral
  • Senior Director of Construction for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Team Lead, Project Management for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Associate Vice President of Facilities for Boston College
  • Director of Operations, Design & Construction for Johns Hopkins University
  • Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities Management; Chief Architect for New York Institute of Technology
  • Associate Vice President, Facilities & Construction for Columbia College Chicago
  • Vice President Capital Planning & Facilities Management for Brooklyn Public Library
  • Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Grounds for Smith College
  • Associate Vice President of Facilities & Operations for Roxbury Community College
  • Real Estate Financial Analyst for Johns Hopkins University
  • Capital Planning Manager for University of Chicago
  • Director of Project Management for University of Chicago
  • Executive Director, Operations & Maintenance for University of Maryland, College Park
  • Senior Architect for Johns Hopkins University
  • Senior Vice President for Real Estate, Facilities and Operations at Brigham Health

Executive Search Case Studies

Director of Facilities and Capital Planning for a Nonprofit
Facilities Management

Director of Facilities and Capital Planning for a nonprofit

Chief Real Estate Officer for a private university
Facilities Management

Chief Real Estate Officer for a private university

Directors of Facilities Operations for a healthcare System
Facilities Management

Directors of Facilities Operations for a healthcare system

Vice President of Capital Planning & Facilities for a non-profit cultural organization
Facilities Management

Vice President of Capital Planning & Facilities for a cultural organization