Facilities Management

Think outside of the footprint.

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

Facilities Management can involve more than traditional maintenance and operations of buildings and grounds. Helbling understands that the facilities management executive of today must have boardroom and leadership skills, as well as the ability to manage teams and complex capital projects at a senior level. He or she should also be aware of industry advances, such as energy management, sustainability, and alternative project delivery.

The person with these critical skills may not be in your own department nor even in your market sector. The right person to take your program forward may be outside of your network at another type of organization. We can find that leader for you, wherever they may be.

Types of organizations we represent:

  • Public and Private Colleges and Universities
  • Community Colleges
  • Technical Schools
  • Independent and Preparatory Schools
  • Large Public School Districts
  • Academic Libraries
  • Academic Research Facilities
  • Hospitals (Acute Care, General, Specialty)
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities
  • Urgent Care Centers
  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Biomedical Laboratories including BSL (biosafety level) 3 and BSL-4
  • Biotech Organizations
  • Nutraceutical Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Research Institutes
  • Government Research Centers
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Historical Institutions
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Parks and Gardens
  • Public Agencies (housing authorities, planning and development commissions)
  • Zoos
  • Financial Institutions
  • Hospitality Establishments (hotels, resorts, casinos, amusement parks, other entertainment venues)
  • Industrial Companies
  • Retailers
  • Technology Companies
  • Energy Management Firms
  • Energy Services Companies
  • Utilities

Recent Placements

  • Director of Utility Services for MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Architects for Johns Hopkins University
  • Senior Vice President, Facilities Construction & Support Services for Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Chief of Park Operations for Central Park Conservancy
  • Assistant Vice President, Manhattanville Operations for Columbia University
  • Associate Vice President, Capital Projects & Facilities Operations for Barnard College
  • Senior Vice President, Facilities Development & Operations for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Senior Director, Facilities Strategy and Operations for Broad Institute
  • Director of Park Maintenance for Central Park Conservancy
  • Chief Operating Officer for Cleveland Public Library
  • General Manager, Company-Owned Operations for Tailored Living
  • Senior Director of Facilities for Flint Hill School
  • Director, Joint Commission and Environmental Readiness for MedStar Health
  • Chief Operations Officer for School District of Philadelphia
  • Director, Site Protection for Princeton University
  • Facilities Director for New Museum (of Contemporary Art)
  • Associate Vice President, Facilities Services for Colorado College
  • Director of Property & Real Estate Management for Palm Beach County
  • Executive Director Facilities Services for Atlanta Public Schools
  • Director of Facilities for University of Pittsburgh Bradford (Pitt-Bradford)
  • Director of Sustainable Maintenance for Swarthmore College
  • Director of Engineering & Capital Projects for The Jackson Laboratory
  • Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning for The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

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