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, Capital Management & Campus Operations for Friends Academy
  • Director of Facilities for The Archer School for Girls
  • Director, University Stores for Carnegie Mellon University
  • Director, Building Renewal & Project Support and Director, Building Services for Duke University
  • Assistant Vice Chancellor & University Architect for Washington University in St. Louis
  • Vice President of Construction for Mount Sinai Health System
  • Vice President, Facility Operations for DePaul University
  • Assistant Vice President of Capital Projects for Smith College
  • Vice Chancellor, Planning, Design & Construction for the University of Pittsburgh
  • Director of Campus Operations for Packer Collegiate Institute
  • Vice President, Construction for Central Park Conservancy
  • Associate Vice President for Facilities Services for the University of Chicago
  • Chief Facilities Management Officer for Mount Nittany Health
  • Sustainability Engineer for Emory University

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