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Budgeting for the Unknowable

How can commercial building managers plan for another strange year?

Last updated:
September 3, 2020
10:00 AM PT, 1:00 PM ET

It has been a tumultuous few months for commercial buildings, and it looks like we are settling in for an extended period of disruption. It will certainly be challenging to operate for another 6-18 months before a “new normal” shakes out. Specifically, budgeting for 2021 will be a tough task, as traditional benchmarks will be less useful. That’s why we published The Commercial Building Manager’s 2021 Budget Priority Report, a resource for asset and property managers looking for best practices as they approach another unpredictable year.

With this webinar, we will dig into that research and have a candid conversation about the future. We will analyze our survey findings to understand what the industry is prioritizing for 2021. Everyone who signs up for the free webinar will be sent a complimentary preview of the report in advance of the conversation. We hope to be able to shed light on how your peers are dealing with so many unknowns and offer best practices that will make your own budgeting less stressful.


Real Estate - Management

Dian Vrkic

Position: Founder & CEO | Waypoint
Categories: 2021 Budgets 9-3-20, Webinar Guests
Diane Vrkic is the founder and CEO of Waypoint, the premier financial performance analytics and management platform. Waypoint arms real estate professionals with trusted local market intelligence and a solution focused on driving asset value. Waypoint makes it easy for asset managers to identify real-time performance opportunities; property managers to effectively manage costs; and acquisition teams to validate financials of target properties. Waypoint is fueled by more than 2.5 billion square feet across 275 U.S. markets – making it the industry’s largest operating performance database of its kind. Prior to Waypoint, Diane was the Global Chief Operating Officer for Jones Lang LaSalle’s Energy Services Business. Diane is an active leader in industry organizations such as ULI and BOMA as well as industry initiatives such as the DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative. She is dedicated to improving the way commercial real estate decision-makers access and use information to enhance the performance of their assets

Dian Vrkic

Founder & CEO | Waypoint

Diane Vrkic is the founder and CEO of Waypoint, the...

Phil Mobley

Phil Mobley

Position: Research | Propmodo
Categories: 2021 Budgets 9-3-20, Hub and Spoke 9-29-20, Propmodo, Webinar Guests

Phil has been a consultant to the commercial real estate industry for over a decade, telling stories with data to help building owners and managers better serve their clients. He is a prolific writer on industry topics and a frequent speaker at educational conferences. At Building Engines, he led efforts to capture and share new insights gleaned from operational and tenant sentiment metrics. Phil also served as a vice president at commercial real estate consulting firm Kingsley Associates. He later founded Koine Communications, a research and marketing firm. Phil holds a B.A. in political science and an M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina.

Phil Mobley

Research | Propmodo

Phil has been a consultant to the commercial real estate...

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Becky Hanner

Position: Principal | Hanner Commercial Asset Services
Categories: 2021 Budgets 9-3-20, Webinar Guests

Becky is principal of Hanner Commercial Asset Services, a firm that provides Asset Management, strategic planning and training. She is a recognized thought leader known for growing businesses while positively cultivating internal and external relationships. She drives strategy and new business development through her vast network of contacts and ability to keep a pulse on industry trends. A skilled mentor, Becky develops a strong work culture focused on high expectations, collaboration, and quality service delivery, and achieving process improvements through employee engagement. She has an excellent reputation throughout industry, locally and nationally.

Becky has been in commercial real estate for 30 years. Most recently she left Cushman & Wakefield after developing a property portfolio approaching 14 million square feet. Her highly functioning team was recognized as the #1 property management team for 5 years (per Triangle Business Journal) and Best Places to Work for 3 years.

Becky Hanner

Principal | Hanner Commercial Asset Services

Becky is principal of Hanner Commercial Asset Services, a firm...

Carlson School of Management - Business

Lenny Sciascia

Position: Head of US Property Management | Tishman Speyer
Categories: 2021 Budgets 9-3-20, Webinar Guests

Mr. Sciascia is currently Head of US Property Management. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of property operations, capital plans and delivering consistency of services. His responsibilities include driving corporate property initiatives, as well as enhancing the tenant hospitality and amenity experience across the US portfolio. Mr. Sciascia joined Tishman Speyer in 2000 and previously led the firm’s operations in Chicago with a focus on asset performance, capital strategy, operations, innovation and team leadership. He has 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry and currently serves on the BOMA/Chicago Board of Directors. He also serves on BOMA/Chicago Labor Relations Committee and is a Health & Welfare Trustee. Mr. Sciascia holds a BS from DePaul University.

Lenny Sciascia

Head of US Property Management | Tishman Speyer

Mr. Sciascia is currently Head of US Property Management. He...

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