CBRE’s Mid-South offices expand building services division
CBRE’s Mid-South Offices (Norfolk, Newport News, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Charlottesville, Raleigh, and Greensboro) are expanding their Building Services Division. The goal behind the expansion is to provide a broader scope of services to current clients and others in need of building services, including properties not managed by CBRE.
Typically commercial real estate firms contract out maintenance work for their properties, and most don’t offer such services to nonmanaged properties.
The expansion includes a wider variety of maintenance offerings and new leadership with the promotions of Jessica Butterworth to regional director of building services and John Thomas to regional engineering operations manager.
Butterworth will oversee about 40 building services technicians through CBRE’s mid-South area as well as in Maryland, Nashville, Tenn., Atlanta, Pennsylvania and Delaware. She also will oversee general building services practices in Norfolk, Raleigh, and Greensboro, N.C. In this role, she will be in charge of schedules, business development, assignments, billing and compliance with federal state and local building codes.
Thomas will manage a team of 25 mechanics supporting about 6.8 million square feet of office and retail space in Hampton Roads. He also will oversee technical support and training in CBRE’s Mid-south offices.
Building services include preventative maintenance, electrical, plumbing, lighting, emergency power, HVAC and general maintenance as well as energy management and sustainability.