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Professional Summary

Area of Expertise
Mr. Faris has over 20 years of experience in commercial, industrial, retail and distressed property management. Mr. Faris has extensive experience in construction and project management and has overseen over $23 million in tenant and capital improvement projects.
His diverse background allows him to contribute a wide range of industry knowledge and managerial insight.

Business and Educational Background
Mr. Faris most recently worked for the Berwind Property Group, where he managed nearly 2 million square feet of office and industrial space in the Central New Jersey market. Prior to working at Berwind, Mr. Faris was a property manager for the Gale Company, where he managed a total of over 5 million square feet of space during his tenure.

Community Involvement
Held food drives for local charities in Middlesex and Somerset counties in New Jersey.  Toys for Tots.  Coordinated Blood Drives at managed properties.

Accomplishments

Awarded the BOMA International Building of the Year award where I managed Park Ave at Morris County Corporate Park, a 1,200,000 square foot, 132-acre class A office campus.

Developed the Emergency Action Plan and Tenant Manual for the Berwind Property Management team.

From 2006 - 2009 while managing a 6-building 640,000 S.F. office park for KBS Realty, the occupancy increased from a low of 65% to 91%. During the same period operating expenses were reduced by over 10% through increased preventive maintenance that resulted in fewer repairs. Conducted energy audits which increased the energy efficiency and lowered the electric expenses.

As a member of the Colliers National Engagement Program Paul’s role as Director of Operations helps to ensure that the Real Estate Management Services team is committed to the Colliers policies and procedures as well as promoting teamwork and collaboration.

Services:

  • Real Estate Management Services

Skills:

  • Property and Facilities Management
  • Construction Management

Clients:

KBS Realty Advisors, Guggenheim Partners, LNR Partners, Friendwell Group of Companies, Torchlight, C-III, Situs, PNC

Education:

Upsala College, BA in Business Administration

BOMI, Real Property Administrator

Memberships & Involvements:

- Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, BOMA

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