Productivity. Profitability. Peace of Mind.

Stuart Carron, P.E.Stuart Carron

Partner

Executive Summary

Stuart helps organizations make better real estate decisions, improve their facility operations, and turn potential liabilities into profits.

With over 20 years of corporate real estate and facilities experience, he has seen his share of both good and bad real estate decisions, and the huge impact they can have on organizations, both financially and emotionally.  Stuart brings business-needs analysis and a fact-based process to companies faced with business acquisitions or real estate decisions to make sure that their choices align with their overall business strategy and plan, and reduce the risk that these large obligations can carry.  He also evaluates facility operations to ensure standards of care, capacity utilization and costs are optimized and appropriate for the strategic value that each property represents.

Stuart is inventor of ‘The Real Estate Checkup’, a due diligence process that quickly looks at the current state of a company’s properties to find hidden opportunities.  Applied to both large and small organizations, he has successfully implemented this straightforward approach to save companies millions.

Stuart’s areas of expertise are in facilities planning, real estate strategy, pre-acquisition due diligence, site selection and relocation advice, capital planning and project management, operations analysis and improvement, energy management and sustainability.  He combines strategic thinking with practical analysis and a roll-up-the-sleeves approach to provide clients with results that help them achieve their vision.

Key Career Accomplishments

  • As Sr. Director of facilities and real estate for SC Johnson, JohnsonDiversey and Sealed Air Corp, Stuart has significant experience with the real estate and facilities aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, and has designed and led global real estate portfolio consolidation programs across multiple geographies to reduce run rates by over $20M per year.
  • Strategic owned property disposal projects resulted in $20M cash inflow.
  • Led facilities management teams to higher levels of performance while simultaneously reducing cost of operations.  Responsible for operating budgets over $11M/yr, with a cost reduction program that returned $6.8M over 8 years while improving service quality.
  • Identified and executed sourcing strategies for professional services and materials, and energy conservation programs, to save over $1M annually.
  • Project team leader and manager for design and construction of large distribution centers, manufacturing facilities, offices, laboratories, and recreational centers (projects up to and over $20M) consistently on time and in budget.
  • Considered a ‘green building expert’ – developed green lease practices, designed, built and operated green facilities, and completed LEED certification projects around the world.
  • Published author and speaker at National and International venues, as an expert in innovative approaches to sustainable real estate design, construction and operations.

Professional Experience

  • Oak Hill Business Partners – Partner
  • ENERGIZE RE, LLC – President and Managing Director
  • Sealed Air Corporation – Sr. Director of Global Facilities & Real Estate
  • Diversey, Inc. and JohnsonDiversey, Inc. – Sr. Director of Global Facilities & Real Estate
  • SC Johnson Commercial Markets, Inc – Global Strategic Sourcing Manager
  • SC Johnson & Son – Construction Program Manager, Operations Manager, Operations & Project Engineer

Education, Certification, Memberships

  • Northwestern University – B.S. Engineering
  • Professional Engineer – State of Wisconsin
  • Board Member/Treasurer – United States Green Building Council
  • Editorial Advisory Board – TFM Magazine
  • Director – IFMA Foundation