Suzanne O. Black, Executive Vice President, Facility Services

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Ms. Black, Executive Vice President of Facility Services for Owens Realty Services is responsible for over 17 million square feet of commercial facilities.  The basis for her management philosophy is to maximize efficiencies by implementing the most proven advancements in property management methods and technology. Her experience ranges from facility management planning, expense budgeting, investment analysis, building maintenance, housekeeping services, mechanical and electrical systems, computerized maintenance management systems, quality assurance programs and capital project management. 

Ms. Black supervises a team of site based managers and engineers who oversee the management of the company's portfolio which includes numerous LEED certified facilities such as the State of New York Office of General Services LEED® v2 Silver certified building at 625 Broadway in Albany, NY.  She also supervises the operations and maintenance for the State of Connecticut Secretary of State’s office complex, 1,000,000 sq. ft. of educational facilities for the Capitol Region Education Council’s Educational portfolio, the state-of-the-art Learning Corridor Campus, over 23 Service Areas along the I-95, I-395 and Route 15 interstate corridors for the Connecticut DOT, as well as large commercial facilities, state office facilities, class “A” investment properties and corporate assets.

Ms. Black has led her team in the fine achievement of six (6) Building Owner & Manager’s Association (BOMA) Office Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards.  Two of the buildings compted in the BOMA TOBY U.S. Mid-Atlantic competition and were both one of 5 finalists in the International BOMA Building of the Year Awards.  Under her guidance, both buildings have earned the 2012 Energy Star® Building Certification.  Her team has also won the TOBY for the Orlando Chapter BOMA for the management and maintenance of the Orlando City Hall in Orlando, FL.

Ms. Black is a licensed Community Association Manager and a member of the Connecticut Chapter, U.S Green Building Council.

Ms. Black is a graduate of Boston College, Boston, MA.  Prior to her employment at O,R&L, she served as the Customer Service Manager for F. D. Grave and Son, Inc. in New Haven, and the Director of Pricing for Homequity, Inc., a relocation company located in Danbury, Connecticut.