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Karen Ellzey

Executive Managing Director

Karen Ellzey

Executive Managing Director
+1 617 8696154

Boston

101 Arch St.
Suite 1810
Boston, MA 02110
+1 617 2176000
+1 617 2176003

Professional Experience

 

Karen Ellzey is the Executive Managing Director of Consulting for Global Workplace Solutions. The team is organized to deliver tailored solutions to occupiers of commercial real estate through a core team of platform consultants, as well as account-based and consulting-practice leaders and teams located worldwide.

Karen brings over 21 years of consulting experience to her role. She specializes in delivering corporate real estate solutions focused on CRE organization design, process design and optimization, portfolio strategy, and occupancy cost solutions to a diverse array of public and private-sector clients.

Karen was a principal architect in the design and implementation of the CBRE Best Practice Playbook platform, which encompasses a suite of real estate process tools that support both single service line activities and integrated solutions. She recently oversaw the development of a Merger and Acquisitions Playbook for Real Estate Professionals with a major client, which garnered both firms a CoreNet Global Innovator Award.

Karen’s team also provides tailored training programs and workshops on a range of topics, including Strategic Alignment, Client Relationship Management, Portfolio Management, Change Management, Workplace Strategy and Communication. A trained facilitator, Karen also designs and leads workshops and innovation sessions with clients and colleagues focused on defining strategic priorities, identifying improved solutions, and designing and implementing new delivery models and initiatives.


Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

 

  • CoreNet Global, Member and Faculty Member
  • CoreNet Global Learning Advisory Committee Member International Facilitators Association
  • CBRE – GWS Executive Committee and Americas Operating Management Board
  • TCC – Presidential Team Award
  • CoreNet Highly Rated Faculty each year of participation
  • CoreNet Global Innovators Award Recipient (CRE M&A Playbook - Innovation between an End User and Service Provider)

Achievements

 

  • CBRE – GWS Executive Committee and Americas Operating Management Board
  • TCC – Presidential Team Award
  • CoreNet Highly Rated Faculty each year of participation
  • CoreNet Global Innovators Award Recipient (CRE M&A Playbook - Innovation between an End User and Service Provider)
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Preservation, Inc., 2007 - Present
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Public Trustee, 2007 - 2010
  • CoreNet Global, Global Board Member, 2007 – 2009
  • Rosie’s Place (Homeless Shelter for Women), Volunteer​

 

Education

 

  • Georgetown University, Technical Writing and Communication
  • Interaction Associates, Facilitation and Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership Strategies, Strategic Planning Facilitation
  • College of William and Mary, B.A., 1985
  • Carnegie Mellon University, College of Design, 1980-1982

 





Karen Ellzey

Executive Managing Director
+1 617 8696154

Boston

101 Arch St.
Suite 1810
Boston, MA 02110
+1 617 2176000
+1 617 2176003