Christopher M. DePaola

Christopher M. DePaola

New York, NY, US



Extensive skills and experience, both nationally and internationally, in corporate, non-profit, U.S. Government, and private estate management, including: property and building operations, managing the design and construction of capital projects, space management and business/vendor support services, budget development/forecasting, essential logistical support, relocation, security and emergency preparedness, institutional sustainability, and corporate branding.


Owner’s Representative/Business, Facilities, Operations, Consultant, New York, NY, US, Consultant

Providing client representation in vendor management, and contract oversight including: owner representation and overall project management. Serving as design consultant, technical representative, and project manager on various capital improvement projects, property management, client services.

Jan 2013 - current

United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC., Chief Administrative, Operations, and Sustainability Officer

Directed all public, non-profit, and commercial real estate functions including; facilities, furnishings, building
operations, client support services, infrastructure communications, energy and sustainability policies and practices, LEED/silver certification, essential logistics, space management and relocation, budgeting and financial responsibility.
Established and staffed building operations, facility services, and engineering, including: third party vendor contracts, outsourcing for equipment and services, building security, essential logistics, established capital improvement and preventative maintenance program, cafeteria, food service, catering and related meeting support services, employeewellness resources, sustainability, records management, risk and liability management, housekeeping, landscaping, parking garage management, mail, courier, and related functions.

Apr 2008 - Jan 2013

United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC, US, Director of Administration

Responsible for all commercial leased property and facilities management oversight, property
management companies, business services, domestic and international safety and security programs, risk
and liability management, emergency preparedness programming and training, outsourced vendor
performance, sustainability measures throughout the organization. Directed administrative and client
services, space management and relocation, public conferences, catering, and meeting logistical support.
Represented Institute interests on the construction of the 300,000 SF, 200 million dollar Institute
headquarters building located on the northwest corner of the National Mall in Washington DC.

Jun 2006 - Apr 2008

United States Institute, Washington, DC, US, Buildings and Operations Specialist

Directed commercial real estate brokers, managed lease negotiations and project budget scope to
provide Institute office space. Responsible for build-out of commercial raw space, including:
contracting with architects, construction companies, and sub-contractors. Project management and
oversight of space design, institutional branding, and furnishing, compliance with state and federal
codes. Established positive working relationship with property management companies, and ensured a
positive relocation experience for employees
Worked with property management service providers to ensure quality business and client service
support including: design and construction management, preventive maintenance contracts,
sustainability programs, voice and data communication support, support service staffing, security,
equipment and supplies, food service, and design and staging of high profile public events.

Mar 2000 - Jun 2006

United Stataes Institute of Peace, Washington, DC, US, Facilities and Contracting Specialist

Responsible for contracting, management and oversight of property management companies, and third party vendors servicing the Institute leased space portfolio, including: architects, interior designers, consultants, furniture and equipment vendors.
Established equipment maintenance agreements, including: supplies and services simplified purchase agreements, utilities, and telecommunications service agreements, purchasing and leasing of computer equipment and outsourcing of computer networking support, and related functions. Managed administrative support services, security, temporary staffing contracts, event and catering contracts, risk and liability insurance coverage and claims.

Aug 1991 - Mar 2000

Areas of Specialization 


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