Christopher M. de Paola

Christopher M. de Paola

New York, NY, US



Dynamic, creative, certified IFMA-facilities and operations management professional, ensuring organizational-effectiveness by providing leadership based on 20+ years of experience, and skill managing public and private sector essential operations, facilities, and business support functions, including:

A leader who will hit the ground running, brings knowledge and ideas to the table, with extensive experience and uncompromising attention to details, loyal, with an impeccable work ethic, and proactive nature having partnering with numerous organizations over the years, including: Charles E. Smith, Cushman & Wakefield, Vornado Reality Trust, Lincoln Property Company, Akridge Commercial Real Estate Company, The White House, United States Department of State, United States Department of the Navy, and the United States General Services Administration, ensuring the absolute highest standard of service is delivered in property, facilities and operations management, and customer service.


Real Estate, Facilities, Operations Management, New York, NY., Washington, DC., New York, NY, US, Consultant

• Providing broad client representation in facilities and operations management, including; design, construction and vendor management, contract administration, and project management
• Represent owners on capital improvement projects, and manage large private properties

Jan 2013 - current

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

• Directed all Institute real estate, third party vendors, essential facilities and operations management, and administrative service support, including; equipment and service maintenance contracts, space and energy management functions, sustainability solutions, communications infrastructure, building security and emergency preparedness, mail room and remote screening facility, visitor services, parking garage management, and related functions for a 300,000+ sf. headquarters building on the National Mall
• Established and directed Institute food service program, cafeteria and catering services, including: collaboration with the Institute Chef and central kitchen operations, cafeteria and floor pantries, organic farm sustainability program, “healthy food” vending machine effort, and catering for Board of Directors, leadership, and public events
• Responsible for the annual budget for facilities, operations, support services, and capital improvements
• Responsible for liability and risk management oversight for facilities and operations collaborating with Travelers, CHUBB, AIG
• Developed employee wellness programs, including: design, build-out and staffing of a on-site gymnasium furnished with Cybex equipment, yoga classes, and nutritional coaching

Apr 2008 - Jan 2013

United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC, US, Director of Administrative Operations

Jun 2006 - Apr 2008

United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC, US, Operations Management Specialist

Mar 2000 - Jun 2006

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

May 1987 - Mar 2000


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