Christopher DePaola

Christopher DePaola

New York, NY, US



 Experienced in real estate, property and facilities management, business operations, vendor outsourcing and administrative support functions, including:

•  Sustainability, Design, Construction, Tenant Build-out, Project Management

•  Real Estate Portfolio Optimization, Capital Improvement

•  Essential Logistics, Business and Administrative Services

•  Vendor Outsourcing, Contract Management

•  Strategic Sourcing, Procurement and Contracting

•  Information Technology, Document Management, iCloud

•  Business and Shared Services, Consolidation

•  Budgeting, and Financial Forecasting

•  Corporate Amenities, Food Service, Event Management

•  Security, Emergency Preparedness, Wellness Programs

•  Risk Management, Compliance, Continuity of Operations

•  Workspace Solutions, Space Consolidation, Relocation Management


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

Provide client representation in property and facility management, including; design, construction and vendor management, contract administration, and project management. Design consultant, technical representative, on capital improvement projects, commercial properties, estate management, and client services

Jan 2013 - current

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

• Directed real estate, facilities, operations management, contract vendors, and business service support, including; operations management, equipment and service maintenance contracts, sustainability and energy management functions, design and construction management, food service, communications infrastructure, security and emergency preparedness, mail, printing and remote screening facility operations, document management, visitor services, parking garage management, and related functions
supporting multiple (commercial) spaces, federal buildings, a 300,000+ sf. headquarters building on the National Mall, and two facilities abroad
• Established and directed Institute food service program, cafeteria and catering services, including: collaboration with the executive chef and central kitchen operations, organic farm sustainability program, and catering for public events
• Responsible for the annual budget for facilities, operations, support services, and capital improvements
• Responsible for emergency preparedness and staff training, liability and risk management, regulatory compliance
• Developed employee wellness and fitness programs, including; design, build-out and staffing of facilities

Apr 2008 - Jan 2013

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

• Responsible for multiple commercial office spaces, property management contracts, design, build-out, and operational performance
• Established third party vendor service contracts, and equipment providers
• Implemented electronic document management archiving, paper reduction solutions, working with the National Archives, Iron Mountain, Xerox, and internal working groups
• Formed internal working groups to validate quality of business services provided to staff and visiting public
• Implemented energy management, and LEED certification process for existing and new construction
• Responsible for design, staging and logistics, for large public events that have included: the President and Vice President of the United States, Congressional leadership, and foreign dignitaries

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