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Laura Simmons

Sr. Facilities Manager

Laura Simmons

Sr. Facilities Manager
Global Workplace Solutions
+1 563 5846806
+1 563 5846898
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Des Moines

6900 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
+1 515 224 4900
+1 515 221 6652

Professional Experience

Laura Simmons is the Senior Facilities Manager for CBRE’s McGraw-Hill Global Education account overseeing client interests in the Iowa, Illinois, Missouri and Texas.  She joined the account in 2013 after a ten year role as the Senior Facilities Manager for The McGraw-Hill Companies account (now known as McGraw-Hill Finance).

Prior to CBRE, Ms. Simmons served from 1996 to 2003 as Facilities Manager for The McGraw-Hill Companies.  Prior to The McGraw-Hill Companies acquisition she was the Facilities Manager for Brown Publishing and Times Mirror Companies managing property throughout Iowa and in Madison, Wisconsin.  During this period she served as Project Manager, Capital Projects Manager, managed a staff of 30 Maintenance and Electronic Technicians.    

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Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • ​Member of IFMA

Clients

  • Brown Publishing
  • Times Mirror
  • Quebecor Printing
  • Quad-Graphics
  • Avgeris & Associates
  • Standard & Poor’s 
  • McGraw-Hill​

Significant Assignments

  • 2007 worked with developer, architect, general contractor,  City of Dubuque, and McGraw-Hill on an owned $32M, 135,000 sq. ft. Class “A” office at 501 Bell Street in Dubuque, Iowa.  This project included decisions on site location, interior finishes, mechanical, exterior building, landscaping, etc.  The building received “Silver” LEED New Construction certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
  • In 2010 received “Gold” LEED Existing Building certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the 501 Bell Street building in Dubuque, IA
  • In 1996 assisted with sale/due-diligence process for the 2460 Kerper Boulevard, Dubuque, Iowa building.
  • 2002 worked with developer, architect, general contractor, City of Dubuque on a build-to-suite 331,000 sq. ft. distribution center at 7500 Chavenelle Road, Dubuque, IA.
  • Developed millennium weekend tactical and communication plan with site managers.  Identified and coordinated up-grades to fire alarm system, card access system, and HVAC control systems which resulted in a smooth Y2K transition.
  • Developed and implemented OSHA training programs and coordinate annual refresher training.
  • Developed and implemented Emergency Response Plan.
  • Work with developer, architect, general contractor, City of Dubuque on nine building additions (office, warehouse, plant) for the original 1972 building at 2460 Kerper Boulevard, Dubuque, IA. Tracked project costs, coordinated office layout, furniture and wall systems installation.

Laura Simmons

Sr. Facilities Manager
Global Workplace Solutions
+1 563 5846806
+1 563 5846898
Affiliate Logo - Des Moines

Des Moines

6900 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
+1 515 224 4900
+1 515 221 6652