Gary Ballenger is currently the Managing Director/Alliance Director for the Walgreens account located in Deerfield, Illinois. The portfolio of services consists of Route Maintenance services to over 8200 North America retail stores, Safety Compliance to over 230 employees, Vendor invoicing, Call Center Operations, Technical Operations Center and responsibility for FM services for the Corporate Headquarters campus.
The above portfolio consists of 8,200 stores, 118M sf of retail space serviced, 23 buildings, comprised of 2.9M sf of corporate headquarter facilities managed and serviced.
Before coming to CBRE, Gary worked for 12 years with Cushman Wakefield (formally Equis, Unicco, UGL, and DTZ through acquisitions) where he was the Senior Director of FM Solutions. Gary provided subject matter expertise to corporate clients for developing and implementing strategic facilities programs to over $1B of existing FM clients. Gary also worked for Siemens’ Facility Management group for 10 years where he was responsible for developing strategic account plans for corporate clients, and providing ongoing audits to ensure all operational goals were accomplished. Prior to Siemens he was the General Manager for Compass Management and Leasing, overseeing the Sears retail cleaning operations initiative for 3800 locations, Chicago Public School and Harris Bank.
A Total Quality Management specialist, Gary ensures that FM goals and applications are integrated with overall commercial real estate best practices and strategies in order to align asset management with the practical.