Meet the Instructors

Robert Blakey

Senior Manager, Operations — Group Health Cooperative, CBRE

Robert Blakey is the senior manager of operations at CBRE for the Group Health Cooperative account. In this role, Blakey is responsible for engineering services, energy efficiency, sustainability and operational best practices for Group Health Cooperative, a 3,100,000 square-foot health maintenance organization operating 60 facilities throughout Washington state. His work includes program management for engineering, staff development, energy efficiency upgrades, carbon footprint measurement, CAFM/IWMS technology deployment, commissioning, and operations planning for all facilities. He also deals with budget and financial reporting, communications with regulatory agencies, consultants and contractors, preventative maintenance programs and service, contracting, the EnergySTAR program and LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance certification. Blakey is the former president of the International Facility Management Association Research & Development Facilities Council and is an accomplished instructor in facility management.