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David Karpook

Manager Partner Program

David Karpook is the Manager Partner Program for Planon North America. In this role he is responsible for developing and maintaining the relationship between Planon and its partners, including those specialising in implementation and training.

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David is a seasoned professional with expertise in real estate and facility management. He has been a customer, vendor, system implementer, trainer and strategist in the global workplace technology industry for more than 30 years. With a background in business and technology consulting, he is skilled in addressing both the physical and digital aspects of workplace management. He has extensive experience in product development, technical implementation, marketing, and sales.

David is currently leading the North American Business Development initiatives at Planon, where he is responsible for identifying and capitalising on new opportunities for growth in the region. Prior to joining Planon in 2015, David served as President and CEO of Bricsnet, an enterprise software provider. He has also held management positions at Trimble Navigation, Tririga and Peregrine Systems.

He speaks frequently at real estate and facility management industry events and was named 2016 Associate Member of the Year by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). He is a member of IFMA’s Audit Committee and is past chairman of IFMA’s Real Estate Advisory & Leadership community. He is a former chairman of the board of OSCRE International, a standards body for the real estate industry.

A graduate architect and former journalist with degrees from Harvard University and the University of Florida, David lives in Boston.

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Data: The starting point for sustainability & FM

11 January 2024 | David Karpook

Data is the linking pin between sustainability and FM. Read in this blog how data management systems like an IWMS can help you support ESG goals.

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5 changes FM teams can make to support ESG goals

07 December 2023 | David Karpook

Making your buildings and facilities more sustainable doesn’t need to be complicated. Read this blog for 5 simple changes you can make within FM now.

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'One size fits one' in the new workplace

21 September 2022 | David Karpook

One size does not fit all: In this blog we highlight the importance of stimulating collaboration and teamwork.

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Sustainability and facility management: a blueprint for partnership – part 2

31 March 2022 | David Karpook

Facility Management is a natural ally for Sustainability initiatives. Facility and Sustainability teams can use this 4-step approach to align and collaborate.

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Sustainability and Facility Management: What's in a methodology? - Part 1

31 March 2022 | David Karpook

This blog explores a 4-step methodology for accelerating sustainability initiatives that was developed by Alan AtKisson in his book, The Sustainability Transformation.

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Don’t forget the ‘G’ in ESG: why facilities should be involved

01 March 2022 | David Karpook

ESG: environmental, social, and governance – is a hot topic for many organisations discussing sustainability. In this blog, we explore “Governance” from the lens of Facility Management and IWMS.

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Shrinking Real Estate Portfolios and the opportunity for IWMS

27 May 2021 | David Karpook

As space planning priorities have shifted from densification to ensuring worker health & safety, businesses need more complex views of information to ensure that workplaces support policies & regulations. This blog explores how technology, such as IWMS, can help organisations navigate these times.

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Speeding toward the future of workplace technology

10 September 2020 | David Karpook

Advanced smart building technologies that were “nice to have” but not required are now moving closer to the category of “workplace essentials” – especially as organisations look for ways to further increase workplace health and safety.

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Keeping our buildings healthy as we recover

07 May 2020 | David Karpook

Buildings can’t catch COVID-19, but they may end up suffering from it. Neglect is a problem for buildings. They may not suffer wear and tear from humans during this time, but they remain subject to natural elements – wind, rain, freeze-thaw cycles – and to vandalism, break-ins and other malicious acts.

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Important stakeholders of the Campus of the Future

20 February 2020 | David Karpook

Students expect the universities they attend to provide them with networking opportunities and pathways to collaboration with other students, universities, local communities, and employers. This means, universities must focus on the right stakeholders and constituencies for their students.

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