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May 24, 2016

Planon Strategic Business Consultant Appointed OSCRE Vice Chairman

May, 24th 2016 – Planon announced that David Karpook, Strategic Business Consultant, has been appointed Vice Chairman of the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE International). The organization focuses on the development and implementation of global standards for real estate information exchange.

“David brings an extraordinary skill set to his role as vice chairman of OSCRE’s Board of Directors. His experience and perspective provides our leadership team with the strategic vision needed to move OSCRE forward. I am delighted that he has made the commitment to serve our organization in this role,” said Lisa Stanley, CEO of OSCRE.

After serving as a member of the OSCRE board in 2015, Karpook will assume the role of vice chairman this year. Karpook has been involved with OSCRE since its early days, participating in numerous workgroups. As part of his new role, Karpook also assumes responsibility for OSCRE’s finances.

“The importance of data in business continues to grow exponentially, and in real estate that data is driving both investment and occupancy decisions in ways that were inconceivable just a few years ago,” said David Karpook. “OSCRE is at the forefront of making sure that all of this data – from sensors, smart equipment, wearable devices, etc. – can be utilized effectively to build business rationale, increase profitability and spark innovation. I’m very happy to be a part of this organization and this mission.”

Karpook is an industry expert of technology solutions for facility management and real estate having worked on numerous international projects. In addition to his involvement with OSCRE, Karpook is the marketing committee chair for the International Facility Management Association’s Corporate Real Estate Council, and a member of the IFMA Foundation's Global Workforce Initiative. He is a 20 year industry veteran and has been an IWMS system implementer, strategist, trainer, vendor and customer in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is a graduate architect with degrees from Harvard University and the University of Florida.