Biography

TRANSWESTERN ROLE

Steve is a senior vice president and responsible for the management of Willow Oaks Corporate Center in Fairfax, Virginia. This complex of three buildings totaling 570,000 square feet has major tenants such as Dell, General Dynamics, Xerox and United Negro College Fund.  KBS Realty Advisors own the property.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Steve has over 25 years of experience in the building management/facilities field with an emphasis on facility management. On behalf of Transwestern, Steve worked with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for 11 years, building a team that has been responsible for maintaining a Class A office to level one standards as identified by APPA standards. He has also achieved the Energy Star Award for IMF for three years in a building that is over 30 years old. Steve has also led the effort to create and implement a performance score card within Transwestern that tracks performance. 
 
While at the IMF, Steve was responsible for management of 2.8 million square feet of Class A office buildings and associated $20 million annual operating budget. Management responsibilities include overseeing 81 Transwestern employees, preparation and execution of operating budgets; development, bid, and award of third party contract services; accounting and invoice processing; and procurement of all utilities for IMF facilities. Other administrative responsibilities include ensuring delivery of human resource services such as payroll, recruitment, job grading, performance reviews, and staff development as well as administration and management of labor relations.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / RECOGNITION

Steve is an active member of the following organizations:
.  Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
.  International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
.  Guest speaker at IFMA's World Workplace and National Facility Management and Technology (NFM&T) Conference and local IFMA Conferences

EDUCATION

Mr. Kraft received his Bachelors Degree in Economics from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC and his Graduate Degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Steve is Certified Property Manager (CPM) and a Real Property Administrator (RPA).