President & CEO
Ingrid is a highly accomplished entrepreneur and a leading innovator in corporate real estate and facilities management. She brings more than a decade of major multinational corporate real estate and facilities management expertise to her strategic and operational leadership of SIREAS. Her career has included leadership in value-building real estate strategy, the development of portfolio and facilities management platforms, and oversight of millions of square feet of leased and owned research, commercial, office and manufacturing facilities across the globe.
She works directly with the real estate and executive leadership of SIREAS’ corporate clients in designing strategic organizations and operating models to cost-effectively meet their business goals. She oversees and provides ongoing project guidance to SIREAS client engagement teams and develops the third-party supplier and outsourcing relationships vital to helping manage clients’ portfolios and facilities. As a global real estate strategist and portfolio platform builder, she also provides clients with expert guidance on all aspects of real estate and workplace services, lease administration, project and construction management and facilities management, as well as the implications of M&A transactions, contract negotiations and strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management and governance. Ingrid brings clients deep expertise in global and emerging markets, from new region entry to navigating complex matrices of international law and real estate practices.
Before cofounding SIREAS, Ingrid served as Global Head of Real Estate for health products leader Covidien. There, she partnered with the executive leadership team on value-building real estate strategy, designed and led the real estate organization, developed the portfolio (transactions, lease administration and project management services) and facilities management platform, and oversaw sixteen million square feet of leased and owned commercial office, clinical and manufacturing space.
She generated more than $75 million in real estate savings for Covidien through consolidation planning, market intelligence, workplace transformation, and strategic sourcing. In addition, she played a lead role in Covidien’s entry into more than 20 new markets and managed the real estate component of all M&A activity, including 30-plus acquisitions and the divestiture of Covidien’s pharmaceutical business. She developed real estate partnership networks to execute transactions in more than 140 markets worldwide.
Previously, she integrated international real estate strategy with business unit planning internationally for Fortune 100 multinational United Technologies Corporation, whose portfolio encompassed 100 million square feet across more than 5,000 locations. Held several positions during her tenure including global lease administration, head of real estate for EMEAR and LATAM, as well as global relationship management and governance across the strategic partnerships.