SOURCE: Genea

July 23, 2015 10:00 ET

Genea Appoints Mike Latham and Brenna Walraven to Advisory Board

Supports Accelerated Growth as Genea Surpasses 100M-Square-Foot Portfolio Milestone

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 23, 2015) - Genea, a leading provider of cloud-based software and services for the commercial real estate industry, today announced the appointment of Mike Latham and Brenna Walraven to Genea's advisory board, effective immediately. Latham is president at ABM Facility Services (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions. Walraven is president and CEO at Corporate Sustainability Strategies, a leading provider of expert sustainability strategy development and execution plans.

These appointments support the company's rapid growth. In a few years, Genea has expanded its client portfolio from 9 million square feet to over 100 million square feet of commercial office space.

"Mike and Brenna are preeminent thought leaders in the industry and we are honored to have them join our advisory board," said Michael Wong, CEO and president at Genea. "Leveraging their expertise will be invaluable as Genea continues its accelerated growth."

As president at ABM, Latham leads a $650-million publicly traded, global integrated facility services company, and leads more than 5,000 employees. With more than 25 years of experience, Latham has proven global leadership and expertise in facility services and asset management. Before ABM, Latham was responsible for managing the real estate business in North America for Ford Motor Land Development, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. Latham is currently serving on the Advisory Board of Directors for Brandman University within the Chapman University System and as a Board Member for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.

"I admire Genea for its innovative, value-added service offerings," said Latham. "I have tremendous respect for Michael and look forward to working with him and the rest of the advisory board."

Brenna Walraven has more than 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Prior to her role as president and CEO at Corporate Sustainability Strategies, Walraven was the Head of Property Operations at USAA Real Estate Company. Walraven is a respected industry leader in all aspects of property operations, including property management, leasing, national accounts, risk management, as well as energy and environmental strategy. She is the former Chairman of BOMA International and a founding developer of the BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP) and the BOMA Energy Performance Contract (BEPC).

"I am excited to work with Michael Wong and the advisory board," said Walraven. "Genea has a rare combination of state of the art technology and an excellent service reputation."

"Consistent with our goal of recruiting outstanding talent, we are assembling a world-class advisory board. Mike and Brenna exemplify our success in that endeavor," said Wong.

About Genea
Genea is a provider of cloud-based software and services for the commercial real estate industry. Genea provides value-added tools for property teams to manage tenant-related services including afterhours HVAC and lights, automated submeter reading and billing, building apps and web portals. Genea's patented ACS Cloud service allows tenants to access HVAC services afterhours via any web-enabled device without requiring a work order request.

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