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With an unsurpassed commitment to management and leadership, Foster Werner remains a strong asset to the organizations he belongs to. Currently the Principal Consultant for Foster Werner Associates, a firm focused on international real estate consulting, Foster Werner draws from three decades of experience to best service his clients. With offices located in Chatham, New Jersey, Foster Werner specializes in consulting on matters of strategic organization design, commercial real estate (CRE) governance structures and protocols, and real estate advisory and business development consulting. Foster Werner contributes his vast strategic planning knowledge to clients seeking direction in their real estate endeavors. Previously a Senior Director for Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Foster Werner led strategic planning initiatives and workplace innovations for the North American offices. Responsible for all real estate and facility management in North America, Foster Werner managed a portfolio valued at more than $2 billion in addition to an annual expense budget of $350 million. In this role, Foster Werner saved more than $100 million for the company, and acting as real estate team leader for M & A activities, valued at more than $ 8 billion. Additionally, Foster Werner served as Director of Global Real Estate for Avaya Inc., a business telecommunications company. There, Foster Werner was recruited to rebuild and manage a dysfunctional global corporate real estate department and corporate services organization. Within 12 months, Foster Werner turned the organization into a world class CRE organization, responsible for a portfolio that spanned the globe and carried a value of 600 million. While there, Foster Werner initiated operational changes resulting in annual savings of more than $37 million and his real estate initiatives helped increase market capital value of the company over $2 billion. Currently, Foster Werner resides in Chatham, New Jersey, and enjoys hiking, biking, and playing golf.

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Aug 2008Present


Foster Werner Associates


Sep 1967Jun 1974


New Jersey Institute of Technology