Luis started at Unico in early 2020 as Vice President of Development, bringing with him decades of experience in the built environment. As a Senior Development Manager, he has several years of commercial development experience in two major markets; Southern California and the Seattle Region. Luis is a graduate of the University of Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, he then completed the course work towards a Masters in Structural Engineering from the same University. He immigrated to the United States and has since been active in both the Los Angeles and Seattle real estate markets with involvement in over 8 million sf of public and commercial real estate including commercial office buildings, condominiums, luxury multi-family apartment buildings, schools and libraries. Luis is passionate about developing buildings that add value to the people that use them, that is the motivation behind his desire to introduce smart building concepts to buildings he develops.
Robb is the Managing Director for Overcast Innovations, a manufacturer of integrated ceiling systems. His history includes being the General Manager of the Seattle-area branches of Johnson Controls and Siemens Smart Infrastructure. In those roles, he oversaw the sales, installation and services for Fire and Life Safety systems, Security Systems and HVAC Building Automation systems, Digital Services, Mechanical Equipment and IoT Solutions for Smart Buildings. Robb began his technology career with the US Navy and worked for Siemens both in global technology management and local general management. He also globalized a Swiss-German start-up in the FinTech industry and he co-founded a green building start-up in Washington and Oregon. Robb is President of the Board of the Smart Building Center, a member of the West Sound STEM Network Leadership and is invested in connecting industry to education across the entire state of Washington.
Perry England is Vice President of Building Performance at MacDonald Miller Facility Solutions where he focuses on helping commercial building owners identify and implement energy efficiency investments which pay for themselves through guaranteed operational savings. These investments save energy and water, support sustainability objectives, improve comfort in the built environment and create high-skilled, family-wage jobs. He is a passionate leader for our state’s environment and for the right of every individual to find a meaningful path to economic security. He currently serves as President of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council and as the Chair of Washington’s Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board. Perry is also an active contributor and member of the Smart Buildings Center Board of Directors.
Chris leads Energy and Sustainable Operations for Amazon’s global building operations and is responsible for the strategy and execution against the company’s 100% renewable energy and zero carbon goals. Prior to Amazon, Chris led energy, water, and waste initiatives within the Boeing’s Real Estate organization in support of Boeing’s corporate environmental goals. Chris has a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Cambridge University, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington.
Spyros has over 30 years’ experience in IT, and has worked for Microsoft since 2003. He is currently working on creating and delivering Smart Building and Smart City solutions, with a primary focus on infrastructure, energy management, sustainability, and workplace safety scenarios. He works with the Microsoft engineering teams on new product ideas, consults with Microsoft’s Real Estate and Facilities group on implementing these the products internally, and assists customers with their deployments.
Marcus Thomas is the IoT Consultant at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. Marcus has focused his time in delivering digital transformation strategies, as well as providing SaaS solutions for many clients. During his time at Hilti and Fluke, Marcus has worked with many Fortune 500 companies, throughout the United States and Canada. He has enabled organizations by helping them to implement newer technologies and innovation strategies within their infrastructure to provide efficiencies, accountability, and increased productivity, while creating unique user experiences and leading to reductions in process redundancy, workflow inefficiencies, and helping to lower their operating cost. Marcus has earned a B.S. In Manufacturing Engineering from Central State University along with a M.B.A. in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management.