For over two decades, Leslie has been immersed in complex real estate transactions on all sides of the table, facilitating the local and national buying process for landlords, tenants, asset managers and receivers from opportunity qualification through implementation and closing. With a focus on strategic planning, Leslie implements solution-centric methodologies for high profile organizations across a wide range of industries including finance, energy, environmental, healthcare, technology, insurance, and logistics.
Leslie took advantage of the downturn in the commercial real estate market to learn the energy business from the inside out. As an Energy Manager for one of the fastest-growing energy suppliers in the country, Leslie furthered her understanding of “The Total Spend”, structuring large electrical supply contracts using customized index and fixed-pricing strategies that were tailored to her clients’ needs. She also implemented several Energy Efficiency projects utilizing sustainable lighting solutions and procuring customer rebates, and assisted various clients in understanding how to nominate load for curtailment (energy reduction) projects.
Rick George, a 20 year veteran of the hotel industry, recently joined Real Energy Sustainability, LLC "(RES)" which will substantially benefit from his operational and real estate experience when developing and recommending energy based solutions to our hospitality clients. This "insider" knowledge will enable our team of energy professionals to more effectively advise our clients relative to energy purchasing options and the implementation of custom sustainability and efficiency strategies - all of which creates smarter solutions for everyone. Rick started his career as the Regional Director of Franchise Sales for Holiday Inn Worldwide (now Intercontinental Hotels) and then joined Cendant Corporation (now Wyndham Hospitality) as Regional Vice President. He then went on to Hotel Partners (one of the largest hotel brokerage firms in the country) where he continued to grow his relationships with hotel owners, developers and managers focusing on improving the value of assets for disposition or acquisition. His firm was acquired by Insignia and subsequently CB Richard Ellis. Finally, he joined Hospitality Real Estate Counselors as a Principal where he served in a high end advisory role for one of the more significant hotel finance and brokerage groups in the country.
John will use his unique combination of expertise in finance, accounting, energy, real estate, and sales to grow Real Energy Sustainability. He earned a BBA in Accounting at the University of Iowa in 1983 and passed the Illinois CPA exam. He practiced public accounting and worked in finance and accounting for several large corporations. Beginning in 1992, John worked in the securities industry for major Wall Street firms for over 10 years. In 2003 John became very active in his own real estate investments in both Chicago and Florida.
For the last several years John has been in the energy business. Among other things, he structured and helped capitalize oil & gas drilling projects for multiple independent producers nationally. With America's energy independence on the forefront both politically and environmentally it is important to note that John has worked firsthand with independent domestic producers involved in both developmental and exploratory drilling and keenly understands both the opportunities & roadblocks they face. In this capacity he has also studied many of the pros and cons of alternative energy sources such as wind, solar and biodiesel.
Working on Wall Street in the late 90's John also witnessed firsthand the deregulation of the telephone utilities which brought forth enormous opportunity as well as competitive risk for the unprepared players with faulty business models. One can draw many close parallel comparisons to the deregulation of the utility markets today and these experiences can be invaluable to Real Energy Sustainability. As the SVP of Channel Sales, he will recruit and expand the platform as well as assist in managing the internal infrastructure.
His wide range of technology and energy automation systems experience has proven a valuable asset to the Real Energy Sustainability team. Anthony brings cutting edge energy based technology solutions scalable to accommodate a client's specific energy saving needs. Anthony is an entrepreneur and business owner with over fourteen years of experience in interactive technology and IT services. He has been involved with technology projects for such global corporations as General Motors and AstraZeneca. Prior to starting his own IT services firm, Anthony served as an IT Systems Administrator for a NASDAQ listed technology company located in downtown Chicago. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Loyola University of Chicago.
Bob is a nuclear engineer with an artificial intelligence background and is involved in specialized and state-of-the-art engineering, research and development, and prototype design of specialized systems for a variety of nuclear, industrial, aerospace, and scientific fields, including energy as a specialty. He is the President and Co-Owner of a firm specializing in nuclear power reactor components, and most importantly provides utility electric load forecasting and electric systems modeling, planning, management, dispatch, power trading, energy storage, and smart grid technologies. He is one of the smartest and most well respected individuals in the energy space. He has worked with the team at Real Energy Sustainability and has advised on a multitude of projects resulting in powerful solutions for clients that yield the utmost savings and smartest forward thinking concepts.
RGA Labs has a partnership with Real Energy Sustainability to serve its clients with expertise in analyzing energy needs in order to reduce costs. Our expertise in the unregulated electric markets has been used by electric companies and energy trading floors. RGA Labs’ Metropolis™ Forecasting software is used for optimizing purchasing of energy in the volatile market.
Ron Chin worked at ComEd for 23 years before becoming the Vice President of RGA Labs. Ron brings expertise in technology, energy trading, project management, and system analysis.
Real Energy Sustainability, LLC has an energy management team that is a fast paced and quickly growing group. These individuals are located in both deregulated and regulated markets. They work with companies looking to reduce energy consumption and costs. This includes combining energy efficiency, technology, and analytical and communication skills to assist clients in reaching their energy goals.