Andrea sits on the Yacoub Elite Advisory Board as an external Executive giving strategic advice in a wide range of disciplines and industries. Her strategic thinking combined with her 21 years of corporate business experience bring practical and tangible benefits to the Yacoub Elite Team.
As a dynamic and highly accomplished Real Estate Executive with 21+ years of domestic and international experience, Andrea is operationally focused and has extensive experience in outsourcing, construction projects, facilities management, organizational transformations, leasing, acquisition/divestitures, environmental, energy, corporate social responsibility and managing large teams. Over the years, she has proven her ability to build and develop teams and improve effectiveness and efficiency of operations. Moreover, she has shown her ability of accomplishing significant cost savings, increasing productivity and streamlining processes in complex corporate environments.
In both Rogers and IBM, she spear headed major outsourcing initiatives and lead the transition to fully integrated real estate models for a diverse asset class. She managed complex, multi-million square foot portfolios across a broad spectrum of diverse lines of business.
Andrea holds a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and held many professional designations in her field. She is a proven change agent with extensive experience in coaching / mentoring teams.
Andrea has an innate ability to capture the essence of people and understand their functional responsibilities and how it fits into the “big picture”. This allows her to advise both Yacoub Elite clients and senior candidates and make the best recommendations on organizational structures and their People Plan.