Specialties: Corporate Services, Industrial, Lease Administration
Scope of Service Experience
Mr. Leighton is responsible for corporate account management and new business development of corporate accounts within NAI Global's Corporate Services Group. Mr. Leighton is responsible for building and managing corporate accounts by providing single-source access to a host of corporate real estate services worldwide. Specializing in the areas acquisition, disposition, transaction management & portfolio management on a national and global basis.
Background & Experience
Mr. Leighton has more than 40 years of varied commercial experience 13 years with NAI Global providing Corporate Services after 32 years expierence within the chemicals industry relating to real estate, sales, service support and marketing. Former Corporate Real Estate Manager, Marketing Manager, and Sales Administrative and Customer Service Manager.
Leighton advises corporations on how to develop and implement corporate real estate strategies by aligning those strategies with the clients' enterprise needs. Leighton helps to manage the process of assembling the right team and resources, following best practices, to examine the viable options and then implement plans most consistent with the the client's financial, space utilization, and organizational goals and objectives.
Organized and led a best practices group with fellow corporate real estate managers from global chemical firms active in industrial real estate activities. This group exchanged best practices relating to environmental, process improvements, site selection, support systems and procedures. The exchange provided members of the group with validation and new ideas for improving the effectiveness and productivity of their corporate organizations.
As Manager, Real Estate and Space Planning for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Mr. Leighton was accountable for managing all real estate activities (acquisitions, disposals, options, leases, development, zoning, easements, licenses, permits, appraisals, etc.) in support of the company's businesses within the Americas, the property management functions (including lets to third parties and landlord responsibilities) for the company's let properties, the information system for the company's global real estate holdings and space planning activities for all corporate and operating groups in the Allentown, PA area.
BA, Accounting - Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
Professional Associations & Designations
Mr. Leighton is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Pennsylvania and is a member of Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC).
Mr. Leighton is the author of several published articles on Facilities and Real Estate. Additionally, Rick has been a speaker at the annual ARCHIBUS User Conference and partcipated on a panel at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) 2006 Annual Conference.