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Robert Cottrell

Facilities Management Partners, LLC

Robert Cottrell is a senior facilities and project management consultant with over 30 years experience. He has managed Class A facilities in New York City including 4 World Trade Center and the landmark American Stock Exchange.  Bob has directed numerous interior and technology infrastructure construction projects most notably the Nasdaq Market Site, the NYBOT Commodities Trading Floor and several Data Centers. The NYBOT project was nominated for the IFMA 2003 Facility Project of the Year Award.

In 2003, Bob founded Facilities Management Partners – a facilities and project management consulting practice where he shares his extensive experience with a variety of clients.  His clients include, adidas, DDB Worldwide, Metropolitan College of New York and New York Magazine.  The projects he has helped his clients successfully complete range from corporate offices to educational facilities; data centers to dormitories; generator plants to green roofs; and Fortune 500 to Non-Profits.  Since 2007, Bob has also been providing facilities and project management consulting to clients through an affiliation with CresaPartners.

Previously, as Asst. Vice President of Facilities and Office Services for the New York Board of Trade, Bob was responsible for construction project management, building operations, and facilities management.  He also directed security, purchasing and office services.  He was with NYBOT a total of fifteen years: five years as AVP and ten years as Facilities Manager.  At NASD he was Director of Administrative Services where he was responsible for NASD/Nasdaq Stock Market’s New York headquarters, the American Stock Exchange and several NASD branch offices.

In 1996 Bob earned the Certified Facility Manager designation from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) which he maintained through 2010. In January 2002, he was honored by IFMA as the “Distinguished Professional Member” because of his exceptional leadership and inspiration to the facilities management profession.  Bob has presented at panel discussions and seminars on project management, relocation management, disaster recovery, and building security for IFMA and the Facilities Management Development Corp.

While at the World Trade Center on 9/11, Bob was instrumental in the successful evacuation of personnel at the NYBOT building.  As a key member of the NYBOT Incident Management Team, Bob worked on the development and implementation of their disaster recovery plan and directed facilities recovery operations at their Disaster Recovery Hot Site.  He directed the expansion and renovation of the DR site while commodities trading continued without interruption.      

Bob has a degree in management and completed facilities management course work at NYU.