In today’s dynamic business environment, the effective use of resources is critical if your business is to stay competitive and on the growth side of our economy. Managing facilities is a complex matter in a business environment, marked by restructuring, downsizing, aging facilities, shrinking budgets, new technologies, and resource integration. Often business owners and developers when embarking on the development of a vision or a new project find that internal resources are either stretched, better utilized keeping core business on course, or require guidance in uncharted territories. Maximizing your vision and the resources required to see it through become a balancing act.
At Sofola and Associates we believe that every vision deserves the attention necessary to bring about a successful end. Every project deserves the expertise to ensure goals and objectives are met on schedule, budget, and without diversions to major business strategies. Here is where we pride ourselves—in our ability to supplement your resources and compliment your business by offering engineering and management professionals versed in every area of project management.
Whether managing corporate facilities, embarking on a major building, engineering, or infrastructure project, or developing strategies, controls and internal systems for your facility or project—we draw on a reservoir of corporate, manufacturing, and transportation experience to bring projects in successfully. We are committed to excellence, integrity, and helping you maximize your vision. With these principles as our foundation, it is our goal to be your complete resource for all of your project management needs.
In short, if you are embarking on a project but don’t have the resources to manage the process or the expertise to navigate through it, take a moment to look at who we are and what we can bring to your team. Thank You—We look forward to working with you.
We strive to achieve excellence in every project we undertake. We will never be satisfied with average or doing things status quo. We commit ourselves to putting forth that extra effort to deliver to our clients the highest quality available. This is our passion, our pursuit, and our promise.
Every client should feel comfortable and confident that as their representative we will conduct business with honesty and the highest moral standards. It is our code of honor to carry out our responsibilities with integrity, and as their representative, they can be assured that we will be straightforward and maintain impeccable business ethics.
We will use our experience, expertise, and our combined abilities to maximize our client’s visions, taking any project from beginning to end according to the client’s need. We will commit experts that are able to assess each client’s goals within the context of their operational and business requirements to develop comprehensive, cost-effective packages that ensure successful project completion.
Gina Sofola is founder and owner of Sofola & Associates Inc. She has over 30 years’ experience in real estate, construction, and facility operations including thirteen (13) years of resource development, brand establishment, and business development experience, and sixteen (16) years of supervisory experience focused on team building, staff development, and identifying “Right Function – Right Fit”. Her experience includes working with Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, private sector developers, agencies and institutions. She has demonstrated ability in managing multi-disciplined teams, multiple delivery methodologies, and dynamic business processes, on projects in New York, Connecticut, Colorado, Missouri, and Oklahoma. In 2014 Gina was part of a 9-member multi-disciplined team of faculty and students, planners and architects in the development of a comprehensive master plan for a children’s village in Zambia, Africa. The team worked with executives of the US based faith organization, its local residence and education staff, and children from multiple villages within the country’s capital to understand the cultural, infrastructure, and physical needs, deficiencies, and constraints of existing facilities. The project won a best project award with the Oklahoma APA chapter. Gina is passionate about understanding her clients, their organizational or environmental culture, and working within a dynamic environment to maximize the project vision. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of Oklahoma.
Bob Laevsky joined Sofola & Associates in 2016 bringing 35 years of experience in the real estate/construction industry, including international experience across 5 continents. He currently leads all operating and business development activities. He has extensive experience in capital planning, project management, design, construction and workplace strategies, and has successfully delivered large complex headquarter projects in the US, EMEA and APAC. Bob has held senior facilities roles and has managed all aspects of headquarter operations for fortune 500 firms, including several large integrations and consolidations. He has a deep understanding of the end to end process of project delivery and project controls, including financial risk, project risk, schedule management, procurement strategies, contract management, and reporting. He attributes his success to his focus on teamwork and ability to create a culture of exceeding expectations and continuous improvement. Bob has worked in several industries including air freight, entertainment, pharmaceutical and financial services. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering/structural engineering from the University of Connecticut.
Following 40 years of diverse global experience in strategic facilities planning and programming, Robert A. Klein entered into a strategic alliance with Sofola & Associates in August 2018, merging his expertise in workplace strategy, programming and occupancy planning with Sofola & Associates’ project management and planning services. He is committed to ensuring that companies and institutions leverage their real estate to support business and cultural goals.
As a licensed architect in both New York State and the United Kingdom, where he worked for five years for both the UK Health Service and an international architecture and planning firm, Llewelyn Davies, providing healthcare programming and planning services, Bob has established an expertise in pre-design services for institutional, government, educational and commercial business sectors.
Bob has had Principal level positions at a number of international architecture firms, including SHCA, Hillier, HOK and HLW. His career also includes a leadership role at HSBC where he was Director of Strategic Facilities Planning for the US real estate portfolio.
A prolific lecturer, Klein has led executive education seminars at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) and presented numerous times at the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA)’s World Workplace conference. He currently teaches an executive level course in design programming at The New York School of Interior Design. Klein holds a Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Facility Planning and Design from North London University, UK.
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