Senior Editor, Building Operating Management
Naomi has been a writer and editor for Building Operating Management since 2008. Prior to that
she was a facilities coordinator with Trammell Crow and CBRE. Her main areas of interest include
examining the holistic impact of the built environment on occupants; how buildings can interface
with and support sustainability and resilience, both within the individual facility and within their
communities; and leadership and career development in commercial facilities management, in
particular with regard to women in facilities management and young FMs.
Some of Naomi’s favorite stories she’s reported on include Women in FM (how women can grow
their careers in FM, and how their companies can help), Stop the Madness (a survey that led to an
article, an online forum, and a book on the myriad crazy complaints and situations facility
managers face — and how to deal with them with aplomb), and After the School Doors Close
(what facility managers can do to best position school facilities for reuse.)
A native of Puerto Rico, the winding path that brought her to cover facilities management includes
a year in Aix-en-Provence, France, a summer as a baker's assistant, and an MFA in poetry from the
University of Houston. She's always meant to live in Japan, but hasn't made it that far yet.
You can connect with her on Facebook on the Building Operating Management page or MyFacilitiesNet.