Christopher Fernandez

National Director
JLL

Current responsibilities

Mr. Fernandez is currently the Global Account Director for Lenovo overseeing a portfolio with service lines in Facility Management, Project Management, Occupancy Planning, Lease Administration and Transactions covering the Americas, APAC and EMEA.  In total, he has nearly sixteen years of diversified commercial real estate experience including project management, construction, facility management and account leadership.

Previous experience

In July of 2010, Mr. Fernandez became the Facility Management Director for BBVA Compass, managing a team of over 40 and a portfolio with over 900 sites, spanning 6.5M square feet and an annual operating budget of over $40M.  Through the achievement of several Client initiatives and account re-alignment, he successfully renewed the relationship in 2012 and became the Account Lead in 2014.

In January of 2008, he became the Global Account Manager for Sabre, where he worked with the Client to expand the account from a regional Texas account with FM Services, to a global account with multiple service lines.  The account had an FM presence in 7 countries across the Americas, EMEA and APAC while providing transaction, lease administration and project management services in 40 countries in which Sabre had a presence.

Mr. Fernandez served his first two years with JLL as a project manager overseeing a campus consolidation for Sabre.  The project included design and construction, space and occupancy planning, MAC and change management.  It spanned over 2 years, touching 2,000 employees and 1.5M square feet, with a final cost of over $10M.

Commissioned as an Officer in the United States Air Force, he began his career on September 13, 2001 at Barksdale AFB in Shreveport, LA.  He was an Environmental Manager, Chief of Construction Management and completed an overseas tour prior to his departure from the military.

Education and affiliations

Mr.Fernandez earned a degree in Construction Science from Texas A&M University.  He received LEED Accreditation in October, 2007.

Client experience

  • Lenovo
  • Motorola Mobility
  • BBVA Compass
  • Sabre Holdings

Achievements

  • 14 years CRE experience
  • Account Team of the Year, 2013
  • Prism Award, Promotion of Diversity, 2013
  • Facility Management Lead of the Year, 2012