Corporate real estate and the workplace are on the edge of a renaissance. Now is the time to lead, explore and innovate.

Francisco J. Acoba Francisco J. Acoba

EY US Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Practice Co-Lead

Trusted executive. Champion of corporate real estate and workplace transformation at the world's largest and most complex organizations. Urban explorer. New Yorker.

Francisco is a Principal at Ernst & Young LLP with more than 26 years of global experience providing management consulting services to Fortune 500 companies and the world’s largest public sector entities.

Francisco focuses on the assessment and redesign of organizations, operations and business processes; the development of new service delivery models to drive outsourcing or insourcing opportunities; the application of IT solutions to better enable corporate real estate organizations; and the development of real estate, facility and digital workplace or mobility strategies that support an organization’s business strategy.

He earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and a Master in Design Studies in Real Estate from Harvard University.

Francisco serves as faculty for CoreNet Global's Master of Corporate Real Estate certification program, and is a member of the Realcomm | CoRE Tech Advisory Council and the Editorial Board for the Corporate Real Estate Journal. He served as a director on CoreNet Global's Board of Directors from 2014 to 2017.

How Francisco is building a better working world

“I am focused on the development of strategies and initiatives that help enable an organization's corporate services, real estate, workplace and facilities assets to be considered value-added components of business process, as opposed to simply cost structures. As a workplace transformation advocate, I’m building a better working world by helping to reimagine these experiences for a broad range of stakeholders.”

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