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Francisco J. Acoba

Principal, Strategy & Transactions, Americas Co-Lead, CRE Transformation & Technology


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United States


Francisco is a Principal at Ernst & Young LLP with more than 25 years of global experience providing management consulting services to Fortune 500 companies and the world’s largest public sector entities. As Americas Co-Lead, CRE Transformation & Technology, Francisco is focused on the development of strategies and initiatives that enable a 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. He also has significant experience with the real estate & facilities aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and restructuring. Francisco also serves as the Americas Solution Leader for EY Workplace Reimagined, the Firm’s cross-functional solution focused on delivering integrated “people, place, and technology” solutions to clients as they look to reimagine their workplace environments and workplace experience. As part of EY Workplace Reimagined, Francisco sponsors the EY Workplace Insight service offering, focused on digital workplace and smart building solution design and delivery. He has advised hundreds of clients on corporate services / corporate real estate / workplace / facilities management transformation, redesign, restructuring, and cost reduction. Francisco specializes in the assessment and re-design of organizations / operations / business processes, the development of new service delivery models to optimize outsourcing / in-sourcing opportunities, the application of IT solutions to better enable corporate real estate and facilities management organizations, and the development of real estate, facility, and digital workplace / mobility strategies that support an organization’s business strategy. Francisco serves as faculty for CoreNet Global's Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) certification program and is a member of the RealComm | CoRE Tech Advisory Council. He also served as a Director on CoreNet Global's Board of Directors from 2014-2017.

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Principal, Strategy & Transactions, Americas Co-Lead, CRE Transformation & Technology at EY


Masters, Real Estate Strategy & Finance