Verizon's Vazquez Outlines Broad Portfolio Strategy
John Vazquez, at a Sept. 19 chapter event at Mastercard’s headquarters in Purchase, N.Y., discussed Verizon’s approach to managing a 107-million square-foot global real estate portfolio. Vazquez’s presentation covered Verizon’s diverse asset mix, the company's growth and consolidation strategies and its methods for monetizing unused assets. Vazquez also highlighted the various uses for which the company designs its spaces, including “talent hubs,” “technology hubs” and co-working. Vazquez is Verizon’s Senior Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer and Head of Global Supply Chain and Global Real Estate. He was named CoreNet Global Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year in 2016. Inset, the leadership and programming team behind the event. From left, Dan Elman, chapter Executive Director; Mark Nisbett, People, Places and Spaces (chapter President); Vazquez; Ken Lowell, Mastercard (host and event lead); Dave Jackson, Red Thread (Program committee chair).