The Swig Company’s ‘FUEL’ for Change Starting in 2019
January 14, 2019
Deborah Boyer named company’s first Director of Innovation and Community Impact, overseeing future-focused initiatives; Connor Kidd to lead Asset Management
The Swig Company has announced changes to its executive structure designed to strengthen its industry-leading role in providing tenants with optimal workspace environments as well as redouble its commitment to community.
The changes include the creation of a new executive position, Director of Innovation and Community Impact. Deborah Boyer will assume the new role. Boyer’s prior responsibilities as Director of Asset Management will be assumed by Connor Kidd, formerly a member of the firm’s investment team.“Since joining The Swig Company as CEO last year, I’ve been consistently impressed by the strength and depth of the company’s entire senior management team. The moves I’m announcing today prepare the company well for the future and allow us to continue to acknowledge the leadership, expertise and passion within the organization,” said James Carbone, CEO.
“Deborah’s extensive industry experience and strong leadership, and her personal passion for industry innovation and community responsibility, make her the ideal person to direct these important company priorities into the future and help us to pursue the best strategies for our tenants, investors, partners and assets. Connor is a talented executive within our organization who will bring his drive and commitment to his new role at a time when we are investing heavily in our existing assets,” he added.
Chief among Boyer’s duties will be to lead the company’s future-focused initiatives in technology, sustainability/wellness, and innovative space design and utilization. She will also be responsible for the company’s community impact program, Engaging Tomorrow’s Workforce, designed to both enlist Swig employees and to galvanize caring communities within buildings in the Swig portfolio.
Flexible Urban Experience Labs
One of Boyer’s first jobs will be to oversee the rollout of Flexible Urban Experience Labs (FUEL),a new suite of offerings in buildings owned and operated by The Swig Company designed to provide tenants with flexible workspace options and a full suite of amenities and services to maximize employee productivity and wellbeing and ‘FUEL’ company success.
At the same time, Boyer will develop and lead Engaging Tomorrow’s Workforce, The Swig Company’s community impact program.
“Engaging Tomorrow’s Workforce uses education and training to lift up the underserved in our communities to become the successful workforce occupying our office buildings in the coming decades. An important component of this program will include partnering with our tenants to create caring communities, thereby amplifying community impact.” she said.
Adding value to assets
Kidd assumes leadership of an asset management group responsible for almost nine million square feet of institutional-quality assets in markets such as the Bay Area, New York and Southern California.
“Our asset management capabilities are exceptional and I’m excited to have the opportunity to work more closely with a talented team and build upon the foundation Deborah created,” said Kidd.
The company has invested significantly and added value to many of its signature assets in recent years through targeted capital projects. These include the transformation of interior and exterior common spaces to provide activated lobbies, sought-after amenities, alternative workspace and inviting outdoor environments. Examples include 6300 Wilshire and Sepulveda Center in Los Angeles and Kaiser Center in Oakland.
The Swig Company has two major redevelopment projects currently in process – 1100 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan and 633 Folsom Street in San Francisco’s SoMa sub-market. www.633folsom.com
About The Swig Company
The Swig Company, LLC is a privately-owned, San Francisco-based real estate operator with an 80 year history of investment, development, partnership and management of commercial real estate properties in major US markets. Founded by Benjamin H. Swig in 1936, The Swig Company is guided by a long-term investment perspective that has proven adept at stewarding investors safely through multiple market cycles. The company’s vertically-integrated operational platform, which includes investment, asset and property management, and leasing expertise, uses flexibility, generational thinking and sensitivity to sustainable practices to stay at the forefront of emerging trends in the commercial real estate industry. For more information, visit: www.swigco.com.