Portfolio Chief Engineer, Unico Properties LLC
Bob Minor, Portfolio Chief Engineer for Unico, is an incredibly knowledgeable and talented engineer who balances the need to operate buildings at the highest level of performance while being fiscally responsible and responsive to tenant satisfaction. His attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile to meet ownership goals for assets within his portfolio make him an ideal candidate to receive recognition as a 2016 Property Hero.
With decades of experience, Bob has an extensive knowledge and understanding of multiple building systems, successfully identifying potential improvement to reduce annual operating expenses at the property level. In addition, Bob conducts weekly staff meetings for his team of building engineers, reviewing work orders and preventative maintenance tasks to discuss best practices and emphasize the importance of positive customer interactions.
Bob leads by example, leaning into a problem with the initiative and tenacity that reflects our â€œall-inâ€ attitude at Unico. In the last 12 months, Bob has implemented HVAC schedule optimization and afternoon â€œfree coolingâ€ within his portfolio, resulting in thousands of dollars in annual electricity savings. Bob has also implemented water efficiency policies, saving more than 878,000 gallons of water each year by installing low-flow fixtures throughout his properties.
We are truly fortunate to have a such a talented and friendly engineer amongst our team members. I strongly believe that Bob Minor embodies the qualities that are celebrated with this recognition and hope to learn of him being selected as a 2016 Property Hero in the weeks to come.
Interesting fact about finalist:
I am a motorcyclist and a Director of Membership for Five States in my spear time. I train members on motorcycle safety and that preventive maintenance is a key factor to a safe ride. This brings me to why I believe in the PM systems in my job, as it makes since that PMs means good operating buildings.
What they love most about their job:
That I get to work with great team members, doing what I love and that is serving people. I love that every day brings a new challenge and something different to the table.
The piece of work technology do they depend on most:
Years ago it was hand tools, but today it is computers. The ability to have good information at your fingertips and able to provide that to my team so they can do the needed maintenance to keep systems operating at peak efficiency.