Michael Mroz is the Regional Accounts Practice Lead for eleven strategic alliance clients in the Western United States. The accounts include Microsoft, T Mobile, Intuit, Yahoo, and Intel. In this role Mike provides advisory services focused on all aspects of project management delivery (people, strategy, communication, reporting tools and processes) and ensures his regional project management clients have the right resources. He also acts as a ‘center of excellence,’ helping his project teams drive innovation and improvement by sharing best practices from other accounts.
As one of Jones Lang LaSalle’s most experienced resources in handling regional and global project management partnerships, Mike acts as a Regent for our Project Management University, providing guidance for project management training opportunities. Experience
Mike has more than 21 years of real estate experience, including nine years with Jones Lang LaSalle. From 2002 through 2008 he served as the Global Project Director for Jones Lang LaSalle’s Microsoft account. In this role he oversaw the delivery of Microsoft projects in 60 countries, including 55 cities across North America. During Mike’s tenure, our scope of responsibility continually increased from initially managing $105 million in capital projects annually to delivering move-add-change projects, large tenant improvements and finally, development management assignments. Last year his team managed more than $550 million in project volume across North America and another $375 million in EMEA and Asia/Pac.
Through his experience in overseeing projects in local markets across the region, Mike has developed a deep network of resources, i.e. vendors, contractors, architects. He also has a solid understanding of the local Jones Lang LaSalle resources available in each market, giving him the ability to match the right talent to the client and the assignment.
Drawing on his background in managing integrated real estate services, Mike was instrumental in the development of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Program Management model, utilized initially by the Microsoft team and now being utilized by several other Jones Lang LaSalle accounts. He also led development of the Integrated Process Map, which combined transaction management and project management processes into a single, integrated web-based process and training tool. The process map was awarded a da Vinci award for innovation by Jones Lang LaSalle. Mike also established the standards for global project management delivery for our Microsoft account.
In 2001 Mike managed the project management team supporting our Sun Microsystems account, with responsibility for the central United States and South America. Key projects delivered by his team include:
- Delivered $40 million in tenant improvements for office and testing labs
- Managed the design and construction of a six-building 140,000 s.f. K-12 Charter School for 1,200 students in eleven months
Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Mike worked with The Staubach Company. He served as the CRM for the firm’s Xcel Energy account, providing property and project management services for more than 900 properties in six states. His team met the client’s three-year goal by delivering 15 percent operating expense reduction in the first year.
Mike also spent 11 years as a Project Director in the Corporate Real Estate group at Morgan Stanley in New York and London.
Key projects included:
- Managed the design and construction of Morgan Stanley’s European Headquarters. This $750 million project was completed in 18 months, on schedule and budget. It also served as the kick-off project for the now vital Canary Wharf Development in London.
- Served as Project Director for 18 new European and US branches, with responsibilities including site selection, lease negotiations, management of the design and construction process, consultant and vendor analysis and selection, and occupancy.
- Managed the Project Planning Group, delivering over 16,000 moves, add change projects for 6,000 people annually
Mike holds a master’s of architecture from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies from North Dakota State University.
Mike is a licensed professional architect in the state of California, and he is a Six Sigma Green Belt Candidate in 2010. He won Jones Lang LaSalle’s highest innovation award (da Vinci Award) in 2005.