• Greg Owens
38 episodes
The Watching Paint Dry podcast features today's top facility managers, property managers, and property owners where they talk about the challenges and opportunities of managing hundreds of thousands of square feet of real estate and how to beautify and improve their properties.

Episodes

How to Develop Your Career in the Construction Industry with Andrew Gardner, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Peacock Construction
2021 Apr 2045m 53s
In this episode of Watching Paint Dry, Greg Owens is joined by Andrew Gardner, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Peacock Construction, to discuss everything you need to know about the construction industry. Andrew shares how he landed his current role, his steps for overcoming current challenges, trends to look for in the industry, and how you can get your career started. Stay tuned.
The Future of Growth in the Security Services Industry with Nils Welin, CEO of ProGuard Security Services
2021 Apr 1343m 37s
In this episode of Watching Paint Dry, Greg Owens is joined by Nils Welin, serial entrepreneur and CEO of ProGuard Security Services, to talk about changes taking place within the security industry. Nils discusses the obstacles his company’s faced, security robots and the future of technology, and how you can start your career in the security services industry. Stay tuned!
Collaboration, Communication, and a Team-Centered Approach with Alyssa Cooper, Manager of Facilities and Asset Management at Philz Coffee
2021 Apr 0648m 54s
Listen to this week’s episode of Watching Paint Dry, as Greg Owens talks with Alyssa Cooper, Manager of Facilities and Asset Management at Philz Coffee, about the detailed roles within the facilities management industry. Alyssa discusses Philz’s development through the pandemic, what she has learned throughout her career, and her advice for anyone looking to get their start as a facilities manager. Stay tuned.
Growing Your Entrepreneurial Skills with Mark Schmidt, Owner of Unicorn Group
2021 Mar 3044m 27s
In this episode of Watching Paint Dry, Greg Owens sits down with Mark Schmidt, Owner of Unicorn Group, to talk about the ways you can grow as an entrepreneur. Mark discusses new technologies, the most effective ways to challenge yourself, and how to bring creativity into the workplace. He also shares insight from his own experience as he leads, learns, and innovates within the printing industry. Stay tuned.
Navigating Changes in the Workplace with Michael Yorker, Facilities Management Consultant
2021 Mar 2337m 23s
In this episode of Watching Paint Dry, Greg Owens is joined by Michael Yorker, Facilities Management Consultant. Together, they discuss how life has transformed during the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically within the facilities management industry. Michael talks about what it’s like to be a facilities management consultant in the age of the coronavirus, his favorite technological advancements, and how you can begin a career in the industry. Stay tuned.
Getting Creative with Your Value with Heidi Duffy, Asset Manager at Meridian
2021 Mar 1633m 38s
On this episode of Watching Paint Dry, Greg Owens sits down with Heidi Duffy, Asset Manager at Meridian, to talk about the world of asset management. Together, they discuss the importance of getting creative when adding value, the market in Tucson, and Meridian’s two main business lines. Plus, Heidi shares how she got started in the industry and how you can, too.
Embracing and Servicing the HVAC Industry with Joe Williams, President of Package Unit Pros
2021 Mar 0934m 49s
In the week's episode of Watching Paint Dry, host Greg Owens sits down with Joe Williams, President of Package Unit Pros. They discuss the benefits of trade as a career path, how Package Unit Pros has adjusted their business to keep their customers and employees safe, and the importance of small business in reviving the economy. Joe also shares his advice for anyone interested in the construction or HVAC industries. Stay tuned.
Exploring the World of HVAC Service with Christian Grzywinski of Therma
2021 Mar 0237m 34s
On this episode of Watching Paint Dry, Christian Grzywinski of Therma joins Greg Owens to offer his personal insight as a project manager. Christian discusses his own entry into the field, Therma’s specialties, and the newest innovations in the industry. He also talks about the opportunities available for up-and-coming workers in HVAC companies. Listen in to hear all of this and more!
The Future of Environmentally Sustainable Workplaces with Hafsa Burt, President and Managing Principal at HB+A Architects
2021 Feb 2334m 39s
In this week's episode of Watching Paint Dry, host Greg Owens sits down with President and Managing Principal of HB+A Architects, Hafsa Burt. They discuss functionality over trends, environmentally sustainable buildings, and how COVID-19 regulations will change office floor plans. Hafsa also shares her tips for creating a better work-from-home office layout and how students can learn more about the architectural industry. Stay tuned.
The Future of Facility Management and Co-Working Spaces with Peter Ankerstjerne, Chief Strategy Officer at Planon
2021 Feb 1642m 26s
In this week's episode of Watching Paint Dry, host Greg Owens is joined by Peter Ankerstjerne, Chief Strategic Officer of Planon, and Chairman of the Board of IFMA. They discuss the future of remote work, how data can help businesses become sustainable, and why the workplace will become an even bigger social hub in the next ten years. Peter shares why co-working spaces are needed more than ever during the pandemic and the unique opportunity hotels and resorts have to step into the co-working industry.