Mich Sauers has launched his own firm – Global Facility Solutions Associates, based in St. Petersburg, Fla, USA. Sauers said:
Our main value-add is our experience. We speak from knowledge of visiting thousands of venues; we know the comparables, what the opposition is doing, the latest opportunities.
We expect to work with owners and architects who are looking to build a new facility and from existing facilities who need assistance. For example, when researching a new ticketing service, or looking at the facility from a safety point of view or maximising suite revenue.
Sauers has spent the last 14 years with Comcast-Spectacor in Philadelphia and led global development of its venue consulting and operating business. He explained:
When it comes to design, we don’t care what colour you paint the building but we want to get the spacial relationships right. We’ve seen lots of examples of where it can go wrong, when there’s a lack of storage space, the box office is in the wrong position or the scoreboard operators can’t see the scoreboard.
Please think of GFS Associates for everything from pre-opening services to complete facility evaluations. We have a roster of professional consultants, each with over 25 years of experience in arenas, stadiums and convention, trade and expo centres.
Global Facility Solutions Associates consultants:
- Pat Condon – Finance, Auditing and Compliance
- Fred Maglione – Ticketing
- Tom Paquette – Operations Arenas and Stadiums
- Larry Rubin – Public Relations and Marketing
- Dick Sherwood – Commercial Rights and Sports Marketing
- Barry Strafacci – Operations Convention, Trade and Expo Centers