Robert Seacat has degrees and post-graduate education in real estate and finance, criminal justice, and security management. In addition, he has six years' experience in investment banking, ten years' experience in law enforcement, six years teaching, and over fifteen years in facilities management and construction. Recognizing that most businesses need help in at least one, or possibly all, of these areas he founded Facilit8-ict to provide clients with whatever help they need in each discipline.
He is a member of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) and has earned the distinguished credential of Certified Facilities Manager (CFM).
Robert is also a Certified Commercial Property Inspector and a member of the Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA)
We serve a variety of clients with the most common element being the connection with commercial property. We offer full-service facilities management to owners/occupants so they can concentrate on running their business.
For sellers and/or brokers we offer differing levels of pre-list inspection services to provide honesty and peace-of-mind before showing a property to prospective buyers or tenants. Buyers can hire us for the same service(s) as part of their contract to purchase a property. Ideally, all parties to a transaction, whether it be ownership transfer, tenant occupancy, or management change, will cooperate and agree on inspection services.
Increasingly, commercial real estate lenders are showing concerns about risk reduction and collateral security. Commercial bankers and underwriters can request an inspection as a condition of loan approval.
Other clients might just need help understanding how to best provide for the safety and security of their property and employees. We will never try to sell our clients anything! We will consult and educate owners/occupants on what components make the most sense for them and their budget. If desired, we will even contact providers and negotiate the purchase, installation, and commissioning of alarms, access controls and video surveillance. We can even provide post-install training to employees.
Commercial property is typically much more complex than residential property. We can give all parties peace-of-mind in the course of ownership or management transfers. Whether working on behalf of sellers, buyers, brokers or even lessees, our goal is for all parties to act with integrity and build long-term relationshlps to everyone's benefit.
Very few companies actually employ a facilities manager or director due to the expense. We can fill that role without needing onsite office space, high salary (average mid-$70k in midwest), or benefits. We can even takeover management of existing contractual relationships, including periodic rebidding to insure you're getting the best deal for your budget.
We don't sell security systems but can use our experience to help you better understand your own needs. By designing your system, based on discussions with you onsite, we can balance the complexities of alarm systems, access controls, video surveillance, even biometrics, with your budget. We can even recommend and meet with providers of hardware, installation, and monitoring services. After install, we can provide user training for security systems and building controls, as well as occupant safety training for issues such as self-defense and active shooter response.