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Lloyd named director of Space Management Office

June 28, 2016 By Steve Wagner
Photo: Bascom Hall seen from the air

The director of the Space Management Office is responsible for the management of a comprehensive program for collecting, maintaining and analyzing space utilization information for 17 million square feet of academic and research space. Photo: Jeff Miller

Brent Lloyd has been named the new director of the Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) Space Management Office, where he will keep tabs on more than 17 million square feet of academic and research space on campus. He began serving in the role June 13.

Previously, Lloyd was the assistant director for space and real estate services within the Space Management Office. He has more than 17 years of experience in space management with considerable expertise in the analysis and allocation of space assignments for office, research and learning spaces at UW–Madison. Prior to joining the Space Management Office in 2006, he leased facilities statewide as an enterprise contract officer for the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration.

Photo: Brent Lloyd

Brent Lloyd

“I am pleased that Brent has agreed to continue serving FP&M in his new role,” says Bill Elvey, associate vice chancellor for facilities planning and management. “Brent’s extensive institutional experience and knowledge of UW–Madison’s real estate holdings, as well as his deep understanding of Wisconsin, UW System, and university policies and procedures make him extremely well-suited to be successful as the new director of the Space Management Office.”

The director of the Space Management Office is responsible for the management of a comprehensive program for collecting, maintaining and analyzing space utilization information. The director also manages programs that identify, assign and acquire space and real property resources required for all academic, research and administrative units on and off campus, and that provide and support modern learning spaces with enhanced instructional technology. The Space Management Office provides space planning and analysis, classroom planning and management, and real estate and lease administration services for the UW–Madison campus.

“I am honored to be selected as the director of the Space Management Office and look forward to continuing to support our great campus community while also developing new and innovative ways to more effectively manage and allocate space at the university,” says Lloyd.

Lloyd says he was interested in this position because of the variety of work performed by the office.

“We collaborate with multiple campus entities as we strive to meet the space needs of our university,” Lloyd says. “FP&M employs talented staff who provide the infrastructure required for the day-to-day campus operations. I’m always impressed by the dedication of the FP&M workforce. They work hard every day to keep our facilities functioning to support learning and research.”

Lloyd grew up 20 miles north of Madison in Poynette and still occupies his boyhood home with his wife and two sons. As a child, he spent many hours in the barn training harness horses with his father.

“Even though the makeshift racetrack we built has been overtaken by trees, I have very fond memories of the horses that occupied our four-stall barn,” Lloyd says. “These days, our family free time is often filled with youth sporting events as both our boys play baseball, football and hockey. We enjoy camping and fishing and are especially looking forward to a family fishing trip in Canada this summer.”

Lloyd succeeds Doug Rose, who retired in April.