Carlos Villarreal, CST
Senior Vice President
Commercial Real Estate Services
33 North LaSalle Street, Suite #1730
Chicago, IL 60602
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With over 30 years
of Commercial Real Estate experience, Carlos Villarreal, CST serves as Senior
Vice President of Whelan Security. In
his role, he is responsible for overseeing the 10 - Star High Rise Office
Security Programs in Whelan's 39 markets across the United States and provides
consultative support to hundreds of high-rise, mid-rise, campus and mix-used
office buildings across the United States.
Prior to Mr.
Villarreal's current position, he served as Vice President of National Security
and Life Safety for Trizec Properties.
Mr. Villarreal was instrumental in developing a national platform
including comprehensive and state-of-the-art systems and procedures designed to
promote the safety and security of Trizec's 110,000 building customers. He is the former Director of Security at the
Sears Tower, now known as the Willis Tower, from 1997 to 2004 and was directly
responsible for a six-million dollar capital improvement program to redesign
the entire security and life safety program post 9/11. He has also worked for the prestigious
Chicago based real estate development firm, The John Buck Company.
A veteran of the
U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Villarreal is a Certified Security Trainer (CST) with
the Academy of Security Educators and Trainers.
Mr. Villarreal is the past chair of the Commercial Real Estate Council
for ASIS and past chair for the Building Owners and Managers Association's
Given his 30 plus
years of industry experience and his involvement in numerous real estate,
security and related trade associations, Mr. Villarreal is a frequent writer,
speaker and media resource on matters related to national security, emergency
response and life safety, ranging from terrorist attacks to natural and
Mr. Villarreal was
the recipient of the BOMA Chicago 2010 Golden Circle Award for his leadership
in developing and facilitating BOMA's annual emergency preparedness tabletop