VFA Canada Corporation announced that client Infrastructure Ontario received its 2014 CapStar Award for the innovative application of software technology or business process to support facilities capital planning and management. VFA President and CEO Jerry Kokos and Susan Anson, President of VFA Canada Corporation jointly presented the award to Infrastructure Ontario on May 5 during a ceremony at its 10th VFA Connections customer conference in Boston.
Infrastructure Ontario is an agency of the government of Ontario, Canada and is dedicated to delivering some of the province’s larger and more complex infrastructure renewal projects, on time and on budget; managing one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada and providing real estate services, such as asset management and property and land management. Infrastructure Ontario also provides the public sector and not-for-profit organizations with long-term financing to renew public infrastructure. The real estate portfolio includes 5,300 buildings and structures (approximately 46 million square feet) and 150,000 acres of land. About half of the facilities managed by Infrastructure Ontario are older than 40 years of age.
In addition to improved data and analytics, working with VFA also inspired changes in Infrastructure Ontario’s business processes. Best practices inherent in the platform along with insight and experience from VFA paved the way for process improvements, resulting in a truly comprehensive solution.
“VFA is pleased to recognize Infrastructure Ontario with the 2014 CapStar Award,” Kokos said. “We selected this organization from hundreds of VFA clients for demonstrating a leading-edge approach to facilities capital planning.”
Jerry Kokos, President of VFA Inc., Susan Anson, President of VFA Canada, and Ron Fraser, Director, Capital Planning at Infrastructure Ontario
Ron Fraser, Director, Capital Planning at Infrastructure Ontario, and Susan Anson, President of VFA Canada