Paul E. Larkins, RA, CFM, MCR.w, CCIM
Paul Larkins has more than 25 years of leadership experience guiding corporate real estate strategy and direction. As an Architect, he has successfully combined his education and construction background to provide overall insight and knowledge to large corporations. As the leader of corporate real estate strategy, Paul has provided long range vision and overview of real estate requirements while balancing the needs of the business to achieve the optimal space solutions. Paul has performed wide range of management activities for the Unum ensuring the successful delivery of complex interrelated projects across the company for the past 15 years. He has been an instrumental advocate for integrating information and corporate best practices to achieve cost restructuring to deliver best of class customer service.
Paul’s exceptional track record of facility and capital improvements has refocused management’s views of the real estate impact to profitability and importance of metric reporting and scorecard measurements for facility performance and efficiency. Paul has previously worked for a large number of Fortune 500 companies and since with Unum has expanded his role to include heading up the corporate sustainability, overseeing all transaction management and workplace strategy.
Paul resides in Chattanooga, TN as Unum headquarters, who is the nations’ largest disability insurer, with offices in over 40 cities and 3 countries with 10,000 employees and a portfolio of almost 3.0 million square feet of space. He holds an MBA from the University of Tennessee, BA of Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology and retains architecture licensure in 5 states, a Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM), a Certified Facility Manager from IFMA as a member for 20 years, a LEED AP professional, and recently was awarded a Master of Corporate Real Estate from CoreNET.