We add value to our clients through elevator expertise and sound business analysis
What Makes us Different
We fully understand the business pressures of property decision makers. Our business decks are thorough and concise to help property managers make the right decisions for their specific situation. We communicate using best methods speed, up to date office tools, and visualizations as appropriate. We translate elevator technical information into business friendly language that is easy to digest. We let data lead the way to the right answer rather than making recommendations imposed by loyalty to elevator companies. We set a billing structure that is appropriate to the engagement and client needs. Our preference is to bill by project and engagement rather than hourly.
City Place Dallas, TXPerformed Maintenance Evaluation, contract renegotiations and Modernization of 44 Elevators.
2013 - 2016
Merrill Lynch TowersMaintenance Evaluations: Evaluated maintenance on 99 elevators Provided clear report on areas of greatest need with specific changes that should be implemented.
2005 - 2009
Jones Lang LaSalle Acceptance Inspection: Confirmed completion of Double Decker Renovations AON Center Chicago with 48 Double Deck Elevators.
2006 - 2008
Bank of America Jacksonville, FLMaintenance Evaluation of 18 Elevators, Contract NEgotiation and enforcement of contract obligations.
2011 - 2016
Meet the specialists
Sanjay Kamani began his career at Otis Elevator Company where he engineered Electronic Monitoring Systems and Control Systems for Elevators. He was part of a “think tank” that developed over 28 worldwide patents and was responsible for developing state-of-the-art technologies in the elevator industry. He worked on a variety of global product development programs in the United States and worked with various international engineering centers. As a principal of Ascent Service and Technology, Sanjay developed client relationships and delivered management consulting services. His responsibilities included renegotiating long term maintenance contracts, providing turnkey project management services for large-scale construction projects and performing traffic studies.
In his previous career at The Stanley Works his accomplishments included delivering year over year improvements various divisions’ total cost structures. Sanjay delivered programs enabling the Tools Division to deliver over 11% net productivity over prior year.
Over a four year period more than $110 Million was delivered in shareholder value. Sanjay has over 24 years of industry experience with a specialty in powerful Team-based value analysis process that targets service and manufacturing processes for improvement.
Sanjay is the co-founder of TessT, LLC a New York based technology startup that has revolutionized the complete compliance process for property owners, managers and their supply chain. Mr. Kamani is also the CEO and President of Management Excellence a knowledge management and technology development company in Richmond, VA .
Mr. Kamani has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut, a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute in Hartford and an Undergraduate Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut.
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Alex Freeman started his career in the elevator industry in 2007 working side by side with Sanjay on multiple projects. Alex is an intense analyst looking through every detail to make sure our reports and inspections are complete, clean and timely. Coming from the report writing side of things Alex has flourished in elevator consulting through some of these notable projects: Bid management of a $3 Million modernization of a building in Philadelphia, Regular maintenance review of elevator service at the MET in NYC, Due diligence inspection of elevators for a $45 Million dollar investment into a high rise in Dallas, TX. He has also written specifications for maintenance and modernization contracts. Mr. Freeman earned a Bachelors of Philosophy from a liberal arts school and a Masters in Business from Virginia Commonwealth University. He had taught course in project management and business research. Outside of the elevator industry he has been a key data analyst in Marketing and the president of a monthly membership club that continues to strive. He is also six sigma certified and is pursuing a Vertical Transportation Management Professional certification.
Avinash has extensive proven experience in strategic planning, operational excellence, human resources, finance, IT, operations, compliance, and contracts for facilities management, construction and engineering industry. He is driven by innovation that relates to sustainability and financial viability. He has 20 + years of private and public sector experience, and has a strong background in engineering and management. He is driven by innovation that relates to sustainability and financial viability. Avinash has Master's degree in Management from Kelley School of Business and Master's degree in Engineering from the University of Toledo. He is IFMA certified Facility Management Professional and Sustainability Facilities Professional.
He has worked for United technologies, Otis Elevators on development of new elevators and trouble shooting elevator issues. He has managed 175+ elevators at University of Houston. He developed the preventive maintenance program and the capital plan for elevators. He developed has design guidelines for elevators.
Avinash has held positions of leadership at public and private Universities such as University of Houston, Washington State University in St Louis and Florida A&M University. His responsibilities included strategic and operational development of University's Space planning, Capital projects, construction, IT and Finance for facilities of over 140+ buildings, 420+ acres of land, and 3.6+million gross square feet of space, operations budget of $20M and capital budget of $567M.
His strategic insight and detail oriented execution and resulted in generation of multi million dollars in revenue and operational savings.
He has presented at various international and national conferences hosted by organizations such as IFMA, FMA, and Gulf Coast Green on a) Sustainability and b) Leadership and collaboration. He has also given visiting lectures on Financial management and controls and Facilities Management at Florida A&M University. He has formalized and led the Facilities Internship program to provide graduate students with experience opportunity.