History

Precision. Technology. Expertise. These have been watchwords for our Facility Survey team since Day One. Fast-forward to the present and our team has surveyed over 14,800 individual facilities and millions of square feet. We’ve walked the floors of Starbucks, Outback Steakhouse, lululemon, Petco, and hundreds of other firms, both large and small.  Our services have grown from our Los Angeles backyard to national and international deployments. And our focus now has expanded to embrace successful projects in Higher Education, Healthcare, Commercial Office, Restaurant, Warehouse, Grocery, and Military facilities in addition to our deep Retail roots. Our expansive range of experience, breadth of cutting-edge technology tools, and the depth of our team’s survey expertise are ready to come together to meet all your facility information needs.

Philosophy

Our philosophy is simple. We want to partner with you to provide the highest quality, most accurate information about your building and to allow you to visualize it directly on any smart device. To do that, we continuously research and deploy the latest in survey technologies. So whether is a Virtual Tour, a CAD drawing, a Revit model, an SIR or ADA report, we deliver complete information when and where you need it and within your budget. It doesn’t matter if you have 1000 facilities or a single environment, we’ll bring the right technology and methodology to meet your project needs.

Leadership

Jason Tropp LEED AP

VP ARCHITECTURE AND FACILITY SERVICES
Revolutions Per Minute. It’s how most of us knew how to shift gears before cars became electric and started to drive themselves! For Jason, an avid snowboarder, tennis player and supporter of the Cycle for Survival charity, we can safely assume he is always in top gear. It comes from 22 years of industry experience directing construction and facility assessment projects, including 76 overseas. It comes from having supervised over 12,000 as-built site and ADA surveys. It comes from researching and testing the latest emerging technologies, including advanced mobile facility scanning. It’s all in a busy career’s work for this LEED Accredited Professional who knew since high school this was the career for him. And while studying architecture at the University of Southern California, that career came knocking. Since joining Menemsha 14 years ago, we’ve watched him build high performing teams that really deliver for our clients, both in the private and public sectors. From shopping center redevelopment to higher education, healthcare to retail, for clients like Citibank, Best Buy, Starbucks, the University of Kentucky and the Federal Defense Commissary Agency, to name but a few. Our clients know him for his life-long interest in technology and his passion for ensuring their expectations are 100% met. And for leading his teams to take the RPM redline just a little bit higher every time.

Lizette Vargas

DIRECTOR OF FACILITY SERVICES
With 18 years in the industry, working in highly technical environments, Lizette is a powerhouse. In her role as Senior Project Manager, she focuses on implementing new technologies and  oversees a team delivering facility as-built documentation, including laser scanning, 3D Virtual Reality photography, site investigation reports, ADA assessment, and due diligence research.  Fluent in Spanish and English, she holds several degrees, with studies focused on architectural drafting, finance, business, and leadership.  Liz is a CAD and Revit specialist and is completing PMP certification. Outside of work, she finds time for volunteer efforts targeting the homeless and coaching youth volleyball. Does she ever sleep?

Yuri Osipov LEED AP

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, a Bachelor of Arts in Music, and a FAA pilot certification, Yuri’s expertise reflects the art and science of our industry. Fluent in both English and Spanish, he brings precision and an ability to orchestrate diverse elements to the daily operations of quality control, technology, and standards for our Facility Services division. And with a California General Contractor’s license and over 19 years of architectural and construction management experience in design and development, Yuri has managed clients across a wide range of industries including commercial office, retail, restaurant, mall development, mixed use, multi family, and financial services. From this experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of design, facility survey and documentation, accessibility, field operations, construction, and administrative services. Clearly, the sky’s the limit!

Darina Sokanthong

Director of Client Development
Darina joined Menemsha with a background in managing multi-million-dollar hotel and retail projects. Her strong ability to balance the “big picture” with intricate project details allows her to effectively analyze projects by foreseeing and responding to issues before they arise, devising process improvements, increasing efficiency, and streamlining operations. Darina ensures projects stay on schedule and on budget through all facets of communication. She has worked with clients such as Simon Properties, Hyatt, InterContinental Hospitality Group, Westfield Group, Regency Centers and Woodspring Hotels.

Tom Speroni

EXECUTIVE VP / PRINCIPAL
After earning a degree in Business from the University of Denver, where Tom also studied Real Estate and Construction Management, he found himself in Seattle, WA. Leveraging his academic and hands-on construction experience, he positioned himself at the forefront of the expansion for a little-known local coffee shop chain poised for growth. Five years later, his entrepreneurial spirit started calling. Tom departed his senior role to become a partner at Menemsha. With the client’s perspective in focus, he pioneered an innovative Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) process for retail expansion. Working with fast-growing national restaurant and retail chains, he leveraged his Seattle expertise to streamline the development process and to accelerate store openings. Later, bringing this strategy into the healthcare sector, he successfully applied a similar approach to dialysis centers, Lasik eye surgery clinics, and dental offices. A recognized industry advocate for the pursuit and embrace of technology to create an edge in commercial development, Tom is a sought-after speaker on the benefits of Integrated Project Development and synergistic retail rollouts.

Clients

Clients seek out Menemsha for our unique mix of professional services that ensure accountability, value, and quality in a scalable model.