JULIE WHELAN is a Vice President of Global Real Estate for State Street Corporation based in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Whelan has been with State Street since 2005 starting out as a Business Analyst in the Portfolio Planning Department. She now has a global reach over the 8.5M SF portfolio with direct responsibility for the research, analytics, technology, and risk functions on behalf of Global Real Estate at State Street. She plays an active role in optimizing the real estate portfolio, standardizing the tools and processes used to make real estate decisions, identifying and promoting new geographies and implementing critical real estate applications. The nature of her role makes her a change agent for State Street in this critical time of reinvention for many corporations. Ms. Whelan holds her undergraduate degree from Providence College and her MBA from Suffolk University. She has also completed the Commercial Real Estate Program at Boston University.