SARAH K. ABRAMS is Senior Vice President and Head of Global Real Estate for Iron Mountain, a $3 billion, Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Iron Mountain is the leader in information management services with lines of business ranging from records management to data protection and recovery to document management services and confidential shredding. The firm has operations in 35 countries and a real estate portfolio in excess of $US65 million in 1,100 locations. Ms. Abrams leads a global real estate team responsible for transactions, construction, facility management, data centers and real estate strategy and standards. Prior to joining Iron Mountain, Ms. Abrams was the president of Fidelity Real Estate Company where she led the division of Fidelity Investments responsible for providing corporate real estate and location strategy services to Fidelity's business units, nationally and internationally. In that role she developed over $US1.5 billion of real estate and managed a $US10 million of global real estate portfolio, which included office space, investor centers and critical computing environments. Prior to joining Fidelity in 1996, Ms. Abrams was a Senior Vice President at U.S. Trust, a Boston-based bank, where she ran its Real Estate Owned Department and established its first Environmental Risk Department. From 1988 to 1992, Ms. Abrams owned and operated the Trover Company, a real estate development and consulting firm.
Ms. Abrams began her career as a Project Manager for the Kirkland Group, a multi-family housing developer. She holds a BA in Economics, magna cum laude from Boston University, a JD degree from Cornell Law School and a Masters of Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ms. Abrams is the immediate past president and current Board member of the New England Chapter of CoreNet Global, former president and chairman and current member of the Board Management Committee for the Massachusetts Chapter of NAIOP-The Commercial Real Estate Development Association, former president and current member of the Industry Advisory Panel to the US Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations.