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66 SEPTEMBER 2016 How long have you been with McKesson? a nd how long have you been in corporate real estate (C re )? I have been with McKesson for two years and in corporate real estate for over 25 years. I was brought in to continue a transformational effort to re-align the real estate function more as a shared service. Prior to that, I was at Kaiser Permanente for almost nine years where I led the real estate function and business strategy focused on innovation and shared services. The CRE function was somewhat non-traditional, focused on long-term land development and several ground- up health care development projects around the country. I'm a big believer in leveraging outsourcing and technology to effect a broader strategy for the corporation. Why build when you can buy? I did that at Kaiser Permanente, and I'm doing it now at McKesson. I have very deep relationships in the services business and understand what it takes to provide integrated services across multiple disciplines. Before that, I was head of real estate for Montgomery Securities and involved in a variety of other investment banking and financial businesses. It wasn't just corporate real estate, but corporate real estate plus a variety of other support functions and corporate infrastructure, including data centers, trading floors and so on. Before that, I was at Charles Schwab in cor- porate real estate, and before that at DHL World Michael "Mike" Huaco Senior Vice President and Global Head of Real Estate McKesson Corporation Express. Prior to that, I started my career at Bank of America right out of graduate school. I was there for about seven years, in both commercial lending and corporate real estate. What do you see as your biggest accomplishment? I'd say my biggest accomplishment has been the ability to pull together a high-performance team to drive transformative change in large organizations, expand the role of CRE beyond its traditional walls and expand the value proposi- tion of what we do. This requires getting much more involved in other corporate functions like IT and HR, and driving change in areas that are not traditionally seen as CRE, including how to set up a shared-services function. One recent accomplishment has been to drive an enterprise workforce initiative at McKes- son to answer, where should McKesson be in terms of its workforce? We worked closely with HR and several other business units to establish several large strategic hubs around the country. Another accomplishment I'm proud of is the development of our end-to-end Six Sigma process around our end-to-end CRE delivery model. It's a different approach to managing our corporate real estate portfolio, and it has driven a whole different set of solutions that are more holistic, leveraged through technology. I'm also proud of our new enterprise sustainability program where we leveraged the Sustainability Roundtable and CBRE to develop a best-in-class program. What's one of your favorite quotes? "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm," by Winston Churchill. What is the last book you read? "The Third Wave" by Steve Case. People would be surprised to know . . . I really enjoy the outdoors. I'm a big opera fan, and I also have a large wine collection. What was the best advice you ever received? Dan Costello, former head of CRE at Bank of America, was kind of a legend back in the day in CRE. Unfortunately, he has now passed away. When I was first starting out he told me that everything is negotiable, and that it's important to stay strategic; don't get caught up in the weeds. i f not in C re , what would you be? I would probably be in commercial real estate sales. What is your favorite pastime? One is travel. I do a lot of global travel. I also enjoy spending time outdoors, such as mountain climbing and hiking. And, spending time with my family. What do you want your legacy to be? I have built some very solid teams over the years, bringing talented people together and inspiring them to think differently, innovate, and think out of the box to create new and better ways of doing things. I've also hosted several col- lege interns over the years, mentoring them and providing a platform for growth in CRE. They are the workforce of the future. t ell us about your family. I have been married to my wife, Susan, for 24 years. I have two girls, Elizabeth and Natalie, who are 18 and 16. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, and this has been home to my family for three generations. CORPORATE PARTNER PROFILE

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