Lynn Owen

Principal, Project Management

Cresa Ottawa

130 Slater Street
Suite 1000
Ottawa, ON K1P 6E2
613.688.7200 main
613.688.7200 ext 1004 dd
613.302.7277 cell
613.688.7201 fax
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Lynn has planned and managed a variety of renovation, new construction and speciality projects over the past 20 years in her capacity as Project Manager and Facilities Consultant.  The combination of Lynn’s experience as hands-on corporate manager and independent consultant uniquely positions her to understand and manage the many challenges and complexities encountered by clients throughout the planning, transaction and implementation of a project. 

Lynn is responsible for providing the full scope of strategic consulting and project management services on behalf of Cresa clients including: needs assessments and strategic plan development; construction process coordination, project budgeting and scheduling; project team assembly; design review and management; coordination of all project consultants, contractors and vendors; contract administration, field observation, furniture & fixture procurement, and move management.

Professional Experience

Cresa Ottawa                            2011-Present    Principal, Project Management

Independent Consultant            2008 – 2011      Facilities Consultant & Project Management

ZW Group Inc.                           2006 – 2008      Program Manager

Cognos Corporation                  2000 – 2006      Manager, Corporate Facilities

JetForm Corporation                 1997 – 2000      Director, Facilities & Project Logistics

                                                                            Manager, Facilities Planning

Fulcrum Technologies                1991 – 2000     Manager, Facilities & Manufacturing Operations

                                                                            Corporate Services Coordinator


  • Facility Management Program: Facilities Management Development Inc

  • Virtual Facilities: International Facilities Management Association

  • Project Management: Algonquin College

  • Management Principals: Algonquin College

  • Commercial Arts: Cambrian College

Select Clients

BAE Systems Projects (Canada) Ltd - Project Management

IMS Brogan – Planning & Project Management

N-Able Technologies – Facilities Specification & Space Strategy

March Networks – Needs Assessment

Canadian LNP Consortium Inc. – Needs Assessment & Project Management

Allen Vanguard Ottawa Consolidation Project – Planning & Project Management

Allen Vanguard Ogdensburg Production Plant Fit up – Planning & Project Management

Cognos Corporate Headquarters Expansion – Planning & Project Management

JetForm Customer Service Centre/Ireland – Planning & Project Management

Ottawa Distress Centre – Planning & Project Management

Management & Facilitation Strengths

  • A solid background in staff management including resource planning, recruiting,  training, career development and performance management.
  • Experienced in facilitating cross-function teams and delivering a  successful conclusion. Able to motivate others to achieve goals through individual initiative and teamwork. 
  • Sound instincts for developing viable strategies to achieve goals; well-organized, versatile and thorough in managing diverse responsibilities without compromising quality.  Creative, resourceful and practical in developing workable solutions to problems; able to deliver results under pressure.