GENERAL MANAGER, FACILITIES SERVICES GROUP
Tia has a diverse background in real estate, construction and property management spanning more than 18 years. In her current position, Tia’s teams help Welty’s clients creatively reduce operating costs via technical reviews, vendor management and asset/facility management programs. Tia is actively involved with a number of civic and professional organizations including Leadership Akron (Class 30), Goodwill Industries International, Akron Children’s Hospital Shower Family Foundation – and almost anything related to Greek culture.
Words to live by:
Never regret thy fall, O Icarus of the fearless flight
For the greatest tragedy of them all
Is never to feel the burning light.
Miles traveled between Akron & Greece
Years of Facility Management
Q&A session with: Tia Farmakidis
Why you love what you do?
I love real estate. I am passionate about asset protection, real estate and development.
Where do you come up with your best ideas?
Running in my neighborhood as I assess each property’s needs.
What is your fondest industry memory?
My dad took me to bid meetings when I was young and let me clean up construction sites. It may have also involved going for ice cream. I’ve always loved it!
What is the proudest moment of your career?
Joining Welty. It marries my entrepreneurial spirit, core work needs and offers the perfect amount of stress and reward.