Indiana University

Indiana University names Shokrina Beering to lead real estate, space management units

  • Sept. 9, 2014


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Shokrina Radpour Beering, an Indianapolis attorney with extensive experience in real estate, business and finance law, has been named Indiana University associate vice president for capital planning and facilities.

Beering will be in charge of the university’s real estate function and will oversee the space management, planning and information units of the Office of the Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities. She will serve as attorney for the office, working with the university counsel office.

“Shokrina Beering is a highly regarded leader in the Indiana legal and real estate communities, and her skills and experience will prove invaluable to Indiana University,” said Thomas Morrison, vice president for capital planning and facilities. “I am extremely pleased that she has agreed to take on this important position in the IU administration.”

Since 2009, Beering has been a managing partner with the Indianapolis office of Plunkett Cooney, a multistate law firm based in Michigan, where her practice focused on commercial real estate, business and finance. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., she previously worked at the Cohen & Malad and Bingham McHale law firms in Indianapolis and was vice president and counsel with Banc One Corp.

She has been a board member and past board chairwoman of the Villages of Indiana, the largest private provider of services to abused and neglected children in the state; and a founding member and past chairwoman of IndyCREW, an organization supporting women in commercial real estate. She was named a 2011 Woman of Influence by the Indianapolis Business Journal.

She has a J.D. degree from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis; and an M.S. in counseling and student personnel and a B.A. in English education, both from Purdue University.

Beering will provide leadership to university and campus administration, consultants and other entities regarding capital planning and the management of campus facilities and real estate holdings. She will manage the University Real Estate Office and oversee the acquisition and management of property. She also will coordinate planning for optimal use of facilities; work on IU projects with government agencies; represent the university before state boards and commissions; and develop and maintain strong relationships with local and regional officials.

She was selected for the IU associate vice president position from a highly qualified field of external candidates through an extensive interview process. Her duties include those formerly carried out by Lynn Coyne, who retired as assistant vice president for real estate. She began work for IU this week.

The Office of the Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities is responsible for ensuring that IU has the facilities and infrastructure that are essential to meeting the university’s Principles of Excellence while recognizing the important of historical stewardship, an environment that reflects IU’s values, and growth to meet future needs in accordance with long-term campus master plans.

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