Vice President of Global Real Estate and Facilities
John Schoettler is Vice President of Amazon’s Global Real Estate and Facilities (GREF) team. GREF’s mission is to provide a secure, sustainable and efficient work environment to accommodate growth and enable Amazon employees to innovate and delight customers. Over the past 19 years, John’s team has overseen Amazon’s corporate real estate portfolio expand from 1MM square feet to more than 40MM across more than 50 countries. Additionally, John’s team also oversees Amazon Corporate Security, Employee Health and Safety and Business Continuity, as well as Amazon’s Corporate Travel program. John is deeply committed to the community. His foresight and leadership led to Amazon’s collaboration with community organizations such as FareStart and Mary’s Place. His vision to create a temporary homeless shelter in a repurposed motel for over 250 families led to the development of permanent shelter on Amazon’s urban campus for the families Mary’s Place serve. John is also the past Chair of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the boards of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Seattle Association, Cascade Public Media (KCTS9), Seattle Children’s Hospital and Washington State University Board of Regents.