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Lekesha serves as a Real Estate Manager for Foundry Commercial. Lekesha is an integral member of the team assisting with the management of over 1.5 million square feet of industrial and retail properties.

The foray into Commercial Real Estate was a natural progression stemming from a career path as a licensed real estate agent, professional stager of residential and commercial properties and leasing agent of a 380-unit multi-family residential community.

As an industry professional, Lekesha brings to the table a refined skill set in business development, customer focused services, and business administration. Lekesha possesses an innate desire to produce results that challenge conventional methods, Lekesha’s personal mantra rings true. “Some will accept the status quo while leaders will challenge it”.

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Richard comes to Foundry with experience in office brokerage and property management. Having managed nearly 1 million square feet of Class A office space, and having leased highly desirable neighborhood office buildings, he is an expert in commercial building operations. His properties always reflect his belief that any small detail can make a lasting impression on prospective or existing tenants. He excels at hospitality and ensures his every interaction is a great experience for customers and clients. As most excellent property managers do, Richard stops at nothing to accomplish what needs to be done: finding a way around any obstacle.

His career began in Washington, D.C. where he worked in market research before moving to property management. After relocating to Atlanta, he managed several class A office assets on behalf of Cushman & Wakefield. In that time, he served as an inclusive manager of several teams, a shrewd executor of lease terms, and oversaw roughly $20M in capital improvement projects – many resulting from his own recommendations to asset managers.

Richard hails from Cleveland, Ohio, a city for which he is nostalgic, but Atlanta has been his home since 2017. He now lives in Atlanta’s Cabbagetown neighborhood with his husband Patrick and their Golden Retriever, Hank.

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Brittany Vande Velde started with Foundry Commercial Real Estate as an Assistant Property Manager and promoted 2022 to Real Estate Manager, managing multiple portfolios. Properties under management that Brittany oversees or teams with are 285,000 SF of retail centers, 217,000 SF of Flex/Office Warehouse and 231,000 SF of Class A office space for combined 733K SF. Brittany’s ability to work with a variety of assets and owners is a testament of her hard work and devotion to her role as Real Estate Manager.

Prior to joining Foundry in November 2020, Brittany managed and leased multifamily residential for 9+ years for MAA.

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Tony Santitoro is a Lead Building Engineer for the Raleigh market industrial and office properties. Tony brings with him 12 years of experience in building maintenance and a background in custom cabinets furniture and woodworking. Tony has experience with fire, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems. Tony is focused and prides himself on providing great customer service and tenant relations. Prior to joining Foundry Commercial, Tony worked for Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer Raleigh. Tony is responsible for over one million square feet of industrial and office properties for Foundry Commercial. Tony is also the recipient of the 2022 GEM (Going the extra mile) Award from Foundry Commercial.

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Devin serves as Real Estate Manager in Charlotte. As an integral part of the Building Management team, Devin provides day to day leadership of vendor services, building maintenance and operations, tenant relations, and accounting and lease administration support.

Devin began his career in real estate while attending the University of Missouri where he received his BS in Business and Hospitality and worked for a student housing operator off campus. After receiving his Broker’s license in Illinois, Devin worked as a broker in the luxury apartment leasing and development industry. Eventually this led to property management, where he was responsible for apartment renovations, property capital improvements, operating budgets, and investor relations for a portfolio of 750 units including mixed use communities with commercial space.

Devin now manages a blend of retail and industrial properties with an expertise in capital projects and tenant improvements, vendor management, and accounts receivable.

Devin is a customer service CRE professional who brings a hospitality mindset and training to the properties he works for and the clients he serves.

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Lauren Villnow serves as Real Estate Manager in the Nashville area supporting the management of over 2 million SF of Class A Office, Retail, and Industrial assets. Her responsibilities include annual budgeting, monthly financial reporting, expense reconciliations, property inspections, and project management. In addition, she manages tenant satisfaction and relations, maintains vendor contracts and relationships, and oversees day-to-day management of maintenance personnel.

Prior to Foundry Commercial, Lauren began her career in Managed Care Contracting in Atlanta before moving to Nashville and working in Private Equity for 3 years. Lauren transitioned to Real Estate Management with Welltower, Inc. in 2018 as a Property Administrator and then as Assistant Real Estate Manager beginning in 2020 managing medical office buildings in the Midwest and greater Nashville and Knoxville areas. As an AREM, she directly managed 360,000 SF across five medical office buildings serving several hospital systems.

Outside of the office, Lauren enjoys outdoor activities like running, hiking, biking, camping, and kayaking with her husband, Joseph, and Australian Shepherd, Hannah.

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Rob Polischuck serves as Senior Real Estate Manager in Orlando, FL. Rob brings over six years of property and project management experience including facilities management, retail, and industrial property management.

Rob holds accreditation as a Certified Manager of Commercial Properties (CMCP) through BOMI International and is actively pursuing his BOMI RPA Designation.

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Terry Holmes is the Real Estate Manager in Atlanta, Georgia for Foundry Commercial and has over 27 years of experience in the real estate industry. Terry specializes in many aspects of commercial, industrial, and retail property operations. She is very organized with experience in monthly financial reporting, preparation of annual budgets and accounting systems.

Her achievements include capital improvements, tenant buildouts, tenant relocations, speculative suites and roof installation while utilizing strong administrative skills in CAM reconciliations, tenant billings and invoice processing. Her greatest contribution is the daily interaction with tenants, vendors, asset managers and building staff. She has been a member of BOMA Atlanta since 2003.

Terry enjoys working with her church on community events such as the Clothes Closet and the Outreach Ministry which provides food, empowerment, education, and encouragement to families in need. Prior to joining Foundry, Terry worked for Crocker Partners at Regions Plaza, Parkway Properties for 6 years and Cousins Properties for 11 years.

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Nancy Kitterman is a Senior Real Estate Manager for Foundry Commercial in Raleigh, North Carolina. With over thirteen years of experience in various aspects of commercial real estate, Nancy has a demonstrated track record for results. Nancy currently manages University Place, a 375,000 square foot life-style shopping center in Chapel Hill North Carolina. She joins the Foundry Team having served the project in various roles for the past nine years. During that time, Nancy has been involved in all aspects of the strategic planning, re-development, renovations, management, leasing and re-branding of University Place. She has been involved in securing over 125,000 square feet of new leases for the project.

Prior to working on the re-development of University Place, Nancy spent four years at Scientific Properties, a real estate development company focused on urban, adaptive, and historic, re-use projects in downtown Durham, North Carolina. Nancy served as Senior Leasing Associate and Property Manager Associate for the Scientific Properties portfolio consisting of over a million square feet. In addition, Nancy was Director Programming at Golden Belt, developing cultural arts programming for the campus.

Before beginning a career in commercial real estate, Nancy spent over 20 years in the restaurant industry with numerous restaurant management and consulting roles in New York City, Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Her role as restaurant design and development consultant to Rafael Vinoly Architects for the café at Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University was especially fulfilling as a project that brought together her passion for food, art, design, and real estate development.

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Nancy Hanson serves as Director of Property Management for Foundry Commercial, bringing 29 years of commercial real estate management experience. Nancy’s responsibilities include leading the North Florida property management team.

Prior to joining Foundry Commercial, formerly CNL Commercial Real Estate, Nancy managed properties throughout Central Florida for Trammell Crow Company, Lincoln Property Company and for Carter as the Director of Property Management. Nancy joined CNL in 1998 to open CNL Center I and in 2005 opened CNL Center II.

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Committed professional with over 20 years of property management experience in the commercial real estate field including high-rise office, mixed-use, and retail projects. In-depth knowledge and expertise in financial reporting, budgeting, expense containment and reduction, escalations, capital improvement planning, management lease administration and building systems. Provide active support of leasing teams and their activities to maximize the revenue of projects. Responsible for staffing, development and support of administrative, maintenance and security personnel. Experience in implementing green initiatives and LEED Gold Certification. Experience in leading newly constructed projects into full operation mode.

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As Real Estate Manager for Foundry Commercial, Maria brings over 25 years of residential and commercial real estate experience in New York and Orlando. Her career began with the Credit Bureau of Greater New York and afterwards spent 10 years as a residential Real Estate salesperson while simultaneously serving as office manager for the corporate offices of Avis Rent-a-Car in Long Island, New York. Upon relocating to Orlando in 1991 Maria broadened her career in the hospitality industry joining Days Inn and then Elsafe, Inc., a hotel safe provider. She gained construction and property management experience during her tenure with Commons Medical Development in 1996, a healthcare facilities construction company and in 2005 with The Trident Group as Director of Administration. Maria joined CBRE in 2008 as Assistant Property Manager. During a property management transition she joined CNL/Foundry in 2012 and currently oversees 1.0 million square feet of office and industrial space.

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Margie Bowles serves as a Senior Real Estate Manager for Foundry Commercial in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She has several years of experience working in the Raleigh/Durham market.

She has a long-standing career in commercial real estate which began in Washington, DC. She has worked with institutional investors, developers, and a local REIT.  Her diverse experience includes the day-to-day management of office, medical, retail, and life science assets. Margie offers exceptional attention to detail to the owners and fosters excellent tenant relationships.

Margie is married and has two children. Both of her children live in Washington, DC.  Her son is a financial analyst with Forbright Bank and her daughter is a healthcare data consultant with Eversana. In her free time, she enjoys cooking for friends and family and spending time at Lake Gaston along with her yellow lab Wynn.

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Kate Short serves as Director for the Property Management division in the Charlotte market and brings over 15 years of diverse commercial real estate experience, which includes property management, facility management and development. Currently, she leads and oversees the Charlotte market property management portfolio of over 8 million square feet of retail, industrial and office assignments. Prior to joining Foundry, Mrs. Short spent two years in Seattle, WA managing Amazon-occupied office buildings in South Lake Union with CBRE and three years managing Class A high-rise office buildings in Brisbane, Australia Central Business District with CBRE APAC. Kate has experience managing multiple properties with a wide range of tenant base ranging from single tenant users, tech, professional services, medical office and laboratories, government and retail tenants. Kate works closely with key clients to achieve their operational and investment goals while leveraging her diverse experience to deliver comprehensive real estate services.

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Larry serves as a Senior Chief Engineer of Foundry Commercial, bringing 33 years of commercial HVAC and real estate engineering, operations, due diligence, construction and management experience. Larry’s responsibilities include leadership of the engineering platform. Prior to joining Foundry Commercial, Larry spent 26 years with Hines, most recently as Engineering Manager in Charlotte, North Carolina. At Hines, he led engineering leadership in the Carolinas. Larry has spent the past 27 years actively involved in commercial real estate.

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John Schneider is the Operations Manager for Foundry Commercial in California. He led the creation of the Facility Management team that serves clients in the state, and oversees its daily operations. John has worked in the commercial real estate field for over 20 years. His specialty is designing and building effective teams, and implementing technology to improve operations. Prior to joining Foundry, John served as Director of Information Technology for DAUM Commercial Real Estate in Los Angeles, where he was hired in 1997 to build and deploy a technology platform. Ten years later, after a successful I.T. platform was in place, he transitioned into property management and facility operations. John joined Foundry Commercial in 2016. He is married with 2 children, lives in Mission Viejo, is active in Boy Scouts, and loves to officiate soccer in his free time.

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Jennifer Zeoli began her career in residential construction in 2000, then transitioned into commercial property management after obtaining her Tennessee Real Estate Affiliate Broker license in 2006.

Jennifer has managed commercial property in Nashville for 16 years for Cushman & Wakefield, Sealy & Company and Vastland Companies before finding her home at Foundry Commercial in 2019.

The assets Jennifer currently manages and has managed over the course of her career include industrial, retail and Class A & B office property in Mississippi, Kentucky and Middle Tennessee. Jennifer’s responsibilities include Client relationships, business development, drafting annual budgets, performing monthly financials, managing vendor service contracts and invoicing, expense reconciliation and assisting with project management. Most importantly Jennifer is responsible for the support and oversight of the Nashville Property Management team.

Jennifer has assisted with the commissioning and dispositioning of assets including participation and execution of due diligence.

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Jenn Prisco is a Senior Real Estate Manger for Foundry Commercial in Raleigh, North Carolina. Jenn has over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate, with a primary focus on Class A office, retail, and industrial. Jenn takes pride in building solid relationships with her tenants and clients and has consistently received high ratings during tenant surveys.

Jenn has lived in Raleigh for 14 years. Prior to that, she was born and raised in New Jersey and spent 5 years in South Florida. Prior to a career in commercial real estate, Jenn was a casino marketing executive servicing casinos in Atlantic City, Biloxi Mississippi, and Las Vegas.

In her free time, Jenn enjoys spending time at the beach and with her rescue pets.

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Jason Boyd joined Foundry Commercial in September of 2017 and serves as a Real Estate Manager out of Dallas, Texas. Jason has more than 10 years of real estate experience and is responsible for a portfolio of 13 buildings that total nearly 450,000 square feet of retail and Class A+ office space. Jason’s previous real estate experience includes serving as an Assistant Property Manager at Comerica Bank Tower, a high-rise office building in downtown Dallas consisting of 1.5 million square feet.

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Herlinda has worked for Foundry Commercial for five (5) years.  She manages 8080 NCX and Northview Plaza.  Herlinda has over twenty (20) years of commercial real estate experience.  Her experience includes commercial office and retail.  Herlinda has also worked as an Accounting Manager in the Real Estate industry.  She worked for six years for a non-profit organization as a Controller.

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Debbie Estrada serves as a Senior Real Estate Manager for Foundry Commercial in Raleigh, North Carolina. She oversees Globe Center, a premier 8 building, 850,000 square foot industrial complex conveniently located near the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Debbie brings over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate management, providing financial and operational oversight for clients while ensuring excellent tenant and vendor relationships.

Before joining Foundry Commercial, Debbie worked as a Senior Property Manager with Craig Davis Properties for 13 years, managing a diverse portfolio in the Triangle area, including Class A Office, Medical Office, and Industrial properties.

A native of North Carolina, Debbie graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS in Business Administration and is an avid Tar Heel. In her free time, Debbie likes to spend time with her family at Emerald Isle. She is active in Triangle CREW.

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Cheryl Jackson currently serves as Real Estate Manager for Foundry Commercial with a diverse portfolio, containing retail and flex industrial properties.

Prior to Foundry Commercial, Cheryl served as Property Manager of over 4 million square feet of industrial and retail space at Holt Lunsford Commercial, specializing in the Principal Life portfolio. This role combined with retail management at CBRE has ensured that Cheryl has a solid base of knowledge in the real estate industry.

Originally from central Louisiana, she moved to Dallas, TX in 2003. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling and is an avid genealogy buff.

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Brenna Hubbard brings over five years of property and project management experience including high-rise office, suburban office and retail. Prior to joining the Foundry team in January 2020, Brenna managed Class A high-rise office buildings in New York City while working on her Master’s Degree, graduating with her M.S. in Real Estate Development from New York University in 2019.

She is committed to delivering a value-add oversight to each asset by utilizing her education, multi-state operations experience, passion to build strong relationships and team-player mentality.

Brenna currently manages a high-rise office and $7M worth of capital improvement projects.

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Bryan Phillips is a Senior Real Estate Manager in the Raleigh, NC office with oversight of a diverse portfolio of properties, including office, industrial, retail properties, and property owner associations. With over 15 years of experience, Bryan’s background encompasses both commercial and residential real estate, including working for a national real estate investment trust as well as a community association management company. Bryan’s expertise includes strategic problem solving, building client and tenant relations, budget preparation and oversight, financial reporting, and project management.

Bryan is affiliated with the local BOMA and IREM organizations serving the Triangle. He achieved his Certified Property Manager designation through IREM in 2019.

Bryan has lived in Raleigh for over 15 years with his wife and two children. He is a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and enjoys playing golf, beach trips, camping, and spending time with his family.

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Cary Fronstin is a partner and director of property management operations for Foundry Commercial. Mr. Fronstin oversees property management staff for Foundry’s 35 million square foot commercial real estate portfolio. He has 28 years of commercial real estate experience, having previously held roles as Asset Manager and Commercial Property Appraiser.

Mr. Fronstin has an extensive institutional management background and has worked with some of the largest real estate owners in the country such as NYL Real Estate Investors, Zurich, American Realty Advisors, Principal Real Estate Investors, TIAA-CREF, Invesco Realty Advisors, Morgan Stanley, Prudential, RAIT, and RREEF. Prior to joining Foundry Commercial, Mr. Fronstin was Director of Office Management at Urban Retail, spent six years with Grubb and Ellis /Newmark Grubb Knight Frank as Associate Director of the Southeast, and eight years with Trammell Crow Company as Vice President of Property Management.

Mr. Fronstin previously served on BOMA International’s Executive Committee and is a Past President of both BOMA Florida and South Florida.

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Senior Real Estate Manager with 10 years of extensive experience in Real Estate. Proven knowledge of real estate operations, construction, client and business development, and management and accounting systems. Recognized for enhancing bottom-line profitability through cost control, cultivating high-margin opportunities, and improving business processes. Demonstrated exceptional organizational, problem-solving, team building, leadership, and conflict management abilities. A high-energy performer with a “get it done” mentality.

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Ben Hullender serves as a Real Estate Manager for Foundry Commercial working out of Charlotte. Ben has more than 20 years of real estate experience and is responsible for managing approximately 1.5 million square feet throughout the Southeast, a diverse portfolio of grocery-anchored, specialty retail, enclosed malls, residential, office and industrial assets. His management responsibilities include working closely with property owners, asset managers, other real estate managers, as well as building engineers and various vendors throughout his entire portfolio to provide full service management. Ben’s background in operations, engineering, problem solving, and systems management provides him with a skill set to solve issues at a cost savings to ownership.

Prior to joining the Foundry team, Ben served as real estate manager for Eastern Federal Corporation overseeing the entire ±250,000-square-foot portfolio with properties in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Tallahassee, Florida. In addition to the day-to-day operations, Ben was also responsible for the lead engineer duties including setting up, monitoring, and completing all capital improvements throughout the entire portfolio

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Armando Martin serves as a Real Estate Manager for Foundry Commercial in Raleigh, North Carolina. During his career in Property Management, he has had extensive experience in all aspects of property management activity including vendor management, day-to-day operations, and financial reporting.

Armando has lived in Raleigh for the past 6 years. Prior to that, he was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and spent 5 years living in Chicago, IL. Prior to a career in commercial real estate, Armando was a Property Manager at an apartment community in downtown Raleigh.

In his free time, Armando enjoys hiking, biking, and playing golf.

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Annette Steele serves as Real Estate Manager for Foundry Commercial and Intercontinental Real Estate Corp. at Walnut Glen Tower in Dallas, Texas.

Annette has over twenty-five years of diversified commercial real estate experience, including property management, fiscal management and construction supervision of commercial portfolios for institutional and private equity clients. Prior to joining Foundry Commercial, Annette managed Walnut Glen and  6060 N. Central for Prescott Group since 2012. She spent 17 years of her career working with Transwestern in Dallas, Orange County and Santa Monica, California. She also worked at Billingsley Company managing International Business Park in Plano, Texas.

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Anita has more than 20 years of experience in commercial property management. As a Senior Real Estate Manager, Anita is responsible for daily management, capital management, real estate management staff, and administration of national and local clients. As a licensed broker with a background in accounting and finance, Anita utilizes her unique skill set to efficiently manage over 1.5 million square feet of office, industrial and high-end retail space.

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Ana serves as Real Estate Manager at Foundry Commercial in Miami, Florida after serving commercial real estate firms in the South Florida area including Cushman & Wakefield, Pointe Group and The Hogan Group. Ana has over 25 years experience in Property Management and is dedicated to each property owner and asset. As Real Estate Manager for the Industrial Portfolio Ana’s main focus has been the day-to-day managing of 1.5 million square feet in an efficient manner and works directly with the owner, Terreno Realty. She is responsible for the monthly financial reporting, annual budget, operating reconciliations, negotiating and supervision of contracts, tenant and capital improvement projects.  Conducts formal site inspections and tenant visits to establish and maintain open, positive relationship at all times with tenants and ensuring that all services and needs are met.

During her career, Ana has managed assets for TA Realty and Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association.  Ana began her Career at The Hogan Group where she spent 15 years managing  1 million square feet of “Class A” office space. During her tenure, she worked closely with the institutional owner and maintained a virtuous working relationship. Through her expertise and supervision of staff, the property was maintained in first class condition. As a result, winning the BOMA Toby award for two consecutive years.

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Alana Guinard joined Foundry Commercial as the Real Estate Manager of the Gateway Center in Orlando, FL in 2017. She is responsible for the day to day operations of a Class A high-rise located downtown where she ensures the clients goals are met.

Mrs. Guinard brings 12 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate. Prior to joining Foundry Commercial, Mrs. Guinard managed an office portfolio of +/- 560,000 SF. Her experience also includes managing retail portfolios of over 1 Million SF, transaction coordination, marketing, leasing and operations management of a full service commercial real estate firm.

Alana Guinard is a member of BOMA Orlando since 2011. She is actively pursuing her BOMI RPA Designation and has served on serval BOMA Orlando committees.

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A 30-year veteran in the commercial real estate management industry, Kellie joined Foundry Commercial in 2021 after five years as an Associate Director with Newmark managing an office portfolio as well as overseeing property management operations and personnel in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. Prior to Newmark, Kellie spent seven years as a senior real estate manager at CBRE managing office, retail and industrial properties for institutional clients and started her career working for a South Florida owner/developer managing their portfolio of office and retail properties throughout South Florida.

With substantial expertise in budget preparation, lease administration, physical management, tenant and client relations, and financial reporting, Kellie is a mentor to her peers and works with leadership to strengthen and expand client relationships. Kellie is active in BOMA and serves on the Board of Directors for BOMA Ft. Lauderdale/Palm Beaches.

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