Work History

Work History
Oct 2001 - Present

Asset/Property Manager

Marc Realty
  • Oversee the operation and management of five commercial properties, and one condominium/office building, totaling 650,000 square feet while effectively managing, supervising and developing property managers.
  • Supervision and involvement in a $20 million dollar capital improvement project, including installation of new thermal windows, new washrooms on every floor, fully renovated corridors, façade and lobby renovation, elevator modernization, including new elevator cab interiors, implementation of a new low-voltage riser, sprinkler installation, two (2) 350-ton chillers, and associated tenant/corridor ductwork distribution.
  • Preparation of Annual Operating and Capital Budgets, Monthly Financial/Operating Reports, Operations Reports, Rent Rolls, Stacking Plans, and Lease Expiration Reports.
  • Maintain regular contact with tenants/condominium owners through the use of various tools such as tenant/owner meetings, cleaning inspections, newsletters, tenant events, etc.
  • Ensure that tenant/owner requests, complaints, and work authorizations are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Fire Safety Director in charge of Fire Life Safety Seminars/Drills to ensure proper education of tenants/owners in life safety and evacuation of the buildings
  • Perform property inspections to check for areas needing attention. Implement preventative, ongoing and anticipated maintenance/repair programs.  Complete property and incident reports and ensure all emergency repairs are completed in a timely fashion.
  • Work with leasing department to negotiate lease renewals, new leases, expansions, relocations and terminations, and show space to prospective tenants.
Apr 2000 - Aug 2001

Senior Building Account Manager

Winstar Communications
  • Responsible for a total portfolio of 246 commercial buildings in the Chicago Central Business District and Suburban area. Provide support for the Real Estate Account Managers in lease negotiation strategies relating to the construction process.
  • Responsible for Lease Amendments and re-negotiations with building Owners and/or Managers.
  • Core responsibilities included review of License Agreement details, drawings and surveys, pre-installation bid walks with building management and contractors to verify installation process and viability.
  • Verify line of site and distance to the receiving Hub, manage the construction pipeline, conducted post-installation site visits to verify proper installation of equipment, and maintained on-going relationships with building staff to ensure total satisfaction.
Aug 1997 - Apr 2000

Assistant Property Manager

M&J Wilkow, Ltd
  • Assistant Property Manager for two high-rise commercial office buildings totaling 689,996 sq. ft.
  • Responsible for the physical appearance and condition of both properties and maintained positive and effective working relationships with all tenants, contractors, vendors and employees.
  • Responsible for budget preparation and monthly financial reporting, along with projected cash flow schedules, having a complete knowledge of the building’s financial status.
  • Demonstrated initiative for recognizing the needs of the properties and tenants, particularly where tenant’s satisfaction was involved.
  • Initiated innovative tenant programs to build public relations and educate tenants with regard to life safety issues and building policies and procedures.
  • Assisted in the development of tenant manuals, emergency procedures and other required formal tenant communications.
  • Assisted in administration of new tenants and their leases and ensured that the tenant and the space were ready for move-in.
  • Reviewed and distributed tenant rent statements and administered the collection of tenant receivables.
  • Assisted accounting staff with annual operating expense and real estate tax deposits and reconciliations.
  • Reviewed and approved all bills for payment. Overseen contracts for cleaning, security, metal, landscaping, etc.
  • Conducted regular property inspections, specifically with maintenance and cleaning issues in mind.
  • Responsible for the training and development of new employees.
Nov 1996 - Aug 1997

Property Management Assistant

The Habitat Company
  • Assistant to two Property Supervisors with a combined total of nine residential high-rise condominium/apartment buildings with a grand total of 3,986 units.
  • Produced monthly management operating reports for each property consisting of variance analyses, profit and loss statements, rent rolls, comparative income statements, etc.
  • Merchandised the properties, controlled expenses to maximize income and maintain and modernize the physical property to preserve and enhance the owners’ capital investment.
  • Provided Affordable Housing to low-income families through Management Agreements with the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA).
  • Knowledgeable of rules and regulations including various forms administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • Worked hand-in-hand with Vice President in overseeing the gas purchase program for all Habitat properties by utilizing a third-party natural gas supplier, resulting in a reduction of operating expenses.
  • Created gas savings studies detailing expenses and savings achieved.  Assisted Vice President in the controlling, attorney representation and payment of all real estate tax bills in a timely manner.
Jun 1993 - Nov 1996

Assistant Property Manager/Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Anderson Schroud Group
  • Assistant to Property Manager in industrial and commercial building management.
  • Assistant to brokerage division and coordination of mass-mailings for broker listings.
  • Development and supervision of employee health care and insurance plans.
  • Negotiated travel discount plans and hotel accommodations for management and staff.
  • Oversee all bidding for office equipment and furniture.
  • Coordinated dispersal of public relations and advertising media releasing, along with planning company holiday parties, business and corporate functions.
  • Managed twenty (20) management and support staff in corporate and suburban offices.
Nov 1988 - Jun 1993

Administrative Assistant

Marex Properties Limited
  • Assistant to Building Manager and Operations Manager in the day-to-day operation of a commercial office building, and with the daily correspondence with tenants, consisting of a tenant population of approximately 2,000 people.
  • Worked in unison with building engineering, security, construction and electrical staff to efficiently operate a 550,000 sq. ft. office building.
  • Managed the status of service contracts, office leases and construction documents.
  • Duties included answering and responding to all tenant requests for services and follow-up for completion.

Education

Education

Certifications

Certifications
Apr 2014 - Apr 2016

Licensed Real Estate Broker

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation