Volesta Autry

Work History

Work History
Apr 2008 - Present

Broker

Treadstone Corporation

Provide leasing, management, and consulting services for shopping center and office building owners.Retail tenant representation. Site location services.Conduct market studies and prepare management plans for owners and retailers.Negotiate purchase contracts and leases.Provide due diligence services for new locations or pre-purchases.

Nov 2005 - Apr 2008

Regional Director of Leasing

AG Armstrong Development

Managed leasing division and agents with a portfolio of grocery anchored shopping centers, lifestyle centers, and office parksLeased  retail and office projects.Served on new development panel advising on project feasibility, center design, marketing, rental rates and tenant mix.Sold and ground leased outparcels.  Hired and managed 3rd party leasing companies handling outer area centers.Supervised and trained leasing agents. Revamped leasing strategy which increased occupancy by 46%.

Apr 1997 - Nov 2005

Broker

Treadstone Corporation

Launched and managed this business specializing in shopping center leasing & management, single tenant development, and land brokerage.Managed shopping center leasing and marketing for 150,000 square feet of shopping center space generating revenues of $1.7 million annually. Successfully increased occupancy by 60% and had a 97% lease renewal rate which increased value by roughly $2 million.Single Tenant services included site location, financing, rezoning, design, permitting and development.  Managed construction and land acquisition budgets totaling average of $4 million annually.

Apr 1999 - Apr 1997

Asset Manager

DRA Advisors (formerly Dreyfus Realty Advisors)

Served as Asset Manager for this pension fund advisor with over $5 billion of real estate assets under management.Managed portfolio of over 15 million square feet of shopping centers, office buildings, multi-family and industrial properties in 26 states.  Supervised ten 3rd party management and leasing vendors.Assisted in acquisition of properties ranging from $5 million to $100 million.Improved bottom-line financial results by strengthening management and leasing performance.

Jul 1981 - Apr 1990

Vice President/Director of Property Management

JDN Realty

Served as VP/Director of Property Management for this shopping center development, leasing and management company.Developed and implemented plan to bring leasing and magement services in-house which resulted in a $750,000 savings the first year while dramatically increasing quality levels at the properties.Trained and supervised a team of property managers, bookkeeper and other support staff.  Strategized with the President, Vice President, and Leasing Director regarding performance of centers, lease approvals, loan closings and property dispositions.Managed total assets of $150 million comprised of 7 million sq. ft. spanning over 50 locations at any one time.Assisted in development, financing, due diligence, leasing and sales.

Education

Education
Jan 2010 - Jul 2011

MBA

Western Governors University
Dec 2006 - Dec 2009

BS

Western Governors University

Summary

Energetic detail oriented self- starter who founded a commercial real estate company focused on retail real estate with a positive attitude and an effective leadership style that works well with building effective teams for any project. Strong interpersonal and communication skills focused on building and effectively managing superior relationships. A professional with well rounded experience in commercial real estate with broad leasing, site selection, brokerage, and asset management skills with involvement in all asset types in multiple markets across the U.S, possessing strong analytical skills and a proven ability to manage multiple tasks.

Specialties: Site Location - Lease Negotiation - Sales - Asset Management - Property Management - Retail Tenant Representation - Landlord Leasing Representation - Consulting

Custom

Skills Include:

Negotiating

Critical Thinking

Analysis

Relationship Building

Oral and Written Communication

Leading Small and Large Teams

Project Management

Business Management

Marketing

Sales

Skyline, MRI, & Microsoft Office Software

Certifications

Certifications

Licensed Real Estate Broker

Georgia, Alabama, Florida

Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM)

International Council of Shopping Centers