Assocatie Vice President - Portfolio Administration — Cushman and Wakefield
Explain your career path
I was referred to what was at the time Colliers Turley Martin Tucker by the Career Services Manager at the time, Nolan Brunnsworth. That was over 10 years ago in 2007. Since then I have been fortunate enough to develop my corporate real estate career with what is now Cushman and Wakefield (formerly CTMT, Cassidy Turley, and DTZ). My career has always been Occupier Services (Tenant focused) with an emphasis in portfolio and lease management. My current role is a specialized focus on lease audit and recovery, which aims at forensic accounting and research of corporate tenant leases to validate expenses. I lead a team that negotiates overcharges with Landlords on behalf of our corporate clients.
What was your major at Southeast and how would you characterize the quality of that program to prospective students?
My major was Business Administration with a focus in Integrated Marketing Communications. I wanted to work in advertising and promotions. I had a lot of good core classes that led me into my ultimate focus in a finance role. I currently use my degree as I have been elevated in a more sales and marketing role to expand our services to new clients.
Why did you choose to attend Southeast?
SEMO was appealing to me because of the overall value it brings to the student for the investment made. Also it was the perfect distance from St. Louis making it a "home away from home" for me for 4 years.
Describe Southeast in three words.
Dynamic, Value-Driven, Fun!