NAIOP Video: Commercial Real Estate’s Economic Contributions to the Economy

Earlier today the NAIOP Research Foundation posted a video of how commercial real estate development positively impacts the economy. It’s a nice visual wrap-up of information from the foundation’s report How Office, Industrial and Retail Development and Construction Contributed to the U.S. Economy in 2012.

Watch the video here.

NAI NBS Expands Property Management Team With Addition of Kennon, Scott

Jamie Kennon

NAI Norris, Beggs & Simpson’s property management team, which manages nearly 10 million square feet around the Portland metro area, has welcomed two new team members, Jamie Kennon and Rhonda Scott.

Property Manager Jamie Kennon most recently worked as the Property Manager/Marketing Director at Oxnard Factory Outlet, a 32-store retail mall in Oxnard, California. She managed the project from prior to construction to completion, and was responsible for a wide variety of management and marketing responsibilities. She has also worked as a Property Manager for Trammell Crow Company in City of Commerce, California, where she managed a mixed-use portfolio totaling more than 2.5 million square feet. Kennon attended Arizona State University. More >

Property Management Team Welcomes Valorie Cochran

Valorie Cochran, a property manager with more than 20 years of experience in the Portland and Las Vegas markets, has joined NAI Norris, Beggs & Simpson as a Senior Property Manager.

Prior to joining NAI NBS, Cochran was a Regional Property Manager with Weingarten Realty in Las Vegas. Her portfolio included eight open-air retail properties totaling more than 1.6 million sf, with approximately 210 tenants. She also has experience in residential property management, and managed 2,300 units while a Regional Manager at Alliance Residential Companies of Portland.

Cochran earned a bachelor’s degree in real estate studies from Marylhurst University. She is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) through the Institute of Real Estate Management, and has been actively involved in the IREM Las Vegas chapter the past few years, including serving as its 2012 President.

Meet NAI NBS’ Newest Retail Broker, Geri Varvel

Geri Varvel, a longtime employee of NAI Norris, Beggs & Simpson, has taken on a new position as a Real Estate Broker, specializing in retail leasing and sales around the Portland metropolitan area.

Varvel most recently worked in brokerage support for NAI NBS. During her 12-year career with NAI NBS, she has worked in a variety of the company’s other departments, including property management accounting, loan servicing, market research and its transaction desk.

Varvel is a licensed real estate broker in Oregon and a member of the Commercial Association of Brokers (CAB) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).