commercial director resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Over twenty-two years of progressive multi-disciplinary work experience in commercial real estate. Responsibilities included property acquisitions, retail and commercial leasing, regional multi site property management, accounting, finance, asset management and construction management. Executed all leasing, management and operational responsibilities for partnerships invested in shopping centers, office buildings and commercial business parks. Conducted retail site selection for a regional restaurant chain. Experienced in due diligence, environmental assessments, regulatory negotiations (city, county and state) condemnation negotiations, architecture and construction management.

  • Demonstrated track record of performance in a leadership role.
  • Collaborative approach to working within a team environment.
  • Ability to influence through effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to balance workload, achieve key deliverables and follow details.
  • Strong corporate real estate, financial analysis and project management background.
  • Proficient in Microsoft software along with Tenant Pro, Argus and Yardi.

Systematically acquired and managed a multi site portfolio comprised of approximately 765,000 sq.ft. of commercial real estate and an additional 500 multi family units. Developed annual budgets, including determining short and long-term goals to support the overall profit and growth objectives. Without exception, increased the asset value of every property acquired while under management control. Implemented new rent collection procedures, increasing rental income and occupancy. Decreased operating costs by implementing new cost control procedures.

Responsible for the creation of multiple partnerships to purchase, develop and operate master franchise's of DoubleDave's Pizzawork's restaurants around Texas.

Led the construction team for a new international children's residential facility. Managed a $4,000,000 project, while supervising a team of seventeen contractors.

Commercial Director, 01/2012 - Current
Abbott Laboratories Wausau, WI,
  • Recruited to increase commercial development and marketing for BYGC / TMJ Construction.
  • Upon the emergency request from a valuable client was immediately mobilized to Baytown, TX to redevelop an aged 20 acre school & church campus into an international residence.
  • Redeveloped the property to accommodate children's housing, medical, recreational and dining needs within seven buildings.
  • Created the redevelopment strategy, client budget, architectural planning and construction schedule.
Principal, 06/1996 - 08/2011
Albany Charter School Network Northglenn, CO,
  • Founded CIRES Companies to acquire, manage and improve value added commercial real estate investments.
  • Since 1996 have successfully acquired directly or for partnerships, Office, Industrial, Retail, Multi Family and Mixed Use properties throughout Austin, Houston, B/CS and San Antonio.
  • Asset Management, acquisition and disposition of over 2,900,000 square feet valued at over $150,000,000.
  • Responsibilities included all commercial leasing, property and asset management throughout the portfolio.
  • Completed over $50,000,000 of corporate leasing transactions.
  • Coordinated acquisition and long term financing of $90,000,000.
  • Held direct operational control over all properties budgeting, cash flow, capital improvements, construction and strategic planning.
  • Coordinated all property reporting to investors and partners.
  • Completed all GSA bidding, leasing and management to include the FBI, TABC, Texas Attorney General's office, Brazos County, Cities of College Station and Bryan, TX along with Texas A&M University, TAMU Systems and Blinn College.
Partner / Investor, 03/1997 - 09/2006
DoubleDave's Pizzaworks City, STATE,
  • Created a partnership to acquired the original four stores of the Famous DoubleDave's Pizzaworks.
  • The acquisition included development rights to a seven county region that stretched into North Houston.
  • Grew the business to 15 stores from Houston to College Station.
  • Relocated regionally the original stores to maximize value.
  • Negotiated all new and renewal retail leases for DoubleDave's, site selections and construction over the new locations in Houston.
  • DDBV is now the Gold Standard of DoubleDave's Pizzaworks.
  • Additionally, acquired DoubleDave's Pizzaworks Master Franchise development rights to the greater San Antonio metropolitan area.
  • Developed and operated five DoubleDave's in San Antonio.
Property Manager / Assistant Leasing Director, 02/1993 - 06/1996
Danly Properties City, STATE,
  • Responsibilities included leasing and management of nine retail shopping centers and two office buildings.
  • Portfolio included over 500,000 square feet of national and local retailers and 300,000 square feet of office space.
Bachelor of Arts: Economics, Expected in
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville,
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Member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

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Alamo Heights High School - San Antonio, Texas
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School Attended

  • University of Arkansas
  • Alamo Heights High School

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  • Commercial Director
  • Principal
  • Partner / Investor
  • Property Manager / Assistant Leasing Director


  • Bachelor of Arts

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