Kate specializes in commercial real estate operations, with expertise in malls and large retail properties. Kate has provided leadership across the country, supporting teams through management transitions. With more than 15 years’ experience, she has led multidivisional teams responsible for mall operations, construction, lease administration, accounting, specialty leasing, tenant coordination, budgeting, accounts payable/receivable, forecasting, capital improvements, project bidding, tenant legal proceedings, and tenant communication. Kate also collaborates as special project support corporately for property developers. Her experience includes C-suite reporting as project director for software solution integration.
Before forming her consulting company, her tenure included executive management with Westfield, CBL, and Starwood Retail Partners. Within the aviation industry, as Director of Strategy and Development for the retail programs at O’Hare and Midway International Airports, she oversaw the tenant design review team, tenant construction, all concession marketing efforts, and contributed to the Midway Redevelopment RFP, released in 2015. In 2016, her team was recognized with top national marketing honors awarded by Airport Council International-North America.
Kate is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, with designation as a Certified Shopping Center Manager since 2011. She is an energetic leader and innovator, dedicated to her clients’ best interests and facilitating maximum returns through excellent management.