Specialties: Industrial, Office
Background & Experience
Valerie moved to Memphis, TN from Michigan in 1993 and worked as a Property Manager for a large, upscale multi-family community. She was quickly promoted to Marketing, Leasing and Special Projects Manager. During that time she gained significant experience performing as Leasing and Property Manager for eleven CBD historic residential and commercial landmark properties.
In 1998 Valerie accepted a position as Director of Facilities and Property Management for one of the largest home healthcare companies in the country. Her responsibilities included national site selection and lease negotiation for a portfolio of over 300 properties. She conceived and lead an initiative that saved the company 4.2 million dollars annually. When the company was sold, Valerie went on to work for a well-known commercial real estate firm in Memphis, TN where she represented a diversified group of properties including office, retail, industrial and medical office buildings. She was also an intermediate for major tenant improvement projects; which included job costing and material selection.
Professional Associations & Designations
Valerie served on the Board of Directors at Rochelle Center from 2006-2013, Advisory Committee from 2013-2017 and now back to being an active Board member in 2017. During her time serving on the board, Valerie co-chaired Chukkers for Charity and Car Show seven times. Rochelle Center and Saddle Up! are the two beneficiaries of this annual event.
Valerie and her family live in Green Hills and have two amazing rescue dogs.