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VP Director Real Estate in Blacksburg VA Resume Gwendolyn Louchouarn

VP Director Real Estate in Blacksburg VA Resume Gwendolyn Louchouarn

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Gwendolyn Louchouarn is a highly effective university real estate management professional, CA Real Estate Broker and CPM Candidate with over 20 years hands-on-experience, working in-house for principals, directly responsible for: acquisition diligence, disposition, leasing, property management, tenant and capital improvement projects, lease administration, strategic planning and marketing, budgets, cost control, hiring and supervision of service providers and real estate staff, oversight of all real estate transactions.
Gwendolyn Louchouarn is a highly effective university real estate management professional, CA Real Estate Broker and CPM Candidate with over 20 years hands-on-experience, working in-house for principals, directly responsible for: acquisition diligence, disposition, leasing, property management, tenant and capital improvement projects, lease administration, strategic planning and marketing, budgets, cost control, hiring and supervision of service providers and real estate staff, oversight of all real estate transactions.

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Gwendolyn Louchouarn
Career Summary A highly effective university real estate management professional, CA Real Estate Broker and CPM Candidate with over 20 years hands-on-experience, working in-house for principals, directly responsible for: acquisition diligence, disposition, leasing, property management, tenant and capital improvement projects, lease administration, strategic planning and marketing, budgets, cost control, hiring and supervision of service providers and real estate staff, oversight of all real estate transactions.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
 
,
Blacksburg, VA
PresentAssociate Director, Office of University Planning - Real Estate
Primary business point of contact for the university regarding real estate. Reports to the Asst. Vice President for the Office of University Planning which is responsible for all real estate transactions, the development of all off-campus real estate needs and strategies for immediate and long term requirements supporting both academic and administrative departments.
Branch Banking and Trust Company
 
,
Winston-Salem NC 
2/2011 to 10/2011Real Estate Associate - Corporate Leasing - Tenant Income
 Lease negotiations and management with third party tenants to optimize surplus space in leased and owned  properties in several states throughout the Southeast.
Primarily negotiated principal to principal leases averaging a 36% IRR and coordinated tenant improvements.Conceived, authored and delivered proposed strategic plan to implement controls to achieve interdepartmentalgoals to ensure maximization of tenant income, accelerate cataloging all leasable space and best use of spaceand human capital.Shored up rent collections by making direct contact with tenants developing Landlord/Tenant relations.Negotiated and facilitated lease renewals on expired leases that were backlogged.Bolstered lease language clauses and administered tenant occupied leases.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
 
,
Salisbury, NC 
1/2008 to 1/2011Operations
 
Administrator.
 Managed all administrative operations for parish church -
 temporary
work while caring for ill and aging parent who passed away November 2010 permitting me to return to profession.
University of Southern California
, Real Estate & Asset Management, Los Angeles CA 
1/2004 to 10/2006Assoc. Senior Vice President, Real Estate & Asset Management
.
 Head of university real estate - managed 
the university’s non
-campus portfolio (acceptance and disposition of adonated assets
 – 
fee title, leaseholds, trusts, life estates and beneficial interests
 – 
industrial, retail, office,residential, vacant land, mineral interests), oversaw all university real estate matters
 – 
diligence on proposed gifts and acquisitions, negotiation of purchase and sale contracts, lease and license negotiations, propertymanagement, lease administration, and real estate office management. Worked independently, met with Sr. V.P.
monthly or ‘need 
-to-
know’ basis, met cont 
ractual deadlines, established and nurtured excellent Landlord/Tenant relationships and created a cooperative team-playing working environment for staff.
Leasing
Assumed all leasing, marketing, and property management duties: lease and license negotiations, budgeting,accounting (CAM, % Rent), facilities and tenant improvements for owned properties.Identified space that met university end-user specifications often accommodating special use needs, possiblyrequiring obtaining variances and CUPs: Schools of Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Education,Communications, Fine Arts, Film, e.g.Negotiated lease terms, drafting LOIs, leases, work letter.Participated in a variety of ways with tenant improvement projects depending on the scope of the project:budget, contracts, bidding, design, construction meetings, interior design, etc.Facilitated all lease administration: compliance, rights, obligations, options, ROFR, ROFO, renewal,subleasing, etc.Audited CAM and percentage rent reconciliations.
Property Management / Lease Administration
 
 2
Directed and supervised all Lease Administrators and Property Managers in-house and third party.Determined disposition and marketing strategies based on market and property conditions.Developed budget with accounting staff: recovery costs, CAM & % Rent, e.g.Implemented use of property management software for better management and reporting.Addressed deferred maintenance and risk management issues.Bolstered Landlord/Tenant relations with excellent service leading to tenant retention and referral.Improved opex by bidding on services, more aggressive vendor contracts, energy saving measures.Oversaw capital improvements and tenant improvements including the installation of 12 wireless cell sites.Bolstered Town and Gown
 – 
community relations by sponsoring and hosting events, joining organizations.
Acquisition/Disposition
(purchases and acceptance of donated real estate and gifts-in-kind):Identified, hired and supervised property specific real estate brokers and specialized outside legal counselwith cooperation of General Counsel, e.g. specific markets such as architectural/historical designations.Negotiated terms of LOI and Purchase and Sale Agreements of commercial, retail, industrial, vacant land andresidential properties.Established interdepartmental Acquisition Committee and Due Diligence Budget to improve diligenceprocess, share information, reduce redundancy and costs comprised of Real Estate, Capital Construction,Facilities Management and University Architect.Brought diligence protocol in-house (previously outsourced to law firms) reducing costs and improvingdepartmental professionalism in making responsible informed decisions.
o
 
Made site visits, met with local brokers, regulatory agencies (Building and Safety, CoastalCommissions, Fish & Game, preservation agencies), appraisers, developers, business owners, lienholders, landmen, etc.
o
 
Ordered and reviewed preliminary title report and underlying documents often troubleshootingeffective measures to resolve clouds on title, deed restrictions, e.g.
o
 
Reviewed easements, right-of-ways, local ordinances, parking and building codes, signageordinances, zoning, permitted use, architectural and mechanical plans, reciprocal easementagreements, liens, leases, licenses, estoppels existing vendor contracts, etc.
o
 
Hired environmental engineers for Phase I, II, and possible remediation, surveyors, structuralengineers, roof assessment reports, geotechnical engineers for soils, potable water, seismic hazard anderosion reports, civil engineers for environmental impact studies, etc.Managed disposition and marketing strategies of donated real estate determining highest and best use:
o
 
Ex: putting a SFR w/10 acres, historically designated, zoned A-1, appraised at $2,000,000 on a RFP(without a purchase price) to see what the market would bear. The sale was awarded to a homedeveloper who split the site into a SFR w/1 acre (the historical designation) and a new 9 acre SFRsubdivision of 26 homes selling in $500,000 range. By conclusion of entitlements and close of escrow the university realized $7,000,000.
o
 
Ex: strategically holding desert properties to sell to wind farm and casino developers who were doingtheir diligence and/or going through entitlement processes.
Administration of Real Estate Office
Supervised and developed staff of eight (property managers, lease administrators, tax manager, accounting,director of gifts and physical plant) encouraging them to propose solutions and strategies, greater levels of responsibility and independence and take advantage of professional and personal development opportunities.Developed or revised reports to improve management and communication with other departments.Participated in the development of budgets and monthly budget analysis (variances), monthly review of income & expense reports, rent rolls, accounts receivable/payable, capital projects, etc.
 
Oversaw property tax filings, exemptions and appeals.Managed large mineral interest portfolio (oil, gas, silver and gold leases).Complete overhaul of department files, systems and implementation of available technology.
University of Southern California
, Real Estate & Asset Management, Los Angeles CA
10/1998 to 1/2004

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