Liz Killpack has distinguished herself as the lead Real Estate Manager of 1000 Broadway, a 24-story class A high-rise office tower in the Portland CBD. Over the past year, Liz initiated a review of the operations and financial production of the 8-story parking lot contained in the building, identifying opportunities for practical improvements and revenue increases. Taking the work out to competitive bid, Liz conducted an analysis that led to awarding the contract to a new vendor that resulted in HVAC upgrade, enhanced building security, and automated parking equipment. This process overlapped with the beginning of the pandemic and an increase in work required to adapt the building for tenants. Liz stayed focus and resolute, completed the process and transition, and has prepared the building for an improved post-pandemic tenant experience and increased revenue for ownership.
Additionally, Liz ably oversaw the transition from pre-pandemic building operations to pandemic-specific adjustments including sanitation stations, conspicuous signage, timely tenant communication, and firm yet supportive oversight of 20 employees and vendors. Moreover, Liz handled all pandemic-related issues with a strong ethical and moral compass, suggesting communications and actions consistent with human resources and infectious disease mitigation best practices.
This year Liz has been recognized by GlobeSt. magazine as a Women of Influence in commercial real estate. To congratulate her, we wanted to share the ways that Liz has an positive and professional impact on us at work.
Susan Foley, Assistant Building Manager for 1000 Broadway in downtown Portland works closely with Liz and has benefitted from her knowledge, experience and fresh ideas. Liz is always thinking two steps ahead and putting herself in the tenant’s shoes.
Ash Mitchell, NAI Elliott Chief of Staff acknowledges that it couldn’t have been easy to manage a high rise building downtown during a pandemic, especially during a time of political unrest. Throughout that time Liz stayed optimistic, focused and through and involved with her staff and tenants.
Julie Fuhrman, Real Estate Manager, sees Liz as a motivated and positive individual who is the go-to for vendor referrals. Liz has a wide breadth of experience working with different types of vendors for office products which is invaluable when other managers in the office need help.
Since Liz is one of our few Real Estate manager’s that’s out in the field, Mike Larkin, Real Estate Asset Manager, acknowledges that they rarely get to sit side by side. Nevertheless, Liz is encouraging and has a willingness to share information she’s learned at the 1000 Broadway building with her peers.
After a challenging year, Jordan Elliott NAI Elliott President, sees how Liz pulled from her long and successful career in Class A office management. She continued to do great work at the 1000 Broadway building, leading her team through all kinds of challenges and finding success along the way.