NEWPORT BEACH, CA - PM Realty Group (PMRG), a nationwide, full-service commercial real estate firm, has appointed Carolyn A. Killion, RPA, CPM, vice president of operations for Southern California. In her new position, Killion will oversee overall management and operations for more than 12 million square feet of office, industrial, medical office and retail properties throughout Southern California.
Under the direction of PMRG Senior Vice President John Rowen, Killion will be responsible for executing the asset strategies for each project to increase the value of the assets for PMRG's clients. She will also provide support and mentoring to PMRG's property managers, as well as provide training to all property management staff in Southern California.
"Carolyn brings an exceptional background in commercial property operations and management to PMRG, with more than 22 years of broad experience in practical applications and award-winning contributions to local, regional and national industry programs," said Jim Proehl, executive vice president/managing director of PMRG's Western division. "We're confident her strong leadership capabilities and solid record of performance will be extremely valuable assets to our management team."
Prior to joining PMRG, Killion was general manager for CarrAmerica Realty Corporation's Southern California division. With responsibility for four million square feet of office property and 37 management and engineering personnel, she oversaw contract management, conducted efficiency analyses, and implemented major contracts.
Killion's background also includes a decade of property management experience for Tooley & Company/Trammell Crow, where she was responsible for on-site property management and operations of Southern California properties in such significant portfolios as MetLife, CIGNA and The Irvine Company. She began her professional career as operations manager and facilities coordinator for The Irvine Company, based in Newport Beach, Calif.
Killion holds a Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), which honored her as CPM of the Year in 2006 and with the President's Award in 2005. She earned a Real Property Administrator certification (RPA) from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and an Occupational Safety and Health Certification from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
In 2006, Killion served as co-chairperson of the Southern California Real Estate conference presented by IREM-Orange County, following a stint as chairperson of that conference in 2005. A long list of TOBY Awards from BOMA includes recognition in the renovated category in 2005/2006 for 1888 Century Park East in Century City, Calif., and in 2004/2005 for Towne Center Technology Park II in San Diego. In 2003, she was voted BOMA Principal Member of the Year.
Killion is a licensed California real estate agent, active on the Orange County Realtors Board. She earned a bachelor of science in biology/mathematics and computer science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.