Melissa Rouse is a Senior Project Manager based at the Bellevue CBD office responsible for supporting clients with new construction, tenant improvement and renovation projects. With her 20 years of corporate real estate, facilities and project management experience she is responsible for all facets of space and occupancy planning, supporting transactions and feasibility efforts.
Melissa’s professional experience includes corporate real estate, facilities management and project management. In these roles, she has conducted site selection, space planning & design, contract negotiations/administration and budgeting. She has managed all aspects of real estate requirements including lease negotiation and build to suit projects for multiple corporate headquarter relocations. Melissa’s space and occupancy planning expertise includes the definition and implementation of facilities growth plans, including a 5-year space plan for both IV Lab and Microvision, as well as a 3-year expansion plan for Avenue A. On an international scale, Melissa has managed the site search, lease negotiation, tenant improvement, and occupancy planning of multiple national and EU offices.
Prior to joining CBRE in 2013, Melissa was the Director of Lab Services for Intellectual Ventures where she managed the Lab Services team responsible for facilities and operations. In her role she was responsible for the brokerage transaction and project management requirements.