As Asset Services Director of Operations for the Midwest Region, Tashna-Loy N. Donaldson is responsible for new employee training, property transitions, administering the Environments for Excellence program, implementing Global Standards and supporting new technologies. She also participates in New Employee Orientation and the ongoing operational training conducted for Asset Services team members.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Donaldson was an Assistant Real Estate Manager and played a vital role in the transition of 980 North Michigan Avenue (One Magnificent Mile), a high-profile, Class A, 400,000-square-foot high-rise, before managing day-to-day operations. In doing so, she prepared monthly financial reports for the client, oversaw capital improvement projects and negotiated building service contracts. She supervised on-site property employees and coordinated tenant improvement projects as well as tenant moves. She also was responsible for the management and monthly financial reporting of two retail properties.
Ms. Donaldson previously served as a Property Administrator, where she managed day-to-day operations of a 310,000-square-foot Class A commercial office building and assisted in the preparation of monthly financial reports and annual property budget. She handled property accounts receivables and accounts payables and prepared monthly tenant billings. Ms. Donaldson negotiated vendor contracts for building services, completed lease abstracts for new tenants and retained tenants of the property and coordinated tenant moves into the building. In 2003, she was awarded the CBRE Property Administrator of the Year award for her outstanding work.
Ms. Donaldson started her career at CBRE in 1999 as a Retail Associate. She worked directly with regional managers to prepare proposals for major property acquisitions. Other duties included the organization of national and regional commercial retail conferences. She created brochures and marketing materials to promote various retail specialties, generated reports to track earnings of Midwest professionals and was the Midwest Retail Associate for more than 100 sales professionals.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois - Bachelor of Arts degree