MEET OUR TEAM

ED VALERIO, CPM - DIRECTOR, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Ed Valerio brings over 19 years of professional real estate experience to the Knight team. In his role as Director of Property Management, Ed oversees all property and facility operations of Knights’ portfolio of properties in order to enhance asset value, meet compliance standards, and improve building tenants’ experience. He focuses on increasing and enhancing tenant retention/renewals and maintaining property occupancy; collaborating with stakeholders to maintain high quality of properties and operations; overseeing client contracts, application of standards, negotiation and compliance; implementing programs and projects to maximize the utilization and efficiency of property operations; and identifying and implementing best practices and uses for all property and facility management activities.

Ed is a licensed real estate salesperson and a past chapter President for the Institute of Real Estate Management. He completed and received his Certified Property Manager designation from IREM in 2007.

In the 2018 Edition, Ed was named one of the People & Projects To Know in Commercial Real Estate. The publication highlights the stories of the biggest deals and projects to reach fruition in Arizona over the last 12 months along with the people and companies that make it all happen. Read about Ed on Page 24 here: https://issuu.com/azbigmedia/docs/ptk-people___projects_to_know_2017.

CHAD CLARK - REGIONAL DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Chad provides overall leadership and direction for Knight, which focuses on generating and marketing new business opportunities to the commercial office, medical, retail and industrial real estate investment community. He draws from his broad real estate experience to establish and implement business development prospects with brokers, financial lenders, wealth managers, independent property owners and other referral sources. Involved in all aspects of Knight’s client services, Chad brings creativity and new ideas to the table and is dedicated to enhancing asset values while exceeding client expectations.

Prior to joining Knight, Chad worked at a Phoenix-based tax consulting company, managing their commercial real estate tax appeals division and working extensively with brokers, owners and property managers to successfully reduce the tax liability on commercial real estate that they owned and/or managed. This position relied upon extensive knowledge of capital improvements, building operations and understanding the impact net operating income and varying cap rates have on real estate value. His in-depth expertise assures owners Knight will align an asset’s business operations with each owner’s investment objectives.
 

JILL ABERT - SENIOR PROPERTY MANAGER
Jill joined Knight Management in 2018. Her passion and commitment is providing exceptional service to property owners while maintaining positive tenant relations. She expertly and skillfully manages all aspects of property management which include vendor management, construction management as well as budgeting and property underwriting. Jill brings over 10 years of experience in property management of multi-tenant and single-tenant retail, office and industrial properties throughout the greater Arizona marketplace. Jill holds a BS from Arizona State University. She is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Arizona, is a member of AZCREW and IREM and is currently pursuing the IREM CPM designation.

ROBERT M. HUFFORD - SENIOR PROPERTY MANAGER
Bob began his career in property management in August 1989 with Robert F. Knight & Associates, Inc. And in May 1991, Bob was promoted to the position of Property Manager and during the ensuing years his experience has been in virtually all areas of commercial product: office, medical, retail, and industrial. During the 1990s, Bob managed 18 sites consisting of approximately 1.8 million rentable square feet throughout Maricopa County. Bob became a Senior Property Manager with Grubb & Ellis Management Services, Inc. in June 1998, and remained until March 1, 2003, at which time he returned to Robert F. Knight & Associates, L.L.C. to become a partner and be responsible for high-rise property as well as suburban building assets.

Bob attended Phoenix College and Arizona State University. During his real estate management career, he has completed courses presented for the CCIM designation, and also, in 1996 served as a member of the Central Arizona Chapter CCIM board of directors. In addition, Bob has completed all of the courses required for the Certified Property Manager, or CPM designation.

DOUGLAS DEHOOGH - SENIOR PROPERTY MANAGER
After beginning his career in the growing electronics market as facilities planning and management in 1980 and working for ITT, Alcatel and IDEA, Doug became a consultant to Grubb & Ellis Property Management and in August 1999, Doug joined the Grubb & Ellis group to manage the east valley portfolio. The east valley portfolio was increased to 1.1 million square feet of office and retail properties during his management tenure representing institutional, corporate and association clients.

Doug next worked directly with the owner-managed Arizona portfolio of Diamante Properties. This 750,000 square foot retail/office portfolio included the historic train depot in Prescott requiring sensitivity to the preservation of the building as it was converted to office space. In 2007, Doug brought his 25-plus years of facilities and property management experience to Robert F. Knight and Associates, L.L.C. and he has been entrusted with the southeast valley portfolio of retail, office and medical properties ever since. Doug graduated Suma Cum Laude from Arizona State University while majoring in Real Estate and was a member of College of Business Honor Society.

BRAD CLAUSON, CPM - SENIOR PROPERTY MANAGER
Brad possesses a superb record of accomplishment in the field of commercial real estate with a professional background that includes seventeen years of experience in the leasing and management of office, industrial and shopping center properties located throughout metropolitan Phoenix. As regional asset manager of Morrison Karsten Group’s Phoenix area properties from 2001 – 2014 consisting of 800,000 square feet, he had overall responsibility for annual asset management plans and budgets, tenant retention and related leasing activities, maintenance and enhancement of the properties and supervision of staff and vendors.

Prior to joining MKG he managed the Phoenix area office for a national real estate investment trust; and prior to that for many years he managed real estate portfolios ranging in size of up to 775,000 square feet for Grubb & Ellis, Opus Investments, and Perini Investment Properties. Brad’s extensive commercial leasing experience includes working at the onset of his real estate career as a commercial leasing agent with Rand Commercial Brokers in Phoenix. In March 2014, he brought a solid educational foundation in support of his current responsibilities at Knight Management, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in business with emphasis on real estate and accounting from Arizona State University and an Arizona state real estate broker’s license.

STEVE CELI - SENIOR PROPERTY MANAGER
Steve has a diverse background in commercial real estate having managed all property types over a 10-year career, with a focus on office, industrial and retail buildings. Prior to his management career, Steve was a Project Manager at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. During this time, he gained invaluable experience overseeing multiple construction and renovation projects, which has easily translated to tenant improvement assignments in the management field. Steve’s other areas of expertise include lease administration, monthly reporting, vendor sourcing and facility maintenance. Two of his major clients include Southwest Eye and Central Garden & Pet. These attributes make Steve a valuable asset to any real estate investor.
LORI DEHAII - SENIOR PROPERTY MANAGER
Lori is a decorated professional with over 20 years of commercial property management expertise, which includes on-site and portfolio management of office, retail, industrial and facility management properties throughout the Phoenix market. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations, monthly financial reporting and vendor and tenant relations. Lori’s areas of specialization include monthly financial reporting, lease renewals, capital expenditure and tenant improvement management, and client and tenant relations. Her extensive capabilities in budgeting, reconciliations, lease administration, cost analysis and control, vendor sourcing and due diligence, as well as her ability to manage all departmental functions utilizing innovative leadership while cultivating and maintaining business to achieve greatest profit potential make Lori an overwhelming asset.
MELANIE BAAS - ASSISTANT PROPERTY MANAGER
Melanie has 13 years of property management experience within the HOA Management real where she was a senior manager utilizing her time to effectively manage over 3,000 units within numerous communities. At Knight, she is responsible for tenant and vendor relations, assisting the property managers in all day-to-day duties, including move-in/move-out procedures and property inspections. She has a strong background in management, on-site property reviews and communications.
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