Compass Commercial Asset & Property Management is excited to welcome Russ Monroe, CSM to the team. Monroe will be starting as the Vice President of Asset and Property Management at the end of April. He will be overseeing the department and also managing a portion of the company’s portfolio, which is currently comprised of 137 office, retail and industrial buildings totaling over 2.7M square feet in Central Oregon.
“Compass Commercial is an astutely professional organization filled with great people and a desire to provide best in class service to its tenants while maximizing value for its investors,” Monroe stated. “It is impossible to drive through the greater Bend area without immediately noticing their signs, clearly the most visible and well-established commercial real estate firm in town. They also care about the community they live and work in. I found a similarity in values at Compass Commercial that attracted me to the organization, but it is their people who sealed the deal. When it comes to commercial real estate, Compass Commercial is the indisputable leader in Central Oregon, and there is no place I would rather be than here!”
Monroe has more than 15 years of experience in commercial property management, successfully managing 4.5 million square feet of commercial and retail properties worth a market value of $750 million. He also maintains a Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) designation from the International Council of Shopping Centers. He most recently served as VP of Property Management at Capstone Advisors in Carlsbad, CA, where he oversaw and operated 21 commercial properties totaling 1.5 million SF across four states.
“Russ will be an incredible addition to our team,” president and broker Dan Kemp stated. “His experience and expertise in both managing commercial property and leading property management teams are impressive. We recently transitioned to Yardi, a world-class property management software, and Russ will be helping us optimize that program to provide a higher level of service to both our owners and their tenants. We are excited to welcome him to the Compass family!”
Monroe and his family are currently in the process of moving to Bend. He commented, “My two boys, my wife and I are thrilled to be moving to Bend. The area provides an incomparable quality of life, and we are looking forward to becoming a part of the Bend community. It has a great downtown area providing an attractive shopping and dining experience wrapped in small-town charm. The outdoor lifestyle Bend has to offer is second to none, and we look forward to skiing Mt Bachelor, camping, fishing and hiking local trails.”