This month, our magnificent Property Manager Denise Stockinger-Butler celebrates 20 years at First Commercial Realty & Development!
Denise is an invaluable asset to the FCRD team, serving as Property Manager of both our own portfolio of 17 properties and third party properties managed through our Property & Real Estate Management department. Denise began her career in 1987 at the Timlin Group, serving as Property Manager of the company’s portfolio of mostly industrial properties. She made the jump to commercial property management when she joined First Commercial Realty & Development in July of 1999. At the time, FCRD’s portfolio consisted of only five properties. With the company’s major focus being on the ongoing development and construction of new centers across Michigan and Ohio, Denise’s responsibilities were split between property management, inputting accounts receivable and tenant lease duties.
As FCRD’s portfolio continued to grow throughout the early 2000’s, and the company shifted focus from new development projects to other real estates services such as Brokerage, Construction and Third Party Management services, Denise transitioned to property management specific duties, and eventually assumed the title of Property Manager. In this capacity, she handles all issues related to property repair and maintenance, management of common areas, contractor relations, and serves as tenant liaison to our numerous local, regional and national tenants.
During her tenure at First Commercial, Denise has been critical to the growth of the company’s Property & Real Estate Management department, working closely with FCRD leadership to ensure the use of best practices and the latest technologies in property management. She was instrumental in facilitating the introduction of real-time video monitoring at FCRD shopping centers.
Denise has many great memories from the past 20 years at First Commercial, and highlights include company Christmas parties, the 2005 grand opening of FCRD’s current office in the Rivers Edge Office Park, and celebrating the company’s 30th anniversary in 2018.
Congratulations Denise, and thank you for your continued service and dedication to First Commercial Realty & Development!