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Professional Profile - Donna Sugarman

Donna brings with her over thirty-two years of diversified real estate experience, focusing on property management, leasing and strategic planning for all property types with a special emphasis on retail properties. She started Real Estate Resoures nearly thirteen years ago with the goal of utilizing her retail expertise to assist clients with strategic planning, due diligence and asset and property management project assistance. Key assignments include creating a stragetic operations and marketing plan for a retail portfolio owned by the Navajo Nation, asset management assistance for the redevelopment and operations of Bella Terra Shopping Center in Huntington Beach, and numerous lease abstracting and asset management assignments for institutional owners, developers and individual investors.

Prior to starting Real Estate Resources, Donna's spent nearly twelve years at CB Richard Ellis (commencing with Koll Management Services prior to the merger) as Director - Retail. In that capacity, she oversaw a portfolio of over six million square feet and a team of twenty retail professionals. Her main focus was providing strategic assistance to the team and the owners with the implementation of a program to assure quality operations, procedures and support for the portfolio, client support and strategic account oversight, new business development and fiscal/budget responsibilities for the retail group. During her tenure, she was involved in the oversight of several key assignments including the Promenade at Howard Hughes Center in Los Angeles, the Mitsui Retail Portfolio, the P.O.'B Montgomery Southern California Portfolio and Chino Spectrum Marketplace, as well as an extensive portfolio of neighborhood and community centers for clients such as ORIX, AEW Capital Management, P.O.'B Montgomery, Mitsui, Lennar Partners, Catellus Development, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund and CB Richard Ellis Investors.

Prior to CB Richard Ellis, Donna spent several years with a Mid-West based developer/3rd party management company (Farbman/Stein) in Chicago, with CB Commercial (in Chicago) and started her career with JMB Property Management Company in Southern California. During that time, she had increasing responsibilies for the day-to-day management and operations of various portfolios of retail, office and industrial properties. Some of those clients include Mass Mutual (Cornerstone Advisors), Met Life, Principal Financial Group and Aetna.

Donna holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of the Pacific and a Masters in Business Administration Degree (M.B.A.) from Arizona State University. She maintains a current California Broker's License and is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) through the Institute of Real Estate Management. She is also active in ICSC and other industry related organizations.