Senior Vice President, Management Jeremy W. Lyons
As a key member of the Property Management Division, Jeremy’s myriad responsibilities at the firm’s industrial, office and retail portfolio include construction and maintenance administration; real estate analysis; site selection and acquisition; building operations; budgeting and financial tracking/reporting; building inspections; and tenant and vendor relations.
Jeremy learned the management business from the ground up. After obtaining his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Notre Dame, he spent four years as a financial analyst and trading assistant. In 2002, Jeremy used the knowledge, skills and experience he gained in the financial field to transition into the position of facility manager.
Prior to joining Podolsky, Jeremy was responsible for the management of over 850,000 square feet of office and medical office buildings in the Chicago market, where his duties included creating preventive maintenance programs; negotiating vendor contracts; performing property auditing; managing construction of tenant improvements and capital projects; supervising all collections activity; and approving all property invoices and expenditures. In addition, Jeremy identified multiple cost savings opportunities for owners by instituting initiatives such as renegotiating contracts and performing certain work in house.
From 2008 through 2011 Jeremy was the Senior Property Manager for a 2.1 million square foot industrial portfolio in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. During that time, he cut operating costs by 20% while consistently receiving the highest possible grades on tenant satisfaction surveys. Jeremy also successfully supervised multiple tenant improvement and capital projects while keeping them on schedule and within budget.
As a Vice President at Gerson Development, LLC / Exit Management, LLC from 2004 to 2008, Jeremy managed day to day operations of a five property mixed-use portfolio, consistently raising property income while lowering expenses. In addition to marketing and leasing the retail, office, and apartment space, Jeremy identified new development opportunities and managed new construction administration.
In 2002, Jeremy acted as facility manager for 250,000 square feet of Evanston Northwestern Healthcare medical office space spanning over 20 different locations. Among his responsibilities were the preparation of annual operating expense budgets and reconciliations; development of long term capital improvement plans; coordination of tenant improvement projects; and the negotiation of services contracts and oversight of performance.