Senior Property Manager
License # CA-01974031
As a member of Colliers’ Retail Team I’m responsible for the day-to-day management of retail properties throughout the Bay Area. As Director of Property Management, I oversee a team of Real Estate professionals responsible for a portfolio of commercial properties consisting of retail, office, mixed-use and industrial, performing all aspects of property management including tenant relations, lease administration, building operations, renewal leasing, construction management, vendor management and client financial reporting.
I joined Colliers in 2013 and have more than 22 years of commercial real estate management experience. Prior to joining Colliers, I was a Real Estate Manager with The Radius Group for 7 years, where I was responsible for the management and operations of 800,000 square feet of Class A retail and office properties located in Brentwood, Oakley and Antioch, California.
Prior to joining The Radius Group, I worked for Robert Half International serving as Senior Transaction Manager responsible for strategic planning, office site selection, lease negotiations, project budgeting, space planning and construction management within the Western United States, Canada and International markets.
I began my property management career with Jones Lang LaSalle where I was responsible for the management of 1 million square feet of retail, office and mixed-use properties in the Pleasanton, San Ramon, Walnut Creek and Livermore areas.
Memberships & Involvements
BOMA, IREM, ICSC
Ms. Nielsen serves as a Property Manager at Colliers International. She has more than nine years of commercial property management experience and is currently responsible for the oversight of a diverse office and industrial warehouse portfolio totaling over 700,000 square feet throughout the Bay Area. Although, Ms. Nielsen’s portfolio currently consists of office and industrial projects, she has extensive experience with large retail shopping centers as well.
Ms. Nielsen prides herself on her efficiency and organizational skills in order to maintain the highest standards in her work product. Her clients, tenants and vendors rely on her to make time-sensitive and critical decisions in a timely and resourceful manner.
Ms. Nielsen joined Colliers International in 2010, supporting a 2.7 million square foot portfolio of industrial and business park properties. She transferred with this portfolio to Cassidy Turley in 2013. During this time, Jennifer served as an instrumental resource in supporting the largest portion of the portfolio in the Bay Area and guiding the transition of property management firms due to her familiarity with the buildings, tenants and client systems. Jennifer returned to Colliers early in 2014.
Her previous employment consisted of 10 years with Ringler Associates as a Structured Settlement Specialist Assistant. While at Ringler, she worked closely with insurance claim adjusters, life company representatives and both defense and plaintiff attorneys to successfully negotiate fair settlements while achieving the highest benefit to the injured plaintiffs.
Prior to Ringler Associates, Ms. Nielsen was a Credit Manager for Norwest Financial where she earned herself the District Credit Manager Sales Leader award for 1999. While at Norwest, Ms. Nielsen managed 3 loan offices in San Leandro, Pleasanton and San Pablo.
As Regional Controller, I am responsible for the performance of Colliers Western Region national accounting hubs, located in Walnut Creek and Sacramento. Together with Senior Accounting Managers, Tara Doyle and Margaret Blum, these offices provide full accounting services including accounts payable, accounts receivable, lease administration and financial statement reporting and analysis for a portfolio that mainly covers the Western Region of the U.S. The Accounting team partners with the Property Managers to service various property types including retail, office, industrial, mixed-use and residential assets.
Additional responsibilities include:
Development, implementation and monitoring of accounting policies and procedures
Development and management of property-specific operating systems & customizations
Review of financial reporting, budgets and CAMs
Setup and implementation of annual operating expense reconciliations
- Treasury Management
Director of Operations
As Director of Operations Real Estate Management Services for the Northern Nevada office, I currently oversee a staff of five and the management of 1.7 million square feet of retail, office, industrial and mixed use properties in the Reno and Sparks market. I am the Branch Manager for Colliers Real Estate Management Services in Reno, NV. I moved to the Reno area in 2004 and joined Colliers International in December 2006. During my 30 year real estate career, I have provided management, leasing and construction expertise and service to my clients.
I have over 30 years of experience in Property Management that began in 1989 in Pleasanton, California as an accountant for developer / operator Callahan Property Company. I quickly migrated into a full-time, full-service property manager position, providing a diverse client list with services ranging from full service management, facilities and tenant improvement construction management, lease negotiations, and operational and capital improvement budgeting.
I joined Charter Properties in Pleasanton, CA in 1992 where I was responsible for the oversight of all aspects of Property Management services for a portfolio of office and light industrial space. I was instrumental in improving the overall value of the portfolio by approximately 15% during my tenure by developing streamlined operations for property R&M, enhanced tenant retention practices and prudent lease analysis and negotiations.
I relocated back to my home town of Fairbanks, Alaska in 1995 and joined Somers & Associates where I started up their Property Management Division. In the eight years building the Property Management Division, I grew from a single family residence management operation to a premier property management company that included over 200 residential units, two apartment complexes with a combined 130 units, and approximately 175,000 square feet of commercial office and retail space under management as well as various commercial leasing assignments. The highlight of my success at Somers & Associates was to develop a strategy for structured capital improvements and operational procedures for a 100 unit apartment complex which ultimately increased the property’s revenue and culminated in the sale of the complex for $2.3 million, doubling the original asking price.