Whitney Skala

Whitney Skala

B.Sc, NAIOP, ULI

Junior Broker

License # 01922791

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Professional Summary

JR started his real estate career in Hong Kong for Asia Pacific Properties (APP) and was a member of a multicultural, international commercial real estate team, working directly with leading local and multinational business clients.  

JR’s primary role as a licensed broker at APP was commercial leasing, including researching and inspecting office, industrial, and retail sites throughout Hong Kong and parts of China, including Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing, as well as, the greater Asia Pacific Region and all of California, supervised project management of office fit-outs, was responsible for all aspects of new business sourcing and marketing.  JR spoke as an APP Office representative at Hong Kong business networking events and, in 2013, was invited by his alma mater to address students from all colleges interested in international careers on the dynamics of being an American working abroad.
 
Prior to joining Colliers International, JR's United States professional experience included:  Sand & Sea Investments as the Director of Commercial Portfolio Acquisitions, TD Ameritrade Institutional as a cost basis analysis on the trading floor, and The Greenwald Co. as an asset manager responsible for their Southern California real estate portfolio. 

JR’s strong sense of drive, enthusiasm, perseverance, and professionalism sets him apart in the Real Estate Industry.  He is an active participant in the business community.  He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (formerly in Hong Kong, and now in San Diego) and NAIOP - San Diego. He is  a former member of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, as well as, the American Chamber of Commerce - Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Association of Southern California (served on the Board of Directors).

At Colliers International, JR is a member of the occupier services team and specializes in commercial leasing and sales, respresenting tenants and buyers with their commercial real estate needs.

In November 2017, JR received a ULI Certificate for completing a sophisticated Pro Forma Modeling Course, and, in April 2018, graduated from Cornell University’s SC College of Business - Commercial Real Estate Development Program.

Outside of Real Estate, JR enjoys traveling, eating bizarre foods, reading, learning and self-growth, networking, coaching youth/high school baseball, and sports/outdoor activities.

Accomplishments

Hong Kong Association of Southern California,  Member of the Board of Directors (September 2011 - December 2015); youngest member to have served on the Board

ULI Certificate, Pro Forma Modeling Three-Part Course - Investment, Construction Draw and Rent Roll, and Waterfalls received November 2017

Cornell University Graduate Certificate, Commercial Real Estate Development received April 2018

Education

California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo 

B.S. in Economics received June 2011

§ Senior Economic Thesis titled, “Commercial Office Real Estate Development:  Hong Kong, or Shanghai?”

§ Member of the International Business Club, Future of Real Estate Club, and Economics Society

 

Cornell University – SC Johnson College of Business                                                                                                                                                                                  

Graduate Certificate, Commercial Real Estate Development received April 2018

Memberships & Involvements

NAIOP-SD 

ULI

Services

Skills
Asset Management, Corporate Transaction and Portfolio Management, Disposal Advice, Financial Analysis, Investment Properties, Lease Advisory, Metro Leasing, Operational real estate, Portfolios
Service Lines
Tenant Representation
Property Types
Healthcare-Medical, Industrial, Office

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