Select a team to view it’s members:
- Dale Smetana-Nelson
- Julie Hines
- Sarah Marchitto
- Sheree Obaubang
- Brian Bowron
- DARRLYN LADSON
- Florence Barbour
- Melissa Cronk
- Kyle Brady
- Pamela Brown
- Brandis Johnson
- Evelyn Diamond
Director of Property Management
About Dale Smetana-Nelson
Dale is the Director of Property Management – West US Region. She has been in the commercial real estate industry for over 30 years with such notable companies as Dillingham Development, William Wilson & Associates, Cornerstone, Equity Office Properties, and joined Bridge Investment Group/Bridge Property Management in 2003.
She holds an active Broker and Property Management License in Utah and has been an active member of NAIOP and its Utah Chapter since 1985. In addition she has taken an active role nationally as part of the Executive Committee, National Board of Directors and Past Chair of the Business Development Committee.
Her diverse background and experience ranges from Asset Management, Leasing, Property Management, 3rd Party Management, Marketing, Acquisition/Disposition and Construction Management. She has been successful in maximizing revenues and optimizing operating efficiencies and expense reductions providing a competitive edge over competing buildings by generating value add strategies and innovative solutions to solve problems.
With just over 4.3 million square feet under ownership and management, the team at Bridge continues to focus on tenant retention, value add strategies and maximizing the properties NOI.
Assistant Property Manager
About Sarah Marchitto
Sarah serves as the Assistant Property Manager for Bridge’s Bayview Corporate office, a 412,520 square foot Class A building located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ms. Marchitto works closely with Senior Property Management assisting in the preparations of monthly financial reports, annual operating expense budgets, accounts payable, contract management, and plays a key role in tenant and vendor relations.
For 11 years Sarah worked as a Residential Property Manager, transitioning on to the commercial side of property management in 2012. Sarah is from Lake Whitney, Texas. Sarah now resides in Fort Lauderdale with her husband three little puppies (Harley, Gator, and Bella).
Director – Office Property Management
About Brian Bowron
Brian Bowron is Director of Office Property Management for Bridge’s diversified portfolio. He has direct oversight of all aspects of property management including staff oversight, building and common space maintenance, engineering, interior tenant construction, asset building capital projects, and tenant relations. His proven tenant retention profile illustrates Brian’s focus on customer relationships and dedication to the highest level of service. Brian works to minimize expenses and maximize returns for the firm through budgeting, financial analysis, lease administration as well as target retention efforts that both benefit the investor partners as well as serve the needs of the tenants.
Brian has over 25 years of commercial real estate experience. He is a recognized leader in the real estate field with highly developed leadership skills. He has managed large, world class mixed-use office products including Atlanta’s trophy properties Concourse and Northpark and is a multiple TOBY award winner for outstanding property management. He has a proven team approach for success and motivates through positive reinforcement for excellence of the property management department.
Most recently, Brian served as Vice President/General Manager at Carter Associates overseeing a 15 million square foot office and industrial portfolio. He has held similar leadership roles at IDI, CBRE, and Trammell Crow Company managing property management departments responsible for the fiscal, operational, and overall management success of the department. His portfolio at Trammell Crow Company consisted of office, industrial, and retail properties in excess of 18 million square feet. At IDI he was responsible for nearly 20 million square feet of industrial product in Georgia and Pennsylvania.
Brian obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Management from Lawrence Technological University in Michigan. He holds the RPA designation from the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) of which he is a past Georgia BOMA president and a CPM designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).
Vice President Property Management
About DARRLYN LADSON
Darrlyn Ladson, VP Property Management Group, Property Manager
Ms. Ladson is currently Vice President of the Property Management Group for Bridge and oversees the daily operations of eight (8) of Bridge’s Suburban properties including Parkway Center. She has over 15 years of real estate experience which she utilizes in managing her portfolio which consists of a variety of building types such as Class A, Office/Flex Warehouse and Retail Shopping Centers totaling 834,143 square feet. Her responsibilities include managing all aspects of property management including but not limited to: annual budgeting, monthly financial reporting and analysis, securing and evaluating the performance of vendor service contracts, auditing operating expenses, compilation of annual OPEX/CAM reconciliations, tenant improvements, building improvements and construction management. Ms. Ladson is highly focused on personal tenant relationships and communications. She works very closely with her APMs and engineering teams assigned to her properties to assure that each building is operating successfully.
During her career, Ms. Ladson has worked for several major real estate firms such as Wells Real Estate and Carter & Associates. She has also work for national and international corporations such as McDonald’s where she was an Administrative Manager for the Southeast Regional Office which provided support for over 400 restaurants.
Ms. Ladson holds a Bachelors Degree in Administration from Valdosta State University. She is an active member of Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and served as Logistics Chairman for the 2007 BOMA Trade Show. She is currently working towards receiving her RPA designation.
About Florence Barbour
With more than 35 years of property management experience, Florence serves as General Manager of Embassy Row, Bridges 551,515 sf portfolio located in Atlanta, Georgia. Before joining Bridge she acted as General Manager for Winthrop Management, CarrAmerica Realty, and Parthenon Realty within their Atlanta office portfolio. She has also spent years in the Dallas, Memphis and Tampa markets throughout her career as a Senior Property Manager with a large portfolio of office properties while working with Trammell Crow Company and Weston Companies. Her expertise in tenant relations, tenant construction and overseeing base building construction make her a valuable asset to the Bridge team.
Florence has been an active BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) member and served as 1994 President-Elect for the BOMA Greater Tampa Bay and 2008 President for the BOMA Georgia organization while also serving on committees on the Regional and International BOMA levels. Florence was awarded the Atlanta association’s “Manager of the Year” award in 2006 and the “Huey Award” (a lifetime achievement award) in 2011. She is also active in other industry associations such as CREW (Commercial Real Estate for Women), IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management) and ACBR (Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors).
Florence holds the distinguished industry designations of RPA and CPM. She also has a Georgia Real Estate License and a Florida Real Estate License.
Property Manager | Westshore 500 & Sabal VI – Tampa, Florida
About Melissa Cronk
Melissa Cronk is a Property Manager with Bridge’s Florida team. Located in Tampa, Melissa oversees 2 properties totaling 227,000 square feet. With over 12 years property management experience, Ms. Cronk uses her extensive experience working for such organizations as Crescent Resources, Jeffery Management, and Jones Lang LaSalle to assist ownership and tenants in cultivating a successful relationship.
Ms. Cronk works daily with tenants on their individual needs, coordinates tenant build outs, and meets with vendors to ensure top level service. Additionally, Melissa works with ownership on monthly reporting, accounting, and lease review. Having worked at all levels of property management during her tenure, Melissa is able to proactively and positively impact tenant satisfaction and ownership expectations.
Melissa has been a licensed Florida Real Estate Salesperson since 2001, was a member of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Council and is a current member of BOMA Tampa Bay. She enjoys the beautiful Florida beaches, fishing, riding her motorcycle, volunteering and spending time with her pups/felines, family & friends.
Born in Saint Petersburg, Florida, Ms. Cronk studied Psychology and Travel and Tourism Planning at the University of Florida in Gainesville and graduated from the University of South Florida in May 2003 with a B.S. in Communications.
Assistant Property Manager
About Kyle Brady
Mr. Brady serves as Assistant Property Manager for all of the firm’s properties, with supportive oversight for operations, building systems, equipment and maintenance logistics. His responsibilities include creating and monitoring annual budgets to maximize income and control building expenses. Mr. Brady works closely with the firm’s Senior Vice President of Property Management assisting in the preparation of monthly financial reports and annual operating expense budgets. Mr. Brady plays an integral role in coordinating new tenant suite construction and managing the relocation process for incoming tenants.
Mr. Brady holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Real Estate from Georgia State University
About Pamela Brown
Pamela Brown serves as Property Manager for Embassy Row, a 551,515, Class B Office Park in Atlanta’s Central Perimeter submarket. Pam is responsible for the day to day administrative aspects of Embassy Row’s property management including accounts payable, accounts receivable, contract management and lease administration. Ms. Brown also assists property management with responding to tenant needs, coordinating engineers within the buildings and hosting events.
Prior to joining Bridge Commercial Real Estate LLC, Pam was Property Manager for Winthrop Management and Assistant Property Manager for Parthenon Realty, both in the Atlanta Area.
About Brandis Johnson
Brandis Johnson serves as Tenant Services Coordinator at Bridge’s corporate office in Atlanta. This important role has her as BridgeCRE’s front door ambassador to our tenants and clients. Brandis handles the complicated logistics of handling tenants needs, processing work orders, as well as assisting with accounting, office management, and property management.
Brandis attended Georgia State University and has interned at Walt Disney World focusing on guest relations and as a direct sales and marketing representative at Comcast.