Description

Brandon M. Kessinger

292 Highcrest Dr., Acworth, GA 30101

678-469-2017 mobile

bkessinger@yahoo.com | https://www.linkedin.com/pub/brandon-kessinger/4/a6a/927

 

Summary

Critical and creative thinking real estate executive with a proven track record in evaluating investment strategies, developing effective business plans, negotiating contracts, leading multi-disciplined project teams, identifying process improvements, enhancing corporate strategy, and researching, analyzing, and solving complex challenges.

Core Competencies:

·       Develop and execute strategic/business plans

·       Execute and negotiate real estate acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, construction, and financing

·       Lead, leverage, and mentor cross-functional teams

·       Model, forecast, analyze, and report financial, operational, real estate, and investment performance

·       Manage real estate assets through acquisition, development, operation, renovation, and disposition

·       Identify, develop, and document Best Practices and process improvements

·       Communicate and present to C-Suite and BOD levels

·       Manage financial appropriations effectively

 

Experience

ALTISOURCE PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS, S.A., Atlanta, GA            October 2012—Present

A leading technology and real estate services company serving the Mortgage and Residential real estate markets, a two-time Top 100 Fastest-Growing Company by Fortune

Director, Global Real Estate and Facilities (10/12—Present)
·         Align corporate strategy, business unit strategies, and global real estate strategy that reduced real estate costs by ~25% and improved utilization by ~20% to date for a 2.7+MM SF portfolio serving ~24,000 employees; results achieved through development of proprietary Enterprise Location Planning program

·         Spearhead the global projects team regarding site selection, lease negotiations (+$200MM gross lease value), new construction (+$75MM), major renovations ($+65MM), and transition to operations/maintenance.

·         Deliver construction projects within approved project schedules and budgets without claims; averaged ~5% in cost savings to date.

·         Lead the AMR/EMEA facilities management team responsible for ~600K SF across 50+ facilities.

·         Integrate corporate real estate locations, personnel, and services related to M&A activity; over 150 leases and ~$300MM of value.

·         Develop and drive global best practices, policies, procedures, and processes for effective management of real estate saving over 1,000 man-hours annually to date, using Lean/Six Sigma/Operational Excellence principles.

·         Approve projects and spend, up to $50MM annually, as Department Head.

 

JAMESTOWN PROPERTIES, Atlanta, GA                        April 2005—October 2012

A leading private equity real estate firm with ~$8 Billion in assets under management

Asset Manager, with signature authority (02/08—10/12)

·         Negotiated leases ($100MM gross lease value), purchase agreements (+$25MM), residential sales contracts (+$15MM), and significant service contracts.

·         Drove revenue growth of 30%+ across portfolio of retail, residential, and office assets.

·         Evaluated and reviewed investment, operational, and development performance for a portfolio of retail, residential, and office assets, including two proposed 1.1MM SF mixed-use developments.

·         Negotiated loan extensions/modifications, as necessary, including a complex $40MM loan modification for a mixed- use project and assisting a JV partner with the modification of a $52MM loan on a medical office property.

·         Negotiated new contribution and partnership agreements, including a JV to develop a $50MM hotel project as part of larger $200MM+ mixed-use development plan.

·         Recommended strategies and opportunities to increase revenues for Jamestown, such as vertical integration of real estate services, resulting new revenue of $5MM+ annually.

Head of Real Estate Research, with signature authority (12/10—10/12)

·         Developed, managed, and executed strategic research programs for various initiatives at Jamestown encompassing macroeconomic conditions, demographics, market and asset level investment decisions; resulting in $500M+ of investments in retail assets in Boston, several metros in California, and New York.

·         Led strategic discussions for the company, its investment strategies, and asset level business plans, across most asset classes (retail, residential, office, and industrial).

·         Discussed economic and commercial real estate outlook with executives from Institutional Investors (incl. Fund Managers) along with leading authorities on economic and real estate research.

·         Analyzed financial statements to assess credit, operating, and default risks of retail, office, and industrial tenants.

·         Participated as of member of the IT Advisory Board to discuss strategic initiatives with internal IT services and programs.

·         Developed and managed the departmental budget.

Additional Relevant Experience:

JAMESTOWN PROPERTIES (04/05-12/06):  Asset Management Associate analyzing $3B+ mixed-use portfolio and Fund Controller responsible for $5B+ mixed-used, trophy asset portfolio.

COUSINS PROPERTIES (02/02-04/05):  Senior Accountant responsible for $300M portfolio of mixed-use development and operating assets.

BRANCH PROPERTIES (06/99-09/01):  Accountant and Analyst responsible for portfolio up to 20 retail and mixed-use assets, including investment analysis and cash flow modeling (NPV, DCF, IRR, etc.).

Education and License

Dartmouth Tuck School of Business

Executive Leadership Development Program – Innovation Acceleration

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

Completed the 150 semester-hour education requirement for the CPA exam.

The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Bachelor of Science Commerce and Business Administration (BSCBA), Major in Accounting.

 

CPA Candidate

Real Estate Salesperson, Licensed in Georgia (#345639, inactive)