Valerie joined Crossroads in April 2016 as part of the property management team as well as new development operations. She brings 25+ years of broad commercial and residential real estate industry experience, including development and construction management, acquisition and entitlements, asset management, leasing, sales and finance. Her responsibilities have included conducting due diligence studies, determining financial feasibility, managing governmental approval and entitlements process, developing and maintaining successful relationships with regional real estate representatives for national retailers, coordinating retail leasing, managing new tenant build outs and assisting with all phases of residential condominium construction. In addition, she coordinated and closed financing for acquisitions and portfolio restructuring. More recently, she has managed complex residential and commercial OREO portfolios for multiple financial institutions involving a range of property types such as industrial, office, retail, multi-family, single family and vacant land. Valerie attended both DePaul University and Southern Illinois University and attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She resides in DeKalb with her husband, Kendall, son, Ben and two chubby cats, Buttercup and Mamba.