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OUR TEAM

Samuel K. Briggs Vice President Leasing As Vice President Leasing, Sam is responsible for leasing industrial, flex and office properties in the Portland Metro area. Prior to joining PacTrust in 1984, Sam began his career managing a portfolio of properties for an oil company. He is a past president of the Portland chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) and is a current board member of the Westside Economic Alliance.

Cynthia M. Buhl General Manager Cynthia joined PacTrust in 2004 as the General Manager of The Crossroads Carmel, a lifestyle retail center in Carmel, California. She is also responsible for a flex industrial property in San Jose, California. Cynthia began her career managing class A office buildings, business parks and retail centers in Silicon Valley. She serves on the Executive Leadership Council for the Carmel Chamber of Commerce.

J. Benjamin Chessar Vice President Asset Management As Vice President Asset Management, Benjamin is responsible for the acquisition, disposition, development and general management of properties in Washington and Texas. Prior to joining PacTrust in 2007, he began his career in finance and then made the shift to real estate brokerage.  Benjamin is a past president of the Portland chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP).

David G. Hicks Vice President Leasing As Vice President Leasing, Dave is responsible for leasing industrial, flex and office properties in the Portland Metro area. Dave began his real estate career as a commercial real estate broker and, in 1985, joined PacTrust as Marketing and Leasing Director. Dave is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) and the Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE).

Scott D. Hodson Vice President Asset Management As Vice President Asset Management, Scott is responsible for PacTrust's development and property management teams for industrial properties in Maryland and New Jersey as well as retail projects throughout the Western United States. Scott began his real estate career in Southern California where he worked with global commercial real estate investment advisors before joining PacTrust in 1994. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Andrew R. Jones Vice President Asset Management Andrew is Vice President Asset Management and joined PacTrust in 1992 after several years with a commercial property development organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. Andrew's responsibilities include the development and property management of Columbia Tech Center in Vancouver, Washington as well as Portland area retail, office and industrial properties. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Richard J. Krippaehne Vice President Development As Vice President Development, Dick is responsible for PacTrust’s development, design and construction activities. He began his career as a project manager and estimator for a commercial general contractor and, in 1994, joined PacTrust. Dick is a licensed professional civil engineer in Oregon as well as a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C).

Matthew R. Krueger Leasing Manager As Leasing Manager, Matt is responsible for leasing office and industrial properties in the Portland Metro area. Matt began his career in various roles at commercial real estate development companies and joined PacTrust in 2010. He is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP).

Mark W. Olson Vice President Leasing As Vice President Leasing, Mark is responsible for leasing retail properties in the PacTrust portfolio. He began his career specializing in retail leasing, shopping center sales and site acquisition before joining PacTrust in 1988. Mark is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Shari L. Reed Vice President Asset Management Since joining Pactrust in 2000 as Vice President Asset Management, Shari is responsible for office and retail properties located in Northern California, Texas and the Portland Metro area. Earlier in her career, Shari held various investment manager positions in the capital markets and securitization groups financial institutions. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Eric A. Sporre Vice President Asset Management Eric is Vice President Asset Management and is responsible for the marketing and leasing of Portland Metro office and industrial properties. He is also responsible for identifying and performing due diligence on the acquisition and development of Portland area properties. Prior to joining PacTrust in 2000, Eric was a commercial real estate broker and vice president at a commercial real estate development firm. Eric is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP).

John C. Wiitala Vice President Property Management As Vice President Property Management, John Wiitala is responsible for the property management and maintenance engineering teams for properties located in the Portland Metro area. John began his career with PacTrust in 1986.