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Mark Kalkus, Chief Executive Officer
Mark has been with Lamar, and affiliate of BKR Lamar, since 1988; in his role as President. Mark has been overseeing the growth of the company, including employees, assets and properties both owned and managed, since 1993. Prior to Mark joining the company, Mark worked through every aspect of the business including acquisitions, leasing, property management, and investor development and management. Mark has a legal and analytical background, graduating from Stanford School of Law, he graduated with distinction and passed the bar in California. He Also has his broker's license in Colorado. Prior to that he spent a year and a half as an associate consultant with Bain and Company. In 1988, he joined Lamar assisting in property management and leasing. He quickly became a virtual force in several of Lamar's most successful and profitable turnarounds. In 1990, he he was given the responsibility for the opening and operation of Lamar's Colorado office. With success of Colorado acquisitions, Mark became President in 1993 and Chief Executive Officer in 2001. Mark is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a member of the Young Presidents Organization Gold ("YPO"). Mark is also the lead member of Lamar's Investment Committee which approves all major decisions as it relates to the portfolio. Mark can be reached by phone at (303) 904-1122 or by email at email@example.com.
William Ray, Managing Partner - Brokerage Operations
William possesses over 30 years of professional experience in all aspects of commercial real estate across many markets. As a trusted real estate advisor and broker he provides a wealth of knowledge, guidance, unparalleled skills, and has always put customers first. Experience in investment sales, acquisitions, disposition, leasing, land sales, landlord representation, tenant representation & consulting. Further, he has extensive experience in project development from site acquisition, design, construction, financing, leasing, and management to the strategic marketing of properties.
William’s expert knowledge of the real estate environment over the years has helped thousands of clients navigate challenging transactions. Whether you are a landlord looking to maximize property revenue and minimize vacancies, a tenant pursuing the best suitable real estate opportunities, or an investor in search of guidance on a recent acquisition or disposition, William exceeds expectations. He is a steadfast advisor that provides professional leadership on marketing and transaction management.
Prior to joining BKR Lamar Real Estate Services, William has thrived with several other firms including Lee & Associates, Silbert Realty & Management Company Inc., Fidelity Properties, LLC and USI Real Estate Services, Inc. – A Johnson Controls Company. He is a graduate of Lycoming College, licensed Broker and Broker of Record in New Jersey, and belongs to several professional organizations including ICSC.
Jeffrey James, Vice President of Leasing
Jeff has been with Lamar since 1990 and became Vice President of Leasing in 1996. He has been instrumental in the success of the company over the years in many ways. The most outstanding is his completion of leasing roughly 4 million square feet of space in Lamar’s shopping centers. Jeff has an extensive network of national retailers, developers and brokers. He received a BA from SUNY-Geneseo and was certified to teach at the University of South Florida. Prior to joining Lamar, Jeff spent 15 years in bar/restaurant management and also taught high school! Now that’s a teacher we all would have loved to have!