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Heath D. Bullock, CCIM, SIOR

Managing Director

Heath is approaching his twentieth year in the Commercial Real Estate Industry with experience in all disciplines including retail, office and industrial product. After over fourteen years with CBRE’s local affiliate, Heath was selected as JLL’s Iowa Markets Leader to develop a brokerage team located in Des Moines. In 2017, Heath ventured out to open his own commercial real estate firm. Heath is actively involved in consulting, development and transactional work throughout the state of Iowa. Heath brings an extensive knowledge base and numerous client relationships from his experience with corporate real estate, large firm platforms, SIOR Network, and the local business community. Past achievements include over thirty production awards and acknowledgments from past brokerage relationships and the Greater Des Moines real estate and the business community. Most recently Heath and his team joined the SVN brand joining forces with over 200 offices in 500 markets.

Nora Walsh

Associate Advisor

Nora moved from the suburbs of Chicago to attend the business school at Drake University and graduated in the Spring of 2016 with an Integrated Marketing Communications and Direct & Interactive Marketing major and Information Systems minor. Her family background in Commercial Real Estate in the Des Moines and Chicagoland areas spiked her interest in the industry at a young age and gave her the enthusiasm for real estate that she has today.

After working actively for two years in residential property management, Nora fell in love with Iowa and decided to make the transition to become an active Iowa REALTOR® and ICREA member. She joined the CREC IOWA team in 2018 and hopes to bring a strategic, yet personable approach to the commercial buying and selling process.

Jennifer L. Espeland, CSA

Associate Advisor

Jennifer has over 20 years of global and nationally awarded experience in senior housing and private office/co-working management. As General Manager for Holiday Retirement, Jennifer was a consistent company leading operator in year over year profitability, along with low associate and resident turnover. Prior to that, Jennifer rapidly climbed the ranks with IWG/Regus. Her roles became more and more diverse ranging from new construction oversight to regional sales training, to multi-state oversight of acquisitions.

She has presided over and served on various local organizations such as Ingersoll Business Association, Des Moines Downtown Chamber, Johnston Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute. Jennifer has been a featured speaker at numerous events on topics ranging from speed networking to senior housing transitions.
Jennifer strongly believes that creating environments where older people live and thrive is important business. That conviction lead to earning the Certified Senior Advisor designation to garner expertise on issues important to older adults and to the people who care for and house them.

Britton Klomstad

Associate Advisor

Britton is Iowa born and bred, moving to Des Moines at two years old. He graduated from Iowa State University where he obtained a degree in Finance. Growing up in Des Moines exposed Britton to the knowledge and expertise of the area and surrounding suburbs at an early age which gives him a competitive edge in the Commercial Real Estate industry. Watching the growth and expansion first hand, sparked a desire and passion to play an imperative role in the continuation of expanding Des Moines as well as Iowa as a whole. Specializing in Capital Markets, Britton ensures that his clients goals and standards are of the utmost importance and are achieved through collaboration and trust. Through his career, Britton has acquired key skills that allow him to have a multitude of perspectives when working with clients on acquiring, repositioning, or disposing of their assets. When Britton isn’t in class or in the office, he is likely out networking with people to capitalize on every opportunity to connect and build relationships to set precedent for future improvements. In his life outside of his career, he enjoys outdoor adventuring including but not limited to hiking, camping and exploring the country’s numerous national parks.

Patrick Graham

Advisor

Patrick has over 10 years of experience in commercial property and asset management of many retail, development and Industrial properties. Patrick has worked on housing developments, new commercial projects, land acquisition, and many other commercial projects. To go along with his Real Estate knowledge Patrick is a graduate of William Penn University with a degree in Marketing and Management. Patrick is originally from the North Iowa area, before moving to the Ames/Ankeny area 20 years ago.

Patrick has an extensive management background that includes many positions such as General Manager for JR Motorsports in Ankeny and Boone Iowa overseeing Sales, Marketing, Shipping, a complete machine shop and fabrication shop. Also to go along with that Patrick has been a Service Manager for various automotive dealerships as well. He has an extensive automotive background.

Patrick has many other interests outside of Commercial Real Estate as well. After high school and college sports Patrick continued his love of competition in racing. He has been involved in automobile racing for 30+ years throughout the Midwest, winning many championships along the way, most recently the Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing championship. Patrick has teamed up with many charities over this time as well to help get donations for such worthy causes as JDRF and many other events to benefit others. Patrick also enjoys meeting the young race fans helping to promote the sport. Along with this passion, Patrick also is an announcer for the Racindirt.tv broadcasts that is seen by thousands on Pay-Per-View broadcasts throughout the year.

With more than 20 years of experience in commercial construction and real estate development, Rich has grown a network of strong relationships by taking a team-based approach to his projects. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University, Rich started his career in Des Moines, IA with a local contractor/developer. With his visionary perspective and entrepreneurial mindset, he started PDC Partners in 2005 to assist clients in navigating the challenges of the construction and real estate industry. Rich’s portfolio of development properties includes projects with large corporate clients and small private businesses in nine states throughout the U.S. His success in the industry has been defined by carefully listening to his clients’ goals and translating them into a plan that delivers a successful project with exceptional attention to detail and personal service. Outside the office Rich is happiest spending time with his wife Jane and raising his two sons, Max and Sammy.

Bryan Michael

Managing Director

Bryan has over 25 years of construction, project management, and corporate services real estate experience. After starting his career with a national construction company in Atlanta, GA. , Bryan relocated back to Iowa in 1999 to work in the commercial construction industry and eventually becoming the Real Estate Manager for DuPont/Pioneer in Johnston, IA. During that time, Bryan was responsible for a global portfolio of real estate and construction projects, as well as real estate asset management. In 2005, Bryan started providing Owner’s Representation and Consulting services to owners needing leadership and direction to navigate the complexities of commercial construction projects. Bryan led the project team on the $56 million dollar STEM@Drake project for Drake University as well as multiple projects for Iowa Clinic, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Iowa Radiology and several other corporate and small business clients in the Des Moines area.

Bryan’s construction and corporate services experience can help owners of any size business understand the best path forward for each project, not only providing direction and oversight of the construction process, but understanding the overall cost of the project including real estate, soft costs and owner equipment and requirements. These services can be tailored to meet each individual owners needs and requirements including, site selection, architect and contractor selection, pre-construction, construction monitoring, FF&E vendor selection and final close out.

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