SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Plaza Realty & Management Services LLC today announced that Kelsi Hall has been appointed president of the company. Hall brings 20 years of experience in administration and management to the executive position at one of the leading commercial real estate brokerage companies in Springfield, Missouri. She previously served as property manager for the company, which she joined in 2015. Plaza Realty & Management Services is a subsidiary of John Q. Hammons Industries and oversees several well-known Springfield properties, including the Hammons Tower, the John Q. Hammons Building, and the United States Federal Courthouse, among others.
Hall will report to Jacquie Dowdy, who is part-owner of Plaza Realty & Management Services and a member of the company’s board of directors. Hall will be responsible for attracting new tenants to the properties within the portfolio, as well as ensuring ongoing improvement of sustainability measures. She will also continue to provide property management for the vast portfolio that spans more than 800,000 square feet of commercial space.
“Kelsi’s in-depth knowledge of our expansive portfolio, her hands-on technical background, and her keen ability to guide teams make her an ideal fit for this key leadership role,” Dowdy said.
Hall succeeds Mark Harrell, who has successfully served as president of Plaza Realty & Management Services for 24 years. During his time with the company, Harrell had the opportunity to work closely with Mr. John Q. Hammons to manage a portfolio of investment real estate. He also provided development and brokerage services and facilitated the sale of key properties in the retail sector. Harrell’s immediate plans include taking time off to pursue personal projects, to spend time with family, and to enjoy outdoor recreation. Eventually he intends to return to the field of commercial real estate brokerage services.
Dowdy added, “We publicly thank Mark for his valued leadership over many years and recognize his instrumental contribution in building a leading real estate brokerage company. We also appreciate his collaboration with a smooth transition while he pursues his personal interests.”
Prior to joining Plaza Realty & Management Services, Hall served as project manager at Kenney-Hall Construction Company in Missouri, where she oversaw multiple construction projects from pre-bid to completion, including the creation of sustainability plans. Her career also includes serving as dean of academic affairs at ITT Technical Institute – Springfield Campus, where she was responsible for the activities and schedules of more than 300 students. She also worked as project manager at Three Springs Design and Construction, Inc. in Missouri, where she maintained multiple contracts from award through job completion stages to ensure compliance. In addition, Hall was a lead instructor at Vatterott College in Springfield, where she taught Computer Aided Design and Drafting. She also owned and operated her own drafting services business for eight years, where she assisted architects, engineers, surveyors and homeowners.
Hall is a member of several associations, including the National Association of REALTORS®, the Springfield Board of REALTORS®, the Project Management Institute, the American Design Drafting Association, the American Institute of Building Design, and the Missouri State University Community Band. She is founder of the Environmental Adventures in Missouri, an environmental education program for elementary and middle school-aged children. Hall holds a Master of Science in Environmental Management from Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri, and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Technology from then-Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield.
“I appreciate the trust that is being placed in me to continue to elevate the success of the portfolio and to ensure the quality performance legacy of Mr. Hammons lives on,” Hall said.
About Plaza Realty & Management Services LLC
Springfield, Missouri-based Plaza Realty & Management Services LLC, a subsidiary of John Q. Hammons Industries, has provided expert real estate brokerage services for more than 30 years. The company manages a portfolio of more than 800,000 square feet of commercial real estate space and offers exclusive agency representation to buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants. Key offerings include property management/construction, physical plant maintenance, building and safety, and accounting and financial reporting. For more information, go to www.plaza-realty.com.