Frank R. Buchanan, |
Mr. Buchanan has overall responsibilty for the firms commercial leasing, brokerage and management functions. He has over 25 years experience in real estate development, brokerage, and asset management. Prior to starting MaKensay, Mr. Buchanan was a principal of Colliers Real Estate Services where he was responsible for the brokerage and management of their portfolio, and he negotiated the sale of several major downtown properties. Prior to joining Colliers, he was a Development Manager for Carma Developers a national real estate development company. Mr. Buchanan earned his B.A. in Business from Colorado College and his M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Washington. Mr. Buchanan is the Designated Broker for MaKensay and has earned the CCIM professional designation. He served as a member of MPOG to help create a new vision for Seattle’s South Downtown neighborhood. Mr. Buchanan enjoys cutting through inefficient process to achieve his client’s goals.
|Gigit Koh, |
Office and Accounting Manager
Ms. Koh is responsible for assisting several property managers with the daily management and coordination of a select group of properties. Ms. Koh also provides accounting functions, including bank deposits and accounts receivable functions for the properties that she helps manage. She interfaces directly with tenants, vendors and with our clients and oversees multiple property accounts. Ms. Koh is detail oriented and stays calm under multiple demands. Ms. Koh earned a degree in Computer Sciences in Singapore and also speaks both Mandarin Chinese and Teochew. Prior to joining MaKensay, Ms. Koh worked as the office manager and accounts receivable manager for a local frozen food company. Ms. Koh is detail oriented and precise, yet outgoing, resourceful, and thoughtful. Outside from MaKensay, Ms. Koh enjoys scuba diving, and kite surfing.
|Melissa Macaulay, |
Ms. Macaulay manages a portfolio of historic office and residential properties in the Pioneer Sq. neighborhood. Previous to joining MaKensay Real Estate Services Inc., Ms. Macaulay worked as a leasing agent for several different large residential properties. Ms. Macaulay's strengths are her great communication skills with both tenants and with the on-site building engineering staff to help coordinate repairs and maintenance. Ms. Macaulay is adept at handling multiple tasks and keeping organized, focused and on task.
|Cheri L. VanderWel, |
Chief Financial Manager
Ms. VanderWel is responsible for all financial accounting and reporting and has over 20 years experience in Real Estate accounting. Prior to working with MaKensay Real Estate Services Inc., Ms. VanderWel installed property accounting software and trained students on the Skyline Real Estate Financial Reporting software, which MaKensay uses for its financial and accounting system. She has also worked on a contract basis for other commercial management firms doing financial and accounting reporting. Most recently Ms. VanderWel was the Controller for Synergy Construction, a $100 million dollar construction company. Cheri is competent in all phases of accounting and finance and her take charge/get it done attitude is contagious. Ms. VanderWel is at her best when working on complex and difficult issues and simplifying them into a clear and simple format. Cheri has a Bachelor of Science degree from Utah State University.
David was born in Seattle and grew up in Washington and California. He has been a painter and maintenance engineer for various Pioneer Square buildings since 1995. His work is meticulous and he has an encyclopedic knowledge of paint, stains and techniques. In his spare time David is involved in several community theater groups where he has acted in a number of plays. He is particularly good as a villain.
|Enrique Rodriguez, |
Senior Building Engineer
Mr. Rodriguez is the senior enginner for a diverse portfolio of buildings including both small and larger office and retail buildings. Mr. Rodriguez is in charge of instaling and servicing heat pump units at the Jefferson Building and maintaining a comfortable work environment for those tenants. He also provides general building engineering services at the other buildings including maintenance of all building systems. Mr. Rodriguez enjoys the interaction he has with his tenants and solving problems in an efficient manner. Away from his work responsibilities, Mr. Rodriguez enjoys restoring clasic cars as well as renovating his home.