AREA Gains Significant Property Management Growth in 2022

AREA Real Estate Advisors has hired three new team members to support its property management division’s dynamic growth.  AREA has experienced a 99 percent growth in its management portfolio, managing more than 2 million sq ft in 2021 to more than 4.2 million sq ft in 2022.

In early November, AREA’s property management group began overseeing a new client’s portfolio of industrial flex space, including 20 buildings and 760,000 square feet. Along with these new assignments, AREA has welcomed three new employees: Property Manager Mike Long, Property Manager Martin Whipple, and Property Administrator Anna Waldron. Whipple and Waldron both join AREA from Axiom Property Management. Long was previously at Curry Real Estate Services.

Long has more than 25 years of property management experience and most recently oversaw the multi-family management department at Curry. He is a past president of Kansas City IREM, holds IREM CPM designation, and is currently on the IREM National Membership and Credentialing Committee. 

Whipple has more than 22 years of industry experience, which includes time at Hines and Colliers.  

Waldron recently started her career in commercial real estate. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Houston and her master’s degree in Piano Performance at UMKC. 

 “AREA Real Estate Advisors is a special place where highly committed, thoughtful people can do their best work,” said Tim Schaffer, AREA Real Estate Advisors founder and president. “Doug exemplifies that spirit, and I know Mike, Martin, and Anna are ready to pick up the torch and continue growing AREA’s property management group.”

The Kansas City Business Journal interviewed Tim Schaffer and Doug Grossenbacher on the firm’s property management expansion. To read the full article, click here.