SVN Crossroads Property Management Taps Kirsten Helma as New COO

Kirsten Helma has joined Sperry Van Ness Crossroads in Schaumburg and Chicago, Ill. as its chief operating officer (COO). Kirsten will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the full-service property management franchise, including its existing portfolio and financial services department. SVN|Crossroads provides in-house institutional quality services including property & asset management, sales and leasing, tenant improvement, entitlements, construction, day-to-day maintenance, and accounting services.

Kirsten Helma, COO, SVN Crossroads Property Management
Kirsten Helma, COO, SVN Crossroads Property Management

Founded in 2006, SVN|Crossroads currently manages more than two million SF of property. Kirsten Helma brings more than 15 years of experience in financial services and real estate portfolio management to the company. As a former vice president and manager of real estate dispositions at MB Financial Bank, Kirsten offers expertise in Other Real Estate Owned (OREO) portfolio management, compliance and FDIC reporting.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the already-successful SVN|Crossroads team,” said Kirsten Helma. “I look forward to drawing from my experiences in commercial real estate banking in order to fuel continued growth of the organization in the months and years ahead.”

“Kirsten has managed more than 10 million SF of assets during her career and has been involved in commercial real estate transactions in excess of $2 billion,” said Michael Nortman, principal at SVN|Crossroads. “She understands the needs of the banking industry, but what makes her unique is her ability to think like an owner, which fits in well with our philosophy of returning maximum property value to our clients.”


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