Ken Barnes
MAI CRE Strategic Consulting and Valuation

For nearly 20 years, Ken has been providing strategic consulting and valuation services for corporations, institutions, lenders, and litigants. He has specialized in strategic consulting for corporations, property owners, and their advisors. He has performed appraisals for all kinds of real property assets, including office, industrial, condominiums, apartments, retail, hospitality, mixed use developments, vacant land and joint venture interests. In addition, his valuation services have served a broad range of critical decision-making processes such as litigation support, workout, sale, financing, acquisition, portfolio analysis, securities filings, and merger and acquisition. Ken has led valuation teams at several large and internationally renowned real estate firms, including his current role as Principal at McKee & Schalka. Prior roles include Director of Valuation Advisory Services at Cushman & Wakefield and Vice President and Director of the Corporate Advisory Services at CB Richard Ellis. Ken graduated with a B.S. from the University of Missouri and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago.

Marc Bloom
Commercial Office and Healthcare Project Management

Marc provides simplified solutions for today's complex construction and development projects. He partners with his clients to achieve business objectives that support their real estate vision and has built a reputation for excellence and value in the delivery of every project. Marc distinguishes himself by providing knowledgeable, tireless attention to each project and fulfilling every promise. Simply put, he creates the roadmap, establishes the guardrails, and maintains the focus to achieve his client's objectives. Marc's expertise spans acute and outpatient healthcare, commercial office, and historic restoration. His role traverses every aspect of a project: from site procurement to due-diligence to occupancy – and every detail in between. Marc has more than 20 years experience and is known for his collaborative, organized, and detailed approach to each project. He treats each project as a personal investment, and his diligence results in refined, qualified, and sound recommendations. Marc holds Business and English degrees from Washington State University.

Mary Dilag
Project Management

Mary has more than 10 years of combined experience in property management, leasing and accounting. She has used her organizational skills to administer and execute tenant insurance, create marketing materials, improve quarterly investor reports, and streamline accounting procedures. Mary played a significant role in transitioning Norman Partners to its new office location, and is a key member of the Trinity Real Estate team. Prior to joining Trinity, Mary worked at CBRE where she administered and audited more than 200 leases and oversaw several building improvement projects for Paul Allen's Vulcan Inc. in the South Lake Union portfolio. Mary was also instrumental in organizing and transitioning all marketing materials from Trammell Crow Company to CBRE for multiple office locations. She earned a certification for Lease Administration and Lease Audit and is pursuing a degree in Business Administration.

Art Frohwerk
Strategy, Process and Communication Visualization

Art is recognized as an innovator and implementer. With over 25 years of orchestrating team-based solutions, he is known for "getting the impossible done" by developing and leading team efforts with a strong sense of reality, business savvy, and recognition of human factors. One of Art's life-long interests has been in visualization – seeing patterns and understanding complex issues in a simple way. His experience spans key roles in new product development, process implementation, and business start-ups. He has transformed companies for growth, driving high-tech teams in million and billion dollar projects, along with coaching multidisciplinary teams in utilizing new tools and new perspectives. Art is an alumnus of Walt Disney Imagineering, the Procter & Gamble Engineering Development and Product Development Divisions, and the Belcan Engineering Group. He holds an Engineering degree from Harvey Mudd College, with continued training in technology, psychology, management, team performance, total quality, and innovation methods.

Jenny Frohwerk
Information Design

Jenny specializes in creating effective visual representations of complex data and information. An experienced illustrator and graphic designer, Jenny works with customers and team members to develop new business concept presentation materials including: mural-size business process storyboards, strategy maps, and workshop collateral used to illustrate RE&F strategies, tactics and implementation solutions. Jenny holds a Fine Arts degree from Indiana University at Bloomington.

John Hendricks
Technology Project Management

John Hendricks works as a strategist at the intersection of real estate and technology, managing complex technology projects that enhance the value of both individual buildings and real estate portfolios for more than 25 years. His experience spans systems integration, data center launch and management, networking, audio visual installations, telecommunications, building control systems/security, workflow solutions, CRM and broadcast television production. His work in commercial buildings as well as campuses, theaters, recording studios and in residential and recreational applications has included clients such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Univar Corporation; numerous Washington municipalities, CenturyLink Field and Exhibition Center; and Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc., where John was Director of Technology Projects. Prior to joining Vulcan, John was co-founder of Workflow Solutions and his first start-up, Salmon Systems. John earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Michigan.

Richard Leider
Development Management, Capital Structuring, Advisory Services

As principal of Trinity Real Estate, Richard has been instrumental in providing value-added real estate services to clients for projects valued in aggregate of nearly $1 billion and totaling over 3.6 million square feet. Richard formerly served as the Seattle Region Vice President for Investments with Spieker Properties; a West Coast real estate investment trust purchased by Equity Office in 2001. In that capacity, Richard developed, acquired, and managed over 2.6 million square feet of office, business park, and industrial properties. He graduated with B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Washington and completed the Advanced Management Programme at Oxford University. He is the immediate past President of the Washington State Chapter of NAIOP and serves on their local and national boards. He is past President of the Pacific Real Estate Institute and serves on the boards of the regional Economic Development Commission and Bellevue Downtown Association. As an industry expert, he has been referenced in the New York Times, and is a contributing source for ULI/PriceWaterhouseCooper's Emerging Trends publication. He is active in the community, having served on the Citizen Advisory Committee for Bellevue's Downtown Implementation Plan and the Construction Code Advisory Committee.

John McFarland
Municipal Economic Development

John has over 26 years of public sector management experience in Washington local government. John, in his capacity as City Administrator for the City of Tukwila, served as the overall project manager and secured property for a town center development. The project involved the assemblage of 14 separate parcels, encompassing over five acres and totaling approximately $8 million dollars. In addition, the project required political and public support generation, complex purchase and sales agreements, creative developer incentives, and the production of design concepts to meet the City's vision. Over his career, John has participated in both direct and oversight roles in a number of complex public/private development projects that required creative and complex solutions to achieve success. His understanding of public processes, and the importance of community alignment in large-scale public improvement projects, brings a valuable perspective to the Norman Partners team. Since leaving public service in 2003, John has been engaged as a management consultant, facilitator, and advisor to several public organizations, including the Department of Defense. John holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Washington, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Puget Sound.

Chris Mefford
Market and Economics Analysis

Chris has a broad range of professional experience in urban planning, economics and transportation consulting, and public agency service. He works in both private and public sector arenas, understanding their needs, their connections, and their differences. Chris is the principal of Community Attributes in Seattle, providing market research and economic analysis in support of strategic planning, urban planning, and development projects. Chris tells compelling, data-rich stories about communities, markets and economies; leveraging geographic information systems and urban activity models. Chris holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Northern Iowa, an M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa, and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington. He is certified with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Greg Mummy
Public/Private Sector Construction Management

Thinking like an owner comes naturally to Greg since he has owned his own general contracting and construction management company. For more than 30 years, Greg has been bringing diverse stakeholders together to create and increase real estate value through construction management. Greg's experience ranges from work with Native American tribal organizations to public sector, health care and private sector work. Focused on team effectiveness, he is known for creating "dream teams" consisting of the right expertise to maximize project value. His is able to listen effectively and communicate clearly with each client and team member. Although his focus never wavers from the big picture, Greg balances the detail work necessary for a successful project. Greg earned a B.A. in History and a M.A. in Civil Engineering and Construction Management from Stanford University.

Mike Ragsdale
Public/Private Sector Expert

For over 20 years, Mike was a commercial real estate broker specializing in land transactions. As such, his clients were both land owners and developers. As the Portland area's leading land broker, he was involved in complex assemblages and multiple party negotiations. To add value for his clients, and to facilitate the successful closing of transactions, Mike was regularly involved in master planning and land use issues. He has also participated in planning and/or development of projects in the following Oregon cities: Beaverton, Hillsboro, Cornelius, Wilsonville, Tualatin, Sherwood, Troutdale and Portland. Mike has served as an elected official in the Oregon House of Representatives, Oregon Senate, and METRO Councilor for 12 years.

Doug Sage
Construction Project Management

Once a construction worker in the Seattle region himself, Doug now uses his field experience to build cohesive stakeholder teams; he successfully manages all levels – from owners, architects, and general contractors to ground crews and operations teams. Thirty years of construction management experience give Doug the ability to approach project management with the essential creativity necessary to guide clients through the often-perceived chaotic nature of construction. Doug earned a B.S. degree in Construction Management from the University of Washington. He is a member of the Communities Association Institute, the Dispute Review Board Foundation and the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering.

Pete Stone
Real Estate Development, Capital Structure

Pete brings Norman Partners more than 20 years of commercial real estate investment, development, asset management and consulting experience, including the ownership perspective he brings to the table through his current role as a principal of Trinity Real Estate. Prior to joining Trinity, he spent 11 years working at ING Clarion Partners, where he closed over $2 billion worth of investments. He specializes in negotiating complex and creative investment structures, including joint ventures, mezzanine debt and preferred equity. Prior to ING, Pete worked for several years with the US real estate subsidiary of Sumitomo Life, where he handled a number of complex workouts and redevelopments for both hotel and office assets. He’s also worked at Arthur Andersen as a part of a sponsored program with NYU, where he studied for his CPA. Pete has an MBA in Finance from NYU and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. He is an advisory board member for the Seattle chapter of ULI and an active member of Pacific Real Estate Institute and NAIOP.

Margy Sweeney
Communications Strategy, Writing

Margy Sweeney helps companies communicate by developing messages that inspire action, through strategic message development designed to respond to the priorities and values of every audience. These messages can speak to external audiences, across corporate functions and as components of new and traditional media environments. Experienced designing multi-disciplinary marketing and communications strategies, Margy is passionate about looking at global real estate portfolios to identify and evaluate brand building opportunities and reputational risks. She brings more than 17 years’ experience working with Fortune 500 companies, owners of complex real estate portfolios, regional economic development organizations, built environment services companies and financial institutions. A former journalist and head of Marketing for a national commercial real estate developer, Margy has also served as an SVP and Chicago office leader for a New York-based public relations firm, and is an alumnus of Cushman & Wakefield. Margy graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 1993 with a major in Anthropology and a minor in Creative Writing; she has also completed professional services management continuing education programs from Harvard Business School. She founded communications consultancy Akrete Communications in April 2011.

Val Tomey
Financial, Operational and Team Management

Val leverages best practices in financial, operational, facilities and team management to increase the bottom-line value of complex, large scale real estate investments and corporate portfolios. A senior real estate executive with more than 27 years of experience, she has held direct responsibility for real estate strategy and operations for office, industrial, retail, healthcare and residential property portfolios in excess of $1.5 billion in value and $130 million in annual revenues. She has developed, mentored and led multi-disciplinary and geographically disperse staffs of 100+ employees; focusing on smooth operations, optimum staffing, value-added financial assessment, cost-savings identification and performance metrics. Val is a certified Habitat for Humanity International Team Leader and an Advisor and Team Leader for the American Foundation for Children with Aids.