Shane Flanigan Flanagan: “The low-hanging fruit and quick areas to enhance ROI would be in the areas of energy efficiencies and monitoring programs, recycling programs, partnering with tenants on conservations, vendor partnering and working with utility providers to secure rebates for program offerings.”

NEWPORT BEACH, CA—The development of financial skill sets and keeping up with ever-changing technology will be key to separating the great property managers from the good ones, RiverRock Real Estate Group’s Shane Flanigan tells The privately owned property- and asset-management firm recently hired Flanagan as regional VP to oversee all operational activity for the Southern California region with a primary focus on client service and expanding the firm’s offerings as it grows the portfolio. Currently the firm manages 12 million square feet an office, industrial and retail space in Southern California with a total management portfolio of more than 26 million square feet throughout the Western Region.

Flanigan previously served as VP of operation for PMRG in Southern California, where he was responsible for all property management and operational activities in Orange, Los Angeles, Inland Empire and San Diego counties as well as Arizona.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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