NAI Latter & Blum
10455 Jefferson Hwy., Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA United States 70809-7248
t225-297-7481 m225-892-2149 f225-295-0888
John
Gifford
Office Specialist

Specialties: Lease Administration, Office

Scope of Service Experience
Tenant Representation
Asset Management
Landlord Representation
Property Management
Accounting
CAM/Escalation Audits
Lease Administration
Commercial Sales Underwriting
Commercial Loan Negotiations
Background & Experience
Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PKY), Jackson, MS - Real Estate Investment Trust focused primarily in the south US, operating 70 large commercial office buildings (16M SQFT) in 10 states with a market cap > $1.2 billion.

Vice President - Asset Manager
Managed over $500M in Class A properties: Corporate officer reporting directly to the COO responsible for multiple markets and 25+ team members. Duties included financial/operational management, budgeting, lease negotiations, construction management, personnel supervision, and strategic planning. Markets included Jackson, MS, North Carolina (Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and Raleigh-Durham), Columbia, SC, and Knoxville, TN.
- Originated 700,000 SQFT of new management contracts.
- Negotiated >850,000 SQFT of Class A office leases, 90% of renewal and expansion leases were completed at higher rental rates than the existing in-place terms.
- Supervised parking facility portfolio for entire company consisting of > 3 million SQFT and managed by several different 3rd party operators.

Vice President - Director of Financial Operations
Created and Managed Company’s Financial Analysis Systems. Corporate officer reporting directly to the COO responsible for all financial analysis of company’s entire $1.5B asset portfolio and managing the relationship between acquisitions, operations, and accounting.

Accounting Management / Internal Audit Manager (July 1998 to December 2002)
Co-Managed Staff of 20 CPAs and Accountants: Supervised accounting department on budgeting, operations, and financial reporting for over 70 commercial office buildings.

Education
BS - Accounting - Louisiana Tech University
Professional Associations & Designations
Broker - LA, MS, and NC
CPA - Certified Public Accountant
CIA - Certified Internal Auditor
CMA - Certified Management Accountant
Member - CCIM, Baton Rouge CID
Transaction History
Commercial Office Building Leases:

> 30,000 RSF - Regions Bank, Adams and Reese, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CH2MHill, GSA/SSA, and Bradley Arant & Cummings

15,000 to 30,000 RSF - Beckton Dickinson and Co / Tripath Oncology, Bottrell Insurance/Trustmark Bank, BKD CPAs, Travellers Insurance, Ross & Yerger Insurance, Consortium for Enterprise Management (SC), McGlinchey Stafford, United Mortgage, Forman Perry Watkins Krutz Tardy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, VC3, Courthouse Gym, GSA- US Marshalls, GSA-US Probation, TM Floyd, Club Corp, Grantham Poole CPAs, and Haddix Reid CPAs

< 15,000 RSF - KPMG, Espire Communications, AJ Gallagher Insurance, Stewart Title, Phelps Dunbar, Leerfield Radio, Level 3 Communications, Robinson Biggs et al, City of Jackson CVB, HMS Healthcare, Hedricks Gardner, Kellogg Foundation, AARP, South Carolina Lt Gov, First American Title, Magellan Healthcare, Webster Rogers CPAs, Mitchell McNutt, Fannie Mae, and more