Women In Commercial Real Estate

Board of Directors

Board Members

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Business Development and President of WCRE Louisville Inc. Signarama Downtown
Melissa Cobb
melissa@signaramadowntown.com
Melissa has spent her life working with large and small companies to craft their environments.  From corporate art to environmental graphics and signage, Melissa has a keen sense of selecting products, and her consulting services are backed by the project management prowess of our team.

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Colleen Perkins
MillerKnoll
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Colleen Perkins is a market development executive for MillerKnoll, the world’s largest commercial furnishings manufacturer.  She is responsible for identifying emerging markets, educating design professionals and clients regarding MillerKnoll’s workplace products, remaining abreast of the latest developments in workplace design trends, and supporting MillerKnoll’s Kentucky dealership, ID+A.  Colleen is the immediate past president of Women in Commercial Real Estate (WCRE) and currently serves on the boards of directors for WCRE and International Facility Management Association (IFMA).  A long-time Louisville resident, she graduated from the University of Kentucky, is married, has three adult children, and three canine children.

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Executive Vice President PRG Commerical Property Advisors
Jenny Johnston
jenny@prgproperty.com

Jenny Johnston is Vice President at PRG Commercial Property Advisors, with a background in finance, marketing, business development, and entrepreneurship.  She has lived on both coasts (New York City and San Francisco) and has called Louisville home for almost 20 years.

Named “KCREA Multifamily Broker of the Year” in 2021, and one of “Business First’s Twenty People to Know in Real Estate” in 2020, Jenny has a keen understanding of the many factors that contribute to sound real estate investments, and brings market savvy, financial literacy, and business acumen to every transaction analysis.

Jenny has an undergraduate degree from Pomona College in Claremont, CA, and a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of California, Davis.  She prides herself on her involvement in, and commitment to, creating community, and is a Board Member with METCO, Trustee of the Cherokee Triangle Association, Board Member of Wilderness Louisville, Committee Member of the JCTC Campus Transformation Committee, and a volunteer at the Louisville Collegiate School.  When not doing the “PRG Hustle”, Jenny can be found living her passion for the outdoors by running trails or finding the next outdoor adventure with her husband and two children.

Kourtni Kelser

Business Development Manager, IIDA OHKY VPPR Office Resources, Inc.
Kourtni Kesler
kkesler@oriusa.com

Kourtni has been in the Architectural & Design industry for over 9 years working in both interior and sales.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the University of Kentucky.  She has been with Office Resources, Inc. (ORI) in Louisville since 2017, and her role has developed over that time.  Currently she serves as the Business Development Manager and leads the A&D and CRE strategies for ORI across the state.  ORI is a 76-year-old company with offices in Lexington, Louisville, Bowling Green, Nashville, and Huntsville and she works with a variety of leading enterprises in Louisville.

Before joining WCRE board, Kourtni held various leadership positions with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Ohio Kentucky Chapter including Director of Louisville Lexington and Vice President of Public Relations for the Chapter.  She was named IIDA’s Member of the Year in 2019.  She is an active member of WCRE, IIDA, and CCIM.

Kourtni grew up in West Virginia, where most of her family still lives today.  She worked in Lexington after graduation and worked in design until she moved to Louisville to work for ORI.

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Field Research Analyst CBRE | Midwest Research
Jill Morzillo
jill.morzillo@cbre.com

Jill Morzillo is currently the Field Research Analyst for the CBRE Louisville office.  Since joining CBRE in 2015, Jill has tracked market movements and delivered engaging market research reports about the Louisville commercial real estate market in the office, industrial, and retail sectors.  Her work has been highlighted in Business First, Midwest Real Estate News, Southeast Real Estate Business, and The Lane Report.  Jill holds a B.S. in Art from Murray State University and M.B.A. from DeVry University.

Jill’s professional background has included roles in administration, accounting, human resources, and consumer market research.  She also ran her own business for nine years handcrafting and selling unique sterling silver jewelry at local and regional fine art and craft fairs.

Jill enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with friends and family, including her fourteen-year-old son, Brendan, and husband of 23 years, Andrew.

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AVP, Accounting & Reporting Extell Financial Services
Julia Moore
jmoore@extell.com

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Executive Assistant LDG Development
Jill Jones
jjones@ldgdevelopment.com

Jill has 30+ years of Executive Assistant experience.  She has supported executives at Humana, Ventas, PharMerica and Papa John’s before landing at LDG in 2015 where she currently supports the Co-Founder/Co-Principal. She has also held other roles that included HR, Social Media, Project Manager, IT and Event Planning.  She was born and raised in Louisville and has one son.

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Norsemen Remodeling, Marketing Coordinator
Zara Macias
zara@norsemenco.com

Zara Macias spearheads marketing and awareness campaigns. Currently, she champions Norsemen Remodeling’s craftsmanship. Norsemen specializes in kitchen, bath, and basement remodels, as well as commercial cabinetry solutions.

Before entering the world of construction, she worked for the Leadership Louisville Center, Feeding America, and even plunged into the entrepreneurial world. Publishing her first book, “The Inevitable Loss of Innocence” and helping others write their life story along the way.

Zara feels incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve on the board of Women in Commercial Real Estate. She hopes to be a catalyst for positive change in the industry and beyond.

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Business Development & Marketing Director
LMH Architecture
Brandi Rimpsey
brimpsey@lmharchitecture.com

Brandi is a high-energy marketing professional with a background in creative planning and execution and a solid graphic design skill set. Her career in design began in a small print shop and opened the doors to her experience with Humana Inc., Lockheed Martin, Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company and Schaefer General Contracting. In January 2023, Brandi joined the team at LMH Architecture and currently serves as their Business Development & Marketing Director.

“To do what you love every day makes work NOT feel like work. As a born creative, I am driven by details, visuals and collaboration. I am candid, objective and super inquisitive, which annoys my husband a bit, but it continues to serve me professionally! I love being a connector of people and things, and I prioritize being an ambassador of my company’s brand and values.

WCRE was one of the first professional groups I joined when I came into the A/E/C industry in 2022. The comradery, connections and support I discovered were notable, and I am excited to join the board in 2024!”

Bridgette-Wingate

Community Development Officer (CRA Officer) Central Bank
Bridgette Wingate
bwingate@centralbank.com

Bridgette began her career in Banking over 27 years ago. She is currently the Community Development Officer (CRA Officer) at Central Bank & Trust Co. Bridgette comes with vast knowledge in the mortgage lending industry. She has navigated her career priding herself on putting all of the unique pieces of the loan transaction together seamlessly.

Bridgette is a graduate of the A-Pass-Weikel Institute and an Affiliate Member of Greater Louisville Association of Realtors, Louisville, KY. She is committed to being an active member of her community. Most recently the Vice President of the Fuller Center for Housing Louisville and previously the President of the Worthington Glenn Condo Association. She is also actively participating in the Mortgage Bankers Association, Master Builders Academy of Christ Temple Church, National Association of Real Estate Brokers and the Kentuckiana Real Estate Investors Association. She has occupied community boards and volunteered for Growth Point Church, Total Grace Baptist Church, Step by Step Inc, YMCA Adult Achievers of KY, Believing in Forever Youth Program and the We Move Movement.