March 8, 2012

Profile- Will Allen


Will graduated from University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s degree in History in 2007.  Immediately following graduation, Will joined Richmond Virginia based real estate development and management firm Harper Associates where he has been actively engaged in all aspects of firm operations including property management, asset management, leasing, loan closings, and transactions.

Currently in his role as asset manager, Will oversees property management of over twenty different assets. Will is directly responsible for ensuring the operational and financial performance of about 350,000 sf of retail space, to 575,000 square feet of warehouse space, a multiple ground and convenience store leases and providing timely reporting to investors and owners.  Will has been effective in maintaining strong relationships with tenants which has led to multiple key lease renewals and extensions as well as opening new opportunities to work with these tenants in new projects.  Will is schedule-oriented and believes professionalism, consistency, accountability, and active management are the key to success in real estate management. Also bringing value to any project he undertakes are talents for communication, negotiation and critical thinking.

In addition to asset management, Will is also engaged in real estate development projects to include underwriting, financing, entitlement and execution.   He also has additional experience including timber management, grant writing and construction management.

Will earned the Certified Property Management (CPM) designation, through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Will serves on the Executive Board of IREM’s local chapter as the Vice Chair of Members Services Committee. Will also is an active member of the local chapter of Urban Land Institute. Will also earned his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2015.