Chicago—Sperry Van Ness International Corporation (SVNIC), a commercial real estate services franchisor, announced that Kirsten Helma has joined SVN|Crossroads in Schaumburg and Chicago as its chief operating officer. Helma will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the full-service property management franchise, including its existing portfolio and financial services department. SVN|Crossroads provides in-house institutional quality services including property & asset management, sales and leasing, tenant improvement, entitlements, construction, day-to-day maintenance and accounting services.
Founded in 2006, SVN|Crossroads currently manages more than two million SF of property. Helma brings more than 15 years of experience in financial services and real estate portfolio management to the company. As a former vice president and manager of real estate dispositions at MB Financial Bank, Helma offers expertise in Other Real Estate Owned (OREO) portfolio management, compliance and FDIC reporting.