Judge Realty has hired Emily Kelley as the new VP of Residential Property Management. Due to the success of Judge Realty’s Property Management division, Kelley was brought on to help aid in the success of business development.
In this position, Kelley implements the owners’ strategic plans for each property or portfolio of properties, including property management, leasing, financials, relationship management, reporting, maintenance repairs, capital projects, and ongoing administration of all relevant agreements and legal issues.
Originally from Jacksonville, North Carolina, Kelley moved from her home base to Charleston, South Carolina, where she spent 13 years gaining in depth experience in maximizing financial performance, maintaining and growing asset values. Before moving to Savannah, she worked at some of the largest real estate investment trust companies in the U.S. including AIMCO and Colonial Properties Trust.
Kelley also has experience in managing multifamily portfolios with asset values up to 34M and single family portfolios with combined asset values of 75+M.
Kelley is an advocate of pancreatic cancer research and will be dedicating the month of November (Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month) to raising awareness and funds. When she lost her mother to the disease several years ago, Kelley made it a point to raise awareness about this little known form of cancer.
“My mother was healthy and fine. Then she woke up one day with a death sentence -that was only a few short months away due to this monstrous disease. She went from being seemingly healthy and perfectly fine to being very sick and dying all with in less than four months. I lost my mother, my best friend to this disease way to early. If I can help one girl have more time with her mom it will fill my heart with joy.”
Emily will be running in the Purple Stride 5k in Atlanta on November 15th. The yearly event put on by the Pancreatic Awareness Network, takes place all over the United States to raise money for research and treatment.
As a rising form of cancer, it is estimated that more than 46,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year, and more than 39,000 will die from the disease. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer death, with a relative five-year survival rate of just 6%. It also one of the least funded in research among the major forms of cancer.
We know from the relatively high survival rates associated with breast cancer and HIV/AIDS that federal research funding levels matter in the fight to find new cures and directly relate to improved survival rates.
Emily is even working on forming her own foundation to help with the cause. To donate, find out more information or join her in Atlanta head to her website.