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Nena Hamilton, Assistant Real Estate Controller

Nena Hamilton

Assistant Real Estate Controller

Nena Hamilton

Assistant Real Estate Controller
+1 312 4567123

Chicago

321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312 935 1400

Professional Experience

Nena Guillory Hamilton is an Assistant Real Estate Controller in CBRE Chicago’s Asset Services Client Accounting group. In this role, Nena manages multiple real estate accounting teams to provide accurate and timely client reporting. Her extensive knowledge in real estate and client accounting makes her a substantial resource for the Asset Services group. 

Nena continued her career in CBRE’s Asset Services group in 2014 after rejoining the firm as part of the U.S. Equities Realty acquisition. At U.S. Equities, she served as one of two Assistant Real Estate Controllers responsible for client accounting and special projects.

Prior to that, Nena worked at Cassidy Turley (currently Cushman Wakefield, formerly DTZ Realty and Colliers Turley Martin Tucker) where she served as a Property Manager.  In this role, she directed the property management process for two hospital campuses in south central Louisiana, which were comprised of 16 full property management buildings and 11 enhanced asset management locations. During Nena’s tenure, her duties included leasing and contract negotiations, budgeting and expense reconciliations, financial statement analysis and supervision of a staff of four.

Nena has amassed an impressive resume of accounting experience starting her career with CBRE in 1998 before joining Hiffman Shaffer Anderson as a Real Estate Accountant. She continued her profession at U.S. Equities as a Senior Accountant and then worked for what was then Inland Real Estate Investment Trust (IREITI) where she held the position of Senior Joint Venture Accountant and Joint Venture Accounting Manager. Nena returned to U.S. Equities as a Business Manager after the sale of IREITI.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Winner of the 2015 regional Greatest Contribution by an Accounting Professional award as presented by CBRE
  • Winner of the 2011 national Horizon Award as presented by Healthcare Corporation of America
  • Managed annual portfolio budgets within a 5% overall variance
  • Initiated and managed capital improvements and deferred maintenance projects that resulted in 2 locations being upgraded from Class C to Class B status ​

Credentials

Professional affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants: Member
  • Illinois CPA Society: Member of the Taxation Individual Committee, Conference Speaker, Mentoring Circle Coordinator / Facilitator, Member of the 2017 Taxation on Real Estate Task Force
  • CBRE Chicago Philanthropy Committee: member and 2015 Finkl Fiesta Subcommittee Chairperson 
  • CBRE Women’s Network: Member

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Global Management Accountant

education

  • Chicago State Universit​y – Bachelors of Arts, Accounting

Nena Hamilton

Assistant Real Estate Controller
+1 312 4567123

Chicago

321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312 935 1400