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 Expert  723957

Expert in Real Estate Re-Use, Site Evaluation, Community-based Development, Branding, Logo Design

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Mexico (NM)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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With a decade of experience in investment property management, a strong commitment to cultural heritage and a business promoting RE Use, Expert has gained a reputation as the catalyst for sustainable growth. She has done site visits of historic industries, manufacturers and current operations in cities including Providence, Baltimore, Columbus, Duluth, Beijing, Harbin and Wuhan, China. As a licensed real estate broker she puts advocacy into action, working with agents and developers to build capacity for obsolete and historic properties.

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Her two-day conference drew nationwide recognition for New Mexico's rich legacy from the Industrial Age. It established working relationships between preservationists, developers, industry professionals and community leaders to turn plans into reality.

As owner of Cultural Asset Development, Expert does independent site research, assessment, evaluation and strategic planning. She targets funding sources and potential partners for community-based developments. For buyers she presents a selection of potential sites, and provides detailed reports on challenges and opportunities associated with Re Use.

Expert builds relationships with corporate clients, state and local agencies, non-profits and neighborhood associations to unlock property values to turn neglected sites into real assets.






small business


commercial real estate


real property


property law


community development


event planning

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Albuquerque, New Mexico;  and Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1969   BA   English literature   Boston University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to






Expert promotes re use of oblsolete buildings, environmental remediation, and sustainable growth. She does professional enterprise training and consulting to help clients find new markets, investors, resources and/or buyers for projects.

As the owner of Expert's Firm! Expert works with clients including IEDC, small businesses and property developers to help them "Sell their Story". She is conducting a 4 part Enterprise Power Pack training series for the East Mountain Chamber of Commerce

1969 to 2003






After serving as the assistant for the Brookline Rent Review Board, she left the East Coast and arrived in New Mexico in 1970. My first husband and I had a crafts shop in Santa Fe, and homesteaded a remote piece of land near the Pecos Wilderness.

She attended the Gemological Institute of America and became a Certified Gemologist, importing diamond melee from Sri Lanka. Later she used part of the inventory to buy apartment units in Albuquerque. She operated and maintained over 30 units for 10 years until she sold them, and began a journey that took her into the new world of old buildings where she now focuses her work.

Career Accomplishments:

The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrail Heritage, Smart Growth Network, Society of Industrial Archaeology, District 23, Division C Governor Toastmasters International, Board member, Forest Park Association, New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance


New Mexico Real Estate license

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Cedar Rapids IA site assessment and funding opportunities report of the former meat packing plant
  • Toyeii, AZ former BIA boarding school site. Evaluation of abandoned buildings for re use
  • Town of Prichard, AL site research and evaluation of downtown; and proposal for special event on reuse, 2007
  • "Building Your Brand Map" Workshop for Alabama Minority Business Enterprise Center, 2007
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2006 to 2006   Croatia/Eastern Europe   Expert wrote and presented a paper on re use of historic buildings in the Port of Rijeka, Croatia. She did site evaluations and suggested marketing strategies to draw new retail and residential development and tourism.

Market Research:
Marketing plan for reuse of Toyeii site, Navajo Nation

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

East Mountain Chamber of Commerce Enterprise Training "Selling Your Story" March 29, 2007, Brownfields Redevelopment conference exhibitor 2004, 2005, 2006, IEDC consultant/volunteer

Other Skills and Services

Site evaluation and funding sources, former meat packing plant, City of Cedar Rapids IA


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