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Real Estate Talk With Nancy & Tom Gille

How to be Successful in Property Management

Property management is an art and a science. So, what does it take to succeed in this industry? What are the steps you should take to get ahead? Join us for REAL Estate Talk with industry leaders Tom and Nancy Gille. Together they have close to 80 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry and they will share their real-life experiences, tips & tricks, best practices and everything else they’ve learned over the years. This is your opportunity to ask those questions you’ve always wanted to but didn’t know how, where or whom to ask. So get your questions ready and if you’d like to have them asked anonymously, please email Sylwia Preis at

Thursday, April 29, 2021
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hosted By Malcolm Stanley, BluSky Restoration Contractors
Complimentary Registration

Nancy Gille | REAL Systems
As principal of REAL Systems since 2011, Nancy utilizes her operational and investment fiduciary experience to assist and advise commercial real estate owners and occupiers on property matters and people performance. 

Her first industry job was at Lincoln Property reporting to the project manager developing 100 Spear (now 101 Mission) Street. After that building was stabilized, she left to join Equitable Real Estate—initially as a property manager/owner’s leasing representative and ultimately as asset manager of a portfolio of hotel, office and industrial properties located in California, Oregon and Hawaii.

Nancy's experience as an investment fiduciary grew at the Government of Singapore, one of the world's leading sovereign wealth funds, where she had did asset management and acquisition of office buildings in select North American markets.

Strategic roles Nancy has held include as market leader of the Peninsula region of Spieker Properties and Bay Area head of Harsch Investment Properties, guiding teams in the property management and leasing of existing office & industrial properties as well as handling acquisitions, dispositions and (re) development of assets.

Nancy's formal education includes a M.Sc., Management earned as a Sloan Fellow at London Business School and B.S., Organizational Behavior, from University of San Francisco.

With a belief in lifelong learning, Nancy has enjoyed sharing her knowledge with students—as adjunct faculty at San Francisco State and via courses taught for industry organizations such as BOMI, BOMA and the CREATE program.

Tom Gille, BOMA Fellow | REAL Systems
Tom Gille is the founder (1996) and a Principal of REAL Systems. He has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate management. He works with local, regional and national firms in the design and implementation of educational and performance improvement programs. As a noted instructor, he has lectured internationally for clients as well as industry organizations. 

In 2012, Tom was honored as one of ten management professionals in the nation to be recognized in the inaugural class of BOMA Fellows. He is a past president of BOMA California, BOMA San Francisco, and IREM San Francisco. Tom has taught extensively for various industry associations, including as a dean on the faculty of IREM. He has also taught at City College of San Francisco, University of San Francisco and at University of Southern California. He holds a lifetime teaching credential with the State of California, and is accredited in multiple states to teach continuing education in real estate.


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