As controller, Melissa Brooks oversees all the accounting and financial operations related to fund administration, property assets and corporate entities.
Ms. Brooks has 24 years of accounting experience with publicly traded and private companies as well as public accounting firms. After several years in public accounting, she worked at a number of real estate companies with a range of property types including commercial office buildings, residential apartment communities, hospitality properties, senior living centers, retail shopping centers and diverse construction and development projects. She also has worked on several initial public offerings and multiple secondary offerings for both common stock and preferred equity.
Ms. Brooks has extensive experience in accounting operations including financial accounting, SEC reporting, internal controls, audits, systems implementation, treasury management, budgeting and forecast analysis, payroll and employee benefits, and information technology.
Prior to coming to Penzance, Ms. Brooks owned and operated her own accounting firm. Previously, she held positions at Bresler & Reiner, Inc., The Mills Corporation (now owned by Simon Property Group), Crestline Capital Corporation, Host Marriott and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Ms. Brooks is a Certified Public Accountant with a BS in Accounting and a BA in French from Oakwood University and an MBA from the University of Maryland.