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KOVA Companies’ growth strategy continues with new hires in property and facilities management

KOVA Companies, a full-service, institutional-quality commercial real estate firm, announces the hiring of three new employees under the KOVA Property Management and KOVA Facilities verticals. KOVA Companies’ newest team members, Gayle Erickson-Ash, Keith Marvelle and Karla Thurkettle bring a vast amount of experience and will further KOVA Companies’ commitment to growth and development in Florida.

Erickson-Ash joins KOVA Companies as a property manager for KOVA Property Management. Originally from Minneapolis, Erickson-Ash recently relocated to Southwest Florida from Colorado. She brings over 28 years of experience in commercial real estate in both property management and construction management for office, retail, industrial and medical properties. She received a bachelor’s degree from The University of Phoenix in Business Management, holds a Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation and is also a LEED Green Associate. Erickson-Ash received the BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) TOBY award in 2005 for “Building of the Year” for Corporate Facility Management Excellence in the local, regional and international levels. Erickson-Ash brings her expertise to KOVA Companies to facilitate the growth of KOVA Property Management in Lee County and play an intricate role in the development of SVN® | KOVA Property Management in Sarasota.

Marvelle is providing management to KOVA Companies as manager of KOVA Facilities. Marvelle relocated to Naples 16 years ago from Rhode Island, bringing an avid fascination for construction and real estate, extensive background in residential remodels, and knowledge in both real estate sales and project management. Marvelle will assist the Property Management team to assure all contracted properties managed by KOVA Companies are well maintained and that all required and requested services are fulfilled. Marvelle will also oversee the facilities staff and all construction projects. Marvelle is thrilled to have the opportunity to grow KOVA Facilities as KOVA Property Management expands throughout the state.

Thurkettle is a Florida Licensed CAM who has joined the KOVA Companies team as a property manager for KOVA Property Management. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, Thurkettle earned her Bachelor of Arts from Stony Brook University in 1994. After almost 10 years working as a credit-buyer and analyst, Thurkettle relocated to Florida in 2003. Prior to joining KOVA Companies, Thurkettle was a property manager for one of Southwest Florida’s largest residential management firms, where she managed a portfolio of 14 condominiums, HOA’s and a marina, totaling 1,136 doors. Thurkettle uses her proficiency in management and immense knowledge of financial statements and recommendations as she manages a growing portfolio of over 42,000 square feet of commercial property and 11 condominium associations in Naples.

About KOVA Companies

KOVA Companies is a privately owned, full-service and completely integrated commercial real estate firm engaged in management, investment, insurance, brokerage, valuation, development, financing, golf management and hospitality. Headquartered in Naples, Florida, KOVA’s family of companies include KOVA Partners, KOVA Property Management, KOVA Insurance Group, KOVA Golf Management, SVN®|KOVA and KOVA Facilities. Over its 25+ year evolution, KOVA Companies has developed a strong foundation and a synergetic operating environment. A multi-disciplined expertise developed over numerous economic cycles has provided KOVA Companies with the ability to enhance profitability for its clients through strategic partnerships and effective solutions. For additional information, please visit www.KOVAPartners.com or call 239-261-2627.

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