pdfLOS ANGELES, Calif.January 17, 2005 Michele Stark, RPA, FMA has joined Younan Properties Inc. (YPI), one of the fastest growing privately held commercial real estate investment firms in the United States, as senior property manager for YPI's west coast portfolio. In her new position, she will be responsible for managing two class A office buildings including the Sepulveda Center in Los Angeles, Calif. (175,000 SF) and Pacific Pointe in Torrance, Calif. (275,000 SF). Ms. Stark will be in charge of the day-to-day activities and management of both properties including administration of all contracts, leasing, construction and building services, as well as the supervision of staff.

Michele not only brings to our team diverse experience in management and operations of office buildings but also a fresh and innovative approach in helping us to achieve world-class results, said Zaya S. Younan, chairman & CEO of Younan Properties.

Ms. Stark has more than 15 years of experience in numerous facets of building operations, property management and real estate administration, as well as construction project management.
Prior to joining Younan Properties, Ms. Stark was responsible for managing a mixed-use portfolio consisting of 16 properties and one million square feet of retail, office and industrial space located throughout Southern California and Miami, Fla. Other previous positions include working with the building owner of the CNN Tower in Los Angeles, where she coordinated multiple programs for tenants and renovation projects.

I joined YPI because I was eager about working for a company that would provide both a challenging and rewarding experience, said Stark. My goals for both properties include maintaining tenant relationships and retention, maximizing building operational performance and efficiency and reduce operating expenses by implementing YPI's Six Sigma process.
Ms. Stark is certified with Building Owner's and Manager's Association (BOMA) Real Property Administrator (RPA), BOMA Facility Manager Administrator (FMA) and holds a California Real Estate License. She is also an active member of BOMA and numerous local business organizations.