The MacKenzie Companies Elects Jill Harman President of The MacKenzie Management and MacKenzie Services Company

MacKenzie Management, LLC currently manages more than 10 million square feet of commercial office, warehouse, retail space throughout Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

The board of MacKenzie Ventures, LLC, parent company of The MacKenzie Companies, a multi-disciplined commercial real estate and construction services group based in Lutherville, Maryland, has elected Jill Harman President of MacKenzie Management Company, LLC and MacKenzie Services Company, LLC. Formerly Executive Vice President, MacKenzie Management Company, Harman began her career with the company as a Property Manager in 2015 and brings more than 13 years of directly-related real estate and business experience to this new role. Brendan O. Gill, President, and Chief Operating Officer of The MacKenzie Companies formerly oversaw the two divisions.

Harman manages the day-to-day activities of more than 100 professionals engaged in on-site asset and property management activities throughout the Maryland-Washington, D.C.-Northern Virginia region, as well as the team handling administrative, budgeting, financial reporting, and accounting processes. MacKenzie Management Company currently manages more than 200 properties throughout the area totaling nearly 10 million square feet of commercial office, warehouse/industrial, retail, and services the needs of more than 1,400 tenants

“We have a tremendous amount of confidence in Jill’s leadership skills, proven ability to manage and motivate teams, and the collaborative approach she takes in consensus building and problem-solving,” explained Brendan Gill. “Combined with her vast knowledge of the asset and property management trades, familiarity with the company, hands-on experience, and strong work ethic, she is the perfect professional to oversee operations and further grow these two important divisions. Her journey, which began working directly with tenants, has provided Jill with the opportunity to work side-by-side with valuable mentors, build long-term relationships and understand the subtle nuances of the industry. Jill is comfortable in any environment, consistently builds confidence amongst our team, and makes those around her better.”

Harman explains that the real estate and asset/property management industries are people-oriented and relationship-driven and there is nothing more important than recruiting and retaining top talent. “We invest considerable resources to provide on-going education and training to our staff in order to apply best practices in the field,” Harman explained. “Our actions and services are results-oriented and designed to positively impact an owner’s bottom line and increase asset value. We consistently place an emphasis on remaining proactive in our approach and addressing equipment and system issues before any issues can negatively impact a tenant.”

“The role we play as property managers on behalf of the owners we serve is dynamic and ever evolving.  Each day brings interesting challenges and the team we have in place is well suited to meet those challenges with great results for our owners.”

As an example, Harman explained that MacKenzie Management is next turning its attention to the Climate Solutions Now Act which will require many building owners to navigate the art of energy benchmarking and report the building’s greenhouse gas emissions to the Maryland Department of the Environment. She added that the initial number reported will set a baseline against how future greenhouse gas emissions reduction efforts will be measured.

“This issue will be front and center in the near future and our team is gearing up to help our clients best manage the reporting requirements and comply with the regulations,” Harman said. “This process also presents opportunities to explore building energy tune-up initiatives which can significantly impact the bottom line.”

Harman’s promotion lifts a portion of Brendan Gill’s day-to-day responsibilities overseeing MacKenzie Management and MacKenzie Services, which will enable the executive to focus on new corporate initiatives. The MacKenzie Companies and InspiRE CRE recently announced the formation of a Distressed Assets Group, a new strategic alliance that combines InspiRE’s distressed asset and receivership experience with MacKenzie’s full spectrum of commercial real estate services. The alliance is designed to support financial institutions, investors, and other entities by helping stakeholders optimize asset value on distressed and underperforming commercial real estate assets in their portfolios.

The MacKenzie Companies operates six full-service divisions addressing all real estate asset classes including MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC, MacKenzie Management Company, LLC, MacKenzie Contracting Company, LLC, MacKenzie Capital, LLC, MacKenzie Investment Group, LLC and MacKenzie Multifamily Management, LLC. The company provides customized real estate solutions for institutional owners, investors, private companies, and individuals. For additional information, visit