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Consortium Team Biographies

Brenna S. Walraven, RPA, CPM
USAA Realty Company

Brenna oversees property management and operations for USAA Realty Company’s national portfolio of approximately 35 million square feet. In addition to supporting USAA’s commitment to customer service and satisfaction goals, she helped drive USAA’s success in energy management leadership. With 20 years experience in property operations, and through partnering with Energy Star, has learned how to successfully lead a national effort of improved energy management, efficiency and environmental stewardship.

USAA Real Estate Company was named Energy Star Partner of the Year for the category of Leadership in Energy Management in 2003 and 2004 and then in Sustained Excellence for 2005 and 2006. Due to the USAA’s success in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship, Brenna was asked to serve on Governor Schwarzenegger’s Real Estate Industry Leadership Council that serves to help the public and private sector real estate in State of California reduce energy consumption and also serves on the Department of Energy and US Environmental Protection Agency’s National Leadership Group in developing a National Energy Efficiency Action Plan. USAA is one of a handful of organizations working with the US Green Buildings Council (USGBC) in the development of a Portfolio Program to certify excellence in the sustainability of operations for a commercial portfolio.

The Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) International has been an integral partner for USAA Realty Company and for Brenna in her professional growth. Active in BOMA for over 20 years, she presently serves as Chairman Elect of BOMA International, one of the largest, oldest and most successful real estate organizations. She also has helped to create the BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP), a national operational excellence training campaign for the commercial real estate industry that shares best practices for improving the financial and environmental performance of real estate through improved energy efficiency.

Brenna has an undergraduate degree in Economics and an MBA in Finance, with an emphasis in Real Estate, both from the University of Southern California (USC) as well as a real estate brokers license (California), and is a certified Real Property Administrator (RPA) and Certified Property Manager (CPM).

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