Carisa Ames

Senior Project MANAGER

450 Regency Parkway, Suite 200 | Omaha, NE 68114
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Professional Expertise

Carisa is a Sr. Project Manager for the Project & Development Services team at Cushman & Wakefield/The Lund Company.  Her ownership experience is well established by delivering value-add project results, strategizing with clients from pre-leasing to planning, building a cohesive team of experts to circumvent risk, managing accountability to hold to established budgets, and driving project timelines from inception to completion.  Her approach to projects leverage on simplicity, accountability, strategy, and safety.  Carisa manages a high volume of projects that range in scope from Elevator Mods, Corridor/Lobby/Restroom remodels, Façade Renovations, ADA/Site work, Landscape & Hardscape Renovations, Creative Social Spaces, and Base-Building Upgrades that include FLS, HVAC Systems, Lighting & Electrical, Roof, etc.  She also specializes in Marketing/Spec Suite work and Tenant Improvements for all types of occupiers, including, but not limited to, Medical, Industrial, Engineering, Law Firms, Educational Institutions and Creative Office Space.


Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield/The Lund Company, Carisa spent nearly 15 years capitalizing in ownership and investor project opportunities on the West Coast.  During her tenure at GE Capital and Arden Realty, Inc., she managed projects ranging from simple $5.0MM Tenant Improvements to more complex Capital Renovations at $16.0MM+ and everything in between across more than 5 million SF of commercial office in various submarkets (Seattle, Portland, Orange County, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and San Diego).  As a Sr. Project Manager, Carisa managed the 5-bldg, 205,000 SF renovation of Highlands Corporate Center in Delmar, CA.  The project was a collaborative effort amongst risk, asset, leasing, and property management teams consisting of removal of the existing façade, glazing & curtain wall structures, application of complex water-proofing details, stucco/stone & glazing systems to an existing structure, new roof installations, hardscape/landscape upgrades and interior common area & restroom capital improvements.  This project won Carisa a GE ECHO award (Employees Contributing to Help the Organization) in 2011 as it created a 15% value increase in the asset’s overall ROI by also maximizing the Leasing projections from 40% to nearly 85% within 12 months of project completion.

Professional Affiliations, Recognitions and Education

  • Member of Project Management Institute
  • Member of CREW Omaha Metro
  • GE ECHO Award 2011
  • Indiana State University, Master of Science
  • GE Leadership & Management Training 2006-2014

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