Annie Hessen

Property Manager

With over 20 years of industry experience, Annie currently oversees property management for Athena Management at the USC VILLAGE located at the University of Southern California. This retail component of the Village will harbor 33 tenants when the Village is complete. Throughout her career, Annie has emphasized and maintained great rapport and successful interaction with her clients, tenants and staff.

Before joining Athena Management, Annie was a Senior Property Manager for Transwestern for the last 27 years. Annie has overseen management, operations and tenant improvements for office buildings totaling over 1.5 million square feet. Her previous assignments for Transwestern included the multi-use, 350,000 SF Hutton Center project in Orange County. This complex assignment garnered her first Transwestern Property Manager of the year award in 2000. Annie subsequently oversaw the repositioning of the 500,000 SF Bechtel complex in Norwalk and a major upgrade of a substantial portion of the 500,000 SF Trammell Crow City of Commerce office portfolio.

Prior to joining Transwestern, Annie worked for the North American Building Management Corporation, a division of Shuwa Investments Corp. There she oversaw management and operations of 801 South Grand Avenue (formerly Chase Plaza), a 500,000 SF, Class A commercial office building and 1901 Avenue of the Stars in Century City, a class A, 500,000 SF commercial office building. In addition, she was responsible for a full block development site comprising the former Southern California Gas Company headquarters, garage structure and parking lots totaling 1,200 stalls.

Previously, she worked as a property manager and construction manager for JMA Properties, LTD, where she built over one million square feet of tenant improvements, oversaw asbestos abatement programs and fire life/safety upgrades in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Annie earned her bachelor’s degree in speech communication from the University of California in Santa Barbara and is a licensed real estate professional in the state of California. She is currently completing her RPA designation.