Mallory Olds, Assistant Property Manager with Zeller in Indianapolis, Indiana, has been selected by CRE Insight Journal as one of the 10 to Watch in commercial real estate. The CRE Insight Journal 10 to Watch program recognizes the commercial real estate industry’s top early career professionals and showcases how emerging professionals are shaping the real estate industry through a variety of career pathways.
At Zeller, Olds assists with managing and operating a 500,000 square foot suburban class A office property. In this role, she leads a team of four to manage the overall maintenance of the property, prepare financial and occupancy reports, manage vendor partners, collaborate with other teams on tenant buildouts, manage construction projects, and assist staff with continuing education opportunities.
Olds has also planned and executed large scale events, both for tenants and Zeller. Through her work, she has built value for investors and delivered exceptional results for tenants. She has also continued to grow while at Zeller, as she earned a Master of Real Estate Development Degree from Auburn University in 2022, shortly after she was promoted from tenant services coordinator to assistant property manager.
Olds also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management and Marketing from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Additionally, she is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Institute of Real Estate Management, Indianapolis Commercial Real Estate Women, and Urban Land Institute.
Olds has also made significant contributions through community service. She has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, the BOMA Indiana Annual Park Clean-Up, and positively impacted local students as tutor and as an Amateur Athletic Union basketball and high school varsity coach.
“Coaching requires a great amount of commitment, but it is the most fulfilling volunteer opportunity that I have ever been a part of,” Olds said. “It not only gives me the opportunity to pour my time back into the youth in a positive way, but it also helps them see that their dreams are attainable, and that people genuinely care about their well-being outside of just game time. Sometimes all a kid needs is a positive example and someone to care for them, whether that be a family member or a coach. I have been blessed with the opportunity to be that person for several youth.”
Olds’ work with youth mentorship is having a profound impact on the community, and it continues to encourage growth and development in the next generation.
While serving as a Tenant Services Coordinator with Zeller, she was the primary point of contact for tenant requests. She helped develop, produce, and distribute effective tenant communications, and was tasked with managing property invoices and rent payments. She led, designed, and executed numerous tenant events at her property focused on improving the tenant experience within Zeller.
Olds has an expansive view of how real estate makes a positive difference in communities.
“The real estate industry is the glue that connects communities of people,” Olds said. “People live within the walls of a house, condo, or apartment. They work inside buildings that house their companies, walk on the sidewalks designed by a city planner or developer, and play in the parks created by those same city planners and developers. Every moment of our lives occurs on land or in a building that was or is currently part of a real estate transaction at some point in time.”
“Real estate decisions to build, design or tear down [a property] must be made very thoughtfully and intentionally. If decisions are made with communication and inclusion, then communities will thrive and be brought together with healthier spaces created.”
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