Irgens announced that Jaclynn (Jackie) C. Walsh had been named president/COO, effective immediately. Walsh will oversee day-to-day company operations in support of its real estate portfolio including property and facilities management, design and construction administration, leasing, project management, information technology, and marketing/communications. Mark F. Irgens, CRE will continue as CEO/manager and lead the company’s strategic direction in real estate investment strategies.

As president/COO, Walsh’s responsibilities include guiding, directing, implementing and evaluating overall company operations and activities to maximize profitability in support of company objectives.

“Over 17 years ago, Jackie and I began discussions about the formation of Irgens,” said Irgens, CRE. “As a founding member of the firm, she has exhibited exceptional leadership and has had a direct impact on our continued success.”

During Walsh’s tenure, Irgens has grown to more than 100 employees at its three offices in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Phoenix. The firm’s owned portfolio now totals more than $450 million in real estate value. In 2013-14, Walsh led Irgens’ investment in Robert F. Knight & Associates, LLC, the longest tenured third-party commercial real estate property management firm in Phoenix, and its subsequent rebranding at Knight Management.