Key Personnel

Kenneth Grant, President

Kenneth Grant brings 30-plus years experience as an owner and investor in real estate. In the 1970s, Kenneth worked as a broker in downtown Denver, before returning to his native Norway. Kenneth has extensive experience in purchasing, leasing and managing downtown office properties. His Denver portfolio consists of five downtown office buildings, representing nearly 10 percent of the total downtown market. As a true entrepreneur, Kenneth also has extensive holdings in the shipping and oil industries.

Michael Migues, Vice President

Michael Migues has been in the real estate business for more than 20 years, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Toma West. At Toma West, Michael is responsible for proactively managing a portfolio of assets in excess of 1.4 million square feet, with the primary goal of maximizing investment returns. This is accomplished in part by efficiently balancing landlord/tenant relations, incorporating operating expense analysis and control measures, and increasing revenues by combining a proven marketing strategy, with an experienced leasing team. Prior to joining Toma West, Michael was the Director of Real Estate for Colorado & Santa Fe, where he was responsible for the leasing and operation of nearly 5 million square feet of commercial real estate.

Bill Van Buhler, Property Manager

Bill Van Buhler has over 10 years experience in commercial property management. Bill comes to Toma West from managing over 500,000 SF of office space at Empire Park on Colorado Blvd & I-25. Bill has previously managed buildings in the downtown market including The International Building at 16th & Welton, Champa Centre at 16th & Champa, as well as managing executive suites at Tabor Center and Denver Place. Bill has been involved in all areas of property management ranging from leasing, maintenance supervision, and construction management. Bill is a native of Colorado where he attended Mullen HS and currently lives in Denver with his wife and 2 children.

Richard Herold, Property Manager

Returning to Denver after an extended hiatus Richard brings a diverse background of 30 plus years experience in commercial banking, construction, real estate management and finance to Toma West. He has lived and worked in such diverse large markets as New York City, Los Angeles, Portland, Oregon and San Francisco as well as rural market areas in Northern New Mexico, Colorado and central Idaho. Most recently residing in Taos, New Mexico he is excited to return to the urban challenges and experience of Denver where in the early 1980's he was a VP in the national corporate division of United Bank of Denver.

Nicky White, Assistant Property Manager

Nicky joined Toma West in October 2012 as Assistant Property Manager at Colorado Plaza Towers. Her role is maintaining tenant relations, while acting as the liaison among the buildings management, engineering, and tenants.

Nicky has 15 years in administration and management. Prior to Toma West she was employed at Grubb & Ellis as Property Assistant and CB Richard Ellis as Real Estate Services Administrator. Nicky is a US Army Veteran and acquired a love for traveling while serving in the military. She has had the opportunity to live in Alaska, United Kingdom and New Jersey, just to name a few. Currently Nicky resides in Englewood, CO.

Stephanie Strand, Accounting Manager

Stephanie Strand was previously a Senior Property Accountant and Lease Administrator with Lowe Enterprises, Inc., a national real estate investment, development and management company. She joined Lowe in 1988 and was responsible for the financial reporting, lease administration, CAM reconciliations, budget preparation, debt compliance, annual financial audits and full-cycle A/R and A/P for the Central and Eastern portfolios that included office, retail, industrial and development properties. Stephanie is a third generation Colorado native and lives in Arvada with her husband and two children.

Andrea Ackerman, Leasing Associate

Since early 2000, Andrea Ackerman's involvement in commercial real estate started with Colorado and SantaFe Real Estate company (aka CSF.) The CSF portfolio consisted of office, retail, and industrial buildings throughout Denver Metro. While at CSF Andrea initiated a program in Latin America. Leveraging her real estate knowledge and her second college degree in Spanish for the Professions, Andrea introduced CSF to Morgan Stanley, CB Richard Ellis, Jones Lang La Salle and also BBVA bank regarding the investment of 100 million dollars in Mexico City office space.

Since joining Toma West in 2008, Andrea closed over a million square feet in leasing and renewals and grossed nearly 15 million dollars in Net lease value. Additionally, she is directly responsible for leasing for 3 of the 4 downtown Denver office buildings in Toma West's holdings. As a Leasing Associate, Andrea is extensively involved with tenant relationships and retention. You could say that this is one of Andrea's fortes.

On other fronts, Andrea is actively committed to her home community and is also member of DMCAR (Denver Metro Commercial Association of Realtors), CBB (Commercial Brokers of Boulder), and CREW (Commercial Real Estate for Women.) At CREW, Andrea dedicates many hours to the Denver Community Outreach Program.

Carleena Watson, Tenant Services Specialist

Carleena fills the role of Tenant Services Specialist. She is responsible for processing building service requests, Electronic Tenant Handbook maintenance, lease processing as well as general tenant relations. Carleena takes extra care to build good relationships with the tenants.

Carleena is a native of Denver, a U.S. Army Veteran, and has 25+ years of administrative experience, customer service and prior experience in the property management field.

Randi Briscoe, Accountant

Randi joined the Toma West team in March 2014 to provide the accounting support, billing, AR/AP, lease administration and various accounting functions. Randi has 17 years of accounting, mainly real estate accounting, financials, etc. Also a Denver native, she has traveled most of Europe and having a love of travel, she hopes to see much more of the world.

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