Our Founder & CEO recognized as an individual influencer in commercial real estate by GlobeSt.com.
Here's why she made the list:
Kerri Davis learned from her young parents firsthand the importance of hard work and determination, which helped her weather a multitude of difficult and uncertain times that have shaped her into a leader. While in law school, Davis contracted as an officer in the military, but due to a significant injury, she was unable to complete training and was released from her contract. Determined to serve her country despite this setback, Davis spent 11 months in Baghdad as a civilian contractor, where she managed human resources and payroll for 900 in-country expats.
Now, as CEO of property management software firm Fortress, Davis leads the company to success and has helped double its annual revenues. With a background in accounting and law, Davis is heavily involved in the company’s financial and investment structure in addition to negotiating deals with business partners and investors. In the past 12 months, she has secured several new partnerships and contracts, including a multimillion-dollar investment from Walker & Dunlop. With this investment, Davis grew the company from 10 employees to 45 professionals in just 90 days and she added more services to the software.
Previously, while at third-party property management company Elmington Property Management, where she still serves as an partner and owner today, Davis developed the firm’s first formal corporate social responsibility platform, Elmington Elevates, a 501c3. Each year the nonprofit organization gives more than $100,000 back to its communities.