Luke McFetridge, President of South Fort Collins Business Association, is our featured speaker. Reservations via this website or by calling 970-482-1840.
Luke supports the Mountain States division in its efforts to acquire new shopping centers for its portfolio and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the centers. Mr. McFetridge is a Colorado native who received a Bachelor’s and Graduate degree in Accounting from Colorado State University.
Prior to joining NewMark Merrill Companies, Mr. McFetridge was the General Manager for the Human Bean Drive-Thru, a drive-thru coffee franchise. Luke started with the Human Bean in 2004 and helped the ground up development of the Oregon based franchise in Colorado. Mr. McFetridge oversaw the financial, operations, marketing, human resource and information technology divisions of the company and assisted with growing the startup company to 35 employees and 6 locations in just over three years.
Since joining NewMark Merrill Companies in 2008, Mr. McFetridge has developed a comprehensive understanding of every facet of property management including marketing, leasing and accounting. In addition, Mr. McFetridge has focused on elevating the tenant relationships throughout the Colorado portfolio, which has led to a renewal rate of 97% since 2008 and 100% in 2011. These efforts have elevated Mr. McFetridge through the NewMark Merrill ranks and in 2011 he became the youngest Regional Property Manager in the company’s history.
Mr. McFetridge has served on the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Rocky Mountain Region Idea Exchange planning committee, ICSC Alliance, South Fort Collins Business Association board as well as presented the NewMark Merrill deconstruct program to educate local businesses about the Fort Collins Climate-Wise program.