Grove Ayers

Senior Property Manager

Renton, WA

Grove joined KGIP in July 2022 and serves as the Senior Property Manager on behalf of Fortress Investment Group for their Washington properties as well as properties in Washington and California for Amarok Capital.  His current portfolio consists of over 2 million square feet of commercial and industrial tenants with a wide range of uses.  Grove handles all client relations, financial reporting, preparation of annual business plans and operating budgets, capital project and tenant improvement oversight, lease administration, building sustainability, as well as tenant and vendor relations.  He excels at successfully implementing ownership objectives while delivering superior service to building tenants and strengthening relationships.

Grove’s professional experience includes more than a decade of commercial property management and asset management roles in shopping centers, malls and mixed-use developments.  During this time, he has participated in a variety of property repositions, large-scale tenant improvements, and multiple redevelopments.  His prior property management employment includes General Manager roles with Brookfield Properties, Rouse Properties and General Growth Properties as well as a Regional Property Manager role with LBG Realty Advisors. Before entering asset management, Grove spent nearly three decades successfully building and leading retail chains throughout the Western US.  His varied experiences on both sides of the retail equation add key insights to the property management role.

Grove is passionate about community engagement and the role strategic community relationships have in the success of commercial properties.  Grove has spent most of his life in the West and has deep roots in the Pacific Northwest. An alumnus of the University of Oregon, Grove has used his background in Journalism and Communications to effectively communicate with clients, partners and stakeholders and to drive property marketing initiatives that build engagement and add value. Grove has been involved with numerous chambers of commerce and non-profit organizations. He is very involved in the Parkinsons Disease community, with leadership roles at local, regional, national and international levels.