NAI Koella | RM Moore Appoints New Senior Advisor
Mary Ellen Kilburn Appointed as Senior Advisor by NAI Koella | RM Moore
Commercial real estate agency NAI Koella | RM Moore announced on November 17th, 2020 that it had appointed industry professional Mary Ellen Kilburn as Senior Advisor. Kilburn will specialize in retail, hospitality and entertainment projects in the Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg communities where she has previously worked managing sales, leasing and family entertainment redevelopment projects.
“We are thrilled that Mary Ellen is now on our team,” said NAI Koella | RM Moore Principal Roger Moore. “Her vast industry knowledge and her extensive experience in this market will add even more depth to our roster of talented agents and will help us best serve our clients in the Sevierville and Pigeon Forge communities.” Prior to joining NAI Koella | RM Moore, Kilburn worked as a Senior Associate with Avison Young where she served as the firm’s specialist in retail, entertainment and hospitality properties. Kilburn also served as a Commercial Real Estate and Business Development Specialist for The Mountain Mile Entertainment District based in Pigeon Forge, where she managed a full range of daily operations including sales, marketing and leasing for commercial properties in East Tennessee and North Carolina, including national retail chains. Kilburn is a member of the Tennessee Real Estate Commission, the International Conference of Shopping Centers and the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions.
Prior to entering the commercial real estate industry, Kilburn held a variety of management and executive roles for food manufacturing and consumer food businesses including Frito-Lay and Harvest Direct. Kilburn graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Marketing. She has made Knoxville and East Tennessee her home for over 25 years with her husband and three sons. “Mary Ellen’s experience in business operations, sales, marketing and financial performance gives her great insight into the needs of clients,” said Maribel Koella. “We know our clients will benefit from her expertise. She is a wonderful addition to our team.”