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Current Responsibilities
Ms. Van Metre in her current role as Director of Retail Property Management continues to be a driving force in development and planning while overseeing all operations including financial reporting, management and client relations for the West Coast retail business. She has a wealth of experience that she draws on to develop creative solutions and opportunities for owners to grow and expand their retail investments.

     Ms. Van Metre has been an integral part of Shelter Bay Retail Group since its inception in 1986 joining Steve Robertson in 1986 as a partner in Shelter Bay Properties. Together, they recognized the opportunity to provide an entrepreneurial, ownership-oriented retail management service to fill a void in an industry dominated by corporate managers. The combined vision of Sondra and Steve, along with their ability for timely execution, resulted in the success of this dynamic company. She held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Shelter Bay Retail Group for the past 29 plus years until Shelter Bay was acquired by JLL in 2015. Prior to her role as President and CEO, Sondra was the Chief Financial Officer.  Ms. Van Metre also had tenures with Fox and Carskadon Financial Corporation and Laventhol & Horwath.

Education and Affiliations
Ms. Van Metre earned a Bachelor of Science from California State University, Hayward and an MBA in Real Estate Finance from Golden Gate University. She is a licensed real estate broker in California, Nevada and Hawaii.