Dawn Thurston

Dawn Thurston

General Manager, Property Mgmt

Current Responsibilities

Dawn Thurston currently serves as General Manager of Waterview I-III, a LEED Gold Certified Class A office property totaling 372,209-square-feet. Her responsibilities include: managing daily operations of the property and team, preparing financial reporting and annual budgets, managing tenant and capital improvements and building tenant relationships.  Additionally, the property has undergone several large tenant improvement projects, compressor replacements, corridor remodel, and design phase of the lobby remodel in Waterview III.


Prior to her current assignment, Dawn served as Assistant General Manager of 1515 Arapahoe, a 558,346-square foot downtown Denver LEED Gold Certified Class A office property. During her time at 1515 she worked on several capital projects such as elevator modernization and destination dispatch, lobby remodel, generator replacement, roof replacement, and several large tenant improvement projects.

Previously, she was positioned on The Koll Company's Colorado portfolio consisting of six buildings totaling 660,017-square-feet of office and industrial properties located in Denver and surrounding markets.  Within two years, she was promoted to General Manager.  During this time, she worked with the team to develop and implement new initiatives to improve NOI, reduce operating expenses, increase tenant satisfaction, and achieved Energy Star rating on two of the portfolio's office properties.

Dawn has more than seventeen years of experience in managing commercial real estate, working for notable clients: Barings Real Estate Advisers, Invesco, AEW Capital Management, The Koll Company, The Uhlmann Offices and Pride West. She joined JLL in 2011 after managing a mixed-use office and retail site in the Denver Technological Center (DTC) for over ten years. She was instrumental in the purchase and sale of approximately 6 acres of land which housed the second largest theater in Colorado, a 3-million-dollar exterior renovation, interior office building renovation, and numerous capital improvement and tenant improvement projects.

Education and Affiliations

Dawn has a B.S. in Project Management. She currently holds a Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation from BOMI, a Colorado Brokers Associate License and a LEED Green Associate accreditation.