Sondra Van Metre

Sondra Van Metre

Executive Vice President, Director of Retail Property Management

Current Responsibilities

Ms. Van Metre in her current role as Senior Director of Retail Property Management continues to be a driving force in development and planning while overseeing all operations including financial reporting, management and all client relations for JLL’s retail open air portfolio. 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 was an integral part of Shelter Bay Retail Group, a West Coast retail property management company, since its inception in 1986 joining Steve Robertson as a partner. Together, they recognized the opportunity to provide an entrepreneurial, ownership-oriented retail management services to fill a void in an industry dominated by corporate managers. The combined vision of Ms. Van Metre and Mr. Robertson, along with their ability for timely execution, resulted in the success of this dynamic company. Ms. Van Metre held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Shelter Bay Retail Group for 29 plus years until Shelter Bay was acquired by JLL in 2015. Prior to her role as President and CEO, Ms. Van Metre 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 received a Bachelor of Science from California State East Bay and an MBA in Real Estate Finance from Golden Gate University. Ms. Van Metre is a former Northern California Operations Chair and an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). She is a licensed real estate broker in California, Nevada and Hawaii.