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Kate Waggoner Joins ERES as Chief Operating Officer

Veteran commercial real estate operations leader will help guide ERES’ continued domestic and international growth and expansion


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ERES COO Kate Waggoner

DENVER, CO — January 8, 2019 — Energy Real Estate Solutions (ERES), a full-service commercial real estate firm providing brokerage, development, property management, construction management, and consulting services to North and South American energy markets, announced today that veteran commercial real estate executive Kate Waggoner has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer, a new position within ERES.

Leading operations for some of the largest commercial real estate firms in the industry, Waggoner has held a long and successful career helping companies align business and growth strategies with effective operation, financial and sales tactics. Her primary role at ERES is to oversee company-wide operations, human capital and business strategies across all office locations and worksites. Waggoner’s preliminary focus will be on aligning ERES corporate operational strategies and tools with the rapid growth the firm has experienced across the last several years, helping to stabilize an effective approach to client service, human capital and fiscal efficiency.

“Kate’s industry knowledge and depth of experience is an incredible asset to ERES as a company, but most especially to our clients,” says ERES CEO Mike Elliott. “With her at the operations helm ERES will work smarter and more efficiently, helping to strengthen our service offerings and expand our reach to some of the most active energy markets in the world.”

Before joining ERES, Waggoner served as the COO – U.S. Markets at JLL where she oversaw all operations, finance, human resources, legal, marketing, research and client care functions. Prior to that, she served in a variety of operational roles at CBRE, Inc., culminating as their Global Director of Operations.

“I am excited to hit the ground running in this new role at ERES,” says COO Kate Waggoner. “The immense growth our firm has experienced since its 2014 launch is incredible, and with this new strategic operational focus we can enhance our boots-on-ground services and offer them to new markets and clients.”

Waggoner has previously been named as one of the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business and presented with the Colorado Women of Influence Award, among many others.

To learn more about Waggoner and the full-suite of ERES commercial real estate services, please visit

Energy Real Estate Solutions (ERES), a full-service commercial real estate firm focused on helping energy companies and investors maximize their real estate portfolios, provides brokerage, project management, property and asset management, development, workforce housing, and consulting services in and around the world’s most active energy sites. The firm currently operates out of five offices located in Denver, CO (HQ), Williston, ND, and Fort Worth, Houston, and Midland, TX.

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