Chief Executive Officer
First Financial Network Inc.
Morris founded First Financial in 1989 and as
recently as 2009, directed total asset sales for
the FDIC, private entities and institutions to the
tune of $6 billion-plus. She’s also conducted
bulk sales as an adjunct to traditional liquidation
methods for Mexico and Nicaragua. Last year, FFN
was selected by a major banking institution to sell a $150-million
portfolio of 34 loans held by its Florida branch. The package had to
be sold for maximum value by year-end in order for the bank to
reduce its nonperforming asset ratio and recapitalize. Utilizing its
secure trading platform and tapping into its pool of buyers, FFN sold
75% of the portfolio. In her spare time, Morris is committed to the
redevelopment of urban areas in her hometown of Oklahoma City,
where she participates in Habitat for Humanity and the OKC
Harwood Living Inc.
Executive Vice President
Har wood International Inc.
As president of Harwood Living, Morris is
responsible for the sales and marketing at
Azure condos in Dallas and St. James Park, a
single-family residential development in Sunnyvale,
TX. Her responsibilities include setting strategic direction, executing strategy, managing daily operations, training and managing
brokers and developing and managing budgets. She also oversees
all acquisitions and dispositions at the properties, including underwriting, entitlements, physical due diligence and pre-sales. She is
currently focused on converting the Harwood District in Uptown
Dallas into a sustainable residential and commercial neighborhood. “We are now seeing our male colleagues welcome women
into the business as the focus has shifted to a culture of high-perfor-mance and productivity and the business model has become more
sophisticated,” she says.
ONE OF OUR STAR PLAYERS
KBS Realty Advisors wishes to congratulate Executive Vice
President, Lori Lewis on her inclusion in Real Estate Forum’s
2010 Women of Influence.
KBS is one of the nation’s leading commercial real estate investment advisors.
Since inception in 1992, the company has acquired over $11.5 billion of
property for institutional and private equity investors.