Assistant Property Manager
Caroline Gauger is the Assistant Property Manager of 330 Kilbourn, a high-rise office building in downtown Milwaukee. She primarily focuses on building operations by overseeing major building contracts, such as building security and parking operations, to monitor legal and risk management. Caroline also assists in oversight of the property’s financial performance relative to ownership objectives.
Caroline graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Business in May of 2021. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Real Estate and Marketing. She has been with Colliers since 2020 when she first joined the company as an intern.
Q) What do you enjoy the most about commercial real estate?
A) I love the “behind-the-scenes” information you get. It’s easy for someone not in the industry to look at a project and critique the amount of time it takes to complete it. I find it extremely satisfying to know how extensive the planning process was, what obstacles had to be overcome, and the benefits and opportunities it provides the surrounding area.
Q) What is your favorite quote?
A) “In a world full of people who couldn’t care less, be someone who couldn’t care more.”
Q) Where did you grow up?
A) Brookfield, WI
Q) What’s your favorite place to travel to?
A) Minocqua, WI – nothing compares to the northern woods!
Q) What made you choose Commercial Real Estate?
A) I grew up in the suburbs of Milwaukee, so I would often spend time in the city on the weekends. For as long as I can remember, I couldn’t pass an area of Milwaukee that was in disrepair without reinventing it in my mind. I would often wonder why they haven’t considered turning a vacant lot into affordable housing or why they haven’t turned an abandoned property into mixed-use to attract business and community into the area. My dream was to become a socially-responsible leader in real estate, redeveloping the central city to bring a higher quality of life, jobs, and hope to the people and neighborhoods of the city that lack opportunity.