Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

515.440.1111
info@premier-midwest.com
2540 73rd St, Urbandale, IA 50322

 

Premier Real Estate Services LLC, Real Estate, Urbandale, IA

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier team since inception, contributing to her experience and expertise.

Rochelle is married to her husband Cody, with three children: Quentin, Jayla and Livia.

Chris Coffey

With over 15 years of experience in the apartment industry, Chris has worked in almost every facet of the business. Chris began his career as maintenance technician and worked his way up to be a property manager. Chris now oversees the commercial portfolio for Premier with the same tenacity and “hands on” approach that put him in this position. Chris enjoys music, arts and crafts, useless trivia and spending time with his family.

Melissa Driskell

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to the Premier Commercial team, having several years of experience.  Joining Premier in 2016, Melissa is involved with current projects as well as business development opportunities. In her previous roles, Melissa has managed construction projects for major commercial builders in central Iowa, as well as her own firm. Melissa and her husband, Scott, have two children, Jayden and Morgan.  They enjoy staying busy with the sports activities and traveling.

Cliff Cockrum

Cliff is a superintendent with Premier Commercial Services overseeing and scheduling the every day work for several job sites.  Additionally, Cliff assists sub-contractors when needed.  One thing Cliff enjoys about Premier is everyone’s respect and ability to come together as a team.  When not working, Cliff enjoys golfing and doing odds and ends around the house.

Troy Strawhecker

Troy is a founder and co-owner of Premier Companies, a real estate consulting and development group.  Premier consulting and development have been retained by partnerships, companies and banks to provide counsel in Real Estate asset management, development and disposition.

Troy is a partner in Trilogy Investments of Iowa, a real estate holding company.  Prior to forming Premier and Trilogy, Troy worked with Townsend, Inc. of Kansas City and Nelson Companies of Des Moines as a developer and consultant.

Troy’s real estate career has involved roles in the following projects:

  • Wakonda West Apartments, Des Moines, IA – $3,250,000 – Owner
  • WallStreet Tower, Omaha, NE – $98,000,000 – Lead Consultant
  • Bandeis Building, Omaha, NE – $62,000,000 – Developer
  • Federal Reserve Redevelopment, Kansas City, MO – $88,000,000 – Consultant
  • Turner Park Lofts, Omaha, NE – $10,000,000 – Partner and Developer
  • The Verv Student Housing, Reno, NV – $44,000,000 – Partner & Developer
  • Hyatt Place, Des Moines, IA – $15,000,000 – Consultant

Before embarking upon a real estate career, Troy was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Papers, a regional paper distribution company.  Valley Papers had $16,000,000 in annual sales and a staff of over 24 people.  Troy and his family sold the business in 2003.

Organizational excellence was learned at Troy’s first job after undergraduate studies.  His role at Procter & Gamble was in the Executive Management Program, which really meant shadowing and learning for three years.  Troy worked in Los Angeles and Houston with Procter & Gamble and values that training very much.

Troy is married to wife Tracy of 15+ years, with three children: Quincy, George & Hale.

Joe Ekis

Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.

James C. Rizzuti

James began his career in 2004 when he joined The Paradise Development Group, Inc., a Florida based full service real estate development, leasing and asset management group. James spent five years with The Paradise Development Group, Inc. where his role and responsibilities included land acquisitions, underwriting and evaluating Walgreens and Publix anchored developments from a financial viability standpoint, along with contract and tenant lease negotiations.

In 2009, James moved back to his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa and co-founded Premier Companies, a full service real estate development and asset management group headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie joined Premier Commercial Services in 2014 with more than a decade of construction management experience.  Prior to Premier, Bernie worked for several companies supervising large domestic and overseas government projects including hospitals, dining facilities and military quarters.  Bernie is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  Bernie takes pride in being closely involved with all projects from groundbreaking to unveiling the finished product, all while maintaining a safe jobsite. Bernie enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, and enjoying time with this family; wife Glenda and daughters, Vicki and Valerie and friends.

John Gamble

John is the CFO for Premier Commercial Services.  Part of John’s day to day duties include financial preparation as well as presentation to owners.  At Premier, John values the great atmosphere and great people.  When not at the office, you can find John spending time with his kids, reading and completing various projects.

Rochelle Hiles

Rochelle started her career in 2001 at Impact Marketing Technologies, Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising agency. Rochelle spent 2 years as a Project Coordinator with Impact, where she developed extensive experience in concept development, designing corporate identities, developing, and managing successful branding plans, print design, video audio advertising and web development.

In 2003, Rochelle joined Regency Companies in Des Moines, IA.  She became closely involved with the accounting aspect of Regency and was eager to expand her knowledge and experience in this area. While obtaining her accounting degree, she excelled as an accountant for Executive Real Estate Services, a property management company affiliated with Regency.

After 3 years of working intimately with endless real estate transaction, she became Treasury Manager for 280 Regency affiliated companies.

Rochelle’s real estate accounting highlights are as follows:

  • Cash flow analysis and counsel
  • Asset valuation and recommendations
  • Monitor and advertise on real estate investments
  • Generate pro forma financial statements to evaluate profitability of potential projects
  • Financial analysis and reporting for real estate ventures
  • Determine and monitor lease terms, tenant viability, rent status and profit profitability
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, reconciliations, journal entries, accrued expenses, deferred income, rent roll, fixed assets, depreciation/amortization expense, project budgets and variance analysis

Rochelle has been a part of the Premier te