Yvonne Merlotti was recently promoted to the position of Project Manager, after serving over six years as Executive Assistant to the CEO and President of Chapman Ventures. As Chapman Ventures’ sole employee for many years, Yvonne provided professional support in all areas of the real estate development activities of the business, including acquisition, development, oversight of consultants and outside professional service organizations, internal IT, financial record keeping and public engagement and entitlement work with local municipalities.
In her new role, she is undertaking oversight of redevelopment of Affton Plaza, 9 Mile Garden (Missouri’s first food truck court) and other properties, coordinating new construction and leasing strategies, responsibility for community and local government relations, and liaison with third party management companies and leasing brokers.
Prior to joining Chapman Ventures, Yvonne gained valuable skills in commercial real estate finance and transaction closing due diligence as a Loan Assistant with Great Southern Bank and later with LaSalle Bank. She is a St. Louis native and is actively engaged in the Affton Chamber of Commerce.