Melissa A. Steele, chief financial officer

Melissa A. Steele joins Coseo Properties with over 20 years’ experience managing the accounting departments, bookkeeping, financial reporting, and tax preparation for large real estate investment firms in southern California.

She was most recently property controller for TRIGILD, a commercial real estate management and advisory company in San Diego. There she was responsible for structuring and managing the firm’s accounting department, implementing accounting and hospitality software, supervising a staff of 20 employees, and for overseeing tax, budgeting, and compliance issues for TRIGILD’s hotel and restaurant properties.

Ms. Steele’s career has also included accounting and bookkeeping positions with Redhill Realty Investors, Crown Pacific Properties, Equastone, among other San Diego-based companies.

As CPI’s chief financial officer, Ms. Steele is responsible for overseeing all financial and accounting matters associated with operating, maintaining, upgrading, and disposing of CPI’s real estate portfolio. Ms. Steele will also direct CPI’s Asset Management Team.