Ms. Annette Means joined the Harrisburg Regional Office of High Associates Ltd. in 2000, after working in various real estate disciplines since 1982.
Ms. Means received her Masters in Business Administration in Real Estate and Urban Development from the American University in 1990 where she graduated in the top five percent of her class. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture from Penn State in 1982.
Ms. Means gained critical experience while a staff member of Harristown Development Corporation, a quasi-public developer of various projects within the City of Harrisburg. As Director of Development Services at Harristown, she managed various aspects of projects such as the Harrisburg Hilton and Towers, Strawberry Square, MARKET Square Improvement Project, the Whitaker Center for Arts and Science and the Fourth and Walnut Project. While at Harristown, she authored “Downtown Revitalization in Small Cities” which was published in the Urban Land Magazine.
While at High Associates, Ms. Means gained extensive experience representing Central Pennsylvania’s largest health care system. She successfully completed many medical suite transactions, earning her recognition as the top medical office BROKER in the market. Her landscape architecture and development experience has been critical in the completion of numerous land transactions with companies such as Dunkin Donuts, Dollar General, SICO Company, High Associates, HR Weaver, Ressler Propane, and Days Inn.
Over the last decade, Ms. Means has been responsible for a high leasing volume with companies such as Modjeski and Masters, Print-O-Stat, Accord Restoration, Dialysis Corporation of America, Canon Business Solutions, and Millennium Pharmacy. Utilizing her strong education and unique problem solving skills, she has successfully completed numerous difficult real estate transactions that required complex analytical abilities.
Ms. Means teaches the “Commercial Module” required for new Commercial Real Estate salespersons, for the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors (GHAR). She also serves on the Public Relations Committee for GHAR. Her other affiliations include Regional Counsel of Volunteers of America and mentor for Bridge of Hope. She also volunteers in the Lower Dauphin Schools and for her church, LCBC.