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Dermody Properties Hires Harder for Marketing Expertise

RENO, Nev. –  Dermody Properties, parent company of DP Partners, has hired Vera Harder as the company’s marketing specialist. Harder is responsible for the company’s investor and client presentations, real estate broker materials, proposals and investment packages and marketing collaterals. She will assist in producing materials that are designed to best suit all stakeholders’ needs and ensure brand consistency for the national industrial development company.

Harder brings extensive experience in marketing resources in industrial development, as well as financial data compilation and analysis, and will be a central resource for the company’s regional offices. Harder joins Dermody Properties after 13 years in the industrial real estate industry with ProLogis. In her most recent position as Midwest region financial asset manager, she was responsible for the financial data for an 85 million square foot portfolio of industrial properties in nine markets, including Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Louisville, Memphis, Nashville, St. Louis, and Toronto.

“I’m excited to join such a strong team at Dermody Properties,” said Harder. “The company has succeeded in challenging economic times for the real estate industry, and that success is largely due to the firm’s commitment to providing quality and responsive service to its customers and its experienced leadership team. I am proud to now be part of that team.”

Dermody Properties’ corporate headquarters are located in Reno, Nev., and the firm has regional offices in Portland, Chicago, and Philadelphia, as well as property holdings in Las Vegas, Savannah, Ga., Harrisburg, Penn., and southern New Jersey. Harder will be located in the Chicago regional office.

“We are excited to welcome Vera to Dermody Properties,” said Doug Kiersey, President of Dermody Properties. “She is a great asset to our partners and will be a resource for all of our offices across the country. She will help us to serve our customers with even greater resources, and be an integral part of our continued success.”

About Dermody Properties
Dermody Properties, parent company of DP Partners, is a privately held national industrial real estate development company. Founded and headquartered in Reno, Nev., it has regional offices in Portland, Ore., Philadelphia, Penn., and Chicago, Ill., as well as property holdings in Las Vegas, Nev., Harrisburg, Penn., Savannah, Ga., and southern New Jersey. Over the last three years, Dermody Properties has developed and purchased more than 5.2 million square feet and leased between 1 and 1.5 million square feet annually. Over its 50-year history, the company has developed and leased more than 35 million square feet of high quality industrial/distribution facilities to many Fortune 500 companies and other well-respected firms. Dermody Properties currently has more than 3.5 million square feet of industrial space that is 90 percent occupied, and is actively doing Build-to-Suits and joint ventures throughout the nation. To learn more about Dermody Properties visit

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