Vice President of Lease Audit
Carmela Roco serves as vice president of Lease Audit at Hughes Marino, an award-winning commercial real estate firm that exclusively represents tenants and buyers. She brings with her 35 years of experience in real estate lease auditing, lease administration and property accounting with owners and developers, as well as service providers.
Carmela has provided expertise in reviewing leases as they relate to how landlords bill their operating/CAM expenses, real estate taxes, utilities and overtime services, as well as interpreting lease language, identifying opportunities for savings, developing audit issues and negotiating and resolving them. She has provided her clients millions of savings in occupancy and related costs.
Prior to joining Hughes Marino, she led the lease audit services team of a global real estate firm where she provided the marketing of the services as well as performed audits. In her ten years with a global financial services company as Director of Lease Administration and Lease Audit, she started the Lease Audit Program for the bank and generated substantial savings for them.
Carmela’s other interests include traveling with her husband and family. She is a baseball, football and college basketball enthusiast, loves doing cardio exercises such as kickboxing and power step, and is an avid cook and baker.
- — University of the Philippines - Masters in business administration
- — Ateneo de Manila University – B.S. in business management
- — New York University and Monmouth University – completed several courses in real estate management