Company Bios

Richard H. Forsyth, CPM , CC IM

Richard H. Forsyth, CPM , CC IM, is the President and founding principal of the firm. He has a BA degree from Brigham Young University in Business. He entered the property management business in 1972, in Denver, Colorado. His property management experience includes CBD Office Towers, retail centers, Industrial/warehouse, and apartments. Richard has done construction management, marketing, property tax appeal, consulting, expert witness, receivership and trustee work. He earned the prestigious CC IM designation in 2003 and is an active member of the CC IM Institute. He obtained the Certified Property Manager (CPM ) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management in 1980. He is a past President of the IREM Utah Chapter 33 and was awarded ‘CPM of the year’ in 1992 and 1995. He has served as IREM Region 8 Vice President, national committee chair, and is a current IREM faculty member. Additionally Richard has previously served as president of the Apartment Association of Utah.

Benjamin R Forsyth, CPM

Benjamin R Forsyth, CPM is the company Vice President. Ben holds a BS degree in finance with emphasis in real estate from the University of Utah. He is a Certified Property Manager and has served as the IREM Utah Chapter 33 President. Ben is active in the Institute of Real Estate Management and has also served as the Region 8 Vice President for Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada. Ben oversees the daily operation of retail, office and warehouse properties. His property management activity includes supervision of property maintenance, risk management, capital improvements, contract negotiations, administration of budgets, CAM reconciliations and tenant renewal leasing.

Dave Speters, CPM

Dave Speters, CPM is a senior property manager and Westerra affiliate. He currently manages 1,000,000 square feet of Industrial properties. He has also managed 2 million square feet of office and retail property. His management industry experience includes contract negotiation, building and lease space renovation, market analysis and strategies, financial and lease administration. Dave earned a BS in finance form the University of Utah and later a CPM designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management. In addition he has served on several IREM Utah Chapter committees and as Chapter President in 2007.