- Gallery Event
- 5:00 PM. Dec 01
Lynn Ann Bahr
Dallas, Texas | C: 214.766.6303 |
Business Professional with experience in commercial leasing/retail/wholesale management with a proven track record of goals attainment through strategic planning, bottom line growth through immersion in product/market knowledge, and securing future business prospects through the development of a diverse clientele.
Adept at large-scale interdepartmental and multi-location coordination and communication.
Proficiency in profitability growth through staffing development, motivational leadership, SOP development,
KPI measurement and market penetration.
Impactful ability to establish, develop and maintain business relationships through customer compassion and
Trust. Creating networks as a natural extension of the organizational family.
Customer care specialist, detail oriented and organized.
DALLAS DESIGN CENTER
Showroom Sales Manager
September 2018-March 2020
Multi-line Sales Representative specializing in luxury home décor.
Worked with a clientele of 3000+ local Dallas Interior Designers, Contractor and Builders designing and showcasing our 16 Product Partners comprehensive collections including lighting, fine rugs and bedding, fine art and custom furniture.
This position was a liaison between the Product Partners and the client firstly. This is an all-encompassing job from product presentation, to ordering, tracking shipments and installation. Every aspect of the transaction was logged and checked on a daily basis as well as supervising the day to day showroom business.
Answered or returned all phone calls, greeted each client and made sure their needs were met. Sent quotes and proposals as follow up on all meetings. Coordinated client luncheons and cocktail parties to spotlight new products or trends in the industry. Provided training to new employees.
Participated in Dallas Design Week Markets twice a year to bring out of state stores to the showroom. Held personal appearances and book signings to generate interest.
Expert in 10 different operating systems required to conduct business with our Product Partners, excelling in customer service in every transaction.
PACIFIC CREST INSURANCE, Dallas TX
Licensed Insurance Agent October 2017-Spetember 2018
DALLAS MARKET CENTER, Dallas, TX
Director of Leasing, August 2005 – October 2017
Maintained portfolio of 450+ wholesale soft goods showrooms through relationship development, execution of
leases, and negotiation of lease extensions/renewals grossing $28MM annually
Maintained 89-90% occupancy rate in an industry moving from brick-and-mortar to online-marketing through
client development and trust.
Prepared yearly revenue and expense budgets, generated recap reports weekly and monthly and relayed all
pertinent information directly to executives of the company.
This position was to serve as an Ambassador and liaison between the business, the clients and the building.
FASHION INDUSTRY GALLERY (FIG), Dallas, TX
Director of Operations & Special Events, March 2004 – August 2005
Managed all aspects of daily operations and leasing for 50 permanent tenants and supervised installation and break down of temporary exhibitions for up to 75 national and international guest designers seven times per year.
Developed and implemented SOP for areas including building rules/regulations, insurance audits, lease
executions, purchasing, budget forecasting, shipping and receiving.
Generated additional revenues through marketing of special event space within the venue; controlled and
coordinated installation, servicing, catering, lighting, decorating, and more for the special events.
Fully leased a $4.5MM building prior to initial opening through networked relationships.
TOOTSIES HIGH END WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE, Dallas, TX
Store Manager, July 2002 – March 2004
P&L accountability for day-to-day operations of flagship location generating over $10MM annually.
Purveyed new manufacturers (Lela Rose, Nicole Miller, and Ralph Lauren) and increased annual revenues by
Managed a full-time staff of 25 sales and support people.
Developed and implemented various marketing programs including monthly events, personal appearances,
truck shows and fashion shows leading to increased store traffic and a broader customer base.
Other primary responsibilities included product marketing, staff support/training, scheduling, performance
evaluations, store accounting and revenue reporting.
J. TIRAS HIGH END WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE, Houston/San Antonio/Dallas, TX
Regional Manager, May 1997 – June 2002
Promoted to Regional Manager from Dallas Store Manager position within 12 months; supervised four
locations while serving as Dallas Store Manager.
Increased annual revenues for 3 locations an average of 21% by developing and organizing promotional
packages, ongoing marketing packages and charity events.
Maintained compliance of SOP at all locations through frequent visitation, assisting with merchandising
campaigns and review of P&L data.
Recruited, trained and motivated 40+ employees in the nuances of client base expansion, excelling in customer
relations, and selling technique improvement through continuous weekly product education.
ADDITIONAL SKILLS & NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Former Board Member of the AIDS Services of Dallas (ASD).
Former Board Member of Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA).
Dedicated volunteer at Operation Kindness No-Kill Shelter.
Member of the Cathedral of Hope.