Melissa Thelen


Melissa B. Thelen is a Director in FPL Associates’ compensation consulting practice.  She focuses on helping privately-owned real estate companies assess the competitiveness of existing compensation programs and design and implement solutions that will attract, retain, and incentivize employees across the organization.

Ms. Thelen has extensive experience conducting competitive benchmarking projects, developing individual compensation recommendations, and creating high-quality client analyses, models, and reports.  In her time at FPL, Ms. Thelen has helped more than 100 private real estate companies develop, design, and implement competitive compensation programs and incentive plans.  In this capacity, Ms. Thelen provides a number of services including (among others):

  • Detailed analyses and modeling of current and future compensation and financial scenarios
  • Comprehensive review of compensation trends and practices
  • Company, group, and individual level compensation and design recommendations
  • Employee communication plans and materials
  • Additional, post-project advisory services

Prior to joining FPL, Ms. Thelen was a Consultant within Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy and Operations Practice.  Ms. Thelen holds a B.S. in Business Administration, Finance and a B.A. in Public Administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

FPL Associates L.P.
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Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606

(312) 893 2330

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