The newsmakers of September and October 2010.
Paul Klink, Alisa Timm and Sarah Searight joined the Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial property management division. Klink was named managing director Southwest Region; Timm was named associate vice president and Searight joined the company as property manager. Justin LeMaster joined the industrial group as senior associate. LeMaster previously was with NAI Horizon.
Dick Crowley was promoted to vice president of Kitchell Construction’s healthcare division. Crowley joined Kitchell six years ago as director of client services.
Neal Churney joined Johnson Capital as senior vice president. Prior to joining Johnson Capital, Churney was a director with Marcus & Millichap Capital, where he financed multi-family, office, industrial and retail properties.
Luke Snell joined Western Technologies as senior construction materials engineer. Snell formerly was with the Concrete Industry Management program at ASU’s Del E. Webb School of Construction.
Brian Ackerman joined Jones Lang LaSalle as senior vice president. He will specialize in the acquisition and disposition of office and industrial property throughout Arizona.
Anthony Lydon and Marc Hertzberg joined the industrial brokerage team as managing directors. Most recently with Cassidy Turley, the duo has a combined 50 years of experience in industrial real estate.
GPE Management Services added Mark Carrell and Shirley Hawley as senior commercial real estate professionals. Carrell is responsible for managing the 200,000 SF local portfolio of West Coast Capital Partners.
Grubb & Ellis expanded its Phoenix operation with the addition of the office and medical condo team of Sheila Bale, Colleen McPherson and Ryan O’Connor. David Cravath joined the multi-housing group as vice president. Also joining Grubb & Ellis are Steve Julius (senior associate) and Jesse Goldsmith (associate). Previously with Marcus & Millichap, they will specialize in retail investments.
ICSC appointed six Arizonans as volunteer officers for Arizona and New Mexico: Gordon A. Keig, Kornwasser Shopping Center Properties, state director; Jeff Manelis, The Pederson Group, Inc., government relations committee chair; Steven R. Helm, Macerich, alliance private sector co-chair; Jim Brennan, Vestar Development Co., operations chair; Dennis Barr, The Kroger Co., retail chair; and John C. Reva, SR Commercial Real Estate, next generation chair. All appointments are for the 2010-2011 term.
Dave Headstream and Mike Ratliff were named to the land services group of CB Richard Ellis in Phoenix. They join Jason Hyams, another CBRE first vice president, to form a new land services team.
James Abell, FAIA of James Abell & Associates Architects in Tempe received the Edward C. Kemper Award at the AIA convention in Miami. The Kemper Award is given annually to an architect who has contributed significantly to the profession through service to AIA.
Rowland Luxury Homes hired Mary Norton as director of marketing and business development.
MODE Real Estate Management Services hired Ryan King as tenant services coordinator to its commercial property management staff.
Voit Real Estate Services opened an Arizona regional office in Phoenix. Jason Quintel was named managing director for the area. Voit also announced the hiring of Robert A. Freund as COO. Phoenix is one of the operations he will oversee.
SmithGroup hired Michelle Romero as senior interior designer for the firm’s Workplace Studio. Romero formerly worked for Tempe-based DAVIS.
Brock Huttenmeyer was named director of pre-construction services for Haydon Building Corporation’s building division. Denise Arredondo joins Haydon’s building division as a junior estimator.
Boe Bergeson was named leader of business development in the Southwest Region for the Weitz Company. Bergeson will focus on mtunicipal, commercial, industrial, higher education, hospitality, federal, senior living, tenant improvements, renovations, retail and distressed properties.
CB Richard Ellis’ 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale raised nearly $35,000 for Valley charities and local chapters of national nonprofit organizations. Three charitable organizations will receive a sizable portion of the money: Childhelp, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix.
The Phoenix Asset Services Division of CB Richard Ellis announced that Camelback Esplanade III achieved Gold certification under the USGBC LEED rating system for Existing Buildings (EB). The 218,254 SF building at 24th St. and Camelback Rd. is the third CBRE-managed office building to earn the LEED-EB rating.