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Alliance Residential promotes leaders to President, COO and CFO roles

Jay Hiemenz, Alliance Residential

Alliance Residential, a national multifamily acquisitions, development, construction and management company, announced the promotions of V. Jay Hiemenz to President and Chief Operating Officer, and Bob Weston to Chief Financial Officer. These leaders will oversee operational and financing efforts respectively, of the company’s approximate $2 billion production pipeline and 70,000 units under management. “Alliance is… Read More →

Louis Zachary joins Opus Design Build’s Phoenix office

Louis Zachary_Opus_headshot
July 22, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Newsmakers

The Opus Group (Opus) announced that Louis Zachary joined Opus Design Build, L.L.C. as regional director of construction in the Phoenix office on Monday. In his new position, Zachary will oversee Opus’ construction business in the greater Phoenix area and support growth of the recently-opened office. “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work with… Read More →

Robert Chelman joins Keyser

Robert Chelman
July 18, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Keyser, a commercial real estate advisory firm providing global real estate services to tenants of office, industrial, retail, healthcare, nonprofit, and educational space, announced today that Robert Chelman has joined the growing firm. “We are pleased to be able to welcome Robert to our team”, stated founder Jonathan Keyser.  “His commitment to service is exemplary,… Read More →

Green Street Communities hires two specialists for Phoenix, Arcadia projects

David Brantner
July 15, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Construction | Newsmakers

Derek Jarr, CEO of Green Street Communities, INC. (GSC) announced the recent hires of David Brantner as Construction Operations Manager and Larry Gamso as Construction and Land Development Specialist. Both individuals join a dedicated team of designers, contractors, architects and sales associates working to provide timeless and high-quality residential development projects. “Green Street Communities is… Read More →

Jeff Hooper named ABA’s director of apprenticeship and training

Jeff Hooper, ABA
July 15, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Newsmakers

Jeff Hooper has been appointed the director of apprenticeship and training for the Arizona Builders’ Alliance, according to ABA Executive Director Mark Minter. Hooper will oversee the day-to-day operations of the ABA, AGC Education Fund and its programs in Phoenix, Tucson and Casa Grande. Hooper comes to the ABA from Seattle Wash., by way of… Read More →

Michael Rauschenberger joins Keyser

Michael Rauschenberger
July 11, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Featured | Newsmakers

Keyser, a commercial real estate advisory firm, announced today that Michael Rauschenberger has joined the growing firm. “I am very pleased to be able to welcome Michael to our team”, stated founder Jonathan Keyser. “Michael is one of the top project managers in the state, and is known for delivering construction projects on time and… Read More →

Wade Nelson joins Cushman & Wakefield

Wade Nelson, Cushman & Wakefield
July 2, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Newsmakers

Wade Nelson joined Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. as Managing Director, West Region Practice Leader | Property Tax Services in the Phoenix office  Valuation & Advisory Group. Nelson’s responsibilities include building Cushman & Wakefield’s property tax service practice in the West.  Nelson previously held management positions at Ernst & Young and Thomson Reuters Tax… Read More →

Sharon Harper Awarded Counselors of Real Estate Credential

June 23, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Newsmakers

Plaza Companies President & CEO Sharon Harper earned another important title to add to an already impressive array of them: Counselor of Real Estate. Harper has been awarded the prestigious CRE (Counselor of Real Estate) credential by The Counselors of Real Estate, an international group comprising high profile real estate practitioners who provide expert advisory… Read More →

Steven Bacs to lead Westwood’s Phoenix operations

Steven Bacs, Westwood Professional Services, Inc.
June 19, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Westwood recently announced the addition of Steven Bacs, AICP, CPM to its national team of office leaders, a position previously held by Dan Cleland, ASLA. As director of Arizona operations, Bacs will oversee operations for Westwood’s land and energy development business throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area from the firm’s office in Scottsdale, Ariz. Cleland assumed… Read More →

Suntec Concrete names Derek Wright president

Derek Wright, Suntec Concrete

Suntec Concrete, Phoenix, announced today that Derek Wright has been named president of the 700-employee concrete construction firm. Wright has been with the company for more than 24 years and is well positioned for this role, having started as a carpenter in 1990, and managing several divisions prior to becoming vice president in 1997. “Suntec… Read More →

Slater Hanifan Group hires Jack Moody

June 18, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Slater Hanifan Group announced that Jack Moody, P.E., CFM, has recently joined the firm as the Director of Water Resources for SHG’s Phoenix office. In this role, Moody will be responsible for the creation, growth, and oversight of the stormwater and flood control practice. Prior to joining SHG, Moody had spent his entire 30-year career… Read More →

McCarthy Building Companies promotes Joe Brunsman

June 17, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently promoted Joe Brunsman to project director within the Southwest division. In this position, Brunsman will forge true collaborations with the owners, design teams and subcontractors; serve as a liaison between the office and field teams; champion job-site safety efforts and proactively manage project budgets and schedules. He previously served as… Read More →

CBRE hires Jay Lefevers

Jay Lefevers, CBRE
June 16, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

CBRE’s Phoenix office has announced that Jay Lefevers, founding principal of Phoenix-based Viewpoint Group, LLC will join CBRE’s Valuation and Advisory Services team. This addition further enhances CBRE’s platform and will position the company to better service its clients throughout the region. “I am excited to welcome Jay to the CBRE team,” said Mike Rowland,… Read More →

Architekton names three senior associates

In conjunction with its 25th year anniversary, Architekton named John Cahoon, John Williams and Harold Gephardt senior associates. After 25 years of practice, this is one of the first in a series of celebratory events that coincide with the firm’s silver jubilee.  Founded June 1, 1989, the firm is known for award-winning, creative solutions to… Read More →