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Janielle Penner joins Sperry Van Ness

July 28, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

The commercial real estate brokerage of Sperry Van Ness, LLC has announced that Janielle Penner has joined the brokerage as a Junior Advisor.  She will be working closely with industry leader and National Council Chair of Multi-tenant Retail, Shari A. Tucker-Gasser, specializing in retail property acquisitions and disposition, as well as the leasing of multi-tenant… Read More →

Walton Development hires new CFO

July 27, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Featured | Newsmakers

The Walton Group of Companies (Walton), a privately-owned real estate investment and development group, has named Steven Friedman Chief Financial Officer of Walton Development & Management (USA), Inc. (WDM).  Friedman is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience and a strong track record of financial leadership and counsel. He joins Walton after… Read More →

Flower joins Vertical Design as project architect

July 25, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Vertical Design Studios, Phoenix, announced Patricia (Trish) Flower has joined the firm as a project architect. She is a licensed architect and a LEED accredited professional with over 26 years in commercial architecture. In this role, Flower will work with retail developer clients in design, entitlements, CD production and construction administration. Flower brings more than… Read More →

Lee & Associates promotes Kurt Saulnier to Principal

July 24, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Lee & Associates Arizona has announced the promotion of Kurt Saulnier to Principal. This significant accomplishment is the result of his strong work ethic and teamwork. Saulnier joined Lee & Associates in 2012 as an Associate and has been a consistent and significant contributor to the firm since his arrival. “Kurt is an excellent asset for… Read More →

Meridian Capital Group gets a new senior managing director

July 23, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Meridian Capital Group, America’s most active debt broker, announced today that Mike Edelman joined the Company today as a Senior Managing Director, reporting to Ralph Herzka, Meridian’s Chairman and CEO. Mr. Edelman will be responsible for originating new debt opportunities, augmenting existing client relationships, and providing leadership of Meridian’s national agency business. He will also… Read More →

ULI Arizona takes on new leadership with Steven La Terra inq

Longtime ULI leader Steven La Terra, Managing Director and Principal of Paradigm Private Equity Holdings, has been selected as the new Chair of the Urban Land Institute, Arizona District Council (ULI Arizona), serving on a voluntary basis for a two-year term that starts July 1. La Terra, a Full Member of the Urban Land Institute… Read More →

McCarthy Building Companies hires Nayan Bhakta

July 8, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

McCarthy Building Companies Inc recently hired Nayan Bhakta as a preconstruction manager for the Southwest division. His primary focus will be on solar projects. In this position, Bhakta will play a key role, providing nearly a decade of experience working on utility-scale solar projects ranging from $5 million to $600 million. He will work closely with… Read More →

ABA Board of Directors gets new 1st Vice President

July 8, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

The Arizona Builders Alliance announced that Mike Epstein, Owner of Tucson’s Epstein Construction, was recently elected 1st Vice President for the ABA Board of Directors.  This means Mike will serve as the ABA’s 2016 President. In 1983, at the suggestion of two architecture  professors at the U of A, Mike Epstein sought a summer job… Read More →

Energy Systems Design promotes Maria Leshner

July 5, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

ESD has announced that Maria Leshner as been promoted to Business Development and Marketing Manager of Energy Systems Design, Inc. In her new role, Ms. Leshner will continue to manage ESD’s internal marketing efforts and, in addition, will coordinate and execute strategic business development plans designed to differentiate and promote ESD’s services, as well as… Read More →

SimonCRE adds Peter Krahenbuhl as Project Manager inq
June 28, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Commercial real estate developer SimonCRE added Peter Krahenbuhl as Project Manager to assist with the development responsibilities of SimonCRE’s growing portfolio of projects. SimonCRE currently has over 50 projects in the pipeline valued at over $100 Million, creating thousands of jobs across the country. Krahenbuhl will work closely with the Vice President of Development coordinating… Read More →

EPS adds Richard Hoppe to their Land Development Division

June 26, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

EPS Group, Inc. (EPS), a locally-owned Arizona full service civil engineering firm, announced the addition of Richard Hoppe to their Land Development Division. Hoppe has been in the engineering profession for over 35 years with experience in engineering, master planning, design of major land development projects, and infrastructure improvements. Past positions include City Engineer for… Read More →

Top tenant representative Ruth Darby returns to Colliers

June 26, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Colliers International in Greater Phoenix has announced the return of Ruth Darby, one of the area’s top tenant representation professionals, to its Phoenix office. Darby, vice president, brings 16 years of in-depth corporate real estate experience. Darby has completed transactions in more than 30 markets throughout the United States and in Canada. She specializes in… Read More →

Winslow and Partners continues to expand

June 24, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Winslow and Partners announced the addition of two licensed and experienced architects to their growing team. Katherine Dudzik Smith, AIA, LEED AP and Brian Ballard, AIA NCARB LEED AP  are both recognized as talented architects. Katherine Dudzik Smith has been involved in the field of Architecture professionally and academically for well over a decade. “I… Read More →

John Kirby joins Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona

June 24, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

John Kirby has joined the Valuation & Advisory group at Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. as Director. Kirby has 11 years of experience in commercial real estate appraisal-related work, including litigation support. He previously worked at CBRE, where he was a Senior Appraiser for six years. Kirby also was a commercial appraiser with the… Read More →