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Chip Kloppenburg joins Sperry Van Ness multifamily team

July 29, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Newsmakers

Chip Kloppenburg has joined the multifamily team at Sperry Van Ness, LLC as a Senior Advisor. Kloppenburg brings more than 10 years of commercial real estate experience to the team, having worked previously with CBRE in Rochester, New York and Marcus and Millichap in Phoenix. Kloppenburg holds both the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Certified… Read More →

Michael Knapp joins Voit Real Estate Services

July 29, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Newsmakers

Voit Real Estate Services, leading  full-service commercial real estate provider serving the Southwestern U.S. market, today  announced that Michael Knapp joined the firm as Senior Associate. Knapp has worked in the commercial real estate industry for more than four years.  He specializes in Office sales and leasing primarily in Phoenix.  Before joining Voit Real Estate… Read More →

Geoffrey Harris joins CBRE Capital Markets

CBRE Group, Inc. today announced that Geoffrey Harris has joined the firm’s Capital Markets’ Debt and Structured Finance team as Senior Vice President. Harris is a financial services professional with more than 15 years of mortgage banking experience. Based in Phoenix, Harris will play a key role in originating net-leased transactions for the firm nationally,… Read More →

Stephanie Sandro named director of operations for Cushman & Wakefield

Stephanie Sandro, Cushman & Wakefield

Stephanie Sandro has been named Director of Operations for Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona.  A proven administrative leader in a variety of industries, Sandro will oversee the financial, administrative and human resources operations for the company in Arizona. Sandro brings to Cushman & Wakefield more than 12 years of operational leadership, having most recently served… Read More →

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 →