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Scott Kreitlein joins SmithGroupJJR

Scott Kreitlan, SmithGroupJJR
October 22, 2014 by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

SmithGroupJJR has hired  Scott Kreitlein, AIA, LEED AP, as leader of the Science & Technology Studio at its Phoenix office. He joins SmithGroupJJR from HDR, Houston, where he was science & technology principal. Kreitlein, a 20-year architecture veteran, is recognized for his expertise in the design and planning of biocontainment and animal holding facilities, a… Read More →

Jaclynn Walsh named president, COO of Irgens

Jaclynn Walsh, Irgens

Irgens announced that Jaclynn (Jackie) C. Walsh had been named president/COO, effective immediately. Walsh will oversee day-to-day company operations in support of its real estate portfolio including property and facilities management, design and construction administration, leasing, project management, information technology, and marketing/communications. Mark F. Irgens, CRE will continue as CEO/manager and lead the company’s strategic… Read More →

Walton Group announces new senior vice president

Kip Gilleland
October 16, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

The Walton Group of Companies, with U.S. headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz., announced that Kip Gilleland will join Walton’s land acquisitions and institutional relationships group, Walton Asset Management, as Senior Vice President. In his new role, Gilleland will oversee land acquisition and new market research in the Southwest United States in strategic growth areas like Arizona, California, Denver,… Read More →

Robert Gracz wins executive award from CoreNet Global

Bob-Gracz

Robert Gracz, Vice President of Corporate Real Estate for Avnet, Inc., was named the Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year for the Arizona chapter of CoreNet Global. CoreNet Global is the world’s premier professional association for corporate real estate executives and workplace professionals. In his role at Avnet, Inc., Gracz is responsible for executing… Read More →

Mackenzie Ford promoted to associate at Cushman & Wakefield

Mackenzie Ford, Cushman & Wakefield

Mackenzie Ford was promoted to associate with the Industrial Properties Group at Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. Prior to her promotion, Ford was Senior Brokerage Coordinator with the Industrial Group, working with brokers Jackie Orcutt, John Grady and Keri Scott. Ford joined the team of Orcutt-Grady in 2012 following two years as an analyst… Read More →

Barbi Reuter named COO of C&W | PICOR

Barbi Reuter, PICOR

At its September Shareholder meeting, Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR named Barbi Reuter its Chief Operating Officer (COO), formalizing her work over the past several years. Reuter has been with C&W | PICOR since its inception in 1985, a Shareholder since 1992, and has been an integral and critical part of the success enjoyed by… Read More →

Laurie Sandau joins GPE Commercial Advisors

Laurie Sandau, GPE

GPE Commercial Advisors welcomed Laurie Sandau, Associate Vice President as the newest member of its brokerage team. Sandau brings more than 11 years of local and national commercial real estate experience with Lawyers Title NCS. Her expertise in marketing and business development combined with her knowledge of the title and escrow process brings a fresh… Read More →

Russ Korcuska returns to Kitchell

Russ Korcuska, Kitchell

Kitchell recently welcomed Russ Korcuska back, in the position of director of market development. Korcuska brings 20-plus years of experience managing commercial construction projects ranging in size from $5,000 to $558 million. “Russ’ depth of experience within the A/E/C community, combined with his drive to deliver exceptional customer service and passion for quality excellence, will… Read More →

Cole Johnson appointed to Department of Labor pilot program council

Cole Johnson, president of Paul Johnson Drywall, was tapped to serve on the business advisory council for a new pilot program called the Employee Misclassification Compliance Assistance Program (EMCAP), which is being initiated by the Department of Labor’s Phoenix District Office of the Wage and Hour Division (DOL). Johnson was asked to serve as a… Read More →

Mike Specht elected to ABA board

The Arizona Builders’ Alliance (ABA), a statewide construction trade association, formed as an alliance of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) welcomed Mike Specht as a newly elected board member at the September board meeting. Specht joined Minard-Ames Insurance Services LLC in 1999. He is a vice president in… Read More →

Sundt Construction hires Ron Stuff as general counsel

  Sundt Construction, Inc. recently hired Ron Stuff as general counsel, replacing Sundt executive Randy Nye, who retired after serving 10 years with the general contractor. Stuff will immediately assume the roles of chief legal officer and chief compliance officer. Additionally, he will serve on the Sundt executive team and the Sundt Companies’ board of directors.… Read More →

Harper Getting Distinguished Service Award from GPEC

sharon.harper

  Plaza Companies President and CEO Sharon Harper will receive this year’s Distinguished Service Award from the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), which recognizes significant individual contributions to economic development efforts in Arizona.   Harper will be honored alongside Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, the recipient of the organization’s Outstanding Regional Contribution Award, and Dibble Engineering’s Rebecca Timmer, who will be named Ambassador of the… Read More →

Two Sundt executives announce retirement

Sundt General Counsel Randy Nye

Sundt Construction, Inc. announced today that Sundt General Counsel Randy Nye and Corporate Director of Administration Richard Condit retired effective Sept. 30, 2014. Both Nye and Condit’s decisions to retire culminates two remarkable careers that span over 30 years of combined service to the company and its stakeholders, including clients and employee-owners. Condit joined Sundt… Read More →

Jamie Godwin joins Stevens Leinweber Construction

Jamie Godwin//Corporate and Commercial Photography
by Mark Skalny

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based general contractor Stevens Leinweber Construction has announced that Jamie Godwin has joined the firm as vice president. Godwin, who has more than 23 years of construction experience, will be providing project management and business development services. Godwin spent the last five years as a founding partner of Phoenix-based The Richard Solomon Group /… Read More →