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Ryan Companies promotes Rick Collins to president, southwest region

Ryan Companies US, Inc. announced that Rick Collins, currently Vice President of Development in the companies’ North central division based out of Minneapolis, was promoted to president of Ryan’s Southwest region. Collins’ new role will include management of all business development, people and operations for projects in that region. The Southwest region has offices in Phoenix, AZ, and San Diego, CA.

“We could not be more excited about this new opportunity for Rick,” stated Collin Barr, President of Ryan’s North central region.

“His contributions to this market, and to the Ryan culture, have been significant, and we know he will bring that same energy and enthusiasm to his new role.” Rick Collins’ major projects include the Grain Belt Brew House historic preservation, the Midtown Exchange mixed-use development, the conversion of the landmark Foshay Tower into the W Foshay Minneapolis hotel, Two MarketPointe in Bloomington, and the upcoming Downtown East five-city-block project which includes a nearly two block City park and two Wells Fargo office towers totaling more than one million square feet of office space.

“Rick’s strategic vision, creativity, and natural leadership skills will make him a great fit for the President role,” said Jeff Smith, Executive Vice President at Ryan.

“In addition, his strong commitment to the industry and the community will enable him to quickly settle in to the Phoenix market.” Collins has had leadership roles in several Twin Cities nonprofits including the Minnesota Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Children’s Cancer Research Fund. He is also active as a leader locally and nationally in NAIOP and the Urban Land Institute.

Collins will be taking over for long-time Ryan Southwest President John Strittmatter, a 29-year Ryan veteran who opened the Phoenix office for Ryan and has built it into a commercial real estate powerhouse during his tenure. Strittmatter, who will be staying on with Ryan to manage the development and construction of the multi-year, 2 million square foot Marina Heights mixed-use campus, is winner of NAIOP’s 2011 Lifetime Achievement award. Under his leadership, the office has won numerous awards including NAIOP Developer of the Year and Ranking Arizona’s No. 1 Commercial Developer twelve times since 2001. Significant recent projects include the FBI Phoenix Division, the Hayden Ferry development, Maricopa County Courthouse, the Musical Instrument Museum, Unisource, One North Central (formerly Phelps Dodge) and WL Gore headquarters.

Robert Cashin joins Caliente Construction

Bob Cashin_calienteRobert Cashin has joined Caliente Construction Inc., Phoenix, as Vice President of Construction Services. As a 36-year veteran in Arizona construction, Cashin will provide overall direction, leadership and guidance to manage the operational activities of the $65 million local company; ensuring growth, profitability, employee development, and the highest client service.

Cashin began his career in the field, moving into project management and most recently into executive management with local, Top 100 ENR firms. He is experienced in in multiple markets sectors for office, retail, hospitality, medical, mission critical, education, power, solar and multi-family market sectors. He also brings a distinct strength in business development and customer relationships.

Caliente Construction president Lorraine Bergman stated, “Caliente is positioning itself for future growth and we are excited to have Bob Cashin on board as an integral part of our team. Bob is talented and well–respected in the community and the construction industry. His knowledge and experience will be invaluable to our organization as we look towards the future.”

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Jared Langenhuizen Joins Cassidy Turley

Cassidy Turley announced that Jared Langenhuizen has joined the firm’s Project and Development Services division as Senior Vice President in the Phoenix office.

Mr. Langenhuizen will be responsible for managing all phases of the development process, including ground-up projects, redevelopments and tenant improvements.

“We are excited to be adding the Project and Development Services Group to our Arizona service line,” said Bryon R. Carney, Managing Principal at Cassidy Turley. “Having someone with Jared’s knowledge and experience will allow us to provide a full-range of integrated services for our clients and continue our focus on meeting all of their real estate needs.”

Mr. Langenhuizen has over eight years of project management and project development experience. Most recently, he was the Development Coordinator for Capital Commercial Investments, where he was recognized with a 2014 RED Award for the Best Redevelopment Project in Arizona for his work on Continuum, a 152-acre master planned business park in Chandler.
“Jared will work closely with all of the services lines in Phoenix to ensure that all clients, both tenants and owners, have their projects delivered on time and under budget, with minimal risk,” remarked Jason Schlutt, West Coast Managing Director for Project and Development Services at Cassidy Turley.
A graduate of the Arizona State University, Mr. Langenhuizen has a bachelor’s degree in construction and a master’s degree in real estate development. He is a member of NAIOP and ULI.

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Myron Spencer Named VP of Operations at Walton Group

The Walton Group of Companies (Walton), a family-owned real estate investment group with U.S. headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, announced today that Myron Spencer has been named Vice President of Operations, Walton Development and Management (WDM).

Mr. Spencer will help to oversee land planning, development and project services for Walton’s more than 83,000 acres of land under administration and 18 development projects. Using more than 25 years of experience, he will help Walton continue its successful track record of taking land through the pre-planning, entitlement and development process.

Prior to joining WDM, Myron was the Vice President of Land at Beazer Homes where he was responsible for the acquisition and development of land for the Arizona Division of Beazer. During his time at Beazer he negotiated and closed over 50 land transactions totaling more than $250 million. Prior to his tenure with Beazer, Myron was responsible for the acquisition and development of apartment land in the Western US for American Property Development, Inc., facilitating multi-million dollar transactions as a Commercial Real Estate Investment Agent at Pacific Realty Advisors.

“Myron brings a unique combination of knowledge in respect to homebuilding, multi-family development and commercial/retail brokerage that will assist Walton in positioning our assets for the market,” said Rob Leinbach, President of Walton Development and Management, North America. “As more of our properties move through the entitlement process, Myron will be essential to achieving Walton’s long-term strategic growth plan.”

“I’ve been in the real estate industry for over 25 years and look forward to using my experience to continue Walton’s successful process of land investment and development,” said Myron Spencer. “With four new U.S. development projects and more on the way, this is an exciting time to join Walton.”

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Gregoria ‘Gigi’ Moran Joins Danson Construction

Danson Construction announced its newest team member Business Development Manager Gigi Moran. Gigi brings over 17 years of marketing, business development and client relations experience in construction, architecture, and engineering to this new role at Danson.  As Marketing Manager for Vanir Construction Management, she developed substantial experience in being an advocate for clients and owners, as an owner’s representative. As President of, and Director of Marketing for, Moran/Downes Architecture, a large San Diego-based design firm, she acquired significant experience in managing a small, remote office with a client-base and projects unique to Arizona.   In addition, she introduced unfamiliar markets to this design firm.

Gigi will assist in fostering Danson Construction’s mission through client retention programs and create opportunities for new client development in the private and public sectors.  Also, she will cultivate strategic partnerships within the built environment.  Welcoming this appointment, Founder and President Dan Fontana said, “After a long search we have been lucky enough to find a real gem in Gigi Moran. She brings the management expertise in Business Development our firm needs to keep up the high level of offered services. We are very happy to have her.”

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Nicole Posten-Thompson Joins Associated Architects

Associated Architects, Inc. announce the addition of Nicole Posten-Thompson, RA, LEED-AP to its team last week.

“Nicole is instrumental in driving the marketing and business development efforts for the firm as well as helping to drive operations…not to mention designing quality projects for our clients too,” stated a press release.

Nicole brings more than 12 years of K-12 and municipal facility design experience to the company.

Nicole brings a great energy to our firm and is a fantastic addition to the company culture. We are very excited to have her on our team.” said Brian Johns, RA, AIA, Owner and Principal Architect.

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science- Architecture degree from Kent State University, is an Arizona Registered Architect and a LEED-Accredited Professional. Nicole and her husband, James, reside in Mesa with their two children.

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Kevin DiDomenico Joins Silver Fern Companies

Silver Fern Companies has recently hired Kevin DiDomenico as project accountant.
DiDomenico has a background in nonprofit management and commercial real estate. As project accountant, he works with clients to maintain a record-keeping system and track change orders, contracts and paperwork.

“His accounting and management experience and passion for increasing efficiency has helped Silver Fern streamline many internal processes, making working with us an even smoother experience,” the company stated in a press release.

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Charles Dalluge Joins DLR Group as President and Chief Operating Officer

DLR Group announced today that Charles Dalluge, Associate AIA, has joined the firm as president and chief operating officer. He will be part of the firm’s executive leadership team and responsible for leading and managing operations in DLR Group offices across the United States and internationally. The firm currently serves clients from 19 U.S. locations and in Shanghai. Dalluge was formerly executive vice president of Leo A Daly.

I am excited to add Charles to the DLR Group leadership team. He is an accomplished and respected leader in the design industry. He adds a diverse base of experience with domestic and international partners and clients that complement DLR Group’s growth strategies,” said DLR Group Chief Executive Officer Griff Davenport, AIA. “His hands-on knowledge and experience in geographies and market sectors which are evolving at DLR Group make him a great addition to our leadership team.”

Dalluge is active with the American Institute of Architects’ Large Firm Roundtable, is a member of the Executive Board of the Design Futures Council, a member of the Society of Military Engineers, a member of the Design Build Institute of America, and on the University of Nebraska College of Architecture and University Foundation.

I’ve watched with great interest as DLR Group evolved into a design firm that ARCHITECT magazine recognized as the No. 1 in the United States,” said Dalluge. “I believe in DLR Group’s listen.DESIGN.deliver approach to design, and the distributed leadership and employee-ownership model the firm has successfully evolved through the years. I look forward to partnering with Griff Davenport, the executive team, and all of the employee-owners to make DLR Group the most outstanding design firm in the industry.”

Charles’ depth of experience includes stints in Hong Kong, Singapore, Hawaii, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C.,” said Davenport. “His experience managing projects and serving clients in the Middle East and Asia will enhance our growing global presence.”

Dalluge will be based in DLR Group’s Phoenix office.

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Gregg Kafka Promoted at Lee & Associates

Gregg Kafka has been promoted to associate at Lee & Associates Arizona. He was a Runner with The Coppola Cheney Group for 30 months and will now join the team as a broker.

Kafka specializes in the representation of office landlords and tenants in the leasing and sales of offi ce properties in the metropolitan Phoenix real estate market. His extensive knowledge of the Phoenix market is complemented through analysis and marketing skills involving tenant relocation, tenant expansion, lease negotiations, market analysis and property marketing. These qualities, along with a strong work ethic, have earned him respect from the brokerage community.

Kafka, under the guidance of Principals Craig Coppola and Andrew Cheney, has worked with the team to assist with developing new opportunities and all related activities.

“With his construction background, Gregg adds a unique perspective our clients highly value,” said Andrew Cheney, Principal with Lee & Associates. “The rest of the firm values Gregg as a dynamic broker and is excited to have him aboard as an associate.”

He previously worked for Macerich, one of the largest retail REITs in the U.S. where he provided construction and lease analysis for the company. Kafka holds an Arizona Real Estate License and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Arizona State University.

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Kristie Jones Promoted at GPE Companies

Kristie Jones, formerly assistant to GPE Companies’ president, has been named director of operations. In the new role, Jones will oversee corporate processes and procedures, ensuring GPE continues running smoothly.

Jones began working at GPE Companies five years ago as a temporary receptionist and quickly made a name for herself as an efficient, capable professional.

“From my first day at GPE, every time I was given a new task, I wanted to learn it as well as I could, as fast as I could,” Jones said. “I’ve always had the company’s best interests at heart. By making each task more efficient, they were always giving me more things to do.”

Over the years, Jones’ job responsibilities grew while her title stayed the same. GPE’s growth necessitated the creation of this new position and Jones was the obvious choice.

“GPE believes in cultivating our talent and promoting from within,” said President David M. Genovese. “Kristie has grown professionally as we’ve grown as a company, and we’re happy that she accepted the new position and all the responsibility it demands.”

Jones has an extensive background in customer service-related work, along with a degree in the interdisciplinary studies of business and biology.

“In this job, it will help me to make sure that as a company, we’re very customer focused, and not just for the external customers — the tenants, the clients — but also internal in that everybody works well together and takes care of each other,” Jones said.

The move will also free Genovese to focus more on top-level, strategic thinking while Jones shepherds the company and its 40-plus staff members through the day-to-day rigors.

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ORION Expands Multifamily Team

ORION Investment Real Estate expanded its multifamily group with the addition of five industry veterans specializing in acquisitions and dispositions of multifamily properties.

“We believe that after a brief pause over last summer largely caused by an increase in interest rates, multifamily is heating up again throughout the Valley,” stated Ari Spiro, president of ORION.  Though transaction volume has dropped since this summer, Spiro continues, ”quite a few larger, institutional transactions closed in the 4th quarter, which usually gives the entire market confidence and a precursor that B and C caliber properties will begin moving again.  Based on our activity, we project that B and C deals will begin to move with the velocity that we experienced in 2012 and beginning of 2013 as we move in the second quarter.”

To take advantage of this resurgence in multifamily, ORION has grown its multifamily presence in recent months with the hiring of Jackie Allen, Linda Ayala, Jason Campagna, Joseph Dietz and Dennis Hoth; each of whom brings decades of real estate experience and multimillion dollar track records to ORION’s already successful and well-established multifamily platform.  “We are excited to add this type of top-notch talent to our team.  The new additions bring a vast track record with experience closing smaller, privately owned projects all the way up to institutional grade properties,” said ORION Principal Sean Stutzman.

ORION closed nearly $100M in apartment transactions recently and is looking to build upon that sales volume as the economy continues its recovery. ORION’s investment sales brokers have closed over $500M in transactions since the firm’s inception in 2009.  Stutzman adds, “ORION will continue its growth by attracting and maintaining experienced Brokers of the highest ethical and moral standards, who appreciate our team approach.”

Allen, Campagna and Dietz bring nearly a billion dollars inmultifamily business with them to ORION.  Allen and Dietz have worked with Spiro for more than a decade, “I am honored to rekindle a working relationship with Jackie and Joe.  Both were top producers at national firms  And Jason was quite a find.”

Campagna joins ORION most recently from RE/Max, where he was one of the top commercial brokers in the state.  With nearly 50 closings a year for the past several years, Jason brings a tireless work ethic and offers a breadth of real estate knowledge to his diverse client base.

Hoth joins ORION from CBRE in Omaha, Neb., and Ayala has been active in both the brokerage and as an investor.

“With the institutional approach offered by Hoth and Ayala’s vision from an ownership side, we can offer unmatched analysis and perspective in this marketplace,” continued Spiro.

Stutzman concludes, “For the first time in nearly decade, both commercial and multifamily segments are stable and showing clear signs of growth.  We are poised to take advantage of this increase in investment sales volume and continue our expansion.”

September/October 2012

AZRE Magazine September/October 2012

AZRE Magazine September/October 2012

More face time for people in the industry

Peter MadridSpectacular structures and beautiful buildings dominate the images that grace the pages of AZRE magazine. However, we can never forget that the real superstars are the people behind all those projects.

That’s why you will see more (familiar) faces in this issue, with a twist on two of our regular features.

  • I am finding that many of you commercial real estate professionals do some pretty cool things when you’re off the clock. With that in mind, we will now feature two people in After Hours. Check out page 28.
  • With business picking up, firms are promoting from within and hiring more people. Those announcements, which filled the Newsmakers page, are now being posted on azbigmedia.com. In its place is a new feature, Executive Q&A. Each issue will offer a glimpse of four top decision makers in the various industry sectors. On page 26.

Starting with this issue and beginning on page 30, AZRE magazine unveils its inaugural Big Deals awards. We recognize the top brokers and brokerage-related firms in 20 categories. Helping make the selections were our staff, votes cast on our website, managing directors from the top brokerage firms and a handful of Arizona’s commercial developers.

Our three supplements also include member profiles and a Q&A with the respective “head honchos.”

You will find a lot of smiling faces in this issue — present company included.

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Peter Madrid, Editor

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Find out about Arizona’s newsmakers for May/June 2012

newsmakers - canada, oconnell, poulin» McCarthy Building Companies has appointed Scott Canada to the merit review committee for the SunShot Concentrating Solar Power R&D funding opportunity solicitation in Phoenix. The initiative is an aggressive research and development plan led by the U.S. Department of Energy and aimed at developing solar technologies to meet a levelized cost of energy target of 6 cents/kWh without subsidy by 2020. McCarthy also promoted two associates to project directors. They are Lee O’Connell in Albuquerque and Steve Poulin in Tempe.

newsmakers - morrow» Voit Real Estate Services appointed Donald Morrow as managing director of the firm’s Phoenix operations. Morrow will oversee all aspects of Voit’s operations in the Phoenix market, including brokerage, asset and property management. Prior to joining Voit, Morrow served as a partner at Biltmore Holdings.

» Sundt Construction chairman and former CEO J. Doug Pruitt was named among the recipients of the prestigious 2012 Golden Beaver Award. Pruitt received the Management Award from The Beavers, a heavy civil engineering construction association. He retired as CEO of Sundt in September 2011, but remains involved with the company serving as chairman. Sundt also added Tom Auay-Fuay to serve as project manager in the Southwest. He will concentrate his efforts on preconstruction activities relating to mining and industrial construction projects.

» Commercial Properties Inc. (CPI) hired John B. Daley, who brings 30 years of commercial, retail, office and industrial real estate experience. Daley has coordinated some of the largest commercial real estate deals in Arizona. CPI also was selected by CoStar Group as recipient of a CoStar Power Broker Award. In addition, four brokers won individual awards as Top Industrial Leasing Brokers. They include Leroy Breinholt, Darin Edwards, Cal Johnson and Eric Jones.

» The Arizona Builders’ Alliance was honored by the Associated General Contractors of America as a 2011 Community Award recipient, one of 13 organizations recognized as the construction industry’s best charitable work. The ABA Community Board supported four projects in 2011.

newsmaker - byrd» Lincoln Property Company hired Tina Byrd as property manager in the Desert West Region office in Phoenix. Byrd is responsible for managing the newly renamed and remodeled Camelback Square.

» CBRE announced that Ike Isaacson has been named the new leader for its Tucson office and the Southern Arizona market. Isaacson has nearly 15 years of commercial real estate experience in the Tucson market, specializing in the leasing and sale of office, medical and R&D buildings.

» Erin Harper joined Alliance Project Advisors as senior project manager in Phoenix. Prior to joining Alliance Project Advisors, Harper worked with CBRE Global Corporate Services on site at American Express’ TRS Division since 1996. She has more than 20 years of project management experience.

newsmakers - gaylord, hawks, bladine» Jennings, Haug & Cunningham expanded its legal services with the addition of a prominent Arizona environmental law practice group. The three attorneys include senior partner Karen Gaylord, Ronnie Hawks and Janis Bladine. They have been representing clients in environmental law.

» Scottsdale-based MC Companies has announced the new joint venture with Phoenix-based Clark-Wayland Construction. This venture will focus mainly on development and construction of new multi-family projects in Phoenix and Tucson. The combined company has more than 75 years construction experience and has built more than 25,000 units in Arizona.

newspaper - plapp» Colliers International announced that senior associate Danny Plapp joined the office properties team of Charles Miscio, Greg McMillian and Niki Ward. Plapp will focus on procuring new tenants for property owners, while working with the specific needs of users. He joins Colliers from LevRose Commercial Real Estate in Scottsdale. Plapp has more than four years of commercial real estate experience, specializing in office properties.

» Carlyle Development Group announced a leasing and management team for the newly acquired Metrocenter in Phoenix. This team includes the addition of Brent Meszaros as general manager, real estate veteran Anita Blackford as senior VP of leasing, and locally based Phoenix Commercial Advisors as Metrocenter’s exclusive retail broker representative.

» Gensler added three new associates to its Phoenix staff. They include Jennifer Gozzi, interior designer; Lori Stenguist Johnson, project coordinator; and Stephanie Gomez, marketing manager.

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Newsmakers in Arizona Real Estate

Newsmakers in the commercial real estate industry are featured each issue. Here are the movers and shakers for May – June 2011:

Shelly Cramer joined GPE Commercial Advisors as associate vice president in sales and leasing, with an emphasis in dental and veterinary properties. Her past professional experience includes positions at CB Richard Ellis and Julien J. Studley.

Trisha Ramsey joined GPE Commercial Advisors as an associate in sales and leasing. Ramsey secured her broker’s license in 2010 after acquiring more than a decade of experience in B-to-B sales and procurement for the semiconductor and furniture industries.

Sundt Construction promoted Wayne Einbinder to vice president to spearhead the company’s new special projects division. The recently launched division will focus on large-scale projects ($100M or more) with external joint-venture partnerships. Einbinder will be responsible for the management, identification, pursuit and acquisition of special projects.

Mike Merk joined Grubb & Ellis as senior vice president, Office Group. Merk joins Grubb & Ellis from BAX Global Inc., where since 2002 he was director of real estate, responsible for the company’s 4.1 MSF North American office and industrial portfolio.

Justin Miller joined the Alter Group as vice president in the firm’s Scottsdale office. Miller’s focus will be on the planning, marketing and development of several Phoenix-area business parks.

Brian Woods was promoted to vice president-Retail Properties at Colliers International. Woods joined Colliers in 2003, and specializes in leasing regional power centers and represents national retail tenants throughout Arizona. Developers and landlords represented include Vestar Development, Nexus Development and Vertical Holdings.

Eight real estate professionals from the CB Richard Ellis Phoenix office are ranked among the company’s top 225 producers in North America. Tom Adelson, Brad Anderson, Tyler Anderson, Sean Cunningham, Jim Fijan, Rob Marsh, Jim Trobaugh and Bryan Taute are among the list of exceptional performers in 2010.

John Glassmoyer and Neil Glassmoyer joined Colliers International’s Scottsdale office as senior vice presidents specializing in investment sales. John has more than 30 years experience in sales, leasing and development of industrial, office and retail properties. Neil has more than 20 years experience as an institutional investment consultant.

Mark Seale joined the office division at Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial. Seale joins the company with more than 26 years of commercial real estate experience. Seale previously worked at Lee & Associates, where he was part of the firm’s Top Producing team in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Dan Pierce was named senior vice president at Kitchell. He joined Kitchell 30 years ago and has been involved with the construction of numerous hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the Southwest.

Arizona’s Finest Lawyers honored five members of the firm of Jennings, Haug & Cunningham. Those honored include Bill Haug, Curtis Jennings, D. Kim Lough, Chad Schexnayder and Mark Barker. The five have more than a century of combined experience in various areas of commercial real estate law.

Berens, Kozub & Kloberdanz PLC has changed its name to Berens, Kozub, Kloberdanz & Blonstein PLC, adding 3-year member Marc Blonstein to the firm’s name. Berens, Kozub, Kloberdanz & Blonstein PLC is a boutique commercial and residential real estate and business law firm. It has been in business in the Valley since 2001.

Land Advisors Organization in Scottsdale added Ryan Semro, Bret Rinehart and Ben Heglie to its firm as land specialists. Semro, Rinehart and Heglie’s previous roles include stints with Grubb & Ellis, Hogan & Associates, and most recently as principals with Lee & Associates.

Rider Levett Bucknall promoted John Jozwick (general counsel) to senior vice president and Scott Macpherson (principal) to vice president. Jozwick also was elected to the Rider Levett Bucknall North American Board of Directors.

Bryan Taute was promoted to senior vice president and Greg Mayer and Scott German were promoted to vice president at CB Richard Ellis. Taute is involved in all aspects of the commercial office market, including landlord and tenant representation, investment and user building sales, land sales and ground-up development. Mayer specializes in the representation of institutional and private owners of commercial office buildings in Metro Phoenix. German represents corporate clients in site selection and lease negotiations in Metro Phoenix and the Southwest.

Joe Snell, president and CEO of Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities (TREO) was named co-chair of the Economic Development Committee of the Arizona-Mexico Commission.

Daniel Dobric joined Grubb & Ellis’ Office Group as senior vice president. He will team with Michael Myrick, vice president, Office Group, who joined the company in July. Dobric joins Grubb & Ellis with 29 years of commercial real estate experience. He previously spent five years with BRE Commercial as a senior vice president.

Valerie Kelly joined Kitchell as director of Client Services for the Healthcare Division. A 20-year veteran of the local construction and development community, Kelly most recently was with McCarthy Building Companies, where she led business development efforts for the Southwest region.

Colliers International promoted Cindy Cooke to executive vice president-multifamily investments. Cooke has 30 years experience specializing in multi-family investments and leads an investment team that consists of 12 Colliers professionals throughout the Western U.S.

Chris Gerow, senior vice president at NAI Horizon’s Phoenix office, was honored by NAI Global with its Council Appreciation Award.

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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.

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