On the move at LPC, NAI, Spencer Fane, On the Money, JSH

Business News | 8 Feb |

Lincoln Property promotes 2 to VP 

Lincoln Property Company (LPC) has promoted industry veterans John Orsak and Doug Klocke to the position of Vice President, expanding the role of each individual within the LPC Desert West Region of Arizona, Nevada, Utah and New Mexico, and encompassing current LPC development projects such as Lincoln Logistics 40, Union, the 1.8 million-square-foot office portion of The Grand at Papago Park Center and Lincoln Logistics 303.

A 21-year industry veteran and LPC employee since 2005, Klocke becomes Vice President of Development and Construction Management. Since joining LPC, Klocke has developed and constructed nearly 5 million square feet of Class A office and industrial projects. In his new role, he serves as the primary customer contact and manager for all current LPC real estate projects and tenant improvements. This includes construction costs, schedules and quality control from project conception to completion at the company’s pipeline of more than 5 million square feet of announced or under-construction commercial developments.

As Vice President of Real Estate Development, Orsak is responsible for all LPC leasing, acquisitions, dispositions and property management. This includes an almost 10 million-square-foot property management portfolio, strategic renovations at high-profile projects such as 3131/3133 Camelback and Luhrs City Center, and the ongoing development and leasing at Lincoln Logistics 40, The Grand at Papago Park Center, Lincoln Logistics 303 and Union. Orsak joined LPC in 2016, bringing with him 15 years of real estate experience. Since then, he has been involved with more than 1.5 million square feet of lease executions with a total lease consideration of more than $250 million.

NAI Horizon promotes Matt Harper to VP

NAI Horizon announced that Matt Harper, CCIM, has been promoted to Vice President. 

Harper wrapped up a stellar 2018, leading NAI Horizon brokers with the most transactions by an individual, 63 (worth $28.8 million). He closed out 2018 representing the buyer in a $4.7 million acquisition of a freestanding, 11,878 SF, four-tenant retail PAD in Glendale, Arizona.

Harper ranked No. 9 among the Top 10 Producers for 2018. He holds the prestigious designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and is the 2019 Secretary/Treasurer for the Central Arizona chapter of CCIM.  

“Matt exemplifies what it takes to be a successful member of our NAI team,” said Terry Martin-Denning, President and CEO of NAI Horizon. “I am delighted to reward Matt’s hard work and client-focused approach with this well-deserved promotion.” 

Spencer Fane adds experienced IP attorney

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Blake Atkinson will join the firm’s Phoenix office as an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. 

Atkinson assists inventors, artists and content creators with safeguarding their intellectual property, allowing them to focus on creation and development. He handles all matters associated with patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He is experienced in patent prosecution, trademark registration and opposition, IP litigation, UDRP actions, and IP letters and agreements.

“We continue to seek out ways to better serve our clients in this region,” said Andy Federhar, managing partner for the Spencer Fane office in Phoenix. “IP continues to be a growing need for our clients, and Blake will be a strong asset in ensuring Spencer Fane maintains the high level of legal service delivery our clients expect. He will be a great addition to our already excellent IP practice.” 

On the Money welcomes Rebecca Basinski

On the Money, LLC, an accounting and bookkeeping firm in Phoenix, added accounting professional Rebecca Basinski of Glendale to its team. As an experienced finance and accounting professional, Rebecca has provided consulting and business valuation services to a variety of organizations including CPA and legal firms, real estate investors and both brick-and-mortar and online retail companies. She served as a financial analyst for a national foodservice company and worked as an internal auditor for a global reinsurance company. Rebecca is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with majors in finance and computer applications.

“Rebecca brings significant financial and consulting experience to On the Money clients,” said Ruth Urban, president and CEO of On the Money. “Her insight and partnership will continue to help our clients make more confident, meaningful business decisions.”

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli adds Stephen Best, Andrea Logue

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC announced the addition of two associates, Stephen Best and Andrea Logue, expanding the firm to 89 lawyers.

Stephen represents construction companies, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in claims involving construction defect and other general civil litigation matters. Before joining JSH, Stephen gained legal experience by working at a Post-Conviction Clinic as a Rule 38 Certified Student Attorney, as a legal extern for the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and as a summer law clerk at a litigation law firm in New Mexico. While pursuing his law degree at Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Stephen participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. In the 2018 Vis East Moot Competition in Hong Kong, his team was one of eight to reach the Quarterfinals, and individually, Stephen achieved a top 10 ranking out of 243 advocates, as well as earned an Honorable Mention for Best Oral Advocate. He earned his B.B.A in Marketing from Texas A&M University.

Andie represents healthcare professionals and entities against claims involving medical malpractice, health care liability, and wrongful death and personal injury. Before joining JSH, Andie gained experience as an associate with a Tucson defense firm, where she represented clients facing medical and legal malpractice claims, including representing clients before the Arizona Board of Dental Examiners. In addition, Andie worked as an assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Public Health, working with an undergraduate class focused on public health law, administrative law, and the correlation between law and regulation to influence public health policies. While pursuing her J.D. and M.P.H. at the University of Arizona, Andie worked as a legal intern for the Arizona State House of Representatives, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of the General Counsel. She gained further public health law experience as a clerk for the Arizona Attorney General’s Education and Health Section, and as a graduate research assistant for the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. She earned her B.A. in Sociology from Gonzaga University.

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