Sigma Contracting hires Paul Baker as Project Manager

Sigma Contracting, Inc. announced the hiring of Paul Baker as Project Manager.

Baker will work with the Sigma operations team as well as its field superintendents to oversee many of their upcoming projects. He brings 24 years of very diverse construction experience and knowledge to the Sigma team, including field work and positions including superintendent, project engineer, estimator and project manager.

“Paul has a great personality that fits well with our team,” said Sigma President Dan Hinkson. “He has a very practical and pragmatic approach to addressing the needs of construction and has been great at listening and understanding other’s needs and their expectations.”

A native of California, Baker moved to Arizona in 2005 to further his construction career. Away from the office Paul is a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoys rides and traveling to “bucket-list” destinations.

R. J. “Bucky” Slomski joins Burch & Cracchiolo

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A., announced R.J. “Bucky” Slomski has joined the Firm as an Associate. Slomski is a top-rated trial advocate who focuses his practice on serious personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death claims. 

A graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Slomski attended Arizona Summit Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2015. While there, he received honors for his contributions to Public Relations, and he was an active member of the Arizona Summit Law School Student Bar Association. He received his license to practice from the State Bar of Arizona in 2016.

Slomski is active with the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Arizona. In 2020 he was named a Southwest Super Lawyer Rising Star, a designation awarded to only 2.5% of young lawyers in Arizona.

Bob Kline joins Colliers as Southwest Managing Director of Debt and Structured Finance

Bob Kline has joined Colliers International as Managing Director of Debt and Structured Finance in the Southwest Region.  Kline will be based in the Phoenix office, working on capital and finance efforts for the company throughout the Southwest Region and beyond.

“Bob’s experience in institutional debt, equity, refinancing and restructuring will be invaluable to our professionals and out clients, especially during this time of economic disruption,” says Southwest Regional President David Josker.  “Bob’s deep product and market knowledge, along with his proven collaborative work style, is going to allow him to be an immediate and significant addition to our capital markets capabilities and over platform.”

Kline has spent his career working in capital markets both nationally and internationally.  He has raised more than $7 Billion in capital for commercial real estate development and refinances.   He has also handled more than $9 Billion in restructurings for builders and developers. 

A proven leader in his field, Kline is expected to provide Colliers International with the strength of his extensive relationships with capital markets and lenders, as well as his wisdom and insights about the financial markets. 

During his career, Kline has served at a variety of real estate companies ranging from Pulte Homes and the Communities of Del Webb to Cushman & Wakefield and Jones, Lang LaSalle. 

Andrew Lundahl joins Western Retail Advisors

Western Retail Advisors, a premier commercial real estate brokerage group with offices in Arizona & California, is bolstering its Investment Sales group with the addition of Andrew Lundahl to the firm. Lundahl will be joining the firm as the Director of Investment Sales where he will be focusing on sales of net-leased and multi-tenant retail investment properties in Arizona & the greater southwestern United States.

“Andrew is a paramount new player on our team. Serving investors in the disposition and acquisition of net-leased and multi-tenant retail properties, he will further our mission of maximizing value for our clients,” said Eric Termansen, Western Retail Advisors Founding Partner.

Prior to joining Western Retail Advisors, Lundahl was at Lee & Associates where he was a member of the investment sales team. In his career, Lundahl has completed more than 2 million square feet in transactions valued at nearly $500 million. His experience includes successful transactions in single-tenant retail, shopping centers, office, and industrial properties. 

Lundahl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Regional Development from the University of Arizona, is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Young Leaders Group and is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Partnership Forum.

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