Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Developments in...

Westcor, a subsidiary of Macerich, is developing the two million s.f. Market at Estrella Falls in Goodyear, AZ. Garrett Newland is Westcor's vice president for development. Source: shoppingcenters.com and azcentral.com

Construction Manager, Paric Corp. of St. Louis completed a $42 million, 172-unit senior living project, Startford at Clay West, in Carmel for the Stratford Cos. The Lawrence Group provided architecture and interior design services. From Midwest RE Journal

Colin Kraay, investment advisor for Grubb and Ellis Paramount Commercial in Grand Rapids; Susan Jackson, interim VP of business development for The Right Place, Inc., an economic development firm for Grand Rapids; and Kevin Hegg, VP of Ashley Capital in Detroit discuss the diverse development opportunities in Grand Rapids. See the Midwest RE Journal article

New York
Plans to expand the Salmon Run Mall have been approved by Watertown. The mall is owned by a subsidiary of The Pyramid Companies Source: shoppingcenters.com

The State of Real Estate in Cleveland

Scott Garson, VP of NAI Daus; Bob Garber, managing partner with CRESCO Real Estate; Bob Nosal, managing director with Grubb & Ellis; and Charles Williams, vice president of KeyBank Real Estate Capital participated in a roundtable on the state of commercial real estate in Cleveland for RE Journals.com.

People on the Move

Tere Blanca, senior managing director of Cushman & Wakefield of Florida, recently became chair of the Beacon Council economic development partnership in Miami. During this slow economy, she urges real estate brokers to communicate at all levels – even to the extent of over-communicating – and to approach project consistently. See the article on Globest.com

Trisha Haddon became director of business development at Dobbins Group in Chicago; Craig Czerkies became a broker associate at Caton Commercial Real Estate Group in Plainfield; Eric L. Enloe moved into a managing director position at Integra Realty Resources, Inc. in Chicago; Matt Nix moved to VP of development – residential and mixed-use development and Mike Yungerman moved to VP of development – industrial development at Opus North Corp. in Chicago; and James R. Vender became an associate at Stone Real Estate Corp. also in Chicago. (From Crain's Chicago Business)

Real Estate Florida Names 25 Top Brokers

Real Estate Florida profiles 25 top commercial brokers in that state, chosen from 70 submissions. Their “Broker All-Stars” are (in no particular order):

- Avery Klann, Senior VP of Apartment Realty Advisors in Boca Raton
- Mike Davis, Executive Director at Cushman & Wakefield of Florida, Inc. in Tampa
- Scott Henley, Vice President – Office Division, CBC Benchmark in Jacksonville
- Dean Saunders, Broker & Owner, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate
- Alex Evans, Sales Associate, CBC Benchmark in Jacksonville
- Ronald C. Muzii, Jr., Senior VP, HREC Investment Advisors in Boca Raton
- David J. Preve’, Founding Principal, CRESA Partners in Miami
- Alan Kleber, Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield in Miami
- Stephen Nostrand, Executive VP, Colliers Abood Wood-Fay in Coral Gables
- Stuart Gordon, Senior Director of Leasing, Flagler Development Co. in Miami
- Danet Linares, Senior VP, Foram Group in Miami
- Steve Garrity, Director of Leasing & Laurie Alden, Senior Leasing Representative, Highwoods Properties in Tampa
- Christian R. Lee, Vice Chairman, CB Richard Ellis in Miami
- Dorothy Jackman, Associate VP, Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services in Tampa
- David J. Murphy, Senior VP, CB Richard Ellis in Orlando
- Scott Stephens, Principal, HREC Investment Advisors in Tampa
- Evan P. Kristol, Senior VP – Investments, Marcus & Millichap in Fort Lauderdale
- Barry M. Wolfe, Vice President – Investments, Marcus & Millichap in Fort Lauderdale
- George Livingston, Chairman, NAI Realvest in Orlando
- Barbara Liberatore Black, Vice Chairman & Founding Principal, CRESA Partners in Miami
- David Conn, Executive VP, CB Richard Ellis in Tampa
- Richard D. Solik, Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield of Florida in Orlando
- Steve Ernst, Senior Transaction Director, CLW Real Estate Services Group in Tampa
- John Guitar, Senior Director of Leasing, Flagler Development Group in Orlando
- Todd Brandon, VP, UGL Equis in Tampa

Professionals Discuss Mandated Green Building

Business Facilities magazine reports that cities are “racing to mandate sustainable building practices.” Discussing the private sector green building are: Brooks Rainwater, director of local relations for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), author of the study, “Local Leaders in Sustainability”; Kenny McDonald, executive vice president of the Charlotte Regional Partnership; Steve Brown, Jr., VP of Denver, CO-based John Madden Co., a real estate development firm; Brian Parno, VP of Stirling Capital Investments, a joint venture between Foothill Ranch, CA-based Stirling Enterprises and Denver, CO-based DCT Industrial Trust Inc.; Stephen T. Del Percio of gbNYC.com, a green building website; Kenneth R. Lewis, president of AC Martin Partners Inc. and board member of the Los Angeles Business Council; Eric Stavriotis, VP at Jones Lang Lasalle in Chicago, IL; and Ashley Katz, communications coordinator for the U.S.Green Building Council. See the article