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CoStar's People of Note (Feb. 19)

The following companies announced personnel moves this week: SK Commercial, JLL, Lee & Associates, CBRE, MNCAR, Greystone, Cresa, Transwestern, State Street, Foundry Commercial, Cushman & Wakefield, and NGKF.
February 19, 2016

It's time to update those contact managers with CoStar's People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week's issue includes the following markets: Atlanta, San Francisco, Inland Empire, Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Washington DC, East Bay, San Diego, South Florida, Raleigh / Durham, and Cleveland / Northern Ohio.


SK Commercial Realty Expands Tenant Rep Practice

By Sarah Gilcrest

SK Commercial Realty has hired John Poulos as executive vice president, managing director of tenant representation. In his new position, Poulos will focus exclusively on general office tenant representation and development of a dynamic tenant rep team.

As managing director for Newmark Grubb Knight Ellis for the past nine years, Poulos worked on local transactions and represented national clients such as Corestaff, Sapient, CSA International, McAfee and others. The 23-year industry veteran has also worked at Advantis GVA, Grubb & Ellis and Equis Corp.


JLL Appoints Dompe to Lead Project, Development Svcs

By Anthony Edelstein

JLL has appointed Jacqueline Dompe to lead its Project and Development Services team for the Pacific Northwest. Based in San Francisco, she will oversee project and development management teams that provide planning services for relocations, build-to-suits and other real estate projects.

Dompe joins JLL with more than 20 years of management experience in strategic planning and cross-platform projects. As a former senior vice president with AECOM, Dompe was responsible for developing new business and integrating the delivery of a variety of services across multiple client sectors.

CoStar's People of Note is published each Friday covering the latest commercial real estate executive level promotions and new hires.
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Lee & Associates Promotes Anderson to Partner, Shareholder

By Justin Sumner

Keith Anderson, CCIM has been promoted to partner and shareholder with the Ontario, CA office of Lee & Associates, one of the nation's largest broker-owned commercial real estate firms.

Anderson joined Lee & Associates back in 2006 as a runner, rising through the ranks to associate in 2008. Today he specializes in tenant and landlord representation, acquisition and investment sales across the Southern California industrial market. He is a member of CCIM, AIR and NAR.


CBRE Adds FVP to Net Lease Property Group

By Sean Strausman

Michael Kaider, first vice president, has been named to CBRE's net lease property group. Kaider leads the retail single-tenant net lease practice for CBRE's national retail investment group's Chicago office, and since the group's formation has accounted for the sale of more than 125 single-tenant properties valued at more than $550 million.

Kaider joined CBRE in 2012 after previously serving as a partner at Monroe Investment Partners. Before that he worked as a development manager at Archon Group.

Hanson Named President of MNCAR

By Yassin Kadir


Greystone Expands Multifamily Advisory Team in SoCal

By Justin Sumner

Rob Shiels and David O'Neil (pictured, right) have joined Greystone Real Estate Advisors as managing directors, tasked with providing clients with comprehensive advisory services for multifamily sales and lending in the firm's Los Angeles, CA office.

  • Shiels joins Greystone from Colliers, where he served as a senior...
  • O'Neil joins the firm from Colliers, where he specialized in multifamily...


    Cresa Promotes Finley to SVP

    By Catherine May

    Cresa Washington DC promoted Chris J. Finley to senior vice president.

    Finley joined Cresa in 2008, and since that time has helped develop new business both locally nationally, being named one of the firm's top producers the last two years. He previously worked for Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq in its corporate solutions division. Finley attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, where he received his degree in marketing management.

    Transwestern Opens New Office in Oakland

    By Bryce Meyers


    Murphy Joins CBRE as VP

    By Justin Sumner

    Courtney Murphy has joined CBRE as a vice president with the firm's occupier advisory and transaction services business line. Based in the San Diego, CA office, Murphy will focus on helping companies achieve real estate solutions that drive productivity and efficiency.

    Murphy most recently served as a vice president with The Irving Group, representing clients from local startups to large corporations. She began her career in commercial real estate at CoStar Group after holding analyst and paralegal positions at McKinley, Monaghan LoPrete, and Ackerman & Ackerman.


    Trelles Moves to State Street Realty

    By Chrysta Lopez

    State Street Realty has hired Frank Trelles as vice president in its Doral, FL office. He will be responsible for new business development, investment sales, tenant and landlord representation, as well as market research.

    A top-producing broker in the South Florida commercial real estate market for the last 10 years, Trelles is a previous CoStar Power Broker award winner. He joins State Street from Cornerstone International Realty, where he was executive vice president. Before that, he was a senior associate at Westvest Associates.


    Foundry Commercial Expands South Florida Team

    By Justin Sumner

    Foundry Commercial, known as CNL Commercial Real Estate until last week, has expanded its brokerage, property and project management business lines in South Florida with the addition of Matt Anderson, Ryan Hemeleski and Tim Blair (pictured, right).

  • Marking the launch of a tenant advisory team in Miami, Anderson joins...
  • The South Florida property management team is adding Hemeleski...
  • The firm has tapped Blair as a senior project manager. The former...

    Bilfinger GVA Appoints New Chief Exec in London

    By Paul Norman

    Guistolisi Joins Cushman & Wakefield
    By Justin Sumner

    Merritt Guistolisi has joined Cushman & Wakefield as an associate with the commercial brokerage team led by Mark Pateman, director in the firm's West Palm Beach, FL...

    New Retail Associate Joins CBRE
    By Jessica Fritz

    Cristi Greene joined CBRE | Raleigh as an associate with the company's retail services team. In her new role she will primarily focus on retail agency and occupier services...

    NGKF Adds Office Associate
    By Ella Anderson

    Newmark Grubb Knight Frank has hired David Leb as an associate in the Cleveland office. Leb will specialize in office sales and tenant representation with a concentration on...

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