This week's People of Note includes the following markets: Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, National, Orange County, Pittsburgh and South Florida.
Colliers Opens Cleveland Office, Taps Hurtuk to Head Operations
Colliers International expanded its Ohio operations with the opening of an office in Cleveland. The firm hired 30-year commercial real estate
veteran Brian Hurtuk to oversee the new team as executive vice president and principal.
Hurtuk will work closely with the Cincinnati and Columbus offices as part of the state platform. He was previously with CBRE, where he served as first vice president for nine years.
“Brian’s dedication to his clients is what we admire most. His professional track record and leadership skills will translate well to his leadership of the Cleveland office. Understanding our culture is key, and Brian will serve as an extension of our vision for the future,” said Shenan Murphy, CEO and principal of Colliers in Greater Cincinnati.
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Harrison Joins Cresa
By Justin Sumner
Peter Harrison has joined Cresa's South Florida office as senior vice president following an ongoing expansion of the international corporate real estate advisory firm.
Previously Harrison was the founder and senior vice president of Transwestern in Miami. He also opened the South Florida offices of Cushman & Wakefield, where he remained as managing director for 26 years. He focused on tenant and landlord representation.
Global Development Expert Joins John Buck Co.
By Laurie Forbes
Richard Lindsay joined The John Buck Co. as principal and co-head of the private real estate firm’s development division. Lindsay will oversee development of JBC’s client portfolio, helping customers looking to establish a presence in major U.S. urban centers. He will be based in Chicago.
Lindsay is a global development specialist. His projects have included The Palm’s “Atlantis” in Dubai, a number of projects in Canada, Mexico and Europe, and working on JBC’s joint venture with Abu Dhabi state-owned fund Mubadala.
Lori Healey, who served as principal in charge of JBC’s Development Group for more than two years, will depart from the firm’s day-to-day operations but will remain on JBC’s board. Healey was named chief executive of Tur Partners, the global investment and advisory firm started by former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.
JBC manages funds, develops new properties on behalf of portfolio clients and operates and leases buildings. The firm partnered with Stephen A. Smith of GlenArbor Partners this month to assist the company in its fundraising effort.
Archstone Promotes COO Mueller to President
By CoStar Research
Archstone added president to the title of Charles E. Mueller Jr., who has served as chief operating officer since 2007. The firm, which recently saw its ownership consolidated under Lehman Bros. after fending off overtures from rival Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR
), also appointed R. Webster Neighbor as its chief financial officer.
Mueller has held various leadership positions with Archstone since 1994 and had served as Archstone’s chief financial officer since 1998.
Neighbor has served in various roles in investment banking, fixed income and principal investment at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., since 2005, most recently as senior vice president, where he completed more than $30 billion of public and private real estate transactions. In addition, he was responsible for managing Lehman's investments in Archstone after the company’s privatization in 2007.
JLL Promotes Top Leadership
By CoStar Research
Jones Lang LaSalle recognized the contributions of several employees at Jones Lang LaSalle and LaSalle Investment Management by promoting them to the firm's top leadership group as international directors.
JLL's CEO Colin Dyer said the promotions recognized those who have demonstrated leadership across the organization and produced superior service for clients. The following were named international directors in the firm's U.S. offices:
See the full list here
Wisniewski Joins Highwoods Properties
By Chatea Coates
Raleigh, NC-based Highwoods Properties Inc. (NYSE: HIW
) appointed Andy Wisniewski as vice president and head of its Pittsburgh division.
Wisniewski worked at CBRE's Pittsburgh Landlord Agency Group for 24 years handling numerous large leases and investment sales. His expertise and knowledge of the market throughout his tenure is expected to help improve the Pittsburgh division.
The industry veteran is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and licensed real estate broker. He has a bachelor's in architecture from the University of Michigan and received his MBA from Pennsylvania State University.
Johnson Capital Hires Meseck as SVP
By Laurie Forbes
Johnson Capital named Scott Meseck as senior vice president. The investment banker will originate debt and equity for commercial real estate property owners. He is based in Irvine, CA.
Meseck is a 25-year industry veteran. He spent the last decade at CBRE and previously worked as a senior producer at HFF and Northmarq Capital. Meseck specializes in financings, debt restructuring and equity placements. The top producer has sourced more than $3 billion in real estate finance transactions for both North American and European assets.
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