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CoStar's People of Note (Sept. 29) - C&W Taps Gougarty as Americas Lead, Encore REIS Names Przybyla President and COO...

It's time to update those contact managers with People of Note, reporting significant new CRE hires and promotions this week.
September 29, 2017

The following companies announced personnel moves this week: Cushman & Wakefield, Encore REIS, Mohr Partners, Avison Young, Citadel Partners, Longbrook Capital, RLJ Lodging, Lincoln Property Co. GGP, FS Credit REIT, Tremont Mortgage, Greystone, HHF, Colliers International, CBRE, Robinson Weeks Ptnrs, TerraCap, JLL, Western Specialty, Binswanger, Orion, S.L. Nusbaum, Starboard Commercial, Spencer Hines, Berger Commercial and Monday Properties.


Cushman & Wakefield Taps Gougarty as Practice Groups Lead

By Justin Sumner

Sara Gougarty has been promoted to lead Cushman & Wakefield’s Practice Groups in the Americas. Based in the firm's New York City office, Gougarty will lead the firm's current practice groups and launch new ones, tasked with fostering collaboration across all asset and service types and enhancing client services across the Americas platform. She will report to Todd Schwartz, COO, Americas.

Gougarty brings global experience to her new role, having most recently served as director of retail services, Americas and Head of China Retail Cross-Border for Cushman & Wakefield. Before that she was the head of China retail tenant representation in Shanghai. She began her commercial real estate career as a retail tenant rep for Savills Property Service Co. in Shanghai.


Encore REIS Adds Przybyla as President, COO

By Christina Armstead

John Przybyla has been named president and COO of Encore Real Estate Investment Services (Encore REIS). He will oversee Encore REIS' day-to-day operations, including introducing initiatives to help grow the company's business lines and head count.

Przybyla brings more than 20 years of experience specializing in sales training, business development and client services to Encore REIS. He spent the last 17 years with Marcus & Millichap, most recently as first vice president and regional manager of Marcus & Millichap's downtown Chicago office.

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Plehn, Tuminelli Join Mohr Partners

By Alex Ern

Richard Plehn and Vincent Tuminelli have joined Mohr Partners as managing partners in the firm's New York City office. Plehn and Tuminelli, both formerly with Cresa, bring a combined 50 years of industry experience, having represented tenants across the financial services, healthcare, insurance and entertainment industries.

"Richard and Vincent take a long-term perspective on behalf of clients to provide complete, integrated solutions through local tenant representation and to serve expanding New York-based organizations," said Robert Shibuya, chairman and CEO of Mohr Partners.


Hauser Joins Avison Young in Irvine

By Marcus Wiemers

Peter Hauser has joined Avison Young as a principal in the firm's Irvine, CA office, tasked with overseeing and expanding the firm's multifamily practice throughout Southern California.

Hauser brings more than 34 years of commercial real estate experience, having most recently served as a senior director with Berkadia Real Estate Advisors (formerly Hendricks & Partners), where he was directly involved in closing more than $1.5 billion worth of investment real estate transactions over the past 10 years alone. He previously held leadership and brokerage positions at Charles Dunn Company, Lincoln Brokerage Company, Jamboree Realty Corporation, The Hoelscher Company and Iliff, Thorn and Co.


Citadel Partners Makes Two Appointments in Dallas

By Jeannie Reamer

Citadel Partners has promoted Taylor Dickerson and Andy Goldston to principal and senior advisor, respectively, in the company's Dallas, TX office.

Dickerson will advise clients in their real estate facility decisions to make strategic moves to maximum profitability and productivity, while Goldston will assist in lease transaction management and client needs.

JLB Partners, Compatriot Capital Launch New Multifamily Investment Firm to Focus on Core U.S. Metros

By Bryce Meyers


Bardenett to Join RLJ Lodging Trust as EVP

By Bryce Meyers

RLJ Lodging Trust has hired Thomas J. Bardenett as executive vice president within the company's asset management division.

For the last three years, Bardenett has served as COO of Charlotte, NC-based U.S. hotel owner and operator Extended Stay America. Before that he was with Crossroads Hospitality, most recently as executive vice president of operations.


LPC Hires Wang to Accelerate Expansion Efforts

By Eric Kies

Lincoln Property Co. has hired Brandon Wang as an executive vice president with the company's LPC West division, responsible for spearheading the firm's expansion in Northern California.

Wang spent the last six years with Kilroy, where he served as senior vice president of investments and development, where he sourced new investment opportunities and development projects, entitlements, construction and project leasing. Before that he was with Lowe Enterprises, Morgan Stanley and Cushman & Wakefield.


Fear Returning to GGP to Replace Retiring CFO

By CoStar News Staff

GGP is bringing back Heath R. Fear as executive vice president of finance, replacing Michael B. Berman, its executive vice president and CFO, who is retiring next year. Fear will assume the role of CFO then.

The appointment marks a return for Fear, who most recently served as the CFO and treasurer of Retail Properties of America, Inc. Before joining RPAI, Fear was with GGP for 12 years, most recently as the senior vice president of capital markets. Before that he served as counsel for Prime Group Realty Trust and as an associate in the real estate practice groups of Kirkland & Ellis and Pedersen & Houpt.

Two New Finance REITs Launch: FS Credit and Tremont Mortgage Trust

By Mark Heschmeyer


Greystone Bolsters Multifamily Sales Div with Banks

By Daniel Koenigs

After 15 years with Marcus & Millichap, Peyton Banks has left the firm to join Greystone Real Estate Advisors as managing director of its Mid-Atlantic multifamily sales advisory team in Rockville, MD.

As vice president of investments at Marcus & Millichap, Banks assembled a team that specialized in investment sales, asset repositioning, development and portfolio valuations across the Mid-Atlantic. During that time, he was involved in more than $1 billion in multifamily transactions.


HFF Names Van Reken Managing Director

By Eric Jackson

Rebecca Van Reken has been hired as a managing director in the Orlando, FL office of Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF). As head of the structured finance team, Van Reken will originate debt and equity placement transactions throughout the Southeast U.S.

The 15-year commercial real estate finance and capital markets veteran comes to the firm from A10 Capital, where she served as an executive vice president. Before that she was with CapitalSource, the commercial lending division of Pacific Western Bank, most recently as an investment officer.


McMillon Advisors Founder Joins Colliers Team

By Matthew Turner

Ben McMillon III, former president and founder of B.L. McMillon Advisors, has joined Colliers International as a first vice president.

McMillon brings more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience, having worked directly with developers, owners, management firms and tenants. Prior to McMillon's work in commercial real estate consulting, he spent 28 years as a leasing specialist for The Richard E. Jacobs Group, most recently as director of leasing.

CBRE Recruits Beckham to Lead London Investment Properties as Executive Director

By Paul Norman

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