Made in the USA
Made in the U.S.A.
There was big brouhaha when we learned that the US Olympians in London were wearing Ralph Lauren clothing and accessories made in China. You have to admit, that was super stupid of the US Olympic Committee to go Chinese for our uniforms. Come on Ralph -- we gave you more credit than for all your cowboy gear (which perhaps was made in Argentina?). However, aside from that faux pas, there is an interesting trend that is worth noting. Discriminating brands are going "American Made." For example, Brooks Brothers now manufactures all of its ties in South Carolina, New York and Massachusetts. They also build 80% of their suits in the USA. Another example is Hamilton Shirts, which are now manufactured in Houston. In the old days, a label that said "Made in Italy" or "Made in France" had certain panache. But with most labels now trumpeting far-off-places like "Made in Mongolia," American-made goods feel special. This is very good news on the real estate industrial and manufacturing front.
Tony LoPinto is the Global Sector Leader of Korn/Ferry International's Real Estate Practice and founder of SelectLeaders. The views expressed in this article are the author's own.
Vice President, Global Real Estate - The Americas
(NEW YORK CITY) The vice president will work to establish NBCUniversal Lease Administration Function to include standard and comprehensive IT functionality, bill payments and client/tenant reporting; establish a key corporate partner interface and/or access where applicable; manage lease audits, monitor landlord action items and establish/assign Lease Audit SOPs; develop organizational development initiatives including benchmarking, assessing and recommending structures applicable to portfolio metrics; coordinate projects and partner with Comcast Real Estate; and manage assessing, assigning and overseeing key projects in the NYC Metro area, Universal L.A. and other identified sites throughout the Americas Region.
RAM REALTY SERVICES
Director of Construction
(PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL) The director will be responsible for the coordination and management of functions associated with Ram's development construction projects. Specific duties include managing vendor consulting and contracting relationships; working closely with the vice president of development during predevelopment to help create a plan, budget, and schedule; and assume day-to-day responsibility for completing design, plans, permitting, bidding, and ensuring construction is on time and budget.
BIOMED REALTY TRUST
http://www.selectleaders.com/candidate/viewjobdetails.do?jid=24898&eid=6713&sortfield=date&jobs_srch_res.offset=0&pageNumber=1&order=desc&type=doSearch&keywords=ross+stores&jobsPerPage=25&location=&country=&searchRadius=50 (CAMBRIDGE, MA) Under general direction, the property coordinator will assist the property manager, oversee and coordinate the financial and accounting activities associated with property management, maintenance and construction activities, and provide clerical and administrative support on an as needed basis. Two years of experience assisting with real estate/property management/accounting activities is required.
Senior Director of Store Design
(PLEASANTON, CA) The senior director will supervise, develop and retain directors and managers of store design for the timely execution of new store, expansion and remodel projects from inception, through design, to approved project documents. In addition, this position will retain continuing responsibility for store design oversight extending to project turnover and opening; develop, maintain and interpret the Company's prototype store design and specifications; and assist the vice president of construction in the activities and operations of the department as assigned.
THE LASALLE GROUP
Regional Director of Development
(IRVING, TX) This position will oversee, coordinate, and direct the execution of the organization's real estate development activities within assigned region. Primary responsibilities include; managing the site selection process, overseeing optimum placement of new communities and ensuring financial and operating objectives of the company are met; supporting ongoing asset management, and performing owner's representative responsibilities during the construction phase and operation of each new development.
FRANKLIN TEMPLETON INVESTMENTS
Senior Analyst/Portfolio Manager - US REIT
(NEW YORK CITY) The senior analyst/portfolio manager will conduct fundamental company research and generate investment ideas; develop macroeconomic perspectives on property sectors and country markets; present recommendations to investment team; participate in portfolio construction, country/sector allocations and risk management; write investment commentary, account reporting and client presentation material; respond to ad hoc research, marketing, portfolio management and other projects; participate in marketing initiatives for existing and new fund products; and assist with trading, cash management and compliance.
Director, Global Real Estate
(HAZELWOOD, MO) The director, global real estate will lead the planning, acquisition, management and operation of the company's expanding office and laboratory needs on a global basis. This role will be responsible for strategic planning as it relates to real estate, management of real estate process through negotiation, supplier management, financial analysis and reporting. This position will develop and maintain effective business relationships with external real estate service providers and internal executive management to develop long-range strategic real estate solutions in support of the needs of the business.
Senior Credit Underwriter, Banking
(CHARLOTTE, NC) TIAADirect is seeking a senior credit underwriter for their Charlotte, NC office. The ideal candidate will have strong conforming (experience with Freddie and Fannie guidelines, LP and DU) and non-conforming/jumbo first mortgage and home equity underwriting experience and be able to demonstrate high-quality decision making consistent with secondary market and portfolio expectations. VA LAPP/SAR, FHA CHUMS ID and approval authority or recent experience with VA and/or FHA underwriting is a plus. In addition to underwriting experience, the right candidate will also have project management and training experience that can be applied cross functionally related to underwriting and underwriting related processes.
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MARCUS & MILLICHAP
(NEWPORT BEACH, CA) Millichap Real Estate Investment Services has promoted John Susank to vice president investments. Most recently, Susank held the title of associate vice president investments.
(HOUSTON) Hunter Jaggard has joined Avison Young's brokerage operations in Houston as a vice president in the Capital Markets Group. Prior to joining the firm he served as associate director of Stan Johnson Co.'s Houston office.
SABAL FINANCIAL GROUP
(NEWPORT BEACH, CA) Sabal Financial Group, L.P., a diversified financial services management firm, has appointed Jason Hull as director of business development. In this role, Hull will be responsible for growing all areas of Sabal's business. Prior to his position with Sabal, he directed the commercial real estate and business development efforts at San Diego-based distressed real estate firm Trigild Inc.
(DENVER) CBRE Group, Inc. announced that Michael A. Cantwell and Brady O'Donnell, two commercial mortgage brokerage professionals, have joined the firm as executive vice presidents. Cantwell was a co-founding partner and O'Donnell was a principal with Johnson Capital of Colorado (JCOC), a Denver based mortgage banking firm.
(FORT LAUDERDALE, FL) Stiles Realty, the brokerage and leasing division of Stiles, announced the appointment of industry veteran Paul Marko as president. Prior to joining Stiles, Marko served for 12 years as first vice president at CBRE.
THE LIONSTONE GROUP
(HOUSTON) The Lionstone Group, a private real estate investment firm, announced that it has added veteran real estate executive, Jane Page, to its executive team as chief operations officer. Prior to joining Lionstone, Page served as managing director for Crescent Real Estate Equities overseeing asset management and Leasing for a 15-million-square-foot portfolio, located in Houston, Austin, New Orleans and Las Vegas.
THE RESMARK COS.
(LOS ANGELES) The Resmark Companies, a full-service real estate investment advisor, announced that it has named Jeffrey C. Herrmann to the position of chief financial officer. Herrmann was most recently a vice president at EJL Homes, a successor company to national homebuilder John Laing Homes.
(NEW YORK CITY) Scott Loikits, AIA, LEED AP, has joined the New York City office of GreenbergFarrow as design studio director. Loikits joins GreenbergFarrow from Peter Pran + H Architects LLC, where he served as a design principal.