PerspectiveTony LoPinto is CEO of Equinox Partners, an executivesearch firm specializing in the real estate industry, and parentcompany of SelectLeaders. The views expressed in this article arethe author’s own.
JobOpportunities
JONES LANGLASALLE
Executive Vice President
(NEW YORK CITY) In concert with the Northeast transaction team--onthe larger assignments--perform complex corporate real estatefinancial analysis and create deal-structuring approaches throughsophisticated tools to optimize our client's real estatesolutions

CB RICHARD ELLIS
Retail Portfolio–Real Estate Manager–Washington,DC
(WASHINGTON, DC) Coordinates marketing and leasing of retailproperties, shows space, qualify prospective tenants, andnegotiates new leases and lease renewals. Coordinates tenantmove-ins and move-outs, and walk-through spaces with tenants andtenant improvement department.

ERNST & YOUNG
Business Development Executive
(NEW YORK CITY) As a member of our dynamic Transaction AdvisoryServices-Real Estate team, the hire will be responsible for drivingnew business opportunities and expanding current accounts withinour Real Estate Advisory Services in New York City andnationally.

DELOITTE FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES LLP
Valuation Lease Advisory Sr. Associate
(DETROIT) The company seeks qualified candidates to join the RealEstate Consulting practice focusing on lease advisoryservices.
CUSHMAN& WAKEFIELD
Corporate Strategy Analyst
(NEW YORK CITY) To provide the project management and analyticalsupport of G7 (corporate initiatives) deliverables; manageC&W's Client Intelligence System (CIS); maintain and manage allproject plans and workflow for assigned projects.

AMERICAN FINANCIAL REALTY TRUST
Corporate Controller
(JENKINGTOWN, PA) The company has an opportunity for an individualwith a demonstrated track record of success in financial managementin a public company. The candidate we are seeking will haveexperience in managing a multi-faceted accounting function.

CORPORATE OFFICE PROPERTIES TRUST
Property Manager–Commercial Office
(ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, MD) Responsible for the overall management ofassigned staff and properties, ensuring that quality customerservice is provided and properties operate within the economicaloperating constraint of the operating budget.

COHEN FINANCIAL
Senior Analyst
(TAMPA, FL) Read and analyze financial statements of various types.Create, analyze, and audit various types of cash flow models.Understand physical characteristics of properties, and the relatedcompetitive advantages and disadvantages, and more.
Promotions
DBHARRELL CO.
(SAN ANTONIO) Jack Duke takes over as president and majority owner,replacing Tom Bagley who is stepping down after 18 years. Bagleyplans to semi-retire and continue with the firm as a broker. Also,Michael D. Hoover becomes president of DB Harrell Management Co.and a shareholder. He most recently was vice president. With thetransition, other new shareholders are Charles Jeffers, BillHolder, Ed Bruce, Terri Rubiola and Steve Rosser.

GALE CONSTRUCTION CO.
(ROSELAND, NJ) Stephen P. Trapp rises to president. He had beensenior vice president, with oversight for several critical companyfunctions and project executive for development and majorthird-party projects.

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
(NEW YORK CITY) Jon Schuler Brooks, a partner at Phillips NizerLLP, is named vice-chair of the Environmental Transactions andBrownfields Committee of the ABA. Brooks also co-chairs his lawfirm's environmental practice group.

HILLWOOD INVESTMENT PROPERTIES
(SAN BERNARDINO, CA) Ned Sciortino rises to vice president ofdevelopment from development director. He will oversee all aspectsof the firm's Inland Empire projects.

GRUBB & ELLIS CO.
(CHICAGO and ORLANDO) Karen Krackov is made regional senior vicepresident and Rob Collins becomes senior vice president of nationalaccounts for subsidiary, Grubb & Ellis Management Services Inc.Krackov joined the company in February as a senior vice presidentand director of management services for Washington, DC, where shewill continues to be based. Collins has spent the past four yearsas regional senior vice president for the South region. He joinedthe firm in 2000 as a vice president. In Orlando, Anne Deasonbecomes associate vice president of office services/lifesciences.

TURNER CONSTRUCTION
(MILFORD, CT) Curtis J. Kuck becomes project executive of theConnecticut office.

JONES LANG LASALLE
(NEW YORK CITY) Raymond Quartararo, Northeast regional manager, andBart Steinfeld, head of the firm's US real estate banking group,are named international directors, a corporate designation to honorsenior professionals. Quartararo is marking his third year with JLLand Steinfeld, his fourth.

STUDLEY
(LOS ANGELES) Andrew Lustgarten rises to managing director in theDowntown L.A. office. Robert Cavaiola becomes associate director inthe West L.A. office. Lustgarten had been associate director;Cavaiola, assistant director.

BANK OF AMERICA
(LOS ANGELES) Alex Filler is named relationship underwriter for thecommercial real estate group. Filler previously was ananalyst.

IVY REALTY
(MONTVALE, NJ) Wade Wilson is named senior vice president ofinvestments.

SUKUT CONSTRUCTION
(SANTA ANA, CA) Joseph Philbin becomes president of the InlandEmpire Division.

OMNIPLAN
(DALLAS) David Williamson is made associate principal after 10years as a senior design architect.

MASSEY KNAKAL
(NEW YORK CITY) Mark Spinelli is appointed to the board of thefirm's charitable foundation. Spinelli, who joined the firm in2004, is director of sales in the Midtown submarket.

DUDLEY & ASSOCIATES
(DALLAS) The Pasadena, CA-based executive search firm reopens itsDallas office with John Lester at the helm as consultant. Hepreviously was regional vice president for leasing and acquisitionsin Texas for DBSI Discovery Real Estate Services of Boise, ID.
NewHires
APARTMENT REALTY ADVISORS
(AUSTIN) Casey Fry joins the firm to work in multifamily salesafter a stint with the Weitzman Group's San Antonio officedivision.

STREAM REALTY PARTNERS
(DALLAS) Anthony Bolner begins as senior vice president in thefirm's principal transactions group and will lead marketing effortsfor a data center platform. The executive spent 15 years in thelocal office of CB Richard Ellis.

DIVERSIFIED PROJECT MANAGEMENT
(NEWTON, MA) Michael Menadue starts as a project executive to leadthe healthcare team. Menadue most recently was director ofoperations for Red House Design Co.

MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION
(WASHINGTON, DC) Jan Sternin begins as senior vice president tomanage the commercial/multifamily group, replacing Gail DavisCardwell. Sternin previously was senior vice president of MidlandLoan Services Inc.

LODGIAN
(ATLANTA) Mark S. Oei is named to the board of directors, assuminga seat tendered by Kevin C. McTavish. Oei is managing director ofOaktree Capital Management in Los Angeles.

TRIPLE NET PROPERTIES
(SANTA ANA, CA) Lavea Lancaster and Zachary Toering are named vicepresidents of national accounts. Lancaster most recently wasdirector of DBSI Group of Cos. Toering is returning to the firmafter leaving in 2005 to earn his MBA at Columbia BusinessSchool.

JONES LANG LASALLE
(MINNEAPOLIS, ATLANTA and DALLAS) Chris Rohrer and Brian Ginkeljoin as senior vice president and vice president, respectively, inthe Twin Cities market. The team previously was with UnitedProperties. In Atlanta, Anna Ford begins as vice president ofproject and development services in the metro and Southeast US andScott Smith is hired as a vice president to oversee day-to-dayoperations for the Coca-Cola Co. account. Ford most recently wasbusiness development director for Skanska USA Building Inc. Smithcame from Nortel, where he was Americas manager of projects for theUS, Caribbean and Latin America. In Dallas, Craig Cauthen starts asvice president in the capital markets group. Cauthen, whospecializes in multifamily properties, formerly was with Bay EquityReal Estate Acquisitions.

ZIFKIN REALTY & DEVELOPMENT
(CHICAGO) Lauren Dritz begins as an associate after spending oneyear in the same capacity at Next Realty.

MERIDIAN BANK
(FORT WORTH) John Spencer becomes senior vice president to lead thenew Lake Dallas office. Associate Holly Brown will be a seniorlending assistant and bank officer at the branch.

COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL
(DALLAS) Noel J. Hutcheson Jr. comes on board as senior vicepresident. He previously was an associate director for Cushman& Wakefield of Texas Inc.
CB RICHARD ELLISINVESTORS
(WASHINGTON, DC) W. Cabell Grayson starts as senior managingdirector in the global investor services group. He most recentlywas senior managing director in the capital markets group of CBRichard Ellis, where he was in charge of finance and investmentsales for the eastern half of the US.

REED SMITH
(LOS ANGELES) Warren C. Jacob joins the international law firm'sreal estate practice. He formerly was with O'Melveny &Myers.

GVA WILLIAMS
(BOSTON) Lowell Peabody and James Bartholomew start as senior vicepresident and vice president, respectively. Both executives camefrom NAI Hunneman, where Peabody was also a senior vice presidentand Bartholomew was as a tenant representative.

CRESCENT RESOURCES
(ATLANTA) Patrick Henry is named senior vice president of theMid-South and Carolinas region and chief development officer forthe commercial division. Henry most recently was senior managingdirector and president of Mid-South development operations forTrammell Crow Co. Also, Joseph McGorrey begins as vice president ofdevelopment following a career with TCC, rising to principal.

MASSEY KNAKAL
(MANHATTAN) Elysa Berlin starts as an associate to chairman andfounding partner Robert Knakal. She previously was an associate atPricewaterhouseCoopers, where she focused on real estate tax.

CB RICHARD ELLIS
(CHICAGO) Kent Alexander takes over as Midwest executive accountleader for global corporate services. He previously was a managingdirector for Cushman & Wakefield Inc., responsible for buildingand managing its strategic account management practice in theMidwest.

CAPMARK FINANCE
(AUSTIN) Matt Greer begins as vice president to originate loans inthe city and other Texas markets. He previously was a partner inAMS Real Estate Services.

COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL
(SEATTLE) Starting as associates are Kimberly Smart, who willspecialize in office leasing in Tacoma, WA; Jason Davis, who willjoin the multifamily investment group in Seattle; and LaurenPowell, who becomes part of the office leasing and sales team inSeattle and Eastside. Smart was previously with Schuler PropertiesGroup. Davis was a former account executive for Ricoh BusinessSolutions and Powell most recently worked for Ernst & YoungLLP.

REXFORD INDUSTRIAL
(LOS ANGELES) Shanice F. Wong starts as controller and Alan Kwan assenior analyst. Wong most recently worked for Lennar Homes ofCalifornia. Kwan had held several analyst positions with investmentfirms in California and Florida.

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Anthony J. LoPinto

Tony LoPinto is the Global Sector Leader of Korn Ferry’s Real Estate Practice and founder of SelectLeaders. For the past 18 years LoPinto has been serving his clients with deep knowledge and perspective on talent needs and organizational challenges to public and private companies – knowledge gained from a 25-year career in real estate. Prior to his current position, he founded and served as chief executive officer of a boutique real estate executive search firm, where he oversaw offices in New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He has successfully led several high profile search engagements for chief executive officers, directors and a wide-range of executive level positions across all industries and sectors. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in European history from Loyola University in Chicago.