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JobOpportunities
SELECTLEADERS
Managing director, European investment managementcompany
(LONDON) This hire will be the head of a new London-based,pan-European investment fund that is being sponsored by a jointventure of two Kuwait investment companies.

PRUDENTIAL
Principal, Affordable Originations
(DALLAS) This position will be responsible for sourcing andsecuring new lending opportunities and originating high-qualitydebt investments secured by multifamily assets.

CB RICHARD ELLIS
Strategic Services Manager–Bank of AmericaCorp.
(BOSTON) The hire will complete a variety of strategic andportfolio planning activities including compiling master plans,which are enterprise focused, while addressing geographicissues/opportunities and the client's line-of-businesses.

DEUTSCHE BANK BERKSHIRE MORTGAGE
Asset Manager
(IRVINE, CA) The manager's mission is to monitor the portfolio forproblem loans and markets and mitigate risk, provide quality,efficient services per investor requirements, and provide quality,efficient services to borrowers as well as to other departments.
TISHMANSPEYER PROPERTIES
Senior Associate, Investor Services
(NEW YORK CITY) The position will require interaction with seniormanagement as well as collaboration with professionals in variousfunctional groups of the company including acquisitions,development, finance, portfolio and property management, and taxand legal.

ING FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC
Real Estate Audit Manager
(NEW YORK CITY) The AM will perform front-to-back operationalaudits and special projects, evaluate business risks and internalcontrols, perform and document audit procedures, and prepare auditreports.

SUNTRUST BANK
VP–Regional Asset Manager
(RALEIGH, NC) Budgeting, marketing, compliance, maintenance andcapital improvements will be the concentration of this candidate,which will result in an opportunity to be a value-add component tothe ownership of each assigned asset.

KELLERAUGUSTA PARTNERS
VP of Real Estate–Health Care
(BOSTON) This VP must have the expertise to guide, direct andoversee the firm's interests and ensure timely delivery ofapprovals.
PromotionsNo more than one submission per company will be considered perweek.
Submissions with multiple names will be capped at three forcoverage in Executive Watch.
CBRICHARD ELLIS
(DENVER) Industrial real estate broker Todd Witty is promoted tovice president. He joined CBRE in 2006 upon the company'sacquisition of Trammell Crow Co.

OPUS EAST
(PHILADELPHIA) Bill Walters moves up to senior director of realestate; David Hagan moves up to director of real estate and MatthewGuers also moves to director of real estate.

SPERRY VAN NESS
(IRVINE, CA) Shane Schafer is made senior vice president. He joinedthe company five years ago and also serves as senior director forthe JBMRA Sperry Van Ness Institutional.

STUDLEY
(LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK CITY) Mike Catalano is promoted fromsenior vice president to executive vice president. He is alsobranch manager of the West Los Angeles office. In New York City,William Silverman becomes corporate managing director. The formermanaging director joined the company in 2003.

LANE CO.
(ATLANTA) Debra Jackson moves to senior vice president of realestate capital markets; she will also join the Lane Co. executivecommittee. In addition, Paul Richards moves to vice president ofthe real estate markets group.

AGUIRRE
(DALLAS) Steven M. Solka rises to associate vice president-programmanagement. Most recently, he was involved in bond programs forDallas Community College District, the Dallas Independent SchoolDistrict and Mansfield Independent Schools District.

STAUBACH
(CHICAGO) AJ Whitehead joins the Chicago office as vice president.He previously served as an office broker and member of theoperational planning team in the firm's New York City.

OPUS NORTH
(CHICAGO) Daniel Queenan moves to executive vice president. Hetakes the role after serving as vice president and general managerof the corporation's real estate and construction operations in theChicago metro area.
EASTERN CONSOLIDATED
(NEW YORK CITY) Teammates Eric M. Anton and Ronald A. Solarz riseto executive managing director from executive director. Antonjoined the firm in 1998 and Solarz started in 1994.

RTKL ASSOCIATES
(DALLAS) Brad T. Barker is named executive vice president as hemarks his eighth with the firm. The architect leads the healthcareand health science practice group.

GRUBB & ELLIS
(SOUTHFIELD, MI) Chris Dowell is promoted to senior vice presidentof the industrial services group and Patrick Shannon becomes vicepresident of the investment group. Dowell has been on the teamsince 2004 and Shannon since 2006.

CRIMSON SERVICES
(DENVER) The firm promotes Megan Maddocks to associate broker frommarketing coordinator and Shannon Kelly to administrative assistantof the investment sales and acquisitions team.

REGENCY CENTERS
(JACKSONVILLE, FL) Michael Kinsella becomes senior vice presidentof operations, responsible for asset management, propertymanagement and leasing in the Southeast region. He had been vicepresident and regional officer for Florida.
NewHiresNo more than one submission per company will be considered perweek.
Submissions with multiple names will be capped at three forcoverage in Executive Watch.
CROSLAND
(CHARLOTTE, NC) Tracey L. Whitson comes on board as vice presidentof operations in the residential division. She was vice presidentof operations for Archstone-Smith.

NEXCORE GROUP
(CHICAGO) William Maggard is hired in the healthcare real estatedeveloper's new Chicago office and Mervyn Alphonso is hired in itsBaltimore office.

NAI HANSON
(HACKENSACK, NJ) Barry J. Cohorsky joins the Morris County team asvice president. He moves over from Studley where he was managingdirector/brokerage. In addition, Angelo Mitlo joins as salesassociate. He moves over from Team Marketing Services where he wasmanager.

FEDERAL CAPITAL PARTNERS
(WASHINGTON, DC) The company appoints two executives: Alan Sheareras managing director-land and Garland Faist as vicepresident-controller. Shearer is a former senior vice president,land for NVR. Faist was vice president-corporate controller for theMills Corp.

PARAGON COS.
(INDIANAPOLIS) Jonathan Wood is hired to direct finance and capitalactivities. He comes to the firm from Holliday Fenoglio Fowler,where he served as director.

EASTERN CONSOLIDATED
(NEW YORK CITY) Barbara Byrne joins as chief economist. Shepreviously was with Jones Lang LaSalle, and served as an economistand research director at Colliers ABR.

CB RICHARD ELLIS
(PHOENIX and CLEVELAND) Kevin Schuck and John Rehling are hired inthe Retail Services Group as senior vice presidents. Most recently,Shuck was director of development at Newquist CommercialProperties. He previously worked at CBRE's Phoenix office in the1980s and 1990s. Rehling comes from Staubach. In Ohio, 13-yearveteran Robert Leibold returns to the firm as vice president of theoffice services group after a six-year stint with DevelopersRealty/Enterprise Construction.

MCCOLGAN & CO.
(ATLANTA) Peter A Lamas is hired as senior vice president. Hisresume most recently includes director of Alvarez & Marsal RealEstate Advisory Services.

NEWMARK KNIGHT FRANK
(GREENWICH, CT) Hilarie S. Siles comes to the firm as an executivemanaging director; she will be responsible for Westchester andFairfield counties. She previously was a vice president in theWestchester, CT office of CB Richard Ellis.

LEE & ASSOCIATES
(NOVI, MI and OAKLAND, CA) James Harrigan comes on board as aprincipal in the firm. The industrial broker spent the past 12years with Signature Associates in Southfield, MI. In Oakland, BenJones joins the team as an associate. He has been involved inoffice leasing in the East Bay area since 2006.

TRANSWESTERN
(BETHESDA, MD) Kerry McClellan is hired as leasing associate. Shewill focus on tenant and landlord advisory services for suburbanMaryland.

AGUIRRE
(DALLAS) William L. Dawkins is added as senior vicepresident-construction. Prior to joining the company, he was vicepresident of national accounts for a utility company.

GRUBB & ELLIS
(SHERMAN OAKS, CA) George Stavaris joins as senior vice president,focusing on San Fernando Valley industrial properties. He makes theswitch from Colliers International where he was vice president.

DIVCOWEST
(SAN FRANCISCO) David Brandwein will assume responsibility ofoperations and asset management for the company. He spent the pastfive years as a vice president of Colliers International.

PARAGON COS.
(INDIANAPOLIS) Attorney R. Stan Evans joins the company as vicepresident. His duties will include coordinating brokerage anddevelopment functions. Evans comes from Realty Advisors Inc., whichhe co-founded in 1991.

LAURUS-VALENS
(NEW YORK CITY) Kendall Raine joins as partner and senior managingdirector. He will be responsible for strategic and capital marketsinitiatives. Most recently, he was managing director in theinvestment banking department of A.G. Edwards.

WELSH COS.
(CHICAGO) The firm adds Alissa Helgesen as regional real estatedirector. She previously was president and founder of Circle RealtyAdvisors LLC, a two-year-old company based in Lake Zurich,IL.

MERCANTILE COMMERCIAL CAPITAL
(DALLAS) The Altamonte Springs, FL-based lender picks Tom Spanielto be its first correspondent in Dallas/Fort Worth.

CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD
(LOS ANGELES) Cybele L. Thompson moves into the client solutionsgroup as a director in the Downtown office. She previously was avice president and general manager in the San Diego area for TrizecProperties/CarrAmerica.

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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.