No Time to Lose

I hate to lose time, and most of us have no time to lose. But this week, a valuable hour will be lost. Last year, Congress made a momentous decision; they voted to extend Daylight Savings Time, allowing us to “spring ahead” sooner and “fall back” later. The objective was to save energy costs (as Ben Franklin had originally intended). In 2006, the Indiana State legislature voted to put the whole state on DST (apparently only part of the state had historically observed it), providing the University of Southern California with an opportunity to study the energy-consumption cost differential in the counties that had previously not observed DST. The results were clear: the switch cost Indiana households an additional $8.6 million. In addition, the bureaucrats also screwed up billions of computers, Blackberrys and other critical instruments that were programmed to adjust automatically. So, on Sunday morning we will lose an hour and many of us will have some reprogramming headaches to boot. I guess I’ll get up an hour earlier to stay on track next week.

Job Opportunities
AMLI RESIDENTIAL Community Manager (GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO) This manager is responsible for the operational and financial aspects of a property, and meeting company goals in those areas. OPUS CORP. Director of National Accounts, Opus South Corp. (MINNETONKA, MN) The director is responsible for developing new revenue-generating opportunities, as well as fostering existing relationships within the company. ERNST & YOUNG Transaction Tax Manager (NEW YORK CITY) Serve as a member of multiple client-engagement teams, participating in due diligence and structuring engagements related to transactions that private equity and strategic corporate entities pursue. JONES LANG LASALLE Senior Asset Manager (CHICAGO) This manager will have direct responsibility of five-to-seven multifamily properties of two-to-three LaSalle separate account clients, and will assist in economic underwriting and due diligence, and more. CB RICHARD ELLIS Real Estate Manager (IRVINGTON, NY) The manager will coordinate the marketing and leasing of properties, oversee tenant move-ins and move-outs, negotiate early terminations of leases, review and reconcile ground lease rent and common area maintenance recovery charges, and more. HEALTHCARE REALTY TRUST Asset Manager (NASHVILLE) The REIT seeks a manager for two new medical office buildings, under development, in Briargate. LANDAMERICA Commercial Profit Center Manager (CHICAGO) Budgets, plans, and supervises the activities of a national and local commercial operation in accordance with policies and procedures to include hiring and training of all sales people, on-going development of sales skills, and more. DEUTSCHE BANK Acquisitions Associate (SAN FRANCISCO) Work closely with various local acquisitions officers to evaluate and underwrite new investment opportunities, perform due diligence, facilitate preparation of Investment Committee memorandums, and more.
Promotions No more than one submission per company will be considered per week. Submissions with multiple names will be capped at three for coverage in Executive Watch.
GSBS ARCHITECTS (FORT WORTH) Richard Williams and Samuel T. Jones become stockholder partners. HANLEY INVESTMENT GROUP REAL ESTATE ADVISORS (IRVINE, CA) Kevin T. Fryman rises to vice president from senior associate. LUCIEN LAGRANGE ARCHITECTS (CHICAGO) The firm promotes four architects to principal, including Tim Hill, a former associate principal and Heather Weed, also an associate principal. STUDLEY (LOS ANGELES and PHILADELPHIA) Michael Weiss becomes senior managing director of the Southern California Financial Group, rising from corporate managing director. In Philadelphia, the new senior managing director is Gregory Soffian. The office also got a new corporate managing director and associate director with the changes. HGA ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS (LOS ANGELES) Yu-Hsiang Tony Wang is elevated to associate. GRUBB & ELLIS (SANTA ANA, CA) Stephen P. Jenco and Patricia K. Raicht become vice presidents of client services. Both executives have been with the firm since 1996. DAVIDSON HOTEL CO. (MEMPHIS) The hospitality company elevates six professionals to general manager to head up new properties. Among the most senior staffers are Marisa Serrano, now assigned to lead the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter; Michael Sanders, who takes over the Hilton San Antonio Airport; and Mark Herron, who will head up the Cleveland Embassy Suites. LEGACY PARTNERS RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (DALLAS) Richard Brownjohn is made senior vice president of development after joining the company in 2005 as vice president of development. CB RICHARD ELLIS (WASHINGTON, DC and TUCSON) Four professionals earn senior management positions in the asset services group of the Washington, DC office and three in Phoenix are made first vice presidents. In Washington, DC, David Ayres rises to general manager while three co-workers are made senior real estate managers. The three promotions in Phoenix include Michael Chapman, the longest tenured employee in the office. He started in 1978 as a multifamily and investment specialist. UGL EQUIS CORP. (CHICAGO and LOS ANGELES) Jeff Miller climbs to senior vice president from vice president while Kyle Harding is made associate vice president after working as a senior associate. In Los Angeles, Brett Racanelli also is promoted to associate vice president. He previously was senior associate and account manager of the firm’s global portfolio account. JONES LANG LASALLE (PARSIPPANY, NJ) The firm names veteran Jonathan Meisel as market director to oversee all business in JLL’s three New Jersey offices. He was co-manager of the firm’s first New Jersey office, which opened in 2004. MARCUS & MILLICHAP REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT SERVICES (PORTLAND, OR and ORLANDO) Tony Cassie is promoted to regional manager from sales manager. In Orlando, Dan Colachicco rises to sales manager. HENRY S. MILLER COMMERCIAL (DALLAS) James Hazard becomes vice president and division leader of the firm’s Tarrant county office while Matt Anding rises to vice president of the office and industrial group in the headquarters office. KEYSTONE PACIFIC PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (IRVINE, CA) Illze Lemus takes over as group coordinator after working as senior community association manager. RTKL ASSOCIATES (DALLAS) Wayne Barger and John L. Castorina, both in the healthcare group, are promoted to senior vice president. LEE & ASSOCIATES (NOVI, MI) Joseph G. Pellerito and Mark T. Schafer are made principals after earning top sales honors as senior associates. The promotion also makes them part of the Michigan board of directors.
New Hires No more than one submission per company will be considered per week. Submissions with multiple names will be capped at three for coverage in Executive Watch.
COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION (NASHVILLE) Frank Weber starts as business development director. He most recently was a broker for Nashville Commercial Real Estate Services. INTEGRAL INC. (WASHINGTON, DC) Michael Galway joins as principal. He has logged 26 years as a mechanical engineer and project manager for a variety of projects, including federal and state governments, colleges and universities and healthcare. CB RICHARD ELLIS (OAK BROOK, IL and PHOENIX) Marcy Wood is named vice president of the retail services group. Prior to joining CBRE, she was a member and co-founder of Americorp Realty LLC. Joining the Phoenix team is Ron Monat, who starts as vice president in the multifamily private client group. Monat most recently was an agent for Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services. CAPE HORN GROUP (CHICAGO) Heather A. Korpella joins the sales team at the LaSalle Wacker, a 41-story office tower. She most recently was head arbitration clerk, and electronic trader at Wiklund Trading LLC. JACKSON-SHAW CO. (DALLAS) Justin Ridnour and Jason A. Nunley start as vice presidents of development. Ridnour has managed the development and operations of portfolios in Texas and Mexico while Nunley is experienced in managing office, industrial, retail and institutional-caliber projects. RANDALL HAGNER LTD. (WASHINGTON, DC) Tom McHugh and A.J. Wood join as senior vice president and vice president, respectively. The team formerly was with the McLean, VA office of CB Richard Ellis, where McHugh was a senior vice president and Wood was a senior associate. OPUS WEST CORP. (IRVINE, CA) Greg Wattson begins as vice president of retail development for the six-state western region. He most recently was senior vice president of retail for Trammell Crow Co. For 18 years, he led Wattson Brevast’s development and repositioning projects on the West Coast. OPUS NORTH CORP. (BURR RIDGE, IL) Kimberly Mans joins as marketing director and assistant property manager of Burr Ridge Village Center. Most recently, she worked for Simon Property Group. REGENCY CENTERS (DENVER) Mark Peternell begins as vice president of sustainability, a newly established position. KALMON DOLGIN AFFILIATES (BROOKLYN, NY) Grant Dolgin joins as a salesperson for the firm after three years as a professional equities trader. MISSION CAPITAL ADVISORS (MANHATTAN) James Barnard comes on board as a director to structure loan sales transactions. Most recently, he was an associate director for Bear Stearns. GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS INC. (NEWPORT BEACH, CA) The firm adds Julie Cavanaugh as senior project manager. The professional brings more than 25 years of planning and public participation experience to the firm. LASALLE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT (CHICAGO) Michael Smith begins as director of client services in the Asia Pacific, joining the firm from Skandia Investment Management Ltd. At Skandia, he led institutional and international sales for multi-manager and single-strategy mutual funds. COLLIERS MEREDITH & GREW (BOSTON) Joining the company is Todd S. Alexander, a former senior property manager for Carruth Capital in Westborough, MA. JONES LANG LASALLE (SAN FRANCISCO and PARSIPPANY, NJ) Lynda Ward comes on board as vice president of the strategic consulting team. She previously was a senior principal at Sun Microsystems’ open work practice. In New Jersey, the firm adds Peter Nicoletti and Joseph Garibaldi IV as managing directors in the capital markets group. FULLER REAL ESTATE (DENVER) The firm adds Marty Slaught as vice president to specialize in sale and leasing of office buildings. Slaught most recently was leasing director of Lauth Property Group’s western region healthcare division. CENTERPOINT PROPERTIES TRUST (OAK BROOK, IL) Chris Tecu joins as vice president of the investment group. Tecu spent eight years with Trammell Crow Co. and the past year at CB Richard Ellis. PIRCHER, NICHOLS & MEEKS (LOS ANGELES) Coming on board is Joshua L. Bauder, who begins as an associate in the real estate department. He most recently was a law clerk at Greenberg & Weinmann. ATWELL-HICKS (NASHVILLE) Daniel Strebel starts as senior project manager and Gary O’Brien and Douglas Ball-Chandler begin as project managers. Strebel previously was development director for Vastland Development LLC. O’Brien comes from Actus Lend Lease, where he was a senior project manager. Ball-Chandler was founder and president of Latitude Land Surveying Inc. and was assistant survey manager for Littlejohn Engineering & Associates before joining Atwell-Hicks

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