Across thePondTony 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
FOREST CITYENTERPRISES
VP of Development & Leasing
(EAST BALTIMORE, MD) The VP will direct all leasing initiatives forthe life science, office and retail space throughout a businesspark, and will oversee and manage specific development projectsfrom conception through design, construction, and lease-up.

TRIMONT REAL ESTATE ADVISORS
Asset Manager
(ATLANTA) Responsibilities include formulating and executing dealresolutions to maximize repayment of debt or return forclient-investor; assessing performance of the assets relative tooriginal underwriting strategies or business plans, competitors,and market conditions; and more.

THE CARLTON GROUP
Director–Los Angeles
(LOS ANGELES) The company, which is headquartered in Manhattan, isseeking a seasoned real estate executive and deal maker to operateits corporate office in Los Angeles.

THE URBAN LAND INSTITUTE
Managing Director, Infrastructure
(WASHINGTON, DC) The institute has created a special initiative toaddress the relationship between land use and infrastructure withspecial emphasis on infrastructure finance. This director willmanage this effort within the institute.
CB RICHARDELLIS
Regional Property Manager
(NEW YORK CITY) The manager manages the operations and maintenanceof all facilities within a region, develops and maintains positiverelationships with clients, manages facilities staff to deliverexpected service levels to the client within the prescribed budget,and more.

PRUDENTIAL
Investment Director
(PARSIPPANY, NJ) This director will lead the underwriting and duediligence process and assist in the origination, negotiation andstructuring of joint venture and entity level investments, lead theday-to-day active management of existing private equity investmentsin companies and ventures including the review of board, andmore.

FORE PROPERTY CO.
Marketing Director–Multifamily
(PHOENIX) The candidate's role will be overseeing the marketing andleasing (particularly lease-up) of new class A apartmentcommunities with the goal of maximizing revenue by attracting andretaining our targeted renters.

SIMPSON PROPERTIES LTD
Commercial Property Manager
(ALEXANDRIA, VA) This firm seeks a motivated, take-chargeprofessional to oversee a portfolio of commercial buildings.
PromotionsNo more than one submission per company will be considered perweek.
Submissions with multiple names will be capped at three forcoverage in Executive Watch.
CARDINALINVESTMENTS
(EL SEGUNDO, CA) Sarah Brown is promoted to partner She joined thefirm in 2005, with a primary focus on acquisitions and sourcingequity.

PATRINELY GROUP
(HOUSTON) David Joiner is moving up to vice president. He will beresponsible for managing several build-to-suit and other projectsin the Southwest.

COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL
(SAN JOSE, CA) The firm expands its investment division with therelocation of vice president Andy Zighelboim to San Jose/SiliconValley. He will lead the firm's Investment Services Groupdevelopment in the region.

PERKOWITZ+RUTH ARCHITECTS
(WASHINGTON, DC) Joseph Serruya is promoted to director. He joinedthe firm in 1999 as senior job captain and most recently held thetitle of associate.

MARCUS & MILLICHAP
(ENCINCO, CA) Greg Harris is promoted to executive vice presidentof investments.

RTKL ASSOCIATES
(WASHINGTON, DC) Daren Shumate moves to vice president. He servesas director of the MEP Engineering studio, part of RTKL's AppliedTechnology Group.
IDI
(ATLANTA) Brian Mee is selected to the National Fee Developmentgroup as senior vice president. He previously served as vicepresident of corporate development. He succeeds Mike McLoad, whoretired in 2007.

CB RICHARD ELLIS
(ST. LOUIS and HOUSTON) David Steinbach, marking six years as atenant representative, rises to vice president. In Houston, ScottDavis earns a promotion to first vice president.

MB REAL ESTATE SERVICES LLC
(CHICAGO) Michelle O. Kindlund is named general manager of 200 WestMonroe, a 649,265-sf office building in the West Loop. Shepreviously was property manager at Michigan Plaza.

GVA WILLIAMS
(STAMFORD, CT) Jacqueline Pinyan-Durels, a 20-year veteran, ispromoted to senior vice president.

WENTWORTH PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CORP.
(VALLEY FORGE, PA) David Readinger becomes regional director ofoperations for the office. He joined the company in 2004.

NORTHMARQ CAPITAL INC.
(CHICAGO) The firm's new senior vice president and senior directoris Michael J. Sieman, who joined the team in January 2007 via theacquisition of Baird & Warner Real Estate Capital.
NewHiresNo more than one submission per company will be considered perweek.
Submissions with multiple names will be capped at three forcoverage in Executive Watch.
ACKMAN-ZIFF REAL ESTATE GROUP
(NEW YORK CITY) Joseph Tufariello joins the firm as a managingdirector. He comes to Ackman-Ziff from Morgan Stanley where he wasa senior banker in its US lending operations.

STOCKTON REAL ESTATE ADVISORS
(PHILADELPHIA) Mei O'Neill comes on board as transaction manager.Prior to the move, she was senior account executive with CoStarGroup in Philadelphia.

GRUBB & ELLIS
(BOSTON) Tom Aitken is hired as senior vice president. Hepreviously held the same title at NAI Hunneman Commercial Co.

KOLL DEVELOPMENT CO.
(DALLAS) The firm expands its local team with the hiring of AbAtkins as senior vice president, Robert Browning as vice presidentand Frank Benenate as senior project manager.

GOODWIN PROCTER
(PALO ALTO, CA) Ginger R. Dreger, Paul L. Davis and Nancy W. Venskojoin as partners in the Intellectual Property Group. Dregerpreviously was a member of Heller Ehrman's Patents & TrademarksPractice Group; Davis previously was chair of Heller Ehrman'sPatents & Trademarks Practice Group; and Vensko was a managingpartner at Knobbe, Martens, Olson and Bear.

TRAMMELL CROW CO.
(RENO, NV) Gary Duson is appointed senior vice president and areadirector for the company's Northern Nevada office. He will overseea team of 17 development and construction experts. Prior to joiningTCC, Duson served as shareholder and executive committee member ofLionel Sawyer & Collins.

ADVANCE REALTY GROUP
(BEDMINSTER, NJ) Frederic A. Zack rejoins the company as a seniorproperty manager where his responsibilities will include EnergyStar benchmarking, and energy conservation and education. Hereturns after two years as COO of Precision Building &Construction.

HAVELAND ESTATES
(NEW YORK CITY) Andrea Foertsch comes on board as managingdirector. She previously served as founder and principal of MelroseReal Estate Strategies in Boston.

COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL
(PARSIPANNY, NJ) Len Del Gaudio joins as vice president of businessdevelopment, global client solutions group. In addition, MichaelPisocran joins as national vice president of strategic growth andEric DeVorkin joins as managing director of business developmentfor the west.

HENDRICKS & PARTNERS
(SEATTLE) John Shaw is hired as an associate. He has acted asbroker and acquisitions associate on transactions totaling nearly$84 million in sales.

BLACKSTONE GROUP
(LONDON) Gerry Murphy joins the firm's private equity team as asenior managing director. Previously, Murphy spent five years asCEO of Kingfisher. He is currently a non-executive director atReckitt Benckiser Group plc.

JONES LANG LASALLE
(LAS VEGAS) Billy Zebe comes on board as managing director of theRetail Outsourcing Services group. He joins from CB Richard Ellis,where he was a senior vice president responsible for leadingnational retail rollouts.
YOO
(NEW YORK CITY) Andrew Pang is appointed managing director of YOOAsia. Prior to joining the company, he was one of the foundingdirectors of Cushman & Wakefield in Hong Kong.

ALLEGIANCE REALTY CORP.
(CHARLOTTE, NC) Mark Rubin joins the company as director ofacquisitions, leading the efforts in sourcing investmentopportunities nationwide. He previously was held senior positionswith institutional and private real estate investment firms.

VENABLE
(NEW YORK CITY) Joseph T. Lynyak III, a banking regulatory lawyer,joins as a partner in the Los Angeles and Washington, DC offices.He moves to Venable from financial services law firm Buckley KolarLLP.

CB RICHARD ELLIS
(CHICAGO) Northern Realty Group Ltd.'s three founders Bruce Kaplan,Michael Shields and Kim McGuire and two veteran colleagues from the21-year-old firm merge into the retail services group. The threefounders start as senior vice presidents.

CLAYCO INC.
(ST. LOUIS) Caroline Saunders is hired as general counsel forClayco Realty Group. She comes to the company from Husch &Eppenberger.

STREAM REALTY PARTNERS LP
(HOUSTON) Robert Halick, with 23 years' experience, starts assenior property manager.

NAI JAMES E. HANSON
(HACKENSACK, NJ) Dominic M. Fittizzi becomes associate vicepresident to focus on industrial and office sectors. Most recently,he operated his own residential real estate agency, Freedom Realty,which his wife is continuing to operate.

THORNTON TOMASETTI
(CHICAGO) Anne Sullivan establishes a historic preservationpractice for the structural engineering and design firm. Theveteran architect starts as vice president after 15 years withJohnson Lasky Architects, most recently as senior associate.

JP MORGAN PROPERTY EXCHANGE INC.
(DENVER) Mark Nierenberg, a seasoned 1031 professional, is hired tolead the firm's newest office.

CENTERLINE CAPITAL GROUP
(NEW YORK CITY) Veteran Jack Chen starts as COO. Most recently, hewas COO of Hillmark Capital.

TIME EQUITIES INC.
(NEW YORK CITY) Zachary Adler begins as associate of acquisitionsand development. He interned for the firm in 2006.

GOEDECKE & CO. LLC
(BOSTON) The firm adds Michael C. Surprenant as vice president oforigination. He previously oversaw underwriting and financialanalysis for Bear Stearns Commercial Mortgage Co.'s CMBSline.

WENTZ GROUP
(NEWPORT BEACH, CA) Joining as vice president is Richard M.Majestic.

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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.