Up theAnteTony 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
SELECTLEADERS
Senior Investment Professional
(CHICAGO) A real estate private equity firm seeks a seasonedinvestment professional with a strong understanding of all realestate asset classes. This role is responsible for the entireinvestment process, from origination, underwriting and execution tomanagement and disposition.

PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP
Commercial Real Estate Underwriter
(EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ) The underwriter will administer existing loanportfolios as well as develop new services with current andprospective customers.

BANK OF AMERICA
Senior Asset Manager
(CHARLOTTE, NC) The successful candidate will work as a member ofthe asset manager team, maintaining responsibility for all aspectsof property operations, structure, financing, legal documentation,capital expenditures and leasing for mid-large and multifamilyassets.

AVALONBAY COMMUNITIES
Senior Financial Analyst
(ALEXANDRIA,VA) The analyst will help shape the organization'sinvestment decisions regarding acquisition, asset management,redevelopment and financing activity as well as assist theinvestment and asset management groups in presenting real estateprojects to the investment committee.
DELOITTEFINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES
Lease Advisory Services Sr. Manager
(CHICAGO) The firm seeks qualified professionals to provideconsultative services to landlords and large corporate tenants.Responsibilities include performing compliance audits, leaseadministration and due diligence.

SELECTLEADERS
Portfolio Controller
(CHICAGO) A Chicago-based private equity investment firm is seekingtwo portfolio controllers to assume overall responsibility foraccounting operations, financial reporting and treasury managementfor a specific portfolio of investments.

THE JOHN BUCK CO.
Real Estate Opportunities
(CHICAGO) The firm seeks experienced professionals in the fields ofdesign, development, construction management, infrastructure,financial analysis, leasing and marketing, facilities managementand support services to support the company's expansion in AbuDhabi, UAE.

AIG GLOBAL REAL ESTATE
Client Relations Senior Associate
(NEW YORK) The associate will provide service to clients andreporting to investors in private real estate funds. Must be ableto build relationships with investors and respond in a timelyfashion to requests from investors and prospective clients.
PromotionsNo more than one submission per company will be considered perweek.
Submissions with multiple names will be capped at three forcoverage in Executive Watch.
GRUBB& ELLIS SECURITIES
(SANTA ANA, CA) Randy Beckman and Richard Arnitz are promoted toexecutive vice presidents, sales. Beckman joined the company in2006, after 10 years with A.G. Edwards. Arnitz's previous role withthe company was senior vice president, national accounts.

OPUS SOUTH CORP.
(ATLANTA) Brian Linnihan, an employee of the Opus Group since 2001,is named vice president, sales and finance.

THE HAMPSHIRE COS.
(MORRISTOWN, NJ) The company raises former fund controller DeniseNovak to the position of chief financial officer. She has been withHampshire since 2004.

CARLSON REAL ESTATE
(MINNETONKA, MN; PHOENIX; CHARLOTTE) Kristin Myhre is promoted tosenior manager, real estate investments; Chris Cannon is namedgeneral manager and Michelle Kirby is made assistant propertymanager.

COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL
(SEATTLE) The company raises Tim Chin and Mike Schreck to seniorvice president and elevates Joe Levin to vice president.

SB ARCHITECTS
(SAN FRANCISCO) The firm promotes three long-time staff members,Scott Boyle, Eric Nyhus and Jorey Friedman to vice presidents.Boyle and Nyhus each bring more than 15 years of experience totheir roles, and Ms. Friedman has been in the business more than 20years, 14 of them with SB Architects.

GRUBB & ELLIS
(NEW YORK CITY) Gary Schwartzman and Wayne Van Aken rise to theposition of managing director. Schwartzman joined the company in2004 and Van Aken is a 10-year veteran of Grubb & Ellis.

BRE PROPERTIES
(SAN FRANCISCO) BRE elevates Deborah Jones from vice president tosenior vice president, associate relations and development.

THORNTON TOMASETTI
(NEW YORK CITY) Daniel A. Cuoco, president of the company since2002, is named president and chief executive officer. In addition,managing principal Thomas Z. Scarangello is made chairman andexecutive vice president Robert P. DeScenza is appointed chiefoperating officer.

STUDLEY
(LOS ANGELES) Stacy A. Wilder is promoted from managing director,project management services to corporate managing director.
IDI
(CINCINNATI) Ken Smith rises to senior vice president and regionaldevelopment officer, responsible for overseeing land procurement,project development, leasing activity and building acquisitions andsales.

CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD
(EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ) David DeMatteis is appointed associatedirector. He has been part of the firm's transaction services teamsince 2001.

RTKL ASSOCIATES
(DALLAS) Alexander Faurot and Michael Moran are named vicepresidents of the architectural and planning firm.

REALTY CAPITAL PARTNERS
(COLLEYVILLE, TX) Executive vice president Terry Boone will take onthe duties of executive vice president of client services, a newlycreated position.

MARCUS & MILLICHAP
(PHOENIX) David Guido is promoted to sales manager of the Phoenixand Tucson offices. He has been with the company since 1999.

HINES
(HOUSTON) The firm names George Lancaster senior vice president,corporate communications and Ryan Sims vice president-controller.Lancaster is a 24-year veteran of the company and Sims joined in2003.

ENDEAVOR REAL ESTATE GROUP
(AUSTIN) Brian Lent is promoted to principal-retail development. Hejoined the company six years ago as an intern.

GRASSO HOLDINGS
(PHILADELPHIA) David Dinenberg is appointed chief operatingofficer.

KATZ & ASSOCIATES
(PEARL RIVER, NY) Brian Katz rises to the role of chief operatingofficer. He has been with the company since July 2000, followingthree years with Forest City Ratner.

JOHNSON CAPITAL
(CHICAGO) The investment banking firm opens an office in Chicago,to be headed by vice president Brendan Hotchkiss.

SPERRY VAN NESS
(LOS ANGELES) In an effort to tap the market of Korean investors,Sperry Van Ness vice president Mimi Song opens an office inKoreatown, the mid-Wilshire submarket of Los Angeles. Song willcontinue to operate her office in Victorville.
NewHiresNo more than one submission per company will be considered perweek.
Submissions with multiple names will be capped at three forcoverage in Executive Watch.
HDGMANSUR
(INDIANAPOLIS) David Compton is named president of the company'scommunities division. He previously worked for Kite Realty andPulte Homes.

GRUBB & ELLLIS
(KING OF PRUSSIA, PA) Doug Joseph joins the company as senior vicepresident, director, institutional investment group. He comes toGrubb & Ellis from CB Richard Ellis.

THE HAMPSHIRE COS.
(MORRISTOWN, NJ) The company hires Michael Harrington as assetmanager, Karen Goodman as assistant controller and Trent Taylor asassistant asset manager/financial analyst. Harrington joinsHampshire after six years with Grubb & Ellis's Metro New Yorkinstitutional investment group. Goodman was with a real estatemanagement company in Orlando.

GVA KIDDER MATHEWS
(BELLEVUE, WA) Nelle Bruce joins the company's Bellevue office. Shewill specialize in office leasing and sales in the brokeragedivision.

CARLSON REAL ESTATE
(MINNETONKA, MN; PHOENIX) Debra Altschuler comes on board as seniorcounsel and Erik Warshauer is hired as real estate associate. Priorto joining Carlson, Altschuler worked for Day, Berry, & Howard,in Stamford, CT and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson inNew York City.

MARCUS & MILLICHAP
(NEW YORK CITY) Hal Fuchs is appointed senior associate. He wasformerly an agent with Bensen & Associates.

COLLIERS ARNOLD
(ORLANDO) The company adds Michael G. Sweeney as senior retailspecialist and Meghan Kruger as retail specialist to its Orlandooffices. Sweeny previously worked for Commercial First Properties,and Kruger was part of Grubb & Ellis's retail team.

SB ARCHITECTS
(SAN FRANCISCO) The firm appoints a new chief financial officer,John Cisco. He was most recently a member of Auberge Resorts'executive management team.

OPUS NORTH CORP.
(CHICAGO) John D. Carlson comes on board as real estaterepresentative. Carlson was previously employed by Carlson RealEstate Co.

GOODWIN PROCTOR
(LOS ANGELES) The firm adds four new partners to its L.A. office.Eric R. Reimer, Elliot D. Hinds, Q. Scott Kaye and Marc A. Jonesall join the company from McDermott Will & Emery.

COVENTRY REAL ESTATE ADVISORS
(NEW YORK CITY) Devin Murphy joins the company as a managingpartner after serving as global head of real estate investmentbanking for Deutsche Bank.

ADLER GROUP
(MIAMI) Adler hires John Tombari as senior vice president and chiefoperating officer. He was previously with Stiles Corp., where hedeveloped and managed several mixed-use projects.

FIRST INDUSTRIAL REALTY TRUST
(MINNEAPOLIS) Dan Vogel is appointed development manager for theMinneapolis region.
MISSION CAPITALADVISORS
(NEW YORK CITY) Terence Bundy is hired as an analyst. He joins thecompany from Merrill Lynch.

SOVEREIGN INVESTMENT CO.
(PRINCETON, NJ) Lauren Strachan comes on board as an associate inthe sales and disposition group.

INLAND COMMUNICATIONS
(OAK BROOK, IL) The company appoints Richard J. Jurek to the newlycreated position of chief executive officer of Inland Real EstateGroup's in-house marketing and communications company. Hepreviously worked for the Northern Trust Co.

WS DEVELOPMENT
(CHESTNUT HILL, MA) Lori McWeeney is named director of leasing. Shewas most recently with the Wilder Cos.

LILLIBRIDGE
(CHICAGO) Jack Coale rejoins the firm as vice president of businessdevelopment. He worked for the company from 1996 to 2000, beforemoving on to positions with Haskell/KDA Holdings and MedicalProperties Trust.

OPUS SOUTH CORP.
(ATLANTA) Opus adds Anne Marie Solberg to its employee roster asvice president and general counsel. Solberg joins the company fromParsinen Kaplan Rosberg & Gotlieb P.A.

THE PRAEDIUM GROUP
(NEW YORK CITY) David Dowell is appointed vice president ofacquisitions for the Midwest region. He was previously with GE RealEstate's North America Equity Investments Group.

LINCOLN PROPERTY CO.
(WASHINGTON, DC) Will McCullough joins the company as senior vicepresident, industrial and office leasing services.

UGL EQUIS
(CHICAGO) Lexis Livengood is hired as senior associate. Prior tojoining the company, she was with Studley Inc.

CRESAPARTNERS
(NEW YORK CITY) Kenneth B. Witler comes on board as vice presidentand Paul Weir is named associate. Witler was most recently withCushman & Wakefield and Weir was previously an intern withCresaPartners.

UNITED PROPERTIES
(MINNEAPOLIS) The company adds Ken Seifert as vice president-retailproperty management. Before joining United, he was in the assetmanagement division of Capital Growth Madison Marquette.

JONES LANG LASALLE
(STAMFORD, CT: SAN FRANCISCO) John Stoddard and Mark George arehired as vice presidents. Stoddard joins the company from Albert B.Ashforth Inc. Corporate Real Estate Brokerage. George was part ofColliers International Tenant Representation Team.

SAVILLS GRANITE
(NEW YORK CITY) The firm names Mark De Riemer senior vicepresident, responsible for expanding the investment sales practice.He was previously with Jones Lang LaSalle.

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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.