ExportsTony 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
SUNRISE SENIORLIVING
Acquisition Director
(WALNUT CREEK, CA) The director will assist the senior vicepresident in identifying and acquiring sites for the development ofsenior living and assisted-living communities.

SELECTLEADERS
East Regional Director, IndustrialSector
(NORTHEASTERN US) The director will be responsible for the fullcycle of development, from acquisitions to marketing, and fordeveloping business strategies and promoting growth in theregion.

PRUDENTIAL
Principal, Affordable Originations
(MCLEAN, VA) The company seeks an experienced individual to jointhe affordable housing finance team. Responsibilities includeoverseeing and coordinating the transactions process; acting as apoint of contact for borrowers, team members and third partyvendors; and managing the loan-origination process.

DEUTSCHE BANK BERKSHIRE MORTGAGE
Underwriter/Analyst
(IRVINE, CA) The successful candidate will have significantmultifamily underwriting experience and must be detail-orientedwith good communication skills. The underwriter is responsibleprimarily for underwriting commercial real estate loans as well asfor processing incoming exhibits and delivering investorpackages.
NEW YORKLIFE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC
Asset Manager
(NEW YORK CITY) The successful candidate will manage a regionalportfolio of commercial mortgage assets to maintain the integrityof the assets, minimize losses and maximize profitability.

FANNIE MAE
Director, Facilities Management
(WASHINGTON, DC) Reporting to the vice president, corporatefacilities and security, the director will manage other directors,project managers, consultants and contract vendors to provideprofessional property and facility management for Fannie Maelocations throughout the US.

THE URBAN LAND INSTITUTE
Senior Associate, Infrastructure
(WASHINGTON, DC) The associate will work within the initiativesgroup to identify trends, issues and obstacles to accomplishingimproved metropolitan planning and development.

SELECTLEADERS
Vice President, Acquisitions
(HARTFORD) A real estate investment advisor seeks a VP for itseastern region to source, underwrite, negotiate and closeinstitutional quality investments across a range of propertytypes.
PromotionsNo more than one submission per company will be considered perweek.
Submissions with multiple names will be capped at three forcoverage in Executive Watch.
SHANERHOTELS
(STATE COLLEGE, PA) Shaner has promoted Christopher Szczesny fromassistant general manager of the State College Holiday Inn Expressto general manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites.

POAG & MCEWEN LIFESTYLE CENTERS LLC
(MEMPHIS, TN) The company has named Art Stevens senior vicepresident of leasing. He joined in May 2007 as assistant seniorvice president of leasing.

CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD
(NEW YORK CITY) Mark Mandell has risen from senior director toexecutive director. He has been with the company for more than twodecades.

ERNST & YOUNG
(NEW YORK CITY) In addition to his role as leader of the firm'sconstruction services team, Michael Lucki will lead Ernst &Young's global infrastructure services. He is a 28-year veteran ofthe company.

TRAMMELL CROW CO.
(DALLAS) Richard Fletcher has been raised to managing director andchief acquisitions officer after five years with the company.
CB RICHARD ELLIS
(NEW YORK) Chantay McBride, a sales professional with the company,will run the New York Tri-State Program. She joined CBRE in2004.

CARLSON REAL ESTATE CO.
(PHOENIX) The company raised Megan Kruger-Dugan to property managerand Brooks Wintemute to assistant property manager.

KUDAN GROUP
(GLENVIEW, IL) Becca Lundstrom is named commercial real estateagent with the company. She was previously marketingdirector.

LOWE ENTERPRISES
(LOS ANGELES) The company has promoted Dick Poladian to chiefoperating officer. He joined Lowe in 2002 as chief financialofficer and chief administration officer.
NewHiresNo more than one submission per company will be considered perweek.
Submissions with multiple names will be capped at three forcoverage in Executive Watch.
HEIHOTELS & RESORTS
(ARLINGTON, VA) Pradeep Bobba has been named general manager of theSheraton Crystal City Hotel. He was previously with the EmbassySuites Orlando Downtown.

ASSET PLUS COS.
(HOUSTON) The firm has appointed Byron N. Plant executive seniorvice president of operations. He will be responsible for overseeingthe national growth of the multifamily management operations.

TRAMMELL CROW CO.
(ATLANTA) Curtis Walker has been hired as senior vice president ofmultifamily development in the southeastern markets. He previouslyheld positions with Post Properties and Fairfield ResidentialLLC.

GE REAL ESTATE
(WASHINGTON, DC) Todd Del Tufo has taken the position of director,North America Equity. He moves from CapitalSource LLC, where he wasan investment officer.

THOMPSON NATIONAL PROPERTIES LLC
(IRVINE, CA) Jessica S. Alexander, Lain Cimarosti Porter and MarkOsgood have been named senior analyst, research; senior analyst,acquisitions and managing partner and president, respectively.Alexander and Porter were previously employed by Grubb & Ellis.Osgood was managing director of the global real estate group atLehman Brothers.

CB RICHARD ELLIS INC.
(CHICAGO and NEW YORK CITY) Jeff Rowlett and Alex Tenuta havejoined the private client group as first vice president andassociate, respectively. Both move from Marcus & Millichap. Inaddition, Arkady Smolyansky has been named associate, globalbrokerage in New York.

GE REAL ESTATE
(NORWALK, CT) Stuart Brodsky has been appointed regionalsustainability leader for the North America equity unit. Hepreviously served as national program manager, commercial propertymarkets for the US Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Starprogram.

GRUBB & ELLIS CO.
(SAN FRANCISCO and SANTA ANA) Steve Golubchik has joined thecompany as an associate vice president with the institutionalinvestment group and Jeredith Duvall comes on board as a vicepresident. Golubchik moves from Jones Lang LaSalle's capitalmarkets group and Duvall was with TRI Commercial Real EstateServices.

CORNISH & CAREY COMMERCIAL/ONCORINTERNATIONAL
(SANTA CLARA, CA) Erik Doyle has been named president of the firm.He was most recently with CB Richard Ellis.
INVERNESS REAL ESTATEINVESTMENTS
(WALNUT CREEK, CA) Tony Moglia has been hired as chief operatingofficer. He joins after founding Competitive Solutions and spending15 years with Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

US GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
(WASHINGTON, DC) Nate Kredich has taken the newly created role ofvice president for residential market development. He comes toUSGBC after five years with Creative Touch Interiors.

THOMPSON NATIONAL PROPERTIES LLC
(IRVINE, CA) Former NFL player Cade McNown has been hired as seniorvice president, investor development. He will be responsible forcultivating and maintaining relationships with investors in thecompany's various programs.

REAL ASSETS SA
(BUENOS AIRES) Diego Steverlynck has been named partner and vicepresident, with responsibility for real estate asset and investmentmanagement. He moves from MBA Lazard.

THE MISSNER GROUP
(SKOKIE, IL) James M. Boge has joined the firm as project engineer.He was previously with Kenneth James Builders.

NATIONAL REALTY & DEVELOPMENT CORP.
(PURCHASE, NY) Donna Justo comes on board as marketing and publicrelations manager. She previously worked on the marketing team forthe Westchester.

CLAYCO INC.
(ST LOUIS, MO) Sandy Jacobs has been named project director andDave Gilroy has been appointed director of pre-constructionservices for the estimation team.

LILLIBRIDGE
(CHICAGO) The firm adds Michael O. Lincoln to the payroll asexecutive vice president of marketing and business development. Hecomes to the company from GE Healthcare Financial Services'Strategic Relationship Group. In addition, executive vice presidentSydney P. Scarborough joins the board of directors of SwedishCovenant Hospital.

UGL EQUIS
(CHICAGO) Michael Cello has taken the position of vice presidentwith the company.

KUDAN GROUP
(GLENVIEW, IL) The company welcomes marketing director Janet Audetas well as Rick Loarie and Jean-Pierre Bernier, who join thecommercial real estate staff.

VENTURE ONE
(CHICAGO) Matt E. Goode comes on board as an associate. He waspreviously a development analyst with First Industrial RealtyTrust.

PACIFIC MARKETING ASSOC.
(SAN JOSE, CA) Sandra Eaton has joined the company as communitysales manager for the Axis condominium project. She moves toPacific from Pulte Homes.

GRUBB & ELLIS
(SANTA ANA) Brett Hunsaker has been named executive vice president,business development. He joins the company from CB RichardEllis.

COLLIERS BENNETT & KAHNWEILER INC.
(ROSEMONT, IL) The company adds Michael Adams and Darryl Silvermanto the payroll as senior vice president and associate,respectively.

STUDLEY
(LOS ANGELES) Eric Hanke has taken the position of managingdirector of the structured finance group. He previously heldpositions with BellaVista Capital, Anderson Global CorporateFinance and Colliers Seeley.

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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.