NewYear Resolution

What a relief that it’s 2010, and good riddance to 2009! Nowthat I have that out of my system…My predictions number one, twoand three for the New Year is that success for real estateorganizations in this 'Year of the Recovery,' will be dictated bytheir possessing the skills to recruit, develop, and retain thebest performers. Capital is no longer willing to simply assess andinvest in real estate or the glossy plans of the service providers;it is now sharply focused on their investment in the caliber,quality and distinction of the organization’s management team.Leading organizations across all industries recognize that, tonavigate in difficult times, and to prosper in the good times, theyneed a comprehensive talent management strategy. The New Year’sresolutions for smart leaders in 2010 should be to invest in theircompany’s commitment to a greater and sharper focus on humancapital management.

Best wishes for your organizational success in the New Year.Cheers.

Tony LoPinto is a senior client partner and head ofKorn//Ferry International’s Real Estate Practice and founder ofSelectLeaders. The views expressed in this article are the author’sown.
Chief Administrative Office/PropertyManagement
(MONTVALE, NJ) The chief administrative office/property managementwill focus on creating and expanding client services and newbusiness development by gaining management opportunities in themultifamily sector. The initial focus of the position will be toutilize the candidate’s existing network of contacts in the bankingindustry and create business for this new division.

Structured Finance Partner
(SACRAMENTO) The finance partner will join a team responsible forfinancing transactions at all levels of the capital stack;underwriting and structuring debt and equity products forinstitutional clients.

Project Manager, Residential Properties
(BOSTON) The project manager will attend and document regularlyscheduled job site meetings to ensure builders, architects anddesigners are executing the project according to plan and budget;approve/deny budget items and billing; and develop and implementprocedures to maintain properties at their highest level; amongother duties.

Director of Acquisitions
(NORTHBROOK, IL) The director of acquisitions will source realestate and debt investment opportunities; perform analysis and duediligence functions; and interact with all involved parties insupport of completing each transaction including investmentbrokers, legal and financial professionals; among otherduties.
Director of Real Estate
(ENGLEWOOD, CO) The director of real estate will manage a largeand diverse real estate portfolio and should be very familiar withreal estate financial reporting and accounting practices.

Transaction Manager
(GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO) The transaction manager will provide realestate transaction services for clients in a defined geographicregion, including: lease renewals, lease negotiations, new siteacquisitions, surplus property dispositions and landlord/tenantdispute resolution; among others.

Global Realty Director, Vice President
(LONDON) The global realty director, VP will develop and recommenddepartment plans of organization and staffing; select and providefor the continuing development of subordinate managers and staff;conduct periodic performance reviews and provide for the ongoingguidance and direction to managers in developing and implementingplans and objectives; among other duties.

Vice President Leasing and Development
(MINNEAPOLIS) The VP leasing and development will create andimplement strategies for highly effective leasing and marketingcampaigns; collaborate with health system partners and physiciansto develop leasing plans that align with client programmatic andclinical strategies; negotiate lease documents; and lead leasingprocess for specific projects; among other duties.
PromotionsNo more than one submission per company will be considered perweek.
Submissions with multiple names will be capped at three forcoverage in Executive Watch.


(NEW YORK CITY) Centro Properties Group US is promoting WarrenStrietzel to senior vice president, Midwest Region. Most recently,Strietzel was VP, property management of the Southeast region.

NewHiresNo more than one submission per company will be considered perweek.
Submissions with multiple names will be capped at three forcoverage in Executive Watch.
(DALLAS) Land Advisors Organization is hiring Landry Burdine andAustin Reilly as designated broker and Dallas/Fort Worth MSAspecialist, respectively, for their Dallas/Fort Worth office. Priorto joining the Land Advisors Organization, Burdine operated his ownreal estate firm which also focused on land brokerage anddevelopment in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

(DENVER) Marcus & Millichap are hiring Michael Hoffman as theregional manager of the Denver, Fort Collins Offices.
(FORT LAUDERDALE, FL) The Foreclosure Response Team is hiringLarry Bird, president of BirdRock Enterprises, as vice president ofMortgage Servicer Relations, serving as a corporate consultant, forthe Foreclosure Response Team.

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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.