Los Angeles-based design firm Nadel Architecture +Planning has transitioned its leadership and ownership andreinvented itself during the pandemic. The new ownership structurewill allow the firm to take on new projects and position itself forlong-term growth. The new leadership team includes GregLyon, chairman of the board and principal, PatrickWinters, president for Nadel, Tina Tayag,chief financial officer, and Greg Palaski, generalmanager will now be at the helm of the firm.


"Nadel's leadership change has been an ongoing transition forthe company for several years now," Lyon tells GlobeSt.com. "Thefinalization of this shift was actually the latest stage in aprocess had already been in progress, rather than an abruptchanging of the guard. The new leadership team—which consists ofmyself and Patrick Winters, who has been named president, TinaTayag, chief financial officer, and Greg Palaski, generalmanager—are veterans with Nadel. We've both been with the firmsince 2007 and on the board of directors since 2013."


The ownership and leadership transition has taken place overseveral years, and the team is now ready to move the company intoits next phase. "We have witnessed and been instrumental in thecompany's evolution into L.A.'s premier architecture and designfirms for the commercial real estate industry," says Lyon. "Nadelhas had a stellar reputation as a respected innovator and leader inthis sector for 47 years, and we're thrilled to continue thislegacy as the firm's next generation of leadership."


In many ways, the timing is actually a good moment for thistransition. "While the fact that this transition took place duringthe COVID-19 pandemic is coincidental, I also see it as veryfitting. Many companies in this industry are finding themselves ina position where they must evolve to meet new market demands," addsLyon. "Developers, property owners, and tenants have very differentneeds and priorities now than they did before the crisis hit. Thebusinesses that are able to adapt to these changes and serve theirclients will survive and thrive, while those who cannot or will notevolve will be left behind."


Already, the firm has made strategic changes to meet those newmarket needs and continue to evolve. "We have also recently madestrategic changes to our team, adding Ryan Welleras director of retail to manage our new direct-to-retail studio ofretailer services and design, as well as AnthonySanchez as design director to oversee our retail studio,and promoting Ancelmo Perez to studio director,"says Lyon. "We are excited to bring Nadel through the pandemic withnew and familiar faces at the helm as we embark on the firm's nextera."

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.