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Jonathan A. Schein President & CEO Real Estate Media

09/10/03: According to the Institute of Supply Management, productivity increased for the second straight month in August. This is a terrific indicator of economic growth from both a management and production standpoint. Of course, employees may have a totally different point of view. We’re entering a phase of this recovery where we’re expecting an ever-increasing number of hours from a workforce that is already stretched thin. The challenging part of this trend is how does one motivate a workforce that is neither expanding nor receiving wage increases? Soon it won’t be good enough to say, “Well, at least you have a job.” As the economic engine begins to rumble stronger and payrolls do expand, the competition for qualified employees will rev up. Are you ready to pay the price?

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COHEN FINANCIAL (CHICAGO, IL) The organization appoints Dan Reynolds as managing director. In his new position, Reynolds will be responsible for directing operations along with transaction workloads. Formerly founder and head of the national debt capital markets team for Jones Lang LaSalle, Reynolds has also worked for several investment banking firms specializing in both debt capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.

MACERICH (SANTA MONICA, CA) Dave Short is promoted to vice president of asset management. Primary responsibilities include directing partnership management for two joint venture portfolios; serve as third-party management liaison; manage the organization’s real estate tax program and handle various high-level projects such as dispositions, development analysis/support, forecasting initiative, and assessment of common area recovery policies.


DIVCO WEST (SAN JOSE, CA) Jacqueline Moore has been appointed senior vice president and general counsel. Prior to joining the firm, she was partner and general counsel of Wilson/Equity Office. Moore brings experience in real estate; legal oversight; administration and transaction and risk management to the firm. Prior to joining the Wilson organization, she practiced real estate law.


SELECT LEADERS (NEW YORK, NY) Susan H. Kane has been named sales director, responsible for expanding the company’s position in the marketplace in conjunction with improved product development. The firm’s clients include many of the leading firms across all real estate sectors. Prior to joining the organization, Kane held senior-level sales position with Real Estate Media Inc.,’s parent organization.


JONES LANG LASALLE (CHICAGO, IL) Mark Katz has joined the firm as vice president. In the new position, he is responsible for key leasing assignments in the Chicago suburban markets. Playing an integral role in the company’s continued growth by helping to secure additional real estate opportunities, Katz contributes over six years of commercial real estate experience; including extensive commercial brokerage and landlord representation. Prior to joining the firm, Katz served as associate director for Insignia/ESG.


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