Campus Scout

Out of the rubble of the great recession are emerging all sorts of new ventures and entrepreneurial initiatives. I’ve previously reported on the plethora of new “consulting” organizations that have cropped up, but I just learned of a great new idea. A couple of weeks ago, I met with Lynn Gray–who, most recently, was hailed as chief administrative officer for the Real Estate Group at Lehman–and she told me about her new start-up, Campus Scouts, an outsourcing organization that will represent companies recruiting on campus. With cutbacks on all fronts, most firms large and small will be short-staffed and will have a hard time re-gearing their campus recruiting efforts, which will be bad news for freshly minted graduates, and for a real estate industry that needs to rebuild and attract fresh young talent. I thought this was a wonderful and timely idea, and wanted to let you know about it, as our attention is beginning to focus on the anticipated recovery in 2009 and, hopefully, plans for stocking-up on interns and a new crop of analysts next summer.

Tony LoPinto is CEO of Equinox Partners, an executive search firm specializing in the real estate industry, and parent company of SelectLeaders. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own.

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Job Opportunities
AVALONBAY COMMUNITIES
Controller–Construction & Development Accounting
(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) The controller will manage all aspects of construction & development accounting, including the oversight of policies and procedures and the review of transactional and other activity during the month-end close process for: communities under construction;¬ communities under redevelopment;¬ land held for future development;¬ development pursuits; and construction, development and redevelopment overhead; among other duties.

GRUBB & ELLIS CO.
Portfolio Manager
(ORANGE, CA) The manager will plan, organize, direct and control the activities of the properties under supervision so as to optimize the utilization of all resources available. Participate in formulation of overall property objectives, policies and plans appropriate to the scope of services on each specific assignment.

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Associate Director, Facilities Administration
(NEW YORK CITY) The associate director will manage and troubleshoot day-to-day operations of SCPS-owned and leased properties, as well as handle the strategic planning and analysis of property utilization needs of classroom facilities.

SIMON PROPERTY GROUP
Director of Corporate Financial Reporting
(INDIANAPOLIS) The director will be primarily responsible for the timely and accurate compilation, review and filings of all SEC compliance reporting including annual report Form 10-K, quarterly Form 10-Q and any/all other SEC compliance filings required by SPG, Inc. and SGP, L.P., among other duties.

DOMINIUM MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC.
Director of Marketing
(MINNEAPOLIS) The director will handle marketing, advertising, and related budgets for the portfolio of Dominium properties; assess specific portfolio’s day-to-day marketing operations, budgetary goals, and current/future occupancy trends; analyze the effectiveness of each marketing or advertising source by reviewing traffic reports; negotiate bulk advertising, media, and marketing vendor pricing with approved vendors for both site contracts and management contracts; meet with vendors as needed to review proposals for new opportunities and determine cost effectiveness; and manage the six member marketing department.

POTOMAC REALTY CAPITAL
Asset Management Analyst
(NEEDHAM, MA) The analyst is responsible for the overall management and financial monitoring of a bridge and mezzanine loan portfolio, inclusive of any real estate-owned assets; among other duties.

RENTAR DEVELOPMENT CORP.
Building Manager
(GARDEN CITY, NY) The manager is responsible for tenant relations, maintenance and repair of structural elements, physical plant, mechanical systems, roof systems, common areas, parking areas and landscaping, budget preparation implementation and monitoring of expenditures and budget comparisons and code compliance, among other duties.

THE PALMER TEAM
Structured Finance
(SACRAMENTO) The team member will be responsible for financing transactions at all levels of the capital stack, underwriting and structuring debt and equity products for institutional clients.

Promotions
No more than one submission per company will be considered per week.
Submissions with multiple names will be capped at three for coverage in Executive Watch.
MARCUS & MILLICHAP
(ENCINO, CA) Marcus & Millichap is promoting to vice president of investments: (SACRAMENTO) Scott Crowle, Ryan DeMar, Bobby Loeffler; (HOUSTON) Don Stringham, Kaiyi Yu; (DALLAS) Will Balthrope; (SAN DIEGO)Aaron Bove; (ENCINO, CA) Clyde Isaacson, Jeff Miller, Lior Regenstreif; (LONG BEACH, CA) Steven Bogoyevac; (LOS ANGELES) Rick Raymundo; (ATLANTA) Tim Giambrone, Andrew Mays, William McCall, Daniel Molloy; (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL) Mike Zimmerman; (TAMPA) Dorothy Jackman; (NEW JERSEY) Greg Babaian, Ben Sgambati; (PHILADELPHIA) Brad Nathanson; (COLUMBUS) Matt Gockstetter; (CINCINNATI) Joel Dumes, Stan Falk; (CHICAGO) Michael Bennett, John Olar; (MIAMI) Deme Mekras, Mark Wohl, Alex Zylberglait; (OAKLAND) Doug Himan; (CLEVELAND) Mike Barron, Dan Burkons, (CHARLOTTE) Allen Smith; (SOUTHERN VIRGINIA) Michael Early; (BIRMINGHAM, AL) Robert Flurry.
CB RICHARD ELLIS
(FORT LAUDERDALE, FL) CBRE is promoting of Richard Levinson, Ryan Hudson and Will Pike to first vice president.

FHO PARTNERS
(BOSTON) FHO Partners is promoting Ted Lyon to senior vice president and Michael O’Leary to vice president.

New Hires
No more than one submission per company will be considered per week.
Submissions with multiple names will be capped at three for coverage in Executive Watch.
WINOKER REALTY
(NEW YORK CITY) Winoker Realty is hiring Howard Epstein and Alex Fazio as associate directors. Epstein most recently served as director of commercial leasing for Hercules Realty Group. Fazio most recently worked for UBS.

AVISON YOUNG
(MISSISSAUGA, ON) Avison Young is hiring Sandy Craik as a vice president. Previously, Craik was the SVP of real estate services for Brookfield LePage Johnson Controls.

NAI TAMPA BAY
(TAMPA, FL) NAI Tampa Bay is hiring Richard Green as the president of retail brokerage & leasing.

FIRSTSERVICE WILLIAMS
(STAMFORD, CT) FirstService Williams is hiring Matthew Lux as vice president in the company’s retail leasing division.

KBS REALTY ADVISORS
(WASHINGTON, DC) KBS Realty Advisors is hiring Steve Evans as senior vice president and director of acquisitions for the Middle Atlantic region. Evans comes to KBS from Carr Properties where he was senior vice president of investments.