Transwestern expands Midwest Capital Markets team, Kidder Mathews lures asset servicing leader, Darwin Realty promotes four


JC Griffin joined Transwestern Real Estate Services as Vice President the company’s office in Chicago.

In his new role, Griffin will focus on researching and executing capital markets transactions in urban centers and opportunistic markets across the region.

A member of the Transwestern group of companies, TRS advises clients on agency leasing, asset servicing, capital markets, investment analysis, tenant counseling and workplace solutions.

Griffin most recently worked with the US Capital Markets and Development Services group at Avison Young, where he led investment sales transactions and secured urban project management assignments. Prior to that, he focused on tenant representation and retail investment sales for institutional and high net worth investors, family offices and conventional landlords at @properties Commercial.

Earlier in his career, Griffin managed personnel, facilities and communications in the public sector and served as a liaison with the White House Opportunity & Revitalization Council.

“JC’s extensive industry experience and strong public and private sector relationships give him unique insights that will be valuable to our team and our customers,” said the Executive Managing Director. Greg Munson in a corporate statement announcing the move, adding that Transwestern remains optimistic about the changing commercial real estate climate in the Midwest.

A licensed real estate broker in Illinois, Florida and North Carolina, Griffin is a graduate of the National Real Estate Associate Program and the Urban Land Institute’s Commercial Real Estate Academy. He is an alumnus of John Marshall Law School and North Park University, and an Iraq War veteran. He served honorably in the United States Air Force as an enlisted airman.


Heidi Ray

Heidi Ray joined Kidder Mathews as senior vice president and director of engineering and sustainability for asset services across the company’s 21 West Coast locations.

In his new role, Ray will be responsible for the company’s engineering teams while leading its energy management and sustainability initiatives.

Ray brings 25 years of experience leading the facilities, construction and maintenance of commercial buildings, most recently as Senior Manager of Facilities and Operations at Silverback, and before that as Manager of Facilities and operations at Aptevo.

Kidder Mathews Commercial Asset Services Group manages 62 million square feet of commercial real estate representing over $11 billion in assets under management for investors, government agencies, corporations and nonprofits. Last month, Kidder Mathews named Mark Boucher as Senior Vice President and Market Leader of Asset Servicing in Southern California.


Erin Cibula

Darwin Realty/Corfac International has promoted Erin Cibula chief financial officer in Elmhurst, Illinois.

In his new role, Cibula will continue to manage the company’s asset management and accounting departments, as well as oversee its operations, finance and HR functions.

Most recently, asset management director Cibula secured more than $450 million in loans and equity for Darwin’s investment portfolio, including the recent 90-day closing of a loan from acquisition and refinancing of 100 million dollars for an industrial portfolio of 42 buildings in Chicago.

Darwin Realty has also recently promoted Brendan Sheahan, Nick Krejci and Matt Lewandowski principals with the company. Over the past decade with Darwin, Sheahan has worked on dozens of leases and sales in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Krejci has leased or sold over 3.1 million square feet during his six years with Darwin. And over the past 20 years with the firm, Lewandowski has been involved in more than $940 million in completed deals.


Bashir Elmegaryaf

Stonehenge NYC hired Bashir Elmegaryaf as Director of Acquisitions.

In his new role, Elmegaryaf will lead the company’s acquisition activities and work with its investment management team, reporting directly to the CEO. Yardeni offer.

Elmegaryaf most recently served as Assistant Vice President of Acquisitions and Development for Equity Residential, one of the nation’s largest publicly traded real estate investment trusts, where he led due diligence on $800 million of multifamily and retail acquisitions and has overseen over $1 billion in disposals over the past five years, in addition to supporting asset management for 40 properties and nearly 10,000 apartments.


Erin Warwick

Wolf Commercial Real Estate Hired Erin Warwick as Executive Vice President to lead its growth in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey markets.

Warwick brings over 15 years of industry experience representing owners and occupiers while working for several real estate investment trusts and private equity firms throughout his career.

Most recently, Warwick served as an asset manager for Nessel Development, an environmentally sustainable real estate investment firm in southern New Jersey. Previously, she worked for Liberty Property Trust and then Somerset Properties, where she focused on office leasing and tenant relations for a client list including Virtua Health, Morgan Stanley, PMA and American Water.


Alan Pekarcik

Alan Pekarcik joined Kidder Mathews as Executive Vice President in Irvine, Calif.

In his new role, Pekarcik will focus on investment real estate transactions in the Southern California area.

Pekarcik brings over 35 years of experience and has completed over 1,200 sales and lease transactions totaling over 62 million square feet of commercial real estate valued at over $4.7 billion throughout his career. . He most recently worked at Avison Young and Voit Real Estate Services, and prior to that was Senior Vice President of Acquisitions at Kilroy Realty.


Joshua Bankhead

KPG Funds has hired Joshua Bankhead as Senior Controller, a new position for the New York-based property owner and developer.

In his new role, Bankhead will support the company’s goal of managing more than $1 billion of office and retail properties in New York City, reporting directly to the CFO. Steve Smith.

Bankhead brings over 15 years of experience in finance, development and asset management. Prior to joining KPG, Bankhead worked at Gild Park Capital, where he oversaw the acquisition, management and development of its mixed-use property portfolio. He has also held development and accounting positions at Monday Properties, Blackstone Group and Rockefeller Group.


Jonathan Hicks, left, and Brooks Shanklin

jonathan hicks and Brooks Shanklin returned to the Edge Realty Partners office in Houston.

As principal, Hicks will continue to focus on tenant representation, investment and land sales for national and local businesses in Southeast Texas. He has over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate and public accounting, and most recently served as Managing Director at SRS Real Estate Partners.

Shanklin returns as vice president, bringing more than a decade of experience in project leasing, tenant representation and land sales to Houston. He began his brokerage career at Read King Commercial Real Estate and recently owned Shanklin Interests.


Ben Reeves

Centennial Yards Co., lead developer of the $5 billion, 50-acre mixed-use project in downtown Atlanta, has hired Ben Reeves as vice president of transactional strategy.

Most recently, Reeves helped oversee the investment and development strategy of the Centennial Yards South development as a senior vice president at Stream Realty Partners.

“What we called the Gulch was a remnant of Atlanta’s railroad past. Centennial Yards is an extrinsic symbol of Atlanta’s future,” Reeves said in a statement announcing his move.


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