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Francis Cauffman Appoints Leslie Farrell Director of Client Development for New York

Leslie Farrell of Francis CauffmanArchitecture firm Francis Cauffman has appointed Leslie Farrell as the new Director of Client Development for its New York office. Ms. Farrell has more than 15 years of experience in client development and marketing in New York and has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies. She is recognized for her skill in generating new business and developing client relationships with senior decision makers. Francis Cauffman’s office in New York City has been growing since 2006 and will push further into healthcare, science + technology, and corporate markets.

“Leslie’s extensive experience in the industry and her skill in building client relationships will help continue the growth of our New York office,” said James Crispino, AIA, President of Francis Cauffman. “She is a fantastic addition to the Francis Cauffman team and will provide added value to client relationships.”

Ms. Farrell began her career at Cosentini Associates, where she spent six years as the Director of Human Resources before rising to Director of Business Development and Marketing. She later joined the Switzer Group where, as Director of Marketing and Business Development, she was responsible for cultivating relationships with a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies.

Ms. Farrell received her Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and her Master of Fine Arts from Rutgers University. In the past, she has served on the Perspective Real Estate Media Group’s Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors for The Society for Marketing Professional Services.  She also founded Architects for Animals (http://architectsforanimals.com/), a fund raising event, which has quickly grown to one of the AEC industry’s most beloved philanthropic events.

Hidrock Realty Announces Promotions of Robert Kaplan and Yvette Shin
Manhattan-based commercial real estate owner Hidrock Realty is pleased to announce the recent promotions of Robert Kaplan and Yvette Shin.

Robert Kaplan has been promoted to director of leasing, and is responsible for managing the day-to-day leasing activity at Hidrock, including marketing spaces, drafting and negotiating proposals, negotiating leases, preparing leasing reports, and keeping Hidrock’s partners apprised of all leasing activity, as well as assisting in maintaining and updating Hidrock’s turnkey office build-out program. A LEED AP-certified real estate professional, Kaplan joined Hidrock as a leasing associate in 2004 and promoted to senior leasing associate in 2007. He was named one of Real Estate Weekly’s “Rising Stars” in 2007. Kaplan graduated from Rutgers University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in arts with a certificate in urban planning and real estate development.

Yvette Shin has been promoted to director of marketing. In her new role, Shin is responsible for coordinating marketing materials initiatives to highlight the firm’s portfolio of commercial spaces. Shin joined Hidrock in 2010 as the executive assistant to the CEO. She studied political science at Tufts University.

“As we continue expanding, we look to promote dynamic professionals who can continue to inspire growth within the Hidrock family,” said Abraham Hidary, president of Hidrock Realty, Inc. “Robert and Yvette have both proven time and time again through their outstanding work here that they have the talent, perseverance and knowledge to not only succeed, but to cement their place among the rising stars of Hidrock and the New York City commercial real estate sector.”

Jones Lang LaSalle Ramps Up Supply Chain/Logistics Expertise With Silverman Hire
Jones Lang LaSalle today announced Robert Silverman will join the firm as Senior Vice President  of its supply chain & logistics solutions team in its New Jersey Industrial Services group. Silverman, who joins in May, will be based in the firm’s Hasbrouck Heights office.

“Bob will play a key role with Jones Lang LaSalle and we are confident that his extensive skill set will complement our practice.” said David Knee, Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle’s supply chain & logistics solutions group in New Jersey. “With Bob’s experience, proven track record, and IT know-how, we will be able to strengthen our client service offering.”

Silverman joins from Tommy Hilfiger USA where he was Vice President of IT Business Systems. Prior to this, Silverman was President of Gross & Associates, a mid-sized logistics consulting firm, where he was responsible for managing the overall business and directing projects in supply chain network optimization, distribution center sizing and design, operations improvement, and computer simulation modeling throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Silverman was recently chair of the board for Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and is past President of the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC).

“As the premier industrial services group in New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle has built an unmatched reputation for delivering the highest quality service to its industrial clients, and I look forward to joining the team,” said Silverman. “I believe my expertise and experience in supply chain projects, logistics and warehouse management will help the Industrial Services group grow even further in this very competitive marketplace.”

Jones Lang LaSalle in New Jersey employs 525 of the region’s most respected commercial real estate industry experts. The firm offers office and industrial Brokerage, Tenant and Landlord Representation, Project and Development Services, Property Management, and Capital Markets services to its clients in New Jersey.

Jones Lang LaSalle Promotes Thomas A. Reilly to Managing Director
Thomas ReillyJones Lang LaSalle announced today that it has promoted Thomas A. Reilly to Managing Director. Reilly, an office leasing specialist, played an instrumental role as part of the team that launched Jones Lang LaSalle in New Jersey in January of 2005. He is based in the firm’s Parsippany, N.J. office. Reilly has been a commercial real estate professional specializing in New Jersey’s office market since 1982. He joined Jones Lang LaSalle in 2004 as an executive vice president, and is one of four senior executives involved in growing the firm’s agency leasing business in Northern New Jersey.

“During his time with Jones Lang LaSalle, Tom has proved himself to be a true leader. He has built strong relationships with both landlords and corporate clients, who trust his understanding of the New Jersey real estate market and his ability to identify the best solutions for their real estate requirements,” said Jones Lang LaSalle Market Director Jon Meisel. “His broad range of skills has made him one of our most valuable assets and we look forward to his ongoing contributions in further growing our firm’s marketshare with this new role.”

Reilly earned a bachelor of science degree in economics and his MBA in finance at Manhattan College. He has received numerous industry awards for outstanding achievements. Jones Lang LaSalle in New Jersey employs 525 of the region’s most respected commercial real estate industry experts. The firm offers office and industrial Brokerage, Tenant and Landlord Representation, Project and Development Services, Property Management, and Capital Markets services to its clients in New Jersey.

Scarinci Hollenbeck Attorney Joel R. Glucksman Recognized As Super Lawyer
Joel GluckmanScarinci Hollenbeck attorney Joel R. Glucksman has been named New Jersey Super Lawyer. Published by Law & Politics, Super Lawyers is an annual jurisdictional listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 areas of practice. Only five percent of the lawyers from any state or region are included each year and is the result of a multi-step evaluation process that incorporates peer recognition and professional achievement.

In addition, based off Mr. Glucksman's inclusion in the New Jersey Super Lawyers and emphasis in business-related legal work, he will appear in the inaugural national publication of Super Lawyers Business Edition. When published in September 2011, Mr. Glucksman will be recognized alongside other outstanding attorneys from across the country who stood out in their business-related practice groups.

Mr. Glucksman is an experienced civil and bankruptcy litigator specializing in the representation of secured lenders and other creditors in complex suits and bankruptcies. His court appearances take him throughout the State and Federal courts in the metropolitan area, focusing in particular on the Bankruptcy Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Mr. Glucksman's clients include both national and regional banks, other lending institutions, and major corporations. In addition, Mr. Glucksman's reputation in the Bankruptcy Courts has led to his appointment as counsel for Chapter 11 trustees in substantial bankruptcy proceedings.

Jones Lang LaSalle Hires Tom Walsh Joins as Vice President
Tom WalshJones Lang LaSalle today announced that the firm has hired Thomas Walsh as a Vice President with its Americas Capital Markets practice. Walsh, who is responsible for directing the underwriting and marketing of investment property sales in the suburban markets surrounding New York City, is based in the firm’s Parsippany, N.J., office. He will work under the direction of Managing Directors Joe Garibaldi and Peter Nicoletti.

“Tom brings a wealth of experience and a comprehensive knowledge of the Tri-State Area’s suburban markets to the firm,” said Joe Garibaldi, managing director of Jones Lang LaSalle. “His strategic relationships and familiarity with a broad range of transactions make him a strong asset for the firm.”

Throughout his career, Walsh has been directly involved with the marketing and sale of approximately $2 billion of commercial real estate, including office, industrial, retail, multifamily and land. His clients include pension fund advisors, REITs and a range of domestic and foreign private investors. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Walsh was a senior financial analyst for a major brokerage firm. During this time, Walsh executed more than 3.5 million square feet of office sales.

Additionally, Walsh has served as a portfolio analyst for Prudential Real Estate Investors, where he analyzed and forecasted the performance of two investment funds with more than $1 billion in assets. “I anticipate that the market for investment sales in key suburban areas will continue to grow as the economic climate strengthens,” said Walsh. “I look forward to working with the Jones Lang LaSalle team to increase our marketshare and further strengthen the firm’s client relationships.”

Jones Lang LaSalle Names Linda Hill Vice President of Industrial Services Group
Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that the firm has hired Linda Hill to serve as a Vice President for its Industrial Services Group, which is New Jersey’s leader in industrial services based on total leasing transaction volume. Hill is based in the company’s Metropark location in Iselin, N.J.

With more than 10 years of industrial and commercial real estate brokerage experience, Hill’s area of expertise is the acquisition and disposition of industrial properties for corporate, institutional and private companies on a local and national basis. She has provided advisory, leasing and sales brokerage services for occupiers in New Jersey and throughout the U.S., totalling several million square feet. She has significant experience negotiating real estate transactions on behalf of buyers, sellers, tenants, landlords, investors and developers.

“Joining the Jones Lang LaSalle brokerage team affords me an opportunity to work with some of the best in the business,” said Hill. “I welcome the opportunity to help the firm become even more of a leader in the industrial services market in New Jersey.” Jones Lang LaSalle’s New Jersey operations rank within the top three as a leader in brokerage, project management and investment sales in the State. Employing 525 of the region’s most respected industry experts, the firm offers Office and Industrial Brokerage, Tenant and Landlord Representation, Project and Development Services, Property Management, and Capital Markets services to its clients in New Jersey.

Eric Negrin joins Studley’s Capital Transactions Group
International commercial real estate services firm Studley is pleased to announce Eric Negrin has joined the firm’s New York Capital Transactions Group as corporate managing director. With 21 years of commercial real estate experience, Mr. Negrin has been involved in more than $20 billion of consummated transactions throughout his career including the sales of the General Motors Building and Stuyvesant Town/ Peter Cooper Village.

Studley’s Capital Transactions Group (CTG) specializes in executing the most complex institutional-quality investment sales in the New York market, with notable transactions recently including the simultaneous transfer of fee and leasehold interests at 1375 Broadway, bankruptcy auctions of 183 Madison Avenue and 100-104 Fifth Avenue, and the restructuring of the fee and leaseholds at 515 Madison Avenue.  Led by Executive Managing Director Woody Heller and Corporate Managing Director Will Silverman, the group has also brokered Manhattan’s largest land sales in three of the last four years, including the Drake Hotel site, the ground lease at 51 Astor Place and 10 UN Plaza.

  “Eric joining us speaks volumes about our company and our team. Studley continues to attract leaders in the real estate world, and Eric certainly has established himself as one of them,” said Mr. Heller. “His extensive underwriting background is consistent with our emphasis on executing the most complex transactions in the marketplace and we look forward to working with him on what will certainly be exciting new transactions.”

Massey Knakal Launches Retail Leasing Division With New Hire
Massey Knakal Realty Services, in its continued effort to build upon its tradition of exclusively representing building owners, is pleased to announce their entrance into retail leasing with Benjamin Fox and the formation of Massey Knakal Retail Leasing Services (MKRLS).

Benjamin Fox imageFor over two decades, Massey Knakal has focused exclusively on the New York metropolitan area specializing in representing sellers in the sale of investment and user properties.  Branching off the success of being named CoStar’s #1 Building Sales Firm for eight consecutive years, the firm is expanding their ownership services menu by entering the leasing services business.

Massey Knakal Retail Leasing Services will provide, according to Paul J. Massey Jr., CEO, “unparalleled market knowledge that will allow owners to identify and capitalize on retail strategies that can most effectively enhance property value. We create maximum asset value by positioning the property in the marketplace, identifying suitable prospects and creating customized marketing and financial strategies.  We are extremely pleased that someone of Ben Fox’s reputation, experience and integrity would join us to help build this important service.”

Mr. Fox will become a partner of the division and work with Ken Krasnow, Managing Director, who has had a long and distinguished career in real estate leasing services and in building the retail division at Massey Knakal.

Mr. Fox was the former President of Winick Realty Group. In 1987, he co- founded New Spectrum Realty Services and grew it to a 35-broker powerhouse and one of New York City’s leading retail real estate brokerage firms.   He serves as Member, REBNY Board of Governors; former Member, Board of Directors; Co-Chair, Seminar Committee on Domestic and International Affairs; and Member and Program Chair, Store Brokers Committee.

Wentworth’s Mary Ann Mulfino  Elected for the 2011 CAI Board of Directors
Community Associations Institute (CAI), Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Chapter recently elected Mary Ann Mulfino, CMCA®, Executive Director at Wentworth Property Management Corp., to the Board of Directors. Mary Ann provides leadership and operational oversight to associates and sited communities managed by Wentworth in the southeastern Pennsylvania area. Her 3 year term will begin in 2011.

Mary Ann has been an active member of the 30,000 strong CAI for more than 15 years most recently serving on the Trade Show Committee.

CAI is dedicated to fostering successful community associations. Its mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship, ideals reflected in communities that are preferred places to call home.

Wentworth Property Management Corporation is a subsidiary of The Wentworth Group, a FirstService Residential Management Company. Wentworth manages over 1,000 residential properties, comprised of more than 300,000 homes in 10 states and the District of Columbia. Wentworth is one of the few full-service management companies in the country recognized as both an Accredited Management Organization (AMO) by The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and an Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC) by the Community Associations Institute (CAI).

Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle EisenhardtJones Lang LaSalle today took another step towards emerging as the leading powerhouse in commercial real estate brokerage services in New Jersey.  The firm announced that Craig Eisenhardt, a long-time, well-respected New Jersey commercial real estate veteran with 14 years of industry experience, has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President.

An industry expert, Eisenhardt has completed more than 5 million square feet of lease transactions throughout Northern and Central New Jersey during his career, which includes experience providing leading corporate tenants, owners, investors and developers in New Jersey with representative consulting, strategic planning, market research, leasing and marketing services.  He is well-known in the industry as a top producing broker, and compliments Jones Lang LaSalle brokerage group of more than 65 professionals, specializing in representing tenants, landlords, and investors for office and industrial advisory, brokerage and investment sales services. He joins from CB Richard Ellis.

“Adding Craig to the Jones Lang LaSalle team  is a strong step forward in our ongoing effort to recruit the industry’s most talented professionals to join our team as we continue to grow our market share in New Jersey,” said Dan Loughlin, managing director of Jones Lang LaSalle. “Craig is a rising star with great potential and adds increased depth to our bench of brokerage professionals.  His team-player mentality fits in perfectly with our collaborative culture, which distinguishes our firm.  We look to his experience, success, and leadership to support the professional development, training, and mentoring of our younger professionals.”


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