Movers and Shakers Week of 02.12.18
Transwestern Expands Denver Leasing Team with Addition of Billy Woodward
Transwestern’s Denver office today announces Billy Woodward has joined the firm as vice president – Agency Leasing. Woodward specializes in office and flex agency leasing, providing customized advisory services for investment and entrepreneurial owners of commercial real estate. He relies on extensive customer service, marketing and communications experience to assist clients in the successful realization of their real estate and investment objectives.
Woodward joins Whitney Hake, previously with Cushman and Wakefield, in targeting both local and institutional office product. The team seeks to provide innovative solutions to a new age of portfolio ownership and management through the integration of cutting-edge technology, coupled with extensive market knowledge and experience.
Prior to joining Transwestern, Woodward was an Associate Director with Newmark Knight Frank handling agency leasing and sales in office, flex and industrial product in southeast Denver, having executed more than 150 transactions totaling more than 3 million square feet valued at $400 million. Before Newmark, he handled special projects at Inverness Properties, including providing competitive market research and generalized marketing strategies.
Woodward graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an emphasis on statistical analysis in research.
McWHINNEY Hires Senior Vice President of Commercial Development
McWHINNEY is pleased to welcome Graham Riley to the commercial development team as senior vice president of commercial development and acquisitions. Graham will utilize his development experience to drive McWHINNEY’s national industrial development and acquisition business as well as the national corporate build-to-suit (BTS) initiative. He will also look for office, retail and mixed-use investment and development opportunities nationwide.
Graham joins McWHINNEY from Real Capital Solutions (RCS) where he served as vice president of commercial acquisitions and development and employing broker for 6.5 years. While at RCS, his teams entered 12 new commercial markets for the company. Prior to joining RCS, Graham had his own development company and was regional director for First Industrial Realty Trust where he led a 26-person office that operated a 5.5 million square foot portfolio. During his tenure at First Industrial, Graham oversaw and executed developments, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, build-to-suits and asset management activities for Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region.
Graham has 23 years of commercial real estate experience and earned his BA Degree in Real Estate and Risk Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a CCIM designation and is a registered investment advisor representative.
Stonebridge Companies Promotes One, Adds Two to Corporate Office
With the opening or acquisition of six hotels in 2017 and the upcoming opening of two hotels in Denver and Seattle in the first half of 2018, hospitality firm Stonebridge Companies continues to expand its corporate office in order to support its business growth. Stonebridge Companies is pleased to announce the three newest additions to its corporate team: David DiFalco, vice president of operations; John Douglas, director of facilities and engineering; and Richard Hamstead, project manager with the corporate design and construction team.
Stonebridge Companies – a Denver-based, privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer – features a portfolio comprised of more than 50 hotels with more than 10,000 guest rooms nationwide.
As vice president of operations, DiFalco oversees seven of the Denver and Manhattan hotels within the hospitality firm’s portfolio. In this role he oversees the properties’ performance and team of general managers, and also supports the firm’s growth strategy for the Denver and New York markets. Previously, DiFalco served as the general manager of Stonebridge’s award-winning Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel. DiFalco holds a strong background within the hospitality industry, previously directing event management for a Marriott International property. He holds a degree in hotel and restaurant management from the University of Delaware.
Douglas joins Stonebridge Companies’ corporate team in his role as director of facilities and engineering, where he is responsible for training and leading the facilities maintenance engineers throughout the company. Prior to joining Stonebridge Companies, he served most recently as the director of engineering and loss prevention for a Marriott International property under The Ritz-Carlton brand in Tucson. Douglas earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Virginia Military Institute.
Joining Stonebridge Companies as project manager within the corporate design and construction team, Hamstead is responsible for supporting all aspects of the hospitality firm’s capital projects including the planning, design, pre-construction, construction, delivery and post-completion follow-up. Throughout his career, Hamstead has been involved in the design and pre-construction of hospitality projects, among other property types. Hamstead earned a degree in architecture from the University of Arizona.