Movers and Shakers Week of 10.02.17
Confluent Development Announces Dean Barber to Lead Development Management
Confluent Development is pleased to announce the addition of Dean Barber to the firm’s executive team as leader of development management. A Denver-based firm, Confluent Development owns and develops ground-up commercial real estate throughout the United States.
In this role, Barber will lead the overall execution of all Confluent Development projects. The firm’s six-person executive team is responsible for setting the strategic vision, long-term growth plans and developing the culture of the organization. With Confluent Development making a respected name for the level of complexity in the projects it develops, Barber’s role focuses on the firm’s development management, critical to the firm’s continued growth. Barber will continue to scale the organization locally and nationally with best-in-class processes, ensuring the firm remains industry-leading in its process to execution.
With more than 28 years of development experience, Barber’s capability spans product types including build-to-suit, multi-tenant office, medical office buildings and surgery centers, hospitals, retail campuses, hospitality, multi-family and light industrial business parks as well as large mixed-use land developments.
Previously, Barber served as senior vice president of development management for McWhinney, overseeing the execution of the firm’s commercial, hospitality and multi-family developments since 2002. During his time with McWhinney, he developed more than 35 projects, totaling more than 3.25 million-square-feet of commercial space with notable projects including the revitalization of historic Denver Union Station into the Crawford Hotel and the redevelopment of historic Dairy Block into a mixed-use office, retail and hospitality development, in Lower Downtown Denver.
He earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and completed coursework in the Master of Science in construction management program from Colorado State University. He is also an active participant in the professional community through membership in NAIOP and previously served on the board of Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation.
“With the addition of Dean Barber to our firm, it’s my belief that we have the strongest team in the market to produce the highest quality product,” said Marshall Burton, president and CEO of Confluent Development. “We are thrilled to have Dean join, rounding out the level of experience and talent within our leadership while continuing to promote our firm’s culture and reputation within the industry. I am certain we have the team in place to further heighten Confluent Development’s nationwide growth and standing in the industry.”
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Adds Tim Barr as Director of Business Development
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., the oldest privately held national construction company in America, is pleased to announce Tim Barr has joined the company’s Denver office as director of business development.
“Tim is a Colorado native and 20-year veteran of the architecture and construction industries,” said Kevin Williams, senior vice president of McCarthy’s Colorado operations. “Tim will work with our Colorado team to continue growing our client base along the Front Range. We will specifically leverage his experience in K-12 and higher education, as well as his relationships with developers in this rapidly growing market.”
Focusing on the integration of design and construction, Tim has assisted in delivering over $600M in built projects over his career. Tim was the 2016 SMPS Colorado “Business Developer of the Year” award winner, was honored by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine in the annual “40 Under 40” honor roll in 2007, and has spoken at many professional events and conferences.
Colorado Office Promotes Shad Cloeter to Rocky Mountain Project Executive
The Colorado office of The Weitz Company announced the promotion of Shad Cloeter to project executive. Shad will be responsible for overseeing all operations in the Rocky Mountain region. He is coach and mentor to the Operations team. Specific responsibilities include project oversight, staffing and support, contract negotiations, coordination of preconstruction services, strategic project planning, safety, and insuring complete client satisfaction. He works closely with the project teams and leads our project management services and efforts.
Shad brings 17 years of construction management experience with Weitz to the position. He has also been on the forefront of our critical operations initiatives within the company including Lean Construction, analysis and adoption of the Procore project management system and the implementation and training of ASTA scheduling software.
Shad received his Bachelors of Science degree in Construction Management from the University of Nebraska in 2000 and his LEED AP accreditation in 2009.
Founded in 1855, The Weitz Company is a national general contractor, design-builder and construction manager that serves all 50 U.S. states.
Consilium Design names Kim Ketchel as Director of Business Development
Consilium Design is proud to announce the hiring of Kim Ketchel as their new Director of Business Development. Kim brings a breadth of talent in all aspects of business development, marketing and client relationship management to the team.
Kim has 20 years of experience in a variety of industries including real estate, media, education and digital advertising, and holds a B.S. in Journalism from University of Colorado, Boulder. She has served in various executive roles including nearly 10 years as Vice President of Marketing at the former Jones Media Group, and most recently as Director of Client Services at the Colorado Real Estate Journal.
“Kim is a business development and marketing expert and a true professional! We are excited at the experience she brings, she has great ideas and high energy, and will take our development efforts to a new level.” said Craig Karn, Owner of Consilium Design.