Movers and Shakers Week Ending 1.31.20

CBRE Promotes Jim Bolt to Vice Chairman

Jim Bolt

CBRE announced the promotion of Jim Bolt to vice chairman, the highest title a sales professional can achieve at the firm. Part of CBRE’s Industrial & Logistics practice in Denver, Mr. Bolt has participated in an industry-leading number of sale and lease transactions.

Notable recent deals include the record-breaking 3.75 million-square-foot sale of the PAULS national industrial portfolio to Clarion Partners in 2018 and last year’s $247.5 million sale of the Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners’ Colorado Industrial Portfolio, which marked the largest industrial portfolio sale ever in Colorado.

“For nearly three decades Jim has played a leading role in Denver’s largest and most impactful industrial transactions—deals that not only shattered records but have helped to position Denver as one of the top-performing industrial markets in the nation. Jim is relentless in advocating on his clients’ behalf, and he is among the most well-respected in our industry,” said Pete Schippits, senior managing director of CBRE’s Mountain States region.

Mr. Bolt is a 19-time winner of NAIOP Colorado’s prestigious Industrial Broker of the Year Award, and the Denver Business Journal has named him a #1 Heavy Hitter 22 times out of the past 26 years. He has also been the top industrial producer across CBRE’s Colorado offices 27 times and has been the top overall producer in Colorado seven times. He is based in CBRE’s Denver Tech Center office.


Norris Design Hires New Staff in Denver & Fort Collins

Gretchen Armijo
Mark Meadows

Norris Design, a national planning, landscape architecture and branding firm, announced the recent hire of Senior Associates Gretchen Armijo and Mark Meadows in the Denver office, and Senior Associates Cara Scohy and Kelley Savage in the Fort Collins office.

Gretchen is an urban planner who has specialized in healthy community design in Colorado over the last decade. Prior to joining Norris Design, Gretchen served as the first Built Environment Administrator for the City of Denver’s Department of Public Health and Environment. She’s also served as an urban planner for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the City of Aurora and Douglas County. Gretchen’s current projects include Boulevard One in Denver; Native – 56th & Tower Road in Denver; and Deer Valley in Elizabeth.

Mark has worked in the landscape industry for 20 years, focusing primarily on the design and implementation of commercial and high-end residential projects. His expertise is in AutoCAD, construction document and construction administration processes, and contract negotiation. Currently, Mark is working on Colliers Hill in Erie; the Google Campus Phase II in Boulder; and The Aurora Highlands in Aurora.

Cara Scohy
Kelley Savage

Cara has 16 years of professional experience in a variety of landscape architecture and planning projects that include urban and streetscape design, retail centers, office buildings, memorial gardens, medical facilities, schools, campuses and private residences. She is a registered landscape architect and a member of the Urban Land Institute. Cara’s current projects include Mountain Brook Subdivision in Longmont; Water Valley Headquarters in\ Windsor; and Topgolf in Thornton.

Kelley is a senior associate in Norris Design’s Fort Collins office and a registered professional landscape architect with 25 years of experience, including parks and recreation, trails and open space, urban design, streetscape and higher education projects. She is experienced in coordinating with public and private organizations and stakeholders including federal, state and local agencies. Kelley is currently working on H25 in Fort Collins; Sundance Central Park in Sundance, Wyoming; and Northwest Crossing in Bozeman, Montana.


Cator, Ruma Announces Promotions

Josh Harwood
Sam Meints

Cator, Ruma & Associates, an engineering consulting firm providing mechanical, electrical, technology, and commissioning services to the architectural and construction industry, announced the promotion of Sam Meints, PE, and Josh Harwood, CCP to associate.

“Both Sam and Josh have been invaluable to our firm’s success. They are dedicated leaders and we are thrilled to add them to our Senior Management team,” said James Lazzeri, PE, president of Cator, Ruma.

Sam Meints, PE, will focus on supporting business development efforts through continued client management and expansion in the healthcare and higher education sectors. Meints joined Cator, Ruma in 2011 as a mechanical engineer. Since then, he has provided innovative design and strong leadership and guidance in his role as a senior mechanical engineer and project manager for numerous complex projects on healthcare and higher education campuses. A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Mechanical Engineering program, Meints’ strong technical background and commitment makes him an excellent resource for Cator, Ruma’s clients.

Josh Harwood, CCP, will continue to lead and develop Cator, Ruma’s Commissioning Department. Harwood joined Cator, Ruma in 2019, and is a 16-year professional who is dedicated to helping owners construct, operate, and maintain efficient systems and facilities. Since Harwood joined Cator, Ruma, his focus has been to build Cator, Ruma’s Commissioning Department and to provide excellent service and expertise to our clients. The combination of Harwood’s  technical proficiency along with his operational experience optimizing existing systems and completing energy service projects gives him a unique perspective on the design and design review process.



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