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CBRE’s Mistene Nugent and Kit Brown Named to Leadership Northern Colorado Class of 2019

Mistene Nugent
Kit Brown

CBRE announced this week that two professionals based in its Fort Collins office have been selected to participate in the Leadership Northern Colorado Class of 2019. Mistene Nugent and Kit Brown will join 34 other classmates in the pursuit of identifying, defining and addressing key issues facing Northern Colorado as part of a joint initiative by the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland Chambers of Commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County.

“I’m honored to be part of this great group of business leaders as we learn more about the underlying operations of our region and how we can work together to leverage our joint knowledge and experience to have an impact on the community. We live and work in such an amazing place, it only seems natural to give back and contribute to its success,” said Ms. Nugent, a Vice President with CBRE in Fort Collins who specializes in the sale and leasing of office properties across Northern Colorado.

Prior to joining CBRE in 2018, Ms. Nugent co-owned a commercial relocation and furniture business. She brings more than 28 years of experience working with Northern Colorado companies to the Leadership Northern Colorado program, including her time spent running her own business regionally. Ms. Nugent is also a current board member of the Poudre School District Foundation and is a graduate of Colorado State University.

Kit Brown is an Associate with CBRE in Fort Collins, specializing in industrial, office and investment properties. He has been a commercial real estate agent in Northern Colorado for six years and has participated on over $300 million dollars of real estate sales and leases. Mr. Brown is a member of the Northern Colorado Commercial Association of Realtors® (NCCAR) and is also
a graduate of Colorado State University.

“Leadership Northern Colorado provides a unique way to view the opportunities and challenges our region faces. I’m looking forward to working with other local professionals to identify solutions to better serve our clients and communities,” said Mr. Brown.

The 2019 Leadership Northern Colorado Class includes a diverse mix of professionals with representatives from education, large and small business, not for profit and government. The initiative is a six-month interactive development program focused on regional issues, regionalism and regional leadership skills. The program is designed to educate and motivate leaders who are committed to shaping the future of Northern Colorado.

Zocalo Community Development Announces Two Promotions

Brian Watson
Madeline Grawey

Zocalo Community Development has promoted Madeline Grawey to director of Business & Marketing. In this role, Grawey participates in all pre-development design meetings, helps to define project identity and branding, including collateral and website development and leads property management software implementation. She oversees corporate social media platforms, works closely with public relations partners and assists in analyzing market trends and research.

Brian Watson has also been promoted to senior property accountant. Watson has been a valued team member since joining Zocalo as an accountant in 2017. As Senior Property Accountant, Watson will be working on development draws, assisting with the monthly reporting and cross-training with Zocalo’s senior construction accountant. He will continue to manage all accounts payable for Zocalo and the company’s managed properties as well as assisting in the preparation of monthly construction draws.

GE Johnson Announces New Board Members

Jim Johnson, president and chief executive officer for GE Johnson.

GE Johnson announced the election of four new members to its Board of Directors. The newly elected members are Mike Fordyce, Ryan Heeter, Kasia King, and Nick Siakotos.

“Our four new members bring even more diverse expertise and experience to the board, which will benefit our entire organization,” said GE Johnson President and CEO Jim Johnson.

Mike Fordyce recently retired as president and chief executive officer of Craig Hospital. He is a highly-effective, values-based leader with strategic vision for organizations and the engagement of their employees.

Ryan Heeter is chief operating officer for GE Johnson Construction Company. His construction industry experience includes operations, business development, preconstruction, and strategic planning.

Kasia King is executive director of human resources for GE Johnson. She has a passion for mentoring and coaching leaders to fulfill their potential, along with 20 years of experience in HR leadership roles.

Nick Siakotos is vice president for GE Johnson, focusing on risk management. He has expertise in contract management, commercial insurance and legal matters.

Other members of the Board of Directors are:

  • Jim Johnson, president and chief executive officer for GE Johnson
  • Mark Pendleton, retired president of Kitchell
  • Larry Schmueser, president of Schmueser & Associates
  • George Solich, chief executive officer for FourPoint Energy
  • Peter Speiser, chief financial officer for GE Johnson
  • Rick Stone, president and chief executive officer, Everwest Real Estate Investors

DLR Group Adds Design Staff

DLR Group, a 100 percent employee-owned global integrated design firm, recently added two new professionals to its Denver Studio.

These individuals join the firm ready to champion innovation and collaboration, and deliver on DLR Group’s brand promise to elevate the human experience through design.

Recent New Hires in Denver:

  • Heather Hoye, Business Development
  • Madge Roberts, Administration


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