Movers and Shakers Week Ending 02.11.22

Gensler Promotes Six Individuals in its Denver Office

Nicole Cassedy
Sarah Marvez

Sarah Marvez, LEED AP, BD+C was promoted to senior associate.

Marvez is an architect with 17 years of experience applying innovative technical design solutions to complex projects. She is committed to her community and profession and has co-led Gensler Denver’s Committee for Diversity Equity and Inclusion, served as an AIA Colorado Mentor at CU Denver, supporting the career advancement of young women in the profession. She is an alumnus of the Downtown Denver Partnership leadership program and is a member of the Urban Land Institute. Sarah is passionate about building repositioning, bringing a new sense of purpose and value to underperforming buildings. She is also a champion of sustainability, aiming to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment, creating a positive impact in our communities.

Ryan Coryell
Randall Hatley

Nicole Cassedy, Ryan Coryell, Randall Hatley, Lauren Hucek, LEED AP, and Lindsey Salazar, IIDA, NCIDQ were promoted to associates.

Cassedy is an interior designer and design manager with over 15 years of experience with a focus on managing work for corporate interiors, including landlord services, professional and financial service firms. As a natural leader and collaborator, she thoughtfully develops effective design solutions for her client’s needs. She is a sought-after mentor and coach to her peers.

Coryell has been with Gensler for seven years. As a senior security engineer for Gensler’s CoCEO Hub, he focuses on security technology and systems architecture that enable Gensler’s business to thrive as well as enhance security solutions that include our evolving cloud environments. Ryan’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Information Technology, combined with six years’ law enforcement experience brings a valuable mix of social and technological understanding regarding information security threats facing Gensler.

Hatley, a registered architect with nine years at Gensler, has delivered quality design and built work from large, complex projects to smaller, more intimate scales. His experience also spans multiple project types from commercial office, retail, aviation, and critical facilities making him a sought-after asset on project teams. His attention to detail and knowledge from a wide range of design disciplines allows him to deliver innovative projects to his clients and for the end-users.

Lindsey Salazar
Lauren Hucek

Hucek is an interior designer who considers her client’s business drivers to create impactful integrated environments. She creates spaces that are rooted in purpose and tell a story that reflects the people, place, and history which make that space unique. Hucek can see big-picture design concepts through to focused construction solutions. Her attention to detail, efficient work style and regard for achieving the client’s goals contribute to the high standard of service that she brings to every project.

Salazar, an interior designer, is a creative thinker that specializes in driving engagement between people, culture, and environments. As a past President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of IIDA, Lindsey spent her time on the board leading local efforts that advocated for professional advancement in education, legislation, and outreach in communities across Colorado. Lindsey is a part of Gensler’s Community Impact team and volunteers her time as a mentor and counselor with Girls, Inc. of Metro Denver where she helps promote healthy lifestyles, academic success, and leadership and life skills among K-12 student groups.


RATIO Design’s Denver Studio Announces New Education Design Leader

Song Koeppe

RATIO Design announced the appointment of new leadership for Denver’s K12 and Higher Education market sectors: Jennifer Song Koeppe, AIA, A4LE, has stepped into the role.

The addition comes at a time of growth for RATIO’s Denver studio, which has been expanding into new markets, including workplace, mixed-use and residential, and hospitality. Its strong legacy in community, multi-family housing, public library, and preservation work–studio was known as Humphries Poli Architects until a merger with RATIO Design in 2019–ensures clients across every market sector benefit from our holistic design approach.

“I look forward to building off the Denver studio’s nearly 30-year legacy and using my network to bring better design and more accessible education opportunities to the people of Colorado. I aim to reconcile the idea that high design doesn’t have to come with an equally high cost. And that all parts of the building can and should be designed,” says Jennifer Song Koeppe, AIA, A4LE.

Song Koeppe previously worked as the director of Planning, Design & Construction at Denver Public Schools, where she worked on capital projects approved in the 2016 and 2020 General Obligation bonds. Her expertise is vast, but she has spent the last decade refining an unparalleled specialty in programming, capacity studies, educational planning and the design advisory group process.

She is a Denver native and received a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado. She joins RATIO’s team as an Associate Principal / Architecture. Song Koeppe will help project teams and clients overcome the unique challenges they are currently facing, including rising construction costs, supply chain issues, outdated facilities needing updates to meet code, and evolving expectations and needs from the community. “I want to help every client tell their story, build consensus, and find a solution that goes beyond their expectations to anticipate future needs,” says Song Koeppe.

For RATIO Design’s clients, this leadership addition indicates our commitment to education and the health and wellbeing of Denver and the Mountain Region. It will not only improve the management and quality of project delivery but bring highly-specialized expertise that’s firmly rooted in the Denver landscape and school system already.


United Properties Promotes Jamie Pollock to Senior Vice President and National Director of Retail Development

Jamie Pollock

United Properties announced the appointment of Jamie Pollock to senior vice president and national director for retail development. In his new role, Pollock’s responsibilities will be expanded to include leading the company’s retail development and investment initiatives and leading the retail development team to identify, develop and manage retail real estate projects from inception through completion, stabilization, or sale. Based in United Properties’ Denver office, Pollock will also continue to oversee Denver office operations, leading and implementing corporate initiatives.

“I am pleased to announce the well-deserved promotion of Jamie, who has played a key role in developing our commercial real estate business and building relationships locally,” said Bill Katter, president of United Properties. “Jamie is a strong leader who brings expertise, experience and passion to his work, with an incredible talent for connecting with people. I look forward to reaching new levels of success and growth with his increased involvement.”

Pollock has been with United Properties for nearly 15 years, starting in 2007 as a retail development manager. Most recently, Pollock has held leadership roles in asset management. Some of his latest accomplishments include oversight of the successful closings of roughly $250 million in transactions that include the sales of Enterprise Business Center Building Six – Breakthru Beverage, Inova II, Tower Business Center, Barlow Plaza and Lyndale Green shopping center.


Michael McDade Joins Kairoi Residential as Resident Experience Coordinator

Michael McDade

Kairoi Residential, a premier, vertically integrated, multifamily investment, development and property management company, is pleased to announce that Michael McDade has joined the company as resident experience coordinator at The Confluence apartment building. In this role, Michael is responsible for delivering high-class customer service and enhancing all aspects of the residents experience.

“Michael is a tremendous addition to our team and will provide our residents who reside at The Confluence with the ultimate living experience," said Elizabeth Meyers, director of client services for Kairoi. “Kairoi strives to provide all of our residents with a team of individuals who are leaders in the industry and respected by their peers and Michael fully embodies those characteristics. Our residents at The Confluence are going to be working with a true star."

Michael has approximately five years of experience in the multifamily industry, highlighted by his skills in leasing and development, creativity, problem-solving and customer service.

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