Movers and Shakers Week Ending 02.18.22

McKinstry Strengthens Energy & Technical Services Team with Promotion of Vice Presidents in Mountain Region

Phil Saieg
Brian Hanson

McKinstry, a national construction and energy services firm, has promoted two of its leaders in the Mountain Region to vice president. McKinstry has elevated Brian Hanson and Phil Saieg, as the Energy & Technical Services line of the business adds new teams, new offerings and new geographies in support of the company’s Action for Impact initiative.

Bryan Hanson, vice president, Energy – Mountain Region, joined McKinstry in 2007 as an energy program manager, travelling throughout rural Colorado to kick off the development of multiple energy retrofit projects and helped secure the region’s first competitive project win with Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. Bryan has been at the forefront of hiring, developing and deploying key talent to ensure projects are sold, developed and delivered to achieve client goals. Since 2019, Bryan has served as the regional director for the Rocky Mountain Region, leading all aspects of the growing business.

“We’re looking forward to Bryan creating the next chapter of the Mountain Region,” said Brian Floyd, McKinstry’s vice president and general manager of Energy & Technical Services. “The Mountain Region is a model of excellence for vertical market and horizontal offering diversification while driving best-in-class bottom-line profitability, and Bryan is perfectly suited to grow this business going forward.”

Phil Saieg, vice president, Technical Services – National, joined McKinstry ten years ago as a Technical Services account executive focused on growing the Technical Services business through sales in Colorado. He quickly evolved as a masterful integrated solutions salesperson, selling complicated, highly valued integrated solutions to Mountain Region clients and managing a sales team across the region. In 2017, Phil was promoted to Technical Services regional director and was later promoted to lead all Technical Services business units.

“Phil is a well-regarded leader who is focused on organizational development and health to ensure his people achieve a good work/life balance during significant growth,” Fisher said. “His innovative spirit allows him to turn opportunities and challenges into unique value-added solutions, which has been key in creating entry points into new and existing customers.”


JVA, Inc. Announces New Associates

Kathryn Martinez
J.R. Spung

JVA, Inc. is pleased to announce the following promotions of leaders in our corporate management team.

J.R. Spung has been promoted to associate. J.R. is the regional civil project manager for the Glenwood Springs office and manages all civil projects on Colorado’s western slope. He has worked and lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for the past 15 years and been with JVA since 2018. He has been the designer and project manager of residential, infrastructure, municipal, recreational, subdivision and resort projects. He has extensive project experience on the Western Slope including projects in Aspen, Snowmass, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Vail, Avon, Eagle, Crested Butte and Somerset.

Kathryn Martinez has been promoted to associate. Kathryn has been with JVA since 2017 and is the human resource specialist working in the Boulder office. She has a diverse background in business administration spanning over 30 years. Kathryn oversees HR processes for the firm including recruitment, employee benefits, insurance, and payroll. In her new role, Kathryn will help lead JVA’s Administration department as part of the Corporate Management Team.


Marcia Hocevar Retires from Barker Rinker Seacat

Marcia Hocevar

Barker Rinker Seacat (BRS) Architecture is announcing the retirement of Marcia Hocevar, after a 15-year period as partner and 30-year working relationship with the firm. Marcia has been an instrumental design force at BRS since she partnered as a consultant back in 1991. In her time as interiors partner, she helped build and lead the company’s interior architecture and design branch, developed the BRS logo and branding guidelines, and revamped the company’s mission, vision, and internal values. Addressing Marcia’s departure, Katie Barnes, principal and partner, warmly states, “Everyone at BRS, and the interior design profession as a whole, will miss Marcia’s creativity and her desire to make a difference in the lives which were touched by her design.”

Before joining BRS, Marcia owned and operated her own creative consulting firm focused on branding, signage, and interior design services. Her firm did various projects across Denver and the front range, including Denver Public Library, Colorado History Museum, Denver Art Museum, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and Kaiser Permanente.

In 1991, she was introduced to BRS, being added as a consultant to various projects for interior design, environmental graphics, and signage. It was Russ Seacat, one of BRS’s founding partners, who discovered Marcia and cultivated the firm’s relationship with her. Remembering the decision to bring Marcia on full-time, Russ explains, “As architects, we often find that we became so focused on the problem-solving aspects of design and planning that something was missing, and opportunities lost. With Marcia as a consultant, she added surprise, color, and delight to the solution, and it was decided that her perceptions and personality should become an everyday part of the BRS team and practice.”

Reflecting on her career, Marcia says, “The goals of my career were all about making a difference by building relationships with people and their communities— helping them realize their visions and dreams by actualizing the spirit and energy of who they are into interior environments. I set out to expand design thinking and broaden perspectives about how our interior environments’ physical and emotional aspects influence our perceptions and experiences. My approach to achieving this was to create spaces that welcomed you, drew you in, and invited you back by being joyful, energetic, and memorable places that were reflective of their communities.”


Lynd Acquisition Group to Open Regional Office in Denver

Stephen Hinterkopf

Approximately nine years after first working at The Lynd Group, Stephen Hinterkopf has returned to the real estate company as director of acquisitions and will lead a new regional office located in Denver.

Hinterkopf comes to Lynd from Aimco, a Denver-based REIT, where he worked as a development director responsible for sourcing and managing value-add multifamily assets.  He started his career analyzing industrial deals for a Dallas, Texas-based REIT.  Then, in 2011, he joined Lynd’s Miami office as an associate, getting his first taste of working on multifamily acquisitions.

“I am incredibly fortunate to be reunited with David Lynd and Constantine Scurtis, who taught me the ropes of multifamily investing early in my career,” Hinterkopf said. “Recently, I had taken notice of the significant deal volume they were producing and reached out to see if they needed additional help. As it turns out the company was looking to expand out west and thought I would be a good fit to lead their new Denver office. Lynd’s capital sources and speed of execution are second to none in the industry and I look forward to telling that story,” Hinterkopf said.

Based in Denver for the past six years, Hinterkopf will be responsible for sourcing multifamily deals in Colorado, Arizona, Utah and Idaho. Lynd currently owns and manages a 288-unit garden-style apartment community in Colorado Springs, which has performed exceptionally well since the purchase a little over two years ago and wants to continue to add focus to the western half of the US.

“Stephen is a smart, hard-working professional who had great instincts and very eager to learn when he first worked with us,” said Scurtis, co-CEO of Lynd Acquisition Group, a subsidiary of The Lynd Group. “Since that time, he has grown considerably and is the right person to help us penetrate new markets in a very important region.”

In 2021, Lynd closed more than $800 million worth of acquisition and development deals in the Sunbelt states of Texas and Florida and Illinois.

“Our goal for 2022 is to do over a billion dollars in real estate transactions and to do that, we need more talented boots on the ground,” said A. David Lynd, CEO of The Lynd Group. “Stephen knows our system and is a great fit for our entrepreneurial culture. He will be critical to helping us reach our goals.”


Continuum Partners Promotes Jenny Robinson to CFO and Partner

Jenny Robinson

Continuum Partners, a Denver-based firm known for its award-winning urban, mixed-use developments, announced the promotion of Jenny Robinson to the position of chief financial officer and partner. Robinson has been with Continuum Partners since 2005 and has served as chief investment officer, finance manager, development manager and director of Capital Markets and Asset Management.

As Chief Financial Officer Jenny is a member of the executive leadership team and has overall responsibility for the finances and financial strategy of Continuum Partners and its related entities.



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