Movers and Shakers Week Ending 02.21.20

Matt Smith Starts a New Brokerage Premises Commercial Real Estate LLC

Matt Smith

After leading Vector Property Services for the past 25 years, veteran office leasing broker Matt Smith has started his own brokerage, Premises Commercial Real Estate.

“I have always considered a customized and dedicated approach to each clients’ specific requirements, a key determinate to my past successes. This opportunity affords me the flexibility to expand on my service-centric model. Many of my existing clients have already agreed to continue with my leasing services under Premises Commercial. Some of the Landlords I am incredibly grateful to represent include Principal Real Estate Investors, Novell Coworking, Northstar Commercial Partners, Crestline Office Center Associates, FirstBank, and Koelbel & Company. I am even more motivated to keep their buildings full. Likewise, I appreciate my Tenant Rep clients that I will continue to serve, helping them find the best space for their current and future needs. I expect to add broker teammates in the coming months to further enhance our capabilities to serve our clients.”

“I encouraged Matt to take this next step in his career. When we hired him to lease a building in southeast Suburban Denver that hadn’t performed well, he jumped in with new ideas and executed a successful lease up. I am sure he will have similar success with his new company,” said Kevin Anderegg, managing director of Principal Real Estate Investors.

Premises Commercial Real Estate will specialize in leasing office space in Denver. Matt Smith has been involved with leasing over 9.6 million square feet of office space and has been awarded the Denver Metro Commercial Association of Realtors and Denver Business Journals Heavy Hitters Top Small Shop Broker three times.


CBRE Welcomes New Retail Specialists in Aspen and Boulder

Bryan Semel
Molly Bayer

CBRE has expanded its Retail Advisory & Transaction Services in Colorado with the addition of two new hires: Bryan Semel, based in Aspen, and Molly Bayer, based in Boulder.

“The addition of Bryan in Aspen and Molly in Boulder reinforces CBRE’s retail expertise in two of the top retail markets in the state. Retail is a sector in constant change, and the combination of on-the-ground local insight and world-class resources is what gives CBRE clients a competitive advantage,” said Pete Schippits, senior managing director of CBRE’s Mountain States.

Bryan Semel joins CBRE as a vice president, focused on advising retail clients in leasing and disposition services throughout the I-70 mountain corridor, from Vail to Grand Junction. Based in the Aspen/Snowmass area, Mr. Semel leverages his thorough knowledge of the mountain resort sector while assisting clients with market projections, property analysis and lease/purchase negotiations. He most recently spent five years at Compass, where he led and grew the commercial division.

Molly Bayer joins CBRE as a senior associate, representing both tenants and landlords of retail properties from Boulder to Denver and surrounding areas. Ms. Bayer has been active in the commercial real estate industry for over five years, working with local and national clients throughout Colorado. Her experience involves a range of projects including small shopping centers, grocery-anchored centers, new multi-tenant buildings, regional retail developments and urban retail.


Kevin Bolltz Named National Director of Engineering

Kevin Boltz

Transwestern Commercial Services (TCS) announced Kevin Boltz has been appointed national director of engineering, Asset Services. In his newly expanded role, Boltz will provide technical direction and building engineering support across the firm’s 211 million-square-foot managed portfolio.

“Transwestern’s commitment to real estate innovation and focus on building efficiencies motivates our property management teams to perform at the highest level,” said Boltz. “As we grow our portfolio nationwide, I am excited to contribute my industry experience and advance our platform through new technologies, enhanced training and rewarding partnerships.”

Boltz joined Transwestern in 2018 to oversee building engineering for the firm’s Denver portfolio. With more than 16 years of experience, he previously served as manager of facilities and engineering with Gates Corp., where he directed the operations for regional facilities located in Colorado, Texas, Kansas, Washington and Mexico. Additionally, Boltz worked with the Denver International Airport as HVAC Supervisor, managing 37 engineers and 115 buildings.

Boltz earned a degree in construction management and a black belt in Lean Six Sigma. A LEED-certified professional, he holds Journeyman licenses for Heating and Ventilation Supervisor A, Operator and Universal CFC.

“Transwestern is dedicated to providing best-in-class building operations, and Kevin will help ensure our engineering teams have the resources, tools and training they need to continue that level of service on behalf of all our owner clients,” said Katie Sakach, managing director of Asset Services.


Kumar & Associates, Inc. Announces Employees on the Move

Carey Jones
Ryan Kumar

Kumar & Associates, Inc. (K+A) announced Carey Jones, senior associate, PMP, as the new branch manager for the K+A Parker Office, following the retirements of Dick and Virginia Hepworth. Carey has more than 30 years of experience in the industry, with over 16 years of experience in K+A’s Denver Office as a construction services project manager. Carey will continue managing current and future projects in the Denver Metro Area and along the Front Range, with a focus on the Southern and Southeastern metro areas and maintaining the strong relationships with our Parker office clients.

K+A also recognized Ryan Kumar, senior associate, P.E., for receiving his Professional Engineer License for the State of Colorado. Ryan has been with K+A for over 20 years, working up through field exploration and laboratory testing to his current position as Project Engineer in K+A’s Denver Office. For the past eight years, Ryan has been delivering high-level geotechnical engineering consulting services to our clients on a wide variety of projects. In his new role, Ryan will lead and manage projects, help mentor and train our Staff and Field Engineers, and continue providing quality geotechnical engineering services to our clients.

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