Movers and Shakers Week Ending 03.06.20

KTGY Architecture + Planning Names New Shareholder and Director in Denver

Leah Pitts
Nathan Sciarra

KTGY Architecture + Planning, an international award-winning architecture firm, announced this week that Nathan Sciarra, AIA, NCARB has been named a principal and shareholder of the firm and Leah Pitts, LEED AP has been named a director. Both are located in the firm’s Denver office. With six offices in the U.S. and one in India, these promotions and appointments add strength to the firms expanding services and solidify KTGY’s residential expertise.

“The talent at KTGY runs wide and deep and we are so pleased to recognize these individuals for their passion for design excellence, unwavering commitment to communities, clients and this firm, and their drive to continually push for better,” said Tricia Esser, CEO of KTGY. “Their commitment to forward-thinking and providing innovative solutions, technical excellence and superior service have elevated our work and the future of KTGY. We are pleased to recognize these dedicated professionals in this way.” 

As a Principal in KTGY’s Denver office, Sciarra assists with the day-to-day management of the office and leads the design team of multiple multifamily and mixed-use projects from conceptual site planning and product development through construction. He works hand-in-hand with a talented team of planners, designers and project managers in developing successful communities that meet clients’ design, market and financial goals. Sciarra has been in KTGY’s Denver office since its inception in 2006. Previously, he began his career with KTGY in Irvine, California focusing on single-family housing in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sciarra actively attends and has spoken at numerous industry events, written expert articles and has frequently been quoted in industry publications on the latest trends and newest developments in the housing market. He is a licensed architect in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Tennessee, Utah and Washington.

Pitts has 15 years of architectural experience and manages multiple projects throughout all phases from schematic design to construction. She excels at maintaining strong client relationships, including analyzing client needs and developing architectural solutions to address those needs. Pitts joined KTGY in 2011 and most recently held the position of project manager.


Tributary Real Estate Expands Brokerage Team

Mark Floersch

Tributary Real Estate, a fully integrated brokerage, development, lending and investment firm based in Colorado, recently welcomed Senior Broker Mark Floersch to its brokerage team.

“Mark brings a fresh perspective to the Denver market and a strong track record of executing real estate strategies for high-profile clients,” said Andy Cullen, partner and managing broker for Tributary. “His proven success and relationship-centric approach to commercial real estate will help us take our client services to the next level.”

Floersch has more than 14 years of experience in commercial real estate and tenant representation. His ability to translate market intelligence into actionable real estate decisions has earned him the trust and loyalty of an extensive client base.

“Tributary’s relationship-driven approach is transforming the brokerage model in Denver, and I wanted to be a part of that,” said Floersch. “With a team-first mentality, we offer some of the most in-depth market knowledge and experience to serve the growing list of companies expanding their operations in Denver.”

Prior to joining Tributary, Floersch served as a senior associate at CBRE. During his 10 years as a tenant rep in the competitive downtown Chicago market, he focused almost exclusively on the financial sector, primarily fast-growing high-tech trading companies with complex infrastructure needs. Since moving to Denver in 2016, Mark has expanded his client portfolio across all sectors, representing multiple high-profile clients while maintaining his Chicago license and client base.

Mark earned his bachelor’s degree from Miami University.


SVN | Denver Commercial Hires New Advisor

Gabriel Hill

SVN | Denver Commercial, one of Colorado’s top producing real estate investment brokerage firms, is pleased to announce the affiliation of Gabriel Hill as an advisor based in Denver.

“We are fortunate to have a professional like Gabe join our team”, said Brian McCririe, managing director of SVN | Denver Commercial. “Without a doubt, Gabe’s clients will benefit from his deep commercial appraisal experience and marketplace relationships and we look forward to this opportunity to strengthen our reach in the market.”

Gabriel provides advisory services across property types and industry sectors. Prior to joining SVN, Gabriel spent 16 years as a commercial real estate appraiser, earning the prestigious MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute in 2009, and appraising over 1,000 properties, some with valuations in excess of $200 million.


JVA Announces New Principal

Derek Pedersen

JVA, Inc. announced that Derek Pedersen, P.E. has been promoted to structural principal and Boulder structural department manager.

Derek has been with the JVA structural team in Boulder since 2000 and has completed the design of multiple healthcare, education, municipal, and commercial projects throughout the country.

As a technical and corporate leader, Derek will continue JVA’s strong commitment to quality with a focus on BIM and drawing and design standards. Derek’s role in the Corporate Management Team and as an advisor to JVA’s Young Professionals Employee Resource Group demonstrates his dedication to mentoring the next generation and strengthening JVA’s cohesive culture.

JVA is a structural, civil, and environmental consulting engineering firm headquartered in Boulder with offices in Denver, Fort Collins, Winter Park and Glenwood Springs. JVA has a 63-year history as a consulting engineering firm providing services to owners and architects on projects throughout the Rocky Mountain region and nationwide.


Atlas Real Estate Strengthens Team With Strategic Promotions

Brian Bellew
Ryan Denison

Atlas Real Estate, a full-service real estate company specializing in investment brokerage, property management and institutional acquisition, announced the promotions of Ryan Denison and Brian Bellew, two standout team members.

In his new role as Regional Manager, Denison will oversee all property management operations in the Denver Metro market, a role for which he is imminently qualified. Denison was promoted for his exemplary performance as Team Lead, wherein he served as an impactful leader and top property manager. Denison’s steady work ethic has helped him achieve outstanding results. He successfully and consistently fosters strong relationships with owners and residents. As an investment real estate owner himself, Denison has the aptitude and sensitivity to think like an owner in every decision he makes.

“As we enter another exciting stage of growth, we’re thrilled to promote Ryan Denison and Brian Bellew to new leadership positions,” said Tony Julianelle, CEO. “Their skills, experience, commitment to excellence and superb customer relations have bolstered company performance, elevating the brand at every touchpoint.”

Brian Bellew has been a leader across multiple business lines, and with his promotion, is welcomed as the newest member of the Atlas Leadership team. In his expanded role, Bellew will serve as director, Zillow Offers Broker Partner Operations, overseeing all
functions related to representing Zillow through Zillow Offers, from property acquisition through resale. This new role will give Bellew ample opportunities to maximize his leadership acumen and analytical skills.

“The Atlas Leadership team has provided steadfast guidance and support throughout our careers, and with our expanded responsibilities, we’re further empowered to accelerate Atlas’ momentum,” said Bellew. “Speaking for Ryan and myself, we love working alongside our forward-thinking team to bring innovation to the real estate industry.”



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