Movers and Shakers Week Ending 03.27.20
Aaron Hunt Launches New Architecture Firm
Outpost Architects is a new, full-service modern design practice founded by Aaron Hunt who spent the past few years intentionally transitioning into the second half of his career. In his own words, “I read a lot of books, filled my sketchbooks, and did a lot of soul-searching in an effort to discover what the second half of my life was supposed to be about. Although Outpost isn’t my highest priority, it has emerged with a vision that I am compelled to vigorously pursue.”
So, what is Aaron’s vision? To help people thrive by driving a set of values that he collectively calls C.R.A.F.T. – excellence in Communication, Relationships, Architecture, Finances, and Team. But, don’t be fooled by the firm’s location in Evergreen, Colorado. Aaron is building a regional practice with urban sensibilities based on 20+ years of experience collaborating with developers, private institutions, and ultra-high net-worth individuals in New York, San Francisco, Austin, and Denver.
Aaron is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Architecture, and as the Chief Vision Officer for Outpost Architects, he directs all aspects of the firm’s culture and activities toward the development of people and partnerships that are aligned with the firms’ vision.
Anderson Hallas Architects Announces Staff Promotion
Anderson Hallas Architects has promoted Logan Bond, associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C, to job captain with the firm!
Logan joined the Anderson Hallas team in 2017 and has a Master’s in Architecture from the University of Colorado, Denver and a B.A. in Historic Preservation and Community Planning from the College of Charleston.
With a passion for historic structures, Logan enjoys designing within the constraints of historic buildings and finds the need for innovative solutions distinctively engaging. In his new role, Logan is looking forward to the opportunity to work more collaboratively in the design process and with project stakeholders. Some of his projects with Anderson Hallas include the rehabilitation of historic cabins and the lodge in the Big Spring Historic District of Ozark National Park and work at the Colorado State Capitol Complex.
Jessica Uresti joins Kairoi Residential
Kairoi Residential — a premier, vertically integrated, multifamily investment, development and property management company — welcomes Jessica Uresti to the company’s human resources team as its new recruiter. She will be responsible for helping the company to fill open job positions in a timely manner via her recruiting efforts.
Prior to joining Kairoi, Jessica worked for Global Recruiters Network where she was an executive recruiter. Prior to the, she worked at Cortlan, another multifamily industry company, where she was a leasing professional, a peer coach and a traveling recruiter.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome Jessica to the Kairoi team and continue to provide our residents living at our Denver and Texas properties with exceptional service from a team of outstanding and dedicated professionals,” said Sam Kasparek, managing partner of Kairoi. “Our company is committed to empowering and inspiring talented people to realize career opportunities by creating exceptional living experiences at our communities. Our residents are provided with genuine care and inspired living spaces that deliver a lifestyle that makes living in a Kairoi community remarkable.”
OLC Announces Promotions
OLC (Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative) announced this week that Michael St. John, AIA, LEED AP BD+C and Jodi Ross have been promoted to associate principal.
Michael has eight years of experience and is a project architect in the OLC Orlando office. He obtained his Master of Architecture from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Some of Michael’s recent projects include the Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center, the Lake Nona Center for Integrated Well Being and Hancock Gateway Park South Wellness Center and Medical Office Complex.
“Mike is an excellent addition to the team. He is talented, dedicated, and thorough with limitless possibilities and a bright future at OLC” – Maged Elsheikh, senior principal, OLC.
Jodi has been involved in the AEC industry since 2000 and has been with OLC for four years, serving as the director of marketing. She graduated from the Metropolitan State College of Denver with a B.A. in English in 2015. She is a current member of SMPS.
“Jodi is extremely talented. Combined with her work ethic and enthusiastic personality, she will continue to take our marketing and business development to new heights” – Robert McDonald, CEO, OLC.
Steven D. Weinstock Named National Director of Marcus & Millichap’s Self Storage Division
Marcus & Millichap announced that Steven D. Weinstock has been named national director of the firm’s Self Storage Division. The division provides commercial real estate investors and owners in-depth market knowledge, asset-specific expertise and transaction services for self-storage properties throughout North America. Weinstock is a first vice president and national director of the firm’s Land Group Division, and regional manager of Marcus & Millichap’s Chicago Oak Brook office. He will maintain these positions with his new appointment.
“Even amid market disruption due to the COVID-19, self-storage is a mainstream investment category that a broad array of investors are interested in,” said Richard Matricaria, executive vice president, Marcus & Millichap. “Steven is well suited to lead this dynamic division given both his experience through multiple real estate cycles as well as within the self-storage sector.”
“This is an exciting time for the self-storage industry as millennials have integrated offsite storage into their lifestyles, bolstering space demand and sparking innovation,” said Weinstock. “Our team of investment professionals handle every type of storage asset throughout the U.S. and Canada and understands the various needs of investors across the spectrum. I am looking forward to leading the firm’s growth in this sector and further extending our services to clients throughout North America.”