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Aimee Love as Essex’s Financial Group’s Newest Partner

Aimee Love

Essex Financial Group announced Aimee Love as its newest partner. This is a transformational move for our company, as we continue to strive to be the best real estate capital markets advisory firm in the Rocky Mountain Region. Aimee’s reputation, work ethic, knowledge and integrity are second to none in our industry, and I am confident that her leadership and skillset will take our platform to new levels.

Aimee is joining Essex with a 16-year career in regional banking. Most recently, Aimee was a regional president at Independent Financial where she ran the Denver commercial real estate team, oversaw ~$1 billion in loan commitments, and consistently produced $250-300 million per year in new loan originations. Aimee has significant experience in structuring debt products across the loan continuum – including term, value-add, reposition and construction loans – and she successfully built, managed, and led a high-performing commercial real estate team at the bank. Aimee is making this career transition to help build a business and provide her clients with more debt options in this ever-changing market.

“Over the years, I have had the privilege to work with amazing clients and offer great bank debt executions to my borrowers. This pivot to Essex allows me to offer a wider range of debt products to my clients, stay close to my borrower relationships, and fulfill an entrepreneurial spirit that has been calling me.” – Aimee Love, partner at Essex Financial Group.

“I have had the opportunity to work with Aimee for many years. She is one of the most skilled debt and capital markets real estate professionals in the Rocky Mountain real estate community. Her combination of ability to bring highly technical capital markets expertise and knowledge to complex transactions, along with her commitment to client needs, will be a real benefit to all of our stakeholders at Essex Financial Group. Congratulations to Aimee, Cooper and the entire team at Essex for continuing to broaden the talent and depth at our firm.” – Jeff Riggs, chairman and founder.

Norris Design Promotes Team Member in Denver

Daniel Jennings

Norris Design, a national people and placemaking firm, has announced the promotion of Daniel Jennings to senior associate in its Denver office. 

After receiving his Master of Urban and Regional Planning in 2018, Daniel joined Norris Design, leveraging his experience across public and private sectors to design spaces that meet the needs of both the client and the end user. His portfolio includes parks and recreation, municipal and retail projects, with focused experience in mixed-use and multifamily housing. Daniel acutely understands the community engagement and strategic planning involved in infill development and urban revitalization and he enjoys being able to positively influence spaces that people call home. His recent residential development work includes Denver 60, Oxenfree CC, AvalonBay Parker and Evergreen Riverpark. 

“Over the past 6 years, Daniel has grown into a commendable leader. He understands the value in building relationships built on transparency and trust, both with Norris Design’s internal team and our client partners. We look forward to Daniel’s continued growth and success as a Senior Associate,” said Mitch Black, Norris Design President. 

For nearly four decades, Norris Design has been dedicated to helping the world grow through the power of placemaking. Partnering with clients around the globe, we are transforming the way people live, work and play. With offices in Austin, Dallas, Denver, Flagstaff, Fort Collins, Frisco, Phoenix, Tucson and Tulsa, our individual passions fuel a collective vision, resulting in purposeful placemaking that leaves a lasting impression. Our integrated approach brings individual disciplines together to design places that get built. We believe in the power of place and the ability our environments have to inspire us all. Every day, we set out to change the world for the better through thoughtful placemaking. We create communities that move people to create lasting memories. We shape the public realm, activating the imagination — then, we bring places to life with unique identities that live and breathe.

Pinkard Construction Hires Tom Deir as Senior Preconstruction Manager

Tom Deir 

Pinkard Construction is proud to announce the hiring of Tom Deir as senior preconstruction manager. Tom comes to Pinkard following a stellar estimating, purchasing, and preconstruction career in Canada, California, Utah, Georgia, Texas, and Colorado. He most recently was estimating and purchasing manager for a large Denver-area building-industry company.

Tom’s project experience includes industrial, mixed-use, high-rise, healthcare, multi-family including student housing, affordable, and hospitality, and includes a heavy emphasis on renovations and rehabilitation. Tom’s projects have ranged in value from $2 million to $250 million.

Tom has more than 20 years of experience. He studied civil engineering at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario.

Director of Preconstruction Leighton Neff: “Tom was hands down the most qualified candidate on paper, but equally important, Tom impressed both our operations and preconstruction teams with his communication skills. Because Tom will be working very closely with our operations personnel, it is very important that they feel very comfortable working with him. We are all very excited having Tom on our team.”

As senior preconstruction manager, Tom will be responsible for managing owner/design team relations during design and guiding preconstruction efforts from the time of award through the construction administration phase.

Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation Expands in Denver with the Hiring of a New Senior Director of Capital Markets

Rob Cronenberg

Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation (MMCC), a leading provider of commercial real estate capital markets financing solutions, announced the hiring of Rob Cronenberg in its Denver office.

Mr. Cronenberg joins MMCC from Cushman & Wakefield with nearly ten years of commercial real estate experience and will focus on an array of property types including multifamily, hospitality, retail, industrial and self-storage. He maintains relationships with local, regional, and national funding sources, including commercial banks, life insurance companies, CMBS lenders, debt fund and agency lenders. 

In his new role, Mr. Cronenberg will report to John Manning, head of production for MMCC’s western region. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Rob to our growing team and are confident he will make an immediate contribution to our expanding organization,” said Manning. “His creative financing solutions and strong relationships with a wide variety of lenders will help ensure our clients are always getting the most competitive terms available in the market.”

Mr. Cronenberg earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Denver.

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