Movers and Shakers Week Ending 04.15.22
Task PM Strengthens Practice with Respected Industry Leader Hire
Task Project Management, a leader in project management services, recently welcomed Audra Johnson to its team. Audra Johnson joins the practice as a senior project manager, providing planning and constructing real estate solutions for the firm’s clients.
With more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry, Johnson leverages her background in architecture and construction to provide clients with a comprehensive approach to project management, including establishing success criteria for each client, assembling full scope teams, and developing strategies for successful execution.
“Audra’s expertise in managing projects is matched by her ability to build client relationships that last,” said Heather Leslie, founder and partner at Task PM. “We are grateful for her skills and talents to help bolster our offerings as a team and better serve our clients across the region.”
Audra Johnson delivers a wealth of knowledge to each of her respective clients. Emerging from the world of architecture, she has spent the bulk of her career in the project management and owner representation fields. Her duties and success revolve around organizing, communicating and advocating for client interests.
In her previous role with CBRE, Johnson served as an owner’s representative, managing design and construction scope for a variety of clients and project types. Periodically inheriting broken projects during her career, Audra implements strategic controls around scope, schedule and budget to recover troubled projects. Her experience and background allow her to provide proactive service to her clients and demonstrate expert-level decision-making in the execution of projects.
Johnson is a PMP-Certified professional, who earned a Project Management Certification from Northwestern University, after receiving a Master of Architecture from North Carolina at Charlotte.
Hyder Construction Announces New Director of Finance
Hyder Construction announced a new Director of Finance, Brian Archibald.
Archibald has a degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is a CPA. He started his career in public accounting working for PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers). During his 10 years at PwC, he worked in St. Louis, Fayetteville, and Denver offices serving clients across various industries, with an emphasis on large public filers such as Tyson Foods and Vail Resorts. He spent three years with Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a global organization that develops, constructs, and manages industrial-scale wind farms, solar farms, transmission lines, and battery storage. Prior to joining Hyder, he was the Corporate Controller for Evercommerce, a public company headquartered in Denver.
His long-term vision for the finance and administrative teams is to position Hyder for prolonged growth and to ensure an environment that continues to attract passionate talent to Hyder and the construction industry. He is a proven team leader with strong finance, analytical, and communication skills.
Founded in 1946, Hyder Construction is a mid-sized, Denver-based general contractor focused on the Front Range and resort areas of Colorado.
Brinkman Real Estate Welcomes New COO to Support Intermountain West Growth
Brinkman Real Estate’s continued focus on acquisitions in high-growth markets throughout the Intermountain West region has proven successful over the past year. The company closed last week on its eighth deal in as many months, topping $220 million in volume since last fall. With the continued strength of real estate in its target markets, Brinkman Real Estate expects this trend to continue.
To support the continued influx of transaction activity, Brinkman Real Estate welcomed Dan Metzger as chief operating officer to lead portfolio strategy and performance. His role will include oversight of the investor relations, operations and asset management functions of the company.
Metzger has been an active participant in the institutional real estate community since 1998. Before joining Brinkman, he was chief operating officer at Brue Baukol Capital Partners (BBCP), a Denver-based investment and development firm. Among his responsibilities were leading BBCP’s investments team to the successful execution of the firm’s real estate projects and ensuring timely and accurate communication to its investors. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Asset Management at Dividend Capital Diversified Property Fund, a Denver-based REIT and he has also held positions with Lowe Enterprises (Denver), NorthMarq Capital (Denver) and Ryan Companies (Minneapolis).
“We’re thrilled to have Dan join our executive team,” remarked Kevin Brinkman, co-founder & CEO of Brinkman Real Estate. “He’s a leader in the industry and the perfect addition to help us scale our operations along with our portfolio.”
The Opus Group® Appoints Randy Danielson Senior Director, Real Estate Development
The Opus Group® (Opus) has appointed Randy Danielson as senior director, real estate development for Opus Development Company, L.L.C. In his new role, Danielson will be responsible for advancing new development opportunities in the markets served by Opus’ Denver office.
“I am excited to have Randy join Opus in Denver,” said Larry Pobuda, executive vice president and general manager, Opus Development Company, L.L.C. “I had the privilege of working with Randy for five years earlier in my career. He is a willing team player and a consummate servant leader. I am confident he will help Opus advance our projects through his extensive base of experience in all project types and the breadth of his prior roles.”
“I could not be more pleased to be joining an organization that has a tremendous reputation, is all about the team approach, while focusing on core values,” said Danielson. “I also appreciate that Opus has great resources and support for bringing projects to completion through their integrated delivery platform.”
Danielson has worked for more than 35 years in development, facilities management, construction, and operational roles in his tenure in commercial real estate. He was most recently director of property and facilities for the SMSC Gaming Enterprise, owners of Little Six Casino and Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, the largest casino and entertainment complex in Minnesota. Previously, he was vice president of construction for Life Time Construction and president of retail construction for Tri-North Builders. He also has held leadership roles for regional developers, builders and property management companies.
Denver Housing Authority Hires Erin Clark as New Chief Real Estate Investment Officer
Denver Housing Authority (DHA) has hired Erin Clark as the chief real estate investment officer. Clark brings with her more than 15 years of experience and joins DHA from her most recent position as vice president of master site development with Urban Land Conservancy (ULC) based in Denver. Clark officially starts on April 18, 2022.
“We look forward to having Erin join our team and believe she will be a great asset and leader for Denver Housing Authority,” said David Nisivoccia, executive director of DHA. “Erin’s past experience with ULC and the City of Pasadena, among her other roles and accomplishments, make her the ideal fit for this important position at DHA.”
As the chief real estate investment officer, Clark will provide leadership and strategic direction to the real estate division, including overseeing policies, procedures and investment decisions for real estate development, acquisitions, dispositions, financing, marketing and partnership activities for DHA. She will also establish and maintain relationships with government agencies, community stakeholders, residents, vendors, financial partners, and various associations for the execution of DHA’s real estate investment strategic goals among other key responsibilities.
Prior to her time at ULC, Clark worked for two local law firms and served in city government in the planning and development department for the City of Pasadena, California.
Clark currently serves on the Colorado State Land Board as commissioner at large as a gubernatorial appointee and serves on the Denver Planning Board as vice chair as a mayoral appointee, to name a few. Clark is a thought leader in the industry, having served on multiple panels at various events. She also earned a Trailblazer Award from the Denver Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), and was an Eagle Award nominee from Housing Colorado.
Clark holds her Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin, a Master of Planning from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.