Movers and Shakers Week Ending 04.23.21
Madison Commercial Properties Announces Addition of Pete Foster as Senior Commercial Advisor
Madison Commercial Properties announced that Pete Foster has joined the company as senior commercial advisor. Pete has been involved in the Colorado Commercial Real Estate industry for over 16 years. In his role with Madison Commercial Properties, Pete will continue to focus on the development and execution of new commercial real estate sales and leasing assignments with an emphasis on industrial, office, retail and investment properties.
“Madison Commercial Properties has a solid reputation in Denver and they provide some extremely valuable tools that will be very beneficial to my clients. I’m very happy to join this group of true professionals,” stated Pete Foster, senior commercial advisor. “Pete is an established and well-respected veteran in the CRE world so we’re thrilled to have him join the team. I previously worked with Pete for a number of years and am confident that he will be a great addition to the company both personally and professionally,” stated Brandon Gouker, managing partner.
Elizabeth Burks Hired as Catering Sales & Events Manager at Colorado’s Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Avon, Vail Valley has hired Elizabeth Burks to serve as catering sales & events manager.
With more than 14 years of industry experience, Burks joins The Westin Riverfront team from the Four Seasons Resort & Residences Vail. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Burks also previously held conference services positions at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, The St. Regis Atlanta, The Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta, the W Atlanta – Downtown and the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport.
Owned and managed by Colorado’s East West Hospitality, the award-winning Westin Riverfront offers 230 guest residences, each featuring a custom kitchen, five-piece bathroom, gas fireplace and Westin Heavenly Bed. The resort offers more than 7,500 total square feet of banquet and meeting space, including the 4,000-square-foot Riverside Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows highlighting the stunning Beaver Creek Mountain views, plus a beautifully landscaped Wedding Lawn and a 2,000-square-foot outdoor banquet terrace.
GE Johnson Promotes Four to Vice President Positions
GE Johnson announced the promotion of four employees to vice president positions:
- Michael Dennis, vice president – GE Johnson Construction Company
- Scott Robb, vice president/general manager – H.W. Houston Construction
- Scott Miller, vice president – GE Johnson Construction Company
- Michelle Robinette, vice president/general manager – Special Projects
Michael Dennis supports GE Johnson’s growth and performance in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming, as well as advanced technology projects. Dennis has been with GE Johnson for five years and has more than 30 years of experience in the industry focused on project management, with an emphasis in large healthcare projects, commercial office buildings, hospitality, and educational facilities.
Scott Robb is the general manager for H.W. Houston Construction, a GE Johnson partner and business unit based out of Pueblo, Colo. Robb started his career with H.W. Houston in 1996 as CFO and has served as general manager since 2015.
Scott Miller supports operational excellence for Front Range operations as well as Colorado mountain projects in Vail and projects in Laramie, Wyoming. He also supports GE Johnson’s preconstruction department. Miller has worked for GE Johnson for more than 20 years and has extensive experience in healthcare, multi-family, office, hospitality, and education markets.
Michelle Robinette has led GE Johnson Special Projects, GE Johnson’s business unit focused on small to medium-sized construction projects and facility management, for four years. She has provided GE Johnson with her project management and leadership skills for more than a decade.
CEO and President Jim Johnson announced the promotions and remarked, “These individuals have consistently demonstrated our Company values through hard work, performance, and loyalty – I am honored and pleased to have them on our team.”
Alejandro Gonzales Promoted to Taylor Kohrs’ Project Engineer
Taylor Kohrs, a Colorado-based general contractor for nearly 40 years, recently hired Alejandro Gonzales as a project engineer. He previously worked in multiple internship roles with Taylor Kohrs over three years, including as a laborer, estimator and superintendent.
In his role as project engineer with Taylor Kohrs, Gonzales is responsible for coordination between office and field staff to ensure compliance among all jobsite activities and documentation, including submittals, shop drawings, RFI’s, meeting minutes, as-built records, warranties and other project documentation. He also works closely with subcontractors and material suppliers to ensure timely deliveries and continuous workflows.
“We are thrilled to offer Alejandro a fulltime position as project engineer on the Taylor Kohrs team,” said Scott Heasty, vice president of operations, Taylor Kohrs. “He’s worked in various internship roles over the past three years, and has a solid understanding of the preconstruction and construction processes, as well as the Taylor Kohrs’ culture of serving our clients, our communities and our teammates.”
Gonzales earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University.