Movers and Shakers Week Ending 04.24.20

Howell Construction Welcomes John Walsh, Project Manager

John Walsh

Howell Construction welcomes John Walsh as project manager. John came to Howell from San Diego and brings seven years of hospitality, education, industrial, and general commercial industry experience, including work for Hunter Industries, Hilton, Marriott, and San Marcos School District. John graduated from the University of Denver in 2014 with a business management degree.

“I am honored to be a part of the Howell family. I believe in our core values and enjoy the friendly, outgoing atmosphere. I look forward to growing with the firm for years to come,” said John.

Andy Stewart, vice president of Howell Construction, adds, “We are excited to have John on board. His proven ability as a builder and client-centric approach to project management form a great fit with our culture.”


Clayton Chabannes, P.E. Joins CORE Consultants

Clayton Chabannes

CORE Consultants, Inc. (CORE), a Colorado-based civil engineering, natural resources, land surveying, and development services firm, has hired Clayton Chabannes, P.E. as their new operations manager.

Clayton has more than 15 years of experience in civil engineering and operations management in high-growth environments. He attended Texas A&M University and holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering with a certificate in business. At CORE, Clayton will oversee day-to-day operations and play a critical role in helping the firm to grow, scale, and diversify their business.

“CORE has experienced exponential growth over the past six years and hiring an experienced operations manager was essential for creating stability and efficiency in our business,” said Blake Calvert, president and CEO of CORE Consultants. “We’re excited to have Clayton on board. He exemplifies our culture and values and will be an important player in our growth strategy.”

CORE anticipates continued growth through 2020. Late last year, the firm opened an office in Winter Park and added a development services team. The Colorado start-up has been consistently recognized for its growth and outstanding work environment over the past six years by Inc. Magazine, Zweig Group, The Denver Post, and Denver Business Journal.


Norris Design Promotes Staff in Denver

Norris Design, a national planning, landscape architecture and branding firm, has announced the promotion of Tom Ellenwood, Chris Muir and Jessica Hindman to senior associate and Andrew Lyons to associate in the Denver office.

Tom Ellenwood
Chris Muir

Tom is a landscape designer and land planner with Norris Design since 2014. His work experience throughout the country with an emphasizes parks, trails and open space planning, park design, multi-family residential, master planned communities and urban infill. Tom’s current projects include The Aurora Highlands major infrastructure plans and neighborhood parks, Highland Creek park and initial neighborhoods, Karl’s Farm, Crestmoor Park improvements, Harvard Gulch park improvements, Weir Gulch Trail and Basketball Court Improvements.

Chris is a landscape designer with Norris Design since 2016. He has worked across all markets but has an emphasis on multi-family, mixed-use residential and single-family residential. Chris’s current projects include Erie Nine Mile Corner, Harvest Village, Kime Ranch, Avilla, 4600 S. Kipling, AMLI RiNo and Karl’s Farm.

Jessica Hindman
Andrew Lyons

Jessica joined Norris Design in 2018 and is a member of our financial team that helps manage our operations and financials in the Denver office and firmwide. Jessica’s background is in operations in the development sector in the Front Range.

Andrew joined Norris Design in 2019. He has worked in a variety of markets, including high- density residential communities, commercial and mixed-use designs, multifamily amenity spaces and streetscape designs. His current projects include Baseline East Sheridan, Westminster Block B4 Multifamily, the Downtown Denver Marriott and Solterra Cherry Creek.


Atlas Real Estate Bolsters Community-Oriented Initiatives To Combat COVID-19 Impacts

Erika Ojeda-Louvier

Atlas Real Estate, a full-service real estate company specializing in investment brokerage, property management and institutional acquisition, announced this week the launch of its webinar series every other Friday starting on April 24, and a new resident resource manager role to guide the communities it serves through these unprecedented times.

In an ongoing effort to cultivate strong community, the Atlas team is actively monitoring public health and government agency recommendations, finding resources to support residents, owners and community members. With this goal in mind, Atlas has promoted Erika Ojeda-Louvier to a newly-created role, resident resource manager (RRM).

As RRM, Erika strives to increase understanding and access to resources for community members during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also helps residents identify the benefits they qualify for, apply for those benefits and utilize them as effectively as possible. Erika works diligently to minimize the impact of COVID-19 for industry stakeholders and provide resources and guidance for residents. Together, Erika and the Atlas team have developed a strategic action plan to ensure all community members have access to as many resources as possible.

“As an abundance-minded company, we crafted this role for someone who has the caliber of talent and passion that perfectly aligns with our values-driven culture,” said Tony Julianelle, Atlas CEO. “By lending a virtual helping hand, Erika will guide community members to necessary resources, achieving the highest positive outcomes for the residents we serve.”

Community members can schedule virtual meetings with Erika, who is also fluent in Spanish, to discuss possible resources such as unemployment filings, stimulus packages and local aid. In times of hardship, the Atlas team comes together to create synergies with community partners and residents.

Every other Friday morning, Atlas thought leaders Tony Julianelle and Ryan Boykin will share insights on numerous topics ranging from how to navigate the real estate market amid uncertainty to short and long-term investment strategies. These webinars aim to inform and connect community members without ever having to leave their homes.

The next webinar is scheduled for Friday, April 24 at 9:00am MT. Owners and community members interested in joining the conversation can register here.

“There is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now and the best way to add value is by sharing what we know,” said Ryan Boykin, Atlas co-founder and partner. “We hope our efforts help move the needle toward rebuilding and strengthening the community we love and serve.”


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