Movers and Shakers Week Ending 04.30.21
OLC Adds Quinn Stephens as Marketing Coordinator
OLC (Ohlson Lavoie Corporation), an international architecture, interior design and aquatics design firm has added Quinn Stephens to the team as marketing coordinator.
Quinn is a creative marketing and graphic design professional and will be responsible for preparing proposals and qualifications packages, marketing campaigns, social media planning and management, and a variety of marketing duties. She has a creative eye, collaborative energy and attention to detail that easily blends into the markets OLC serve.
Stok Announces New Vice President of Sustainability Consulting
Stok, a provider of sustainability and high-performance building services, announces Devon Bertram as vice president of sustainability consulting. Based in the firm’s Denver office, Bertram is a six-year veteran of Stok and services clients across the country. Her transition replaces Jacob Arlein, who was recently named Stok’s chief executive officer.
“We’re tapping Devon’s deep expertise during a pivotal time in the evolution of real estate,” said Arlein. “As organizations evaluate return-to-office strategies, ESG priorities, and the need for impact at scale, Devon’s background and technical knowledge will help companies understand how their real estate presents a significant opportunity to commit to occupant health and wellbeing, act upon climate goals and strengthen brand value. Stok’s team members and clients will benefit from her leadership and guidance, both assets in bringing the real estate industry forward.”
Equipped with almost 15 years of experience, Bertram advises clients on how to define, develop, implement and manage customized sustainability programs and standards for their building portfolios that authentically align with their corporate brand, values and purpose. Her efforts work to reinforce clients’ broader strategic goals to enhance ESG initiatives, develop corporate carbon strategies, and improve their overall sustainability impact. She specializes in creating tailored action plans and guiding ongoing implementation of these programs at scale.
In her new role, Bertram will oversee Stok’s sustainability consulting services, working alongside the firm’s other team leads to broaden and enhance Stok’s signature ability to meet clients at any point and phase of a project. She will support the growth and development of the firm’s subject-matter experts and new strategic initiatives that strengthen the company’s commitment to high quality, proactive client service.
“The breadth and depth of Stok’s sustainability expertise empowers our clients to establish informed goals and achieve results that address environmental and social needs as well as maximize real estate investments,” said Bertram. “As companies address climate and return-to-office challenges, I’m excited to collaborate with our interdisciplinary subject matter experts to bring impactful and multifaceted solutions to our clients’ ever-evolving needs.”
A recognized leader in her field, Bertram has facilitated over 50 LEED certification projects in the United States and internationally, and she frequently serves as a speaker at industry conferences, including USGBC’s Greenbuild and ILFI’s Health in the Built Environment Summit. Her expertise spans a range of industries and project types, and her list of clients includes Twitter, Delta Dental, Starbucks, Sephora and Subaru.
Outside of Stok, Bertram serves on the Leadership Committee for Women in Corporate Social Responsibility. She is a Fitwel Ambassador and is a LEED AP Operations and Maintenance (O+M) and LEED AP Building Design and Construction (BD+C). She earned her Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies from Middlebury College and her Master of Business Administration in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School.
Jordan Burgess Joins NavPoint Real Estate Group
NavPoint Real Estate Group announced the addition of commercial broker Jordan Burgess to the NavPoint team. Jordan joins NavPoint after spending the last seven years in the golf industry working as a professional at some of the top golf clubs in the country, most recently at top 100 facility Castle Pines Golf Club. During his time in the golf business, Jordan built an outstanding network of professionals in the commercial real estate space which encouraged him to get into brokerage. Jordan is no stranger to providing the highest level of service possible and is excited to utilize his people-first mentality and strong work ethic to help his clients achieve their real estate objectives.
A northern Colorado native, Jordan was born and raised in Greeley. He graduated from the University of Denver with a bachelor’s degree in economics, where he also competed on the NCAA Division I men’s golf team. Being an outdoor enthusiast, he loves to spend his free time fly fishing, hunting, snowboarding, and playing golf.
In discussing joining the NavPoint team Jordan commented, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the team at NavPoint. This group of talented individuals has a proven track record, a great company culture, and a mission focused on putting people first which I am proud to become a part of.”
Alliant National Announces the Hiring of Rayni Scott
Alliant National Title Insurance Company, a unique title insurance underwriter that partners with independent agents to improve their competitive position, announces the hiring of Rayni Scott to the position of underwriting counsel for the Southwest Region and vice president.
Rayni Scott is a highly skilled real estate and title insurance attorney with more than 20 years of experience. She is well-versed in real estate matters, title insurance underwriting and contracts. Rayni is a graduate of University of Mississippi and obtained her J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law.
Rayni’s past experiences will serve her well in her new role with Alliant National, where she will handle underwriting inquiries, draft bulletins, develop educational materials and conduct risk assessments.
“I’m excited to join the Alliant National team, particularly considering its focus on the independent agent!” says Rayni. “I’ve previously worked with many of the Alliant National team members, and I am grateful to be collaborating again with such an outstanding team of title professionals. I look forward to reconnecting with agents I’ve worked with in the past, as well as meeting and forging bonds with new agents.”
“We are so pleased Rayni has joined our team of exceptional underwriters in the Southwest Region,” says Margaret Cook, executive vice president, general counsel and chief legal officer. “She brings a wealth of legal knowledge, industry experience and a spirit of service to the position. Rayni is well-versed in residential, commercial, multi-use and ranch land underwriting. Her depth of knowledge and affable attitude make her a perfect fit for Alliant National.”