Movers and Shakers Week Ending 05.11.18
The Weitz Company Promotes Bruce Porter to Executive Vice President
The Weitz Company has promoted Bruce Porter to executive vice president and general manager of its Rocky Mountains business unit in Denver.
Porter has been with Weitz since May 2014, leading business development efforts in the Rocky Mountains region while supporting additional product lines nationally. He has been instrumental in growing The Weitz Company’s market share in the region over the past five years.
“Bruce has earned the opportunity to lead the next phase of our growth in Denver,” said The Weitz Company President and CEO Kevin McClain. “As a 35-year veteran of the Colorado construction market, Bruce’s local relationships are unparalleled, and his personal reputation is in perfect alignment with our company’s core values.”
In his new role, Porter will provide leadership, vision and management within the Rocky Mountains business unit to achieve strategic plan performance, company growth, employee development goals and client satisfaction.
“I’m excited for this new opportunity to help Weitz, our employees and our clients in more ways,” Porter said. “Denver and the mountains region are extremely vibrant construction markets, and I intend to ensure Weitz is a premier option based upon our expertise, quality and reputation.”
RTA Architects Promotes Paul Reu to Principal
RTA Architects, an award-winning Colorado Springs-based architectural and interior design firm, recently announced that Paul Reu has been promoted to principal. Paul joined RTA in 2008 and has over 30 years of experience. As one of the leaders of RTA’s healthcare team his most recent projects include Craig Hospital, the St. Francis Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit/Emergency Department/Operating Room (NICU/ED/OR) Expansion, and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center. His previous experience also spans schools, senior care facilities, commercial offices, retail, multi-family housing, and religious facilities.
“Paul has particular expertise in managing complex projects that require diverse skills and a high standard of communication among the team members.” comments John Hoelscher, RTA healthcare principal. “It is because of his unique abilities that he was chosen to lead RTA’s first Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) project featuring a true multi-party agreement with risk and reward incentives – one of the few in the state of Colorado – at the St. Francis Medical Center for their NICU/ED/OR expansion.”
Reu is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is a 2018-2019 Board Member of AIA Colorado South Chapter. He is also a member of the Colorado Association of Healthcare Engineers and Directors (CAHED) and the Lean Construction Institute (LCI).
Tributary Real Estate Expands Denver Investment and Brokerage Teams
Tributary Real Estate, a fully integrated Denver-based brokerage, development and investment firm, recently welcomed Randy Roberts, Natalie Geer and Grant Oliver to its growing team. Randy Roberts spearheads and manages investor relations and is expanding the firm’s national investment footprint with Tributary’s client-driven investment strategy.
“With Randy’s expertise, we’re able to further scale the amount of capital deployed, grow our portfolio of properties under ownership and management, and continue to provide consistent above market returns to our investors,” said Ryan Arnold, a founding partner of Tributary.
Roberts is a transactional attorney by background and brings more than a decade of experience in business strategy, capital markets, debt and equity financing, and mergers and acquisitions to his role at Tributary. Roberts received a bachelor’s degree from Regis University and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.
As Tributary’s newest associate brokers, Natalie Geer and Grant Oliver bring a combination of business analytics and business development savvy to the well-established brokerage team.
“As we continue to expand our brokerage services, we’re always looking for talent that can help us better serve our clients,” said Andy Cullen, managing broker for Tributary. “Natalie and Grant each bring unique skill sets along with an undeniable drive that is already taking our team to the next level.”
Prior to Tributary, Geer worked as an internal consultant for DaVita, a Fortune 200 company, where she analyzed and addressed companywide inefficiencies through the development and implementation of new initiatives. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of Colorado Boulder, Leeds School of Business.
Before joining the team, Oliver honed his business development skills in the healthcare sector, including serving as the sales director for Fastaff Travel Nursing and as the associate director of quality solutions for Healthgrades, where he worked to provide solutions that helped hospitals operate more efficiently and safely. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.
Kevin Chadwick Joins Hunt Mortgage Group as Managing Director in Denver
Hunt Mortgage Group, a leader in financing commercial real estate throughout the United States, announced today that Kevin Chadwick has joined the firm as managing director. In his new role, Chadwick is responsible for conventional loan production and origination of Hunt Mortgage Group’s full range of debt and equity products for multifamily and other commercial assets in the Rocky Mountain and Western regions of the United States
Industry Veteran Shane Seitz Joins CBRE’S Healthcare Capital Markets in Denver
CBRE announced the addition of Shane Seitz to its Healthcare Capital Markets team as a senior vice president. Based in Denver, Mr. Seitz will join Chris Bodnar and Lee Asher, vice chairmen of the company, to focus on debt and equity structuring for its healthcare and life sciences clients. The addition of Mr. Seitz significantly bolsters CBRE’s capabilities in the thriving healthcare industry.
“The addition of Mr. Seitz demonstrates CBRE’s continued commitment to expanding our talent base and healthcare platform nationally,” said Brian Stoffers, global president of CBRE Capital Markets, Debt and Structured Finance. “Mr. Seitz has a unique background, which will strengthen our position in the healthcare capital markets, allowing us to provide better services and outcomes for our clients.”
Mr. Seitz joins CBRE from Ventas, a leading healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT), which he joined in 2011 as part of the Nationwide Health Properties (NHP) acquisition. With more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience, Mr. Seitz has completed over $10 billion in transactions encompassing all types of healthcare facilities, including medical office, life science, senior housing and hospitals in both the United States and the United Kingdom. His expertise in structuring highly complex debt and equity assignments will enhance CBRE’s market leading capabilities in the healthcare real estate sector.
“Mr. Seitz’s unique skillset, experience and relationships within the industry will be an extraordinary asset to our already strong Healthcare Capital Markets Group,” said Chris Bodnar, vice chairman, CBRE. “He is highly respected among real estate and healthcare industry leaders and is known for his consultative approach with clients.”
Mr. Seitz received his B.B.A. in Real Estate and Urban Development and Marketing from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an M.B.A. from University of Colorado-Denver.