Movers and Shakers Week Ending 05.13.22

JE Dunn Construction Promotes Charlie Slattery to Project Director

Charlie Slattery

JE Dunn Construction announced the recent promotion of Charlie Slattery to project director. A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Slattery has spent his entire 16-year career with JE Dunn where he has delivered notable projects throughout Colorado in markets including higher education, life sciences, data center, and mixed-use.

Slattery previously served as a senior project manager, most recently on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Anschutz Health Sciences Building (AHSB) located in Aurora, Colorado. The 394,419 SF, 7-story clinical, research and educational building adds to the extensive list of complex builds on Slattery’s resume. Throughout his career, Slattery has displayed consistent leadership and poise on challenging projects lending to continued success in his new role.

As part of JE Dunn’s leadership team, Slattery will continue to heavily impact operational excellence on project sites. Slattery is passionate about developing the next generation of construction leaders and supports a number of training and development programs at JE Dunn including the Project Engineer Peer Group.

A Colorado native, Slattery is active in supporting the community in which he builds, recently volunteering for the Denver Parks and Recreation Association during national volunteer week.


Tony Perdue

Taylor Kohrs Hires Tony Perdue as Senior Project Manager

Taylor Kohrs, a Colorado-based general contractor for nearly 40 years, announced it recently hired Tony Perdue as a senior project manager. Perdue brings more than two decades of construction industry experience, including managing design-build projects, to Taylor Kohrs.

In his role as senior project manager with Taylor Kohrs, Perdue manages projects – including education, multifamily and commercial verticals – from conceptual design through GMP development, final closeout and warranty. He ensures superintendents, project managers and engineers have a clear path to successfully complete their work, and he provides leadership to preconstruction teams to resolve design and constructability challenges and maintain schedules.

“Tony’s wealth of construction industry experience is a huge asset to our Taylor Kohrs team,” said Scott Heasty, vice president of operations, Taylor Kohrs. “He is an accomplished senior-level construction professional and has already hit the ground running on key projects.”

Perdue earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado. He is a certified IBC Class A General Contractor and Commercial B Contractor Supervisor from the City & County of Denver. Perdue is also OSHA 30 certified.


Confluent Development Announces Vice President Promotions, Welcomes New Team Members

H McNeish
Matt Derrick
Cadie Crean
Mia Maestas









Confluent Development, a Denver-based real estate investment and development firm, announced the promotion of H McNeish to vice president of land use entitlements and Matt Derrick to vice president of development at Confluent Senior Living. As the firm evolves, it is investing in the continued growth of its team and welcomes two new hires to support a robust structure for the expansion of its core real estate development platforms.

Drawing upon more than 25 years of land use and real estate development experience and 10 years of leading the land use team at Confluent, H McNeish, vice president of land use entitlements, has skillfully led multi-disciplined project teams to create development plans and gain entitlement approvals for nearly 14 million square feet of office, retail, industrial, mixed-use, multi-family, senior living, and master-planned development in 23 states.

Under McNeish’s leadership, the land use team has successfully entitled nearly every project under the firm’s $2 billion development history, solidifying Confluent’s reputation as a developer that predictably performs in complex land use opportunities. As the landscape surrounding planning approvals rapidly evolve, McNeish’s guidance and vision will inform the company’s future strategies, including the adoption of core solutions and technologies that further enhance and document active community engagement.

Confluent Senior Living continues to expand its footprint on a national scale, investing heavily in its ability to create healthy spaces for seniors and staff. To help usher in the surge of growth for this business division, Matt Derrick, former senior development director, will assume the role of vice president of development at Confluent Senior Living.

Throughout the past six years, Derrick has been instrumental in growing and delivering the Confluent Senior Housing pipeline, ensuring projects receive entitlements and approvals and construction stays on schedule and within budget. In this role, Derrick will work closely with Confluent Senior Living President John Reinsma in the identification, pursuit and acquisition of sites in new and existing markets, nationally, for future development. In addition to his development work, Matt has been elected to the Future Leaders Council with the preeminent senior housing industry organization, The National Investment Center.

As Confluent focuses on specializing in its core asset classes within its core business divisions, it plans to build a well-rounded team structure to execute across custom and complex commercial, mixed-use, retail, senior housing, industrial and office projects. The company welcomes two development directors to support the firm’s overall growth strategy: Cadie Crean and Mia Maestas.

Cadie Crean is a development director leading Confluent’s industrial and office development platforms. Cadie has more than 10 years of institutional real estate experience, most recently at Bow River Capital where she served as vice president in the firm’s real estate group and was responsible for originating, structuring and managing real estate investments within the firm’s portfolios. Her experience at Bow River and prior firms such as EverWest Real Estate Investors and AEW Capital Management included a focus on office, industrial and retail assets in multiple markets across the mountain west and the east coast.

Mia Maestas joins the Confluent Senior Living division as a development director who will work closely with other members of the team to maintain organization and alignment during this growth period. Drawing upon her background in real estate within the healthcare sector, Maestas joins from NexCore Group’s Real Estate Management team, where she most recently served as an Operations Analyst conducting financial reporting and analysis, asset management, and data analysis, including ESG for their Medical Office Building portfolio.

“As we continue to expand our diverse offerings, Confluent is bringing together the best possible team to deliver unmatched real estate solutions,” said Celeste Tanner, president of Confluent Commercial. “Our team is already highly effective in their disciplines, and the addition of Cadie and Mia will further strengthen our ability to provide the best-in-class results at every step in the development process. We are committed to improving our communities at points in the cycle and will continue to invest in the most talented specialists who can capture the needs of the current and projected real estate development market.”


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