Movers and Shakers Week Ending 05.14.21
JLL Capital Markets Adds Debt Industry Veteran Tony Nargi to its Denver office
JLL Capital Markets has added Tony Nargi as a managing director within its multi-housing debt and equity placement team in Denver. Nargi has 15 years of real estate experience and a strong background in originating and managing multi-housing real estate debt and equity transactions.
In his role, Nargi will be responsible for originating and executing multi-housing financing for JLL’s clients and will report directly to JLL Capital Markets’ Eric Tupler, senior managing director and co-office head of the Denver and Salt Lake City offices.
“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen increasing demand for various multi-housing properties and expect the needs of our investor partners and clients to grow,” says Tupler. “With Tony’s strong background in executing financing deals and being recognized as a top producer, we’re confident that he will be a strong asset to our growing multi-housing team.”
Prior to joining JLL, Nargi served as senior vice president and regional production manager for KeyBank Real Estate Capital, focusing on commercial mortgage banking. Nargi has vast experience working with the industry’s top lenders and investors, including originating and executing on loans through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, CMBS, debt funds and life companies. Before joining KeyBank, Nargi was a senior director of production and sales for Freddie Mac Multifamily, where he led a team of 18 people, and was recognized as the No.1 producer nationally for the company in 2015.
Nargi earned his B.A. in Management and Finance from Indiana University and his MBA in Real Estate and Finance from the University of Denver.
Design Workshop Announces 2021 Principal & Associate Promotions
Design Workshop, an international landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm, announced nine promotions across five studios including two in Denver. Sara Bonacquist and Hadley Peterson have been named associates.
“This group exhibits a high level of professional expertise and achievement and passion for their work,” said Becky Zimmermann, president of Design Workshop. “We are proud to announce the promotion of these nine team members who are being recognized for their leadership, commitment to professional growth, contributions to their communities, and their efforts towards the growth and success of others,” added Zimmermann.
Sara Bonaquist is a landscape architect dedicated to creating communities that improve people’s lives. A natural leader, she is a sought-after mentor for her colleagues.
Hadley Peterson is a planner adept at facilitating community-driven public projects ranging from streetscapes to parks and neighborhood plans. She is committed to engaging residents and underserved populations in innovative ways so that all voices can be heard.
Anderson Hallas Architects Welcomes New Team Member
Anderson Hallas Architects welcomes Brooke Schubert, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, project manager to the firm.
Brooke comes from a strong background of architectural design for public projects including previous work on educational facilities, libraries, multi-family housing, and hospitality projects. At Anderson Hallas, she is excited to join projects that create or improve spaces where people interact, learn, play, and gather.
Committed to building better communities through sustainable design, Brooke engages in a collaborative and holistic approach to her projects. She is working on the firm’s projects with the City of Denver, National Park Service and Pueblo School District.
Understanding the importance of staying involved in our communities, Brooke volunteers in the PTA and her child’s school building committee, in addition to participating in the ACE (Architecture Construction Engineering) mentor program and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to mentor and share ideas about the built environment and thoughtful development for our communities.
Brooke has a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado Denver. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Augustana University.
Pollyanna Forster named Director of Food & Beverage at Colorado’s Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Avon, Vail Valley announced that Pollyanna Forster is now serving as the director of Food & Beverage at the award-winning resort.
A longtime Vail Valley local, Forster most recently served as the owner & curator at Pollyanna Productions USA, a culinary consulting group that specialized in catering, pop-up events, restaurant & retail visualization and hospitality education. Forster is a certified Sommelier who enjoyed more than 15 years as the owner of several prominent Colorado restaurants, including eat + drink & cut, Tacorico and dish restaurant in Edwards, Colorado and eat + drink in Denver. A graduate of Colorado State University, she also previously served as the fine wine sales director at Classic Wines of Vail and as the general manager of Zino Ristorante in Edwards.
“Pollyanna is a passionate epicurean leader and we are thrilled to have her taking charge of our culinary team,” said Westin Riverfront General Manager Kristen Pryor. “From creating independent restaurant concepts to coordinating large event catering, her broad industry experience will help us elevate our resort F&B offerings and continue to generate strong results.”
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.