Movers and Shakers Week Ending 08.07.20

Nonprofit Arts Exhibition Space Union Hall Names New Executive Director  

Emma Steuer

Union Hall, a nonprofit arts exhibition space and emerging artist platform located on the ground level of The Coloradan, today announced that they have selected Emma Perez Steuer to serve as its new executive director.

Drawing on her extensive fundraising background, Perez Steuer will advance the organization’s mission to serve as a cultural community partner providing opportunities for emerging artists and creatives. She will also partner with Union Hall’s board and curation team to drive success through fundraising efforts, community engagement and inclusive, groundbreaking exhibitions.

Located just off the Union Station train platform, Union Hall is the first dedicated and permanent non-commercial, non-collecting exhibition space integrated into a private real estate development in Denver. In addition to filling the need for an arts and culture space in the city’s center, Perez Steuer will lead Union Hall’s Culture Concierge program, which provides an easy way for Coloradan residents, Denverites and visitors to engage in enriching and educational experiences throughout the community.

“Union Hall occupies a unique and innovative space within Denver’s arts and culture fabric. That’s why we need a leader like Emma to not only advocate for diverse, inclusive and accessible programming but help Union Hall define its place in a rapidly developing neighborhood,” said Amy Cara, Union Hall board president and managing partner at East West Partners. “We are thrilled to welcome Emma to lead our team and look forward to seeing her build lasting and impactful relationships within the community.”

Prior to joining Union Hall, Perez Steuer served as the stakeholder engagement manager for the Biennial of the Americas, where she led fundraising efforts and organized local and international events. She has also completed the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation’s Impact Denver program, an initiative for up-and-coming professionals in the Denver metro area.

“It’s one thing for art to provide a memorable experience. It’s another thing entirely for art to connect individuals, reinvest in the community and energize a city. This is exactly what drew me to Union Hall,” said Perez Steuer. “Through its collaborative and thought-provoking exhibitions and commitment to community partnership, Union Hall has established a strong foundation that I’m eager and excited to grow.”

Steuer plans to reopen Union Hall in the Fall, with increased safety measures including required reservations and social distancing protocols.


Alliant National Announces the Hiring of Tyrone (TJ) Johnson

Tyrone Johnson

Alliant National Title Insurance Company, a unique title insurance underwriter that partners with independent agents to improve their competitive position, announces the hiring of Tyrone (“TJ”) Johnson as assistant vice president & State Agency manager for Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Utah.

Johnson brings more than 20 years of experience to Alliant National. In his past work, he was a state agency manager for the Southwest & Mid-West Region at Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund. Prior to that, he served as state agency manager for the Mountain West Region at North American Title Insurance Company. He began his career in September 1999 as a vice president of operations at Bell Title Company in Lansing, Mich. His 20 plus years of experience in the title insurance industry will be very helpful in Johnson’s new responsibilities at Alliant National. Those duties include the service and management of existing agent base; growing the agency network; and consulting with agents to provide education, marketing, sales and strategic growth support. He will also represent Alliant National at industry events.

“I am drawn to Alliant National because I believe the company’s culture and mission statement align with my approach to doing business,” says Johnson. “I look forward to developing relationships and building partnerships with our agents that are mutually beneficial, promoting growth and strengthening brand awareness. Alliant National is the right fit at the right point in my career. Alliant National is a trusted name in the industry, and the company provides the tools that allow me to serve and support agents throughout my territory.”

“We are excited to have TJ join the Alliant National team,” says Manoj Purohit, senior vice president and Central-West regional manager. “His knowledge and experience as an industry veteran, combined with his commitment of providing exceptional service to his agents is a perfect skill set. TJ’s commitment will ensure the growth and success of our current agents while expediting the expansion of our agency base in the Western states.”


CBRE Hires Two New Office Leasing Specialists in Denver

Blake Holcomb
Brian Hutt

CBRE announced that Blake Holcomb and Brian Hutt have joined as first vice presidents specializing in office landlord representation throughout the Denver metro area.

“Blake and Brian are an excellent complement to our group, providing expertise in very specific and sought-after Denver submarkets. They are seasoned professionals who will allow us to better serve our clients throughout the entirety of the metro area,” said Pete Schippits, division president, Mountain-Northwest Advisory Services, CBRE.

Mr. Holcomb and Mr. Hutt’s areas of expertise include the office markets of Cherry Creek, Colorado Boulevard/Glendale, North/Northeast Denver, River North, Capitol Hill, Midtown, Uptown, the periphery of downtown and West Denver, among others.

“We are excited about this opportunity to work together at CBRE, leveraging our collective market experience of nearly 25 years in Denver to best serve both our existing clients and new clients moving forward,” said Mr. Holcomb.

Mr. Holcomb has 14 years of transactional experience primarily focused on leasing office buildings for institutional and local owners. He also brings experience in new ground-up office development, buy-side representation and property sales, as well as building repositioning assignments.

Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Holcomb was a managing director with Stream Realty Partners and principal with Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors.

“The depth of service offerings, resources and tools available at CBRE will help us provide better value to our clients. In combination with the industry-leading platform and local leadership, it was an easy decision for me and Blake to start our next chapter at CBRE,” said Mr. Hutt.

Mr. Hutt has 10 years of experience negotiating office leases on behalf of landlords. Prior to joining CBRE, he spent nine years as a director in the Denver office for Cushman and Wakefield.


Redland Names Four to Associate Principal Owners

(From L to R) Mark Cevaal, Susan Wade, Travis Frazier and Brian Hart

Redland, a Colorado-based land planning, civil engineering, landscape architect and construction management consulting firm with projects throughout the Western United States, recently named four employees as associate principals. Mark Cevaal, Travis Frazier, Brian Hart and Susan Wade were promoted based on their expertise, experience and potential to drive growth in new markets.

“This team brings a breadth and depth of service specialties, as well as unique perspectives, that offer Redland an opportunity to grow our client base and service offerings throughout the United States, and beyond,” said Chris Pangburn, president, Redland. “Mark, Travis, Brian and Susan are exceptionally strong contributors and mentors to the Redland team, and many of our long-term clients request our team’s expertise for their projects. We’re fortunate to have them as associate principal owners.”

Cevaal has more than three decades of experience in the land development industry, including seven years in his current role as senior project manager at Redland. His career experience includes land development projects for retail, mixed-use, multi-family residential, healthcare, institutional, office and industrial sectors. Cevaal has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. He is a licensed as a professional engineer (PE) in Colorado.

“Helping clients realize the potential of their land is what I enjoy most about my career,” said Cevaal. “There are so many creative solutions related to sitework on each project and the opportunities and challenges are unique for each project. It is exciting to find these solutions and help the project be successful.”

Frazier, with nearly 15 years of civil and design engineering experience and ten years tenure at Redland, is a senior project manager. His career background includes roadway design, grading, storm sewer, drainage design and wet utilities for commercial and residential projects. Frazier graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is a licensed as a professional engineer (PE) in Colorado.

“Working with Redland colleagues and clients is an honor for me,” stated Frazier. “I learn from them and enjoy sharing my diverse perspective for their most challenging conditions.”

Hart’s 25 years of project management experience in civil engineering development includes work with residential, commercial and municipal clients. Hart has a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University. He is licensed as a professional engineer (PE) in Colorado.

“I came to Redland nearly a decade ago, and have stayed here because of the company’s superior reputation as a trusted and ethical advisor that delivers upon customers’ most demanding requirements,” said Hart.

Wade, a senior planner and landscape architect at Redland with over three decades of experience, has a resume that includes community design, land planning and landscape architecture on a local and global scale for residential, mixed-use communities, resort and commercial projects. She holds a bachelor’s degree of Landscape Architecture from Colorado State University, and is a certified Professional  Landscape Architect (PLA) in Colorado. Wade is active with Urban Land Institute (ULI) as a co-chair of the local Community Development Council and a committee member of the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI).  She also participates in the mentioning program with the Professional Women in Building (PWB) as part of the Home Builders Association (HBA).

“Each project and each site has its own unique set of opportunities and challenges,” said Wade. “I enjoy working together with our clients to compose the best outcome of those opportunities and challenges. I have learned so much working on a wide variety of community, resort and international projects, but I feel my greatest achievements have come from creating unique and special places for our everyday lives.”


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