Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers Week Ending 08.17.18

Marcus & Millichap Hires President of Financing Subsidiary, MMCC

Marcus & Millichap has announced David (Dave) Shillington as the new president of its financing subsidiary, Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation (MMCC).

Shillington brings more than three decades of real estate lending and executive leadership to the company. He is an industry veteran with strong leadership, organizational and direct client management skills.

Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap, Shillington served as an executive vice president with KeyBank Real Estate Capital, where he held multiple positions. His roles included regional manager for the southeast and mid-Atlantic, managing director of the agency lending division and the Fannie Mae DUS CEO. Under his leadership, KeyBank’s Multifamily Capital Markets team grew into a nationally recognized industry leader and one of the largest agency lenders in the United States. Shillington’s career also spanned the positions of managing director at Bank of America Securities and First Union National Bank where he was instrumental in building lending platforms covering all property types.

“I am pleased to welcome Dave as the President of MMCC,” shared MMI’s President and CEO Hessam Nadji. “Dave’s 30 plus years of experience and diverse background in commercial real estate finance are well-aligned with our vision for MMCC and its growth plan. Based on Dave’s history, we have great confidence in his abilities to take MMCC to the next level.”

Dave Fanning Named New Leader of Data Center Advisory Group

Dave Fanning, Global Occupier Services (GOS) executive managing director, has assumed additional responsibilities as director, Data Center Advisory Group. This group delivers real estate solutions for mission-critical users, owners and environments, leveraging the full spectrum of services provided by the company.

Fanning will be working closely with Data Center Advisory Group executive committee members to grow and strengthen service delivery and market share across the Americas and internationally in core data center markets.

Fanning joined Cushman & Wakefield in January 2018 to focus on strategic client development. At that time, he also became a contributing member of the Data Center Advisory Group. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the data center space, previously serving as global sales and solutions director of CBRE’s Data Center Solutions Group, leading global expansion efforts and overseeing the global charter and go-to-market strategy for CBRE’s data center business. Throughout his career, Fanning has worked extensively with a wide variety of data center users and has most recently worked as an advisor to several investors entering the data center market.

Mortenson Announces Leadership Promotions in Denver

Mortenson announced the leadership promotions of Gene Hodge and Dave Kuntz in Denver.

Gene Hodge

Dave Kuntz

Gene Hodge has been promoted to vice president and general manager. Hodge will work closely with Mortenson Senior Vice President Maja Rosenquist in overseeing local operations for the company.

Since joining Mortenson in 2005, Hodge has provided leadership for projects in Seattle; for Mortenson’s National Sports + Entertainment Group; and most recently in Colorado, where he has led the business development and design phase teams and served as principal-in-charge for a number of key projects.

Hodge earned his bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from University of Washington – Seattle. He is U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED AP accredited and is certified by the Design-Build Institute of America. Hodge was named a Top Young Professional by Engineering News-Record in 2017.

Dave Kuntz has been promoted to director of operations. Kuntz will partner with Mortenson Vice President of Operations Bill Gregor on the oversight of Mortenson’s construction and field operations, as well as general activities across Colorado.

Kuntz started his career with Mortenson in 2001 and has led many high-profile projects in Colorado including the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, Charles Schwab Lone Tree Campus and the Denver Water Operations Complex Redevelopment. He has been a member of the AGC Future Leaders Forum and is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE). He earned an ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate and is LEED AP accredited by the USGBC.

Kuntz earned his bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Bradley University. He was named a Top Young Professional by Engineering News-Record in 2018.

Cresa Promotes Iris Foster to Vice President of Project Management

Cresa has promoted Iris Foster to vice president of project management.

“Iris is a real champion for the occupier, having delivered tens of thousands of dollars in savings by managing complex buildouts for our clients. We are pleased to recognize her contribution to our clients and our firm through this promotion,” said Bill Baldwin, managing principal at Cresa.

Foster joined Cresa in February and has played a major role in Denver’s office working on projects including the 3D Systems Littleton expansion and remodel; BioScrip national project coordination in North Carolina, Ohio, Georgia, Louisiana, Iowa; project management in North Carolina; and special projects for Westerra Credit Union.

Her technical expertise relates to project management, construction management, real estate development, lease negotiation and asset management, as well as the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties. Foster came to Cresa most recently from Red Robin where she managed 425 restaurant remodels. She has a master’s degree in real estate and construction management from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado.

Gene Commander Selected as Fellow for College of Commercial Arbitrators

Gene Commander, president of professional alternative dispute resolution firm Gene Commander Inc, has been selected to join the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA) as a Fellow. CCA is an invitation-only commercial arbitration professional organization contributing to the profession, the public, the legal sector and to the businesses that implement commercial arbitration as a means of dispute resolution.

Commander previously spent more than 30 years as an attorney in Denver representing clients involved in nearly every sector of the construction industry. He formerly served as the managing shareholder for the Denver office of Polsinelli, PC, an Am Law 100 national firm, as well as the vice chair of the firm’s national construction practice.

Along with his fellowship in CCA, Commander is also a board commissioner with Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA), a distinguished fellow with the American College of E-Neutrals (ACESIN), a panel member with the American Arbitration Association, an active member and past chairman with the Downtown Denver Partnership and a past board member for the Associated General Contractors of Colorado, among others.

Hyder Construction hires six new employees

Damon Balcerak

Gary Phillips

John Quade

Hyder Construction announced Damon Balcerak joined as senior project manager. He specializes in “living units” construction, having completed many projects in the multifamily, hospitality and senior living markets. 

Gary Phillips joined as senior estimator. He has a diverse resume with more than 35 years in the industry, including federal, retail, multi-family and hospitality. 

John Quade joined as superintendent. He has been in the industry for more than 40 years and has commercial construction projects ranging from office, retail, religious and healthcare. 

Scott Willms

John Rocha

Kevin Skelly

John Rocha joined as project manager. He specializes in healthcare construction projects. He has an American Government degree from West Point.

Kevin Skelly joined as superintendent. He specializes in custom homes and historic renovation, having spent many years running his own business as a custom home builder.

 Scott Willms joined as superintendent. He specializes in multifamily and senior housing construction.

Longmont Hires Redevelopment Manager

The city of Longmont announced it has hired Tony Chacon as its new redevelopment and revitalization manager. Chacon has more than 20 years of experience as the urban renewal supervisor for the city of Aurora and as redevelopment/revitalization coordinator for the city of Westminster.

Chacon has a master’s degree in planning and urban development from the University of Colorado-Denver and a bachelor’s degree in science in sociology with certifications in urban studies from Colorado State University. He is accredited by the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Cathy Miller Joins Midwest Regional Bank

Cathy Miller is now a vice president, SBA Commercial Loan Officer with Midwest Regional Bank. Cathy will primarily be responsible for originating SBA 7a loans.

She is excited to work with owner occupants, both start-ups and existing businesses, to purchase, build or renovate real estate. She also can finance  business acquisitions and business expansions.

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