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McWhinney Names New Vice President of Marketing and Communications

 Adrienne De Vore

McWhinney, a national real estate investment, development and management firm with expertise in commercial, multifamily, hospitality, residential and mixed-use assets, has expanded its leadership team by naming Adrienne De Vore vice president of marketing and communications.

In her new role, De Vore will lead the marketing and communications team by providing strategic direction and leadership for corporate and its business units to enhance McWhinney’s brand presence and visibility in the real estate development industry. As a member of the leadership team, she will oversee the execution of marketing and communications initiatives across multiple channels to support corporate and investment-level objectives while strengthening McWhinney’s position to create great places for people to live, work and thrive.

Prior to joining McWhinney, De Vore founded and ran Step Up Hospitality, which provided chief marketing officer services for hotels, short-term vacation rentals and the real estate industry for clients such as Hyatt Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Ashford Hospitality, Lyric and Frontdesk. Prior to that, De Vore served as director of marketing and public relations for Hyatt Hotels and senior marketing manager for Macerich in Los Angeles. 

“I admire the McWhinney team and their vision for creating awe-inspiring experiences and places through smart, sustainable development. I’m thrilled to bring my experience and passion to this role and bring continued growth and success to the regions McWhinney serves,” De Vore said. 

De Vore is an award-winning executive with more than 20 years of experience and demonstrated success in developing strategic, integrated marketing campaigns for organizations within the hospitality and real estate industries. Her creativity and strong leadership skills led her teams to consistently grow audience awareness and revenue year over year. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Adrienne to the McWhinney leadership team,” Mcwhinney CEO, chairman and co-founder Chad McWhinney said. “Her passion for developing effective marketing campaigns and strategies that truly inspire and engage people are the perfect complement to McWhinney’s commitment to creating great places that deliver a true sense of community, foster belonging, and enable connectivity for all.”

DCPS Grows Business Development Team with the Addition of Renea Fetrow

 Renae Fetrow

Denver Commercial Property Services (DCPS), a leading provider of integrated commercial property services based in Colorado, announced the appointment of Renae Fetrow as the company’s newest relationship manager. With this addition, the DCPS Business Development team has doubled in the last year to support the company’s growth and to better service customers.

“Renae joins an accomplished team that has decades of expertise in business development. Her versatile background in behavioral healthcare equips her with exceptional active listening skills and compassion, while her extensive experience in landscaping brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. This valuable addition will undoubtedly enhance our customer service, setting us apart in the industry, from initial client meetings to project completion. DCPS remains committed to maintaining its status as an industry differentiator, and Renae’s presence will only contribute to further strengthening that position,” stated Lauren Fry, Sales Manager at DCPS.

Prior to becoming a Relationship Manager to DCPS, Renae worked as a landscape and irrigation estimator for a California-based company and spent two years with the DCPS Landscaping Division where she served as the scheduling and routing supervisor. Her experience in overseeing complex scheduling operations and coordinating resources made her instrumental in ensuring efficient service delivery to clients. Renae’s dedication to the customer experience set her apart in her role, earning her the respect of colleagues and clients alike. Her passion for helping others and her ability to foster meaningful relationships will be instrumental in delivering top-notch customer service.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to support DCPS and be part of a large and growing Business Development team. I look forward to expanding my knowledge into other service sectors while also helping to share my expertise,” said Fetrow.

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