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Johnson Nathan Strohe Expands Leadership Team; Promotes Four Team Members

Anne Warner
Blaire Weiser

JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, a Denver-based architecture and interior design firm specializing in hospitality, urban housing and mixed-use projects, announced the firm expanded its leadership team with the promotion of Heather Vasquez Johnson and Sarah Linback to associate principals. The firm also promoted Anne Warner and Blaire Weiser to associates.

“At JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, we strive to create an environment that will attract, retain and foster the growth of the most talented and diverse professionals in the architecture and design industry,” said Nicole Nathan, partner at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE. “Heather, Sarah, Anne and Blaire are key members of our team, and our clients benefit from their ability to draw on their unique experiences and backgrounds to deliver extraordinary designs.”

Sarah Linback
Heather Vasquez Johnson

Vasquez Johnson joined the firm in 2011 as an architect and has led multiple projects, including Denver Union Station, Hilton Garden Inn Union Station, and currently the Downtown Denver Sheraton renovation. She recently completed her tenure on the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission and was appointed by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock to serve on the Lower Downtown Design Review Board.

Linback also joined the firm in 2011 as an architect and has led numerous multifamily projects, including 18th and Market, Alexan LoHi, Regatta Sloan’s Lake and Apex 5510 Apartments. She assists with the team’s internal quality assurance/quality control process and plays a pivotal role in mentoring staff members.

Warner has been at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE since 2010, primarily focused on hospitality and multifamily projects, including the hotel at the Metro State Hospitality Learning Center, the dual-brand Embassy Suites and Hilton Garden Inn in Boulder, and the Pierside South apartment community in Oceanside, California. She also served as the project manager and project architect on the Ramble Hotel in Denver’s RiNo Art District and is currently working on the Downtown Denver Sheraton renovation.

Weiser has been with the firm since 2015 and was recognized among Boutique Design’s Boutique 18 in 2017. She has led interior design on multiple projects, including The Perry Hotel Key West, the Mercantile Hotel in Missoula, Montana, the City Park Golf Clubhouse in Denver and is currently working on the Union Depot Hotel in Salt Lake City.


Wember Hires a Director of Marketing and Three Assistant Project Managers

Kristen Hodel

Wember is pleased to announce the expansion of our staff with the hiring of Kristen Hodel as director of marketing and Melissa Curley, Andrew Campbell, and Brooke Kardos as assistant project managers.

Ms. Hodel has been hired to serve as Director of Marketing. Kristen has worked with the Wember team on a contract basis for six years before coming on board full-time. She has thirteen years of A/E/C industry experience, prior to which she worked in economic development and hospice and palliative healthcare. She is responsible for marketing strategy and production. Kristen holds a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Recreation/Economic Tourism Development from Illinois State University.

Ms. Curley, assistant project manager, has been building a career in the A/E/C industry for the past five years. She is currently supporting the Falcon School District 49’s $86.2M program of work by providing project management support related to budgets, scheduling, meetings, and team coordination. Melissa holds a B.S. in Building and Construction Technology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Melissa Curley
Andrew Campbell
Brooke Kardos

Mr. Campbell, assistant project manager, is also providing project management support and is currently assigned to the Colorado Skies Academy and the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum’s Exploration of Flight campus projects, both of which are located at the Centennial Airport. Andrew is experienced in construction management and client services; he holds a B.S. in Construction Science from Texas A&M.

Ms. Kardos, assistant project manager, has a professional history in financial controls and project coordination. She has experience in many industries, including construction, property management, higher education, and healthcare. Brooke is proving support for our Northern Colorado projects, including the High Plains Library District program of work and the Fort Lupton Public and School Library. She holds a license in Colorado Real Estate from Kaplan College and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Western State Colorado University.

“It is an exciting time of expansion for our team with bringing on project support with Melissa, Brooke, and Andrew and transitioning Kristen onto the team. This is our fifteenth year in business, and I am grateful for the growth we are experiencing.” said Paul Wember, president.


CBRE Announces Three Promotions in Colorado

CBRE announced the promotions of Pete Kelly, Hilary Barnett and Matt Harbert, three commercial real estate professionals based in CBRE’s Colorado offices.

Pete Kelly
Hilary Barnett
Matt Harbert

Pete Kelly has been promoted to the role of first vice president. Mr. Kelly is based in Fort Collins and specializes in the leasing and sale of office space, as well as several other property types across Northern Colorado. With nearly 20 years of experience in commercial real estate, Mr. Kelly has developed an expertise in site selection, landlord representation, pre-development services and land-use entitlement.

Hilary Barnett of CBRE’s Advisory and Transaction Services in Denver, has been promoted to vice president. In her role representing office building owners in marketing their properties for lease, Ms. Barnett focuses on redeveloping and repositioning assets, including new construction, Class AA, neighborhood and historic buildings. She has been with CBRE since 2008 and currently provides services for over 6 million sq. ft. of institutionally-owned office properties in Downtown Denver.

Matt Harbert has been promoted to vice president with CBRE’s Advisory and Transaction Services in Denver, where he advises both growth companies and well-established corporations with their real estate strategy. Mr. Harbert assists his clients in growth and long-term scenario planning, structuring and negotiating office leases, handling the relocation and disposition of leased properties as well as connecting companies with CBRE’s resources to advise on workplace strategy, economic incentives and labor analytics.

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