Movers and Shakers Week Ending 08.24.18

Movers and Shakers

360 Engineering Project Manager Taylor Reese Earns WELL AP

360 Engineering announced that Project Manager Taylor Reese recently earned his WELL Building Standard Professional Accreditation. As a WELL AP, Reese joins a select group of industry professionals, becoming only the 12th member of Colorado’s WELL community to hold this designation.

Delivered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the WELL Building Standard is a relatively new building rating system, similar to the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED program. In addition to concentrating on the environmental impact of a building, WELL focuses on the health and well-being of the building occupants. The WELL concepts include Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort and Mind.


Cushman & Wakefield Adds Dynamic Multi-Family Investment Sales Team to Denver Office

Cushman & Wakefield announced that Tyler Stevens, Steve Scrivener and Daphne Lee joined Cushman & Wakefield Denver as the new Multi-Family Investment Sales team. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Stevens, Scrivener and Lee worked at Marcus & Millichap.

“Tyler, Steve and Daphne are a great strategic addition to our team. In a short amount of time, they have distinguished themselves with their thorough and disciplined approach. They have a big future here providing their clients with optimal solutions,” said Steve Schwab, managing principal of Cushman & Wakefield Denver.


PCL Construction’s Executive Vice President Named to Make-A-Wish® Colorado Board

PCL Construction Enterprises, Inc. announced the appointment of Deron Brown, executive vice president, to the Make-A-Wish Colorado board of directors.

The Make-A-Wish Colorado board of directors is a group of seasoned professionals from various backgrounds who work to support the organization’s governance structure at a strategic level. Through a strong partnership with the CEO, the board oversees the foundation’s strategic plan and its initiatives.

“I have had the pleasure of being connected with Make-A-Wish Colorado for several years now,” said Brown. “The mission of this organization and how it changes the lives of children in our community is something I look forward to contributing to by being a member of their board of directors.”

Make-A-Wish Colorado creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The non-profit’s quest is to bring every eligible child’s wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight critical illnesses.


Jennifer Williams Named President of KGA Studio Architects, PC

KGA Studio Architects, PC (KGA), announced the appointment of Jennifer Williams as the firm’s president. Williams achieves two firsts for the firm: its first woman president and the first non-architect to lead KGA.
In her new role, Williams will keep the firm grounded in what has made it successful during the past 40 years – primarily a specialization in single-family production homes, custom homes and remodels – while looking forward to new opportunities in different types of community architecture. Some of the new areas of focus include community buildings, land planning, mixed-use developments, for-sale condominiums, 55-plus attached homes, multifamily and amenity center renovations and tenant improvements.
“The culture of our firm is to treat our colleagues and clients as our friends, and we know that our continued success depends on mutual wellbeing. That culture is an inherent part of our success and I intend to continue to make it the stalwart of our firm as we expand our offerings to better serve our clients,” Williams said.
Williams joined KGA in January 2014 and shortly after became managing partner, a partnership role she will continue to maintain in addition to her title as president. She actively interfaced with the community and helped to grow the firm’s presence based on her active roles with industry organizations including the Home Builders Association and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, a consumer-based philanthropy organization. Her business acumen and overall efforts in marketing, operations, business development and customer service have helped KGA to grow incrementally since she first joined the firm.


Unico Expands Denver Leadership Team with Vice President of Real Estate Services

Unico Properties has welcomed Russ Davis to its Denver-based leadership team. As Vice President of Real Estate Services, Davis has direct oversight of a 4.5-million-square-foot portfolio of commercial properties in Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs, as well as Austin and Salt Lake City.

“Drawing on more than 15 years of experience, Russ has developed a leadership style that epitomizes Unico’s people-first philosophy, empowering our property management teams to act decisively to benefit our tenants, partners and communities,” said Brian Pearce, Senior Vice President of Real Estate Services for Unico. “We look forward to the perspective he will provide as we continue to expand our portfolio in new and existing markets.”

In addition to overseeing strategic growth initiatives, Davis manages a dynamic team of general managers, property managers and engineers. He also oversees leasing responsibilities, building operations, financial reporting, capital oversight, business development and construction management.

Davis joined Unico in 2010 as a director of real estate services. In 2013, he received Unico’s Summit Team Award, the company’s highest honor that recognizes employees who have achieved meaningful success in their position, and who consistently exemplify Unico’s mission and values.


GE Johnson Hires Vice President and Promotes General Manager

GE Johnson announces the hiring of Vice President Nick Siakotos and the promotion of General Manager Michelle Robinette.

Nick Siakotos joins GE Johnson as vice president, focusing on risk management and leveraging his expertise in contract management and drafting, complex claim management and other legal matters.

Nick has a degree in economics and marketing from the University of Notre Dame and earned his law degree from Indiana University with an emphasis in insurance law, contracts, administrative law, dispute resolution and employment law. He has spent his entire career serving clients in the construction and design industries, with significant experience working alongside large CM/GCs.


Michelle Robinette is promoted to general manager of GE Johnson Special Projects. Michelle has worked for GE Johnson for ten years, most recently as senior project manager for the St. Francis Medical Center Expansion in Colorado Springs.

A dynamic team leader, Michelle’s experience with a variety of clients and partners is an asset for the GE Johnson Special Projects business unit, which provides the responsiveness of a smaller contractor and the innovation of construction leaders to special projects including small projects, specialized healthcare projects and facility management.

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