Movers and Shakers Week Ending 10.12.18
Brinkman Construction Announces Two Promotions
Jarred Carr was recently promoted to director of IT for Brinkman and Brinkman Construction.
Carr holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems from Colorado State University. He has a diverse background in the IT field having worked at a federal background investigations company, credit reporting and lending companies and a manufacturing and distribution company.
Having served as IT manager for several years at Brinkman and Brinkman Construction, Carr has been successful in advancing the company’s technological capabilities through significant growth in headcount and project scope and size.
In his new position as director of information technology, Carr will oversee and evaluate all technology operations and network security for the companies. He will lead and coach his team of desktop support, systems administration and applications staff to stay up-to-date on equipment and software advancements to ensure all teams achieve maximum efficiency and output.
Steve Rewerts was also recently promoted to senior preconstruction manager for Brinkman Construction.
Rewerts holds a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University. Having worked in the construction industry for over a decade, Rewerts has extensive experience in all phases of the construction process from planning to closeout.
In his new role as senior preconstruction manager, Rewerts will work with owners and design consultants to provide strategy development and value discovery throughout the preconstruction phase. He will lead subcontractor/supplier bidding efforts, manage the bid process, and assist with developing schedules and project plans. Throughout the entirety of a project, he will monitor project cost and profitability in collaboration with the project team.
DLR Group Adds New Design Staff
DLR Group, a 100 percent employee-owned global integrated design firm, recently added three new professionals to its Denver office.
- Betsy Kunz, LEED Green Associate, Interiors
- Brent Spangler, PE, Electrical Engineering
- Connor Wilkinson, Mechanical Engineering
These individuals join the firm ready to champion innovation and collaboration and deliver on DLR Group’s brand promise to elevate the human experience through design.
Jeff Taylor Elected to Serve on Board of Directors for the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives
Black Creek Group, a Denver-based real estate investment manager with a history of $18.2 billion in development and acquisitions, released the election of Jeff Taylor to serve on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives (“IPA”). The IPA Board of Directors consists of senior executives from all corners of the portfolio diversifying investments industry, each elected to a three-year term. Taylor was one of eight new board directors elected at IPA’s recent IPAVison 2018 conference in Chicago and will begin his term January 1, 2019.
Taylor is the managing director and chief operating officer for Black Creek Group. He has been with the company since 2003, serving in various management capacities and has served as chief operating officer since January 2017. During his time with Black Creek, Taylor has worked with the company’s leadership, spearheading the efforts to develop NAV based real estate solutions, create a new pricing structure such as the T-share, as well as broadening access to real estate investment solutions. Taylor’s background includes investment management, risk management, product management, operating company analysis and strategic planning within financial services companies.
The IPA seeks to raise awareness of portfolio diversifying investment products among stakeholders and market participants, including investment advisors, public policymakers and the investing public. It supports increased access to investment strategies with low correlation to the equity markets: lifecycle real estate investment trusts (“Lifecycle REITs”), net asset value REITs (NAV REITs), business development companies (BDCs), interval funds and direct participation programs (DPPs).