Movers and Shakers Week Ending 10.13.23

Mission Rock Residential Creates and Appoints COO

 Arista Eden

Mission Rock Residential, a nationwide 3rd party property management company renowned for its team-centric culture and unwavering commitment to delivering best-in-class service to residents, is delighted to announce the appointment of Arista Eden as its new chief operations officer (COO).

The COO role was newly created due to the organization’s growth and commitment to its vision. As COO, Arista will assume oversight of the Property Operations Department for Mission Rock Residential, LLC, collaborating closely with executive vice presidents to drive property performance, strategic direction, and initiatives. Arista will play a pivotal role in ensuring seamless alignment between various departments within Mission Rock, reinforcing the organization’s reputation for excellence.

Arista Eden is no stranger to Mission Rock, having previously served as the vice president of Asset Management for one of the company’s largest clients, April Housing, and before that, with AIG Global Real Estate. With over two decades of experience in multifamily development, acquisitions, financing, management, and dispositions, Arista brings a wealth of expertise to her new role. Her financial acumen and strategic vision make her the ideal candidate to help lead Mission Rock into its next chapter.

“We are thrilled to welcome Arista Eden to the Mission Rock family as our chief operations officer,” said Meredith Wright, president of Mission Rock Residential. “Arista’s track record of achievement, her deep understanding of our industry, and her appreciation and commitment to further strengthen Mission Rock’s people-first culture make her an invaluable addition to our leadership team. We look forward to witnessing the positive impact she will undoubtedly have on our organization.”

As COO, Arista Eden will oversee Mission Rock Residential’s asset performance, operations strategy, ESG initiatives, and client relationships. Over the upcoming months, Arista will actively engage with all departments, visit properties, participate in team events, and meet with clients to understand Mission Rock’s operations comprehensively and its dedication to delivering unparalleled customer service.

Mission Rock Residential is excited about the future with Arista Eden as COO. She is confident that her leadership will further advance the organization’s mission to provide its residents with the highest quality.

Kentwood Appoints New Senior Commercial Advisor

 Todd Snyder

Kentwood Real Estate announced the appointment of Todd Snyder as senior commercial advisor of Kentwood Commercial in Denver.

Todd’s expertise covers a wide spectrum of real estate services, including investment and user sales, leasing, consulting, development, and appraisal work across diverse real estate asset classes. As an investor and owner of commercial real estate properties himself, Todd possesses a keen understanding of the challenges and opportunities his clients navigate every day. He leverages this insight to assist his clients in making informed and intelligent real estate decisions, ensuring their investments align seamlessly with their strategic goals.

Karen Landers, Managing Broker of Kentwood Commercial, expressed her enthusiasm about Todd Snyder’s appointment, stating, “Todd brings an exceptional wealth of experience, unwavering professionalism, and a dynamic energy to our team. With his passion for the urban core, his addition significantly strengthens our presence in Denver, enhancing our ability to deliver outstanding service to our clients.”

Kentwood Real Estate President and CEO Gretchen Rosenberg also said, “Todd’s extensive knowledge and expertise in the Denver metro commercial real estate market are invaluable assets, and we eagerly anticipate the collaborative success and growth that the future holds with Todd on our team”.

With a commercial real estate career spanning over 22 years, Todd Snyder has established himself as a prominent figure in Denver’s commercial real estate industry, serving the interests of owners, developers, and tenants alike. Todd has been involved in over 350 transactions valued at over $650 million.

KEPHART Announces Two New Associate Principals

 Ryan Bender and Wade Hanson

KEPHART announced the promotions of Wade Hanson and Ryan Bender from project managers to associate principals. They each exemplify who KEPHART is through their ambition, initiative, and aptitude.

“Each of them embodies these things as an individual,” said Bryce Hall, KEPHART president. “If you have had the privilege of working with either Ryan or Wade on a team, you know that they put your well-being ahead of theirs and that they put the success of the team and of KEPHART above their own. They are champions of our culture and represent who we are today as a company.”

Wade Hanson

Hanson has a diverse background in residential architecture with a decade of experience in the design and construction industries. Hanson’s passion lies in urban and people-focused design, and he enjoys using his creative problem-solving approach to help navigate complex projects. He enjoys mentoring his teammates, allowing them to further advance their careers.

Ryan Bender

With more than a decade of experience at KEPHART, Bender has knowledge of working in a variety of residential communities ranging from high-density, mixed-use apartments and assisted living communities. Bender believes successful design starts with carefully considering how people live in order to craft spaces that will positively change their daily lives. Bender enjoys digging into the details and collaborating with KEPHART’s clients to ensure their vision becomes reality.

Hanson and Bender join seven other associate principals at KEPHART.

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