Movers and Shakers Week Ending 10.14.22

HKS Announces Brandon Andow as Facades Studio Practice Leader with LINE

Brandon Andow

Global design firm HKS has announced Brandon Andow as the Facades Studio practice leader. Based in the Denver office, Andow joins the HKS LINE (Laboratory for Intensive Exploration) studio and will lead the development, analysis and implementation of performance facades and building enclosure systems across sectors. He is committed to creating cost-effective, transformative, low-carbon facades that improve occupant health and experience.

HKS LINE is a studio that operates as a research and design team, cross-pollinating design thinking across all sectors and industries. By studying and evaluating the relationships between emerging technologies and methodologies, LINE seeks to elevate modes of architectural production and construction through intensive explorations in materiality, process, and toolsets. Some of HKS LINE’s work includes SoFi Stadium, US Bank Stadium, Novartis Café, CMNTY Culture, and the Innovation Center at Redstone Arsenal.


Norris Design Hires Associate in Denver

Adriana Neves

Norris Design, a national planning, landscape architecture and branding firm, announced the recent hire of Adriana Neves as an associate in the Denver office.

Adriana is a resource manager with eight years of experience in operations management. Her work experience focuses on project management, resource management and strategic planning for multiple industry organizations. Adriana worked previously at TRIO where she directed and executed long-term goals in support of operations and productivity, and enhanced the organization’s overall effectiveness by driving cross-department collaboration.

Currently, she is leading initiatives to evolve both the process and tools used to optimize communication, collaboration and productivity across teams and offices at Norris Design.


AE Design Invests in Continued Growth, Promotes Several Team Members

Mio Stanley
Brian Johnson

As AE Design continues to strengthen and grow its team, the integrating lighting, technology and electrical solutions firm has promoted three team members on its design & engineering teams to project manager roles. Mio Stanley and Brian Johnson have been promoted from senior project designer to project manager, and former senior project engineer, Zach Clawson, has also accepted his new role as project manager.

The internal promotions not only further reinforce AE Design’s goals for its continued growth and development but support the entire firm in its vision of transitioning into its projected organizational structure, with a bench of strong project managers to serve client partners and expand the business.

Zach Clawson

“Our team thrives on a people-centric culture, proactive collaboration, high-touch service and of course, our expertise. These three professionals exemplify our core values and are incredibly equipped for the role of project manager as our firm prioritizes sustained strategic growth both internally and externally,” said Jeff Mullikin, principal and co-owner of AE Design. “These project managers will undoubtedly excel in driving project deliverables and client coordination while fostering strong relationships with our team and our client partners. We look forward to seeing them flourish as they settle into these new roles. Congratulations to Mio, Brian and Zach!”

The project managers have been elevated from their previous roles, due in large part to AE Design’s Project Management Academy. The internal program empowers and challenges team members to operate in advanced capacities, meanwhile showcasing their ability to exceed expectations with a consistent and exemplary willingness and excitement to take on new roles and responsibilities.

In their new roles, Stanley, Johnson and Clawson will provide creative and proactive solutions for AE Design clients and projects. While collaborating with, and teaching other designers within their teams, they’ll ensure the firm continues to excel at a high level in project management and ensure the client’s expectations are exceeded, while expanding client relations and providing a stronger basis for AE Design to provide high-end services.


Tributary Real Estate Expands Brokerage Team

Max Stanton

Tributary Real Estate, a fully integrated commercial real estate firm based in Colorado, recently announced the expansion of its brokerage team with the hire of Max Stanton, who will serve as an associate broker for the firm.

“Max’s extensive experience in management and customer service provides a strong foundation for fostering strong, lasting relationships and serving as a true extension of our clients’ teams,” said Andy Cullen, partner and managing broker at Tributary. “His background and experience make him a cross-functional collaborator and a strategic decision maker, both of which make him a valuable asset to our team and to our clients.”

Prior to joining Tributary, Max worked in account management roles at both Dish Network, where he handled a portfolio of 240 commercial accounts nationwide, and Diversant, one of the largest IT staffing companies in the U.S. His prior experience also includes working in promotions for the Denver Broncos Football Club and in customer relations for Mercedes-Benz.

“Working in commercial real estate is a dream come true,” Stanton said. “I’m excited to broaden my market knowledge and leverage my skillset to serve as an indispensable resource for our clients alongside this incredible team.”

Max received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing and a minor in sports management from Colorado State University. He is also a licensed broker.


Forte Commercial Real Estate Announces New Hire Irving Macias  to Lead Expansion of Architecture, Engineering and Construction Practice

Irving Macias

Forte Commercial Real Estate announced the appointment of Irving Macias to co-lead the company’s new Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) practice. Forte CRE is a Denver-based corporate and nonprofit advisory firm that supports client real estate needs through a mission-centric and sector-focused approach.

“Adding a dedicated and focused Architecture, Engineering and Construction practice is a natural next step for Forte CRE, as we have a passion for the industry and have had more than 30 transactions in this space already,” said Dustin Whistler, principal of Forte CRE. “We are thrilled that Irving will lead this practice, as he is a seasoned professional with a plethora of experience in helping organizations navigate real estate solutions that are data-driven to ensure they get the best deal and wrap around full skill sets. We also look forward to his knowledge and commitment to expanding all our practices into northern Colorado.”

Macias has been a licensed real estate broker since 2014 and has been directly involved in his own real estate investments since 2008. Prior to starting his real estate career, he was a licensed contractor in Las Vegas, NV, where he led day-to-day operations, estimating and bidding, and management for his own flooring company. Macias is actively involved in local area business chambers, as well as the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from UNLV, and a master’s degree in real estate from Georgetown University.

“Whether you are an architecture firm, GC, subcontractor, engineering firm, supply company or a components manufacturer you need a commercial real estate partner that understands the ups and downs of the industry, and also has a strategy for managing them in your real estate transaction,” said Irving Macias. “I am pleased to be joining forces with Forte CRE, which is a leader in offering full solutions to help organizations align their real estate goals to their missions.”


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