Movers and Shakers Week Ending 11.15.19
BMC Investments Names Erin Little Chief Financial Officer
BMC Investments (BMC), a Denver-based real estate investment company specializing in the development, acquisition and management of properties across various asset classes and geographies, announced today the appointment of Erin Little to the position of chief financial officer. Having spent the last decade at Amstar where she was head of finance and operations, Little will now oversee all accounting and finance, tax and investor relations for BMC.
“We are extraordinarily grateful that we were able to attract such an incredible leader and talent to BMC Investments,” said Matt Joblon, chief executive officer of BMC Investments. “Erin has deep accounting and finance experience, which will be an invaluable asset in achieving our goal of becoming an institutional quality platform.”
Prior to joining BMC, Little spent 12 years at Amstar, a $2.0B real estate private equity firm that focuses on acquiring, developing and managing all major property types in the United States, Europe and other select international markets for family offices, funds of funds, private banks, insurance companies and pension funds. In her most recent role as Head of Finance & Operations, she was responsible for Amstar’s global accounting, treasury, financial planning & analysis, investor relations, tax, corporate finance, HR and IT functions. Prior to joining Amstar in 2008, Little spent four years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP auditing public and private clients. She graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Colorado State University.
“BMC Investments has been a vital part of the growth and energy across the Denver Metro area, and I am excited to join such an exciting firm,” said Little. “I look forward to building on BMC’s track record of innovative, successful value creation in this strategic capacity.”
Sage Hospitality Promotes Tiffany Owen to Serve as Area General Manager
Sage Hospitality has promoted Tiffany Owen to the position of area general manager overseeing Denver Union Station, The Crawford Hotel, The Oxford Hotel and The Oxford Club, Spa & Salon.
Sage has also hired Kerstin Sommer-Raza to serve as the area director of Sales & Marketing overseeing the two independent & award-winning downtown Denver hotels.
Owen has been serving as the general manager over Denver Union Station & The Crawford since 2015. Under Owen’s leadership, The Crawford hotel has been named Sage Hospitality’s Hotel of the Year two years in a row. The Crawford has also been recently honored as a Top Denver Hotel by Conde Nast Traveler, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today 10 Best and Fodors.
A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Owen previously held management positions at The Oxford Hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown and The Residence Inn Denver Downtown. She is an active member of the Downtown Denver Partnership and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.
With more than 14 years of hospitality sales & marketing experience, Sommer-Raza joins Sage Hospitality from the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center, where she served as the director of Sales & Marketing. She previously successfully led the sales teams at the Atlanta Marriott Peachtree Corners, the Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta Buckhead and the Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta Roswell. Under her stewardship, the Atlanta Marriott Peachtree Corners was named as the company’s 2018 Hotel of the Year and awarded the 2018 Marriott Mustang Award after completing an extensive renovation.
Originally from Germany, Sommer-Raza graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business degree, with Magna Cum Laude honors, from Ohio’s Franklin University and with a hospitality degree, with honors, from Germany’s Berufskolleg Meschede.
“Sage is very pleased to have two strong female leaders at the helm of these iconic Denver properties,” said Kim Corrigan, vice president of Operations at Sage.
MOA ARCHITECTURE Announces New Hires
MOA ARCHITECTURE announced that Mark E. Cheeks, AIA, has joined as the firm’s director of interior design, Andrew Allmon as an architectural designer, and Olivia Morris as a marketing coordinator.
Mark E. Cheeks, AIA joins MOA as the director of the firm’s growing Interior Design group, leading the firm’s team of interior designers. He brings more than 20 years of experience of design and project management of full-service interior design and tenant improvement projects for a range of commercial clients, including corporate office, retail, and tech/office remodels. A Registered Architect, Mark holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Mississippi State University.
Andrew Allmon joins the firm as an architectural designer, bringing over five years of experience on commercial, higher education, and residential project for architectural firms in Denver and Tulsa, OK. He obtained his Master of Architecture, with a focus in Urban and Regional Studies, from Drury University.
Olivia Morris joins the firm as a marketing coordinator, bringing experience in marketing at an M/E/P engineering firm in Bloomfield, CT. In 2019, the Connecticut chapter of SMPS recognized her as the Grace Waldvogel Member of the Year. She received a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Keene State University.
MOA ARCHITECTURE has offered full-service architectural, planning, and interior design expertise since 1981. Dedicated to providing excellence in design, technical execution, and project delivery, MOA has completed projects for office, education, healthcare, industrial, retail, and science + technology clients across the Western U.S.
GE Johnson Promotes Jonathan McDonald to Construction Executive and Sean Williams to Operations Manager
GE Johnson Construction Co. has promoted Jonathan McDonald to construction executive and Sean Williams to operations manager.
Johnathan McDonald joined GE Johnson in September of 2016 and led the Agilent Apothecary project in Frederick, Colorado. McDonald has enthusiasm for building with excellence, passion for developing high-performance teams, and knowledge of advanced technology projects earned in the semiconductor industry. McDonald is for overall project performance and providing leadership, guidance, and support for project planning efforts and ensuring coordination and communication among stakeholders. He is also heavily involved in preconstruction, project setup, and subcontractor buyout, in addition to activities throughout project completion.
Sean Williams joined GE Johnson in January as a design phase executive, bringing more than 12 years of industry experience in various capacities including lean project delivery. As construction manager he will collaboratively lead projects through design and construction and continue to lead the virtual design and construction department. Williams’ diverse professional resume includes healthcare, performing arts, hospitality, higher education, correctional, and government projects, with multiple delivery methods including design-build and integrated project delivery. He has a propensity for building strong and highly-eﬀective teams and is involved with multiple professional organizations including the Lean Construction Institute (LCI), American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and the U.S. Green Building Council.