Movers and Shakers Week Ending 12.02.22
Kentwood Real Estate President and CEO Gretchen Rosenberg Honored with Denver Business Journal 2022 ‘Most Admired CEO’ Recognition
Kentwood Real Estate, an exclusive Colorado affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway’s HomeServices of America, announced that Gretchen Rosenberg, CEO of Kentwood Real Estate, was recently awarded the Denver Business Journal 2022 “Most Admired CEO.”
As President and CEO of Kentwood Real Estate, Rosenberg’s focus is supporting Kentwood brokers. Today, Rosenberg leads Kentwood’s growing elite team of over 220 Brokers in Colorado’s finest luxury brokerage, which has produced more volume per agent than 99% of all real estate companies in the United States. Under Rosenberg’s leadership, Kentwood Broker Associates closed over $2.9 billion in total sales volume in 2021 and 3,545 transactions.
To be considered for DBJ’s Most Admired CEO awards program, nominees must be the top local executive at a for-profit or nonprofit organization with a significant presence in the Denver metro area. Chief executives or those holding equivalent titles included, but not limited to, owner, executive director, president and managing principal, were scored by an independent panel of judges based on their leadership, contributions to company success, civic engagement and career achievements.
“Gretchen is all about achievement, collaboration and community and we are elated for her to receive this richly deserved award,” said Dierk Herbermann, Chief Operating Officer of Kentwood Real Estate. “Under her leadership, Kentwood has eclipsed its goals every year, including 2021 when we saw a 23 percent increase in sales, making it our best year ever. Everyone loves Gretchen and enjoys working with her because we know she truly cares about each of us and genuinely welcomes all opinions.”
Wayne Beevers Joins CBRE to Co-Lead Multifamily Appraisal in Colorado
Mr. Beevers has more than 10 years of real estate appraisal and consulting experience across all major property types, and specializes in the valuation of multifamily assets, including affordable housing, mixed-use and student housing. Based in Denver, he has advised a range of client types, including agency lenders, mortgage brokers, banks, as well as CMBS and Life Company lenders.
Mr. Beevers, alongside Raluca Simon, will co-lead a team of four professionals focused on multifamily appraisal in the region. Ms. Simon, who has been promoted to vice president, has been with CBRE since 2007 and most recently served as a senior appraiser.
“Wayne brings tremendous experience and leadership to our growing multifamily appraisal offering. His knowledge of the Colorado market and deep client relationships will help further strengthen our platform in the region. With Wayne in this key leadership role alongside Raluca, we now have the market-leading multifamily appraisal team in Colorado,” said Jeff Grose, head of the West Division for CBRE VAS.
Mr. Beevers joins CBRE from Apprise by Walker & Dunlop, where he served as a senior director since 2021. Prior to that, he was a senior appraiser with CBRE in Colorado Springs for three years.
“The commercial real estate valuation segment is in a fast-paced technology race, and technology is only as good as the data input. CBRE will continue to set itself apart from competitors by leveraging its industry-leading database. I look forward to partnering with Raluca and utilizing the strength of the CBRE platform to enhance the value we can provide to clients,” said Mr. Beevers.
Tributary Real Estate Appoints Diana Fiore As Director of Operations
Tributary Real Estate, a fully integrated commercial real estate firm based in Colorado, recently hired Diana Fiore as its director of operations.
“With over 20 years of diversified work experience, not only will Diana serve as an important resource for enhancing client experiences, but she will also facilitate day-to-day operations to improve Tributary’s work efficiencies,” said Andy Cullen, partner and managing broker at Tributary. “Her extensive skillset uniquely positions her to support our team in better developing and executing business strategies and strengthening our competitive position in the market.”
Diana jump-started her career in commercial real estate at Forest City Realty Trust, where she served in high-level marketing and general management roles.
After 18 years with the firm, Diana garnered additional management experience at both QIC Global Real Estate and CBRE Retail Property Management before ultimately starting her own consulting company specializing in commercial property management and marketing. It was here she discovered her passion for building powerful business strategies and fostering cross-functional collaboration to allow teams to work more effectively.
“I look forward to this next chapter of my career and the opportunity to leverage my expertise to support our team in providing the highest quality services to our clients,” said Diana. “Tributary has cultivated a solid foundation, both in its business and its culture. My goal is built upon that foundation to elevate the firm to the next level.”
Diana received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
TerraCap Management Hires New Asset Manager in Denver
TerraCap Management LLC has hired Reid Freeman, most recently with a blue chip brokerage firm, as an asset manager, helping oversee the company’s properties located in Colorado, Texas, and Arizona. Mr. Freeman is responsible for supervising leasing strategies, capital expenditure projects, strategic asset management, assisting on dispositions, and sourcing potential acquisitions for TerraCap. In addition, Mr. Freeman is responsible for construction management of TerraCap’s Denver portfolio.
“Reid is a top notch Real Estate Professional who will provide immediate value to both our investors and tenants. We are thrilled to have him in our Denver Office,” said Chris Thompson, TerraCap partner and director of asset management.
TerraCap Management LLC considers thematic factors such as business formation, employment growth and population growth on a market-by-market basis, as most metros and submarkets have different economic-based industries and therefore move through their economic cycles differently. TerraCap makes moderate strategic overweighting or underweighting to markets, depending on the specific economic drivers influencing supply and demand.