Movers and Shakers Week of 01/22/18

Movers and Shakers

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PCL Construction Executive Leads Industry Innovation

PCL Construction’s President of US Buildings, Deron Brown, has been recognized as one of Engineering News-Record’s Top 25 Newsmakers for his contributions to advancing innovation and technology in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. The annual Newsmaker list is determined by a committee of ENR editors who select industry professionals who have gone above and beyond to improve the construction industry and the public.

Deron’s desire to advance technology in the industry, and at PCL, led to the creation and sharing of PCL PartsLab, an Autodesk Revit add-in that continues to revolutionize how the industry creates and manages construction documentation. Since being made available to the public in October 2016, PartsLab has been downloaded more than 1,700 times and is one of the top-rated Revit construction-specific add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. He strives to shift the mindset of the industry away from one where people only share the issues or challenges they’ve solved. Instead, he wants organizations and professionals to share how they solved these complex issues, and for the tools and resources to bemade available so others can experience the same result. It was this leadership and insight that led him to be recognized as a Top 25 Newsmaker.

The awardees will be recognized in ENR’s January 22 issue and at the Award of Excellence event in New York on April 5.

Marcus & Millichap Brings Senior Hospitality Broker to Denver

Skyler CooperMarcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, announced that Skyler Cooper, a director of the National Hospitality Group and vice president of investments previously in the firm’s Houston office, has transferred to Marcus & Millichap Denver.

Cooper is a real estate professional specializing in investment sales, primarily in the acquisitions and dispositions of hotel assets.

According to Mr. Cooper, his move was more than just a business decision. “Denver has always been the place my wife and I wanted to make home and raise our future family. When the opportunity to move to Denver became a reality, we jumped all over it,” said Cooper. “Aside from the massive upside through recapturing Marcus & Millichap’s market share, being a huge Denver Broncos fan made the move that much easier”.

Mr. Cooper is part of the Miller | Gomes hotel Team at Marcus & Millichap which is currently Marcus & Millichap’s top grossing hotel brokerage team and an industry leader specializing in limited and select service hotels. The team has members in 6 states and is continuing to expand its specialization of limited and select service hotel sales. In 2017, the team sold over 56 hotels in 11 states. The team has closed almost $1 billion in total gross sales.

Zocalo Hires Kathleen Bole as Development Manager and Ryan Rogers as Director of Predevelopment

2017 11-03 KathleenZocalo Community Development is pleased to announce Kathleen Bole has joined the company as a development manager. Bole previously contributed to the development of mixed-income residential and mixed-use projects as a project manager with Brinshore Development, LLC and as a development manager with Cohen Esrey, both in Kansas City.

“This is an exciting time for Zocalo as we grow our team and prepare for new projects in the year ahead,” said David Zucker, principal and CEO of Zocalo. “At the heart of our work is a spirit of connection and community. We are impressed with Kathleen’s demonstrated commitment to Zocalo’s mission and are lucky to have her expertise.”

In her role as Development Manager, Bole is responsible for supporting the Zocalo team in all aspects of the development process, predominantly executing on affordable and mixed-income residential projects. She also manages the day-to- day development process and development team to ensure that project goals and schedules are met and that a project’s development plan is successfully executed.

“Cities and urban environments are my passion and I’ve followed the development of neighborhoods my whole life, said Bole. “I’m looking forward to this opportunity to align my interest in city planning, affordable housing and sustainability with Zocalo’s goal of doing good for a community.”

Bole is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where she received a Master of City Planning degree and was the 2013 recipient of the Brian C. West Award for Excellence in Real Estate Development and Urban Design. During her graduate studies, Bole served as a 2012 Mayoral Fellow with the City of Chicago. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from the University of Kansas and is a member of the Urban Land Institute.

2018 01-05 Ryan Headshot_KatieHellingerPhotographyRyan Rogers, LEED AP has also joined the company as director of predevelopment. Rogers was formerly a preconstruction manager for Shaw Construction.

“We are proud to welcome Ryan to the Zocalo team,” said Clark Atkinson, LEEP AP and chief development officer for Zocalo. “His knowledge of the construction process and experience within the industry will prove valuable as we continue to build and strengthen vibrant, inclusive and equitable communities throughout Colorado.”

As the Director of Predevelopment, Ryan collaboratively leads the mission-critical planning process; creating and managing budgets, schedules, relationships and strategies to successfully synthesize the execution of Zocalo’s projects.

“I’m looking forward to working collaboratively with the Zocalo team on design build delivery, which is something I’ve always been passionate about,” said Rogers. “The ability to impact a project at an early stage and improve its efficiency will be an incredibly rewarding part of this job.”

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design with Honors from the University of Colorado and a Master of Architecture from Iowa State University. He loves to spend time with his wife, two daughters and golden retriever enjoying the great outdoors of Colorado, be it hiking, trail running or snowboarding. Ryan remains active in the community with his church and serving on the local planning board for Ken-Caryl Ranch.

Elsy Studios Hires New Senior Project Manager 

Campbell-Lloyd-whitebkgdElsy Studios, a Denver‐based full-service commercial interior design firm, recently welcomed Campbell Lloyd as its newest senior project manager. Campbell will be responsible for creating a seamless project management experience while delivering designs that elevate expectations of the work environment.

“Campbell’s attention to detail and range of experience as both a designer and project manager make her the perfect addition to our growing team,” said Lynn Coit, president of Elsy Studios. “Her ability to work closely with clients to successfully see projects of all kinds – from large corporate offices to restaurants – through from the design phase to completion will strengthen our ability to help clients make their workplace design goals a reality.”

Campbell offers more than 20 years of experience in the commercial interior design and architecture industries, with expertise in everything from project management and client development to design leadership and project budget management. Prior to joining Elsy, Campbell was a project manager and lead designer at BOX Studios, an architecture, interior design and real estate planning firm. She also served as the primary interior designer for 10 years at Sink Combs Dethlefs, a Denver-based sports, recreation and entertainment architecture firm.

Campbell has a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado Denver and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the University of Georgia.


Whitney HakeTranswestern’s Denver office today announces Whitney Hake has joined the firm as senior vice president – Agency Leasing. In this role, she will lead a team of highly specialized leasing professionals to deliver results to clients through superior market knowledge, keen negotiating skills and differentiating marketing tactics.

“We are thrilled that Whitney has joined our team,” said Managing Senior Vice President Lee Wallis. “She brings unparalleled knowledge and a great track record, strong commitment to her clients, and a dedication to growth that will further propel our expansion in the Denver market. We are surrounding ourselves with innovative difference-makers, and Whitney is a critical piece of that effort.”

Prior to joining Transwestern, Hake spent seven years at Cushman & Wakefield, where she most recently served as director and negotiated more than 300 transactions, totaling more than 2 million square feet. She has received several awards throughout her career, including a CoStar Power Broker four years in a row, Cassidy Turley Fuller’s Top Young Gun Award in 2012, DMCAR Heavy Hitters Top Young Gun Broker of Denver in 2012 and Cushman & Wakefield Colorado’s Production Achievement Award in 2015.

Hake earned a bachelor’s degree in real estate and marketing from Baylor University and a master’s degree in real estate and construction management from the University of Denver.



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