Movers and Shakers Week of 09.18.17

Movers and Shakers

East West Partners Announces Leadership Changes: Chris Frampton Named Managing Partner, Overseeing All Development Nationally; Amy Cara Named Managing Partner, Overseeing the Denver Office

East West Partners, a Colorado-based developer devoted to building, selling, and managing high-quality real estate, has announced a change in the company’s national and local leadership. Chris Frampton will become managing partner for East West Partners, overseeing all development activities from Charleston to Hawaii. Amy Cara will take over Frampton’s position, overseeing the Denver office as its managing partner.

ChrisFrampton2Managing Partner Craig Ferraro, who led the transition, will retire. Joining the team in 2002, Chris Frampton lead East West Partners’ development and sales activities in Denver’s Riverfront Park and Union Station as well as The Landmark in Greenwood Village. Frampton’s passion is for places that put people first, where experience and sustainability drive design.

Now overseeing all development teams nationwide, Frampton plans to continue these practices in all East West Partners projects including new developments underway in Snowmass, Charleston, Denver, Vail, Deer Valley and Kaua’i.

“We’ve had such amazing opportunities in Denver over the past 15 years,” Frampton said. “We’ve been lucky enough to work with incredible partners in an incredible city. And, as a result, we’ve been able to be involved in some pretty transformational projects at Union Station and Riverfront Park. East West’s work throughout the country is similarly impactful. And, while this is a new chapter for the company, our core values of innovation, sustainability and community will continue to dictate our work.”

0M3A2256_REVISEDAmy Cara has been with East West Partners since 1999, first serving as Chief Financial Officer for the Denver office and then transitioning to Managing Partner, overseeing The Landmark development in Greenwood Village and helping to create the Riverfront Park community and the Union Station redevelopment. Cara will now oversee all projects originating in the Denver
office including The Coloradan, 16 Chestnut and new opportunities the company is pursuing.

“Creating inspiring places that allow people to connect is what excites me, and I love that it is so central to East West Partners’ ethos,” said Cara. “I’m thrilled to lead such an amazing team in Denver and I’m excited to see what this next chapter brings.”

Wember Hires Ashley Trunnell, AIA, Project Manager

Ashley Trunnell, AIA, Project Manager, WemberWember is pleased to announce the expansion of our staff with the hiring of Ashley Trunnell, project manager.

Ms. Trunnell is providing project management support related to budgets, scheduling, meetings, and project team coordination. She is currently supporting the District 49 school facilities projects, an $83.5 million program.

Ashley holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas and is a licensed architect in the state of Colorado. Prior to joining Wember Ashley worked on design production, planning, and project management (feasibility through construction) at architecture firms located in Colorado and Kansas. She has been a design team member on AIA award-winning work, including a public library project that was awarded an AIA/ALA Library Building Award in 2016.

Ashley is a member of the South Suburban (Denver) Public Art Committee and has served as a guest juror at the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design.

“Ashley is a perfect fit with our team. Being a licensed architect, experienced in project management, she will deliver owner’s representative services with insight and intelligence,” said Paul Wember, president.

Wember is an owner’s representative firm in the architecture and construction industry. Wember was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Centennial, Colorado. The firm has managed over 85 projects in Wyoming and Colorado that total more than $750 million in construction value in both the public and private sectors.


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