Movers and Shakers Week of 10.16.17

Movers and Shakers

Justin Kliewer Joins CBRE as a Vice President with Retail Services in Denver

Kliewer, Justin_375x500CBRE announced today that Justin Kliewer has rejoined its Denver office as a vice president with retail services. Most recently a managing director with the retail division of Newmark Knight Frank in Denver, Mr. Kliewer will specialize in representing retail tenants, landlords and property owners across the metro area.

With more than 17 years of experience in the industry, Mr. Kliewer has worked on some of Denver’s most-notable retail projects, including more than 50 transactions along the 16th Street Mall. He has also helped source retailers to anchor major ground-up developments, such as Hampden Town Center, Highlands Garden Village, The Landmark and Lincoln Commons. Over the course of his career, Mr. Kliewer has completed more than 750 retail transactions with a total consideration in excess of $500 million.

“Where it can sometimes take 30-plus years to reach the upper echelon of the industry, it’s incredible to see what Justin has achieved in his career to date,” said Pete Schippits, senior managing director and market leader for CBRE in Colorado. “His past projects have been not only exciting but impactful—helping to enliven some of Denver’s most-treasured retail corridors and pioneer future retail hubs.”

In addition to his work in the Denver metro area, Mr. Kliewer also serves as a multi-market advisor, specializing in site selection and deal negotiation for regional and national tenants. He began his career with Trammell Crow Company in Denver, first joining CBRE when it acquired Trammell Crow in 2006.

“Coming full circle back to CBRE is a great feeling, especially in light of the national and global retail platform CBRE has established,” said Mr. Kliewer. “CBRE’s investment in technology was particularly significant in my decision as it directly translates into the ability to provide clients with an exceptional level of service.”

Mr. Kliewer received a Bachelor of General Studies degree from the University of Kansas. He will work alongside Jon Weisiger and Jim Lee, based out of CBRE’s office in the Denver Tech

JVA, Inc. Name New President

Kevin ToneSince 1956, JVA, Inc. has provided their clients with creative engineering solutions and excellent service. JVA’s structural, civil, and environmental engineering teams have flourished over the years to foster a dynamic workplace that encourages innovation and professional development. The team takes great pride in being an employee-owned firm with a strong, cohesive culture. As a legacy firm with a tradition of well-planned leadership succession, JVA is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors named Kevin Tone as president.

Kevin joined JVA in 1999 to start the civil and environmental engineering disciplines. Since then, the departments have expanded to over 60 staff throughout the five offices. As President, Kevin will maintain JVA’s focus on continuous improvement. He will champion the firm’s commitment to excellence in quality and service, while promoting collaboration across multiple offices and disciplines. In addition to his new role and responsibilities, Kevin continues to provide active leadership for the Civil and Environmental Departments.

Michael Thomas of Gershman Mortgage Denver Appointed as Co-Chair of the Housing Colorado Association

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During the Housing NOW conference held on October 13, 2017, Michael Thomas, vice president at Gershman Mortgage-Denver was appointed as the Housing Conference Co-Chair for 2018-2019.

The attendance at the conference set a new record with over 800 registered attendees and represents the largest affordable housing finance event held annually in Colorado.

Housing Colorado is a statewide, multi-sector membership association for affordable housing professionals.

The association is recognized throughout Colorado as a valuable resource, providing important information, education, advocacy, and networking services.

Michael Thomas said, “I’m honored to accept the appointment as Co-Chair for a great association that delivers meaningful social impact by facilitating tools and connections for affordable housing professionals.”

The association members create and preserve housing to benefit individuals and families of middle and lower income classes.

Gershman Mortgage is one of the nation’s leading mortgage bankers, offering over 60 years of experience, security, and unmatched customer service in residential and commercial financing.

Jennifer Glitsos Joins Small Giants as Project Manager

Jennifer copySmall Giants, LLC., a rapidly growing marketing and business development firm in Phoenix and Denver, has hired Jennifer Glitsos as project manager to serve architecture, engineering and commercial real estate clients.

In the role, she will focus on client process improvement, and will manage and communicate the details of all strategic marketing, graphic design, training, photo and recruiting projects to team members. Jennifer previously served as a digital marketing senior project manager at G/O Digital and as a web development project leader at GoDaddy.

“Our team is thrilled to add the project manager position and Jennifer is so perfectly suited for the challenge. She will integrate with the team and our clients to help us better serve them,” said Danielle Feroleto, founder and president of Small Giants. “When we partner with companies to provide expert solutions, the overall goal is to get the client several steps closer to their pursuits and visions. Jennifer will help us achieve that even more smoothly and efficiently.”

“I am looking forward to overseeing projects from start to finish and will take pride in upholding the highest quality standards to ensure efficient solutions and streamlined processes,” said Glitsos.

An Arizona native, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Design and Architectural Studies from Arizona State University. Outside of work, Jennifer is learning to play piano, and loves staying active with yoga and Pilates.

Apto Hires New CEO

Angela-Tucci-759x500Apto, the leading web-based commercial real estate software for brokers, has hired Angela Tucci as chief executive officer. Tanner McGraw, Apto’s founder and former CEO, will continue as chairman of the board and will take on a new role as the company’s chief strategy officer.

Tucci was most recently at CA Technologies, where she served as general manager of the Agile Management business unit. She was one of the pioneers of the CRM industry in the early 1990s, and brings decades of experience.

“We’re very excited for Angela to bring her experience scaling software companies to Apto,” said McGraw. “She brings a lot of unique skills and insights that will help us accelerate innovation and implement processes to achieve the ambitious goals we’ve had in our sights since our founding.”

In his new role as CSO, McGraw will be responsible for Apto’s long-term strategy and vision. “I’m looking forward to refocusing my attention on how to best serve brokers’ needs both now and in the future.”

Apto’s three-year growth rate places it #30 among software companies in Inc.magazine’s recently released 2017 Inc. 500 rankings. Apto has also reaffirmed its commitment to product innovation that makes brokers more efficient, releasing a new mobile app, a redesigned user interface, integrations with leading software partners, and Apto Prospect & Nurture in just the last few months.

“This company has the potential to completely transform how brokers capture new business and work their deals,” said Tucci. “I’m thrilled to join Apto during such an exciting and pivotal time for the business and the industry. With our incredible people and our unwavering focus on building the best software for brokers, I have no doubt that Apto will fulfill its promise and its ambitions.”

Created in 2012, the Denver-based software provider, gives brokers powerful, flexible tools for customer relationship management (CRM), deal management and back-office operations. Apto serves nearly 10,000 commercial brokers and is the CRM of choice for 6 of the top 8 CRE brands.


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