Movers and Shakers week ending 9/16/22

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Craig Branton

Cushman & Wakefield and Greystone Hire Premier Multifamily/Financing Team in Denver

Cushman and Wakefield and Greystone Maintenance Company LLC recently announced that a seasoned Equity, Debt and Structured Finance (EDSF) team led by Vice President Craig Branton, MS has joined the companies in Denver. Branton has extensive experience in commercial real estate lending and has been responsible for incurring debt in excess of $1 billion over his career.

Previously at CBRE, EDFF’s three-member team also includes director Chris Bourgeois and financial analyst Brett Brown. Working at both Cushman & Wakefield and Greystone Servicing Company LLC, the team will specialize in multi-family loan originations, providing financing solutions to commercial real estate investors and owners. Branton and the team will also focus on helping the joint venture grow. In December 2021, Cushman & Wakefield finalized its $500 million strategic investment in Greystone, acquiring a 40% stake in Greystone’s agency, FHA and service businesses.

Brett Brown

“We are delighted to welcome this high performing team led by Craig, whose extensive finance experience and exceptional track record in the industry will enhance our strong suite of EDSF and multi-family services. The strategic joint venture of Cushman & Wakefield and Greystone has created a platform of best-in-class advisory services and capital solutions to fully support our clients’ investment strategies,” said John O’Neill, President, US Multifamily Capital Markets at Cushman & Wakefield.

“It is a pleasure to welcome this first EDSF team to our offices in Denver. They are highly respected in our market and will add tremendous depth to the range and level of lending services we offer our clients,” added Steve Schwab, Managing Director for Colorado and Utah at Cushman & Wakefield.

“This new team in Denver represents a key step in growing our joint effort with Cushman & Wakefield to provide a range of capital markets solutions to real estate investors, particularly in a central market where we can add value in the multifamily sector,” said Chip Hudson, executive vice president and head of lending platform at Greystone.

In addition to his extensive experience in the multi-family sector, Branton’s work in commercial real estate has included industrial, retail, office, self-storage and parking properties. At CBRE, Branton was one of the top domestic producers in the loan business, as well as one of the top overall company production professionals in the Americas. Prior to CBRE, Branton was a director at Terrix Financial in Denver, where he was also a top producer.

Craig Branton said: “Cushman & Wakefield offers a preeminent full-service platform and being part of this beneficial joint venture with Greystone will provide our clients with direct access to Greystone’s agency loan products and will also enable the issuance of shares and debts through life insurance companies. , debt funds, regional and national banks and credit unions, and CMBS lenders.

McWhinney appoints new vice president of business development and all-rounder

Karen McShea

McWhinneya national real estate investment, development and management firm with expertise in commercial, multi-family, hotel, residential and mixed-use assets, has expanded its leadership team by appointing Karen McShea, senior vice president of commercial development and mixed use.

In his new role, McShea provides leadership and management of vertical real estate development teams and projects while working closely with members of McWhinney’s acquisition, finance, design, construction and operations teams. . His responsibilities are currently focused on the McWhinney projects located in Colorado as well as Salt Lake City, Utah. McShea’s areas of expertise include site selection, complex and mixed-use project developments, real estate positioning, marketing strategy and analysis, in addition to public/private partnerships and the development of implementation strategies. work.

Prior to joining McWhinney, McShea served as senior vice president of Corporex in Colorado, successfully growing the Denver office and securing strong growth opportunities for the company. With over 25 years of experience, McShea is globally recognized for its industry expertise and has advised clients on issues relating to the implementation of complex real estate projects; asset positioning and marketing strategies; market analysis; maximize economic value for businesses and investors; Public-private partnerships; development implementation strategies; Tenders and developer selection process. Throughout her career, Karen has managed domestic and global developments in cities including Boston, San Francisco, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Cartagena, Colombia.

McShea exemplifies McWhinney’s commitment to creating sustainable communities that provide a true sense of place, promote belonging and enable connectivity for all. In Boston, she created an award-winning after-school program for Girls, Inc. of Lowell, where she led several eight-week programs for girls ages 10-12 on various aspects of commercial real estate development.

McShea reports to Krista Sprenger who was recently promoted to executive vice president of business and mixed-use development.

Andrew Steinmetz to Lead Marketing Efforts for Transwestern’s Western Region

Andre Steinmetz

Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) announced that Andrew Steinmetz has joined the company as regional marketing manager for the West. Based in San Francisco, Steinmetz will lead marketing and communications initiatives throughout the region, which includes offices in denverSan Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Seattle, Las Vegas and Phoenix.

Steinmetz will work with regional leaders and national marketing to develop and implement initiatives that promote the company’s full-service commercial real estate platform and unique approach to service delivery. This includes brand awareness for Transwestern and its customers, as well as supporting business development activities through channels such as digital marketing, real estate campaigns, advertising, content marketing, creative media, events and media relations.

“We are thrilled to have Andrew on board to support and give visibility to the great work our teams do on behalf of our customers every day,” said Chip Clarke, president of the West Region of Transwestern. “His exceptional industry experience makes him an excellent addition to our highly creative team, and his skills will help us effectively communicate Transwestern’s value proposition to customers across the region.”

Steinmetz joins Transwestern from Colliers International, where he served as creative director and marketing manager for the East Bay and San Francisco Peninsula markets. He has led teams throughout the Bay Area, worked with brokers, clients, and design teams to develop print and digital materials, and designed business development materials. Previously, he ran an independent consultancy providing visual design, photography and art direction services to clients in various industries.

“I look forward to working with Transwestern teams in the region to highlight the company’s many successes, while implementing strategies to establish best practices that will spark creativity and increase efficiency,” said Steinmetz. “Transwestern’s size and organizational structure provide a unique opportunity to benefit from a national marketing team while having the flexibility to focus on local opportunities and initiatives.”