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WHO’S NEWS: GPG gets new director, Fannie Mae names successor to board

Building Engines announced the appointment of Scott Morey, Executive Director of GPG Advisers, to the company’s Board of Directors.

Moray has 30 years of global experience in the real estate industry and worked with numerous real estate owners, operators, developers, and advisors.
He is a longtime member of the Realcomm Advisory Council and has served in executive-level roles for several large real estate and CRE tech organizations.
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DAS-Alliance Group hired Ed Wlodarczyk to serve as its Director of Capital Markets. Wlodarczyk adds his broad expertise to the firm’s growing and comprehensive Developer Advisory business.
Wlodarczyk is based in DAS-Alliance’s San Diego office, bringing 30 years of experience in private equity, structured finance and portfolio management on behalf of capital partners and investors.

Wlodarczyk most recently served as chief operating officer for Bespoke Real Estate Advisors. Prior to that role, he served as Head of Capital Markets for DTZ before the consolidation with Cushman & Wakefield.
Wlodarczyk also co-founded a private equity firm in the Midwest that provided institutional grade assets to real estate investors seeking to complete a like-kind exchange of their investment property in order to defer capital gain issuance.
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Fannie Mae announced that Jonathan Plutzik succeeded Egbert L. J. Perry as Chair of Fannie Mae’s Board of Directors,

Plutzik joined the Fannie Mae Board of Directors in November 2009. During his tenure, he has served as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Risk Policy & Capital Committee, Vice Chair of the Strategic Initiatives & Technology Committee, and as a member of the Compensation Committee.

Perry has been a Fannie Mae director since December 2008 and was appointed Chair of Fannie Mae’s Board of Directors in March 2014.

Plutzik has served as Chairman of Betsy Ross Investors, LLC since 2005. He previously served in various positions with Credit Suisse Group for 24 years before retiring as Vice Chairman in 2002.
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Janover announced the promotion of Mindy Kamen to partner.
Kamen, a resident of Oceanside, joined Janover right out of college and has risen through the ranks, from staff accountant to principal, to now being the youngest partner at the firm.

Kamen is involved in many internal firm committees including Tax, Transition and Technology. Additionally, she is involved with representing the firm at college recruiting fairs and career fairs, training new hires, mentoring staff members and providing in-house seminars.
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Dynamic Star announced that Penny Lee, joined the company as Director of Planning.
Lee was the former planner for Long Island City with the NYC Department of City Planning.
As the lead planner for several zoning changes and infrastructure projects, including the LIC Special District and Queens Plaza, Lee worked seamlessly throughout the Koch, Dinkens, Guiliani, Bloomberg, and de Blasio administrations to create LIC.

Lee brings her expertise of real estate, construction, and financial disciplines, including land use, zoning and underwriting.

Previously, Lee served as Senior Planner for Long Island City & Queens Community District 2 at the NYC Department of City Planning.

Lee began her career at DCP in 1988. While at the agency, Lee established land use, zoning, and infrastructure policy for Sunnyside, Woodside, and Long Island City and established a long-term land use and zoning policy for the neighborhood.
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Michael Trabold joined HNTB Corporation as a senior project manager and vice president in the New York transit/rail practice, based in the firm’s Empire State Building office.
He has more than 28 years of experience in transit design, construction management and tunneling, including design-build projects, with transportation agencies in the New York City area and Washington, D.C.

Trabold’s background includes work on many key infrastructure projects, including New York City Transit’s enhanced station initiative. and serving as project manager for the Second Avenue subway line extension.

He also has served as lead structural engineer on multiple design packages for the Gateway Tunnel project, project engineer for the Dey Street Tunnel project, which is a design-build contract that became part of

NYCT’s Fulton Street Station complex, and project engineer for a Metro North Railroad facility at Grand Central Station as well as NYCT entrances at the Times Square station.

Trabold graduated from Manhattan College with a master’s degree in structural and geotechnical engineering and a bachelor’s in civil engineering,

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