Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services has named John Krueger sales manager of its Manhattan office.
Krueger joined the Manhattan office as an agent in June 2012. He focused on the acquisition and disposition of office buildings in midtown Manhattan and was a member of Marcus & Millichap’s National Office and Industrial Properties Group.
Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap, Krueger was a residential real estate sales professional based in Chicago.
He graduated from Cedarville University in Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in education and received a master’s degree in administration from Ohio’s Central State University.
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) leasing experts Peter Shimkin and Robert Eisenberg were named executive managing directors.
For over a decade, each has been instrumental in several of the firm’s high-profile leasing transactions throughout New York City.
Most recently, Peter Shimkin was integral in the repositioning of Savanna’s 245 and 249 W. 17th Street, in Chelsea, and the subsequent leasing of the majority of both buildings to social media giant Twitter for 141,000 s/f.
Working closely with David Falk, president of the New York Tri-state Region, and team, 2013 highlights include: the disposition of 180,000 s/f for Time, Inc., at 1271 Avenue of the Americas; 237,000 s/f of leasing at 1251 Avenue of the Americas for owner Mitsui Fudosan America; and the representation of investment firm Angelo, Gordon & Co. in its renewal and expansion at 245 Park Avenue.
Shimkin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History at Muhlenberg College and his Juris Doctorate at Hofstra University School of Law.
In 2013, Robert Eisenberg teamed with vice chairman Mark Weiss to help technology advertising-solutions firm Appnexus expand to 217,000 s/f at its 28-40 West 23rd Street headquarters, as well as in multiple offices nationally.
Among other 2013 highlights, Eisenberg represented Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Columbia University in multiple Midtown transactions; Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in a 42,000 s/f relocation to the Financial District; and accounting firm EisnerAmper in a 142,000 s/f renewal/expansion at 750 Third Avenue.
Eisenberg was honored with REBNY’s “Most Ingenious Deal of the Year” award for the transaction on behalf of SEIU Local 32BJ in 2010.
He was the 2000 recipient of REBNY’s “The Most Promising Salesperson in New York City” award and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Columbia University.
Michael J. DiLeo, who joined the Melville, N.Y., law firm Brown & Altman LLP in February 2008, has been named a partner of the firm.
DiLeo’s work currently includes all facets of commercial lending, commercial leasing, 1031 exchanges, tenants-in-common transactions, IDA and SBA work, as well as mezzanine lending and bridge loan financing.
He recently led the Brown & Altman team responsible for financing Gurney’s Inn in Montauk, N.Y.
Prior to joining Brown & Altman, DiLeo operated his own real estate investment and consulting firm.
Earlier, he was a senior associate at Phillips, Lytle LLP. He began his legal career at Rivkin, Radler, LLP in Uniondale, N.Y.
DiLeo received his law degree from the Hofstra University School of Law in 1994. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance with a minor in international relations from Fairfield University.
Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC announced the appointment of Patrick Boyle as vice president.
Boyle is responsible for originating multifamily loans nationwide utilizing Arbor’s entire product line, including FHA, Fannie Mae, CMBS, Bridge, Mezzanine and Preferred Equity. He is based in the company’s Bel Air, MD, office and reports to Ken Fazio, Senior Vice President, National Production Manager.
He brings more than 13 years of commercial real estate financial services to Arbor. Most recently, he served as vice president of a private Washington, DC-based lender specializing in commercial real estate financings nationwide.
Boyle began his career with J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking Division in New York, where he focused on leveraged buyouts in the retail and manufacturing sectors.
During the past 12 years in the industry, Boyle has closed more than $2 billion in financings.
Transwestern announced that Alan Zambarano has joined the firm as a senior project manager.
Zambarano will work closely with vice president of construction management Joe Polise in overseeing Transwestern’s construction management assignments throughout the Northeast region.
Zambarano’s career in real estate and project management spans more than two decades.
A graduate from Roger Williams University School of Architecture in 1991, he joins Transwestern from Avison Young where he was a senior project manager for the past six years.
Over the past 10 years he has focused his career on managing tenant interior renovations and new construction projects. He has extensive experience implementing both tenant improvement projects and capital improvement projects.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP announced that Fabien Carruzzo, James Hannah, Tzvi Rokeach and Stephen D. Zide have been promoted to partner at the firm.
Carruzzo, Hannah and Zide were formerly associates. Rokeach was formerly special counsel.
Fabien Carruzzo advises asset managers, investment funds, commodity traders, investment banks and other market participants on transactional and regulatory matters in the full spectrum of derivatives and structured products.
He holds a Master of Laws degree from The University of Chicago Law School and is a graduate, magna cum laude, of the University of Lausanne Law School and School of Forensic Science and Criminology, in Switzerland, where he received both a J.D. and a Master in Criminology.
James Hannah is a patent litigator who tries cases on behalf of high-tech companies across the country.
Tzvi Rokeach has a broad based real estate practice, with significant experience in financings, workouts and restructurings, large scale development and construction projects, joint ventures, sales and acquisitions.
Rokeach earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Touro College and his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Stone Scholar and Articles Editor for the Columbia Business Review.
Stephen D. Zide works in Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy, New York.
Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) announced that David Pennetta has joined the firm as executive director of brokerage and senior managing director of the Long Island office.
Formerly a principal of Oxford & Simpson Realty in Jericho, Pennetta will manage the Long Island office. He will also identify new business opportunities, recruit staff, and develop the sales team.
In addition, Pennetta will collaborate with other regional personnel to continue serving business he has previously built.
Pennetta comes to C&W with more than 25 years of experience. He joined Oxford & Simpson in 1988 as a sales associate and became a company principal in 1994.
A member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and a graduate of Molloy College’s Energeia Partnership, Pennetta also serves on the Town of Huntington Planning Board and on the board of the YMCA of Long Island.
He graduated with honors from New York University with a bachelor of science degree in real estate.
Eastern Consolidated has named Michael R. Levine as associate director.
Levine specializes in the sales and acquisition of all commercial property types with an emphasis on mixed-use buildings, development sites and 1031 exchanges.
Previously, Levine was senior vice president, Institutional Bond Sales at GMP Securities, a Canadian Investment Bank.
His background includes eight years of experience on Wall Street structuring and negotiating transactions with many of the largest financial institutions in the world.
Levine is a graduate of the University of Maryland Scholar’s Program and is an integral part of alumni affairs.
Evergreen Insurance & Risk Management appointed one of the firm’s top agents, Rafi Lehmann, to head a new HiPriority HP Department designed to educe the time it normally takes to get an insurance policy approved.
Lehmann, who joined Evergreen in 2013, will be in charge of the new department that relies on a program developed by Evergreen that allows the company to rush accounts that require a quick turnover in less than 24 to 48 hours.
He formerly worked at Compu Plus.
Gerard Nocera and Michael Reid, founding partners of Herald Square Properties, announced that Jon B. Schneidman has joined the firm as a partner.
Schneidman is responsible for investments and has already worked on the acquisition of the firm’s newest properties at 142 West 36th Street and 234 West 39th Street.
Prior to joining Herald Square Properties, Schneidman was a managing director and member of the Real Estate Executive Committee at Lehman Brothers Holding, Inc., which followed his tenure as senior vice president of the Global Real Estate Group for Lehman Brothers.
Before that, he was a vice president at Eastdil Realty.
Advantage Group announced that John Bransfield III has been promoted to senior vice president at Advantage Title, the flagship company of the Advantage Group.
Bransfield, who has been with Advantage since 2007, previously was vice president-sales.
He graduated in 1991 from Mount St. Mary’s College with a degree in business and finance.
He is also a 2013 graduate of the Energeia Partnership at Molloy College, a Long Island-based stewardship program focused on addressing the region’s most complex issues.
Thomas Kornitzer has joined Winick Realty Group NJ, where he will serve as senior director, working out of the company’s Cranford, NJ office.
Kornitzer will be in charge of both landlord and tenant accounts, specifically working with such exclusive clients as Safeguard Self Storage, Pep Boys and Wendy’s.
Kornitzer brings more than 20 years of experience in retail and commercial brokerage to the role, having held positions in New Jersey, New York and Southern Florida.
Most recently, he served as regional director in both New York and New Jersey at RKF. Kornitzer also served as owner and president of Coast Real Estate.
Carlton Group chairman Howard L. Michaels announced the appointment of Kevin B. Swill as chief operating officer of the Carlton Group.
Swill will oversee the day to day operations of the company, as well as play a key role in growing the firm’s high net worth equity syndication business and Carlton’s Investment Sales Division.
Swill is a real estate and capital markets specialist having been involved in the financing of acquisitions, recapitalization and disposition of more than 13,000 apartments while serving as president of Westminster Capital a subsidiary of Kushner Companies.
In addition, Swill managed a staff of senior property managers with responsibilities for over four million square feet of commercial assets, including 666 Fifth Avenue, as president of Kushner Properties.
Prior to joining Carlton, Swill worked at Merrill Lynch, CIBC, Deutsche Banc, and Citicorp/Citibank.
Pliskin Realty & Development announced the appointment of Michael DiBella as associate.
He will concentrate on both property sales and leasing assignments, representing both property owners and tenants.
Before joining Pliskin, DiBella served as the East Coast Client Relationship Manager for Supply Logic, Inc.
His professional background also includes his roles as Healthcare Account Director with Standard Register Inc., sales consultant with Redi-Mail Direct Marketing, account representative with Uarco, Inc. and sales representative with Paychex, Inc.
He is a former owner/manager of Bella Food Enterprises, Inc. and a beverage business.
DiBella holds an A.A.S. Associate’s Degree in Banking, Real Estate and Insurance from Nassau Community College.