Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) has grown its Fairfield County, Conn. and Westchester County, N.Y., operations with the addition of three industry leading professionals.
NGKF is pleased to welcome Jacqueline Durels as senior managing director, and Tim Rorick and Jodie LaRocque as managing directors.
Jacquline Durels comes to NGKF from Colliers. During her career, she has completed over 100 transactions valued in excess of $480 million.
Representative tenant advisory transactions include Blyth Inc., Richman Group, and Greenwich Associates, all 30,000 s/f leases in Greenwich. Equally versed in landlord representation, Durels brings several agency assignments to NGKF, including 50 Locust Avenue (42,143 s/f) in New Canaan, owned by NC Land Company.
Tim Rorick previously served as senior managing director at Colliers in Stamford. He has negotiated over 100 transactions valued in excess of $100 million in various industries.
These successes include the 52,000 s/f Stamford Hospital lease at 1351 Washington Boulevard. Rorick also showcased his professional flexibility in the disposition of Cigna’s 56,000 s/f sublease in Tarrytown, N.Y.
Subsequent to joining NGKF, Normandy Real Estate Partners awarded Rorick the exclusive leasing agency assignment for Darien Green, a two-building, 144,000 s/f property in Darien.
Jodie LaRocque previously served as vice president at Barclays Capital (formerly Lehman Brothers), where she managed leasing transactions for the company’s New York headquarters and its more than three-million-square-foot U.S. portfolio.
Before that, she held the role of vice president and northeast region portfolio manager at Bank of America. She also worked in corporate services at GVA Williams and Cushman & Wakefield.
Massey Knakal Retail Leasing Services announced that Samantha Freilich has joined the division as a director of retail leasing. She will be focusing on Chelsea.
Prior to Massey Knakal, Freilich was a junior committee associate at the Alzheimer’s Association NYC Chapter.
Earlier, she spent time as an event and fundraising consultant, specializing in the nonprofit and entertainment industries. She was also a development co-ordinator at Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic and special events manager at Wise and Company in New York.
Freilich attended New York University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Journalism and Psychology.
James M. Maloney has joined Statewide Abstract Co. title insurance experts in White Plains and agents of Chicago Title Insurance. Statewide also writes for First American and Stuart.
Maloney was assistant vice president for 22 years for Chicago Title. He began his career as a title professional in 1975 for The Title Guarantee Company where he was vice president of sales until 1978.
He continued as a title professional through his entire career up to the present, with skills in sales for Pioneer National Title, TitleGuarantee New York, and Ticor Title, New York.
He holds a BA in Economics from Manhattan College, Bronx, and completed additional studies in real estate at the New School in NYC.
Massey Knakal Realty Services announced that Aliaksandr Svetlakou has been
promoted to director of sales, covering Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Homecrest, Manhattan Beach, and Sheepshead Bay.
He joined Massey Knakal in September 2012 as an associate. Previously, he was a consultant at Midtown Equities Realty Group.
Earlier, as a senior financial credit manager at Wells Fargo, Svetlakou designed, developed, and recommended credit risk strategies.
He attended St. John’s University on a full scholarship. He played Division I tennis while double majoring in Finance and Economics and Marketing Management.
Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation (MMCC) has named R. John Wilcox II as vice president.
Based in the firm’s Manhattan office, Wilcox will assist in managing MMCC’s day-to-day operations with a specific emphasis on growing its East Coast debt and equity platform.
His mandate is to assist the firm’s loan originators in developing and expanding their business and to recruit additional professionals to grow existing teams and staff new offices.
Wilcox has more than 20 years of experience in real estate capital markets, asset management and finance.
Most recently, he held the title of managing director and head of the Capital Markets Group at Savills. Before that, he was senior vice president capital markets and vice president of financial services at Rockwood Realty Associates for six years. He was also a vice president at Ahern & Partners.
Wilcox graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.
Avison Young announced that industry veteran Shari Krasnow-Renzi has joined the firm to expand its project management services platform in New York City.
Krasnow-Renzi joins as a director of project management and will be based in the company’s New York City office.
She comes to Avison Young after 15 years with Turner & Townsend, where she managed build-out and construction assignments on behalf oclients, including KKR & Co., Bloomberg LP, BMW, The Gap and Societe Generale.
Prior to joining Turner & Townsend, Krasnow-Renzi held positions at Theodore Williams Construction, Rockwell Group Design & Architecture, Ted Moudis & Associates, and Sasso Design Group.
She received a bachelor’s degree in architecture and design from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
The New York office of Cresa announced that Christopher Hagerup joined the firm as vice president on the office’s brokerage team.
Hagerup will be responsible for new business development as well as lease negotiations and project-specific market analysis for clients in the New York metropolitan area.
Before joining Cresa New York, Hagerup worked for the Tenant Representation Group at Jones Lang LaSalle in Washington, D.C..
Prior to that, he worked at CoStar Group and developed relationships with an extensive list of commercial real estate professionals.
Johnson Capital announced that Karl Seidenwurm has joined the firm’s New York City office as senior vice president.
Seidenwurm is involved in originating and placing both debt and equity for commercial and multi-family properties throughout the United States.
Prior to joining Johnson Capital, Seidenwurm was the director of operations and leasing at Bexin Management.
Before that, he was the director of acquisitions at Lincoln Equity Group and vice president of asset management at DLC Management Corp.
Seidenwurm was also at Lehman Brothers where he worked on the securitization of more than $15 billion of commercial mortgages.
Early in his career, he was an asset manager for the Brown Companies, Inc and a leasing broker for Jones Lang Wooton, USA.
Seidenwurm received his Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson University, College of Law, his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado and a Diploma in Real Estate from New York University, Real Estate Institute. He also completed the ICSC Certificate of Asset Management.
Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC announced the appointment of Michael Zysman as director and Ben Levine as originator in the company’s New York City office.
Zysman and Levine are responsible for originating loans under all of Arbor’s multifamily and commercial product lines, including Fannie Mae, FHA, CMBS, Bridge, Mezzanine and Preferred Equity.
Prior to their current roles, both Zysman and Levine were senior underwriters at Arbor.
Before joining Arbor, Michael Zysman was a vice president at the New Dawn Companies, where he led a team responsible for the acquisition, capital raising, underwriting and structuring of more than 4,500 multifamily units with a total capitalization of $450 million.
He has also held acquisition and asset management roles at Reckson Strategic Venture Partners, LLC; Time Equities, Inc.; The Bainbridge Companies; and LNR Partners LLC.
Zysman has more than 12 years of commercial real estate experience and has been involved in more than $1.5 billion of closed transactions across most product types.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Hofstra University and a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.
Prior to joining Arbor, Ben Levine was an assistant vice president at Hudson Housing Capital, where he served as lead underwriter for low income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity investments in affordable housing properties across the country.
Levine has more than 13 years of commercial real estate experience as an underwriter and a consultant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California at San Diego.
Cassidy Turley announced the addition of three team members to its brokerage division: Susan Kahaner as senior managing director, Jennifer Ogden as senior vice president and Nancy Washburn as senior vice president.
Susan Kahaner was previously at CBRE where she completed numerous transactions for clients including the Museum of Modern Art, Foundation Center, New York State Health Foundation, Better Business Bureau Serving Metropolitan New York and Care USA.
Before her career in real estate, Kahaner was a staff writer for Walter Cronkite at CBS.
Jennifer Ogden has successfully managed a variety of clients on both a local and national level including Cinedigm, Hewlett Packard, KPMG, Rodale, The New York Foundling and UBS.
She is a past board member of Goodwill Rescue Mission where she helped the organization realize its mission through effective strategic planning, real estate monetization and the implementation and oversight of annual operating budgets.
She is a former board member of The Junior League of Montclair-Newark and a co-founder of the League’s Endowment Campaign.
Nancy Washburn joins the brokerage division of Cassidy Turley providing leasing representation to financial services, corporate and middle-market organizations.
Previously, she was at Jonathan Barry Associates, Inc. She was a director of marketing and Global Client Delivery in Global Transaction Services with Citigroup and group vice president of Client Services in Global Cash Management Services with The Bank of New York Mellon.
Giscombe Realty Group LLC announced the hiring of Brian Scott Smith as a broker in Harlem.
Most recently, Smith worked as a contracts administrator for the television and film industry at NBC Universal Studios, Universal City, California.
He has also held positions with Merck, Sharpe & Dome as a pharmaceutical specialist, with Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor, and with Halliburton in the Middle East as a contracts manager. He worked as a sales executive with Hilton Grand Vacations in New York City.
Smith is a retired US Army major with over 20 years of military service. He was a highly decorated officer who was part of Special Operations Forces. He received a Bronze Star from Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield in the Gulf War.
Smith speaks Spanish and Arabic and has a bachelor of science degree in International Studies from Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia.
He also attended the New York Film Academy in Universal Studios, in Los Angeles, CA. where he majored in filmmaking.