Kent M. Swig announced two new appointments within the property management department of Swig Equities.
Anthony Zografos has been appointed as vice president of Property Management and Kevin Martin as director of engineering Services.
Anthony Zografos brings 20 years of experience in property management in New York City, working with top-tier firms including Tishman Speyer
Properties in property management, followed by Equity Office Properties, where he was general manager. During his time at EOP, Zografos was responsible for management, operations, and development projects for several of the firm’s Class-A commercial office buildings.
Zografos graduated from PACE University with a degree in Business Administration.
Kevin Martin previously held the position as chief engineer and assistant building manager for Jack Resnick & Sons at 485 Madison Avenue, a 305,000 s/f Class-A office building located in Midtown.
Martin was responsible for day to day operations, including the installation and maintenance of all building mechanical systems and coordinated several major capital improvements such as the installation of building management systems, elevator modernizations, façade rehabilitation and a building wide window replacement project.
Martin is a graduate of Baruch College and holds a degree in Real Estate and Metropolitan Development.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP announced the addition of a new partner, Philip Braginsky, as co-chair of its Intellectual Property Group as part of its ongoing expansion.
Braginsky was formerly a partner and the co-chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Sills Cummis & Gross, PC.
He helps his clients with value creation services through intellectual property counseling, litigation and patent and trademark procurement in the life sciences, tech and financial industries.
GFI Capital Resources Group announced that 15-year industry veteran Robert Ross, has joined the company as chief technology officer.
Prior to joining GFI, Ross served as director of information technology with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank where he was responsible for nationwide support networks, vendor relations, personnel management, and process re-engineering. He also oversaw the company’s network and infrastructure support team.
During his tenure, Ross reduced the company’s operational expenses by 36 percent.
Carlo J. Caparruva has joined Crossroads Companies, LLC, as executive vice president of leasing services, announced Steve Hittman, the company’s president and CEO.
The company’s portfolio encompasses approximately 700,000 s/f of grocery-anchored shopping centers and free-standing single net-leased properties.
Prior to joining Crossroads Companies, Caparruva served as a director with Fameco Real Estate, LP and as a principal and broker of record with Fidelity Properties, LLC.
During the course of his career, he has closed nearly $1 billion in transactions totaling in excess of six million square feet.
Caparruva is an active member of ICSC and chairman of the ICSC NJ PAC, and a graduate of Upsala College.
Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services has named Brian Hosey sales manager of its Manhattan office.
Hosey has been an associate agent in the Manhattan office since September 2010. His product specialty is multifamily and mixed-use properties.
As an agent, Hosey was an associate member in the firm’s National Multi Housing Group and he earned a sales recognition award.
Hosey graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University with dual degrees in business and communications.
Integrated Business Systems (IBS) employee Allison DeMiro has been named diirector of project management for the real estate technology firm.
The promotion coincides with the establishment of IBS’s Project Management Office (PMO), which responds to the company’s growth and associated need for more formalized product development processes.
DeMiro joined IBS in 2001 as an entry-level programmer. She consistently has taken on positions of increasing responsibility over the past 12 years.
DeMiro earned a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. She attended Chubb Institute (now Anthem Institute) for her technology training.
Prior to joining IBS, she worked in the media buying field.
Privately held portfolio lender Mesa West Capital has hired Noah Bilenker as senior counsel and Philip Smith as originations analyst in its growing New York City office.
Noah Bilenker joins Mesa West Capital from the New York office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, where he was an associate in the real estate department.
Previously, Bilenker was vice president and general counsel of Zamir Equities, where he oversaw acquisitions and dispositions, financing, leasing, and joint venture partnerships for the New York-based real estate investment firm.
Bilenker started his real estate law career in the real estate department of Fried, Frank Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Bilenker earned a JD from The Columbia University School of Law where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a MS in Real Estate Finance from the Schack Institute of Real Estate at NYU.
Prior to joining Mesa West Capital, Philip Smith was with Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in the firm’s Investment Management Division. He is a graduate of Connecticut College.
Smith will be responsible for supporting the New York originations team with the underwriting of short-term first mortgage debt for the acquisition and recapitalization of transitional or non-stabilized commercial real estate assets in New York and gateway cities on the East Coast.
Advance Realty announced that Michael Sommer has been named managing director of Community Development.
Sommer, who has a 17-year track record of developing and constructing several thousand residential units, will be responsible for leading efforts related to the development of high profile and large scale mixed-use projects.
Prior to joining Advance, Sommer served as senior vice president for Premier Development & Affiliates. Among the notable projects he has worked on are Stone Bridge in Raritan Borough, N.J.
Sommer earned an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business from Lafayette College.
Rose Associates announced that Maria Masi has been hired as a managing director within the company’s development division.
Masi, who spent many years with AvalonBay Communities, Inc., joins Rose after acting as an independent consultant to the firm.
Masi has spent a decade project managing notable residential developments in New York City. Prior to joining Rose, she was with AvalonBay Communities, Inc. where she acted as development director on such communities as Avalon Chrystie Place and Avalon Bowery Place.
She also worked with Forest City Ratner Companies as a project manager for the residential portion of the Atlantic Yards development, a project planned to include more than 6,400 units of affordable, middle-income and market-rate housing.
A graduate of Universidad Nacional de Buenas Aires (School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism) and Universidad Nacional de La Plata (School of Economic Sciences), Masi holds a Masters Degree in Real Estate and Urban Development from Harvard University.