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WHO’S NEWS: Commercial appointments and promotions

Sholom & Zuckerbrot Realty LLC has named Ian Tarasuk, Esq., as an associate real estate broker.

Tarasuk, a member of the New York State and New Jersey Bars, and the Queens County Bar Association, served for the past 11 years as staff attorney in the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society of New York.

Prior to that, he worked as a staff accountant at the New York accounting firm of Cornick, Garber & Sandler, and also amassed experience as an equities trader.

Tarasuk is a graduate of the Shepard Broad College of Law at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, where he was Treasurer of the Student Bar Association, Florida Bar Foundation Public Service Fellow and a member of the Pro Bono Honors Program.

Prior to obtaining his Juris Doctor degree, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.


Cushman & Wakefield announced that retail broker, Melissa Naeder has joined the firm as a Senior Director of Retail Brokerage in Long Island.

Naeder will be based in the Melville office, and will work with Katie Mahon, Managing Director, Retail Services & Brokerage Operations, Tri-State Region and Joseph Caridi, Executive Managing Director, Downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, to lead our retail efforts in the suburban market.

Naeder joins Cushman & Wakefield with over 12 years of commercial real estate experience, most recently as a Director at Sabre, where she worked on the growth of national retailers on Long Island such as AT&T, Blink Fitness and Starbucks.

Prior to this role, Naeder worked at Commercial Retail Associates as Director of Leasing, working with tenants like Sears, Five Guys, and Denny’s.


Cushman & Wakefield announced that industrial broker Stephen Sander has joined the firm as a Senior Director of Industrial Brokerage for the New Jersey market.

Sander will work with a team consisting of Stan Danzig, Jules Nissim, Steve Elman, Michael Terranova, Kim Bach and Cathy Bounczek, focusing on industrial leasing and sales.

Sander joins Cushman & Wakefield with a wealth of experience, most recently as a First Vice President at CBRE in Industrial & Logistics, where his team handled over one million square feet in the New Jersey market and managed an impressive and diverse roster of clients.

Previously, Sander worked at New Jersey-based commercial real estate firm, Weichert Commercial Brokerage, where he was recognized as a top broker.

Sander is a graduate of the R101 Appraisal Program, and has a Bachelor of Science from William Paterson University.


JLL has hired Timothy Greiner and Frank Recine as executive managing directors, Blake Goodman as executive vice president and Brendan McBride as senior vice president.

The four real estate professionals join the firm’s Parsippany, N.J., office, and will work closely with Daniel Loughlin, international director and head of New Jersey office brokerage.

Timothy Greiner was also named as Agency Lead and will oversee all agency leasing efforts for the firm in New Jersey.
Prior to joining JLL, Greiner served as executive managing director with Newmark Knight Frank. Greiner negotiated more than 400 lease transactions totaling in excess of eight million square feet.

Earlier, he was vice president of leasing for the Gale Company, where he oversaw the leasing for a three million-square-foot owned and managed portfolio in New Jersey, New York and Michigan.

Greiner received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, with a minor in business administration, from Vanderbilt University and earned his Juris Doctor from Rutgers University.

Prior to joining JLL, Frank Recine served with Newmark Knight Frank, where he became the youngest principal in the company. He was later promoted to executive managing director. Earlier, Recine was a senior associate at CBRE.

Prior to his real estate career, Recine was a case manager with law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, managing a team of 10 paralegals in a two-year, multimillion-dollar arbitration.

He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Penn State University and earned his Juris Doctor, with a focus in environmental laws and regulations, from Pace University Law School.

Prior to joining JLL, Blake Goodman served as senior managing director with NKF. Goodman also worked as account manager and global transaction manager for Albemarle Corp.’s global real estate portfolio.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Boston University with a concentration in finance. Goodman serves as a board member for ARC, Association for Corporate Growth.

Prior to joining JLL, Brendan McBride, served as a director with NKF. He provided tenant representation and agency leasing services for corporate and institutional clients, with a focus on the acquisition and disposition of office properties. Earlier, he was an associate at CBRE.

McBride received a bachelor’s degree from College of the Holy Cross.


Olshan Properties announced the appointment of Wayne S. Chang as Executive Vice President, Finance.
Chang will be responsible for leading financial disciplines at the company including overseeing accounting, finance, audit, and tax compliance.

Chang brings more than 15 years of leadership in real estate finance to Olshan Properties. He has extensive experience in accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, tax planning and compliance.

Prior to joining Olshan Properties, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Preferred Real Estate Investments, Inc.
Earlier positions also included Chief Financial Officer for Skilken Real Estate and Vice President of Finance and Administration for U.S. Properties Group.

Chang earned a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Accounting as well as a MBA with a minor in real estate from Ohio State University.

He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA), designations accredited by the Institute of Management Accountants.


JPMorgan Chase has hired Winston Fant to lead Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Treasury Services, and Michelle Herrick as a Market Manager for Real Estate Banking’s (REB) Central Region.

The REB business has also recently hired six new senior client executives across the U.S. to serve local real estate investors.

The firm also appointed Kurt Stuart to lead its Commercial Term Lending (CTL) business in the Northeast, and Julie Thick to manage REB’s subscription lending platform.

Winston Fant, in this newly created role reporting to head of CRE Al Brooks, will be responsible for CRE’s Treasury Services strategy.

Previously, Fant was with U.S. Bank where he was the co-head of CRE deposit & payment solutions.
He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from The University of Texas, and is a Certified Treasury Professional.

Kurt Stuart has been named the new head of CTL Northeast, reporting to head of CTL Ed Ely.

Stuart will manage this region’s multifamily lending strategy and loan originations to best serve clients and provide them with certainty of execution.

Stuart joined the firm in 2015 as a CTL Region Manager and was previously with GE Capital for 10 years.
He received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of California-Irvine and Bachelor degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Michelle Herrick has been named Market Manager for REB’s Central Region, reporting to co-head of REB Chad Tredway.

Herrick will manage a team that works with top-tier real estate investors and developers in the region delivering products and services such as debt, treasury and investment banking products.

Herrick joins from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she was a Senior Client Manager. She received her Masters of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and her undergraduate business degree from Miami University in Ohio.

Julie Thick will lead REB’s subscription lending platform, working closely with institutional investors and fund sponsors on strategic real estate investments. Thick reports to co-head of REB Priscilla Almodovar.

Thick recently was a Senior Client Executive in the Central Region. She received a Bachelors in Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and serves on the National and Chicago boards of the Real Estate Lenders Association and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Additionally, REB is expanding the team with new senior bankers, hiring local market experts and decision makers who are committed to the local community.

Kenya Williams, a Senior Client Executive in Los Angeles, joining from PNC, Jon Tarnow, a Senior Client Executive in Irvine, joining from Bank of the West, James Whelan, a Senior Client Executive in New York, joining from Bank of America
Michael Pomposelli, a Senior Client Executive in Boston, joining from Bank of America, David Kern, a Senior Client Executive in Tampa, joining from Regions Bank, James Norton, a Senior Client Executive in Washington D.C., joining from BB&T.

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