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WHO’S NEWS: JLL’S new international directors; Eric Rosedale’s global role at Greenberg Traurig

Paul Glickman and Peter Nicoletti in New York and Robert Kossar in New Jersey have been named international directors at JLL.
The three promotions to the firm’s top leadership group were among 34 announced worldwide at JLL and LaSalle Investment Management.
As distinguished professionals, the trio are recognized for their exceptional work for clients, superior roles in generating growth, and consistent teamwork and collaboration.
In commending these colleagues for their accomplishments, Colin Dyer, chief executive officer of JLL, noted, “As a group, the international directors reinforce and reflect our global presence and our position as an industry leader.”
Savanna has hired Joe Trovato as Project Cost Accountant.
He will be responsible for the development of cash flow projections, project budget reports, and the management of the overall cost reporting process for construction projects.

joetrovatoPrior to joining Savanna, Trovato worked as a financial analyst for Turner & Townsend. Trovato also has previous experience in the corporate finance arena.
He graduated from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.
Pliskin Realty & Development announced the appointment of Charles Bimba as assistant property manager.
Bimba was retained to help manage over 60 New York-Metropolitan area properties under Pliskin’s management in Nassau, Suffolk, Brooklyn and Queens.

PliskinCharles BimbaphotoDirectly prior to joining Pliskin, Bimba served as a foreman for Land-Tech Enterprises, where he managed a crew supervising multiple projects ranging from pipe laying and excavation to construction, deconstruction and home remodeling projects in the Philadelphia area.
Bimba holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Kutztown University.
Sidley Austin LLP is expanding the firm’s global Real Estate and Complex Commercial Litigation practices with the addition of four new partners.
Thelawyers come to Sidley from Bingham McCutchen LLP and bring a wealth of experience and expertise across the real estate spectrum.
Richard S. Fries, served as chair of the real estate group at his previous firm. He focuses his practice on complex real estate financing transactions, in which he represents leading national and global institutional lenders, investment banks and private equity firms.
Fries is known for his work in high-profile distressed commercial loan workouts spanning all real estate asset classes.
Scott L. Stern advises financial institutions in commercial real estate loans and other types of asset-based lending.
He has particular expertise in construction finance. He represents lenders and owners-developers in transactions involving office buildings, retail, multi-family apartment complexes, ground-up development and shopping centers.
Neil S. Cohen advises clients in real estate, asset-based and franchise lending transactions.
He has experience representing and advising major institutional and commercial lenders on permanent, construction, bridge and mezzanine loans.
His representative transactions include multistate and multi-property portfolio financings, construction loan originations, and loan participations and syndications.
Todd B. Marcus is a commercial litigator focusing on sophisticated real estate finance litigation.
He is experienced with contentious and complex mortgage foreclosure actions and workouts, the foreclosure and workout of mezzanine and other secured loans and intercreditor disputes.
He has been involved in the litigation, foreclosure and restructuring of permanent, construction and mezzanine loans secured by office buildings, land development projects, hotels, mixed-use projects, apartment buildings and automobile dealerships, among other real estate and business assets.
TerraCRG announced that Robert McDonald has joined the team as an associate.

robertmcdonaldMcDonald joined TerraCRG in the fall of 2013 and provides asset underwriting, market research and sales support for the firm.
He began under the tutelage of Ofer Cohen, and Melissa DiBella and now focuses exclusively on Bedford-Stuyvesant and the Bushwick submarkets working with multifamily and mixed-use assets.
A graduate of Williams College, McDOnald is an active Junior Board member of the New York Archdiocese’s Catholic Charities organization.
National Cooperative Bank has hired Greg Daniszewski and Bob Bernstein as National Commercial Real Estate (CRE) lenders focused on traditional CRE transactions and Harley Seligman as the newest Cooperative Housing lender in NCB’s New York Office.
All three are vice presidents. Daniszewski and Bernstein will be tasked with generating NCB’s CRE loan portfolio, which consists of CMBS and portfolio loans mainly focused on the East Coast.
Seligman joins NCB’s New York-based lending team of Ed Howe and Mindy Goldstein to generate cooperative housing first and second mortgages in the five boroughs of New York City.
Prior to their new roles at NCB, Greg Daniszewski was with Susquehanna Bank and senior vice president – director of Capital Markets at Preston Scheffenacker Properties .
Bob Bernstein was with CBRE, CW Capital and Artesia (Dexia) Mortgage Capital Corporation, where he was the director of Loan Originations.
Harley Seligman joins the New York co-operative housing team after the retirement of long time employee Sheldon Gartenstein.
He was recently with Urban Compass, a real estate technology start-up where he oversaw the initial outreach and expansion into the Brooklyn market and managed a team of nine agents.
Mark Zaziski has been promoted to senior associate at Cushman & Wakefield in East Rutherford.
He joined one of the company’s leading office leasing teams in 2011, shortly after graduating with high honors from Lehigh University.

markZazinskiUnder the direction of David Sherman and Marc Trevisan, Zaziski currently is spearheading more than 150,000 s/fin office tenant representation assignments.
His recent transactions include a 20,000 s/f lease for Alliant Technologies in Morristown, a 19,000 s/f lease for American List Counsel in Princeton, and a 12,500 s/f lease for DataMotion in Florham Park.
As a landlord representative, he serves as exclusive leasing agent for Denholtz Associates’ 270 Sylvan Ave. in Englewood Cliffs.
Zaziski earned a bachelor’s degree there in international relations, with minors in Spanish and economics.
Mark Milovic has joined LRC Properties, LLC as associate managing director.
He is joining the company’s asset management team and will also be assisting on acquisitions and dispositions, underwriting and evaluating of potential transactions, as well as assist in the sale of assets already in LRC’s portfolio.
Prior to joining LRC, Milovic was associate vice president of Latitude Management Real Estate Investors. During his tenure there, he was directly involved with originating more than $369 million of first mortgage bridge loans spread across 37 loans.
He also worked as a marketing analyst for a multinational company in Barcelona, Spain.
Milovic graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a BA in International Business and an emphasis in finance.
Harmony Housing Advisors, Inc. announced that Kevin Deegan has been named vice president, acquisitions.
Deegan will source mature affordable housing and expiring use LIHTC multifamily properties for Harmony Housing to grow its portfolio of affordable rental housing properties.
Previously, Deegan was a senior vice president of capital transactions at Centerline Capital Group. Before that, he worked at The Schonbraun McCann group where he consulted for numerous national REIT clients.
Deegan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from Virginia Tech University.
Building and Land Technology announced that Kathleen Williams has joined the company as director of leasing.
Williams brings more than 28 years of relevant in a wide range of areas to the job, including development, leasing and tenant and broker relations.
She’ll focus on commercial leasing across the company’s portfolio, which includes properties located in Norwalk, CT and the commercial properties at the redeveloped Harbor Point — more than 100 acres of urban, mixed-use development along Stamford, CT’s waterfront.

Kathleen Williams
Williams most recently served as director of leasing at the Fusco Management Co. She also previously worked at Black Rock Realty and was director of leasing at Albert D. Phelps/Merritt 7 Corporate Park.
The Shopping Center Group announced the hiring of Jeff Pandolfo as its director of leasing.
Pandolfo will be responsible for the growth and oversight of the Northeast project leasing division, as well as listing activities in its urban division, SCG Retail, for the five boroughs of New York.
Prior to joining the company,Pandolfo was director of leasing for L&M Development. Prior to L&M, he was vice president of commercial leasing at Extell Development Company.
A graduate of Yale University, Pandolfo is an active ICSC, REBNY and YMWREA member.
Cohen Real Estate (Cohen)announced two new members of its growing brokerage team.
Guy Saban joins Cohen as investment sales broker, and will leverage his experience working with foreign and domestic investors to provide advisory and investment services to buyers and sellers.
Prior to his involvement with real estate, Saban administered his own company, servicing foreign investors and diplomats abroad.
Mr. Saban’s academic background includes Ph.D. studies in computational-neuroscience from Hebrew University Medical School while researching Parkinson’s disease.
He also conducted brain research in the Brain Imaging Laboratory of Bar Ilan University in Israel.
Max Garelick joins as real estate associate, and will work alongside Cohen vice president Michael Cleeman to market retail, mixed-use and multi-family properties in Manhattan.

MaxGARELICHGarelick began his real estate career at Massey Knakal Realty Services Lower Manhattan division.He also previously worked as a licensed salesperson for Michael Matthew Fine Brokerage. Garelick began his real estate career at Massey Knakal Realty Services Lower Manhattan division. Garelick is a graduate from the New York University College of Arts and Sciences with a bachelor of arts in political science.
Greenberg Traurig announced that Eric Rosedale has joined the firm as chair of International Real Estate, a role in which his responsibilities will involve coordination of the real estate practice outside of the United States.
In this new role, Rosedale will work with the Global Chairs of the firmwide Real Estate Practice, Rob Ivanhoe and Corey Light, and other highly regarded real estate leaders throughout the firm. These will include Tim Webb, who will serve as Co-Chair of International Real Estate, with a focus on the burgeoning real estate market in the United Kingdom and consult with Rosedale from time to time on other areas of strategic importance.

ericrosedaleRosedale has more than 15 years of international real estate experience and was most recently a co-head of Global Real Estate at Dentons.
He was instrumental in growing the European real estate practice at Weil Gotshal and the international real estate practice at Salans, which combined with Dentons in 2013.
Rosedale is a well-known player in real estate private equity circles and represents an array of institutional real estate clients in all major real estate sectors.
Rosedale received his J.D. from Cardozo School of Law. He received his B.A. from Hamilton College, magna cum laude, with Departmental Honors.


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