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WHO’S NEWS: Sapir names new CEO; Maureen Waters joins MetaProp

Sapir Corp Ltd. announced it will appoint Sapir Organization Director of Finance Amir Richulsky as its next Chief Executive Officer.
The Company’s Board has approved the appointment, which will now move to vote by the general assembly of shareholders next month.
Richulsky will assume the role on May 15, 2020, after serving as an integral part of the finance team at the Sapir Organization for nearly five years.
Prior to joining the Sapir Organization, Richulsky served in financial leadership roles at Adam America and as an audit senior at Deloitte.
Civically, he is active in Jewish organizations, including the Israeli American Counsel.
Richulsky, who holds a BA in accounting and business management and is a licensed CPA in Israel, also served in the IDF as a company commander.

PropTech venture capital firm MetaProp announced the addition of industry leader Maureen Waters as Partner.
Waters joins the firm after spending the past three-and-a-half years as president of Ten-X.
She has also held senior executive roles at Bill Gates Investments and Cushman & Wakefield.
Waters previously served as Chief Commercial and Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer at Ten-X.
Prior to joining Ten-X, she was head of real estate and asset management at Bill Gates Investments. She also spent 15 years at Cushman & Wakefield, where she served as Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Head of Business Development and broker.
Before acquiring her MBA from Fordham University, Waters co-founded a real estate consulting business that was acquired by CBRE.

BEB Capital has named Sean Silverbrook vice president of the firm’s new lending division.
Silverbrook, a 13-year veteran of real estate finance, will establish a bridge lending platform focused on special-situation funding, in part for warehouse/distribution facilities but also encompassing other commercial property types.
Silverbrook most recently served as director of loan originations for Maxim Capital Group. Prior to that, he was director of investments for Stabilis Capital Management.
As the owner of his own investment advisory firm for several years, Silverbrook specialized in providing strategies to institutional clients on acquiring non-performing loans and maximizing returns on those assets.
Silverbrook graduated cum laude with a degree in finance from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

Invictus Property Advisors has appointed Jax Hindmarch as an analyst.
Previously, Hindmarch was an investment banking analyst at Digital Capital Advisors. He has also had ten previous internships, some of which include working as a management consulting intern at Acquis Consulting Group, as an equity research intern at Monarch Capital Group, as a global wealth management advisory intern at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and as an asset management intern at Stabilis Capital Management.
Hindmarch is in his final year at NYU’s Stern School of Business, working towards a B.S. in Finance and Data Science with a minor in Real Estate.
During his time at NYU, Jax was a member of the NYU men’s varsity soccer team, President of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, co-founder of the Violet Value Fund, and studied abroad in Sydney, Australia.

Enterprise Community Partners announced the hiring of Angelique Kelly-Lara as Chief People Officer (CPO) and the promotion of Senior Vice President Stephanie Shack to the organization’s first-ever Chief Legal Officer (CLO) position.
As senior leaders at the organization, Kelly-Lara will be responsible for all human resource services.
Angelique Kelly-Lara joins Enterprise with more than 25 years of experience directing HR teams at some of the world’s largest corporations.
Most recently, she was vice president of global talent acquisition at Choice Hotels International.
From 2005-2014 at McDonald’s USA, she worked her way up to director of U.S. HR.
Earlier in her career, she held similar positions at Aramark Corporation and Bankers Life and Casualty Company.
Kelly-Lara holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Kansas and an MBA in human resource management from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Stephanie Shack joined Enterprise in 2017 as senior vice president and general counsel for ECI, prior to which she was senior vice president, associate general counsel and assistant secretary with Corporate Office Properties Trust.
Previously, she held positions at the Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, the global law firm DLA Piper and the office of U.S. Magistrate Judge John E. Dougherty.
Shack graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis and received her J.D. with distinction from Emory University School of Law.

Douglas A. Greenspan, a commercial real estate veteran with broad experience in bankruptcy and restructuring cases, has joined A&G Real Estate Partners as a Managing Director.
Greenspan brings more than 10 years of experience in various sectors of commercial real estate, including the last eight as a Vice President at New Keen-Summit Capital Partners.
Greenspan, who earned his MBA from George Washington University with a focus on real estate, is co-chair of the Turnaround Management Association’s NextGen Committee, New York City Chapter.
He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute as well as the International Council of Shopping Centers.

HLC Equity has announced that Andrew Levin has joined its expanding team as Director of Acquisitions, and will lead the company’s investment and acquisition efforts nationwide.
Levin was previously Director of Real Estate Partnerships at Ollie, the co-living company.
Prior to Ollie, he worked at Ackman Ziff in Capital Markets, and at Barclay’s Capital as VP of Institutional Equity Sales.
Levin will be based out of NYC, and will be heading HLC Equity’s national investment platform.
Additionally, Levin will be working with the HLC Equity executive team in expanding the Layers brand, a flexible living operating business, which offers conventional and serviced apartments communities with a tailored membership.

The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) announced the appointment of Wilson Kimball as President and CEO.
Kimball succeeds Joseph Shuldiner who is retiring after having served as MHACY Executive Director for the past 13 years.
Kimballhas served as Commissioner of Planning and Development for the City of Yonkers since 2013.
Prior to her tenure as Yonkers Planning Commissioner, Kimball served as Senior Vice President of Operations for the Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority in New York City.
She has also served as Counsel to First Lady Libby Pataki advising her on policy issues including economic development, women and children’s health and tourism.
Kimball holds a BA in Government from Skidmore College and an MBA in finance from Pace University Lubin School of Business.
She also holds a JD from Fordham University of School of Law where she was named Stein Scholar and editor of the International Law Journal.
As part of the leadership transition at MHACY, it was also announced that Carlos Laboy, who has served as Deputy Executive Director of MHACY since 2014, has been named Chief Operating Office.
Prior to joining MHACY, Laboy served as Executive Vice President for Operations for the New York Housing Authority (NYCHA).

Redfin Corporation has appointed David Lissy as chairman of its board of directors.
Robert Mylod, who served as chairman from 2016, will remain on the board and the board’s audit committee.
Lissy joined Redfin’s board in February 2018, after 16 years as Bright Horizons’ CEO; he’s now Bright Horizons’ chairman.
Lissy’s term as Redfin’s chairman starts on July 1, 2020.

Dattner Architects announced that Benedetto Di Luzio has joined the firm as Director of Interiors.
Benedetto was previously Lead Interior Designer at WeWork and has worked for a variety of international design firms in Rome, Milan, and New York, with experience in the design of residential, commercial, and retail interiors.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture from Università di Roma Sapienza and a Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Politecnico di Milano.

Turtle & Hughes has promoted three of its Branch Managers to Vice President.
Brian Fitzgerald joined Turtle & Hughes in 2008. He manages one the company’s largest electrical distribution branches and directs the company’s Data Communications specialty group,
Prior to joining Turtle & Hughes, he served in several technical sales and management positions at GE.
He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Industrial Manufacturing Engineering.
Jeff Smith was named Branch Manager of the Hauppauge, NY, location on Long Island in 2019. In addition to maintaining all of his original sales accounts, he also co-manages the company’s New York Lighting department.
Smith joined Turtle & Hughes following the company’s acquisition of Mid-Island Electrical Supply in 2013. Previously, he spent five years at Graybar. He started his career as an electrician for IBEW Local 25.
John Donohue has managed the Turtle & Hughes Levittown, PA, branch for the past three years.
He joined Turtle & Hughes in 2015 as Levittown Sales Manager and was named Branch Manager in 2016.
He had previously spent over a decade in outside sales at Valley Power Lighting Center and Electric Supply, where he rose to Vice President.
Before that, he was co-owner and operator of his family’s business, Mohawk Electric.

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