June 14th, 2019, by REW

CBRE announced that Joseph A. Cabrera is joining the firm as vice chairman in the Advisory & Transactions unit in the New York City office.

Joining Cabrera will be his team of four partners: David Glassman, Michael Gordon, Timothy Kuhn and Brendan Cavender.

Most recently with Colliers International as Vice Chairman of the Eastern Region, Cabrera has also served at Cushman & Wakefield as a Vice Chairman, Insignia/ESG as an Executive Managing Director and the Galbreath Company as Northeast Regional President.

Two of Mr. Cabrera’s partners coming to CBRE, David Glassman, Executive Vice President, and Brendan Cavender, Senior Vice President, will be based in New York and focus on tenant and agency representation.

Michael Gordon, Executive Vice President, will be based in Connecticut and Timothy Kuhn, Executive Vice President, will work in Philadelphia and New Jersey.

In a career spanning 30+ years, Cabrera has completed more than 4,000 transactions totaling over 50 million square feet in 250 cities across the globe.

His recent transactions include representing Bank of Montreal in its move to 151 West 42nd Street; Sidley’s long-term lease restructure at 787 Seventh Avenue; and relocating Campari’s North American headquarters from San Francisco to New York City.

Cabrera won REBNY’s Ingenious Deal of the Year Award for Thomson Reuters’ joint venture development at 3 Times Square and two NAIOP Deal of the Year Awards. The first was for Citicorp North America’s relocation from New York City to Stamford, Conn. Cabrera and his team also won for FactSet Research Systems’ headquarters deal in Norwalk, Conn.

Cabrera earned a B.A. from Columbia College where he was an All-Ivy running back and his J.D. from Temple Law School.

Investment sales broker Greg Corbin has joined Rosewood Realty Group as Executive Managing Director after a decade with Besen & Associates.

He will continue to lead The Corbin Group at Rosewood and will be accompanied by brokers Aaron Kline, Brandon Serota and Chaya Milworn.

Corbin comes with extensive market expertise and a notable track record.

He has been involved in the sale of $875 million worth of commercial real estate and currently has four buildings in contract with an aggregate value of $34.6 million.

He has sold property in almost all asset classes and has extensive expertise in the bankruptcy and foreclosure fields.

Prior to joining Rosewood, Corbin spent a decade at Besen & Associates, where he won the awards of Deal Maker of the Year in 2015 and 2017, Broker of the Year in 2014, and Team Player Award in 2014.

Before Besen, he was a director of sales at Massey Knakal Realty Services.

Corbin is a graduate of Horace Mann and Boston University.

Greystone has appointed Alex Papathomas as Chief Technologist for its Greystone Labs division to oversee the continued development and rollout of proprietary software serving Greystone’s commercial real estate clients.

Prior to joining Greystone, Papathomas served as a Vice President at RealtyMogul, a real estate crowdfunding and investing platform, where he built a proprietary loan underwriting system that was ultimately acquired by Hunt Real Estate Capital in February 2019.

Prior to that role, he was Chief of Staff and an underwriting lead at Investors Bank. Earlier in his career, Papathomas was an equities analyst for Alternative Energy Investing LLC.

Hodges Ward Elliott announced that Daniel Peek will be joining as President of the firm’s Hotel Group.

eek has completed more than $30 billion in hotel sale, debt and structured finance transactions over his career.

He joins HWE after serving as Senior Managing Director, Head of Hospitality Practice, at HFF for more than 12 years. Prior to that, he was a co-founder and managing director of Regent Street, an affiliate of The Plasencia Group. He also held numerous hotel operations and consulting positions over the course of his career as well.

Peek is a graduate of Cornell University.

Equiem announced that CRE Tech leaders, Antony Slumbers and Linda J. Isaacson, have joined the firm’s Advisory Board.

The pair will help provide Equiem’s leadership team with strategic guidance, particularly in relation to the company’s ongoing global expansion, as well as advising on both new and existing product lines.

Linda J. Isaacson is First American Title’s Senior Vice President, Director of Business Intelligence, Data & Analytics for the National Commercial Services Division.

Isaacson serves as Chair of The Global Exchange Council of Urban Land Institute and is a member of the Pension and Real Estate Association (PREA), a non-profit trade organization for the global institutional real estate investment industry where she sits on PREA’s Research Affinity Group.

She is a member of the CRETech Leadership Board that provides a platform with important insights on the most impactful industry technology trends.

Antony Slumbers has been a software development and technology strategist in commercial real estate since 1995.

A serial entrepreneur, he has founded and exited several proptech software companies. Now, he consults and works with real estate boards on transformation, technology and innovation.

He is a member of the CREtech Leadership Board.

Herrick, Feinstein LLP announced that Philip Tucker has joined as a partner and Maryam C. Toosie has joined as special condominium counsel.

The two join Douglas Heller in Herrick’s Condominium and Cooperative Law Practice

Phil Tucker has worked with a number of New York City’s largest developers on some of the most sophisticated mixed-use condominium projects of the last decade, including Riverside Center on the Upper West Side; Sky View Parc in Flushing; 30 Park Place; Four Seasons Private Residences New York Downtown; and Pacific Park on the site of the former Atlantic Yards Terminal in Brooklyn.

He advises clients on every aspect of the planning and implementation of such projects and collaborates with stakeholders and key members of development teams to move projects forward.

Tucker joins Herrick from the New York office of Kramer Levin Naftalis and Frankel LLP.

Maryam C. Toosie represents developers, lenders, borrowers, and investors in the acquisition, sale, financing, and leasing of various real property types.

She advises clients on the registration, marketing, and sale of condominium offerings.

She also assists condominium and cooperative corporation boards with corporate governance issues, unit owner/tenant-shareholder disputes, annual meetings and Board elections, managing agents, and the review of loan documents for refinancing and capital improvement projects.

Prior to joining Herrick, Toosie was counsel at Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.

Admiral Capital Group announced James Maher Jr., formerly of BlackRock and most recently Harbor Road Holdings, has joined the investment management firm as a principal.

Maher Jr. will primarily be responsible for investments across the firm’s value-add real estate platform.

Prior to joining Admiral, Maher Jr., worked at BlackRock for 13 years and left the firm in 2014 as a director on the real estate equity team in New York City.

He then co-founded Harbor Road Holdings, a privately-held real estate investment company focused on acquiring and repositioning multifamily assets in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

Maher Jr. earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and an MS in real estate finance from NYU.

Alfred Sanzari Enterprises announced that Jeffrey Fuller has joined their senior executive team as Director of Property Management.

Fuller will oversee day-to-day management of Alfred Sanzari Enterprises’ over six million-square-foot portfolio and manage relations with the firm’s over 200 tenants.

Fuller brings nearly 30 years of property management experience to the role. Prior to joining Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, he erved as Director of Property Management for Onyx Equities in Rutherford, N.J.

During his time with Onyx, he helped manage Onyx’s over eight-million square feet of Class A commercial, industrial, and retail portfolios across New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.

In addition to Onyx, he has worked in property management for Samson Management, Lincoln Property Company, ECA Services, and JFK Health System over a distinguished three-decade career.

CBRE has named retail industry expert Melina Cordero as the leader of its retail capital markets business for the Americas.

Cordero will lead the company’s Capital Markets’ team of more than 130 retail professionals who specialize in the sale, debt and structured finance placement assistance, and recapitalization of retail properties in the Americas.

Cordero, who is being promoted to managing director of Capital Markets, most recently held the position of global head of Retail Research at CBRE, working closely with retail professionals and business-line leaders to generate in-depth analysis on the latest trends and influences shaping the retail and shopping-center industries.

In her new role she will report to Chris Ludeman, global president of Capital Markets.

Prior to joining CBRE in 2016, Cordero’s retail experience spanned three continents, including serving as Director of Analytics for Path Intelligence, a UK-based data and customer-analytics technology firm.

Prior to this, Cordero also worked as a Global Industry Analyst tracking the retail and consumer-goods industries at Euromonitor International in London, and worked in urban planning and business policy research at the UK Parliament.

Cordero holds dual Master of Science degrees in Urban Planning and International Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Sciences-Po Paris. She also holds a B.A. from Yale University.

MetLife Investment Management announced that Adam Ruggiero will lead a newly created client solutions and product specialist team within real estate.

Ruggiero will serve as the real estate product expert partnering with MIM’s Institutional Client Group (ICG).

He will work closely with MIM’s consultants, clients and prospects to develop new investment product offerings and further extend MIM’s existing real estate capabilities.

Ruggiero joined MIM’s real estate research and strategy group in 2015. During his tenure, he was responsible for research and strategy across MIM’s real estate debt and equity platforms.

Previously global head of real estate research and strategy, Ruggiero assumes this new role effective immediately.

Will Pattison has been appointed global head of real estate research and strategy at MIM.

Pattison, who also joined MIM’s real estate research and strategy group in 2015, has played a key role in extending MIM’s research, risk management and portfolio strategy efforts.

Pattison has almost 15 years’ experience in institutional real estate valuation, research and portfolio management.

Greystone announced that Jerry Lam has been named Chief of Credit for its Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans platform.

Lam joins Greystone from Freddie Mac, where he most recently served as Director of Credit for its SBL platform and a senior member of the credit team.

Prior to his tenure at Freddie Mac, Lam held a variety of production and underwriting roles at companies including Barings Capital, Capital One Bank (formerly Beech Street Capital), PNC Bank, and Highridge Costa Housing Partners. 

Lam earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.

He will report to Leah Purvis, Managing Director and Chief Credit Officer for Greystone’s Agency Small Loans platform.


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