Dermody appoints Chief Strategy Officer, Community Development Trust expands leadership team, CBI hires Director of Leasing


A national real estate investment, development and management company that focuses exclusively on the logistics sector is expanding its C-suite with a strategic hire as the 62-year-old company seeks further growth in the national scale.

Amy Curry joined Dermody Properties as a partner and chief strategy officer in its Atlanta office.

In his new role, Curry will lead the company’s existing and future investment platforms, advise and support its strategic direction, and join its investment and executive committees, according to the company.

Curry brings over 22 years of experience in logistics real estate, most recently as Executive Vice President at Hillwood, where she led the procurement and stabilization of industrial joint ventures, developments and acquisitions. Prior to that, she held various management positions at GLP, First Industrial and IndCor, a Blackstone company.

Curry holds a master’s degree in real estate from Georgia State University and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has also held executive and administrative positions with the NAIOP, the CCIM Institute, and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

Maurice Perry

The Community Development Trust has hired a property development veteran Maurice Perry as senior vice president of development.

In his new role, Perry will focus on development opportunities within the group’s current portfolio while managing the new equity development business for its expanding equity programme, which invests in the creation and preservation of housing. affordable long-term quality.

Perry brings more than two decades of experience, most recently with Banc of America Community Development Co., a national affordable housing developer, where he oversaw the development and rehabilitation of affordable and mixed-income housing in New England, the mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.

“With the substantial growth of CDT’s equity investment business, we have identified development opportunities within our existing portfolio,” said Michael Learchief business development officer of CDT, in a statement.

CDT has also hired Sade Ogunkeyede as Vice President of Corporate Administration and Human Resources, responsible for shaping staffing, technology and operations processes as the company continues to grow. Prior to joining CDT, Ogunkeyede ran his own consulting firm.

Monique Lacey

Monique P. Lacey joined Commercial Brokers International as Executive Vice President of its Los Angeles office.

In her new role, Lacey will focus on representing office tenants for medium and large businesses.

Lacey brings over 39 years of experience in the real estate industry, most recently as senior vice president of tenant representation firm Bailes & Associates. Prior to that, she worked at Knight Frank Faulkner Baillieu in downtown Los Angeles and at Los Angeles Realty Services in Beverly Hills.

Clive Lipshitz

Commercial real estate finance company Greystone launches new investment management initiative and leveraged Clive Lipshitz leading the charge as managing director of its corporate finance group.

In his new role, Lipshitz will oversee institutional investor outreach and lead new investment management as the company seeks to grow in the sector.

Lipshitz joins Greystone from Credit Suisse Alternative Investments and Brookfield, where he handled strategy and product development and is credited with building more than 30 new investment businesses. Previously, he advised investment companies in infrastructure, real estate and private markets at Tradewind Interstate Advisors. Lipshitz is a visiting scholar at New York University and co-author of a book on infrastructure financing.

Heather McMillin, left, and Zack McNamara

Franklin Street has added two senior managers to its commercial leasing team in the Sunshine State.

Heather McMillin joined his Tampa office, where she will specialize in landlord representation. She brings nearly two decades of leasing, sales and marketing experience, most recently as a senior leasing representative at Brixmor Property Group, a publicly traded real estate investment trust with 400 shopping centers across the country. Prior to that, McMillin held various rental and sales positions at Westfield and Better World Books.

Zack McNamara joined his Orlando office, where he assists landlords and tenants in lease negotiations. He brings over a decade of experience in the Central Florida area, most recently as a leasing specialist with Liberty Universal Management, and prior to that worked in Liberty’s property management division. Throughout his career, McNamara has negotiated over $100 million in completed transactions for a list of clients that includes Bravo Supermarkets, T-Mobile, Valvoline, Chicken Salad Chick, Dunkin’ and Hibbett Sports.

Hillary Steinberg, left, and Corina Towle

Avison Young has hired Hillary Steinberg as Vice President and Corina Toule as a main partner. The duo join the global company’s retail brokerage team in Las Vegas.

Steinberg specializes in landlord and tenant representation and investment sales for multi-tenant shopping centers and single-tenant retail assets throughout Nevada. She began her career at Homart Development Co., a subsidiary of Sears which was purchased by General Growth Properties in 1994, and most recently worked in the Las Vegas office of MDL Group.

Towle specializes in retail leasing, helping clients in a range of industries including restaurants, retail and government. She also joins Avison Young of the MDL group. Towle is currently Co-Chair of the Events Committee of Vegas Young Professionals, an organization within the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.

James Shiles

Walker & Dunlop, a commercial real estate firm based in Bethesda, Maryland, has hired James Shiles as Senior Vice President of his office in New York.

In his new role, Shiles will work with the Executive Vice President of Capital Markets Susan Mello to manage, align and grow the company’s capital markets production efforts across the region.

Shiles most recently worked at Guggenheim Partners, where he helped build and manage a full-service commercial real estate lending platform. Prior to that, he held various positions at Morgan Stanley, Bear Stearns and Ernst & Young.

Morning Roshan

Morning Roshan joined Dekel Capital, a Los Angeles-based real estate investment bank, as Vice President.

In his new role, Dekel will focus on originating, structuring and executing debt and equity transactions across all major property types.

Matin joins Dekel after four years at Quantum Capital Partners, where he originated more than $400 million in commercial real estate debt. He has experience securing financing for complex acquisition, refinancing, recapitalization and adaptive reuse transactions across the country.

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