Whitson Joins HOK as SVP, Healthcare Principal
By Finn Loftus
Paul Whitson, AIA has joined HOK St. Louis as senior vice president and healthcare principal. In his new role he will be responsible for healthcare planning, design, delivery, client relations, management, and staff development in the firm’s 17-state North Central Region
Whitson most recently was a health and science practice leader at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), where he specialized in health and science environments. He has 20 years of experience as a practicing architect, starting his career at HOK in 1987 as an intern.
Notably, Whitson served as project director for the 3 million-square-foot Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, the 300,000-square-foot Katz Women’s Hospital in New York, and the 440,000-square-foot Mount Sinai Center for Science and Medicine, also in New York City.
NEW YORK CITY
CBRE Expands Advisory Div with High Profile Hires
By Carolyn Murphy
CBRE boosted its advisory division in New York City with new hires Imran Ahmed and Steve Guberer.
Ahmed was named as an executive managing director in New York. Ahmed previously acted as executive vice president and managing director at American Realty Capital as well as its affiliate, RCS Securities.
Guberer was appointed as a director in New York. Guberer previously worked as a vice president at Deutsche within the real estate, casino, lodging, and leisure unit. Both brokers worked together at the investment bank.
NEW YORK CITY
Deppoliti Joins JMC Holdings
By Carolyn Murphy
JMC Holdings appointed Christopher Deppoliti as its first head of asset management in the firm’s New York City office. In his new role, Deppoliti will oversee JMC Holdings’ rapidly expanding real estate investment portfolio in general, as well as supervising individual assets.
Deppoliti was previously the vice president of facilities operations & incident management for NBC Universal. Deppoliti also worked as the director of facilities, operations, and engineering for NBC Universal’s tri-state portfolio.
Chris received his bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he was a member of the men’s lacrosse team. He served as a commissioned field artillery officer in the U.S. Army.
Bernstein Joins Pacific NW Properties
By Scott N Harris
Evan Bernstein has joined Pacific NW Properties as a senior commercial real estate broker. In his new role, Bernstein will identify and manage commercial opportunities in the Portland market. He will lend his hand in property management, acquisition, leasing, and development.
Bernstein was previously at Capacity Commercial Group for six years as a commercial broker, where he received the CAB Bill Naito Award for closing the most complex transaction of the year in both Portland and SW Washington. Prior to this, Bernstein earned the Industrial Deal of the Year award from SIOR in 2008.
CBRE Establishes New Tampa Team for Private Investors
By Michelle Sonn
CBRE in Tampa, FL has developed a new private capital group (PCG) to exclusively work with private owners, investors, and developers of office and industrial properties within the central and southwest Florida markets. The team will be led by Paul Carr, senior associate and Scott Palmer, associate (pictured, right).
Carr has been with CBRE for more than 10 years representing local and national institutional investors. His sales transactions exceed 13.5 million square feet and total over $1.3 billion in transactional volume. Palmer was with CBRE’s PCG retail team previously, and will provide insight in the area of business development to grow this PCG platform for office and industrial properties.
The team was formed as a response to an increase in demands for commercial assets within second-tier markets like Tampa, and a high supply of existing properties that fall within that deal size range.