Thursday, April 14, 2011

Colliers International Recruits Mark Keschl as National Director of Retail

SEATTLE, WA /PRNewswire/ -- Colliers International announced that it has taken another major step in the continued growth of its U.S. platform with the hiring of Mark Keschl as National Director of Retail. 

As head of the retail group, Keschl will lead new client pursuits, oversee the group's best practices and strategically recruit the industry's best and brightest to further enhance a dynamic retail services operation. He is based in Boca Raton, Fla.

"Mark has the ideal mixture of in-house and third-party success as a real estate executive serving the biggest national and international names in retail," said Dylan Taylor (top right photo) chief executive officer for Colliers International in the U.S.

 "He has a sophisticated understanding of the nuances inherent to retailers, and is adept at implementing real estate plans that serve their core businesses. In addition, Mark has the personality and client-first mindset that meshes perfectly with the culture at Colliers International."

Previously a principal with Millennium Retail Partners, which provides consulting services to retailers and landlords in transaction, strategic planning and organizational practices, Keschl also served as a principal for Trammell Crow Co. with responsibility for retail in the Chicago area as well as contributions to the National Marketing team.

Prior to his career as a real estate service provider, he held in-house real estate positions as Senior Vice President, Real Estate for OfficeMax, Inc and Vice President, Real Estate for Toys"R"Us.

Contact:  Richard Mulieri or Parke Chapman, The Marino Organization, +1-212-889-0808,, or

Hendricks & Partners Associate Partner Hal Warren Named 3rd Most Active Investment Properties Broker in Central Florida Region

ORLANDO, FL. --- Hal Warren (top right photo), associate partner at Hendricks & Partners in Orlando, earned top honors in the Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors (CFCAR) Hallmark Awards recently.

Cole Whitaker (middle left photo), partner at Hendricks & Partners, who heads the firm’s southeast region, said Warren earned Hallmark Awards as the Central Florida region’s third most active investment properties broker, eighth most active land sales broker and fourth most active broker in the overall top 10 category.

 Hendricks & Partners is the nation’s largest multi-family advisory group, specializing in sales of apartment communities and development sites.

“Hal Warren, with his operations and due diligence background, is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced brokers of multi-family investment properties, apartment communities and development sites in Florida,” Whitaker said.

 Warren who joined Hendricks & Partners in 2007, has more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate in Central Florida and currently serves as chairman of the City of Orlando’s Historical Preservation Board.

 For more information, contact:  
Cole Whitaker, Southeast Partner, Hendricks & Partners, 407-218-8880,
Hal Warren, Associate Partner, Hendricks & Partners, 407-218-8881,
Larry Vershel, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142 or 407-461-3780,

Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp. Names Jeffery N. Shaddy as Director in Sacramento, CA

SACRAMENTO, CA – Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation (MMCC) has named Jeffery N. Shaddy (top right photo) as a director in the firm’s Sacramento office, according to William E. Hughes (lower left photo), senior vice president and managing director of MMCC.

“Jeffery has an impressive track record of arranging commercial real estate financing on a national scale,” says Hughes. “He brings a wealth of knowledge in arranging debt and equity finance transactions for multifamily, office, retail, industrial, self-storage, seniors housing, residential development and hospitality properties to his new position.”

Prior to joining MMCC, Shaddy served from 2005 through 2008 as vice president of Union Bank of California’s commercial mortgage division and as the director of capital markets for Pacific Capital from 1993 to 2005.

He has closed more than 400 commercial real estate transactions, totaling over $1 billion. Shaddy serves on the board of directors for the Investment Marketing Forum, an organization of Northern California commercial real estate brokerage community leaders. He is also the recent past president of the San Francisco Bay Area Mortgage Association (BAMA). 

Shaddy earned his MBA from California State University, East Bay. He holds both a real estate broker’s license and a general contractor’s license.

Press Contact: Stacey Corso, Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation,
(925) 953-1716

HFF closes sale of Alexan Carlyle in Alexandria, VA


WASHINGTON, D.C. – HFF announced today that it has closed the sale of Alexan Carlyle (top left photo), a 280-unit, mid-rise multi-housing community in Alexandria, Virginia to a fund managed by Prudential Real Estate Investors.

HFF marketed the property on behalf of the seller, a partnership led by Trammell Crow Residential.  The HFF team representing the seller was led by senior managing director Dave Nachison (middle right photo), managing director Alan Davis (lower left photo) and senior real estate analyst Brenden Flood.

Alexan Carlyle is located at 800 John Carlyle Street in the Carlyle neighborhood of Old Town Alexandria, close to the Eisenhower Avenue and King Street Metro stations as well as the Capital Beltway, George Washington Parkway and Interstates 395 and 95.  

Completed in 2009, Alexan Carlyle has one- and two-bedroom traditional and loft-style units averaging 868 square feet each.  Community amenities at the 93 percent leased property include three lobbies, an internet café, fitness center, game room with billiards and tabletop shuffleboard, resort-style pool, courtyard with grilling area, controlled access parking garage and full-service concierge.

“PREI®’s acquisition of Alexan Carlyle is the latest example of institutional investors seeking well-located, best-of-class apartment properties in infill, metro-accessible locations across the Washington, D.C. market,” said Nachison. 

“Widely held expectations for continued strong rent growth and D.C.’s nation-leading apartment fundamentals are driving almost insatiable investor demand locally for Class A multi-housing investments,” added Davis.

Headquartered in Dallas, Trammell Crow Residential (“TCR”) is America’s premier multi-family real estate firm.  TCR entities develop, construct and acquire multi-family rental communities of the highest standards.

David r. Nachison, HFF Senior Managing Director, (202) 533-2500,
Alan M. Davis, HFF Managing Director, (202) 533-2500,
Kristen M. Murphy, HFF Associate Director, Marketing, (713) 852-3500,

Lincoln Wins Lake Destiny Executive Center Assignment in Orlando

ORLANDO, FL, April 14, 2011--Lincoln Property Company announced today that a new leasing and management assignment at Lake Destiny Executive Center, one of central Florida’s most scenic office parks.

The three-building, 150,000-square-feet office complex will be leased by Scott Gregory (middle right photo) and Jay Dixon (lower left photo).

Situated in the heart of Maitland Center, the office park is easily accessible from I-4 and a short commute to downtown Orlando. The three Class A properties, owned by the Three R Corporation, have from 500 to 30,000 contiguous square feet available, including full floors.

“Lake Destiny Executive Center is among the best class A space you will find in the area,” said Scott Gregory, the senior associate leasing all three buildings. “When a potential tenant takes in to account the quality of the space, the location, and the amenities, they will quickly realize these are some very attractive options.”

Lake Destiny Executive Center I, (top left photo) at 1101 North Lake Destiny Drive, is a four-story building with 2,112-square-feet available for lease.

 Neighboring Lake Destiny Executive Center II, at 1001 North Lake Destiny Drive, is a three-story facility with 2,614-square-feet available for lease. One of its biggest selling points is the building’s ample parking.

And Lake Destiny Executive Center III, a four-story building at 2600 Westhall Lane, has 31,956-square-feet of office space available.

“You’ve got three Class A spaces with top of the line finishes, coupled with easy access to the highway and a great view of a beautiful lake,” Gregory said. “The Lake Destiny Executive Center buildings definitely have the ‘wow’ factor.”

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