End of the week for movers and shakers on 06/18/21
McWhinney President and COO Ray Pittman to assume CEO role
McWhinney announced that President and COO Ray Pittman will assume the role of CEO of the company. Co-founder Chad McWhinney will step down from day-to-day operations and step up to the role of executive chairman of the company. Co-founder Troy McWhinney will retain his current role as Senior Board Member and Chief Investment Officer.
Pittman joined McWhinney in 2019 after serving as Head of Global Client Services for CBRE, as well as CEO of the company’s various business operations in Australia and New Zealand.
In his role as President and COO of McWhinney, Pittman managed the day-to-day operations of the company and led the development and execution of the company’s strategic plan, growth in investor returns and value. long-term portfolio. He focused on optimizing the company’s operating capabilities, using strategies to maximize client and investor satisfaction, and attracting, developing and retaining top talent for the business.
“With our commitment to the continued growth and success of the company, the Board of Directors and I felt the time was right to build on our positive momentum and move Ray Pittman to CEO to move forward the company, ”said Chad McWhinney. “We have great confidence in Ray’s leadership capabilities and experience, as well as my focus on the strategic vision for the company, including new markets and new types of products. This is the right decision, the right person and the right time for us to take this step forward. “
Chad McWhinney co-founded the real estate investment company in 1991 with his brother Troy, who is the company’s chief investment officer. During his 30 years as CEO, McWhinney has planned and developed over 6,000 acres of land and over 10 million square feet of office, industrial, medical, commercial, hotel and residential buildings, including more of 3,000 units of multi-family apartments.
“I am truly proud to be a part of the McWhinney organization and very honored to be invited to take on the role of CEO,” added Pittman. “I look forward to working closely with Chad and Troy to help shape the future of the business, and with the great McWhinney team to build on our past successes. We have a lot of exciting opportunities ahead of us right now, and I have no doubts that we will achieve great things together.
Kairoi Management Announces the Promotions of Kari Warren to Chief Operating Officer and Tammy Freiling to Chief Financial Officer
Kairoi Residential, a leading vertically integrated multi-family property investment, development and management firm, announced the promotions of Kari Warren to COO of Property Management and Tammy Freiling to CFO property management. Both joined the management company in 2017 when it was founded as Vice Presidents and have since spearheaded the growth and success of Kairoi’s management.
“We now manage for some of the most sophisticated institutional investors in the multi-family industry,” Tammy said. “We’re not looking to be the biggest luxury multi-family property manager, just the best.”
Kari added, “It starts with people. Our successes are directly linked to the talented leaders we have recruited.
Kari has over 20 years of experience, with a background in marketing, branding and customer service in the home decor and interior design industries. Previously, she was COO for Any Home Home and Senior Director of Strategic Marketing, Branding and Communications for BRE Properties and AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
Tammy has over 20 years of experience in investor reporting, debt compliance, monthly and quarterly financial statements, systems implementation, staff development, and audit and tax coordination. Prior to joining Kairoi, Tammy held positions at USAA and EY.
Colorado’s Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Promotes Two
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Avon, Vail Valley is delighted to announce that it has promoted Wendy Mallas to the role of Director of Sales and Marketing. The award-winning resort also promoted Jing Butler to associate director of sales and hired Scott Copertino as director of dining and banquets.
Mallas joined the Westin Riverfront team in 2017 as Director of Leisure Sales and rose through the ranks to Director of Leisure Sales and now Director of Sales and Marketing. A graduate of the University of Southeast Louisiana, Mallas has spent nearly 20 years launching new properties for ski industry leader Vail Resorts, finally overseeing the Ritz-Carlton, Vail residences. She was also part of their international sales team.
Since joining the team at The Westin Riverfront, Mallas has played a key role in promoting strong leisure sales across multiple avenues, including leading the creation of the Westin RECOVER program, a partnership with several medical facilities. of Vail Valley to accommodate medical tourists. She also serves as the consortia liaison for hotel affiliations with Marriott’s Luminous program, American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts and Travel Leaders Select programs. A member of the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association and the Vail Valley Partnership, Mallas is active in the Vail Valley community, volunteering with several non-profit organizations including the Vail Valley Salvation Army and Vitalant-Colorado.
Butler joined The Westin Riverfront in 2013 as Head of Leadership Meetings and rose through the ranks to Director of Sales, Senior Director of Sales and now Associate Director of Sales. Butler is a Certified Hotel Sales Professional who previously worked in Sales and Events at The Arrabelle in Vail Square and Aloft Charleston Airport and Convention Center in South Carolina. A graduate of the Swiss School of Hotel Management IHTTI, Butler is known for her interest in securing the group’s business and her passion for customer care.
Copertino arrives at the Westin Riverfront from the Grand Hyatt Vail, where he most recently served as National Sales Manager. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, he previously spent over nine years at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, moving from front office manager to banquet manager.
“We were thrilled to be able to promote these two passionate and creative sales leaders. I have no doubts that they are up to the challenge of creating new leisure, conference and event activities while delivering an exceptional customer experience, ”said Westin Riverfront General Manager Kristen Pryor. “And we welcome Scott to our F&B team with his vast experience of running flawless events in Vail Valley.”
Owned and managed by the East West Hospitality of Colorado, the Westin Riverfront offers 230 guest residences, each with a custom kitchen, five-piece bathroom, gas fireplace and Westin bed. Heavenly Bed. Facilities at the Westin Riverfront include the Anjali Spa, an athletic club offering over 50 group exercise classes per week, a year-round outdoor pool, and three infinity hot tubs.
NexCore Appoints Jason Beck Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development – Life Sciences
National healthcare real estate developer NexCore Group has announced that life sciences real estate veteran Jason M. Beck has joined his firm as senior vice president of real estate development – life sciences.
Mr. Beck’s role is to grow the healthcare real estate business of Denver-based NexCore in the life sciences sector. His expertise in the areas of real estate management and development, life sciences, construction and operations complements NexCore’s national strategy to grow in this important industry.
“At NexCore Group, we are thrilled to add someone like Jason to our growing team,” said Todd Varney, Director of Development and Managing Partner of NexCore. “His extensive involvement in so many critical aspects of healthcare real estate makes him a natural fit to help develop this area of critical interest for our firm. “
“Jason’s multifaceted experience in a wide range of aspects of healthcare real estate, and in particular his expertise in life sciences, make him a perfect fit with NexCore’s strategy and culture,” says Jarrod Daddis , president and managing partner. “As we continue to grow and meet the evolving needs of healthcare, we look forward to benefiting from Jason’s leadership and contribution as we expand our influence in this exciting industry. “
Mr. Beck joins NexCore after working at The Boldt Co., where he served the national general contractor as a project manager focusing on ESG (environmental, social and governance) projects, resilience and health. and well-being for life sciences, health, technology and institutional industries. At the same time, he was President and CEO of Arcadia Advisory, where he focused on owner representation, project management, real estate technology strategy and aggregation consulting for various clients and industries in order to plan, design, build and manage facilities. In addition, he has worked for companies such as Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc., Cumming Corporation, SSOE Inc., Novo Construction and Yonkers Industries and Home Depot Supply Inc. He has also been a senior project manager for Kinetic Systems Inc. Director of DPR Construction, Inc.