End of the week for movers and shakers on 09.24.21
Jim Luchars, Chief Investment Officer of Stonebridge Companies, to step up to Senior Advisor
Stonebridge Companies, an innovative and privately owned Denver-based hotel owner, operator and developer, has announced that Chief Investment Officer Jim Luchars will step into the role of Senior Advisor.
The planned transition to Senior Advisor status allows Luchars to remain closely involved in the strategic direction of the company. Along with Founder, CEO and Chairman Navin C. Dimond, Luchars is helping lead the search for a new CIO and will remain in office until filled.
“I am grateful to Jim for his decade of leadership and service to us,” said Dimond. “Jim is an integral part of the Stonebridge family and I look forward to his elevated role as senior advisor to the company, ensuring that we continue to provide the distinguished hospitality ™ that our customers know and expect.”
When Luchars joined Stonebridge Companies as Chief Investment Officer, he began overseeing all acquisition and development growth initiatives for the company.
“Being part of the management team has been a great pleasure for me,” added Luchars. “I am especially grateful to Navin and the entire team for their support and tireless work ethic, which makes the transition to a consulting role all the more fluid. I look forward to continuing the good work of the talented members of the Company’s team and assisting in the search for a replacement who is focused on the continued growth and success of our business.
Prior to joining Stonebridge Companies, Luchars was Director at AEW Capital Management and Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group in New York.
While at AEW Capital Management, Luchars led the company’s hotel group and was responsible for investment origination and asset management for all hotel investments in North America. Along with this, Luchars has been involved in over $ 3 billion in hotel and commercial real estate transactions in the United States and Europe. He has also overseen office, retail, residential and industrial acquisitions in Chicago, Boston and Florida.
Joanna Bartnik Joins United Properties Denver as Head of Development
United Properties announced that Joanna Bartnik has joined United Properties – Denver as Head of Development. Bartnik reports to Megan (Turner) Kranichfeld, Vice President of Development.
Bartnik brings over a decade of progressive real estate work experience to his new role. She is responsible for supporting the overall industrial real estate development process and will lead and manage the pre-development, due diligence, rights, design and construction for all new industrial and office developments of the company on the Denver Market.
“We are delighted that Joanna is joining our team,” said Kranichfeld. “His management experience and strategic oversight brings a unique perspective to our pre-development team that will be essential as we seek to execute our pipeline of industrial projects in the Denver market. “
Most recently, Bartnik served as Senior Director, Portfolio Management, for EverWest Real Estate Investors. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Trade and a Masters in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver.
Colorado Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Names Brian Harrier as the new general manager
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Avon, Vail Valley is delighted to announce that Brian Harrier has taken on the role of General Manager of the award-winning resort.
Harrier joins The Westin Riverfront from Viceroy Snowmass, another Colorado luxury resort run by East West Hospitality, where he most recently served as COO. Harrier helped run the Snowmass property through a complete renovation while overseeing the operations of the hotel.
A graduate of Indiana University, Harrier began his hospitality career at the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas in Hawaii, where he became Director of Engineering.
“Brian is a strategic and practical leader who is passionate about creating positive and memorable experiences for our clients and associates,” said Colleen Weiss-Hanen, CEO and President of East West Hospitality. “He has extensive experience in hotel operations, including working with demanding clients and owners, and understands the culture and core values of East West Hospitality.”
SVN Denver Commercial Recruitment Advisor Associate
SVN Denver Commercial, one of Colorado’s most successful real estate investment brokerage firms, has announced the addition of Jori Hayes as an associate advisor. Jori specializes in retail, rental and tenant representation.
“Jori’s experience leading nationwide sales and franchise operations for well-known brands will enhance our level of service for small business creation and associated real estate needs,” said Executive Director Steve Kawulok. “Colorado has a strong track record in attracting business owners who want to grow in the attractive economic environment offered here. It will immediately connect to our nationwide network of over 200 offices to facilitate the locating needs of retail and other property types in our market. “
“We are delighted to have Jori join our team! In this time of uncertainty for the retail industry in general, we are confident in Jori’s ability to move our division forward, execute our customer-centric value strategy and help his customers respond. successfully and thrive in today’s uncertain environment, ”said Chief Executive Officer Brian McCririe.
Jori has a strong passion for business owners and supports entrepreneurs throughout their journey. As a business owner herself, she understands the importance of site selection and having a solid advisor in your area to ensure proper lease negotiations. She brings her personal experience as well as her market knowledge and industry relationships to ensure client success.