Movers and Shakers Week Ending 2/18/22
McKinstry bolsters its energy and technical services team with the promotion of vice presidents in the mountain region
McKinstry, a national construction and energy services company, has promoted two of its mountain region executives to vice presidents. McKinstry has elevated Brian Hanson and Phil Saieg, as the company’s Energy & Technical Services line adds new teams, new offerings and new geographies in support of the company’s Action for Impact initiative.
Bryan Hanson, Vice President, Energy – Mountain Region, joined McKinstry in 2007 as Energy Program Manager, traveling across rural Colorado to initiate development of several energy retrofit projects and helped win the first competitive project area with Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. Bryan has been at the forefront of hiring, developing and deploying key talent to ensure projects are sold, developed and delivered to meet client goals. Since 2019, Bryan has served as Regional Manager for the Rocky Mountain Region, leading all aspects of the growing business.
“We look forward to Bryan creating the next chapter of the mountain region,” said Brian Floyd, vice president and general manager of energy and technical services at McKinstry. “The mountain region is a model of excellence for vertical market and horizontal diversification while generating best-in-class profitability, and Bryan is perfectly suited to grow this business in the future.”
Phil Saieg, Vice President, Technical Services – National, joined McKinstry ten years ago as a Technical Services Account Manager, focused on growing the Technical Services business through sales in Colorado. He quickly evolved into a masterful integrated solutions salesperson, selling complex and highly valued integrated solutions to customers in the mountain region and managing a sales team across the region. In 2017, Phil was promoted to Regional Technical Services Manager and was subsequently promoted to head all Technical Services business units.
“Phil is a well-regarded leader who focuses on organizational development and health to ensure his people achieve a healthy work-life balance during significant growth,” Fisher said. “His innovative spirit allows him to turn opportunities and challenges into unique value-added solutions, which has been essential in creating entry points with new and existing customers.”
JVA, Inc. Announces New Partners
JVA, Inc. is pleased to announce the following leadership promotions to our corporate management team.
JR Spung has been promoted to partner. JR is the regional civilian project manager for the Glenwood Springs office and manages all civilian projects on the Colorado West Slope. He has worked and lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for 15 years and has been with JVA since 2018. He has been the designer and project manager of residential, infrastructure, municipal, recreational, subdivision and resort projects. He has extensive project experience on the West Slope, including projects in Aspen, Snowmass, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Vail, Avon, Eagle, Crested Butte and Somerset.
Kathryn Martinez has been promoted to partner. Kathryn has been with JVA since 2017 and is the Human Resources Specialist working in the Boulder office. She has a diverse business administration background spanning over 30 years. Kathryn oversees the company’s HR processes including recruitment, benefits, insurance and payroll. In her new role, Kathryn will help lead JVA’s administrative department within the corporate management team.
Marcia Hocevar retires from Barker Rinker Seacat
Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture (BRS) announces the retirement of Marcia Hocevar, after 15 years as a partner and a 30-year working relationship with the firm. Marcia has been an instrumental design force at BRS since joining as a consultant in 1991. As an interiors partner, she helped build and lead the architecture and design arm of BRS. inside the company, developed the BRS logo and brand guidelines, and revamped the company’s internal mission, vision and values. Addressing Marcia’s departure, Katie Barnes, Director and Partner, said warmly: “Marcia’s creativity and her desire to make a difference in the lives that have been touched by her design will be missed by everyone at BRS, and the interior design profession as a whole.
Prior to joining BRS, Marcia owned and operated her own creative consulting firm focused on branding, signage and interior design services. His company has completed a variety of projects in Denver and the frontline, including the Denver Public Library, Colorado Museum of History, Denver Art Museum, Colorado Children’s Hospital, and Kaiser Permanente.
In 1991, she was introduced to BRS, being added as a consultant to various interior design, environmental graphics and signage projects. It was Russ Seacat, one of the founding partners of BRS, who discovered Marcia and cultivated the company’s relationship with her. Recalling the decision to hire Marcia full-time, Russ explains, “As architects, we often find that we have become so focused on the problem-solving aspects of design and planning that we were missing something and lost opportunities. With Marcia as a consultant, she added surprise, color and fun to the solution, and it was decided that her perceptions and personality should become a daily part of the BRS team and practice. .
Reflecting on her career, Marcia says, “My career goals were to make a difference by connecting with people and their communities, helping them achieve their visions and dreams by refreshing the spirit and energy of who they are in indoor environments. I set out to broaden design thinking and expand perspectives on how the physical and emotional aspects of our indoor environments influence our perceptions and experiences. My approach to achieving this was to create spaces that welcomed you, drew you in, and invited you to return by being joyful, energetic, and memorable places that reflected their communities.
Lynd Acquisition Group to Open Regional Office in Denver
About nine years after working for The Lynd Group, Stephen Hinterkopf has returned to the real estate company as Director of Acquisitions and will lead a new regional office located in Denver.
Hinterkopf joins Lynd from Aimco, a Denver-based REIT, where he worked as a director of development responsible for sourcing and managing value-added multifamily assets. He began his career analyzing industrial transactions for a Dallas, Texas-based REIT. Then, in 2011, he joined Lynd’s Miami office as an associate, getting his first taste of working on multi-family acquisitions.
“I’m incredibly lucky to be reunited with David Lynd and Constantine Scurtis, who taught me the ropes of multifamily investing early in my career,” Hinterkopf said. “Recently I had noticed the large volume of transactions they were producing and contacted them to see if they needed any further assistance. It turned out that the company was looking to expand to the west and thought I would be the right person to lead their new Denver office. Lynd’s sources of capital and speed of execution are unmatched in the industry and I look forward to telling this story,” Hinterkopf said. .
Based in Denver for six years, Hinterkopf will be responsible for supplying multifamily offerings in Colorado, Arizona, Utah and Idaho. Lynd currently owns and manages a 288-unit garden-style apartment community in Colorado Springs, which has achieved outstanding results since purchase just over two years ago and wishes to continue to focus on the western half of United States.
“Stephen is a smart, hard-working professional who had great instincts and was very eager to learn when he first worked with us,” said Scurtis, co-CEO of Lynd Acquisition Group, a subsidiary of The Lynd. Group. “Since that time he has grown considerably and is the right person to help us enter new markets in a very important region.”
In 2021, Lynd closed over $800 million in acquisition and development deals in the Sunbelt states of Texas, Florida and Illinois.
“Our goal for 2022 is to close over $1 billion in real estate transactions and to do that, we need more talent in the field,” said A. David Lynd, CEO of The Lynd Group. “Stephen knows our system and fits perfectly with our entrepreneurial culture. It will be essential to help us achieve our goals.
Continuum Partners Promotes Jenny Robinson to Chief Financial Officer and Partner
Continuum Partners, a Denver-based firm known for its award-winning mixed-use urban developments, has announced the promotion of Jenny Robinson to Chief Financial Officer and Partner. Robinson has been with Continuum Partners since 2005 and has held the positions of Chief Investment Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Development Officer and Director of Capital Markets and Asset Management.
As Chief Financial Officer, Jenny is a member of the management team and has overall responsibility for finance and financial strategy for Continuum Partners and its related entities.