Monday, March 17, 2014

Donna Abood Featured at Executive Women's Day as Part of the WGC-Cadillac Championship

Donna Abood
MIAMI, FL, March 17, 2014 - Colliers International South Florida is pleased to announce that Chairman - Founding Partner Donna Abood was featured as a speaker at this year's Executive Women's Day during the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at the Trump National Doral.

The event is a women's initiative at the PGA Tour that is held to empower, inform and inspire professional women. 

"Spend time developing true, deep relationships," Abood told the 190 women gathered on Tuesday, March 4th. "Today, business is all about relationships and reaching out to people you know and that can help open up the door for you to do business. As my partner, Chairman - Founding Partner Michael Fay, says, it's not about who you know, but who knows you."

Kim Stone
 Abood was featured alongside Kim Stone, Executive Vice President & General Manager of The HEAT Group / AmericanAirlines Arena and Diane Sanchez, CEO of the Technology Foundation of the Americas, on a panel moderated by Kristi Krueger, News Anchor, WPLG - TV Miami.

With a reputation as one of the most trusted and highly-recognized names in South Florida real estate, Abood has represented well over 50 million square feet of office buildings on behalf of local and
institutional ownerships.

Additionally she has completed hundreds of transactions on behalf of tenants. Abood has often been a resource to her female peers, with a reputation for her ability to train and develop leasing agents in South Florida.

Diane Sanchez
She also dedicates her time to developing leadership within Colliers, as well as projecting the firm's culture through community involvement with organizations such as the Beacon Council, Palmer Trinity School, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Miracle Theater.

 For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact: 

Crystal Proenza
Vice President of Marketing and Culture
Colliers International South Florida
Commercial Real Estate Services
Tel: 305 476 7138

Chicago’s Commercial Forum Honors Essex Realty Group Brokers With Multiple Awards

Kate Varde

 CHICAGO, Ilm March 17, 2014 --  Essex Realty Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that The Chicago Association of Realtor’s Commercial Forum awarded Essex with multiple honors at its 2013 event.  Essex received five of the nine Multi-Family Sales awards given.

 Kate Varde and Doug Imber received the Platinum Award for Multi-Family Sales as a Team.  Doug Fisher and Matt Welke each received multiple individual awards for Multi-Family Volume and Multi-Family Units.

 This is the fifth time Imber has been recognized for this prestigious award.  Fisher and Welke have also been recognized multiple times, and it is Varde’s first time being honored by Commercial Forum.     

 For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Douglas Fisher
Essex Realty Group, Inc.

Hughes Marino Names Robert J. Bello General Counsel

Robert J. Bello
SAN DIEGO, CA, March 17, 2014 – Hughes Marino announced today that Robert J. Bello has been named general counsel for Southern California’s leading tenants-only commercial real estate company.

With offices in San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles, Hughes Marino exclusively represents business owners and corporate real estate decision makers in their commercial real estate transactions.

Bello, who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University, earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, graduating fifth in his class.

He also helped found Thomas Jefferson's Dual Degree MBA Program with San Diego State University, and was the first graduate of that program.

 Prior to joining Hughes Marino, Bello practiced law at one of San Diego’s leading plaintiff’s firms and one of California’s largest defense firms. He counseled and represented clients in all aspects of business law, including real estate, contractual, and labor/employment issues.

 For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Jenn Quader or Amanda Alenick
Brower, Miller & Cole
 (949) 955-7940

Respected Industry Veteran Greg Genovese Joins Capview Partners to Lead Equity Capital Markets Division

Greg Genovese

DALLAS, TX (March 17, 2014) – Capview Partners announced today that Greg Genovese, a 26-year veteran of the real estate securities industry, has joined the company as director of equity capital markets.

 He will lead and manage all aspects of the company’s investment funds distribution and sales platforms, as well as co-lead the firm’s investment funds and real estate securities development, advisory and marketing platforms.

“Greg has been deeply involved in all aspects of real estate securities operations and distributions for more than 26 years, and is well recognized as a leader of the industry, having brought forth incredible growth at the companies he has represented,” said John Hammill, chief executive officer and partner of Capview Partners.

 “He has extensive expertise in the net lease industry and we look forward to incorporating his knowledge into our platforms and strategies to provide the best returns for our investors.”

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Jill Swartz
Spotlight Marketing Communications                    
949.427.5172, ext. 701