Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Cooper Carry Names Five New Principals

Andrea Schaub
ATLANTA, GA (Sept. 15, 2015) – The internationally recognized design firm, Cooper Carry, recently named five new principals to further broaden the reach of its hospitality, interiors, K-12 education and corporate specialty practice groups.

The appointments demonstrate the company’s continued growth and the success of its senior leaders.

Manny Dominguez and Andrea Schaub were named principals in the hospitality specialty practice group, which is recognized as one of the top five hospitality practices in the nation.

The 1,175-key Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C., the Douala Hilton in Cameroon, the Arlington Capital View Hotel, the Hilton Cleveland Convention Center Hotel slated to open in 2016 and The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island are just a few of Cooper Carry’s many projects around the world.

Dominguez has worked on projects such as the Sea Pines Resort’s Plantation Golf Club, which was recently named Clubhouse of the Year by Golf Inc. Magazine. 

Schaub, who has been with Cooper Carry since 2005, is known for her work on the Capitol Point Hyatt Place in Washington, D.C. and The Main Hotel and Conference Center in Norfolk, Virginia.

Kim Rousseau
Kim Rousseau, director of interior design, was named principal and currently leads the interior design of Park Center, where State Farm will be a lead tenant, promoting the most current workplace strategies in its design as a response to the influence Millennials are having on today’s office buildings.

In the K-12 education specialty practice group, Bob Just was named principal. In the recent past, Just has worked on several headliner projects including the 11-story North Atlanta High School, which garnered national attention for its adaptive reuse design of a 1970’s era corporate office building.

Bill Halter, director of corporate services, joined Cooper Carry in 2010 and has been named principal of the corporate specialty practice group.

Halter has led innovative office design efforts for projects such as Intergraph’s Huntsville-based corporate campus, where the workplace strategy led the client to boldly eliminate all private offices in exchange for a more collaborative, open concept plan.

Bill is currently leading the design team for Park Center with direct street and lobby access to an expanded Dunwoody, Georgia MARTA station.

Manny Dominguez
“We’re proud to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of these talented designers,” said Kevin Cantley, president and CEO of Cooper Carry.

“Their work will continue to shape the future of the built landscape and serve as a model for timeless design. These additions to our senior leadership team will help to ensure that the firm is solidly grounded for years to come.”

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

Hadley Creekmuir
The Wilbert Group

Bob Just
Bill Halter

Arbor Funds $101M in Multifamily Deals Across South and Other Regions

Alex Kaushansky
UNIONDALE, NY (Sept. 15, 2015) - Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC (“Arbor”), a national, direct commercial real estate lender, announced the recent funding of 21 loans totaling $100,946,800 across Alabama, Texas, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Michigan and New York under the Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting & Servicing (DUS®) Loan, Fannie Mae DUS Multifamily Affordable Housing, Fannie Mae DUS Small Loan, Fannie Mae DUS ARM, Fannie Mae DUS Student Housing Loan, Freddie Mac Loan, Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan and Arbor Realty Trust's Bridge programs.

Alex Kaushansky, Vice President in Arbor’s New York City office, originated all of the loans.

“Arbor has the nationwide expertise that’s required to meet borrower demands no matter where they do business, including the thriving multifamily markets found across the South,” Kaushansky said.

 “As demonstrated by this collection of loans, Arbor is providing investors the personal service and customized loan products they need to take advantage of today’s strong multifamily market conditions.”

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

Christopher Ostrowski