Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mary Kay Andrews to Host Book Signing at Ponce City Market in Atlanta, GA

Mary Kay Andrews
ATLANTA, GA – 25 years after leaving her job as an Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter, New York Times bestselling author, Mary Kay Andrews, a.k.a. Kathy Hogan Trocheck, will debut her latest novel, THE WEEKENDERS, her twenty-fourth novel, with a festive launch party at Ponce City Market on Sunday, May 15 from 3-5 p.m.

This will be in advance of the book’s May 17 on-sale date, offering ticket buyers a chance to get an advance, signed copy via a meet and greet.

WHAT: Official Atlanta book launch for THE WEEKENDERS, by Mary Kay Andrews, benefitting Atlanta Beltline Partnership’s “Light the Line” funding campaign.

WHO: Author Mary Kay Andrews and approximately 450 fans, guests and VIPs

WHEN: Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 3-5 p.m.
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Real Estate Executives Steven Fischler and Eyal Alfi Team Up to Launch New Real Estate Private Lending Company in Coral Gables, FL

Steven Fischler
Miami, FL (May 11, 2016) —Steven Fischler, founder, president and managing principal of New York-based SRF Ventures, and Eyal Alfi, veteran banker and principal of the Miami-based Pan York Group of Companies, have announced the launch of New Gables Capital, a commercial real estate direct lender that is already facilitating transactions for clients across the nation.

Fischler, a 33-year-old former Lehman Brothers executive, and Alfi, who spent 13 years in banking and commercial real estate in New York before relocating to Miami to run Pan York in 2010, created New Gables Capital to help clients find loan opportunities that are often overlooked by traditional lenders and investors or that are too small for the large institutional bank and non-bank lenders.

Headquartered in Coral Gables, Fla., New Gables Capital specializes in arranging or originating debt and equity financing between $1 million and $30 million for most property types, including condominiums, hospitality, multifamily, office, retail and land. The company has already completed over $50 million in originations. New Gables is capitalized primarily by high-net-worth individuals and family offices with commitments to fund over $100 million in 2016.

Eyal Alfi
Fischler earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from the University of Miami and a Masters in Real Estate Finance with distinction from New York University. While at Lehman Brothers, Fischler managed some of the highest-profile real estate assets involved in the financial services firm's bankruptcy, including the Canyon Ranch Miami Beach and Setai South Beach properties.

“Eyal and I have discovered opportunities in the market to invest in real estate through smaller loans than most companies are focused on,” said Fischler, whose SRF Ventures has arranged or originated over $1.1 billion in financing and equity since launching in 2012. “We can execute well and achieve good returns in that space.”

Alfi, a veteran of the Israeli Air Force, earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Coventry University in Coventry, England and a Master of Business Administration from Bradford University in Bradford, England. 

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While in New York, Alfi served as Vice President at The Dime Savings Bank of New York, Vice President and Senior Loan Officer in Washington Mutual Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Lending Group and President of Investment Sales and Finance at GFI Realty Inc.

“At New Gables Capital, we are not bound by the limits of a specific product type or standardized debt and equity structures, we simply execute when it makes credit and economic sense,” Alfi said. 

“Our vast lending experience and access to private capital on the other hand allow us to act swiftly and efficiently and maximize profits for our firm and our clients.
Headquartered in Coral Gables, New Gables Capital is a real estate advisory firm and direct lender for transactions involving all property types for clients nationwide. The company specializes in originating debt and equity financing between $1 million and $30 million. New Gables is partially owned by SRF Ventures and the Miami-based Pan York Group of Companies.

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Morgante Wilson Architects Promotes Renata Buenrostro to Director of Architectural Interiors

Renata Buenrostro

CHICAGO, IL (May 11, 2016) – Evanston, Illinois-based Morgante Wilson Architects, Ltd., one of the country’s leading residential architecture and interior design firms, announces the firm has promoted Renata Buenrostro, 45, to director of architectural interiors.

Buenrostro joined the firm in 2000 as an architectural project manager, a position she held for four years before being named associate of architectural interiors in 2004.

“Renata is one of our veteran employees, and was the first from our staff to work exclusively on our architectural interiors team,” said Elissa Morgante, co-principal of Morgante Wilson Architects.

Elissa Morgante
“Our firm has grown exponentially in the last several years and we’ve added staff across all practice areas, so to have someone with Renata’s leadership and expertise heading up our architectural interiors group is invaluable. We’re extremely proud to see her step into this new role.”

In her new position, Buenrostro will oversee all architectural interior projects for the firm and will mentor and train new team members. 

She will also collaborate with the firm’s architectural and interior design project managers to ensure a cohesive approach to all aspects of each project. 

Buenrostro specializes in private residential work, with past projects including numerous lakefront homes on Chicago’s North Shore and in Michigan.

“What I love about architectural interiors is how special and unique each project becomes through the different elements we select, from plumbing fixtures to stone, tile, lighting fixtures, hardware, different woods and textures. 

"All these selections work together to make the rooms come alive with personality,” said Buenrostro. “I’m privileged to be leading such a talented team as we continue to create exciting spaces for our clients.”

Buenrostro was born and raised in Mexico, where she graduated from the Ibero-American University in Mexico City. She is a licensed architect in Mexico and an international AIA member. She studied History of Architecture at UIC, and Art History at the Sorbonne University in Paris.

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Arbor Bolsters FHA Lending Platform with Two New Senior Executives

Jeffrey Allshouse
UNIONDALE, NY  - Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC (“Arbor”), a national, direct commercial real estate lender, announced the enhancement of its HUD/FHA Lending Group with the appointment of two highly tenured FHA executives in Jeffrey Allshouse, Senior Vice President of FHA Sales; and Jeffrey Ross, Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriter.

 Both Mr. Allshouse and Mr. Ross will report directly to John Caulfield, Arbor’s Chief Operating Officer.

With more than 30 years of commercial mortgage originations experience, Mr. Allshouse will be responsible for growing Arbor’s nationwide HUD/FHA loan originations platform.

Prior to joining Arbor, Mr. Allshouse held senior leadership positions at Prudential Mortgage Capital’s HUD multifamily/healthcare lending unit.  

More recently, he spearheaded HUD-insured hospital originations at Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital, engaging the firm’s first HUD 242/223f transaction. All told, in his career, Mr. Allshouse has generated more than $1 billion worth of direct loan originations and $2 billion worth of FHA originations.

Jeffrey Ross
Mr. Allshouse, who will be based out of Arbor’s Atlanta, GA office, earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver and his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Michigan.

A 30-year commercial real estate expert, Mr. Ross will be responsible for managing Arbor's FHA multifamily, seniors housing and healthcare operational staff for Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) and LEAN (seniors housing/healthcare) loan production.

He will also supervise the coordination of the Arbor FHA multifamily, seniors housing and healthcare underwriting strategy and the integration of Arbor's Bridge-to-HUD loan program.

Prior to joining Arbor, Mr. Ross worked for Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital, where he was most recently the Director of FHA Screening. Prior to Wells Fargo, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Underwriter for Great Lakes Financial Group, a commercial mortgage lender specializing in FHA and Freddie Mac financing.

Mr. Ross, who will be based out of Arbor’s Cleveland, OH, office, received his Master of Business Administration degree from Baldwin-Wallace College and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from John Carroll University.

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Lincoln Property Co. Hires John Orsak as Director of Real Estate

John Orsak

PHOENIX, AZ – Lincoln Property Company (LPC) Desert West has hired industry veteran John Orsak as Director of Real Estate. Orsak brings 15 years of real estate experience to his new position, with a focus on acquisitions, dispositions, development, leasing and asset management.

Orsak previously served as Director of Operations and Project Manager at Hines, and as Senior Director Development of VanTrust Real Estate, where he specialized in uncovering value across a range of asset types. During his career, Orsak has produced revenues of more than $200 million.

“Lincoln’s Desert West portfolio is growing at a record-breaking pace,” said Lincoln Property Company’s Executive Vice President David Krumwiede. “John has the broad expertise to move our many investment and development efforts steadily and successfully forward. We’re very excited to have him as part of our team.”

Based in Phoenix, LPC’s Desert West region posted a record-breaking 2015 and continues that momentum into 2016.In the past 16 months, the office has directed more than $300 million in investment and development activity, with recent deals including the $44 million LPC/Invesco purchase of Luhrs City Center in downtown Phoenix, the $35.25 million LPC/Goldman Sachs purchase of Gainey Center II in Scottsdale, and the $34.34 million LPC/Harvard Investments purchase of Riverview Point in Mesa.

David Krumwiede
Development activity includes a late-2015 completion of the 108,000-square-foot Waypoint One office building in Mesa and Q1 2016 groundbreakings on the 152,000-square-foot Waypoint Two building and Phase I of The Grand at Papago Park Center, which at build out will total 60 acres and 3.2 million square feet of mixed-use space, including 1.8 million square feet of office space, just north of Tempe Town Lake.

Orsak holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University. He is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and is the founder of Santa’s Sak, a non-profit organization that supports state-sponsored group homes and puts Christmas gifts into the hands of needy children.

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