Sunday, February 25, 2018

Ken Hocker Named President of Granite Investment Group

Ken Hocker
IRVINE, CA – Granite Investment Group announced Ken Hocker, a veteran of the commercial real estate industry with more than three decades of experience, has joined the firm as president. Hocker is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and the development and implementation of the company’s strategic plan. 
“Ken is a consummate professional whose abilities as a leader have resulted in tremendous growth and success for the companies he has served,” said Allen L. Boerner, chief executive officer and chairman of Granite Investment Group. 

“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Ken to our organization, where his experience, expertise and vision will prove invaluable to our operations, real estate investments and most importantly, our investors.”  

Allen L. Boerner
Throughout his career, Hocker has been responsible for more than $1.8 billion in commercial and multifamily acquisitions, ground-up development projects and the repositioning of value-add properties. 

His more than 30-year career includes: corporate and financial oversight; property development and acquisition; personnel management; operations; and asset management.

Prior to joining Granite Investment Group, Hocker spent seven years as executive vice president with Vintage Real Estate, a national real estate investment firm based in Los Angeles, where he played an instrumental role in its growth of more than 300 percent to become a $1 billion private equity firm. 

Previously, he was regional director of acquisitions and development for Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI), a publicly traded real estate investment trust. He also served as principal and senior vice president with Equitable Real Estate Investment Management and subsequently Lend Lease Corporation, which acquired Equitable during Hocker’s tenure.

Hocker earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from The University of Texas at Austin.

For more information, please contact:

Julie Leber
Spotlight Marketing Communications
(949) 427-5172, ext. 703

The Keyes Company Recognized with Prestigious Industry Awards

Denise Talboy
Miami, FL – Several members of The Keyes Company, Florida’s largest independent real estate company, were honored at the LeadingRE Annual Conference Awards in Las Vegas and the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® 2017 MIAMI Awards at the 2018 Inaugural & Awards Celebration.

LeadingRE Awards

Keyes’ Global Relocation and Corporate Services Division received the Global Alliance Club Award for Most Outgoing Referral Closings. Denise Talboy, Vice President of the division, Outgoing Referrals Coordinator Diana Cardenas and Relocation Coordinator Marta Santiago were a part of the team that helped bring home the award.

Diana Cardenas
The division was also a finalist in the Direct Connection Service Excellence and the Top 5 Outgoing Closing categories.

LeadingRE, a global network of 550 powerful real estate industry leaders from more than 63 countries, presented Keyes Director of Branch Operations Mark Bardo with the Chairman’s Service Award.

With leadership development and management operations on his resume, Bardo has dedicated years of work on behalf of LeadingRE. Keyes was also a finalist for LeadingRE’s most prestigious honor, The Diamond Award, which recognized the department’s efforts and contribution to the network in 2017.

Jeff Corriolan, Christine Pappas and father Mike Pappas

MIAMI Association of REALTORS®

The company took home three more accolades at the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® 2017 MIAMI Awards. Jeff Corriolan, an associate in the Weston office, was recognized as a MIAMI Broward Board award winner, bringing home the Broward Rising Star Award.

 Father-daughter duo Mike and Christina Pappas were MIAMI Corporate Board award winners. As the association’s 2017 MIAMI Residential President, Christina Pappas received the Realtor of the Year Award, and Keyes President and CEO Mike Pappas was honored with the Industry Leader of the Year Award, exemplifying his dedication to industry leadership and development.

Mike Bardo
“This was a big year for the company and all of those who are a part of the family,” said Mike Pappas. “We have a strong team, and with the leadership and support we have from each other, I am certain we will continue to make a positive community impact on both local and national levels.”

In addition to his MIAMI Awards win, Pappas was recently named number 99 on Swanepoel’s Top 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate list. Criteria for selection takes into consideration company position and decision-making power, financial resources, the organization’s significance in the industry and geographical reach, public announcements, tenure and industry influence.

For more information on the awards, please contact:

Eric Kalis or Jasmin Curtiss, BoardroomPR