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Kohlberg Ventures moves into real estate

Kohlberg Ventures Realty Capital is moving into the real estate investment space and has hired veteran investor and lender Karim


Heitman hires acquisitions pro

Heitman LLC, a global real estate investment management firm, has hired Erin Spears as executive v.p. of acquisitions within its

Meridian launches retail leasing platform, hires Famularo

Meridian Capital Group has debuted a new retail leasing division focused on representing landlords and tenants in retail leasing transactions.



Overby joins Wells Fargo research group

Lea Overby has left her position as head of CMBS research and analytics at Morningstar Credit Ratings to join Wells


Servicers monitor talent landscape despite recent staff cuts

Commercial mortgage-backed securities special servicers are reevaluating their talent strategies in the face of dwindling workout volumes and a real


Eastern Consolidated set to shut its doors

Eastern Consolidated is set to shut its doors in July, a move that stunned brokers at the full-service New York-based


Wheeler to retire from Cohen Financial

Dean Wheeler, head of investor services operations at Cohen Financial, is set to retire on June 15, REFI has learned.


Petosa leaves Fitch

Stephanie Petosa has left Fitch Ratings’ commercial mortgage group, REFI has learned. Petosa departed a little less than a month


King & Spalding nabs RE finance team

King & Spalding, a law firm, has hired Erik Andersen, Elizabeth Gable and Jared Zaben as partners in the firm’s


MoFo hires Blaivas from Blackstone

Morrison & Foerster, a global law firm, has hired Jay Blaivas as a tax partner in its New York office.


Swig names Carbone to CEO slot

Swig names Carbone to CEO slot The Swig Company has hired Jim Carbone as its new ceo, the company announced. Carbone will replace Ken


People moves: Munger, Tolles & Olson hires Fatheree

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, a law firm, has hired George Fatheree, III as partner in its real estate group.


People moves: Stroock adds Hudson to capital markets team

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, a New York-based law firm, has added Evan Hudson as a partner in its real estate capital




People moves: Black Creek Group names Dhanda ceo 

Black Creek Group appointed Raj Dhanda as its first ceo, the company announced. Dhanda, previously the president, said he wants to continue to make the institutional investor-focused company


People moves: Townhouse Mgmt hires director of development

Townhouse Management Company, a New York-based real estate company that acquires, develops and manages commercial and residential properties, has appointed


Panel: C-suites slow to embrace women in senior roles

The commercial real estate world is making painstakingly slow strides towards gender equality, panelists confirmed at a recent event hosted


Passco adds Orlando office

Passco Companies has added an Orlando office, and is expanding its team nationwide with the five new hires. The Orlando


Hunton Andrews Kurth brings on Los Angeles, Miami partners

Hunton Andrews Kurth has expanded its real estate practice with two new partners, bringing on Jane Hinton in Los Angeles