18A — May 10 - 23, 2013 — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal


P eople on the M ove

NAI Emory Hill’s principal, Kilian Accepted into SIOR

Three attorneys and a paralegal Four join Kaplin Stewart in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

New Castle, DE — NAI Emory Hill principal and CCIM Neil Kilian has earned

ing insights and innovation. Winters works to implement key features within GBIGwhile further uniting the investment community with USGBC’s ex- isting stakeholder base. He also helped support USGBC’s efforts regarding the recently released National Academy of Sciences report that reviewed the U.S. Department of Defense’s use of green building rating systems and recommended the contin- ued use of LEED. “It is a tremendous honor to serve USGBC, an organiza- tion peerless in its industry leadership,” said Winters. “De- veloping advanced solutions such as GBIG drives market transparency, which can reduce information asymmetry and ad- dress capital market failures. Increasing engagement with the investment community al- lows USGBC to strengthen in- dustry mindshare and further its mission.” Prior to joining USGBC, Win- ters was founder of Evolution Partners, a real estate advisory firm specializing in the finan- cial aspects of environmentally responsible real estate projects. He was primary author of the Green Building Financial Un- derwriting Standard on behalf of the Capital Markets Partner- ship, and he worked with North American real estate firms to maximize the financial return of their sustainability efforts. Winters’ professional back- ground includes tenure at Russell Investments, a world- class institutional investment advisory firm. n Neil has been with NAI Emory Hill since 1998 and spe- cializes in multi-family and in- vestment sales, site selection, land development, commercial sales and leasing. Neil also holds the distinguished Certi- fied Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, is on the Board of Directors of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce and is active in several organizations including the Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Council (CIRC), New Castle County Board of Realtors(NCCBOR), Delaware Association of Real- tors (DAR), and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). He is a graduate of the Univer- sity of Delaware. n mercial real estate brokers, agents, lenders, and other real estate professionals as the most capable and experienced brokerage practitioners in any market.

yet another e s t e e m e d rea l es tate designation by being ac- cepted into the Society of Industri- al andOffice Real tors® (SIOR) , the

lue BelL, PA — Kaplin Stewart announced that three attorneys and a paralegal have recently joined the firm. Michael P. Hogan is an Associate in the Commercial Litigation group. He previ- ously was an Associate with Lavin, O’Neil, Ricci, Cedrone & DiSipio. Hogan represents businesses and individuals in real estate and business disputes, as well as defend- ing employers in all types of employment litigation. Joshua A. Steinberg is an associate in the Real Estate Transactions and Corporate Law & Business Planning groups. He previously was an Associate at Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg. Steinberg rep- resents buyers and sellers, B WASHINGTON, DC — HFF announced has hired John Owendoff in its Wash- ington, D.C. office to focus on retail property investment sale transactions through- out the Mid-Atlantic region. Owendoff will team up with Jordan Lex , who has been with HFF since 2006. Owendoff and Lex will be part of a national retail invest- ment sale team that closed $12.1 billion of sales in 383 million square feet over the last 10 years. The new team will work closely with D anny Finkle and Barry Brown who co-head the HFF retail effort nationally. HFF was ranked #3 Top Retail Bro- ker in 2012 by Real Capital Analytics and #3 Top Broker of Shopping Centers in 2012 by Real Estate Alert and is one of the leading retail interme- diaries in the U. S. as ranked by the Mortgage Bankers As- Mid-Atlantic — The office that best embodies the Sperry Van Ness culture and thus is able to increase its mar- ket share receives the Sperry Van Ness Firm of the Year award. This year, the award is given to Sperry Van Ness - Miller Commercial Real Estate. SVN-Miller, which has offices inMaryland and Delaware, has been a Sperry Van Ness fran- chisee since 2007. That was

Neil Kilian

Michael P. Hogan

Dayna Rose Benn

Joshua A. Steinberg

Lynn Sturdivant

Washington, DC — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Dan Winters recently joined the or- ganization as Senior Research Fellow for Business Strategy and Finance. Winters, a 20-year veteran of real estate finance and one of the first LEED Accredited Professionals in the financial industry, is the previous re- cipient of the 2012 USGBC Mark Ginsberg Sustainability Fellowship. Now with USGBC as a full-time staff member, Winters will utilize his back- ground in institutional real estate finance, alongside his capital market perspectives, to foster and strengthen the grow- ing relationships between the green building and investment communities. “Dan is one of the foremost minds among those who devel- op high-performance buildings, the commercial brokerage com- munity and the institutional financiers who seek to incor- porate sustainable properties into real estate investment portfolios,” said Chris Pyke , vice president of research, US- GBC. “USGBC is fortunate to be working with Dan, who will help lead our efforts to bring Wall Street into the fold while helping institutional investors realize the benefits associated with green building owner- ship.” Winters plays an important ongoing role in USGBC’s newly released Green Building In- formation Gateway (GBIG), a global platform for green build- SIOR has more than 3,000 members in more than 630 cit- ies in 33 countries and repre- sents today’s most knowledge- able, experienced, and suc- cessful commercial real estate brokerage specialists. Real estate professionals who have earned the SIOR designation are recognized by corporate real estate executives, com- world’s leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association.

& Business Planning groups. Sturdivant was previously a Paralegal at Lavin, O’Neil, Ricci, Cedrone & DiSipio. In addition to her involvement in real estate and corporate transactions, Sturdivant works in the EstateAdministration & Planning group on matters such as preparation of estate planning documents, taxation and formation of tax-exempt entities. n tions. He is a member of the International Council of Shop- ping Centers and the Urban Land Institute and holds a Bachelor of Business Admin- istration degree from College of William and Mary. “We look forward to John and Jordan solidifying HFF’s retail investment sales prac- tice in the Mid-Atlantic region and we are excited to continue to build upon our investment sales platformnationally,” said JimMeisel , senior managing director and co-head of HFF’s Washington, D.C. office. “HFF is a highly respected firm within the Washington, D.C. metro area, having been involved with the sale or capi- talization of some of the most prestigious shopping centers and malls in the region, and I’m eager to share my knowl- edge and contribute to the HFF team going forward,” added Owendoff. n The SVN-Miller team started out in January 2007 with 15 staff members including two managing directors and eight advisors. Today, they have doubled the staff to a total of 31, all working among its six offices. SVN-Miller places a lot of emphasis on having a sociable atmosphere by involving the entire staff in various group ac- tivities throughout the year. n

landlords and tenants, and developers and investors in various commercial real estate transactions. Dayna Rose Benn is an associate in the EstateAdmin- istration & Planning, and Tax groups. She was previously a Senior Trust Administrator with Wells Fargo Bank. Lynn Sturdivant is a para- legal in the Real Estate Trans- actions, and Corporate Law sociation. Owendoff joins HFF from Cushman &Wakefield, where he was most recently a senior director in the capital markets group. While at Cushman & Wakefield, Owendoff was involved in the disposition of over $6 billion in commercial real estate assets, including nearly $750 million in retail transactions. Prior to work- ing in commercial real estate, Owendoff spent six years as a consultant providing advisory services to numerous Fortune 500 companies. He holds a Master of Business Admin- istration degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Lex has been involved in more than $4.5 billion in com- mercial real estate transac-

USGBC welcomes Dan Winters

HFF adds John Owendoff to focus on retail property investment sale transactions

Miller Commercial Real Estate receives Sperry Van Ness award the year that the principals decided to bring together the top commercial producers in the area to form a specialized commercial real estate group. Since then, SVN-Miller has commanded a high market share by growing its main of- fice; recruiting high-achieving sales agents who embody SVN core covenants and culture, and expanding their footprint in the Mid-Atlantic through the addition of five satellite offices.

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