12C — May 10 - 23, 2013 — Pennsylvania — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal


P eople & C ompany N ews

Recognizes top leasing and sales brokers Hinerfeld’s Cognetti receives Costar award

LUE BELL , PA — Kaplin Stewart has many lawyers of For excellence in their specific areas of practice Kaplin Stewart’s lawyers recognized for achievements B

Scranton, PA — Hin- erfeld Commercial Real Estate announced that presi-

estate property information available online. Cognetti qualified as one of the top commercial brokers in Philadelphia based on the total overall Leasing Office transaction volume for 2012 transactions he closed during the year. In order to be selected for this honor, Cognetti was evaluated against other com- mercial real estate brokers active in the region by Co- Star Group, and subsequently ranked among the top brokers in the market. “CoStar is proud to honor the firms and brokers who perform at the industry’s highest level each year,” said CoStar Group CEO Andrew C. Florance . “These industry leaders de- serve to be recognized for their hard work, expertise and su- perior deal-making abilities. We extend our congratulations to John Cognetti on his hard- earned achievement.” The complete list of 2012 CoStar Power Broker Awards winners can be found at CoStars website. n Robert Santarsiero, vice president, project and develop- ment services Recently promoted team members Tom Kramer, executive vice president, brokerage Drew McGowan, executive vice president, brokerage Blaise Fletcher, senior vice president, brokerage James Galbally, senior vice president, capital markets Douglas Rodio, CCIM, se- nior vice president, capital markets Tom Weitzel, senior vice president, brokerage. n “KW Commercial offers a seasoned broker opportunity that a traditional brokerage cannot offer. The KW resi- dential platform, with over 80,000 agents, provides a logical integration with the growing commercial plat- form. This unique structure facilitates a natural pro- gression with existing KW affiliated business owners and executives who are also involved in commercial real estate,” said Ryan. n

dent John T. Cognetti h a s b e e n n a m e d a 2012 CoStar Power Bro- ker by Co- StarGroup, Inc ., com- mercial real

distinction who are tops in their fields of law. Some of our outstanding attorneys have been recognized by various publications for excellence in their specific areas of practice. These attorneys exemplify the quality of legal representation that our firm provides for each and every client, and we are delighted that their profes- sional accomplishments have been widely recognized. Kaplin Stewart’s law prac- tice combines the depth and sophistication of a large busi- ness law firm with the agility

John T. Cognetti

estate’s provider of informa- tion, analytics and marketing services. This annual award recognizes distinguished pro- fessionals in commercial real estate brokerage by high- lighting the achievements of the U.S. firms and individual brokers who closed the high- est transaction volumes in commercial property sales or leases in 2012 in their respec- tive markets. All awards are based on transaction data maintained in CoStar’s commercial real estate database, which is the larg- est independently researched database of commercial real Philadelphia, PA — Jones Lang Lasalle announced a list of Jones Lang LaSalle’s newest additions and recent promotions in the Philadel- phia market. New additions to the firm: Valerie Bowman, senior vice president, Corporate Solu- tions Joe Colletti, senior associ- ate, brokerage Olivia Freeland, senior as- sociate, brokerage Susan Lowry, director, mar- keting Murphy O’Halloran, estima- tor, construction Maria Ratzlaff, associate, PHILADELPHIA, PA — Brendan Ryan, CCIM , a commercial real estate sales professional in Philadelphia, has joined the Center City of- fice of KW Commercial. Ryan, an industry vet- eran for over 16 years and a licensed salesperson in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as CCIM has previously worked for Grubb and Ellis, The Flynn Com- pany and SSH Real Estate. Brendan is a Villanova and Malvern Preparatory alum- nus, with strong ties to the

Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2013 are Andrew Cohn and Robert Korn in Construction Law; George Broseman, Marc Kaplin and Neil Stein in Land Use & Zoning Law; and, Jeffrey Silberman in Real Estate Law.

Jones Lang LaSalle adds seven brokerage

Recognized as Super Lawyers for 2013 are Andrew Cohn, Robert Korn and Joshua Quinter for Con- struction Litigation, Marc Kaplin for Land Use & Zoning, and Neil Stein for Real Estate Law.

Recognized by Super Lawyers as 2013 Rising Stars are Gregg Adelman in Land Use & Zoning Law, Mohammad Ghiasuddin in Business Litigation, and Dirk Simpson in Estate & Probate Law.

and entrepreneurial spirit of a small one. This allows us to offer timely, practical and cost-effective results for our

clients. Our attorneys have the experience, sophistication, creativity and aggressiveness to help our clients success-

fully reach their goals. We have offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to serve our clients needs. n

TARENTUM, PA — Greg Grudovich, P.L.S. has joined the Pittsburgh office of R.A. Smith National  — civil engi- neering, surveying, landscape architecture, geographic infor- mation systems (GIS), visual- ization and 3D laser scanning consultants —Tarentum (Pitts- burgh), Pa., as project man- ager/business development. As project manager, Grudovich will lead civil engineering, survey- ing and construction manage- ment projects. He will also provide business development support to the Pittsburgh office by cultivating client relation- ships in the public and private sectors. Grudovich has more than 25 Grudovich & Smith join R.A. Smith National years of experience in project management and business development in the civil engi- neering, land surveying and construction management in- dustry. His experience includes commercial and residential land development, solid and hazardous waste management, and surface and deep mining. He has applied this experience to numerous projects in Penn- sylvania, Ohio, NewYork, West Virginia, New Jersey, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina, and Florida, as well as Costa Rica. Prior to joining R.A. Smith Na- tional, Grudovich has held nu- merous positions with leading engineering firms throughout the East Coast.   Grudovich has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and professional registration as a certified general contractor. Grudovich currently resides in Butler, Pennsylvania. David Smith Joins R.A. Smith National as Survey Crew Chief R.A. Smith has added David Smith as survey crew chief in the Pittsburgh office. Smith has more than 17 years of surveying experience. His projects have included highway and bridge survey control, construction stake- outs, and survey site plans. Smith currently resides in New Kensington, PA. n Career Day Expo is one of the many initiatives Skanska participates in to help educate the next generation of talent about the construction indus- try. n Skanska USA Greater Phila. participate in Career Day Expo PHILADELPHIA, PA — Employees from Skanska USA ’s Greater Philadelphia office recently participated in Souderton High School’s 13th annual Career Day Expo. This is the second year Skanska has participated in the event to help educate students about the many career opportunities available in the construction industry.

Brendan Ryan joins KW Commercial Center City Market Center Delaware Valley area.

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