16C — August 15 - 28, 2014 — Pennsylvania — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


P eople on the M ove

President Coate senior VP at Colliers International SIOR Philadelphia Chapter announces new 14/15 officers

ShareholderwithEastburnandGray, P.C. Robert R. Watson, Jr., Esq. speaks at PBI seminar

to Lien Claims: Practical Re- sponses to Contractors’ Favor- ite Weapons,” will cover steps owners can take when faced with payment issues from con- tractors or subcontractors. For additional information about this program, or to register for the seminar, please click here. Watson is a Shareholder in the Eastburn and Gray, P.C.’s Construction Law practice group. He has focused his practice on construction litiga- tion and municipal law since being admitted to the bar. He has previously participated as a faculty member in recent PBI courses. n

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Robert R. Watson, Jr. served as a faculty member

ARRISBURG, PA — Outgoing presi- dent, Linford Good of High Associates, LTD announced the slate of new officers for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of In- dustrial and Office Realtors at their annual meeting on July 23, 2014. These include new president Cathryn Coate senior vice-president at Col- liers International , VP WilliamBoben III associate broker at High Associates, LTD , treasurer Michael Hess senior associate at CB Richard Ellis, Inc. and secretary Adam Campbell director of Industrial Broker- age Group at Cushman & Wakefield . Newly appointed executive committee members include Linford Good (High Asso- ciates LD), Jack Shepley (NAI CIR), Brian Edmonds (Concordis Real Estate Ad- visors) and JohnMorrissey (Jackson Cross Partners). New Committees Chairs include Amy Hawley (Haw- ley Realty, Inc.) as Ad- mission and Membership chair, Thomas McDermott (NAI Commercial Partners, Inc.) Retention chair, Mi- chael Capobianco (Colliers International) and Phil- ip Rothenberg (Jackson Cross Partners) Scholar- ship co-chairs, Brian Cole H

at a real es- tate seminar, sponsored by the Pennsyl- v an i a Ba r I n s t i t u t e (PBI) on Au- gust 5, 2014 in Philadel- phia. This all

Robert Watson, Jr.

day seminar examines recent developments within the real estate law landscape. Watson’s seminar, “Pay- ment Bonds, the Prompt Pay- ment Acts and Responding

Shown from left: Linford Good of Lancaster – outgoing president; Cathryn Coate of Philadelphia – incoming president; and William Boben III of Lancaster, incoming VP.

LANCASTER, PA — RGS Associates, Inc. announced that Chris Wiley has been RGS Associates promotes Chris Wiley & Tim Krueger Lancaster.

Penn State University and University of Pennsylvania. The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) is the leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association. SIOR has 48 Chapters comprising more than 3,000 members around the continental United States, Canada, and Europe. The Philadelphia Chapter consists of 85 members lo- cated throughout Southeast- ern Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. SIOR represents today’s most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate broker- age specialists. n under Rija’s leadership, we an- ticpate great things to come.” “The opportunities in this sector go beyond finding cool and creative spaces for our clients. Tech and media com- panies are constantly growing and evolving. It’s incredibly important that we understand their cultural needs, employee recruitment and engagement goals, their brand, and broader strategic initiatives that a tai- lored real estate solution can support,” Beares said. “The Technology & Media Practice will help us collaborate across the top 20 U.S. tech and media markets, and internation- ally, allowing us to advise our clients and participate in technology communities in a collaborative and organized fashion.” Beares joined CBRE in 2002 and currently serves as Senior Associate in the Wayne, PA office. n

(NAI Keystone Commercial & Industrial, LLC) young professionals chair , Taylor Young (Hayden Real Es- tate Investments, LLC) office property summit chair , Shepley Industrial Property Summit chair and Boben and McDermott Holiday Event co-chairs . Coate shared her goals for the upcoming year which include distinguishing the SIOR brand through improved marketing, building member- ship and strengthening SIOR educational programs. In ad- dition to on-going programs, SIOR will continue awarding scholarships to college stu- dents studying real estate who attend Temple University, in the tech industry. She has been actively involved in the Tech Girlz program, which seeks to get girls interested in technology at an early age, by hosting free workshops for middle school girls and devel- oping school curricula geared towards presenting technology courses in a way that embraces the innovative imagination. “Philadelphia is a city with a rich history of technological innovation, and as the leading commercial real estate compa- ny in the region, it is essential to our mission that we lead the way in this area, as well” said Bob Walters , executive managing director of CBRE’s Greater Philadelphia Region. “In Rija we now have a strong, bright, and capable leader implementing exciting new technology strategies. TMP is a great opportunity for the company around the world, and certainly here in Philadelphia,

In addition RGS Associ- ates, Inc. is also announced

t h a t T i m K r u e g e r h a s b e e n p r o m o t e d to designer. Krueger i s responsible for the cre- ation of sub- division and

promoted to senior proj- ect landscape a r c h i t e c t . Wiley is re- sponsible for creating and reviewing de- sign of sub- division and

Chris Wiley

Tim Krueger

land development designs and plans for assigned RGS client projects. Krueger joined RGS in 2006 and was previously a CAD designer. He is a gradu- ate of Harrisburg Area Com- munity College with an Associ- ate of Applied Science degree in Civil Technology. Krueger along with his wife and daugh- ters reside in Mountville. n top three agents for both the self storage group and the Philadelphia office. Schontz is a member of the Pennsylvania Self Storage Association and the National Self-Storage As- sociation. “HFF is thrilled to have Richard as part of our team. He has a keen understanding of the national self storage market and brings with him deep relationships with many of the self storage investors and owners in the U.S.,” said Mark Thomson , senior man- aging director and co-head of HFF Philadelphia. “Richard will be teaming up with our existing HFF self storage producers to continue to build and expand our pres- ence in the self storage mar- ket,” said Zac Pierce, senior managing director and co- head of HFF Philadelphia. n

land development plans for assigned RGS projects. Wiley joined RGS in 2005 as an in- tern and went full time with RGS in 2006 and was previ- ously a project landscape ar- chitect. He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. Wiley along with his wife and daughter reside in

CBRE introduces technology and media initiative Rija Beares to lead the Philadelphia division

HFF Philadelphia hires Schontz; expands national self storage group

PHILADELPHIA, PA — CBRE Group, Inc. has an- nounced the formation of the

PHILADELPHIA, PA — HFF has expanded its Phila- delphia office with the addition

Technology & Media Prac- tice (TMP), a n e two r k of industry professionals f ocused on real estate solutions for t e c hno l o gy

of Richard S c h o n t z , w h o h a s j o i ned the f i rm a s a m a n a g i n g d i r e c t o r . Schontz will focus on self storage in-

Rija Beares

and media companies. This specialty group, which covers the top technology and media markets across the globe, was formed to address the needs of growing companies in these sectors, fromAngel Investment to IPO and beyond. Rija Beares has been se- lected to lead the group in Philadelphia. Beares has been heavily involved in numerous tech initiatives throughout her career, particularly in increas- ing the participation of women

Richard Schontz

vestment sales transactions nationwide and will be a mem- ber of HFF’s national self stor- age group. Schontz joins HFF from Marcus & Millichap, where he was a senior associate and director within their National Self Storage Group. While in this role, he closed more than two million s/f of self storage transactions in nine states, and was ranked in the firm’s

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