20A — February 14 - 27, 2014 — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal


P eople on the M ove

Conducted by engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. PWC Continuing Ed class on energy efficiency held

Senior advisor with Sperry Van Ness John McClellan, CCIM to lead PCA into 2014

SALISBURY, MD — Brent Miller, CCIM, CPM an- nounced that John McClel-

ers, and government officials. When asked what his goal for the PCA in 2014 was, McClel- lan responded, “It would have to be to increase membership among industry profession- als and to clarify the unique skills and expertise held by a commercial real estate profes- sional. There are multiple practical ways the organiza- tion has been able to assist local brokers, including the strengthening of relationships with state and local officials, offering continuing education opportunities, conducting com- mercial property tours, and promoting data sharing be- tween brokers to ensure better transactions and more.” n


EWYORK,NY — Pro- fessional Women in Construction (PWC)

lan, CCIM , a senior ad- v i s o r wi t h Sperry Van Ness – Mill- e r C o m - m e r c i a l Real Estate in Salisbury, MD has been

launched its first Continuing Ed class of 2014 on January 15th with a record-break- ing attendance at “Existing Building Energy Efficiency -Ample Room for Improve- ment (and Savings)! LL 87 Compliance.” The course was conducted by the global engi- neering firm Thornton To- masetti, Inc. and presented by senior vice president Dan Nall , FAIA, PE, LEED Fel- low, BEMP, HBDP and vice president Wolfgang Werner , AIA, LEED AP BD+C, at the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen, 20 West 44th St., NYC. Event chair Doro- thy Wasiak , director, capital planning, Matthew Adam Properties , said, “I’m glad to be able to organize a seminar on a topic that is essential for property owners and manag- ers.” Nall and Werner began by noting that within the 4.8 million buildings in the U.S. 30% of all energy consumed is wasted. Nationwide, buildings are responsible for 41% of en- ergy consumption, yet in NYC FALLS CHURCH, VA — CORFAC International president Robert Tillsley, SIOR , announced the 25th anniversary of Corporate Facility Advisors (CORFAC International). CORFAC is a network of independently owned commercial real estate companies with 65 offices in North America. CORFAC International was incorporated in 1989 as a not-for-profit association with the goal of becoming an affili- ation of like-minded commer- cial real estate service com- panies. The business model is unlike other commercial real estate networks because affiliation is dues-based and the organization is governed by a board representing the member firms. The initial concept for COR- FAC International came from Charlie King Jr., SIOR , principal with King Indus- trial Realty/CORFAC In- ternational in Atlanta, GA. The idea started during an

John McClellan

PWC’s January Continuing Ed program on en- ergy efficiency, led by (left to right from center) Thornton Tomasetti’s Wolfgang Werner and Dan Nall and organized by Dorothy Wasiak, Matthew Adam Properties drew a huge crowd of professionals from the AEC sector. It was held at the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen. Photo by Akansha Sharma

elected to serve as president of the Peninsula Commercial Alliance (PCA) for 2014. The goal of the PCA is to bring commercial real estate professionals together along with others serving the indus- try such as developers, bank-

that number jumps to 83%. The new Local Law 87 re- quires energy audits to help building owners identify and develop energy improvements through new equipment, insu- lation or other technologies; retro-commissioning involves a rigorous checklist to pinpoint operating deficiencies. The speakers pointed out the enormous market opportuni- ties with studies showing that retrofits offer $279 billion in investment opportunities, can yield over a trillion in energy savings, avoid 600 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions SIOR convention. The found- ing members were interested in starting a new kind of re- ferral network, one built on personal relationships and with invitation-only mem- bership. “We wanted to have the ability to compete for busi- ness on a national basis and yet remain true to our roots as local service providers foremost -- more Main Street than Wall Street. We knew we were never going to be like one of the big national compa- nies, but then we didn’t want to be like them. We intention- ally established a network of companies in which the prin- cipals are closely involved in running their businesses and personally involved in brokerage transactions,” said King. King attributes the early success of CORFAC Inter- national to establishing a core group of companies who came together to implement the vision.

and can create a cumulative 3.3 million in job years. The retrofit market is potentially greater than $150 billion a year. Whole building analy- ses offer potentially over 50% greater energy savings than partial retrofits. Among the many needing to gain specifics on energy com- pliance for their work were James Jabaily , Aggressive Energy ; Deborah Bailey , Electric Fixx Inc. ; LEED spe- cialist Sara Jazayeri , Studio 360 ; Keely Braud , Schneider Electric ; and Cybelle Kenne- dy , a restoration architect. n “The credit goes to Steve Podolsky, Mike Jacobus and Al McConkey. They were all SIORmembers and they used their contacts, made the calls, and set up the meetings,” he said. Steven H. Podolsky, SIOR is a principal with Podolsky|Circle CORFAC International in Chicago; Mi- chael Jacobus, SIOR is a principal with McBride Cor- porate Real Estate/CORFAC International in Paramus, NJ and the late Al McCo- nkey, SIOR was with King Industrial Realty/CORFAC International in Atlanta. “I’m proud of the organiza- tion’s sustainability; proud of the consistent quality of firms that we’ve been able to attract; and proud of our na- tional rankings as compared to national companies and competing networks. We’ve been able to establish strong international affiliations and our sustainability comes from our people” said Steve Podolsky. n

High Construction co-workers receive ASHE certificates

Bob Walsh

Mike Pluta

Greg Spaulding

LANCASTER, PA —Three High Construction co-workers earned the Health Care Con- struction Certificate (HCC) from The American Society for Healthcare Engineer- ing (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association. Bob Walsh , vice president of project management; Mike Pluta , project manager; and Greg Spaulding , received the ASHEHealthcare Construction

Certificate on January 15. The ASHE Health Care Construction Certificate dem- onstrates a professional’s training to work in a health care construction environ- ment, focusing on the unique considerations in health care planning, design, and con- struction with regard to safety, compliance, risk assessment, equipment and systems, and communication. n

CORFAC International celebrates 25th Anniversary

Blue & brecht Realty promotes Patrick Smith and Paul Obrecht

Blue & Obrecht Realty, LLC announced that Paul F. Obrecht, III has been named

tion coordinator, propertyman- ager and salesperson, leasing and selling office, industrial,

medical and retail facili- ties. Paul has also earned an industrial designation f r o m t h e Society of Office and Industrial

senior vice p r e s i d e n t and Patrick Smi th has been named v i ce pres i - dent of the company. “We are ex- cited to pro-

Paul Obrecht

Patrick Smith

Realtors (SIOR) . Patrick joined Blue & Obre- cht Realty in 2008, focusing on landlord and tenant represen- tation, with an emphasis on locating office properties for companies in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. n

mote Paul and Patrick in rec- ognition of their performance and expertise,” said Richard F. Blue, Jr. , president of Blue & Obrecht Realty. Paul has been active in the commercial real estate industry for over 20 years as a construc-

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