12C — October 10 - 23, 2014 — Pennsylvania — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


P eople & C ompany N ews

Merger of firms broadens scope of design expertise Jacobswyper Architects expands with SaylorGregg

Mankogold.com designed by Firmseek MGKF’s new website earns MarCom Gold Award

or company involved in the con- cept, writing anddesign of print, visual, audio and webmaterials and programs. There were over 6,000 entries submitted by cor- poratemarketingand communi- cationdepartments, advertising agencies, PRfirms, designshops, production companies and free- lancers. MGKF’s web designer, Firmseek, submitted thewebsite under the professional services category. n firms and brokers in each market throughout the U.S. All awards are based on trans- action data in CoStar’s com- mercial real estate database, the largest independently researched database of com- mercial real estate property information available online. “CoStar Group is very proud to acknowledge the outstand- ing brokerage firms who per- formed at the industry’s high- est level to achieve remarkable sales and leasing success in 2013,” said CoStar Group founder and CEO Andrew Florance . “These top per- formers truly represent the best of the best in commercial real estate, and they deserve to be recognized for their proven deal-making abili- ties. We congratulate Bennett Williams Realty, Inc. on its impressive professional ac- complishments.” n Dan Perich has 16 years of commercial real estate experi- ence and was the top produc- ing agent at Michael Baxter & Associates for several years. George Vlamis is a local business owner. He owned several well-known business- es in the Stroudsburg area including the Arlington Diner for 21 years, Bender Gardens for 8 years and presently Vla- mis Real Estate Investments. The team is rounded out by Marjorie Feehan who began her real estate career in 2009. Living in the area for the past 21 years, Margie has seen the area’s growth and understands the complexity of commercial development. n ing and leasing. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table not only as advisors but also as investors and business own- ers themselves.


Manko,Gold, Katcher&Fox, LLP (MGKF) , the environmen- tal, energy and land use law and litigation firm, announced that theirwebsite, www.manko- gold.com, won a MarCom Gold Award. The MarCom Awards, administered and judged by members of the Association of Marketing and Communica- tion Professionals, is a creative competition for any individual YORK, PA – Bennett Wil- liams Realty, Inc. , one of the largest third-party, commer- cial real estate firms in Cen- tral Pennsylvania announced that it has been named a CoStar Power Broker Firm for commercial property sales and leasing performance dur- ing 2013 in the Central Penn- sylvania and Philadelphia markets. Each year, CoStar tallies the commercial real estate sales and lease transactions that closed during the previ- ous year and presents CoStar Power Broker Awards to the brokerage firms that closed the highest transaction volume in commercial property sales and leases in their respective mar- ket. As the largest professional research organization serving the commercial real estate industry, CoStar is uniquely positioned to identify the top STROUDSBURG, PA — Pocono residents may have noticed there is a new player in the commercial real estate field. Sharp looking black signs have been popping up along some of Monroe Coun- ty’s busiest roadways and announce the arrival of KW Commercial , The Daniel Perich Group . Centered in downtown Stroudsburg at 701 Main St., the office serves as a branch of KW Commercial, a national commercial real estate company based in Aus- tin, Texas. Headed by a partnership between Dan Perich and George Vlamis , The Daniel Perich Group looks to give clients and customers another choice for their commercial and investment real estate needs. The group will cover all aspects of commercial real estate including buying, sell-

P HILADELPHIA, PA — JacobsWyper Ar- chitects and Say- lorGregg Architects , two of the region’s architecture firms, announced their merg- er this month. Both firms have an extensive portfolio of award-winning projects that are recognizable throughout Center City and the mid- Atlantic region, from complex manufactur ing, pharma- ceutical, corporate and uni- versity facilities to cultural and performing arts centers. The merger of the two firms complements and broadens the scope of design expertise that they can offer to the corporate, academic and mu- seum sectors. “Our firms share a com- mon approach to design and bringing together the two GREENCASTLE, PA — Winners of the 2014 Nation- al Auctioneers Association and USA TODAY Marketing Competition were recently announced and formally rec- ognized during the NAA/ USA TODAY Awards Reception in Louisville, Kentucky, at the 65th International Auctioneers Conference and Show. This year’s contest high- lighted coast-to-coast, top-level marketing efforts as winners from only 18 states and South Africa emerged. The competi- tion featured 56 categories in seven divisions: Postcards, Bro- chures & Catalogs, Newspaper/ Magazine Print Ads, Public Re- lations & Marketing, Digital & Social Media, Photography and Auction Marketing Campaign of the Year. The task of determining PHILADELPHIA, PA — Pennrose Properties, LLC , has received two separate awards. Each year, Multifam- ily Executive Magazine honors the multifamily industry’s best and brightest through its national awards competition. Pennrose developments were selected as the Grand award in the Mixed-Income category for The George and a Merit award in the Senior category for John C. Anderson Apartments. “We’re honored to receive two awards in separate cat- egories in the same year from

Bennett Williams recognized as CoStar Power Brokerage Firm

Shown from left: Bill Gregg, Jamie Wyper, Terry Jacobs, Peter Saylor

firms greatly augments the work we can provide for our existing clients,” said Jamie Wyper, AIA, LEED AP , principal and co-founder, Ja- cobsWyper Architects. “This added level of expertise en- ables us to compete for larger projects across a broader spectrum for our university and global clients in many

sectors of industry.” “The cultural DNA of the firms is very similar and com- ing together again to work on joint projects with Peter and Bill and their team is very rewarding. We look forward to a successful partnership,” added Terry Jacobs, AIA , principal and co-founder, JacobsWyper Architects. n graphic design. Judging criteria included considerations such as creativity, effectiveness, clarity and visual appeal. With more than 870 entries submitted worldwide this year to be judged, Pennsylvania auctioneer, Matthew Hurley with Hurley Auctions , won the Public Relations and Mar- keting Award for their compa- ny’s’ brochure and newsletter. Hurley contributes his suc- cess in part to the greater ac- ceptance of the auction method of marketing among homeown- ers, buyers, institutions, and real estate professionals. His commitment to his wife Shan- non and his 6 children as well as his dedication to his church has kept him grounded with the belief that honesty, integrity, and hard work are the keys to success. n

Hurley wins at NAA/ USA Today 2014 Marketing Competition

Local experts gain national reach by opening new KW Commercial office

Matthew Hurley

winners was given to a panel of marketing and advertis- ing professionals, all of which have backgrounds in branding, promotion, public relations and

Pennrose receives 2014 Multifamily Executive awards for mixed-income and senior housing

Multifamily Executive,” said Richard Barnhart , chair- man and chief executive offi- cer, Pennrose Properties. John C. Anderson Apart- ments, located in Philadel- phia, is one of the first LGBT- friendly senior affordable apartment buildings in the country. It’s also an Energy Star-certified building. The George is a mixed conventional and affordable apartment building that offers contemporary, luxury rentals in downtown New Brunswick, New Jersey. n

John C. Anderson Apartments

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