34 — January 13 - 26, 2012 — Pennsylvania — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal

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Fernsler of KW Comm’l Investment services named VP Gilbert recently elected VP of PA Chapter SIOR for 2012

LEED Silver Core & Shell Pre-certification Liberty Property Trust 972,000 s/f whse pre-certified


LUE BELL, PA—Blair Gilbert, SIOR, senior vice president of KW

Gilbert has more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience—specializing in industrial and retail land de- velopment. As vice president of KW Commercial-KPG with corporate offices in Lansdale, PA, Gilbert is responsible for leading the growth and opera- tions of this eleven office real estate brokerage company. Keystone Partners Group (KPG) was established in 2001 and has locations throughout eastern Pennsylvania extend- ing from Stroudsburg to West Chester. Gilbert, a resident of Dou- glassville, PA and an SIOR member since 2007 has served SIOR in various leadership po- sitions including: treasurer for 2009, 2010 and 2011, member- ship co-chair 2009 and 2010 and communications and mar- keting chair 2009 and 2010. In other news Blair A. Gil- bert, SIOR, senior vice presi- dent of Keystone Partners Group’s KW Commercial Real Estate Division announced today that Craig E. Fern- sler, CCIM, GRI, SRES, has been named vice president of Investment Services for the organization. Fernsler holds the coveted Certified Commercial Invest- mentMember (CCIM) designa- tion. A CCIM is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate indus- try and is proficient not only in theory, but also in practice. CCIM is part of a global com- mercial real estate network

with members across North America and in more than 30 countries. This professional organization closes thousands of transactions annually, rep- resenting a projected $400 bil- lion in value. Of the more than 150,000 commercial real estate professionals in the United States, only an estimated 6 percent hold the prestigious CCIM designation. Additionally, Fernsler is the 2012 President of the Pennsyl- vania, New Jersey and Dela- ware CCIM Chapter, a board member of the chapter, a mem- ber of the International Coun- cil of Shopping Centers (ICSC), a member of the TriState Real- tors Commercial Alliance, and has served as Vice President and on the board of directors of the Diversified Real Estate Investors Group. He also holds a Series 22 and a Series 63 securities license. Keystone Partners Group (KPG) was founded in 2001 by Michael D. Campo and RudyA. Usic with a single real estate office in Blue Bell, PA. Today, the KPG network consists of eleven real estate offices extending from Stroudsburg, to West Chester (PA) and has over 775 agents. The KW Commercial/KPG Real Estate office is located in Blue Bell, PA which is centrally located and conveniently serves not only the Greater PhiladelphiaMSA, but southern New Jersey, northern Delaware and the entire eastern Pennsylvania corridor. ■ Prior to Blue Rock, Ad- ams was the Senior Project Manager for Trammell Crow Company. A resident of Cin- naminson, NJ, he holds a bachelor’s degree in architec- tural engineering fromDrexel University and a master’s degree in business adminis- tration from Rutgers Univer- sity. He is a LEEDAccredited Professional and holds Solar Certification from the Heat- Spring Institute. Barr was the Project Coordinator for Fluidics, Inc. He is a resident of Sicklerville, NJ, and a graduate of the Community College of Philadelphia. ■ project manager, respectively. They were responsible for nearly $300 million worth of commercial and industrial construction projects for nu- merous blue chip clients.

Commercial was recently elected as the Pennsylva- nia Chapter Vice Presi- dent of the Society of In- dustrial and Office REAL- TORS (SIOR) for 2012. In this position, Gilbert will oversee and represent the interests of the chapter to the Board of Directors.

Blair Gilbert

40 Logistics Drive

BETHLEHEM, PA—Liber- ty Property Trust announced that 40 Logistics Drive in Carlisle – a 972,000 s/f single story Class A speculative warehouse and distribution center currently under devel- opment – has received LEED Silver Core & Shell (CS) pre- certification. Liberty broke ground on the building in September of this year and completion is expected dur- ing the summer of 2012. “Often the focus on envi- ronment and energy man- agement is directed at the office market, but there are significant opportunities for tenants to reap savings and satisfaction from these pro- grams in industrial settings,” said Bob Kiel, senior vice president and city manager for Liberty in the region. “These buildings routinely save tenants 35% or more in energy costs alone when compared with traditional buildings, and whether the tenant pays that bill directly or it is included in their rent, it represents a direct cost savings that builds and builds over time.” The warehouse has also

been designed to achieve Energy Star certification, one of more than 70 Energy Star buildings the company has certified in 14 states dur- ing the last two years. Both LEED and Energy Star as- sure substantial energy cost savings for tenants. Energy efficient factors in the design include the installation of wall insulation and panels (creating an r-value* of 12), roof insulation (creating an r- value* of 20,) and high output lighting with motion sensors, among other elements. Additional steps have been taken at 40 Logistics Drive to use native plants in landscap- ing to conserve water; to re- cycle at least 75% of construc- tion project waste; to use lo- cally sourced and/or recycled materials when possible; and to utilize low/no VOC emit- ting paints, carpets, flooring and other materials. Located at the 64-acre Lib- erty at Carlisle Distribution Center, the facility represents the first new speculative warehouse to be built in the region since 2008. Liberty is investing approximately $45 million in the new facility. ■ Walters, Executive Managing Director of CBRE’s six Greater Philadelphia regional offices. Jody has over 7 years of experi- ence in commercial real estate and continues to be a top per- former. Prior to joining CBRE, she served as Vice President for NAI Summit where she repre- sented a variety of office, retail and health care clients, includ- ing Team Capital Bank, Fulton Financial, Perkins Restaurants, St. Luke’s Health Network, and Bayada Nurses. Jody will work with Senior Vice President Bill Wolf, Vice President Phil Schenkel and Senior Associate Sean Bleiler to solidify CBRE’s Lehigh Valley brokerage team. ■

Craig Fernsler

The induction took place dur- ing the Fall World Conference in Chicago, Illinois in late October. Additionally, Gilbert is amem- ber of the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS and serves on the Commercial, Industrial and Investment committee of that organization. He serves on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey Certified Com- mercial Investment Member (CCIM) chapter, is a member of the TriState REALTORS Commercial Alliance Ethical Standards Committee and has served as chair of the Amity Township (Berks County, PA) Economic Development Com- mittee.

Jones Lang LaSelle hires Adams & Barr to lead new group

PH I LADELPH I A , PA — Jones Lang LaSalle an- nounced the launch of a new

tion Manager. “With the addition of at-risk constructionmanagement and

King joins CBRE as vice president

Co n s t r u c - tion group for the Phil- a d e l p h i a Region that will provide at-risk con- s t r u c t i o n m a n a g e - ment, general

general con- tracting ca- pabilities to complement our existing project and development expertise, we are giving our Mid-Atlantic

ALLENTOWN, PA — Jody King has joined CBRE, Inc. (CBRE) as vice president in our

Allentown of- fice and will primarily fo- cus on retail and medical office in the Lehigh Valley, Reading and N o r t h e a s t Pennsylvania.

James Adams

Cameron Barr

contracting and design/build services, complementing the existing for-fee project man- agement services provided by the firm’s Project and Devel- opment Services team. Con- struction industry veteran James Adams, LEED AP, has been hired to lead the new unit as Managing Director, and Cameron Barr has also joined the team as Construc-

clients access to an additional level of service at a time when many of them are looking for experienced advice and as- sistance,” said Matt Weko, Senior Vice President, Project and Development Services at Jones Lang LaSalle. Adams and Barr join from Blue Rock Construction in New Jersey, where they served as vice president and senior

Jody King

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Jody King to CBRE. Jody brings a wealth of talent and experience to our firm and we look forward to her contribu- tions toward expanding our re- tail and medical office presence in the Lehigh Valley,” said Bob

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