16C — December 18 - January 14, 2020 — Owners, Developers & Managers — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal


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Renewed by Associated Builders and Contractors Willow Construction named AccreditedQuality Contractor TYSONS CORNER, VA — Barkan Management Com- pany announced the appoint-

Barkan Management Company hires Bauman as new president

this reputation by continuing to deliver best in class service, nurturing a strong corporate culture, and identifying future growth opportunities is a great responsibility. As Barkan’s new president, I enthusiasti- cally embrace this responsibil- ity and will work closely with our team to devise a strategy for continued success.” Bauman was most recently at Bonaventure Property Man- agement Services, where under his leadership, the company grew its portfolio of third-party management properties and exceeded NOI expectations. Before that, Bauman served for five years as president of First - Service Residential DC Metro, a wholly owned subsidiary of a publicly traded nationwide property services company. Here, he oversaw the evolution of the firm into a market pow - erhouse, establishing a strong corporate culture, building a reputation that attracted the best people in the industry and achieving record earnings growth — all while signifi- cantly improving employee and client satisfaction. MAREJ across Sanzari’s commercial portfolio, with an emphasis on Glenpointe. “Since joining Alfred San- zari Enterprises, Carolina has been an invaluable ad- dition to the team, not only taking a proactive approach to her role but continually going above and beyond to implement creative solutions to enhance our portfolio and streamline its operations as a whole,” said Ryan San- zari , COO at Alfred Sanzari Enterprises. “Her dedication and creativity have made her an asset to our firm and we are pleased to have her for- mally join our leasing depart- ment, where I am confident that her granular knowledge of Glenpointe as well as her deep understanding of the needs of today’s tenants will help us drive continued success at the property and throughout our entire port- folio.” Since gradually transition- ing to the leasing department in the summer of 2020, Guti- errez has already coordinated multiple successful marketing initiatives to augment Alfred Sanzari Enterprises’ leasing strategy at Glenpointe, includ- ing the addition of a marketing space at Glenpointe Centre West. MAREJ

ment of Dan- iel Bauman as president, following the retirement of Bill DiSchi- no who led the industry- leading resi- dential prop-

ASTON, MD — Wil- low Construction an- nounced that its status as an Accredited Quality Con- tractor has been renewed by Associated Builders and Contractors for another year. “We are beyond excited to be recognized for our team’s hard work on each and every project. It takes endless amounts of planning, dedication, and col- laboration in order to achieve such a recognition.” Andy Cheezum , vice president. Launched in 1993, ABC’s AQC programprovides recogni- tion to world-class construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas of corporate responsibility: - Quality - Safety - Talent management - Craft and management education E

Daniel Bauman

erty management company as president and CEO for 26 years. DiSchino will remain active with the company as- sisting with the transition. “Daniel brings to Barkan an impressive 30-year history of professional accomplish- ments,” said Peter Barkan , CEO, The Barkan Companies. “He has the personal style, business acumen, and leader- ship skills to drive Barkan Management forward. I know that he will make a positive impact on the organization at all levels.” "Barkan has an enviable brand reputation in the prop- erty management industry,” said Bauman. “Building on HACKENSACK, NJ — Alfred Sanzari Enterpris- es announced that Carolina Gutierrez has been pro- moted to manager – leasing and marketing. Since joining Alfred San- zari Enterprises in 2019 as a property management analyst, Gutierrez has been a key contributor in several departmental and tenant management initiatives. Building upon seven years of tenant management and operational experience prior to joining Alfred Sanzari En- terprises, Gutierrez quickly excelled in her role at the firm, providing Alfred San - zari Enterprises with invalu- able insight into its portfolio with a particular focus on identifying trends in utility usage. Additionally, Gutier- rez developed an in-depth understanding of the firm’s iconic flagship property Glen - pointe, building a strong rapport with the campus’ 70+ tenants and gaining a comprehensive understand- ing of their unique needs. In her new role, Gutierrez will expand upon and hone her tenant liaison skills as well as spearhead a number of marketing initiatives to help drive leasing activity and enhance tenant retention

Willow team and trade partners receiving on site safety training from Safety Resources, LLC.

- Community relations and diversity “By becoming an Accredited Quality Contractor, Willow’s commitment to corporate and community service excellence is clear,” said 2020 ABC Na- tional Chair Tim Keating, president and owner, R.C. Ste-

ven, Winter Garden, Florida. “Willow’s companywide lead- ership on the AQC principals is helping to drive world-class safety performance, workforce development, diversity and quality construction in the communities in which they work.” MAREJ

Bike Storage PropTech (property technology) startup ALPEN Storage Raises $1.5 Million

Alfred Sanzari Enterprises promotes Gutierrez tomanager – leasing &marketing

a prominent building near the west end of Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. Scheduled for completion next Fall, the build- ing will house approximately 15,000 s/f of co-working space and, along with many wellness inspired amenities, will imple- ment ALPEN Bike Capsules in the garage for tenant bike parking. Andy Fremder , former chief financial officer of Farallon Capital Management , a San Francisco based investment adviser with significant com - mercial real estate holdings, was attracted to ALPEN’s business model targeting the vast property amenity space. “When ALPEN shifted its focus from a consumer product to a commercial real estate ame- nity I became interested from an investment standpoint. I recently upped my stake in the business as global bike ridership and e-bike sales are spiking post-pandemic. I like to invest in good ideas that can scale rapidly,” Fremder said. The e-bike market saw 90 per cent growth in the U.S. in 2019. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, top e-bike brands have reported between 150 per cent and 400 per cent growth. ALPEN Storage plans to scale quickly in the largest markets within the U.S. over the next twelve months, with international expansion on the horizon. MAREJ

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — ALPEN Storage, Inc. an- nounced it has raised a total of $1.5 million of investor capital. The funds came from private investors led by the Felton Group , a Charlottesville, VA based family office. ALPENStorage was founded by Eric Pearson , an entrepre- neur, commercial real estate veteran and avid cyclist. Pear- son created ALPEN Storage to fulfill a straightforward mandate: create a weather- proof bike locker with visual appeal and a satisfying user experience, to securely store bikes outside of living and work spaces. Built from virtu- ally indestructible roto-molded polymer and equipped with an integrated locking mecha- nism and optional Bluetooth functionality, ALPEN Bike Capsules are made in the USA, by the manufacturer of YETI coolers, and engineered to protect and extend the life of a bicycle. The ALPEN Bike Capsule has been developed for both indoor and outdoor use in residential, commercial, and municipal applications. ALPEN has already devel- oped an enthusiastic customer base of cyclists throughout the US and in seven overseas markets. Recently the com- pany has shifted its marketing focus to target the commercial real estate industry, offering property owners an appealing,

Weatherproof bike locker luxury amenity that can be rented to a fast expanding ten- ant base looking for upgraded bicycle storage alternatives. Pearson aims to use the new funds to scale and increase visibility among multifamily property owners, other real estate players and municipali- ties across the country. Felton Group, the single family office of Jaffray Wo- odriff, invests in local Charlot- tesville and Central Virginia based early stage companies. Felton Group was attracted to ALPEN for a number of rea- sons. Woodriff said, “ALPEN has created an innovative technology with excellent aes- thetic design that capitalizes on the current micromobil- ity movement in the US. Eric Pearson impressed us with his entrepreneurial creativity and his extensive knowledge of the commercial real estate space. ALPEN is well positioned to create unforeseen value in real estate properties across the U.S.” The Felton Group is currently developing The Center of Devel- oping Entrepreneurs (CODE),

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