16C — January 17 - 30, 2014 — Pennsylvania — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal


P eople on the M ove

Brings several years of retail sales experience Dietrick Group welcomes Vargas as newest sales agent A llentown, PA — Dietrick Group,

In honor of clients & business partners BLCompanies donates $10,000 to local food banks

Meriden, CT — BL Companies , an employee- owned, multi-disciplinary architecture, engineering, environmen- tal and land s u r v e y i n g firm is donat- ing $10,000 to food as- s i s t a n c e programs in honor of our clients and busi- ness partners. “The food assistance pro- grams are facing ever increas- ing demands for their services throughout the communities where BL Companies works Carolyn Stanworth

and our employee owners live,” said Carolyn Stan- worth , president and CEO. “We have chosen to donate this year to these programs on behalf of our clients and business partners to celebrate this season of giving. While we wish the need was not as great, we know our cli- ents, business partners and employee owners appreciate giving back to those in need during this holiday season.” In the spirit of giving and gratitude, BL has contributed to food bank agencies in Con- necticut, Pennsylvania, Mas- sachusetts, New York, Ohio and Texas. n ter is comprised of over 200 members, both CCIM Des- ignees and Candidates. The CCIM Designation is awarded to commercial real estate pro- fessionals upon successful completion of a graduate level education curriculum and pre- sentation of a portfolio of quali- fying industry experience. Less than one percent of commer- cial real estate professionals in the world hold the CCIM designation. Epstein earned the designation by passing the Institute’s Comprehensive Examination, the final element in the designation process. CCIMs are recognized ex- perts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, asset management, valu- ation, and investment anal- ysis. The Chicago-based CCIM Institute is an affiliate of the NationalAssociation of Realtors. n scape architect and will be responsible for the oversight of technical design on projects. Bricker joined RGS in 2007. He is a graduate from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Land- scape Architecture. Bricker along with his wife and daugh- ter reside in Hummelstown. n

and project coordinator. Her background includes planning, designing and quality control- ling for Energy Star and Green Building Requirements for a variety of architectural proj- ects. In Laura’s new project manager position, she will be responsible for leading proj- ects through all phases and fostering client relationships. Morris joined the team as a project architect in Febru- ary after practicing 12 years for several Center City firms. Jeff quickly demonstrated that he possesses the lead- ership qualities required to serve as a project manager within the firm. In addition to his knowledge, technical expertise and professional at- tributes, he has also exhibited a passion for both the archi- mercial and residential real estate transactions, represent- ing both buyers/tenants and owners/landlords, for Dietrick Group, a full-service commer- cial real estate firm special- izing in sales, appraisal and property management. Vargas is working toward his degree in Finance from

tectural profession as well as BartonPartners’ commitment to design and documentation using REVIT. In his new po- sition, Jeff will be in charge of supervising projects and handling clients. “These promotions are well deserved, as both Laura and Jeff are committed to our mission of creating sustain- able, dynamic and marketable places for our clients,” said Bob Cogan, principal at Bar- tonPartners. “Both individu- als have demonstrated the leadership, client focus and architectural skills required to guide the firm to its next level. As we continue to build and grow the firm towards the future, we’re proud to promote management talent from within.” n Kutztown University, and al- though he received his license recently, he spent several summers as a DG intern and brings several years of retail sales experience to his trans- actions. He is a graduate of William Allen High School and a na- tive Spanish speaker. n

LLC hi red EuryVargas as its newest real estate sales agent. Vargas will specialize in b o t h c om-

Eury Vargas

BartonPartners hires Laura Beverley, CGP and Jeff Morris, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

PHILADELPHIA, PA — BartonPartners announces the promotions of Laura Bev-

e r l ey and Jeff Morris t o p r o j e c t managers. B e v e r l e y

Epstein of Berger-Epstein Assoc. serves as president for the PA/sNJ/DE CCIM

Allentown, PA — Jon- athan Epstein, CCIM , of Berger-Epstein Associates,

has continu- o u s l y e l - evated her responsibili- ties in a va- riety of roles since joining the teamnine y e a r s ag o . During this Philadelphia Un i v e r s i t y g r a du a t e ’ s tenure, she has held posi- tions as architectural designer Jeff Morris Laura Beverley Philadelphia, PA — Urban Engineers (Urban) announced the promotion of four individuals to vice presi- dent. These promotions are the result of leadership within the firm, earned respect within the industry, delivering ser- vices and/or acquiring work consistent with Urban’s mis- sion and strategic plan, and an established commitment to the firm’s future. The new vice presidents are: • Orla Pease, PE, PTOE , who leads the firm’s traffic con- sulting division in PA. A professional engineer in five states, Pease has an ex- tensive background in traffic operations and final design that involves transportation planning and analysis; traffic impact and highway access studies; context-sensitive solu- tions; environmental document preparation; analysis of trans- portation systems; and traffic signal design. • Ed Fronczkiewicz, Jr., Esq. , who is the firm’s assistant counsel.

Inc. has been nominated to serve as the president for the PA/sNJ/ DE CC IM (Cert i f ied C o mm e r - cial Invest- ment Mem-

Jonathan Epstein

ber) chapter president. Ep- stein has been installed by the chapter board of directors on December 17, 2013, and will serve as Chapter President until 2015. Epstein has been very active with the PA/sNJ/DE CCIM Chapter, and has served on its board since 2009. He has served on its Strategic Plan- ning and Portfolio Workshop committees. The PA/sNJ/DE CCIMChap-

Urban Engineers announces third round of new vice presidents

Orla Pease Ed Fronczkiewicz, Jr. John Holak, Jr.

Scott Forbes

RGS Associates, Inc. promotes Bricker Ephrata

Fronczkiewicz provides legal guidance to senior manage- ment and professional staff on numerous issues, including transaction matters, risk man- agement, litigation manage- ment, corporate compliance, general corporate governance, professional licensing and reg- istration, and procurement. • John Holak, Jr. , who leads the firm’s Risk Assess- ment Practice. Holak is the deputy director of Urban’s Transit and Passen- ger Rail Division and leads the firm’s Risk Assessment Prac- tice. He is an expert financial and administrative executive with extensive experience in the solicitation, administration, and negotiation of private and

government contracts, and the preparation, audit, and analy- sis of financial systems and statements. • Scott Forbes, PE , who leads the firm’s Texas opera- tions. Forbes is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Urban’s Dallas office, business development, and expansion of client relationships throughout Texas, in addition to serving as a project manager on key as- signments. He has 30 years of experience designing and man- aging complex civil engineer- ing projects. He is well-versed in cost estimating, construc- tion contract administration, surveying, and construction inspection. n

TWP., PA — RGS Asso- ciates, Inc. is announced that Aaron Bricker has been promot- ed to senior project land-

Aaron Bricker

Pittsburgh, PA – The Master Builders’ Associa- tion Young Constructors (YC) announced its new slate of YC executive officers for 2014: Chairwoman: Jennifer Lan- dau, Landau Building Co. Vice-Chairman: Dustin Gif- Master Builders’ Association YC announces New Slate of executive officers fin, Giffin Interior & Fix- ture, Inc. Secretary: Adam Ramsey, Wyatt, Incorporated YC aim to expose and edu- cate young industry leaders to all aspects of the commercial construction industry. n

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