22A — February 27 - March 12, 2015 — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


P eople & C ompany N ews

Pennrose Management Co. promotes DeSantis & Robinson

21-year industry vet served as market leader for C&W Kim Brennan joins Colliers Int’l as COO, NY/Tri-state

Management Company in 2011. Through his vision, drive and leadership of his highly tal-

PHILADELPHIA, PA —As the company builds capacity and prepares to expand its multi-

ented team of professional IT and Yar- di experts, Pennrose is quickly be- coming an in- dustry leader. Rob i ns on joined Pen-

state property management p o r t f o l i o , P e nn r o s e M a n a g e - ment Com- pany (PMC) has promoted John De - Santis to vice


dent, office services, USA, and Linda Dow , vice chairman and executive managing di- rector of the Eastern Region Consulting Group. "I look forward to bringing my experience and exper- tise to Colliers, and working closely with Joe Harbert to further elevate the platform in this region,” Brennan said. “Colliers is well positioned in Tri-State and will be a pre- mier player in this market moving forward. I am also pleased that Colliers puts great emphasis on promoting and supporting women and minority executives. There is great talent in this indus- try, with many other women and minority executives who would be eager to join this stellar organization." An active member in sever- al key industry organizations, Brennan is heavily involved with NAIOP , including her role on the NAIOP board of trustees, and as co-chair of the NAIOP education program committee. n research assistant studying the Hotel Room Occupancy Tax for the Center for Rural Pennsylvania. Wes’ responsibilities include monitoring all legislative and regulatory issues affecting the real estate industry and to communicate those issues to the membership. He also serves as staff liaison to the REALTORS Political Action Committee (RPAC), the Leg- islative Committee and the Community Grants Com- mittee, where he assists the committees in accomplishing their goals. n ingCole. “Her strategic think- ing, strong winning attitude and positive approach are as- sets that will complement and enhance EwingCole’s ability to expand and deepen relation- ships with our clients.” Prior to starting her own con- sulting firm, Bailey held past di- rector of business development and marketing positions at leading construction companies including Gilbane Building Company and HSC Builders &ConstructionManagers . n

EW YORK, NY — Colliers Interna- tional has further

Wakefield ’s New Jersey re- gion, growing that operation over the last decade. “Kim is an accomplished, focused brokerage execu- tive with a keen ability to drive business, bring teams together for maximum ef- ficiency, and provide senior, strategic leadership across a sophisticated platform,” said Joseph Harbert , President of Colliers International’s Eastern Region. “She also has the enthusiasm, passion, and drive that helps bring out the best in others. We have ambi- tious plans for the New York/ Tri-State region, including expanding our market share and continuing to recruit top talent. Kimwill be a huge part of that. We are fortunate to have her.” The hiring of Brennan also furthers Colliers Internation- al’s corporate commitment to hire and promote the best women and minority execu- tives, with Brennan joining Cynthia Foster , recently brought on board as presi- Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA-06). Before leaving for Washington, he served on numerous boards including Crime Alert Berks County and the Brecknock Township Rec- reation Board. Wes earned his Bachelor degree in public ad- ministration and a Master of Public Administration degree from Kutztown University. While an undergraduate, he interned for the Joint State Government Commission, a legislative service agency of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania, and as a gradu- ate student, he worked as a ership of the firm’s business de- velopment andmarketing team, cultivating new client relation- ships and creating tailored solutions to the marketplace and clients. She brings over 25 years of experience to her role providing strategic business development and marketing to the firm. “Ronda has a proven track record of fostering long term business relationships with industry leaders,” said Mark Hebden, AIA , president at Ew-

divers i f i ed a n d e n - hanced i ts New York/ T r i - S t a t e operat i ons with the ad- dition of 21- year indus- try veteran

John DeSantis

Eileen Robinson

nrose in April 2013 as assistant controller and quickly distin- guished herself by meeting all challenges and providingmean- ingful financial analysis essen- tial to the decision making pro- cess that will enable Pennrose to continue to growand succeed. Her promotion is the result of a comprehensive examination of PMC’s accounting & finance organizational structure to align the department’s staffing design with the varying needs of employees, ownership, Pen- nrose Properties, LLC, housing partners, and vendors. n long-term lease at 140 Broad- way in New York. Milberg’s partner, and Sitex Group prin- cipal David Friedman , has relocated to New York while Bo Farkas has joined the firm as senior vice president. Formerly a vice president at Prologis , he will oversee the firm’s development opportuni- ties across the U.S. Sitex Group has earned a reputation in the industrial real estate sector as one of the most active buyers in the coun- try. The firm recently launched its newest investment vehicle, Sitex Fund VIII, and is actively seeking opportunities to de- velop and/or acquire additional industrial properties. n their field. This year’s top 50 women will be honored during a special awards reception and ceremony on March 23rd. Karen has received numer- ous high profile awards for her hands on management approach and commitment to excellence including being named by Ernst & Young in 2011 as Entrepreneur of the Year and the only woman in 2011 to win this award. Karen is active in many real estate and industry associa- tions and is the chairperson for BOMA ’s Office Building of the Year Awards. n

president of information tech- nology and Eileen Robinson to director of accounting and finance. “It has always been part of my philosophy to recognize the professional achievements and capabilities of employees by promoting them to new levels of responsibility,” said Lee John Felgar , president, Pen- nrose Management Company. “Each of these positions plays a pivotal role in our success, so I was thrilled to promote internal talent.” DeSantis joined Pennrose NEW YORK, NY — Sitex Group , a fully integrated private equity firm that spe- cializes in industrial real es- tate investment, development and asset management, has announced it will move its corporate headquarters from Chicago to New York City. Sitex Group will continue to operate from Chicago offering clients a full complement of investment services. “The New Jersey/New York market is one of the strongest in the country,” said principal Brian Milberg . “We will con- tinue to grow and be a major player here and in our other target markets.” Sitex Group has signed a NEW JERSEY—BRAVO! Group Services , one of the largest, privately-held fa- cility support companies in the country, announced that Karen J. Martinez , CEO and president has been selected as one of “New Jersey’s 2015 Best 50Women in Business” for her outstanding contributions to the State of New Jersey both in our industry and commu- nity. The Best 50 Women in Busi- ness awards program honors New Jersey’s most dynamic women in business that have been making headlines in

Kim Brennan

Kimberly Brennan , who joins as the region’s chief op- erating officer. In her new role with Col- liers International, she will be responsible for overall busi- ness operations, including P&L, business development, expanding market share, and providing leadership and strategic direction to the New York, New Jersey, and Con- necticut offices. Prior to joining Colliers, Brennan was the highest- ranking female commercial real estate executive in New Jersey, serving as market l eader for Cushman &

Sitex Group to relocate corporate headquarters to New York City

Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS, Inc. hires new government affairs director

BERKS COUNTY, PA — Wesley Stefanick joins Reading-Berks Associa-

tion of RE- A L T O R S as the new government affairs direc- tor. W e s i s o r i g i n a l l y from Berks County and

Wes Stefanick

grew up in Brecknock Town- ship. He recently returned to Berks County from Washing- ton, DC, where he served as a legislative aide to former

Bravo! president honored as one of the “Best Women in Business”

EwingCole welcomes Ronda Bailey as executive director of business development and marketing

PHILADELPHIA, PA — EwingCole, a leading architec- ture, engineering, and interior

design firm, w e l c o m e d Ronda Bai- ley as execu- tive director of business development and market- ing . Previ - ously a con-

Ronda Bailey

sultant to EwingCole, Ronda will be responsible for the lead-

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