16C — May 11 - 24, 2018 — Pennsylvania — People on the Move — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


P eople on the M ove

NEPAwelcomes Aardweg as new staff member

lue Bell, PA — KW Commercial an- nounced Matt Devine Specializes in tenant and landlord representation Devine joins Director KW Commercial as managing dir. B

Pittston, PA — Jef- frey Box , president & CEO of the Northeastern Pennsyl-

the world of philanthropy, in both granting and receiving. Before joining NEPA Alliance, Athena worked in a variety of roles for organizations across the state, including Informa- tion & Referral Specialist in Pittsburgh, Regional Housing Coordinator covering North- east PA and most recently as the executive director of the Northern Columbia Com- munity & Cultural Center in Benton. Having spent the past decade moving up the ladder in a variety of organizations rooted in charitable function- ing, Athena’s insight and compassion for what it takes to operate all levels of this sector is expansive. Passionate about the central role nonprofits play in making our communities a healthier more inclusive space, Athena is currently an advisory mem- ber of the Berwick Health & Wellness Fund Committee and a founding member of the Women’s Giving Circle at the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation. She also spends countless hours volunteering for a variety of causes in the area. 

Commercial and look for- ward to sharing my extensive knowledge in the office real estate market and leveraging KW Commercial’s network of talented agents,” said Devine. Born and raised in the Phil- adelphia suburbs, Devine graduated fromVillanova Uni- versity with a B.S. in account- ing and went on to establish a career with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, where he specialized in audit as a senior accountant and received his CPA license. Devine continued his ca- reer in the equipment leasing industry with Bell Atlantic, later becoming Wells Fargo Financial. There, he was rec- ognized as a chairman’s club member for 15 years in a row. His experience and expertise in equipment and office leas- ing and sales led him to the

Grubb & Ellis Company as a vice president. There he was named the Rising Star Broker by Philadelphia Magazine in 2006 and earned the title of Top Producer in 2010. His most recent position was principal of Vista Realty Partners, LLC. David Specht, regional di- rector for KW Commercial stated, “It is not often that a commercial real estate com- pany has the distinct honor of having a truly distinguished professional like Matt affiliate with them.” Specht said, “Matt brings an expansive dimension to our leasing group.” Outside of his profession, Devine is a board member of SarahCare, a national adult day care company and has also taken part in multiple missions with RegnumChristi, including feeding the poor. 

vania Alli- ance (NEPA A l l i a n c e ) announ c ed that Athena A a r d w e g has j o i ned the staff as a community & economic

as managing director on its Mid-At- lantic team. D e v i n e spec i a l i zes i n t e n a n t and landlord representa- tion for office

Athena Aardweg

development specialist. In this role, Aardweg will provide support to our Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center and the NEPA Grantmakers Forum. Athena provides ca- pacity building resources and services to nonprofit organi- zations and grantmakers as- sisting them in fulfilling their missions. Athena coordinates efforts to provide all aspects of our charitable communities with the tools needed to oper- ate effectively. From advis- ing nonprofits on operational resources and best practices to assisting grantmakers ad- dress the needs of the region, she has a wealth of knowledge to be shared. Aardweg is no stranger to

Matt Devine

real estate. Along with his natural leadership abilities, he will significantly reinforce KW Commercial’s standards of excellence. In addition, he is known to create value by ensuring all options are presented to his clients. His high standards of customer service ensure clients always come first. “I am pleased to join KW Long Beach, CA — Benchmark Construction Company, Inc. of Brown- stown, PA, has received na- tional recognition for its work on the Cross Keys Village Memory Support Residence in New Oxford, PA. The compa- ny has earned a National Ex- cellence in Construction Pyra- mid Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the Healthcare – Less than $10 Million catego- ry. Representatives from the company received the award March 21, 2018 during ABC’s 28th annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebra- tion at ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif. “Benchmark Construction earned this Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award through their outstanding craftsmanship, teamwork and world-class safety processes, and Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased to Philadelphia, PA — Walker & Dunlop, Inc. has hired a new debt financing team in Philadelphia. This addition to the firm’s Capital Markets group enables Walker &Dunlop to continue expanding its geo- graphic footprint in the North- east and Mid-Atlantic regions. The team is led by experi- enced professionals John Ba- nas and Kristopher Wood ,

Benchmark Construction receives award from Associated Builders and Contractors

Moove In Self Storage hires Clark&Moore as prop. mgrs.

Moove In Self Storage is man- aged by Investment Real Estate Management, LLC (IREM) . Moove In

York, PA – Locally owned and operated Moove In Self Storage has hired Sarah

C l a r k a s p r o p e r t y m a n a g e r . Clark joined the company i n De c em- ber 2017 to manage the M o o v e I n Self Storage

Self Storage h a s h i r e d Holly Moore as property m a n a g e r . Moore joined the company in January

Shown from left: George R. Nash Jr., Chair of ABC National, Steve Conway, VP of Senior Living and Bill Lastinger, Project Superinten- dent of Benchmark Construction.

honor them,” said 2018 ABC National Chair George Nash Jr. , director of preconstruc- tion at Branch & Associ- ates . “The uncompromising commitment to top-quality construction fromBenchmark Construction’s teamwas clear from start to finish in build- ing the Cross Keys Village Memory Support Residence. ABC is proud to claim these who both join Walker & Dunlop as senior VPs and manag- ing directors. Additional team members include vice presi- dent Chad Levitt , assistant vice presidents Gareth His- song, Martin Duval , and Tom Hemcher , and analyst Adam Rudman . The team will be responsible for sourcing and structuring permanent, bridge, and construction loans for all

leaders in the merit shop construction industry among its members.” The Excellence in Construc- tion awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for inno- vative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all con- struction team members.  “This team has an impres- sive track record of successfully securing commercial debt and equity financing for a wide ar- ray of property types, and I am confident they will add consider- able value across our platform,” said Walker & Dunlop capital markets chief production officer, Bill Wein .  commercial real estate asset classes.

Sarah Clark

Holly Moore

2018 to manage the Moove In Self Storage location on NY- Highway 17M in Middletown, NY. 

location on Doe Run Rd. in Manheim, and has recently moved to the location on Greenbriar Rd. in York, PA.

An interviewwith 3rd generation owner of Lancaster based High Properties . . . continued from page 8C

Community Foundation to identify the most current and pressing needs in Lancaster city and how our family might be able to help. What one piece of advice can you offer other family business owners today? It is never too early (or too late) to start planning for ownership education and tran- sition to the next generation. The right consultant with the right experience can help you make rapid progress toward your goals and point you in the right direction. 

clients have expressed interest in doing something similar at their companies and I am look- ing forward to assisting them with this as well. You mentioned Philan- thropy, this also seems to be a theme within your broader family? Yes, giving back to the com- munity in ways that make a difference in areas that truly matter has always been im- portant to our family. My wife and I are currently working with the Lancaster County

Walker & Dunlop hires Capital Markets Professionals in PA

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