34A — December 21, 2012 - January 10, 2013 — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal


P eople on the M ove

First So. Central PA winner of industry’s highest honor IREMnames HighAssociates Ltd. AMO of the Year

Awarded MAI designation AI honors Mid-Atlantic Valuation Grp.’s Route

Central PA — Julie E. (Strouse) Route , Mid-Atlan- tic Valuation Group in York,

and other types of properties, and who advise clients on real estate investment decisions. The designation was granted and Route was honored dur- ing a meeting of the Central Pennsylvania of the Appraisal Institute. By earning the MAI designa- tion, Route has joined an elite group of appraisers who have met rigorous professional re- quirements relating to educa- tion, testing, experience and demonstration of knowledge, understanding and ability. n


a n c a s t e r , PA — High Associates Ltd , a Lancaster based

which has jurisdiction over 33 Pennsylvania counties and Delaware. An affiliate of H igh Real Estate Group LLC , High Associates is the first AMO winner based west of Chester County, Pennsylva- nia. “This is a great honor, and a credit to High co-workers,” said Mark C. Fitzgerald, CCIM, CPM , High Real Es- tate Group president and chief operating officer, who accepted the award. “This reaffirms our dedication to the principles of the High Philosophy, which include building trustworthy relationships and being inno- vative leaders.” n Dolly was largely responsible for leading the research and marketing efforts, and stabiliz- ing the New Jersey office dur- ing the company’s transition from GVA Williams to First Service Williams Real Estate, and then to Colliers Interna- tional. His role included the preparation of market reports, proposals and presentations, including the coordination of all corporate and client marketing efforts. He also served on the company’s national research board, where he contributed to the creation of best practices and standards. During his time with the company, he was rec- ognized with the “Brokerage Services Employee of the Year” designation, and was named the winner of the company’s “Core Values Award”. n for the future of our growing service line,” said Underhill. “This transition is aligned with market expectations for higher levels of service and expertise across our multi-service global platform.” “Jim has a long and storied career and has been a strong leader since taking over the industrial platform,” said Un- derhill. “His leadership has been instrumental in growing our platform, both people and revenue, which by the end of 2012 is projected to have in- creased by 70 percent.” “I look forward to partner- ing with John to continue to further strengthen our already successful industrial platform,” said Dieter. n

h a s b e e n awarded the Appra i sa l Institute’s prestigious MAI mem- bership des- i g n a t i o n , which is held by appraisers

manager of commercial and residen- tial proper- ties, recently was named Ac c r e d i t e d Management Organization (AMO) of the

Julie Route

Mark Fitzgerald

who are experienced in the val- uation and evaluation of com- mercial, industrial, residential

Pennsylvania and Delaware. The AMO award is the high- est honor bestowed by IREM. High Associates was selected from 19 member management organizations from IREMDela- ware Valley Chapter Three,

Year by the Institute of Real EstateManagement (IREM) . The award is based on the high level of performance, experi- ence, and financial stability among real estate manage- ment firms throughout eastern

Landmark Science & Eng. staff receive recognition

New Castle, DE — Landmark Science & En- gineering , one of the largest integrated civil engineering and environmental sciences consulting firms in the region, is pleased to announce profes- sional recognition received by firm leadership: Keith A. Rudy, P.E., LEED AP , has been appointed to serve on the Delaware City Advisory Committee’s proj- ect to plan and prepare for natural hazards and impacts of climate change; and Joseph G. Charma, P.E. has been elected to the Delaware College of Art and Design’s Board of Overseers and will chair DCAD’s Building Committee. Rudy, associate and head of the Water Resources Division, has been selected to serve on the Delaware City Advisory Committee planning project. Rudy “looks forward to as- sisting” Delaware City, the Delaware Sea Grant, Delaware Estuary, and The Resiliency

Morristown, NJ — Jef- frey L. Heller , principal and managing director of Avison Dolly joins Avison Young’s New Jersey operation and industrial sectors in New Jersey. Dolly was most recently a senior managing director in the consulting group for the New Jersey office of Colliers International.

Young’s New Jersey office, announ c e d that commer- cial real es- tate research expert Mat- thew Dolly ha s j o i ned the firm to

Place as they begin this new project to plan and prepare for natural hazards and impacts of climate change. Charma, principal and VP of operations for the firm, with 38 years of experience, has been elected to Delaware College of Art and Design’s Board of Over- seers and will serve as Chair of the Building Committee. His site/civil engineering design specialization concentrates in hydraulics and hydrology. Mr. Charma serves as a member of the Delaware Clean Water Council, New Castle County Water Resources Technical Ad- visory Committee, and Down- town Newark Partnership. n Keith Rudy Joseph Charma

plan gives our company the opportunity to build on what Jim Dieter has built over the past three years, leveraging his skills and experience while transitioning one of our rising stars into a leadership role,” said Underhill. Morris, currently the leader of Cushman &Wakefield’s glob- al business consulting service line, joined the commercial real estate services firm in 2005. As an industry leader in network and location strategy for in- dustrial operations, he has an extensive background in supply chain strategy, network design, cost reduction and transporta- tion operations, working with many Fortune 500 companies. “Jim and John share a vision “Matt’s expertise will play an integral role in expanding our service capabilities for existing clients, while more strongly positioning our team to win new business and continue our strategic growth in New Jer- sey,” said Heller. “In today’s eco- nomic environment, companies require a more sophisticated approach to data analysis. Matt has tremendous credibility and a deep knowledge of the local market that will help to inform our clients on how to best execute smarter and more strategic transactions.” During his time at Colliers,

Matthew Dolly

enhance the company’s cli- ent-service platform in New Jersey. Effective immediately, Dolly joins Avison Young as a VP of research and will be based in the company’s office in Mor- ristown. His responsibilities will include tracking inventory, compiling historical data and market forecasting for the office CHICAGO, IL — Effective January 1, 2013, John Morris will become leader of industrial services for the Americas for Cushman &Wakefield, Inc. , succeed- ing Jim Di- eter , execu- tive VP and current head of the service line, announced Jim Under- hill , CEO of the Americas. Dieter will remainwith Cush- man &Wakefield through 2013 and work closely with John to support the company’s ag- gressive growth plans for the industrial practice. “This leadership succession John Morris

John Morris to succeed Jim Dieter as head of Cushman & Wakefield’s industrial platform across the Americas

Philadelphia, PA — Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP (MGKF) , the en- Dillon joins Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox 28 attorneys, two technical con- sultants, and two paralegals, where he will concentrate his practice regulatory on issues relating to air and water, real property, and environmental litigation.

vironmental, energy and land use law firm based in Bala Cynwyd, a n n o u n c e d that Michael Dillon joined the firm as a new associate

Dillon received his Juris Doctor from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, magna cum laude. In law school, he was on the Dean’s Honor List every semester and received multiple academic awards. Most recently he was honored with the BurtonAward for Legal Achievement “Distin- guished Law School Winner”, a national writing award pre- sented for excellence in legal writing. n

Michael Dillon

after having previously served as a clerk for the Honorable J. Curtis Joyner and the Honor- able Gene E.K Pratter, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylva- nia. Dillon, who is a native of Wilkes Barre, joins a team of

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