10C — February 13 - 26, 2015 — Pennsylvania — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


P eople on the M ove

Prawdzik, VP joins the investment properties group CBREwelcomes new brokerage professional to Pittsburgh

Investment Real Estate, LLC hires Kevin Bledsoe as brokerage advisor

Degree in Business Marketing from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. When asked about his new position with Investment Real Estate, Bledsoe said, “I have spent a decade analyzing self storage properties for own- ership groups and helping them improve their bottom line through improved operations plans. I’m excited about the op- portunity to bring this level of experience to Investment Real Estate and the clients we serve on the brokerage side of the business. I am confident that I will bring beneficial industry knowledge to our current and future clients.” John Gilliland , president & CEO, talks about Kevin’s hir- ing, “It is great to be working with Kevin again and I welcome him back to the team here at the Investment Real Estate Group of Companies. Kevin will be a great asset to our team at Investment Real Estate. Our customers on both the seller’s and buyer’s side of a sale will benefit considerably from his vast operations knowledge within the industry.” n “There is an atmosphere at this firm that encourages professional development and personal growth at every level. Our firm’s success depends on the ability of our design engi- neers, production specialists and project managers to make the right decision in our clients’ interests as a team.” Michael joined O’Donnell & Naccarato as a summer intern in 1992. The following year, he was hired as a project designer after receiving his Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Tulane University. Michael maintains licensure as a Professional En- gineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, the Society for College and University Plan- ning, and the Healthcare Lead- ership Network of the Delaware Valley. n

York, PA — Investment Real Estate, LLC announced the hiring of Kevin Bledsoe

a s b r o k e r - age advisor. Bledsoe will be responsible for assisting with self stor- age broker- age, including listing, sales, buy e r r e p - resentation,

ittsburgh, PA — CBRE announced the hire of a new brokerage professional. Kyle Prawdzik, vice presi- dent, joins the Investment Prop- erties group, providing compre- hensive acquisition and disposi- tion services to the institutional and private capital markets. P Philadelphia, PA — Bryn Mawr-based interiors and lighting design firm 521 Atelier has received national certification as a Women’s Busi- ness Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council of PA, DE, and NJ, a regional partner of the WBE National Council. “Our ongoing public proj- ects at Rittenhouse and Fitler Squares have been immensely rewarding,” said Claudia Li- brett , principal of 521 Atelier. “I pursued certification in order to work for more clients who value diversity in project teams.” Librett, a graduate of Tufts and the Parsons’ Interior De- PHILADELPHIA, PA — Keystone Property Group announced the hire of Thomas J. Sklow as vice president of development and leasing, effec- tive immediately. Sklow, an industry leader with more than 20 years of ex- perience in real estate develop- ment, leasing andmanagement, will be responsible for oversee- ing Keystone’s New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut office properties. Over the past year, Keystone has been aggressively expanding its Tri-State portfo- lio, acquiring over two million square feet of office space in a series of joint venture acquisi- tions and independent deals. Sklowwill be tapped with utiliz- ing his real estate intelligence and keen business acumen to redevelop and reposition the properties, enhancing the over- all tenant experience. “As we continue growing our presence in the Tri-State area, we’re very fortunate to be adding Tom to the Keystone

Prawdzik began his career in commercial real estate at CBRE in 2006 as a Financial Analyst for the Investment Properties Group. In that role, Kyle was involved in more than $2 billion of invest- ment sale transactions. In 2012, Kyle joined HFF as a Director in their Pittsburgh

office where he specialized in advising clients in the disposi- tion and acquisition of office, retail, industrial, multi-hous- ing and net-leased properties. Prawdzik holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. n demonstrate their commit- ment to fostering diversity. The national standard of cer- tification implemented by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council is a meticulous pro- cess including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest, third-party certifier of busi- nesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs. n Before joining Keystone Property Group, Sklow served as a city manager and vice president at Liberty Prop- erty Trust where his region encompassed more than 5.4 million square feet comprising 88 office, flex and industrial buildings serving 216 tenants. He also previously held lead- ership roles at Jones Lang LaSalle and Trammel Crow Company. He holds a B.S. de- gree in Accountancy from Vil- lanova University, is a LEED Accredited Professional and holds the prestigious CCIM designation. Sklow is a board member of the Transportation Manage- ment Association of Chester County, and previously served on the boards of the Chester County Economic Develop- ment Council and the i2n/ Chester County Keystone In- novation Zone. n members) category for Highest Per Capita Fundraising and the award for Highest Mem- bership Participation Award in the Large Board category with 37.48%member participation. n

Kevin Bledsoe

due diligence, financial analy- sis and feasibility studies for properties located throughout the Northeast andMid-Atlantic Region. Bledsoe most recently held the position of director of op- erations with Storage Asset Management, where he was responsible for the operations of a large portfolio of self stor- age properties. Prior to Stor- age Asset Management, he spent ten years working with several large to mid-sized self storage operators where he was responsible for the opera- tions of more than one hundred self storage properties. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science

521 Atelier receives WBE Certification sign & Lighting Design pro- gram, founded her firm in New York City two decades ago. A former ballet dancer, Librett favors elegant and efficient design solutions enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting technology. Her proj- ects include luxury residenc- es in Pennsylvania, Florida, Maine, New York City, the Hamptons, Connecticut, and the Caribbean, as well as galleries, executive offices, cultural and historical insti- tutions. Sklow to oversee Keystone’s continued East Coast Expansion, Redev. team,” said Bill Glazer , Key- stone’s CEO. “Tom’s business expertise will be key as we implement our reinvestment strategy on our growing office portfolio. Our well-located buildings are prime candi- dates for reinvestment and we are strongly positioned to differentiate these properties in the market as stand-out business addresses that ap- peal to the needs of modern companies.” ing, innovative workspaces in some of the nation’s most competitive markets.” By inc luding women- owned businesses on their design teams, corporations and government agencies

Philadelphia’s O’Donnell & Naccarato promotes Michael Herrmann to principal

PHILADELPHIA, PA — O’Donnell & Naccarato , an- nounced the promotion of senior

project execu- tive Michael Herrmann, PE to prin- c i pa l . He r - rmann brings his strengths i n manage - ment and cli- ent develop- ment to the

Michael Herrmann

role, qualities honed by more than two decades of experience as a structural engineer. Her- rmann will continue to manage key projects and support busi- ness development efforts for the firm in his new position among O’Donnell & Naccarato’s senior leadership. “I am so thankful to O’Donnell & Naccarato for the many op- portunities I have been afforded over the years,” said Herrmann. Philadelphia, PA — Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) announced Steven J. Cousart will join the firm as top executive of its Greater Philadelphia region. As executive vice president and managing director, Cousart will lead all brokerage operations and recruiting efforts for the Greater Philadelphia MSA,

In addition to his expertise on the real estate industry and its trends, Sklow is a CPA and the recipient of an MBA fromNew York Univer- sity, and possesses signifi- cant financial and business acumen. “It is extremely exciting to take a leading role in build- ing such dynamic business environments in Keystone’s Tri-State office locations,” said Sklow. “I look forward to building upon the company’s reputation for creating excit- Meetings for their financial commitment to the REAL- TORS Political Action Com- mittee (RPAC). R-BAR took first place in the Large Association (700-1499

Cousart joins NGKF as top executive of its Greater Philadelphia region suburban Philadelphia, DE and Southern NJ.

Cousart brings 34 years of commercial real estate wisdom alongside his extensive tactical business experience in provid- ing client advocacy, strategic RE planning and implementation, and many other skills acquired through a long-term, successful career in brokerage. n

Pennsylvania — The Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS (R-BAR) brought home two awards from the Penn- sylvania Association of REAL- TORS (PAR) Winter Business The Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS wins award

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