16C — October 27 - November 9, 2017 — Executive Women in Business — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


Executive Women in Business

HaydenBuchakjian joins Cbre to serve as 1st VP

Brings +20 years to project administrator position PREMIER Design + Build Group adds Vickers-Walwyn

Wayne, PA — CBRE an- nounced that Tara Hayden Buchakjian has joined the

with my family and friends, or riding my motorcycle, or screaming on a tall, fast roller coaster! Love to cook, bake and wine about how quickly life passes by! What inspiring word of advice would you give to a young woman about to go into the field of commer- cial real estate or your al- lied field? Never stop learn- ing; if you find yourself in a position where your career is getting stale, then move on! Don’t ever wait for someone to hand you something; go out and make your own way. Always have confidence and faith in your own abilities, don’t be afraid to try and most importantly, live each day with a positive attitude know- ing that you can do anything you want to do in life. She be- lieved she could so she did! n corporate occupiers and owners in the development and imple- mentation of their real estate strategies, including acquisi- tions, dispositions and leasing of all properties under ownership by Hayden and their affiliates. During her tenure at Hayden, Buchakjian completed over 350 lease transactions totaling more than 4.5 million s/f, represent- ing both tenants and landlords. “I am thrilled to be a part of the number one advisory and transaction services firm in the world,” said Tara. “I am excited to enhance my value to both owners and occupiers through the extensive resourc- es, technology and the global platform that CBRE offers. CBRE is recognized globally as best-in-class and now I can offer that same best-in-class approach for my client rela- tionships moving forward.” Before joining Hayden Real Estate Investments, Tara spent time in New York City and Chicago in the advertising industry working on print and television campaigns. Tara received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College and is a graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Tara currently resides in Wayne, Pennsylvania with her husband and their three daughters. n


firm’s adviso- ry and trans- action ser- vices group as first vice president in its Wayne, Pennsylva- n i a o f f i c e . Buchakjian w i l l s p e -

“It’s refreshing to work for a company that takes a contem- porary and individualized ap- proach to each of their clients’ projects.” She spent her career earning increased responsibility and respect as a resourceful team- mate who interacts well with clients, executives, project managers and colleagues. She developed a keen eye for spot- ting efficiencies in the role of office manager, and supervised adherence to OSHA standards, project and office protocol. She has been in charge of project management scheduling and helped teams manage esti- mates and collections. Vickers-Walwyn has helped maintain subcontractor/ven- dor lists and pre-qualifications, weekly submittals, RFIs and invoices. Her office manage- ment responsibilities have included general administra- tion, office vendor coordina- tion, scheduling meetings and maintaining project databases. She has prepared construction

documentation and permits as well. As a project administra- tor for PREMIER, Vicker’s- Walwyn fulfills front office duties and assists project managers with many aspects of the administrative tasks. She confirms all subcontractor licenses are current, maintains and updates bid lists, start-up and closeout documentation. “Lisa helps promote prog- ress at every milestone for our Northeast team. She gets things done for our clients and associates,” says PREMIER Executive Vice President Alec Zocher. “She is a great addition to the PREMIER team and we are fortunate to have her with us.” Vickers-Walwyn grew up in New Jersey and has a true affinity for the Garden State. She has a Microsoft Project certificate from Rut- gers University and a Small Business Administration certificate from Middlesex County College. n

selin, Woodbridge Twp., NJ — PREMIER Design + Build Group,

L L C a n - nounced the addition of Lisa Vick- ers-Walwyn to the team. She is a proj- ect admin- istrator and go-to profes- sional who

Tara Hayden Buchakjian

“You’re not as bad as they all said you were!” How do you answer that?!? With my words escaping me, I just smiled as he continued by saying “You’re tough, yes, I can see what they’re afraid of, but you’re fair and know your stuff.” It was embarrassing on the one hand to realize you’ve been the topic of conversation around the construction trail- ers, but funny at the same time to be taken off guard with such an awkwardly phrased comment! What outside activities do you enjoy during you free time? Color me crazy, but swimming laps for 60 minutes at 5 am, three times a week is what I consider “aqua therapy” and the best part of my day! When not swim- ming, I can be found camping “We are proud to welcome Tara to our office advisory and transaction services team,” said Robert Walters , execu- tive managing director. “Tara has extensive experience on delivering outstanding ser- vice to corporate occupier and investor clients and brings many excellent business re- lationships to CBRE. I am certain that Tara’s business development skills, work ethic and competitiveness will help deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients.” Prior to joining CBRE, Bu- chakjian served as vice presi- dent at Hayden Real Estate Investments for ten years, where Buchakjian represented cialize in representing both landlords and tenants in the greater Philadelphia region, as well as multi-market oc- cupier clients.

Lisa Vickers- Walwyn

will help keep our Northeast office running smoothly in New Jersey. She has more than 20 years of experience in project support and office administra- tion and brings a people-first, positive mindset and results- driven attitude to PREMIER. “I’m excited to contribute my talent and expertise to a true leader in the industry. This opportunity allows me to leverage my experience to help facilitate PREMIER’s distinc- tive project delivery system and 24/7 dedication to their clients,” says Vickers-Walwyn. Summit, NJ — Ripco Real Estate , the leading retail brokerage firm in the New Jersey/ New Yo r k Metro area, announced that high end resale bou- tique Greene Street will open its new- est location at 408-410 Springfield Ave. in downtown Summit. Greene Street has a twenty year history of providing cus- tomers with mid-to-high-end labels at a fraction of standard retail prices. The chain now has nine brick-and-mortar locations and more than one hundred and twenty employ- ees throughout the greater New Jersey and Philadelphia market. Summit will be the chain’s fourth NJ location fol- lowing Princeton, Red Bank and Lambertville. Ripco’s Alison Horbach brokered the 4,050 s/f lease on behalf of Greene Street and Newmark Associates represented the landlord in the transaction. Horbach is actively seeking additional locations of approximately three thousand square feet Alison Horbach

Ripco’s Alison Horbach brokers 4,050 s/f NJ lease on behalf of Greene Street

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408-410 Springfield Ave.

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parel and furniture retailers that provide great co-tenancy for the chain. Summit has been a priority market. And we are confident that Greene Street will be well received by the community and custom- ers,” said Horbach. n

for the chain in Central and Northern NJ. Greene Street looks to locate in upscale lifestyle downtown communities and shopping centers. “Summit has a vi- brant downtown with a good mix of national and local ap-

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