16C — July 13 - 26, 2012 — Pennsylvania — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal



Reiff to lead office services Keystone Partners Grp./ KW Comm’l. names director

Employees participate in “Jeans Day for a Cause” NAI Summit hires Smith as a commercial real estate agent

Group, Keating Development Corporation and others. Prior to joining Grubb & Ellis Com- pany, he was with Colliers Lanard & Axilbund. Reiff holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Econom- ics from the University of Pennsylvania, is a member of the National Association of Realtors, TriState Real- tors Commercial Alliance and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He is a resident of Philadelphia and is involved in the French- American Chamber of Com- merce. “The addition of Ben to our senior staff is a natural progression in the growth of our commercial real estate business,” said Gilbert. “Na- tionally, our almost 80,000 residential agents continually encounter clients that are not only business executives and owners of commercial real estate but homeowners as well – all looking for stable investment opportunities with an increasing return. We’re continuing to expand and serve this need for our clients. Ben’s previous suc- cesses provide a superior platform for him to lead this group,” Gilbert continued. ■ vestment brokerage services, responsible for assisting with the acquisition and disposi- tion of investment properties for both institutional and private clients. Prior to join- ing Colliers International | Pittsburgh, Luke worked as an Associate with NAI Pitts- burgh Commercial. Before that, he worked as an intern in the Finance department for the Fortune 500 Company, Bombardier Transportation. He also has past experience working for a marketing so- lutions company as a sales representative. Luke is a native of Moon Township, Pennsylvania and a licensed real estate salesper- son in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He brings vast experience to the commercial real estate industry with a focus on investment prop- erty sales. His responsibili- ties include assisting Colliers International | Pittsburgh expand its services to various organizations and institu- tions throughout the Greater Pittsburgh region. ■

PHILADELPHIA,PA– Blair A. Gilbert, SIOR , senior vice president of Keystone


LLENTOWN , PA — NAI Summit an- nounces the hiring of

bilitation and adaptive re-use of blighted properties with a focus on downtown revitalization. Smith presently serves on the Borough of Catasauqua’s Plan- ning Commission, is a board member on LVEDC’s Lehigh Valley Land Recycling Initia- tive, and serves as secretary for both the Catasauqua Main Streets Council and the Rising Tide Loan Fund of the Com- munity Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA. Smith currently resides in Catasauqua, PA.

ALLENTOWN, PA — NAI Summit employees recently held a “Jeans Day for a Cause” fundraiser in which employees donated money to wear jeans for the day. The money was then donated to Camp Papillon. Camp Papillon is a non- profit, no-kill animal rescue group located in Stroudsburg, PA. Each year hundreds of ani- mals are placed in their forever homes by Camp Papillon. For more information, visit www. camppapillon.org. NAI Summit holds a Jeans Day once a month and donates the monies raised to various causes and charities. ■ are eager for financing alter- natives, and Eli and his team know precisely how to meet borrowers’ needs.” In recent months, Breiner has closed loans valued at more than $62 million, in- cluding those for multi-fam- ily, mixed-use and medical office properties. Breiner ar- ranges financing for transac- tions of $1 million and above, with the average loan totaling about $10 million. “Bankers and lenders from outside the area will be pleas- antly surprised by opportu- nities available to them in Philadelphia,” says Breiner. “We are excited to be set- ting up operations on Broad Street, because we know investors and developers in Philadelphia will soon reap the benefit of valuable, new lending relationships we will deliver through our wide constellation of trusted bankers.” ■ and property management. During that period he com- pleted significant real estate transactions with clients including: Rowan Univer- sity and The South Jersey Technology Campus, Broad- view Networks, Paetec (now Windstream), UBS Realty Advisors, Keystone Property Group, Berkadia, OPERS, Markem-Imaje Corporation and more. A graduate of LaSalle Uni- versity, Adriano is a licensed real estate professional in Pennsylvania and a member of the Tri-StateAssociation of Realtors. ■

P a r t n e r s Group’s KW C o mm e r - c i a l Re a l Estate Di- vision an- nounces that Ben j ami n L. Reiff , has been named

Chris Ann Smith as a commercial real estate agent. P r i o r t o j o i n i ng NAI Sum- mit, Smith gained exten-

Benjamin L. Reiff

director in the KW Commer- cial office in Philadelphia, PA. Reiff will be responsible for building and leading the growth of KW Commercial in the Philadelphia metropolitan marketplace. Reiff was previously affili- ated with Grubb &Ellis where he served as vice president, Transaction Services in the Philadelphia office. He has successfully negotiated lease transactions for IBM, GMAC Mortgage, the PA Institute of CPAs, Verizon, LandAmerica Financial Group, Accenture, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse and many other Fortune 500 companies. In his career Reiff has represent- ed a variety of office building owners including Common- wealth REIT, Wellsford Capi- tal Properties LLC, Archon

Chris Ann Smith

sive leasing experience work- ing for DeSouza Brown, a Philadelphia-based real estate investment company. Smith is also owner of Crane Properties, a successful local real estate company specializing in reha-

Managing director Breiner of Eastern Union Commercial to lead new Philadelphia office

PHILADELPHIA, PA –The privately owned Eastern Union Commercial mort- gage company has expand- ed its Northeastern presence by opening an office at 100 South Broad Street in the heart of downtown Philadel- phia. Eli Breiner , a manag- ing director with Eastern Union, will lead the new of- fice. Breiner, one of the firm’s highest-producing brokers in New Jersey, has recently ar- ranged financing for a num- ber of prominent real estate owners in the Philadelphia area. He possesses an exten- sive network of contacts with bankers and investors across the Northeast. Originally fromConnecticut, Breiner has worked closely with numerous lenders in that state, including People’s United Bank. As a senior bro- ker in Eastern Union’s New Jersey office, he worked with

Downtown Philadelphia

Associate Hingson of Colliers Int’l. | Pittsburgh earns MRED

Investors Bank and other banks and investors. In Philadelphia, Breiner said, he will focus on kindling fresh relationships between these institutional contacts and real estate borrowers. “Under Eli Breiner’s lead- ership, Eastern Union will play a major role in serving the financing needs of the Philadelphia real estate com- munity,” says Ira Zlotowitz, president of Eastern Union Commercial. “Borrowers here to welcome Adriano Cal- vanese to CBRE. His work ethic, enthusiasm and busi- ness development skills will help to expand and fortify our services to our clients,” said Bob Walters, Execu- tive Managing Director of CBRE’s six Greater Philadel- phia regional offices. Prior to joining CBRE, Adriano was the Broker of Record for Lincoln Property Company in Pennsylvania. He was responsible for their commercial operations in the Philadelphia Tri-State Region which included acqui- sitions, development, leasing

PITTSBURGH, PA — Col- liers International | Pitts- burgh announces Luke

H i n g s o n , associate at Colliers In- ternational | Pittsburgh, has earned a Ma s t e r of Real Es- t a t e D e - velopment

Luke Hingson

Calvanese joins CBRE as the VP of the Philadelphia office

(MRED) degree fromGeorge- town University, where he completed his thesis on Public and Private Partnerships and their impact on urban redevel- opment. “Luke’s sabbatical at George- town represents two important achievements for our firm; Luke accelerated his success in the industry, and our clients are in a better position to grow their investment portfolios through Luke’s new contacts and educational experience,” said Gregg Broujos, managing director and founding princi- pal at Colliers International Pittsburgh. Luke is a specialist in in-

PHILADELPHIA, PA — A driano Calvanese has joined CBRE Group, Inc.

(CBRE) as Vice Presi- dent in our P h i l a d e l - phia, Penn- sylvania of- fice. Adriano has over 13 years of ex- perience in commercial

Adriano Calvanese

real estate and will be con- centrating on office advisory and multi-market corporate accounts. “We are extremely pleased

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