Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — Pennsylvania — September 13 - 26, 2013 — Inside Back Cover C P eople on the M ove


To assistant vice president The Scranton Plan promotes Amy Luyster

Featuring commercial real estate, travel & entertainment MB&A announces High Five Charity Auction results

SCRANTON, PA — The Greater Scranton Cham- ber of Commerce president

Lackawanna County. She has played a key role in bringing CIGNA HealthCare, McLane Company, McCann School of Business, Sears Logistics, TMGHealth and TJX to Lack- awanna and surrounding counties. Luyster is a graduate of Wil- kes University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organiza- tional Communications, con- centrating in Public Relations and a minor in Business Mar- keting and is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management at Villanova University. She has completed the Economic Development Course in Pennsylvania, the Dale Carnegie program and is certified as a Pennsylvania Economic Developer. Luyster is a member of the Industrial &Office Real Estate Brokers Association of New York Metropolitan Area, Inc., The Pennsylvania Economic Development Association and serves on the board for Penn’s Northeast, the Public Affairs and Outreach Committee of Pennsylvania’s Life Science Leadership Advisory Council (LSLAC) and the Single Point of Contact Committee for Lackawanna County. n “I chose to work with BSRES because I share their core val- ues: being a self-starter and results-oriented. They also have a strong infrastructure and BSRES is a full service provider, including consult- ing.” Marcy’s experience at Secon Corporation saw her establish relationships with a diverse array of companies from small- and medium-size companies to multination- al firms looking to locate in southwestern PA. n Jim Scalo , president & CEO of Burns & Scalo Real Estate Services. services to public and private clients in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. As director of marketing and corporate communica- tions, Halotek will oversee and direct the company’s marketing, communications, advertising and public rela- tions as well as competitive intelligence and client-fo- cused market positioning. n


TROUDSBURG, PA — Michael Baxter & Associates Commer-

recently an- noun c ed a staffing pro- motion with- in the orga- nization. A m y S . Luyster has been recently promoted to

cial Real Estate & Prop- erty Management (MB&A) announced results from the second High Five Charity Auction. The event, a live auction fea- turing commercial real estate as well as travel, entertain- ment and other products and services raised a total of nearly $30,000. The organizations benefiting from this year ’s event were Pocono Alliance for Crossing Abilities Play- ground, Pocono Area Transi- tional Housing, Pocono Family YMCA, Shepherd’s Maternity Home and Women’s Resources of Monroe County. In order to participate, sell- ers of real estate agreed to donate a minimum of $5,000 to charity. Sellers and buyers were able to select the receiv- BLUE BELL, PA — Af- ter being nominated by the White House earlier this year, the Uni t ed States Sen- ate recently voted to con- firm Timo- thy Haahs, PE, AIA to the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sci- ences. The Institute brings together representatives of government, industry, labor and consumer interests, and regulatory agen- cies to identify and resolve issues that hinder the construc- tion of safe, affordable struc- tures for housing, commerce, and industry throughout the United States. Authorized by Timothy Haahs PITTSBURGH, PA — Col- liers International | Pitts- burgh has been recognized as the 29th fastest-growing company in Pittsburgh by the Pittsburgh Business Times . The locally-owned Commercial Real Estate firm experienced a 119.9% increase in sales and a 31.3% increase in employment from 2010 to 2012. Gregg Broujos , managing director and founding principal at Colliers International | Pitts-

Amy S. Luyster

assistant vice president, The Scranton Plan. Luyster for- merly held the title of admin- istrator before being appointed to her current position. The Scranton Plan is the economic development mar- keting affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Com- merce. Luyster is responsible for the coordination and imple- mentation of marketing strat- egies for The Scranton Plan, including the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Biosci- ence Initiative (NEPA RBI), providing site location and financial assistance to firms interested in moving to or ex- panding within Lackawanna County. Since 1998, Luyster has been actively involved with new construction and ex- pansion projects throughout Pittsburgh, PA — Mar- cy Reid Pocci has been hired as a new Associate broker for Burns & Scalo Real Estate Services (BSRES) and will work from their Pittsburgh headquarters at Foster Pla- za. “Marcy was hired so BSRES can build upon its strategic dominance in the I-79 South Corridor by bringing relation- ships, accounts, and fourteen years of experience to our team. She fits our organization’s pro- file and culture and we look forward to her contribution to our growth and expertise” said NORTH EAST & Mid- Atlantic — BL Com- panies, Inc. announced that Heather Halotek has joined the company as direc- tor of marketing & corporate communications. BL Com- panies, Inc. is an employee- owned, multi-disciplinary architecture, engineering, environmental and land surveying firm providing

ing organization(s) for their portion of the donation. Other items sold benefited the spon- soring charity directly. Michael J. Baxter , bro- ker/owner of Michael Baxter &Associates Commercial Real Estate said, “Our firm has

always been fully committed to serving our clients as well as the community and the High Five Charity Auction is a perfect combination of the two. This was our second successful year and we plan to keep doing it.” n

United States Senate confirms Timothy Haahs to NIBS Board of Directors

Congress, the Institute serves as an authoritative source, and provides a unique opportunity for free and candid discussion among private and public sec- tors within the built environ- ment. The Institute serves public interests by supporting advances in building sciences and technologies to improve the performance of the nation’s buildings, while reducing waste and conserving energy and resources. The BOD, which is comprised of 21 members from across the country, includes public repre- sentatives and industry voices elected from the nation’s build- ing community. The bi-partisan Board also includes members appointed by the White House to represent public interests. Some of the Institute’s most recent accomplishments in-

clude the development of the Building Research Informa- tion Knowledgebase (BRIK), an online portal providing ac- cess to peer-reviewed building research and case studies; the Integrated Resilient Design Program, an innovative ap- proach to the design, construc- tion, and operation of buildings and infrastructure to with- stand natural and man-made disasters; and HAZUS, a na- tionally-used software system estimating potential building and infrastructure losses from natural disasters. In response to his appoint- ment, Haahs said “I am thrilled and honored by the opportunity to work with the National In- stitute of Building Sciences, and to work with my fellow Board members to further the Institute’s mission.” n comes down to the character of the people who make up our company. Our employees are, plain and simple, good people who work very hard”, said Mr. Broujos. “When we started our com- pany over 8 years ago, our goal was to create a company with good people who enjoyed working with each other,” said Patrick Sentner , founding principal at Colliers Interna- tional | Pittsburgh. n

Burns & Scalo Real Estate Services, Inc. hires Pocci as associate broker

Colliers International|Pitts climbs the 2013 Top 100 List burgh, attributes the growth to strategic planning and the hard work and dedication of the staff. Additionally, within the past two years, the company shifted from being managed by a committee to assigning one partner as managing director. Allowing one person to make day-to-day operating decisions increased productivity. “There are a few strategic moves that we made to grow our firm over the last few years. But it always

Halotek joins BL Companies, Inc.

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