16D — November 8 - 21, 2013 — Pennsylvania — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal


P eople & C ompany N ews

Everest Club Member for top performance Horan in top 10% at Colliers International

hiladelphia, PA — The Asian Ameri- can Chamber of Com- President/CEO of Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc. TimothyHaahsreceiveshonors at Philadelphia MED Week P

PITTSBURGH, PA — The Building Owners & Manag- ers Association (BOMA) of Pittsburgh held their annual awards banquet on October 3 at the Hard Rock café in Station Square. This year’s awards recognized buildings, management firms and vendors who demonstrated their com- mitment to environmentally sustainable solutions, for their efforts working towards ‘green’ buildings and for company-wide sustainable practices. Criteria was developed in cooperation with The Green Building Alli- ance (GBA). Winner of the Building award was 525 William Penn Place, owned by BNY Mellon and managed by Jones Lang La- Salle . BNY Mellon and Jones Lang LaSalle have consistently secured Energy Star labels and the building LEED Gold Certified for EB-OM (Existing Building Operation and Main- tenance). CBRE received the Allentown , PA — Jonathan Epstein, CCIM of Berger-Epstein Associ- ates, Inc. to announced that he has raised over $9,000 for the Greater Delaware Valley chapter of the Na- tional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society for its 2013 City to Shore bike ride in Ocean City, New Jersey. Epstein has participated in this charitable ride for 9 years, and has raised over $68,000 for this cause near to his heart and close to his family. Epstein’s accomplish- ments consistently earn him designations in the Top 25 and Top 50 fundraisers for the event out of the thou- P i t t s b u r g h , PA — Founding principal Paul Horan of C olliers Inter- national | Pittsburgh has been rec- ognized as an Everest Club Mem- ber for top performance in 2013. This is the third year in a row Horan received the award. The Everest Club highlights the top 10% of all Colliers In- ternational agents in Canada, Latin America and the United Paul Horan

award for management firm. CBRE is a sponsor of the Pitts- burgh 2030 District program, a public-private-nonprofit collab- orative working to prove that high performing buildings are the most profitable buildings. Realistic, measurable, and in- novative strategies are used to assist property owners, manag- ers, and tenants in meeting ag- gressive goals that keep proper- ties and businesses competitive while operating buildings more efficiently. WESCO Distribution was recognized for their internal sustainability commitment and program, as well as their commitment to help building managers leverage WESCO products and services to help them achieve their sustain- ability goals. The President’s Award was presented to Lydia Cessna, RPA, CPM of Cushman & Wakefield of PA for her lead- ership role in the re-design of the Association’s website. n “Paul has been one of the top office agency brokers in West- ern Pennsylvania for many, many years, which is a trib- ute to his work ethic, market knowledge, and relationship- building nature,” Gregg Brou- jos , managing director and founding principal of Colliers International | Pittsburgh said. “The Colliers Interna- tional platform enhances his success exponentially.” n States based on revenue per- formance from July 2012 to June 2013. The award was pre- sented at the ColliersAmericas Conference inAtlanta, Georgia at the end of September. “I am thankful for the sup- port of my family, my friends, and of course, my sponsors. It is only with their help that we are $9,000 closer to finding a cure for MS,” said Epstein. This year, the City to Shore ride collected over $5.6 mil- lion, breaking the Chapter’s fundraising goal, and making it the most successful event in the Chapter’s history. “City to Shore is incredibly important to the 14,000 local people affected by MS and their families,” said Tami Caesar , president of the Greater Dela- ware Valley Chapter of the National MS Society. n

and the most influential me- dia organization in the coun- try. Also this year, Haahs was appointed by the White House and confirmed by the Senate to the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences. The Institute brings together representatives of government, industry, labor and consumer interests, and regulatory agencies to iden- tify and resolve issues that hinder the construction of safe, affordable structures for housing, commerce, and in- dustry throughout the United States. He was also selected to work with the United Na- tions Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) to develop its Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap for Asia and the Pacific. n

merce recently recognized Timothy Haahs, PE, AIA , during thePhiladelphiaMinor- ity Enterprise Development (MED) Week. The MED Week observance, started in Phila- delphia in 1983, recognizes the outstanding achievements of Minority Enterprises, and honors the corporations and financial institutions that sup- port the development of these minority businesses. Regional conferences are celebrated and organized by the US Depart- ment of Commerce’s Minority Business DevelopmentAgency (MBDA) in collaboration with the US Business Administra- tion (SBA) Office of Govern- ment Contracting and Busi- ness Development. Bethlehem, PA — Lynn Conti is the newest agent to join ALT Realty, LLC , located at 559 Main St., Bethlehem. Conti was formerly a sales representative for Liberty Prop- erty Trust, a REIT that owns over 65,000,000 s/f of office ColumbiaCounty, PA — Penn’s Northeast is proud to welcome the Columbia County Industrial Develop- ment Authority (IDA) as a new member, expanding the organization’s regional foot- print to include five counties - Lackawanna, Luzerne, Mon- roe, Wayne and now Columbia County. Penn’s Northeast will promote Columbia County’s assets when marking the region as a premier business location in an effort to attract new business and industry to Lehigh Valley, PA — NAI Summit has been named a finalist in the NAI Summit category in the in- augural Lehigh Valley Busi- ness , Business of the Year awards program. The award program, produced by Lehigh Valley Business, the Greater Lehigh Valley’s premiere busi- ness news publication, is presented by Highmark and sponsored by Lehigh Valley Economic Development Cor- poration, Bank of America Merill Lynch, Keystone Fire Protection Co., Crystal Signa- tures, ArtsQuest, U.S. Trust

Haahs serves as president/ CEO of Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc. (TimHaahs), a multi-disciplined engineer- ing and architectural design firm specializing in the plan- ning, design and restoration of parking and mixed-use structures. He is also Found- ing Pastor of Calvary Vision Church in Blue Bell, PA. Haahs was recently featured on the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), Korea’s leading public services broadcaster and industrial space. Prior to joining Liberty Property Trust, Conti was a sales and market- ing representative for Ryan Homes, one of the top five home builders in the country. While employed with Ryan Homes, Conti consulted with buyers According to Penny Can- nella , president of Penn’s Northeast, “We are thrilled to welcome the Columbia County IDA to Penn’s Northeast and serve their area. Their eco- nomic and community assets, location and desire for growth are a great complement and extend the Penn’s Northeast footprint west on the I-80 cor- ridor.” Penn’s Northeast will in- clude Columbia County in its various marketing initiatives Finalists were selected in six categories: Business of the Year (1-50 Employees), Busi- ness of the Year (51-100 Em- ployees), Business of the Year (101+ Employees), Corporate Citizen of the Year, Emerg- ing Business of the Year and and Lehigh Valley Carpenters Union Local #600. The Business of the Year awards program celebrates the region’s most dynamic businesses and business lead- ers who share a commitment to professional excellence, business growth and the com- munity.

BOMA holds annual awards

to determine their needs and expectations of their desired home. Conti is a graduate of Cornell University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a concen- tration in public relations and advertising. n ALT Realty, LLC hires Conti, sales/leasing

Lehigh Valley Business honors NAI Summit

Executive of the Year. Finalists and winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges including: Elmer Gates, Embassy Bank of the Lehigh Valley, Buddy Lesavoy, Lesavoy, Butz & Seitz LLC, Jennifer Mann, JLMann Consulting and Jack E. Pfunder, Manufactures Resource Center. The Business of the Year award finalists will be recog- nized and the winner in each category will be announced during a formal awards dinner on November 18, 2013 at Arts- Quest in Bethlehem, PA. n which include: - Penn’s Northeast atten- dance at various trade shows and conferences, representing the region and targeting new prospects. - An aggressive real estate marketing campaign that includes: • Continually updating an online real estate database featuring over 800 available buildings and sites. • The production and distri- bution of a regional business park map. n

Epstein, CCIM of Berger-Epstein Assoc. raises over $9k for the National MS Society sands who ride annually.

Penn’s Northeast expands into Columbia County Northeast Pennsylvania.

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