August – Briefs/People

Stiles Names Marko President; Alegre to Lead Colliers’ Valuation, Advisory Services Business; Kinton Appointed Senior Director at Lee & Associates; NGKF Names Two Directors; JLL Picks Up Self Storage Experts; Saksena Joins Berkeley as Chief Risk Officer; Costello to Head Ernst & Young’s Global RE Advisory Practice; Lipton to Run New Mohr Office in Detroit; Jones Lang LaSalle Hires Milkovich.

Paul Marko

Stiles Names Marko President

Paul Marko has taken on the role of president at Stiles Realty, the brokerage and leasing division of top Florida commercial real estate services company Stiles. He will step into the shoes of Stiles Realty’s longtime president, Tom Kates, who is retiring after 27 years with the firm.

Marko comes to the firm from CBRE Group Inc., where he spent the last 12 years of his two-decade career as a first vice president. In his new role, Marko will work to enhance Stiles Realty’s presence across the Sunshine State while also increasing its foothold in core South Florida markets. Miami-Dade is high on the radar for expansion, as is West Palm Beach.

Alegre to Lead Colliers’ Valuation, Advisory Services Business

Ed Alegre has joined Colliers International as president of the valuation and advisory services division in the United States. Based in Irvine, Calif., the 25-year industry veteran will coordinate the service division’s efforts with the global organization. Prior to joining Colliers International, Alegre served as executive managing director at Grubb & Ellis Landauer. Earlier in his career, Alegre held executive and senior leadership positions working for CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. and Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

Kinton Appointed Senior Director at Lee & Associates

Lee & Associates has appointed Kyle Kinton as the newest senior director of the company’s Atlanta office. Kinton, who has been in the industry for more than 40 years, brings a background focused on industrial and land transactions. During his career, Kinton has sold more than 16,000 acres of land and leased and sold more than 14 million square feet of industrial space. Prior to joining Lee & Associates, Kinton spent five years with Commercial & Industrial Real Estate and did stints at Adam Cates Co., Grubb & Ellis Co. and CB Richard Ellis Group Inc.

NGKF Names Two Directors

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank has named Noah Shlaes senior managing director and Michael McDermott director of its Global Corporate Services consulting group. Shlaes and McDermott were both with Grubb & Ellis Co. Shlaes was managing director of the strategic consulting group, while McDermott worked to help expand Grubb & Ellis’ client base by aligning the needs of corporate owners and tenants.

JLL Picks Up Self Storage Experts

Steve Mellon and Pete Williams have joined Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. as managing directors of the firm’s capital markets business to broaden offerings in the sale of self-storage facilities. Both come from Grubb & Ellis Co. Mellon specializes in acquisitions and dispositions and was a director of the self-storage group at Grubb & Ellis Co. for three years. Williams has been a developer, owner and operator, as well as an investment sales specialist. Prior to joining Grubb & Ellis Co., Williams was the founder & CEO of Premier Storage Solutions.

Saksena Joins Berkeley as Chief Risk Officer

Anurag Saksena has joined Berkeley Point Capital L.L.C. as its chief risk officer. He comes to the company from Global Risk & Capital Advisors L.L.C., an independent risk consulting firm that he founded in 2010. From 2005 through 2010, Saksena also served as chief enterprise risk officer for Freddie Mac. Prior to Freddie Mac, Saksena led enterprise risk management for GMAC, the financial services arm of General Motors. In his new role, Saksena will be responsible for leading enterprise-wide risk strategy.

Costello to Head Ernst & Young’s Global RE Advisory Practice

Mark Costello has been appointed the global leader of Ernst & Young’s Real Estate Advisory Practice. He previously worked as the managing partner of Ernst & Young’s Americas Construction & Real Estate Advisory Service (CREAS) practice. Costello has more than 30 years of experience under his belt. During his leadership role at CREAS, Costello built and led a practice that now has nearly 100 employees.

Lipton to Run New Mohr Office in Detroit

Mohr Partners Inc. has opened a new office in Detroit and appointed Mitchell Lipton as managing principal. Prior to joining Mohr Partners, Lipton served as an executive vice president of Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions and as a principal in Newmark Knight Frank’s Detroit office. He will continue to serve on Friedman’s executive board but will no longer take on active brokerage listings for the firm. Managing partners Randy Tarnow and Steve Morris will join Lipton in the Detroit office.

Jones Lang LaSalle Hires Milkovich

Bob Milkovich has joined Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. as president of Spaulding & Slye Investments. Based in Washington, D.C., Milkovich will lead the firm’s in-house investment group, which identifies and executes investment and development strategies for Jones Lang LaSalle’s employees and clients. Milkovich brings two decades of real estate investment experience to the position. He most recently worked as the regional director for the Middle Atlantic and Southeast regions for the Archon Group.