Industry Movers: New Hires and Promotions

Despite the holiday season, December has been busy for many firms -- JLL, Transwestern and CBRE, among others -- with some new hires and promotions to key positions.

December 29, 2011
By Nicholas Ziegler, News Editor

SRS Hires Landgraf as SVP

SRS Real Estate Partners has hired Scott Landgraf as senior vice president in the company’s Newport Beach office. Prior to joining SRS, Landgraf was senior vice president at Colliers International. He began his real estate career with Acquisition Intermediary Group as an investment sales broker and then joined Massey Knakal Realty Services in New York City as director of sales. He then headed west to lead the real estate efforts for Club One Fitness as chief development officer where he was responsible for expanding the Club One Fitness and Frog’s Fitness brands. Landgraf specializes in retail tenant representation and investment sales throughout southern California and the Inland Empire.

JLL Picks up Hampton as SVP

Jones Lang LaSalle today announced that tenured sales, workplace and business strategy expert John Hampton has joined the firm as senior vice president on the solutions development team in the firm’s corporate solutions business. In his new role, Hampton will focus on enhancing Jones Lang LaSalle’s suite of strategic solutions for the firm’s global occupier client base. Hampton joins Jones Lang LaSalle from The Regus Group, where he served as vice president of enterprise solutions and corporate accounts. In this role, Hampton developed and led the execution of revolutionary office and mobile workplace solutions, advising key global clients on implementation best practices.

Transwestern Names McLain as New CAO

Transwestern has announced that Mike McLain has joined the firm as chief accounting officer. In this new role, McLain will work with Transwestern’s CFO, Steve Harding, in the oversight of the company’s accounting and reporting functions. Prior to joining Transwestern, McLain spent a combined 16 years in public accounting with Arthur Andersen, and most recently with Grant Thornton.

CBRE Appoints Swerdlow as Americas COO, Smith Takes Swerdlow’s Former Position

CBRE Group Inc. has appointed Steven Swerdlow as chief operating officer of the Americas, a new position. Swerdlow previously served as president of the Western Division, where he oversaw the operations of 46 offices in nine states as well as the Latin America operations. In his new role, he will provide executive oversight for a number of key areas, including research and marketing. He will also continue to have responsibility for the Latin America operations and will assume responsibility for both the Canada and valuation & advisory services operations. He will continue to be based in Newport Beach, Calif.

In addition, Michael Smith has been promoted to president of the company’s Western Division. Smith, who has led CBRE’s San Francisco Bay area operations since 2002, succeeds Swerdlow, In his new role, Smith will direct CBRE’s operations in more than 46 offices in nine states, with responsibility for all lines of business. Under his leadership, CBRE has grown into the Bay Area’s top commercial real estate service firm, with activity rising dramatically across all business lines.

Schreyer to Become Head of CBRE’s Agency Brokerage Practice

CBRE Group Inc. has announced that Ed Schreyer will lead the company’s agency brokerage practice in the Americas. In his new role, Schreyer will coordinate and support the activities of CBRE leasing specialists across all property types in their work on behalf of property owners. He is currently executive managing director of CBRE’s industrial services group and will continue with those responsibilities. During his 22 years with CBRE, Schreyer has served as a strategic advisor to many developers and owners as well as Fortune 500 corporations.

Padilla-Andrade Joins LYND as VP of Acquisitions

LYND, a national real estate investment, development and management firm, has hired Camilo Padilla-Andrade as vice president of acquisitions. He will be based out of the firm’s Miami office. In this newly created position, Padilla-Andrade will be responsible for sourcing and managing the acquisition of multi-family, office, industrial, retail and other commercial real estate investments throughout South Florida and the United States. Padilla-Andrade has worked in the real estate industry for nearly a decade. His experience includes sourcing and negotiating real estate and note acquisitions, due diligence, underwriting, deal structure, financing and leasing.