June – Briefs/People

Mirante to head Avison Young's New York office; D'Arcy name CEO at Arc Healthcare; Flynn joins Cushman & Wakefield as N.J. senior director; Voit adds a retail team; ARA names Schulman president; Torregrossa Named SVP at Moody Rambin; and Marshall becomes a Fogelman executive vice president.

Mirante to Head Avison Young’s New York Office

Arthur Mirante

Canada’s Avison Young has opened its first office in New York City, and Arthur Mirante is leading it. Mirante, who has been named both a principal & tri-state president, spent 40 years at Cushman & Wakefield Inc., 20 of them as CEO, growing the firm’s revenue from $100 million to $1 billion and finishing his tenure as president of global development.

Mirante is known for such New York City mega-deals as the $1.7 billion sale of 200 Park Ave. on behalf of MetLife in 2007 and the even larger $1.8 billion 666 Fifth Ave. acquisition in 2005. At Avison Young, he will work with principal Greg Kraut to expand the firm’s presence in the city.
The New York office marks Avison Young’s 13th location outside of Canada. The firm now operates 30 offices with more than 900 real estate professionals in 27 U.S. and Canadian markets.

D’Arcy Named CEO at ARC Healthcare

Thomas D’Arcy has joined American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust Inc. as CEO. The former CEO of Grubb & Ellis Co. joined the trust from Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. He has more than 25 years of leadership experience, serving as a principal of Bayside Realty Partners, president & CEO of Equity Investment Group and chairman & CEO of Bradley Real Estate Inc.

Flynn Joins C&W as N.J. Senior Director

Kenneth Flynn has joined Cushman & Wakefield Inc. as a senior director based in the firm’s Morristown, N.J., office. He is a 20-year veteran of commercial real estate and has completed more than 500 transactions, representing more than 8 million square feet of space. He was most recently a senior vice president at Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.

Voit Adds Retail Team

Voit Real Estate Services has added a three-member retail team to its Inland Empire office. Tom Swieca, Tony Archer and Sandie Smith will join the firm as senior vice presidents. Each has more than a decade of experience in tenant representation, as well as in shopping-center leasing and sales, in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

ARA Names Schulman President

Atlanta-headquartered ARA has hired David Schulman as president. He joins the firm with more than 30 years of industry experience, having previously served in senior-level roles at Regency Centers Corp., The Shopping Center Group and Noro Realty Services. From 2005 to 2010, Schulman served as president & CEO of Chain Links Retail Advisors. In his new role, he will lead ARA’s strategic plan and growth initiatives.

Torregrossa Named SVP at Moody Rambin

Terri Torregrossa has been promoted to senior vice president of the office-services division at Moody Rambin, the largest locally owned full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm in Houston. Torregrossa has more than 20 years of experience and has served as vice president at Moody Rambin for the past eight years. She was one of the firm’s top producers in both 2010 and 2011.

Marshall Becomes Fogelman EVP

Fogelman Management Group has appointed Justin Marshall executive vice president of internal operations. He comes to the firm from Atlanta-based TriBridge Residential Property Management Advisors, where he served as president & COO. Marshall is a 10-year veteran of the multi-family industry, and is also a certified public accountant.