September – Briefs/People

The Rockefeller Group Names Nakajima President & CEO; Bouri Joins UMS as Senior Partner, Managing Director; Integra Realty Resources Taps Albrecht as CEO; Thurber Named New ULI Chair; Pribnow Retires from NorthMarq; Wainwright Joins KBS Capital Advisors as SVP; Greystar Promotes Reid to Senior Managing Director; Wein Joins Walker & Dunlop as CPO.

The Rockefeller Group Names Nakajima President & CEO

0913_Briefs_PeopleThe Rockefeller Group has named Atsushi Nakajima acting president & CEO. He succeeds Kevin Hackett, who joined Proskauer as a member of its Private Equity Real Estate Practice. Nakajima joined The Rockefeller Group in 2011 as vice president & chief investment officer. Prior to that, he was deputy general manager of the co­rporate planning department of Mitsubishi Estate Co. While Nakajima was CIO at The Rockefeller Group, he helped form a joint venture relationship with Mitsubishi Estate New York to acquire 1.3 million square feet of Class A office property in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.  The Rockefeller Group currently owns or manages approximately 6.5 million square feet of Class A office space.

Bouri Joins UMS as Senior Partner, Managing Director

Veteran corporate executive George Bouri has joined Arlington, Va.-based UMS Advisory Inc. as the real estate facilities management consulting firm’s new senior partner & managing director. He will be responsible for driving growth strategies, spearheading key accounts, building client solutions and optimizing service offerings. Bouri has more than 20 years of leadership experience, most recently holding the role of senior vice president of global shared services real estate & facilities for Time Warner Inc. He has also held senior management positions with Deloitte Consulting, Andersen Business Consulting, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard and Richard Ellis.

Integra Realty Resources Taps Albrecht as CEO

Independent commercial real estate valuation firm Integra Realty Resources has named John Albrecht its CEO. He comes to the company from Acxiom Corp., where as managing director he led the financial services group into new segments throughout the U.S. and expanded the company in the Brazilian and Australian financial markets. Albrecht brings more than 20 years of experience to his new post, and will work to expand Integra’s growing footprint.

Thurber Named New ULI Chair

Lynn Thurber, chair of LaSalle Investment Management, has been named the new chair of the Urban Land Institute. She is a former treasurer of ULI, and will serve on a voluntary basis for a two-year term that ends June 30, 2015. As ULI chair, Thurber will focus on three main areas: pursuing a new ULI initiative related to building healthy practices, assessing and strengthening the institute’s global impact, and integrating all of ULI’s networks for enhanced knowledge-sharing. She has been a member of ULI since 2004.

Pribnow Retires from NorthMarq

Karen Pribnow, a longtime leader of NorthMarq’s loan servicing business, has announced her retirement at the end of 2013 after 40 years with the company. Pribnow built the loan servicing practice from $500 million in 1988 to $41 billion today. Her role will be filled by Bert Libke, senior vice president & director of servicing, who began transitioning into the servicing leadership role earlier in 2013. He has worked for NorthMarq since 1993, when he began as a loan analyst. The NorthMarq servicing business currently services commercial real estate loans on behalf of 50 life insurance companies, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Ginnie Mae and more than a dozen CMBS conduits for 5,600 loans dispersed over the country.

Wainwright Joins KBS Capital Advisors as SVP

Shep Wainwright has joined KBS Capital Advisors as a senior vice president. He is tasked with indentifying acquisitions in the Northeast on behalf of KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT. Wainwright will also assist with the asset management assignments for KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT on a nationwide basis. He comes to KBS from Savanna Real Estate Fund II L.P., where he spent seven years, most recently as a managing director for acquisitions and asset management. Prior to that, he was co-founder of the restaurant company Cosi Inc.

Greystar Promotes Reid to Senior Managing Director

Greystar, the largest multi-family property manager in the country, has a new senior managing director of development with the promotion of David Reid. He will continue to seek out new development opportunities, source capital and oversee the completion of Greystar’s developments in key markets, including Houston, Minneapolis, Denver and South Florida. The company has seen a rapid uptick in its development activity over the past two years, having been named the top builder of apartments in 2012 with 5,360 units started. Greystar has kept that pace up, and plans to deliver 2,271 units during the first half of 2013.

Wein Joins Walker & Dunlop as CPO

Walker & Dunlop Inc. has a new senior vice president & chief production officer. William Wein has joined the firm’s Chicago office and will be tasked with running the day-to-day operations of the Walker & Dunlop capital markets group. He joins the firm from Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp., where he managed loan originations in the eastern and central U.S.; expanded the life company, bank and CMBS lender relationships; and increased revenues year over year. Prior to that, he was executive vice president at Cohen Financial.