Top Commercial Real Estate Companies Make Big Personnel Moves
The following companies announced personnel moves this week: Starwood
Capital, Castle Lanterra, Phillips Edison & Co., Transwestern, Cushman & Wakefield, AMCAL, Valencia Capital, United Properties, JLL and Franklin Street.
Miami-based private investment firm Starwood Capital LLC has appointed Trisha A. Miller to serve as chief executive officer.
Miller previously was an executive director of W. P. Carey, Inc. and CEO of Carey Financial LLC, the broker-dealer subsidiary for W. P. Carey. In June, W.P. Carey announced it was exiting the non-traded REIT business and ceasing all non-traded retail fundraising carried out by Carey Financial as of June 30. Starwood Capital Group said a substantial portion of Miller’s team at W.P. Carey is following her to the new company.
Phillips Edison & Co., a Cincinnati-based company and one of the largest owners and operators of grocery-anchored shopping centers in the U.S., has named Jim Farmer regional vice president of leasing in the Southeast.
Farmer served as regional vice president of leasing for the Midwest from 2015 to 2016 before moving abroad. The University of Cincinnati graduate has also served as assistant director leasing for the Midwest and Northeast, and as director of leasing for the Midwest in his nearly 15 years with the firm.
Transwestern has promoted Craig Paton (pictured, left) and John Blackshire to senior vice president and vice president, respectively, in the firm’s Denver office.
Paton joined Transwestern in 2012. The 32-year industry veteran currently heads up the firm’s land sales team and industrial group. Blackshire joined Transwestern in 2014 as a junior broker within the firm’s multifamily investment services team. He heads up Transwestern’s young professionals’ group.