Avison Young is getting into the office agency leasing game with the hiring of Chuck Sellers, Dale Ray, and Grant Sumner, all former principals at Peloton Commercial Real Estate in Dallas. The new Avison Young principals will launch and lead the firm’s leasing group throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth region, representing investors, developers, landlords, and tenants. They’ll also assist with third-party leasing and property management assignments and recruiting.
“We couldn’t be more excited to add these three well-respected, senior-level office agency leasing professionals to our team,” said Greg Langston, managing director of Avison Young’s Dallas office. “They will be game-changers for us here in Dallas and throughout Texas, especially with all of the consolidation taking place in the office market.”
Sellers has 30 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Peloton Commercial Real Estate in 2002, he worked for Trammell Crow Co. and CBRE, among other firms. Ray has been in the business for 27 years. Before joining Peloton in 2008, he worked for several DFW companies, including JLL and Cousins Properties. Sumner brings to Avison Young 13 years of commercial real estate experience, as a former principal at Peloton.
Avison Young opened in Dallas in 2011. The operation was significantly expanded in 2013, when the firm acquired Dillon Corporate Services, which had been doing business as Cresa Dallas. Avison Young opened its first Texas office in Houston in 2010. It expanded to Austin last year and, earlier this month, began offering project management services in San Antonio.
Here are additional new hires and promotions at firms across the region:
• Kendra Hinderland has joined Cypress Equities as managing director of asset and property management. In her new role, she’ll oversee all property operations and asset management for the company’s 10-million-square-foot national portfolio of lifestyle projects, power centers, mixed-use projects, and malls. A 30-year industry veteran, Hinderland’s experience includes posts at Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management, RED Development, and Archon Group.
Cypress Equities also has hired Jeff Maguire as director of design. He has extensive architectural experience, at firms such as SF Jones Architects and F+A Architects, with projects ranging from restaurants and office buildings to retail stores, commissioned artwork, hospitality, and shopping centers. At Cypress, he will be responsible for leading the project design vision for all of the company’s projects.
• Travis Ewert has joined the tenant representation group at JLL. He brings with him eight years of industry experience, most recently at Colliers International, where he was senior vice president. Prior to getting into commercial real estate, Ewert was consultant for both Accenture and KPMG.
• Erik “Stock” Stockglausner has joined Stream Data Centers as senior vice president. An industry veteran with 20 years of experience, he previously was with Digital Realty, where he served as director of enterprise sales. In his new role, he’ll focus on helping clients optimize their data center strategies around the total cost of ownership, risk management, sustainability and transformation.
• Sebastian Sheetz has joined Ryan & Bell Realty Partners as vice president. He will focus on office tenant representation and has 12 years of industry experience helping small- and mid-size businesses in the areas of consulting, contract furniture, and commercial interiors buildout.
• Kimberly Hopkins has been named executive director of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Dallas. She joined the organization as chapter administrator in 2008, and was named director of operations in 2011. She’ll continue to manage day-to-day implementation of CREW’s mission and strategic plan, supporting fundraising, membership growth, and revenue-generating programs.