Formerly the diversity director of McCarthy Holding’s Southern Region, Kamecia Mason has been selected as the firm’s vice president of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In this new role, she will build upon and expand significant company DE&I efforts already in place to evolve the firm’s national internal and external strategy and implementation.
Based in Dallas, Mason will work in close collaboration with regional diversity directors across the company and will report directly to CEO Ray Sedey.
“McCarthy is committed to sustaining a culture that delivers great experiences for everyone, and appointing a national vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion is an important step forward as we continue to extend and accelerate our overall focus in this area,” Sedey said. “McCarthy must have an inclusive environment built on the foundation of opportunity for all — without barriers. This encompasses not only our employees but also our clients, workforce, industry partners, and communities. We’re proud of our progress, but we know we have work to do and are excited to have Kamecia lead us forward.
While serving in the McCarthy Southern Region, Mason helped the firm expand mentoring and outreach efforts, including establishing a new McCarthy Capacity Building Program. The 10-month curriculum optimizes the core business skills of Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) program participants. The first class of 32 Minority and Women-Owned business partners recently celebrated a virtual graduation ceremony.
Mason earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and criminal justice from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. She also holds Certified Diversity Executive credentials from the Institute for Diversity.
Matthew Rosenfeld has been promoted to Executive Vice President—Director of Brokerage in Dallas-Fort Worth for Weitzman.
Rosenfeld will oversee Weitzman’s DFW brokerage team’s activities, with a focus on client service, new listings, and lease and sale transactions. His role will be supported and complemented by Weitzman’s Executive Managing Director, Bob Young, whose business development focus will enhance the Weitzman brand and growing market share by extending the firm’s reach and presence with clients, prospects, and the overall industry at large.
As Executive Vice President with Weitzman, Rosenfeld will continue to specialize in retail tenant representation, land sales, building disposition, and investment sales in the DFW area. His focus areas include the urban core, where he works on mixed-use and retail redevelopment projects and representing retailer and restaurant clients.
Before joining Weitzman, Rosenfeld was a professional golfer. He competed on the PGA Tour, Web.com Tour, European Tour, and Asian Tour during that time. His most notable achievement was winning the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.
Rosenfeld received a BBBA from the Red McCombs Business School at the University of Texas at Austin.
Matt Williams, AIA, has joined Gensler as a design manager.
As a Senior Architect, Matt brings more than 15 years of experience in designing large complex data center, healthcare, and science and technology projects in the US, Canada, and the UAE. He will focus on new business development opportunities and project management work for the Dallas office’s growing Critical Facilities practice area in his new role.
Williams received his bachelor’s from the University of Nebraska and his master’s of architecture from the University of Nebraska.
Gensler also has promoted Scott Armstrong to principal and studio director.
Armstrong’s expertise in managing complex, large-scale projects has established him as a strategic and highly respected Studio Director. His expansive portfolio spans complex sports, commercial office, and civic projects, reflecting his commitment to high-quality design and ability to balance multiple perspectives and stakeholder needs. Scott is a dedicated AIA member, ULI, and The Real Estate Council of Dallas (TREC).
Armstrong received his master’s of architecture from Texas Tech University.
Ray Martin and Kelland Drumgoole have joined Frisco startup Sidecar CRE.
Martin joins the team to focus on Inside Business Development and New Client Acquisition. Drumgoole will be a field-based Advisor in the Mid-Cities area of Dallas-Fort Worth, offering a direct connection for clients throughout DFW.
Prior to joining Sidecar CRE in 2020, Marting was a Real Estate Advisor for Martin Real Estate Advisors Group | United Real Estate, serving residential real estate buyers, sellers, and investors across DFW. Kelland previously worked as a real estate agent with EXP Realty, where his primary focus was supporting investors in the acquisition of distressed properties and vacant land.
Institutional Property Advisors, a division of Marcus & Millichap, is expanding its Dallas multifamily team with Michael Ware and Taylor Hill’s hiring. Formerly with Berkadia, they will serve as senior vice presidents.
Ware and Hill spent the last five-plus years at Berkadia, where they transacted over $3 billion in multifamily assets. An expert in investment underwriting, strategic marketing, and sales negotiations, Ware began his brokerage career at Marcus & Millichap. He holds a BBA in finance from the University of North Texas and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. Ware is a board member on the Folsom Institute for Real Estate and chairs a committee for the Urban Land Institute’s Center for Leadership.
Hill specializes in the marketing and disposition of multifamily assets throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He supports clients with investment strategies, transaction management, and financial structuring. Previously, he spent more than five years with Marcus & Millichap and was involved in the disposition of 15,000-plus multifamily units valued at greater than $1.2 billion. Hill graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics.
Dallas-based, The Multifamily Group has promoted Bryce Smith and Chris Siemasko to Managing Directors.
Smith and Siemasko have been with TMG since 2018 and have been instrumental in building the company’s success. Both Directors focus on assisting clients with the disposition and acquisition of multifamily assets in Texas’s metro markets.
The Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS has installed its 2021 officers and board of directors. Elizabeth McCoy of Williams Trew has been tapped to lead the Association as president.
McCoy started her real estate career with Williams Trew in 2002 and serves as the Market Area Sales Leader for the brand’s Camp Bowie, Hulen, Parker County, and Possum Kingdom locations.
A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, McCoy received her BBA and MPA degrees and became both a licensed REALTOR® and Certified Public Accountant. Outside of her role at GFWAR, McCoy is a member of the Board of Directors for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, the Junior League of Fort Worth, and Pi Beta Phi Sorority.
Joining McCoy in her service are the following 2021 Board members:
- Shannon Ashkinos, Vice President/President-Elect – JP and Associates
- Bart Calahan, Secretary/Treasurer – Coldwell Banker Realty
- Shelby Kimball, Immediate Past President – Kimball Real Estate
- Michelle Moran – AHOUS4U, LLC
- Malyn Powers – RE/MAX Trinity
- Gaye Reed – Coldwell Banker Realty
- Betsy Senter – Coldwell Banker Realty
- Blake Barry – Williams Trew
- Susanna Gorski Bartolomei – Williams Trew
- Kim Gartner – Coldwell Banker Realty
- Randi Reams – Orr Property Management
- LaToya Williams – RJ Williams and Company
- Haley Zamarripa – Kimball Real Estate
- JR Martinez – Kenneth Jones Real Estate
- Callen Miller, Presidential Appointee – Indwell
- Barbara McMasters, Presidential Appointee – Genesis Masters Real Estate